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Howrah is known to be the twin city of Kolkata. It is an industrial hub in the state of West Bengal. The Hooghly River flows by the city of Howrah. It is the second largest city in the state of West Bengal. Although the city is not a major tourist appeal, the city boasts of three tourist attractions.

Howrah is situated next to the �City of Joy', Kolkata. The two twin cities are linked together by the well-known Howrah Bridge, which is also famous by the name, Rabindra Setu.

The places in the city of Howrah that has acquired tourism value attached to it. These are as follows:
  • Indian Botanical Gardens
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Belur Math
The Indian Botanical Gardens is situated in the southern Howrah and it is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. As the name suggests, the Botanical Gardens is an extensive garden. It contains in it a wide range of plants of which many plants are o rare species. The old Banyan Tree in the Indian Botanical Gardens has the world's largest and most widespread awning. It is really a wonder and it has secured a place in the Guinness Book of records.

Near the Indian Botanical Gardens there is the Bengal Engineering College. It is the oldest technological institute that the state of West Bengal has.

The Belur Math of Ramakrishna Mission is another tourist spot in Howrah. It is a sacred place and visited by hundreds of people every day.

Then there is the famous Howrah Bridge that bridges the distance between the two twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata. It is probably the busiest bridge in India. It also connects Howrah Station, the country's one of the largest railway stations, to Kolkata.

Last Updated on June 5, 2013