Howrah Bridge

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Kolkata, India

Howrah Bridge Kolkata Reviews

Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
People watching experience! Feb 21, 2013
Constructed in the 1930s, the Howrah Bridge is named as such because it connects Kolkata (which is the twin city) with the city of Howrah. Although it was renamed in the 1960s in honour of the poet Tagore, it is still known by its original name in everyday language. The bridge is the most iconic structure you see as you leave Kolkata’s main train station, and see thousands of vehicles and pedestrians pass it each day. Although there is a sign that says that no photos are allowed, I took some without knowing. A couple of casual snaps doesn’t seem to cause trouble, but don’t be tempted to stalk the bridge to get your perfect shot! I really love the hustle and bustle of this bridge and the people-watching experience it offers. Though you may not appreciate this if you are arriving at the train station in early dawn, I recommend that this bridge is worth a visit in its own right.
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Vipin says:
thanks very much Jeremy!
Posted on: Feb 21, 2013
vulindlela says:
Cool photos!
Posted on: Feb 21, 2013
Vipin says:
I agree, I suppose they don't want it to fall subject to terrorism but then again, you could easily take pictures of it with covert cameras or even on a boat further down the river!
Posted on: Feb 21, 2013
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