Top 10 Things to do in Howrah, India

December 28, 2017 Toi Mattera

Howrah or Haora (/ˈhaʊrə/) is an industrial city in West Bengal, India, that has developed into an urban agglomeration, alongside its twin city Kolkata, as the Kolkata metropolitan area. Howrah is located on the west bank of the Hooghly River, and is the headquarters of the district, and of the Howrah Sadar subdivision of the district. It is the second largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata. Howrah is famous for hosting one of the busiest train stations in India, as well as for the four bridges that connect it to Kolkata. Howrah is currently the location of the Government of West Bengal state secretariat and the Chief Minister's Office.
Restaurants in Howrah

1. Belur Math

Belur Rd | Howrah, Belur 711202, India +91 33 2654 1144
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Belur Math

The headquarters of the international Ramakrishna Order.

Reviewed By KrishnakumarCM - Bengaluru, India

This a place for those who respect Vivekananda and the Ramakrishna Mission.Apart from the temple,the room where Swami Vivekananda lived and the exhibition centre where belongings and teachings of Sri Sarada and other disciples are preserved are the attractions.The ferry service to Dakshineswar temple is very near.The Ferry rate per head is Rs.10.As this math is located on the shores of Hoogly,evenings in the holidays are generally crowded. Devotees of Ramakrishna can get accommodation at the guest house on prior booking.the premises are closed for visitors from noon to evening 4 pm.

2. Second Hooghly Bridge

33,B.G Road | Suit 202, CO Sayantan Sarkar ,Hooghly River, Near IIEST, Howrah 711103, India +91 94333 78697
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Second Hooghly Bridge

Reviewed By electronic l

This connects howrah with Kolkata mainly south Kolkata. To access it has toll plaza. I ply over this bridge everyday. Its a beautiful architecture. Runs parallel to the howrah bridge. You r not allowed to stop while drivin on this bridge . But if you are on a two wheeler or rarely on a four wheeler. 1st make sure uve applied proper break n then spend 1 or 2 min on the bridge may b take a few photos. The view of sunset is beautiful from the bridge if u happen to pass tge bridge at that time. The bridge can also be seen from princep ghat Kolkata a must visit place in Kolkata

3. Mother House

Mother House A J C Bose Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India +91 33 2249 7115
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Mother House

Reviewed By TuhinaPanja - Bengaluru, India

Kolkata is the very historical city. This city has been witness of many historical incident and many famous personalities lived here. Mother Teresa was one of them. She gave all her efforts to the missionary work for poor and hungry people. This Mother house in Kolkata is the proof that her existence, her endless work towards mankind never would fade away from our heart and memory.

4. Eden Gardens

Kolkata Centre, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700021, India
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Eden Gardens

Reviewed By TuhinaPanja - Bengaluru, India

Eden Gardens is situated in the heart of Kolkata city. This is our Kolkata’s pride. This is the biggest stadium in India, and very well maintained I must say. Be it test match or be it ipl match, the stadium always filled by audience. Recently the stadium was renovated and the Seating capacity was reduced a bit only to make the Seating world class.

5. Avani Riverside Mall

32 Jagat Banerjee Ghat Road, Howrah 711102, India +91 33 3312 9000
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4 based on 80 reviews

Avani Riverside Mall

Reviewed By DrBRAYEcon - Howrah, India

It is our festive time in the state where I live. So, we went there to shop. It is a combination of aspect of a perfect hangout.

6. Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Near Bali Bridge | P.O. :Alambazar, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700035, India 2564 5222
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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Reviewed By TuhinaPanja - Bengaluru, India

This holiest Hindu temple situated just beside the river of Ganges . This temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni Devi. Ramakrishna Paramhangsha Deb was a main priest of this temple. He devotes his whole life to this temple. It is very huge area it has a nice garden in temple area. If you want to visit this temple with less crowd then avoid Saturdays, and try to get there in early morning. Or if you want to see ‘Sandhya Arti’ then reach there on time in evening . This is not not to be missed.

7. Howrah Junction Railway Station

Lower Foreshore Rd, Howrah 711101, India +91 33 2641 3660
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4 based on 53 reviews

Howrah Junction Railway Station

Reviewed By Bimal0401 - Mumbai, India

One of the major terminus on eastern railway. The Howrah Railway Station is having very very huge campus. There are about 25 platforms divided in to three terminals. The zone wise arrivals/departure of trains are allotted in the terminals. The terminals is having all the facilities such as Waiting Rooms, Very Good and reputed Restaurants, Food Courts, Kiosks, Shops, Destination boards, Public address system, Clock Room, Numbers of Ticket booking windows, ample sitting area etc. It is observed that trains for all the corners of India is arriving and departing form the station. There is continuous arrival and departure of the trains round the clock hence Howrah railway station never shutdown. The Station building is nicely painted and illuminated. The huge inside halls of the terminals and platforms are kept very neat and clean by the railway authorities. The certain platforms are having unique features as the road is provided on the platforms in such a way that once can drive vehicle up to the coach/ engine. The station building is also having status of art 'Rail Yatri Niwas' for passengers.

8. Rail Museum

Foreshore Road, Howrah 711 101, India +91 33 2641 3709
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4 based on 44 reviews

Rail Museum

Reviewed By stantp1916 - Farakka, India

The museum is just adjacent to the howrah railway station towards new building. Not a very big or attractive one though, but it still has its unique stature. Steam driven broad gauge locomotives as well as narrow gauge ones are both on display. They have those large engines to small sized ones thoroughly painted and well put up for a brilliant showcase. Since I had to board a train at howrah station so didn't quite get to time to thoroughly get along with the history. Had a kind of sneak peek to complete my tour de Kolkata.

9. Howrah Bridge

Jagganath Ghat | 1, Strand Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India +91 33 2220 5370
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Howrah Bridge

Reviewed By Devesh J - Surat, India

How many years since now, have we been fascinated and charmed by this name ? A hindi bollywood movie by the same name was released in 1958 - years before a majority of the readers of this would have been born !!! Despite the same, the charm, the feelings of seeing something really magnanimous, that of seeing something really different, that of seeing something really exquisite in India, that this bridge emanates still remains. It may be a routine affair for the regular commuters to pass this bridge, but for some people like us, who have been fascinated by this name since birth, it indeed gives a different feeling.
To cap this feeling, I last passed through this bridge at around 11:00 in the night and thus it was not crowded - it appeared like a king presiding over the holy water of river Ganga - still flowing full to both of its banks. Great !!!!

10. Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road | Suit 201 & 202, 33,B.G Road , Howrah-711103 , West Bengal, Howrah 711103, India +91 94333 78697
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3.5 based on 187 reviews

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

Reviewed By SquashAddict - Kathmandu, Nepal

Don't have high expectations. The "Great Banyan Tree" is impressive and worth seeing, but that's about it. Signage is very old/faded, and on the whole the Gardens are not well kept. The "Flower Garden" had virtually no flowers visible (maybe there are no flowers in November?). Even so, the head gardener can't be a very proud person - these Gardens are not impressive at all!
If you're running out of time, this would be a good tourist attraction to strike off your list and miss out on.

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