Places to Visit in Howrah
Belur Math in Howrah District
In the year 1899, Belur Math was moved to Belur by Vivekanada who was the pupil of Shri Ramkrishna. The temple is situated beside the Hooghly River. The temple has a magnificent architecture which attracts numerous tourists throughout the year.
Entry fees: Free
Timings: The temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 7.00 PM from Monday to Sunday.
The Howrah Bridge is also famous as the “Rabindra Setu” (in Bengali) among the locals. This eminent bridge of Howrah was revealed in the year 1943.
The twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata are interconnected with the Howrah Bridge. This cantilever bridge is recognized as one of the biggest bridges all over the globe.
The perfect time to enjoy the panorama of the Howrah Bridge is in the hours of darkness. During this time the entire bridge is illuminated and looks lovely.
Second Hooghly Bridge or the Vidyasagar Setu
This bridge is approximately 822.96 meters long and is considered to be the longest cable stayed bridge throughout India. Not only in India but the Vidyasagar Setu is known as one of the lengthiest bridges in Asia as well.
The name of the bridge has been derived from Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, who was an educator, reformer, philosopher and philanthropist of West Bengal in 19th century. This bridge was constructed by the joint venture of Public sector undertakings and private firms working under the control of the Commissioners of Hooghly River Bridge.
Gadiara in Howrah
Garchumuk in Howrah
Deulti Village in Howrah
Deulti is famous for its heritage and culture and it enthralls a plethora of travelers with its picturesque beauty.
Here one can enjoy strolling along rustic pathways of Deulti which leads to the bank of river Roopnarayan. Another must-see places in Deulti are the temples of Madanigopal and Radha.
Deulti is also famous as it is the hometown of the renowned Bengali author “Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay” who has written popular novels like - Devdas , Srikanta, Parineeta and many more remarkable novels.
This beautiful lake is positioned at the heart of Howrah and it is merely 10 Km from Kolkata. Birds like cotton pygmy goose and comb duck etc. are a must-see for the travelers who come to view this lake.
Santragachi Lake is preserved by the Forest Department, West Bengal. The Forest Ministry, West Bengal is also planning to convert this lake into a “Wildlife Conservation Center”.
Anand Niketan Kirtishala Museum
Timings: 11 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Sunday.
The Indian Botanical Garden
Entry fees: Free
Timings: From 10 AM to 5 PM
Mahishrekha in Howrah District
This picturesque place is situated on the Damodar River’s banks and is one of the most sought-after weekend getaways in Howrah.
“Kulgachi” is the railway station which is located at a stone's throw away from Mahishrekha. The distance between Mahishrekha and Kulgachi railway station is 4 Kilometer.
One can take any south eastern local train heading towards Medinipiur, Pansukra, Kharagpur or Mecheda and get down at the Kulgachi railway station.