Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, West Bengal

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    The most famous trademark of West Bengal, the most famous landmark in the City of Kolkata (Calcutta). The Howrah Bridge stands over the Hooghly River and is parallel to the Second Hooghly Bridge.

    If you are in Kolkata, and you are with a woman i can bet my head on it. This is the best place to take her to for a great night out, no further questions asked. This is one of the most romantic places i have ever seen in my life when it comes to night life.

    I took a night ride over the Hooghly river on the ferry and it was gorgeous. The day i quit being single, this is one place i swear i will bring my girl to. Too romantic, too gorgeous and too unbelievable.

    Canon EOS 400D with the Canon EF 50MM F/1.8 II Prime Lens. Manual Mode, F/7.1 @ 1 Second, Hand Held, ISO600. Extensive noise reduction done on Noise Ninja because of ISO1600.

    LynchburgVirginia ★, R@j, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. knowsnotmuch 98 months ago | reply

      Dilip - this is truly spectacular. My memories of Kolkatta is people... people and ambassador cars. Your pics have captured a different facet of Koikatta - wonderful - thanks for sharing.

      PS: I would have loved to capture all those Ambassador cars / taxis - there was a fairly large road (somewhere near the US consulate) and I once saw a huge pile up of Ambys in the signal - would have loved to capture that with a wide lens. Quiet a scene.

    2. Arun_Manohar [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

      lovely shot dilip! very true! looks like a lovely setting for a romantic meet.

    3. Dilip Muralidaran 98 months ago | reply

      : Thank you munna

      : Thank you bob. You do much honor to me.

      : Thank you raj.

      : Hand pulled rickshaws. Having a human being pull another human being like a donkey, i have not seen this torture anywhere else other than calcutta. How can i forget that friend.

      : You bet.

    4. Chris.Gordon 98 months ago | reply

      OOf, this is spectacular dilip, certainly best viewed large!

    5. Dilip Muralidaran 98 months ago | reply

      : Thanks chris.

      : Thanks for the invite, i added it to the pool.

    6. Accuse. 98 months ago | reply

      beautiful :)

    7. Ramesh-K 97 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot Dilip.

    8. birdoncape [deleted] 96 months ago | reply

      That must have been such a lovely evening ride. This is gorgeous!
      Wishing that day for you Dilip, when it comes, with that someone special :))!
      Outstanding Shots Outstanding Shot! Please add this to our pool!
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    9. Dilip Muralidaran 96 months ago | reply

      birdoncape : Thank you Robyn, im flattered.

    10. scurvesahead 96 months ago | reply

      You gotta be proud of yourself here! WOW!! Judi in S.M.,Ca.

    11. Dilip Muralidaran 96 months ago | reply

      scurvesahead : Thanks Judi, this is truly a wonderful place.

    12. indianhilbilly 89 months ago | reply


      I am Nikhil. I'm a volunteer editor on Wikipedia. We were wondering if we could use this image on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. You would be given credit of course and a link to this site would be placed.

      You would have to change the license of this image to Creative Commons attribution sharealike. You can change the license by clicking "edit" next to All Rights Reserved and then clicking Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons.

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    13. vaichatt1 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 16 Ana Bangaliana, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. aloke m - Getty Contributor 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Incredible Bengal, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. Dilip Muralidaran 74 months ago | reply

      aloke majumder: Thanks

    16. MAA7 55 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors in the night!

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