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
STD Code 0133
Rainfall >160 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to July

Howrah Map

How to get there
1. Air :-The Dum Dum Airport is the nearest and in Kolkata suburbs.

2. Rail:-Howrah Station is the most important station in West Bengal after the capital city Kolkata. In fact, Howrah is the gateway to Kolkata as all trains to the capital city pass through Howrah. There are trains to and from all major cities of India.
3. Road:-Howrah is well connected to all parts of the state by transport buses as well privately operated coaches. Howrah borders Kolkata which makes it quite easy to travel to the capital city.

Places to Visit

Belur Math Howrah Bridge
The Indian Botanical Garden Howrah Railway Station
Dakhineshwar Temple


Victoria Memorial Howrah Bridge Marble Palace
Fort William BBD Bagh (Dalhousie Square) Birla Mandir


Shoreline Hotel Hotel Clark Inn Hotel Meghdoot
Fortune Park Panchawati