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Coronation Bridge, Siliguri

Standing over Teesta River, Coronation Bridge is a famous structure in Darjeeling, West Bengal. This bridge connects the districts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling. The foundation brick of the bridge was laid in the year 1937 by the John Anderson and Mohammed Suleman Laheri, the then governor-general of Bengal. At present, Coronation Bridge is a must-see tourist attraction in West Bengal.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Coronation Bridge was built to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
2) This bridge was constructed in a budget of 4 lakh Indian Rupees. It reflects the Roman style of architecture
3) The surroundings of this bridge are truly enchanting and look even appealing during monsoons
4) It is also known by the name of Baghpul because two sculptures of tigers are installed on the sides of this bridge

 

Best Time To Visit:-
This bridge is an amazing site of interest. Since it connects two districts, this passage is visited by many people on a daily basis. Thus, it is visited throughout the year. Not only due to its history and architecture but this bridge also attracts people due to its green surroundings. The green surroundings of Coronation Bridge serve as a great place for the passer byes. People stop by the side of the bridge to witness the beautiful surroundings.

There is no entry fee or toll charged at Coronation Bridge.

 

Reaching There:-
Coronation Bridge is one of the famous structures in Darjeeling. On a daily basis, various vehicles pass from this bridge. It can be reached best by buses, cabs, or autos.

 

Nearest Railway Station- New Jalpaiguri Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Bagdogra Airport

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