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Howrah Railway Station

Counted amongst the largest railway station in India, Howrah Railway Station with its mammoth size witnesses influx of tourists and visitors throughout the years. With its unparalleled capacities it effectively handles a huge amount of traffic every day. Today it is not only one of the oldest railway station but is also one of the busiest railway stations in India. Dozens of long and short distance trains from Rajdhani to Duranto and Satabadi depart from the station. It remains as an important intercity station serving Kolkata. The Howrah Bridge serves as an indicator to the beginning of Howrah Railway station.

Howrah Railway Station: Past & Present

Howrah Junction

Howrah Railway Station was designed by the British architect Halsey Ricardoand brought into service in the year 1905 . Initially it had 15 tracks which was extended to 23 by early 1980’s. Along with this a Rail Yatri Niwas was also added. The station witnesses the confluence of two railway zones. While platform numbers 1-15 are for Eastern Railways, Platform 16-23 are for the South Eastern Railways. The Eastern Railways has trains going to Belur Math, Katwa, Bandel, Tarakeshwar and other places while there are trains going to Tamulk, Digha, Medinipur , Kharagpur and other places under the aegis of South Eastern Railways.

Delhi-Howrah, Mumbai-Howrah, Chennai-Howrah and Guwhati-Howrah which are considered the most famous trunks route in India culminate at Howrah Junction. Lilua-Tikiaparha link, and other is Rajchandrapur/Dankuni-Bankrha link are the ones which connect the Eastern and South Eastern Railway.

Trains from Howrah Junction

Trains from Howrah
  • Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Patna
  • Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Grand Chord
  • Howrah-Patna Jan Shatabdi Express
  • Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express
  • Howrah-Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express
  • Puri-Howrah Garib Rath Express
  • Howrah - Dhanbad Double Decker Express
  • Howrah - Ranchi Shatabdi Express
  • Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express
  • Howrah - Puri Shatabdi Express

Apart from these there are many others departing from this grand old railway station.

How To Reach?

Howrah Railway station is well connected with roadways. You can hire taxi or catch bus from Esplanade, Karunamoyee, and Babughat to reach the station on time. Trams are another popular means to reach the station. Today all trams for Howrah station depart from Barhabazar (1 km away).

Howrah Railway Station
Address: Station Rd, Howrah Railway Station, Howrah, WB 711101
Enquiry Numbers:(033) 26382581/(033) 26382217
Opened: 1854


  • Waiting and retiring rooms for passengers
  • Yatri Niwas with dormitory/ single room/ double room accommodation
  • Pre-Paid taxi and cab service stand
  • Nearby tram and bus terminus at Howrah station
  • Railway Museum displaying artifacts of historical importance

Popular Hotels Near Howrah Railway Station

Kolkata being a principal commercial center of East India attracts investors from far and wide. Most often they prefer to stay in hotels located nearby Howrah station . Apart from business men many tourists also prefer to stay in these budget hotels as they offer the same level of comfort they were looking for.

Park Palace

Address: 49/2, Gariahat Road,
Kolkata - 700019, West Bengal, India
Phone: 91 33 2461 9108-11

 Hotels in Kolkata near Howrah railway station

Park Palace is yet another hotel located near Kalighat temple on Gariahat Road . It is located at a walking distance from the Gariahat Bus Stand. National Library, Tollygunje Golf Club, MP Birla Planetrium and St Pauls Cathredal and Royal Calcutta Turf are some of the major nearby attractions.

The rooms fitted with modern gadgets makes you feel comfortable. Enjoy hi-speed internet access and remain in touch with your near and dear ones. You can also watch Cable TV amidst beautiful settings. The warm hospitality and courteous nature of the hotel staff will encourage you to visit the same again and again.All the facilities at the hotel near Howrah make it a huge value for money. You can book either Deluxe Rooms, Double Rooms, Single Rooms depending on your budget and requirement. Apart from these there are many other hotels located nearby Howrah Railway Station where you can stay and relax after a long and tiring journey.

The Ashoka Hotel

Address: P 24, Near Howrah Railway Station,
Dobson Lane, Howrah, West Bengal, 711101,
Gulmohar Railway Quarters,
Mali Panchghara, Howrah, WB 711106
Phone:033 2666 4221

The Ashoka Hotel located 500 m from Howrah Railway Station and bus stand is yet another good option to stay in Kolkata. The best thing about this hotel is that it is located strategically and is easy to reach.You will be happy to know that here you can enjoy prompt room service within affordable budget. Basic room amenities includes Intercom, Internet Access, Daily Newspaper, AC, Bathroom Toiletries and more. Get the taste and feel of authentic Bengali food at its Multi -cuisine restaurant and bar.The dishes served here are prepared by using quality ingredients. The hospitality and services of this hotel are additional features that contribute in its success and popularity.

The Peerless Inn

Address: 12, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Kolkata, WB 700013
Phone:033 4400 3900

Just 2.6 km from Howrah Railway Station,The Peerless Inn is an ideal staying venue in Kolkata. It’s room and eatery services comprises of highly trained and professional staff that serves you with complete dedication and etiquette. Compared to other hotels it features free parking, 24-hour restaurant, free Wi-Fi internet services.The rooms are fitted with flat screen television sets. To keep its guest satisfied the hotel has a fitness and massage center.They can also arrange for rental vehicles for transportation and airport hauling.

International Tower

Address: 8/3, Electronics Complex, Block-EP,
Sector-5, Bidhan Nagar (Salt Lake),
Kolkata- 700091, West Bengal
Phone: (033) 23577554, (033) 23577552

It is located at a distance of 8 kms from Howrah City Junction Railways Station. International Tower is ideally located at Salt Lake Electronics Complex and within 10 minutes radius of global IT giants with easy access to the city center. It is one of the leading 3 Star hotels of Kolkata. The rooms at the hotel offer a great view of the city at night.

This hotel near Howrah Railway Station offers 40 well decorated and well appointed rooms including 2 Suites. Some of the major landmarks nearby if you stay in this hotel include Nicco Park, Science City, Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art and Marble Palace. Park Street, which is a shopping hub is also located at a distance of 7kms approximately.

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