Howrah, or Haora, is an industrial city located in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is over 500 years old and was established by the ruling clan of the kingdom of Bhurshut. The name 'Howrah' is a Bengali word that translates into a fluvial swampy lake. Howrah is amid the cities in India where the buildings built by the Britishers still exist.
Standing on the banks of the River Hooghly, the city of Howrah is elevated 39 feet above the sea level. It unrolls over an area of 96 sq. km. and its land is an uneven plain. The climate of Howrah is described as a tropical monsoon. It encounters humid summers with the average temperature of 37°C and pleasant winters with the median mercury level of 19°C. The monsoon season is accompanied by the thunderstorms. The annual average rainfall received by Howrah is 3500 mm.
Howrah offers its visitors with different attractions. The places like the Howrah Bridge, Belur Matt, Ramarajtala Rama Temple, Santraghacchi Lake and the shopping complexes of Howrah are the prime attractions.