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.

  • knowsnotmuch 8y

    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.
  • Arun Manohar 8y

    lovely shot dilip! very true! looks like a lovely setting for a romantic meet.
  • Dilip Muralidaran 8y

    : 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.
  • Christopher Gordon 8y

    OOf, this is spectacular dilip, certainly best viewed large!
  • seaview99 8y

    Nice! Please add this photo to the India Skylines, Cityscapes, Aerials & Architecture group.
  • Dilip Muralidaran 8y

    : Thanks chris.

    : Thanks for the invite, i added it to the pool.
  • Rebekah 8y

    beautiful :)
  • Dilip Muralidaran 8y

    : Thank you.
  • Ramesh-K 8y

    Lovely shot Dilip.
  • Dilip Muralidaran 8y

    : Thanks Ramesh-K
  • birdoncape 8y

    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!
    (Join Outstanding Shot group and give awards!)
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  • Dilip Muralidaran 8y

    birdoncape : Thank you Robyn, im flattered.
  • jane bond 8y

    You gotta be proud of yourself here! WOW!! Judi in S.M.,Ca.
  • Dilip Muralidaran 8y

    scurvesahead : Thanks Judi, this is truly a wonderful place.
  • indianhilbilly 8y


    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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  • Vaijayanta Chattoraj 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 16 Ana Bangaliana, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • aloke majumder 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Incredible Bengal, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Dilip Muralidaran 6y

    aloke majumder: Thanks
  • Masrur Ashraf 5y

    Beautiful colors in the night!
  • Narayanch Pandit 2y

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Taken on March 9, 2007
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