Places To Visit In Howrah

Photo of Howrah, West Bengal, India by Food N Travel

We decided to start our food walk in Kolkata from the famous Howrah that portrays the iconic Howrah Bridge and the most populated Howrah Railway Station.

The iconic symbol of Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge or Rabindra Setu; that's where we started our foodploring. Close to the bridge, on the banks of River Hoogly (River Ganges is known as Hoogly in Kolkata), is one of the oldest and the biggest railway station of India - Howrah Railway Station (biggest by the number of platforms).

We walked around to explore the food near Howrah Railway Station, but decided to try something after crossing the river. However, Howrah also offers a wide spread of street food varieties from juices to meals and snacks to sweets.

Places To Visit In Howrah

*The Santragachi Jheel, located in Santragachi, Howrah, is a lake which attracts different migratory birds over the winter months and is a perfect day-trip destination for birdwatching

*River Hooghly, also known as the Bhagirathi-Hoogly and Kati-Ganga River, is a stunning waterbody and an important source of water, seafood and the lifeline of Howrah.

*The iconic landmark of Kolkata, Howrah Bridge is a massive steel structure which is considered as one of the longest cantilever bridges of its type in the world.

*Vidyasagar Setu is the longest cable-stayed bridge in India built over the Hooghly River in West Bengal.

*Flower Market in Mullick Ghat

*Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden also called as Royal Botanical Garden of Kolkata is located in Shibpur Howrah.

*Gadiara is a quaint little hamlet in the district of Howrah and a preferred picnic spot in the city.

*Belur Math is a fascinating spiritual centre that was established to build a foundation of the Ramakrishna Movement.

*Rail Museum

*Belilious Park

*The Writers’ Building, located in the capital city of Kolkata, is a secretariat building of State Government of West Bengal

*Babughat is located on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River and is extremely popular among tourists because of its historical past.