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overview of Howrah

Howrah or Haora is a mechanical city, a city enterprise in the Howrah locale, West Bengal, India. It is the central station of the region, and of the Howrah Sadar subdivision of the area. Situated on the west bank of the Hoogli River, it is a twin city to Kolkata. Howrah is the second littlest region after Kolkata. The two urban areas are associated by four extensions on the stream Ganges, these being the Howrah Bridge (otherwise called Rabindra Setu), the Vidyasagar Setu (otherwise called the second Hooghly Bridge), the Vivekananda Setu (otherwise called Bally Bridge), the Nivedita Setu (otherwise called Second Vivekananda Setu) and ship administrations between different wharfs.


Neighbourhoods and places of interest

Shibpur is a neighbourhood in south Howrah, near Vidyasagar Setu. Through the centuries it has been synonymous with the Great Banyan tree. The Great Banyan tree boasts of having the largest canopy in the world. It continues to grow and covers many city blocks and looks like a forest all by itself. The British established the Indian Botanical Gardens in 1786 between the Great Banyan tree and the Hoogly River. Here there is one end of the Grand Trunk Road.The Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur is the second oldest engineering university in India.

Don Bosco High & Technical School, Liluah is one of the best schools in Howrah in its northern suburb of Liluah, where there are many more schools.

There is a famous Rama Temple in Ramrajatala area, where Rama is worshiped for 4 months, starting from Rama Navami to the last Sunday of the month of Shravana. A big fair is held every year on the last day of worship.

Located near Santragachi Railway Station, the Santragachhi Jheel is a large lake that attracts migratory birds during winter. The lesser whistling duck is the most dominant species visible here. Forest Ministry of the State Government of West Bengal intends to convert the lake to a 'wildlife conservation centre'.


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