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Howrah or Haora (/ˈhaʊrə/) is an industrial city, a municipal corporation in the Howrah district, West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the district, and of the Howrah Sadar subdivision of the district. Located on the west bank of the Hoogli River, it is a twin city to Kolkata. Howrah is the second smallest district after Kolkata. The two cities are connected by four bridges on the river Ganges, these being the Howrah Bridge (also known as Rabindra Setu), the Vidyasagar Setu (also known as the second Hooghly Bridge), the Vivekananda Setu (also known as Bally Bridge), the Nivedita Setu (also known as Second Vivekananda Setu) and ferry services between various jetties. Currently the state secretariat and the Chief Minister's Office in also located in Nabanna in Howrah. Howrah Station serves as a terminal for two railway zones of India: the Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway. There are six other railway stations with the city, including the railway junction at Santragachhi and the terminal at Shalimar Station—all the six are part of the South Eastern Railway network. Dinabandhu Institution, an Institute of National Importance and a premier research institution, is also situated in Shibpur, Howrah. Two national highways—NH 2 and NH 6—are connected to Vidyasagar Setu via Kona Expressway. One endpoint of the Grand Trunk Road is at the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden here, where the Great Banyan tree stands. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (formerly Bengal Engineering & Science University, Bengal Engineering College), over 150 years old, among the oldest and most prestigious engineering institutes in the country, is located in the city.

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A place in India, Howrah is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Howrah, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Digha. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Digha for its bountiful attractions like Marine Aquarium And Research Centre, Amarabati Park, Chandaneswar Shiv Temple on your trip to Howrah. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Howrah*

  • Pollution Statistics in Howrah

    Know the pollution level of Howrah before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 74.74 (High)
    • Water Pollution 67.58 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60.71 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66.15 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.18 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.82 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.31 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 53.89 (Moderate)
  • Howrah: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Howrah for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Howrah.

    • Burglary and Theft 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.24 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49.13 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 82.23 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 47.38 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 38.24 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.14 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.6 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.22 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.94 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.71 (Moderate)
  • Living in Howrah - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Howrah is 79.56 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 50.29 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.24 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 79.51 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 65.53 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 27.17 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.05 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.99 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 42.1 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Howrah

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Howrah

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.71 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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