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Bally Bridge

This striking-looking steel bridge provides a great vantage point to view life on the Hooghly River, the body of water that flows along the western edge of Kolkata. 

Walk, drive or take the train across the impressive Bally Bridge that straddles the Hooghly River. This multi-span crossing links Dakshineswar in Kolkata with Bally in the Howrah district. The colossal steel structure is 2,887 feet (880 meters) long and took six years to build, being completed in 1932.

Bally Bridge is also known as Willingdon Bridge or by its Bengali name of Vivekananda Setu. It is one of several bridges on the Hooghly. Pick a good spot on the banks of the river to view this vast construction and take photographs. You can also pass under the bridge by renting a boat from one of the river’s jetties or by taking a cruise from Kolkata.

To admire this impressive engineering feat up close, stroll along the walkway and pause to study the network of girders. Look out for the name of Rai Bahadur Jagmal Raja stamped on each one. Raja was the industrialist whose company constructed the bridge.

Take your time to enjoy the views of river life. See dozens of boats making their way downstream and upstream and observe the bathing ghats, which are steps that lead down into the river. Thousands of Hindu devotees visit the many ghats along the Hooghly every morning and evening to bathe and make religious offerings.

At night, the Bally Bridge presents an even more stunning site when its latticework of beams, struts and girders is illuminated.

Bally Bridge is located approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Kolkata and is well-connected to the city. There is a railway station at both ends of the bridge.

While you are in the vicinity of the bridge, be sure to spend some time at the nearby Dakshineswar Kali Temple. This riverside Hindu temple complex houses 12 identical temples to Lord Shiva.


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OYO 13568 Debalay Guest House
OYO 13568 Debalay Guest House

OYO 13568 Debalay Guest House

1 Tn Mukherjee Road Dakhineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Dakshineswar, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bally Bridge and Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Ratan Babu Ghat is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Kolkata Dakshineswar Station is 12 minutes by foot and Howrah Bally Ghat Station is 20 minutes.

    Capital O 1138 Hotel Emerald
    Capital O 1138 Hotel Emerald

    Capital O 1138 Hotel Emerald

    33Marquis Street, Kolkata, West Bengal
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Dakshineswar, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bally Bridge and Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Ratan Babu Ghat is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away. Kolkata Dakshineswar Station is 11 minutes by foot and Howrah Bally Ghat Station is 22 minutes.

      FabHotel De Sivalika
      FabHotel De Sivalika

      FabHotel De Sivalika

      317, Grand Trunk Rd, Belur Math, Howrah
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Belur Math and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Bally Bridge is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Howrah Belur Math Station is only a 3-minute walk and Howrah Belur Station is 19 minutes.

        OYO 12996 De Sivalika Boutique Hotel
        OYO 12996 De Sivalika Boutique Hotel

        OYO 12996 De Sivalika Boutique Hotel

        317, grand trunk rd, belur math, Howrah, West Bengal
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Howrah, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Belur Math and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Bally Bridge is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Howrah Belur Math Station is only a 3-minute walk and Howrah Belur Station is 19 minutes.

          OYO 16627 Xpress Inn
          OYO 16627 Xpress Inn

          OYO 16627 Xpress Inn

          46, Belghoria Expy, Rabindra Nagar, Alipore, Nimta, Kolkata, West Bengal
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Dumdum, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of City Centre 2, Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Belur Math. Ratan Babu Ghat and Kumartuli Ghat are also within 9 miles (15 km). Kolkata Durganagar Station is 25 minutes by foot.

            OYO 2911 The Pearl Hotel
            OYO 2911 The Pearl Hotel

            OYO 2911 The Pearl Hotel

            plot no. 4, b. t. road, near vasan eye care, panihati, kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Kolkata, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Ratan Babu Ghat and Belur Math. Kumartuli Ghat and Marble Palace are also within 9 miles (15 km).

              Treebo Beeu Guest House
              Treebo Beeu Guest House

              Treebo Beeu Guest House

              83/A/H/34, Khudiram Bose Sarani, opp Belgachia Tram Depot., Kolkata
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Kolkata, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Kumartuli Ghat, Ratan Babu Ghat and Salt Lake City Centre Mall. Marble Palace and University of Calcutta are also within 3 miles (5 km). Belgachhia Station is only a 3-minute walk and Kolkata Tala Station is 12 minutes.

                The Grace
                The Grace

                The Grace

                54, Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Sodepur, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Ratan Babu Ghat and Belur Math. New Market and Howrah Bridge are also within 12 miles (20 km).