Also known as Rabindra Setu, Howrah Bridge spans over river Hooghly in Kolkata, West Bengal. Built back in 1943 under the British Raj, Howrah Bridge is one of the finest examples of engineering till date.
Linking Kolkata and Howrah, the bridge acts as the lifeline of the beautiful city, Kolkata. The bridge acts as a gateway to Kolkata as it connects the city to the Howrah Station and other main railway stations of the city. The Howrah Bridge is one amongst the busiest cantilever bridges in the world. Though the bridge remains crowded all day with vehicles, it is never a bad idea to go and witness its beauty amid those soothing winds.
The 705 meters long and 97 feet wide structure of Howrah Bridge was constructed after 7 long years. The structure of the Howrah Bridge was built using 26,500 tons of high-tensile steel. You really can’t miss visiting the Howrah Bridge on your tour to Kolkata. This iconic symbol of Kolkata has been shown in many Bollywood and Hollywood movies.