Howrah is one of the most prominent cities of Kolkata. It is located on the west bank of the Hoogli River and is the second largest city in the state of West Bengal. Connected with the state capital Kolkata by four bridges on the River Ganges, it is also known as the twin city of Kolkata.
Famous landmarks in Howrah include the Bridge, Railway Terminus and the Great Banyan Tree. Shibpur, Andul, Bankra, Uluberia and Liluah are some of the important localities of Howrah. Famous companies located in the area include Burn Standard Company, Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam Limited and Shalimar Paints.
Howrah offers good road and rail connectivity. There is a network of important roads like Asian Highway 45 and National Highway 117 running through the locality and connecting it to places like Dum Dum, Ballygunge, Khardaha, Barrackpur and Bagnan. The city is served by local buses, the nearest stops being Santragachi, Alampore, Biradingi and Mandirtala.
Howrah has its own major railway station and other stations close to the locality are Mourigram, Sealdah, Domjur and Dansi. Kolkata is the only city in India with a tram service and the important stops near Howrah are Raja Bazar, Tollygunge and Joka. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is 47.6 kilometers from Howrah.
Panchala AM High School, Om Dayal Group of Institutions, Deulpur High School, Asian International School, Bilayat Ali High School, The Vivekananda Institution, Don Bosco School, Sunrise School, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College and ia College are some of the popular educational institutions in Howrah.
Hospitals and Banks
Some renowned hospitals in the locality are Uluberia ESI Hospital, HAC India Limited, Ideal Clinic and Hospitals (P) Ltd., Pujali Hospital, Woodlands Hospital, BP Poddar Hospital and Medical Research Limited, Nilratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital and Desun Hospital. Axis Bank, Bank, State Bank of India and Corporation Bank are some of the banks which have branches near Howrah.
Shopping Malls and Recreation
Some popular shopping destinations near the locality are Avani Riverside Mall, Pantaloons, Shoppers Stop, The Metro Plaza Shopping Mall and Gucci. Royal Calcutta Golf Club and Lake Garden Warehouse are the two recreation centers near Howrah.
Real Estate in Howrah
With a comprehensive network of transport facilities and fast pace of infrastructural and commercial development, Howrah is emerging as a distinguished residential locality in Kolkata and has caught the eye of many renowned developers like Space Group, Ideal Group, Vac International, Forum Group, Lemon Constructions, Cosmic Group, Ganges Group, Avani Group and SK Builders.
Notable projects in the area are Niketan by Ganges Group, Realty Amaya by Prudent Infra, Lemon Botany by Lemon Constructions, Pravesh by Forum Group, Amrapali Island by Amrapali and Vivanta by GCJ Group with unit sizes ranging from 485 sq. ft. to 4618 sq. ft. The average apartment price in the locality is Rs. 3906 per sq. ft. with the minimum and maximum apartment price being Rs. 2400 per sq. ft. and Rs. 7076 per sq. ft.