Howrah"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Vidyasagar Setu - Vidyasagar Setu, popularly known as the Second Hooghly Bridge is built over River Hooghly. The bridge connects the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata. With a length of 822.96 m, the Vidyasagar Setu is the longest cable-stayed bridge across the country. It is also one of the longest bridges across Asia. The bridge was built under the joint initiative of the private firms and Public Sector Undertakings, working under the supervision of the Hooghly River Bridge Commissioners. Vidyasagar Setu was built at an expense of Rs 388 crores. The bridge has been named after Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the educationist reformer of Bengal in the 19th century. 

     

    Belur Math - Belur Math is a monastery devoted to Sri Ramakrishna. Formerly, the monastery was known as the Baranagar Math as it was sited at a place called Baranagar. However, in 1899, the monastery was shifted to Belur by Swami Vivekanada, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Belur Math is located just by the side of River Hooghly. Tourists mainly gather at the site to view the architectural style of this Hindu Monastery.

     

    Howrah Railway Station - The Howrah Railway Station is recognised as one of the biggest railway platforms across the globe. Inaugurated in 1854, the very first train that departed from the station was to Pandua. Moreover, it is also the first functioning railway station that started its operation in Eastern India. The Howrah Station is divided into various sections. There is an old terminal from where the trains depart further east and south-east. A new terminal has been formed from where trains leave to other parts of the country. Accommodation arrangements have been made for tourists inside the station premises.    

     

    Howrah Bridge - The Howrah Bridge or Rabindra Setu built over River Hooghly (River Ganges is known as River Hooghly in this part of West Bengal) is a major landmark of Howrah city, which was unveiled to the public in 1943. The bridge built over the Hooghly River, interlinks the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah. The bridge is a cantilever truss bridge and acknowledged as one of the largest of its kind around the world. More than 150,000 vehicles and 400,000 pedestrians pass through Howrah Bridge every day. The ideal time of viewing the bridge is at night, when the whole bridge is lit up.    

     

    Santragachi Jheel - Santragachi Jheel (lake), spanning an area of 32 acres is a safe haven of migratory winter birds, arriving from far away destinations, especially during December and January. The lake, nestled in the central part of Howrah city, is located at a distance of 10 km from Kolkata. Visitors can view birds like goose, cotton pygmy goose, comb duck, etc. at the lake, the special attraction being lesser whistling ducks. The Forest Department of West Bengal maintains Santragachi Jheel. Moreover, the Forest Ministry of the state is also taking initiatives to transform the jheel into‘wildlife conservation centre’.    

     

    Deulti - The village of Deulti, nestled on the riverbank of Roopnarayan, is another popular sightseeing destination of Howrah. The village known for its culture and heritage attracts people for its natural surroundings. Nature walks along the rustic path of the village leading to the bank of River Roopnarayan is a popular activity. The shrines of Radha and Madanigopal are another attraction. This ‘eight-roofed’ or ‘atchala’ temple was built by Mukundaprasad Roychoudhury, the proprietor of Mangalhat Pragans in the 1651 AD. Tourists can also interact with locals to gain some knowledge about the history of the location. Deulti is also famous for being the hometown of the noted Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay – the author of Devdas and other novels. His home at the nearby village of Samtaber has been renovated and made public by local authorities and the Government.

     

    Gadiara - The town of Gadiara, located in the Howrah District of West Bengal, is another spot of tourist interest. The place is situated at the site of convergence of River Damodar, River Hooghly and River Rupnarayan. Gadiara is 80 km from the city of Kolkata. Buses are available from Esplanade in Kolkata to Gadiara. Local trains are also available from Howrah to Bagnan, from where autos or local buses run to Gadiara. The prime attraction of the place is the ruin of a fort built during the reign of Lord Clive. Tourists can also take a boat ride in the river of Gadiara and sail to the other side of the river to Tribeni. The place also features a number of picnic spots.

     

    The Indian Botanical Garden - Formerly known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Indian Botanical Garden is known for its 250-year-old Banyan Tree, which has the largest canopy in the world. From a distance, the tree appears more like a forest rather than a lone tree. The tree covers an area of around 257 feet in diameter. It features nearly 350 aerial roots, most of which have touched the ground. Beside the Great Banyan Tree, the Botanical Garden, spanning an area of 285 acres also features some other attractions. The garden is home to some rare species of flora that are not found in any other region of Asia. There is also a double coconut plant producing the biggest seeds known in the plant family. The garden also has an artificial lake that nurtures several species of fish.

     

    Anand Niketan Kirtishala - The museum of Anand Niketan Kirtishala is located at Bagnan in the Howrah District. The museum has a collection of ancient potteries, Terracotta figures, temple terracotta plaques, stone sculptures, scroll paintings, wooden items, bronze icons, coins and manuscripts. There is also a library in the museum. It also maintains a card index of nearby historical locations and mediaeval temples of Bengal.

     

    Garchumuk - Garchumuk, situated in the Howrah District in West Bengal, is an emerging tourist destination, offering views of River Ganges. The place is situated at the confluence of the River Damodar and River Hooghly. Tourists mainly visit Garchumuk, to visit the barrage, which is also called Atanna gate or 58 No. Gate, featuring 58 lock gates. There is also a deer park in Garchumuk. The place is also a popular picnic spot, where tourists can enjoy boat rides on the Hooghly River.

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  • Hotels of Howrah

    The Ashoka Hotel, Howrah

    Dobson Lane

    Located about 2 km from Howrah Railway Station, The Ashoka Hotel has a hair salon, multi-cuisine restaurant and bar and offers internet and car rental. The Ashoka Hotel is a 2 star property in Kolkata, offering comfortab

    2,430.00 Avg/night

    The Howrah Hotel, Howrah

    Near Howrah Railway Station

    The Howrah Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    1,200.00 Avg/night

    Sampath Rail Yatri Niwas, Howrah

    Near Railway Station

    Sampath Rail Yatri Niwas, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prop

    1,800.00 Avg/night

    Manish Hotel, Howrah

    Dobson Lane

    Manish Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

    4,160.00 Avg/night

    Meghdoot Hotel, Howrah

    Dobson Lane

    Meghdoot Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cr

    1,900.00 Avg/night

    Natraj Hotel, Howrah

    Dobson Lane

    Hotel Natraj is located at 2 km from the Gurudwara Bara Sikh Sangat (place of worship) and at 0.6 km from the Howrah Railway Station.They can visit the Jorasako Thakur Bari (2 km), Victoria Memorial (6 km), and Acharya J

    1,340.00 Avg/night

    Shivam Hotel, Howrah

    Dobson Lane

    Located 1.5 km from Howrah Railway Station and Howrah Maidan Metro, Hotel Shivam offers medical assistance and railway/airport transport (on request). Hotel Shivam, a 2 star property offering warm hospitality to guests,

    2,160.00 Avg/night

    Saket Hotel, Howrah

    Mukhram Kanoria Road

    Saket Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is creat

    1,870.00 Avg/night

    The New Ashoka Hotel, Howrah

    Dobson Lane

    The New Ashoka Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    2,000.00 Avg/night

    Rupnarayan Tourist Lodge, Howrah

    Gadiara 

    Rupnarayan Tourist Lodge, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prop

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Piyush Hotel, Howrah

    Near Howrah Railway Station

    Piyush Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

    1,800.00 Avg/night

    Mohit Hotel, Howrah

    Howrah Bus Depot Rd

    Hotel Mohit in Howrah offers excellent hospitality services to those who appreciate excellence and comfort. This hotel was incorporated in the year1986 is perfect heaven with all the facilities and amenities. The hotel i

    1,600.00 Avg/night

    Nirala Hotel, Howrah

    Near NH6

    Nirala Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

    1,740.00 Avg/night

    The Lake Land Country Club, Howrah

    Off Kona Expressway

    The Lake Land Country Club is situated just 15 minutes from Esplanade(Kolkata), located on Kona Expressway just 5 Kms from Vidyasagar Toll Plaza in Howrah.It is spread over a area of 40 acres of natural and peaceful surr

    1,760.00 Avg/night

    Highway InnInternational, Howrah

    Vill.Jaladhulagori Howrah

    The hotel located in NH 6 at K.M.-35 Dhulagarh, (Kolkata) Howrah-711302. Landmark: Beside Dhulagarh Toll Plaza. We have a well furnished Multi cuisine A.C. Restaurant. In our restaurant we offer you our best & special se

    1,200.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Morsel, Howrah

    Dakshin Shibpur

    Hotel Morsel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Prantik Hotel, Howrah

    Barunda

    Prantik Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    1,700.00 Avg/night

    Country Roads, Howrah

    Opposite Raghudevpur Gram Panchayat Office 

    Nestled in the city of joy, Kolkata, Country Roads is located at a distance of 42.5 km from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and 14.6 km from the Andul Railway Station. The popular tourist places lik

    4,020.00 Avg/night

    Kamala Guest House, Howrah

    G.T Road

    Kamala Guest House, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property i

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Balaji Hotel, Howrah

    Mukhram Kanoria Road

    Balaji Hotel, Howrah offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

    1,900.00 Avg/night

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    Vidyasagar Setu - Vidyasagar Setu, popularly known as the Second Hooghly Bridge is built over River Hooghly. The bridge connects the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata. With a length of 822.96 m, the Vidyasagar Setu is the longest cable-stayed bridge across the country. It is also one of the longest bridges across Asia. The bridge was built under the joint initiative of the private firms and Public Sector Undertakings, working under the supervision of the Hooghly River Bridge Commissioners. Vidyasagar Setu was built at an expense of Rs 388 crores. The bridge has been named after Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the educationist reformer of Bengal in the 19th century. 

     

    Belur Math - Belur Math is a monastery devoted to Sri Ramakrishna. Formerly, the monastery was known as the Baranagar Math as it was sited at a place called Baranagar. However, in 1899, the monastery was shifted to Belur by Swami Vivekanada, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Belur Math is located just by the side of River Hooghly. Tourists mainly gather at the site to view the architectural style of this Hindu Monastery.

     

    Howrah Railway Station - The Howrah Railway Station is recognised as one of the biggest railway platforms across the globe. Inaugurated in 1854, the very first train that departed from the station was to Pandua. Moreover, it is also the first functioning railway station that started its operation in Eastern India. The Howrah Station is divided into various sections. There is an old terminal from where the trains depart further east and south-east. A new terminal has been formed from where trains leave to other parts of the country. Accommodation arrangements have been made for tourists inside the station premises.    

     

    Howrah Bridge - The Howrah Bridge or Rabindra Setu built over River Hooghly (River Ganges is known as River Hooghly in this part of West Bengal) is a major landmark of Howrah city, which was unveiled to the public in 1943. The bridge built over the Hooghly River, interlinks the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah. The bridge is a cantilever truss bridge and acknowledged as one of the largest of its kind around the world. More than 150,000 vehicles and 400,000 pedestrians pass through Howrah Bridge every day. The ideal time of viewing the bridge is at night, when the whole bridge is lit up.    

     

    Santragachi Jheel - Santragachi Jheel (lake), spanning an area of 32 acres is a safe haven of migratory winter birds, arriving from far away destinations, especially during December and January. The lake, nestled in the central part of Howrah city, is located at a distance of 10 km from Kolkata. Visitors can view birds like goose, cotton pygmy goose, comb duck, etc. at the lake, the special attraction being lesser whistling ducks. The Forest Department of West Bengal maintains Santragachi Jheel. Moreover, the Forest Ministry of the state is also taking initiatives to transform the jheel into‘wildlife conservation centre’.    

     

    Deulti - The village of Deulti, nestled on the riverbank of Roopnarayan, is another popular sightseeing destination of Howrah. The village known for its culture and heritage attracts people for its natural surroundings. Nature walks along the rustic path of the village leading to the bank of River Roopnarayan is a popular activity. The shrines of Radha and Madanigopal are another attraction. This ‘eight-roofed’ or ‘atchala’ temple was built by Mukundaprasad Roychoudhury, the proprietor of Mangalhat Pragans in the 1651 AD. Tourists can also interact with locals to gain some knowledge about the history of the location. Deulti is also famous for being the hometown of the noted Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay – the author of Devdas and other novels. His home at the nearby village of Samtaber has been renovated and made public by local authorities and the Government.

     

    Gadiara - The town of Gadiara, located in the Howrah District of West Bengal, is another spot of tourist interest. The place is situated at the site of convergence of River Damodar, River Hooghly and River Rupnarayan. Gadiara is 80 km from the city of Kolkata. Buses are available from Esplanade in Kolkata to Gadiara. Local trains are also available from Howrah to Bagnan, from where autos or local buses run to Gadiara. The prime attraction of the place is the ruin of a fort built during the reign of Lord Clive. Tourists can also take a boat ride in the river of Gadiara and sail to the other side of the river to Tribeni. The place also features a number of picnic spots.

     

    The Indian Botanical Garden - Formerly known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Indian Botanical Garden is known for its 250-year-old Banyan Tree, which has the largest canopy in the world. From a distance, the tree appears more like a forest rather than a lone tree. The tree covers an area of around 257 feet in diameter. It features nearly 350 aerial roots, most of which have touched the ground. Beside the Great Banyan Tree, the Botanical Garden, spanning an area of 285 acres also features some other attractions. The garden is home to some rare species of flora that are not found in any other region of Asia. There is also a double coconut plant producing the biggest seeds known in the plant family. The garden also has an artificial lake that nurtures several species of fish.

     

    Anand Niketan Kirtishala - The museum of Anand Niketan Kirtishala is located at Bagnan in the Howrah District. The museum has a collection of ancient potteries, Terracotta figures, temple terracotta plaques, stone sculptures, scroll paintings, wooden items, bronze icons, coins and manuscripts. There is also a library in the museum. It also maintains a card index of nearby historical locations and mediaeval temples of Bengal.

     

    Garchumuk - Garchumuk, situated in the Howrah District in West Bengal, is an emerging tourist destination, offering views of River Ganges. The place is situated at the confluence of the River Damodar and River Hooghly. Tourists mainly visit Garchumuk, to visit the barrage, which is also called Atanna gate or 58 No. Gate, featuring 58 lock gates. There is also a deer park in Garchumuk. The place is also a popular picnic spot, where tourists can enjoy boat rides on the Hooghly River.

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