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“Heavy haqnded police”
Review of Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge
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London, United Kingdom
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“Heavy haqnded police”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

An interesting bridge, with a view over the river with Howrah on one side and Calcutta on the other. Perfect for taking photos - until some policemen with a large stick tells you to move on as photography is banned. Typical of some attitudes I've found in the country - "I'm in charge, I'm superior" which can spoil the experience. It did here. Walk and enjoy, keep the Nikons under wraps.

Visited June 2013
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“You just have to experience it at least once”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

They say that it is the most used bridge in the world - I am not sure if that is true or not (but it is easy to believe).

The experience of crossing this in an Auto-Rickshaw has to be one of the experiences of India - It is mayhem.

Do not try to take photos on the bridge - that is forbidden by local security services.

Visited March 2013
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West Bengal, India
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“Howrah bridge for all eyes that sees Kolkata!”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

You hit the Howrah railway station at Kolkata, just come out of the station and you see on your left hand side the big howrah bridge. There is no pillar/support in between the two edges of the bridge, that defines the designing of the bridge for green-horns. Built long ago, it's the signature of the city now witnessing so much everyday.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Impressive”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

What can you say about a bridge. At night it looked stunning as it was illuminated . Great piece of engineering

Visited October 2013
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“it's for passing”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

it's a bridge and I think it's better to use it for it's real function, don't spit in it, don't throw any dirt such what was sign on the wall, many locals will pass by and it is so crowd

Visited October 2013
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