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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 Rs2,115
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. Belur Math is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) away. Kolkata Dakshineswar Station is 12 minutes by foot and Howrah Bally Ghat Station is 20 minutes.

    FabHotel De Sivalika Rs1,635
    FabHotel De Sivalika

    FabHotel De Sivalika

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

      Situated in Howrah, 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 (3.1 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 19357 Reda Right Taste Rs2,115
        OYO 19357 Reda Right Taste

        OYO 19357 Reda Right Taste

        43525 Battala Bye Ln, Hindmotor, Hooghly, Dist Beside Rlway Hindmotor, Uttarpara, Shrirampur, West Bengal
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Shrirampur, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Belur Math and Ratan Babu Ghat. Howrah Bridge and Bally Bridge are also within 9 miles (15 km).

          OYO 16627 Xpress Inn Rs2,190
          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 Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Belur Math and Howrah Bridge. City Centre 2 and Ratan Babu Ghat are also within 9 miles (15 km). Kolkata Durganagar Station is 25 minutes by foot.

            OYO 12803 Moon Light Hotel Rs1,600
            OYO 12803 Moon Light Hotel

            OYO 12803 Moon Light Hotel

            moon light hotel, sukanta pulli, purba talbagan, Kolkata, West Bengal
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Dumdum, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Dakshineswar Kali Temple, City Centre 2 and Ratan Babu Ghat. Belur Math and Howrah Bridge are also within 9 miles (15 km). Kolkata Durganagar Station is 25 minutes by foot.

              OYO 2911 The Pearl Hotel Rs2,018
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              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, Belur Math and Ratan Babu Ghat. Kumartuli Ghat and Marble Palace are also within 9 miles (15 km).

                OYO Flagship 19290 Bag Bazaar Rs1,429
                OYO Flagship 19290 Bag Bazaar

                OYO Flagship 19290 Bag Bazaar

                Arham Guest House, Nayan Krishna Shah Lane Bagh Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Kolkata, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Marble Palace, Belur Math and Howrah Bridge. Ratan Babu Ghat and Nakhoda Masjid are also within 3 miles (5 km). Shyambazar Station is 9 minutes by foot and Kolkata Bag Bazar Station is 6 minutes.