- By Deepak Jaiswal
Howrah is the second largest city in West Bengal, after Kolkata, India. It is located on the Western bank of the Hooghly River and is the head quarter of Howrah Sadar Subdivision and Howrah District.
Inside this city there are many Historical Places as well as many newly built Malls and Tourist places to visit and these are:
1) Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden
This place provides you a green environment and if green is your color then this place is for you. This place is not less than a heaven if you are a nature lover, the Indian Botanical Gardens is a sight to behold. Here you find a 250 years old "Great Banyan Tree". This is the largest Banyan Tree in the world sprawling over an area of about 1.5 hectres and this place will blow your mind as it looks like a tiny forest in itself. This place is located in Howrah and attracts thousand of visitors every year. Inside this garden there are many small lily ponds which give the place immense aesthetic beauty. There is a surprising view of a pond behind a huge tree or the sight of birds, frolicking together is going to be with you for a long time.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acharya_Jagadish_Chandra_Bose_Indian_Botanic_Garden
2) Belur Math:
Belur Math was founded by an Hindu Monk, Swami Vivekanand. It is one of the significant institutes in Calcutta and is located on the west bank of the river Hooghly. It is the headquarter of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission and a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The temple is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions.
3) Rail Museum:
Rail Museum is located on Foreshore Road and it is nearby Howrah Railway Station. It is a great place to visit with family and kids. As kids like to ride on Toy Train and there is a small toy train running here. There are many models of Steam Engine which is showcased in Museum Area and this may be the new thing for present generation kids. One steam locomotives, which originally belonged to Pakistan railway is also there. This museum also houses first electric locomotives built in India in 1961 by Chittaranjan locomotives work.
More Info: http://www.er.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,6,441,766
4) Avani Riveside Mall:
It the the one of the biggest mall in Howrah. Located in Shibpur Area and 10-20 minutes from Howrah Station by Bus.
It is a place for those who are a shopping lovers and who loves to eat. It has a whooping shooping area of 4.5 lakh sq ft inside which there are Food Court at the top and remaining floors are occupied by Fashionable wearable items with brands like Allen Solley, Levis, Louis Phillipe, Nike, Pantaloons, Peter England, Reliance Trends, Van Huesen, UCB, Timex, Bata and many more for Shoppers along with a PVR Cinema Hall for those who are a cinema lover and also a Gaming Zone for Gamers.
More Info: http://www.constructionweekonline.in/avani-riverside-mall-launched-in-kolkata/
5) Howrah Junction railway station:
Howrah Junction (station code HWH) is the largest railway complex in India also known as Howrah Station and this railway station serves Kolkata and Howrah, India. Each day 620 passenger trains pass through the station requires 23 platforms and serving approximately more than 1 million passengers per day. Howrah Station is located on the western bank of the river Hooghly. It is one of the largest station in India and 1273 stations are directly connected to Howrah Railway Station.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howrah_Junction_railway_station