Howrah often referred to as the doorway to or the twin city of Kolkata, is a bustling yet appealing town located on the western bank of the mesmerising River Hooghly flowing through West Bengal. One mention of the name and even a non-visitor would immediately envision the image of Howrah Bridge, which is a world-famous attraction that has not only put the town on the world map but has also made Howrah a significant transportation hub of the state.
The name is derived from a Bengali word, Haor, which means fluvial swamps and describes the geology of the region which occupies about 1500 square kilometres area of the state. Its topography makes it an exciting place to explore, but the town has also developed quite a lot over the years. Howrah has not just remained a famous tourist destination in the country but has also recently been recognised as an essential industrial hub in the state.
The town is up for big things, but it has never quite forgotten its super-charming and heart-warming culture. The interesting amalgamation of its traditions, history and present keeps it going. This unique mix sort of adds to the charm quotient of the town which attracts tourists every year in unimaginable numbers to witness a new facet each time they visit. When in Bengal, Howrah cannot be missed. A couple of days here is sure to make one’s visit worthwhile. Read on to know more about this delightful town in West Bengal.
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