Tourist spot in the Howrah district of West Bengal

Do you know the top tourist spots in the Howrah district of West Bengal? This article describes about the same with detail description of each the places. It would help you to know the distinct features of these places and why these places are famous.

The Howrah district in West Bengal is on the west bank of the river Hooghly. Since, it is close to the city, Calcutta, it connects well with bridges, jetties, buses, taxis and local trains. The Howrah bridge, is the world's busiest bridge, helps vehicles and pedestrians to ply over it round the clock. Besides, the famous Howrah station connects the South Eastern railway and the Eastern railway for the comfort of the passengers to move to and fro easily. The Howrah district of West Bengal remains busy and crowded because people from the surrounding region comes here regularly for better work and education opportunities. Moreover, the historical Grand Trunk Road stretches from the Botanical gardens of the district.


It is a village residing at the meeting point of the Hooghly, Rupnarayan and the Damodar River. The chief attraction of the place is its natural scenic beauty. It is the most suitable place for a day to a week outings. Therefore this place is busy with locals and people from the surrounding regions. The tourists come to witness the glory of the place spread over a vast region. Besides, one may view a ruined fort built during the British age to protect from the intruders. Parking space for vehicles and hotels are available to cater the basic needs of the tourists.

Garchumuk, Atanna Gate

This region is 60 Km away from Calcutta and comes under Shampur police station. It is a beautiful barrage of 58 gates, which earns it the name of Atanna Gate. It locates at the meeting point of the Damodar and the Hooghly river. Apart from the beauty of the surrounding water body and boat riding, a wonderful park adds to the value of the place. Here, one may find deer, peacock and birds of different species and variety. It is a tourist spot that is growing in terms of popularity. From Howrah station it would take around 45 minutes to reach Uluberia station and then buses and jeeps are available to reach the tourist spot.

Belur Math temple

It is the most lovely pilgrim place in the Howrah district where people flock in from different parts of the globe. Spreading over 40 acres of the west bank of the river Hooghly, this temple is unique and special one of its kind. The scenic beauty of the place, the marble statue, the shrines, the architectural combination signifies there is only one religion in this world and that is humanism. It stands for the unity and brotherhood among the people. It has temples of Sri Ramakrishna, Ma Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda. The campus houses a museum, a must visit for all tourists. Undoubtedly, this is a great tourist spot and several educational institutions are running after getting affiliation from the Ram Krishna Mission. Besides, this temple carries out social works like working for the women, weaker sections, backward sections, etc. It also offers medical, educational and cultural service to the people of society. Kumari Puja and Durga Puja are its other special attractions when people come from far and wide to this sacred place. From Howrah local trains like Belur Math local regularly ply for Belur station. From here, one needs to hire a rickshaw to reach the temple.

Indian Botanical Garden

The oldest garden in the South Asia region is the Indian Botanical Garden. Though popular for botanical researches, people of the world come here for the scenic beauty and education it has to offer. The garden covers more than 270 acres and is on the west bank of the river Ganga. Different types of trees, herbs, shrubs, bamboos and flowers add to the beauty and variety of the garden. The Great Banyan Tree deserves a special mention here as it attracts visitors far and wide from the globe. It is more than 250 years old and its roots spread to a wider region of the ground. Occasionally, one may come across animals like jackals and foxes. It locates peacefully in the Shibpur region of the Howrah district. One may board a Howrah Shibpur minibus from the Howrah Station to reach botanical garden.


A big attraction in the Howrah district is on the river bank of the Hooghly. In the South Eastern railway route, Phuleswar station comes before the Uluberia Station. Here is a cottage of the Sech Bhavan office and one have to book it in advance from Calcutta. Sometimes, spot booking is possible if there is no rush. The wide and picturesque view of the region together with the perching and the squeaking of the birds like kingfisher sets the atmosphere. Greenery is widespread around the surrounding region as the local fishers stay busy catching fishes. Besides, the beautiful view of sunset, and sunrise robs one's heart in serene and tranquil atmosphere.


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