Howrah is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.
|Altitude||12 m above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-Min.-28.0C,Max.-42.0 C Winter,Min.-8.0C,Max.-32.0C|
|Languages||Bengali, English, Hindi, Urdu|
|Rainfall||>160 cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to July|
How to get there
1. Air :-The Dum Dum Airport is the nearest and in Kolkata suburbs.
Places to Visit
|Belur Math||Howrah Bridge|
|The Indian Botanical Garden||Howrah Railway Station|
|Victoria Memorial||Howrah Bridge||Marble Palace|
|Fort William||BBD Bagh (Dalhousie Square)||Birla Mandir|
|Shoreline Hotel||Hotel Clark Inn||Hotel Meghdoot|
|Fortune Park Panchawati|