Howrah also called as or Haora is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. This industrial city is situated adjacent to the city of Kolkata, the capital of the state. Beautifully snuggled on the west bank of the Hoogli River, this city is also known as twin city of Kolkata. The city in the west of Kolkata is synonymous with its famous Howrah Bridge, also called as Rabindra Setu. This suburban city of kolkata often saves as important junction for a visit to Kolkata as it is the railway terminal for Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railways. Owing to its importance as the industrial and tourist hub latest news from Howrah can always be heard.
This important town in the Indian state of west Bengal is home to a host of institutions. In recent years, the city has emerged as an important hub of technical education. There are a number of good engineering colleges in vicinity to Kolkata that imparts quality education to the students from different parts of India.
The etymology of Howrah suggests that the city draws its name from the word Haor, meaning wetland in Bengali language. This popular city in east India has a history that dates back to 500 years. One can find the cultural heritage of the city during their tours to Howrah. The city is home to various private and public sector industries that make it home of thousands of migrant laborers.
In addition, this city is also a tourists paradise as there are numerous places of tourist interest in and around Howrah that include Fort William, Maidan, BBD Bagh, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Botanical Garden, Marble Palace, Tagore House, Church of St John, Nakhoda Mosque, Raj Bhawan, Town Hall, and St. Paul's Cathedral. A visit to Howrah acquaints you with its various tourist attractions.
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