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
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 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.
- 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
- 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.