Howrah Bridge Kolkata : An Eye Catching Symbol Of Kolkata!

Being a full time business man can take a troll over the personal life and it takes extra effort to spend time with family. I also face the same issue and I get very little time to spend with my family. Hence, every year we plan trips to different places through train travel around India. This time my kids were in the teenage and I wanted to show the glory of India by visiting ancient cities. I am a staunch believer that books cannot teach history than the eternal monuments. So I decided to dedicate this entire trip to my kids by visiting forts and knowing its glorious histories.

I wanted to get ideas from my kids to plan the trip and they wished to visit Kolkata since they love Rasagullas. Though their reason was just about Rasagullas, I pretty well know that this trip would fetch more than what they expected. Since it was a last minute plan, we booked tickets in one the first class flights and reached Kolkata within few hours. Kids were elated to have a luxurious travel and were eagerly waiting for the trip. I booked rooms in one of the luxurious star hotels to surprise them. After a soothing shower, we set out to explore Kolkata – one of the ancient cities in India.

Since, this was just the first day of our trip, We planned to visit Howrah bridge. This floating bridge was opened in 1874 and it took almost 8 years to build this architectural extravagance. Due to the high population in Kolkata, they re-constructed this monument for sufficient traffic movement. My kids were totally glued to the huge view of the bridge and were equally interested to know the facts about Howrah Bridge. No one can escape to immerse in the beautiful view of the Hooghly River, glittering Kolkata city and Howrah standing at the middle of the ancient bridge. I was satisfied that my first step to educate my kids was a success and I was elated to get a positive response from them. My kids relished the Rasagullas and the deep history of Kolkata!

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"Hi there, my name is Lalit Chandran. I currently reside in ‘Pink city’ i.e. Jaipur where I run a garment export business. Having spent all my childhood in Rajasthan, I fell in love with Indian history and all its glory. So, whenever I get an opportunity, I travel to various places all across India exploring old cities, museums, forts and historic monuments. This blog will catalogue all the places I have visited, people I have met along the way and different cultures I got a chance to experience.

I am hoping sharing all my adventures will help raise awareness about our ancient heritage and maybe help preserve and protect these remnants  of India’s glorious past. Feel free to leave your comments. "

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