The former Indian capital and a city that can be considered the birthplace of Indian literary and artistic thought, Kolkata has a wealth of rich culture and architecture to offer its visitors.
However, tourists often tend to overlook the charming suburb of Howrah in its vicinity. Located on the western bank of the Hooghly River, Howrah is a major gateway to its twin city of Kolkata. So, the next time you’re taking in the cultural heritage of West Bengal’s capital city, don’t forget to head to these must-visit locations in Howrah as well.
- Howrah Bridge
If you’ve ever been to Kolkata, you’re probably already aware of this iconic landmark. The Howrah Bridge is a giant steel structure that extends across the Hooghly River and connects Kolkata to Howrah. To witness the bridge in all its beauty, you can hop on a ferry between the twin cities. The view from this ferry, especially at night, is a sight to behold.
2. Belur Math
This religious retreat acts as a place of pilgrimage not just for believers but also for those seeking tranquillity and serenity. It is incredibly unique in the sense that its architecture features Christian, Hindi, Muslim and various other motifs to symbolize the equality of all religious beliefs.
3. Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden
Flourishing across the vast expanse of close to 300 acres, the Indian Botanical Garden is home to numerous rare species of flora and fauna accumulated from various parts of the world. Most of all, it is known for its gigantic 250-year-old Banyan Tree. Covering an area of around 257 feet in diameter, it has the largest canopy in the world that looks more like an entire forest than a lone tree.
4. Vidyasagar Setu
Another landmark bridge that connects the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, this cable-stayed structure is also popularly referred to as the Second Hooghly Bridge. It has been named after the reformer Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar who was a key contributor to the Bengal Renaissance.
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