Places to visit in Kolkata
Much like the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, the Howrah Bridge is a landmark that has become the very identity of Kolkata. Popularly referred to as Rabindra Setu and even the gateway of Kolkata, this structure has become the face of the city owing to its grandeur and majestic appeal. Connecting the city to the Howrah district, this steel structure runs 705 metres long and has eight lanes for traffic. It is said that over a lakh vehicles and 20 lakh commuters cross over it every day. Illuminated by night, it is a sight to behold.
Howrah Bridge is a 705m-long abstraction of steel cantilevers, sweat and traffic fumes. Built during WWII, it’s one of the world’s busiest bridges and a Kokatan architectural icon. Read full review
The tall cantilevered bridge links Kolkata to Howrah and its bustling railway station, which serves as a gateway to the northeast of India. The web of girders stretches 1,500 feet over the Hooghly, crisscrossed with small and big fishing boats, ferrys, and steamers. Read full review
The 2,313 foot (705 meters) expanse of steel girders hanging over the water connect the sister cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta) with eight lanes of chaotic auto rickshaws, scooters, bikes, cars, animals and pedestrian traffic. Read full review
One image that constantly makes its way to picture postcards of Kolkata is a picture of this massive structure of steel, Howrah Bridge. Built in the times of the British Raj, this structure is often called one of the finest examples of engineering till date. Read full review