Howrah Railway Station - oldest station and largest railway complex in India

During my recent visit to Kolkata , I visited both the railway stations in town but Howrah Railway station definitely caught my attention. While going from Delhi , we got down at Sealdah Railway station and went to Howrah for our back journey to the capital city of India.The very first thing we were told by all our Kolkata friends was to leave early from our hotel, because traffic on the way to Howrah Railway station can be very unpredictable. We took good amount of time and hence reached early. But it's always better to reach early as compared to missing the train :).  Howrah Railway station has 23 platforms and it's must to know about your platform before you board your taxi, so that taxi can drop you at appropriate gate. Otherwise one needs to walk a lot outside the railway station. Unfortunately our driver was new in the city and he dropped us at wrong gate, so we know exact length of Howrah railway station.Howrah Railway station is also one of the most busiest stations in India, which handles huge number of passengers everyday. And at the same time, some of it's parts are well maintained and cleaned up regularly. Although some parts of the railway station are in very bad state. It seems that cleaning exercise happens on the basis of kind of passengers a platform gets and trains.Beautiful building and huge capacity makes Howrah a special Railway station in India. Every year, Indian Railways is making progress and millions of passengers use rails on daily basis.

During my recent visit to Kolkata, I visited both the railway stations in town but Howrah Railway station definitely caught my attention. While going from Delhi, we got down at Sealdah Railway station and went to Howrah for our back journey to the capital city of India. 


During my recent visit to Kolkata , I visited both the railway stations in town but Howrah Railway station definitely caught my attention. While going from Delhi , we got down at Sealdah Railway station and went to Howrah for our back journey to the capital city of India.The very first thing we were told by all our Kolkata friends was to leave early from our hotel, because traffic on the way to Howrah Railway station can be very unpredictable. We took good amount of time and hence reached early. But it's always better to reach early as compared to missing the train :).  Howrah Railway station has 23 platforms and it's must to know about your platform before you board your taxi, so that taxi can drop you at appropriate gate. Otherwise one needs to walk a lot outside the railway station. Unfortunately our driver was new in the city and he dropped us at wrong gate, so we know exact length of Howrah railway station.Howrah Railway station is also one of the most busiest stations in India, which handles huge number of passengers everyday. And at the same time, some of it's parts are well maintained and cleaned up regularly. Although some parts of the railway station are in very bad state. It seems that cleaning exercise happens on the basis of kind of passengers a platform gets and trains.Beautiful building and huge capacity makes Howrah a special Railway station in India. Every year, Indian Railways is making progress and millions of passengers use rails on daily basis.

The very first thing we were told by all our Kolkata friends was to leave early from our hotel, because traffic on the way to Howrah Railway station can be very unpredictable. We took good amount of time and hence reached early. But it's always better to reach early as compared to missing the train :).  

During my recent visit to Kolkata , I visited both the railway stations in town but Howrah Railway station definitely caught my attention. While going from Delhi , we got down at Sealdah Railway station and went to Howrah for our back journey to the capital city of India.The very first thing we were told by all our Kolkata friends was to leave early from our hotel, because traffic on the way to Howrah Railway station can be very unpredictable. We took good amount of time and hence reached early. But it's always better to reach early as compared to missing the train :).  Howrah Railway station has 23 platforms and it's must to know about your platform before you board your taxi, so that taxi can drop you at appropriate gate. Otherwise one needs to walk a lot outside the railway station. Unfortunately our driver was new in the city and he dropped us at wrong gate, so we know exact length of Howrah railway station.Howrah Railway station is also one of the most busiest stations in India, which handles huge number of passengers everyday. And at the same time, some of it's parts are well maintained and cleaned up regularly. Although some parts of the railway station are in very bad state. It seems that cleaning exercise happens on the basis of kind of passengers a platform gets and trains.Beautiful building and huge capacity makes Howrah a special Railway station in India. Every year, Indian Railways is making progress and millions of passengers use rails on daily basis.

Howrah Railway station has 23 platforms and it's must to know about your platform before you board your taxi, so that taxi can drop you at appropriate gate. Otherwise one needs to walk a lot outside the railway station. Unfortunately our driver was new in the city and he dropped us at wrong gate, so we know exact length of Howrah railway station. 

Howrah Railway station is also one of the most busiest stations in India, which handles huge number of passengers everyday. And at the same time, some of it's parts are well maintained and cleaned up regularly. Although some parts of the railway station are in very bad state. It seems that cleaning exercise happens on the basis of kind of passengers a platform gets and trains. 

Beautiful building and huge capacity makes Howrah a special Railway station in India. Every year, Indian Railways is making progress and millions of passengers use rails on daily basis.

9 comments:

Arun Prasadh said...

Nice capture.

rupam sarma said...

Thanks for shraing, Nice photos.

My Unfinished Life said...

nice clicks of howrah railway station...it has so many childhood memories of landing and departing during summer holidays for me....We now go there very rarely as sealdah railway station is more convenient and trains from delhi come here

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Yogi Saraswat said...

I have been there in Kolkata but could not take photographs then but definitely the city of Joy and the Howrah station is really beautiful ..

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Arun and Rupam !

Sushmita - I can relate to what you are saying. We also landed at Sealdah when went from Delhi, but for return journey we had catch the train from Howrah.

Yogi - Please do check other Photo Journeys from the city of joy, especially Kumartuli.

Sadhvi said...

Beautiful pictures

Indrani said...

Great captures from the station.
I liked the cleaning action shot very much.

shutterbugruts said...

Woow Amazing ! I passed through West Bengal during my rickshaw run, but couldn't go to Kolkata. The station looks amazing and the morning short is beautiful . And 23 platform must be really crazy :)

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Sadhvi !

Thanks Indrani !

Rutavi - That's true. 23 platforms is a huge number. I loved my Kolkata visit and will be planning more trips soon.

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