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Howrah

Howrah
Howrah is situated along the west bank of Hooghly river and opposite to the city of Kolkata. Howrah looks like an extension of Kolkata city due to its close proximity. The place is a city in itself and the second largest in the West Bengal state of India. The city, also written as Haora is home to a modern developed community as well as to a traditional one. The city like Kolkata has a great population feeding on its land and resources. The city is famous for its great roads, railway terminal and bridges.

The Howrah Railway Station is one of the largest in the world. The railway terminal provides services to the suburbs as well other important cities. The railway station is one interesting place in Howrah. Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains are the prime passenger carriers.

The Grand Trunk Road and Howrah bridge are other features of this place. The Howrah Bridge or Rabindra Setu connects the city Howrah with the city of Kolkata. The bridge presents one of the feats of engineering. One more bridge called Hugli Bridge joins the two mainlands of Howrah and Kolkata.

In the city of Howrah is spread the largest botanical garden of India. The Botanical Garden contains the tree with the largest canopy in the world. This banyan tree is quite a good attraction to the tourists.

The Bengal Engineering College is the state's oldest technical institute. The city premises also contain Belur Math which forms the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission. It is quite a serene place and very helpful for peace loving people.

Accessibility
  • Howrah is situated directly opposite to Kolkata cit, across the Hooghly River. The distance whiletaking the Howrah Bridge is about 6 kms. Buses and taxis are easily available for the region.
  • The railways cross the river and into the region of Howrah at Vivekananda Bridge. One can easily access the township by boarding the train at Dum Dum.
  • The Dum Dum Airport is the nearest and in Kolkata suburbs.


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