Kolkata – The City of Joy on the Bank of River Hooghly

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Howrah Bridge

The nickname of Kolkata is  City of Joy after Dominique Lapierre‘s 1985 novel of the same name. The city is on the east bank of the Hooghly River.

Howrah Bridge

Across the Hooghly is Howrah Bridge. It was built during World War II and opened to traffic in 1943. Howrah Bridge is the busiest cantilevered bridge in the world. More than 80,000 vehicles pass through it daily. The bridge links Kolkata and Howrah and is lifeline of the city. …