In West Bengal, India, the Howrah Bridge connects the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata.
The 750m long and 30m wide bridge over the Hooghly River was built in 1943.
In June 1965, it was renamed Rabindra Setu after the first Indian Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. The bridge is commonly referred to as Howrah Bridge.
The Howrah Bridge, which cost an estimated Rs 25 million to build, opened in February 1943 and now carries approx 100,000 vehicles and over 150,000 pedestrians daily.
This one is at the top of the list of places to visit in kolkata, owing to the number of times it has been potrayed in films.
Due to the bridge's immense popularity, tourists from all over the world travel to Kolkata just to see it.
The view from the bridge in the evening will astound you. The entire Hooghly RIver appears to be an endless lake with the sun setting into the horizon.
The suspended bridge is the sixth-longest bridge in the world. Best time to visit are in the evnings.
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