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Monday, November 14, 2011

Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

Card No 124Many thanks to my FB friend Gabriel Alejandro Etinzon

Carcassonne is a fortified French town in the Aude department, of which it is the prefecture, in the former province of Languedoc.
It is divided into the fortified Cité de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city, the ville basse. Carcassone was founded by the Visigoths in the fifth century, though the Romans had fortified the settlement earlier. First signs of settlement in this region have been dated to about 3500 BC, but the hill site of Carsac – a Celtic place-name that has been retained at other sites in the south – became an important trading place in the 6th century BC. Read more

Monday, November 7, 2011

Iguaçu National Park

Card No 123Many thanks to my FB friend Gabriel Alejandro Etinzon

Created by federal decree nr. 1035 of January 10, 1939, the Park comprises a total area of 185,262.5 hectares and a length of about 420km, 300km of which are natural borders by bodies of water and the Brazilian and Argentinean sides together comprise around 225 thousand hectares.
On November 17, 1986, during the UNESCO conference held in Paris, the Iguaçú National Park was listed as Natural Heritage of Humanity and is one of the largest forest preservation areas in South America.
The Iguaçú National Park owes its name to the fact it includes an important area of the Iguaçú river, approximately 50km of the length of the river and the world famous Iguaçú Falls.
Read more

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Iguazu National Park

Card No 122Many thanks to my FB friend Gabriel Alejandro Etinzon

The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is some 80 m high and 2,700 m in diameter and is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil. Made up of many cascades producing vast sprays of water, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Iguazú River ends in the Paraná River 23 km beyond the falls, after a 1320 km course. Inside the park it becomes up to 1,500 m wide and turns first south, then north, forming a large U-shape. Read More

Information Obtained from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia & UNESCO

Monday, October 31, 2011

Petra

card No 121
Many thanks to my FB friend Gabriel Alejandro Etinzon
Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Read more

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

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Many thanks to my FB friend Gabriel Alejandro Etinzon

Founded by the Portuguese in 1680 on the Río de la Plata, the city was of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish. After being disputed for a century, it was finally lost by its founders. The Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento bears remarkable testimony in its layout and its buildings to the nature and objectives of European colonial settlement, in particular during the seminal period at the end of the 17th century. Read more

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vatican City

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Many thanks to my FB friend Gabriel Alejandro Etinzon

Vatican City was established in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty, signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Gasparri, on behalf of the Holy See and by Prime Minister Benito Mussolini on behalf of the Kingdom of Italy. Vatican City State is distinct from the Holy See, which dates back to early Christianity and is the main episcopal see of 1.2 billion Latin and Eastern Catholic adherents around the globe. Ordinances of Vatican City are published in Italian; official documents of the Holy See are issued mainly in Latin. Read more

Christ the Redeemer (statue), Brazil

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Many thanks to my FB friend Gabriel Alejandro Etinzon

Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world.
It is 39.6 metres (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 metres (31 ft) pedestal,
30 metres (98 ft) wide.
It weighs 635 tonnes (625 long,700 short tons),
located at the peak of the 700-metre (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. Read more

Monday, September 5, 2011

Singapore Kindness Movement, 10th Aniversary 1997-2007

Hong Kong Classics

Isle of Man Post Office

Dagoba in Ancient Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka-Sacred City of Anuradhapura


Thuparama
Thuparamaya is a dagoba in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist sacred place.

Ruwanwelisaya
The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.

Abhayagiri Dagaba
The Abhayagiri Dagaba is situated in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most extensive ruins in the world and one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage cities.

Jetavana Dagaba
The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa, located in the ruins of Jetavana Monastery in the sacred world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sri Lanka-Sacred City of Kandy



Sri Nagadeepa Chaithya, Jaffna
During the period of reign by the Naga Tribe, Maninaga Island known also as Samudra Naga Bhavana or Naga Deepa was a place suitable for the dwelling of a tribe of people. This Island presently known as Nainativu is situated 25 miles off the coast of Jaffna.

Nearly 2600 years ago, this island was under a Naga King named Mahodara. A tussle between him and his nephew over gem studded chair grew into a furious war between them and their followers. Lord Buddha, who saw that this tussle would lead to a large scale war visited Nagadeepa and delivered ‘Dhamma’ on the kings and their followers.

After bearing the Dhamma, they presented Lord Buddha with the gem studded chair, who in turn gave it back to the kings. A stupa named ‘Rajayatane’ was built preserving the chair which they fought for. With the passage of time, this stupa was in ruins and later Sinhalese Kings Devanapetis, Mallakanaga Voharatissa, Agboo the Second, Dutugemunu, Bhathikabaya and Perakumba the great were instrumental in restoring this stupa.


Muthiyangana Chaithya, Badulla
The word Muthiyangana has several meanings such as: Mutti - Padang - Anganang - Muthiyanganag, which in Pali, literally means Midam Sankyaatha Nirwana or if a person who associates an open place and attains Nirwana, that open place is known as Muthiyangana.

As the Sacred Muttaka Dhatu—the Sacred Sweat of the Lord Buddha – is preserved inside the stupa, it is also known as Muthiyangana.

This stupa built on a landscape which rises like a pearl (sin: muthu) this land is called muthu - angana or Muthiyangana.

It is stated in the chronicle that along with Lord Buddha, 500 Bhikkus visited Muthiyangana and rested there. In this place, where the Sacred one has visited and rested a stupa was built by King Devana-- Petis.

Kirivehera, Kataragama
One of the places visited by Lord Buddha during his 3rd Journey to Sri Lanka was Kataragama. A person named Mahagosha was governing Kataragama during this time and Lord Buddha and his disciples happened to rest in his garden known as ‘Kihiri Uyana’. A stupa known as ‘Magul Maha Seya’ was built in the 3rd Century B.C by King Mahanaga. Brahmi writings on stone relics found in and around this stupa confirm the period of its construction.

With a height of 97 feet and a circumference of 277 feet and built on three circular platforms, Kirivehara or this stupa is supposed to be the only stupa of this kind in the world.

Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy
The temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy is the location of the Sacred Tooth (left Canine) of the Buddha, which was brought to Sri Lanka during the reign of King Kirtisri Meghavanna (301-328) by Prince Danta and Princess Hemamala from the kingdom of Kalinga, India. It became the palladium of the Sri Lankan kings and was preciously guarded in a special shrine within the precincts of the Royal Palace, wherever the Capital was located.

Wimaladharmasuriya 1(1590-1604) was the first king who brought the tooth relic to Kandy and located it in a three storey shrine. The present two storied shrine is said to have been built by King Narendrasinha (1707-1739).

The upper storey which houses the Tooth Relic constitutes the Vadahitina Maligawa Proper, which possesses the inner chamber (Gandha-Kuti) preceded by a narrow passage called Handun-Kudama, where devotees make offerings.

Inside the Shrine Chamber is the golden casket containing the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha, which is enshrined in six other Caskets of precious material and placed within a bullet proof glass chamber.

Information Obtained from stampopedia.com

2010 Summer Youth Olympics, Singapore

The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), were an international multi-sport event for youths that took place in the city-state of Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, in the XXIX Olympiad. They were the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics, a major sports and cultural festival celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games. A total of 3,531 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 201 events in 26 sports. The decision for Singapore to host the Games was announced on 21 February 2008 after mail voting by 105 International Olympic Committee (IOC) members. Read more


Wat thammikarat, Ayutthaya

Card No. 118By my Niece Deepa

Wat Chai Wattanaram, Ayutthaya

Card No. 118By my niece Deepa
Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside Ayutthaya island. It is one of Ayutthaya's most well known temples. The temple was constructed in 1630 by the king Prasat Thong. It has a central 35 meter high prang in Khmer style. Read more
Infomation Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

Card No 117 By my Niece Deepa
The Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns is a Unesco World Heritage site which consists of Sukhothai historical park, Kamphaeng Phet historical park and Si Satchanalai historical park. These historical parks preserve the remains of the three main cities of the Sukhothai Kingdom which had flourished during the 13th and 14th century CE.

Sukhothai historical park Read more
Kamphaeng Phet historical park Read more
Si Satchanalai historical park Read more

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

Card No 116Another WH-UNESCO postcard from postcrossing Chang

Jejudo is a volcanic island, 130 kilometers from the southern coast of Korea. A central feature of Jeju is Hallasan, the tallest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano, which rises 1,950 meters above sea level. The last volcanic activity was recorded approximately 800 years ago. Read more

Image Obtained from http://whc.unesco.org

Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht

Card No 115Another WH-UNESCO postcard from postcrossing Stenne

Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has been called the "Venice of the North" for its more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumenthttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifal buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, are put on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Read more

Notable canals in the Canal Belt

Singel
Herengracht
Keizersgracht
Prinsengracht

Other notable canals

Zwanenburgwal
Brouwersgracht
Kloveniersburgwal
Brantasgracht, Lamonggracht, Majanggracht and Seranggracht

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

Card No 114Send to me by Ganesh

The Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas) constitute a serial property that testifies to sedentary human occupation of a desert region since the Neolithic period with vestiges of many prehistoric cultures. Remarkable vestiges in the property include circular stone tombs (ca 2500 B.C.), wells and a wide range of adobe constructions: residential buildings, towers, palaces and administrative buildings. Hili moreover features one of the oldest examples of the sophisticated aflaj irrigation system which dates back to the Iron Age. The property provides important testimony to the transition of cultures in the region from hunting and gathering to sedentarization.
Information Obtained from http://whc.unesco.org

Friday, August 5, 2011

Jayadeva and Geetagovinda

27th July 2009
Jayadeva was a Sanskrit poet circa 1200 AD. He is most known for his composition, the epic poem Gita Govinda, which depicts the divine love of Krishna-an avatar of Vishnu and his consort, Radha, and it is mentioned that Radha is greater than Hari, and is considered an important text in the Bhakti movement of Hinduism. He was born to an Kama bajrajana Buddhist family. Read more
Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, August 1, 2011

Old Town of Segovia and Its Aqueduct

Card No 113Send to me by Fabienne

Old Town of Segovia and Its Aqueduct

Card No 113Send to me by Fabienne
In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Within the environment of the old city, stand diversity of historic buildings both civil and religious, not just catholics but also jews, like the district that served this minority, which commemorates the different cultures in the city. Among its monuments are:

The Aqueduct of Segovia, located in the emblematic Plaza del Azoguejo, is the staple of the city. The date of its construction, which could be carried out at the end of the 1st century or early 2nd century, and it is the roman civil engineering work most important in Spain. was applied to about 25,000 granite blocks together without any mortar, has a length of 818 meters, consists of more than 170 bows and hand highest is 29 meters, as it reaches the Azoguejo, the most visited area.

The Alcazar of Segovia, the royal palace located on top of a rock between the rivers Eresma and Clamores, is documented for the first time in 1122, although it may exist in earlier time. It was one of the favorite residences of the kings of Castile, built in the transition from Romanesque to Gothic and mudejar decor highlighting its ample rooms. The building is structured around two courtyards and has two towers, the Keep and John II. It was a favorite residence of Alfonso X the Wise and Henry IV, and Isabella the Catholic left him to be crowned Queen of Castile in the main square. Devastated by fire in 1862, was later rebuilt. Now houses the General Militar de Segovia archive and museum of the Royal School of Artillery, managed by the Board of the Alcazar.

The Segovia Cathedral is the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain. It is considered the masterpiece of Basque-Castilian Gothic and is known as "The Lady of Cathedrals." This is the third largest cathedral in the city, and retains the cloister of the second, located opposite the castle and destroyed during the Revolt of the Comuneros in 1520. In his works he worked Juan and Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, and other teachers of Spanish architecture. It was consecrated in 1768 and has dimensions of 105 meters long, 50 meters wide and 33 high in the nave, has 18 chapels and has three doors: El Perdón, San Frutos and San Geroteo, first bishop of the diocese.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

The Walls of Segovia
existed when Alfonso VI of Castile took the city to the Arabs, who commanded a larger coming to have a perimeter of 3 kilometers, eighty towers, five doors and several doors. It was built mainly with granite blocks, but also reused gravestones of the Roman necropolis. The wall runs along the old, and currently maintains three doors: San Cebrián, of great austerity, Santiago, of mudejar looking, and San Andrés, gateway to the jewish quarter, and the breaches of Consuelo, San Juan, the Sun and Moon. Read more
Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

Card No 112
Send to me by Fabienne

The Royal Palace of Aranjuez is a residence of the King of Spain, located in the town of Aranjuez, Community of Madrid, Spain. It was commissioned by Philip II and designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera, who also designed El Escorial. It was completed during the reign of Ferdinand VI by the mid-18th century; Charles III had two wings added to it. Read more

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Burgos Cathedral

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Send to me by Fabienne

The Burgos Cathedral is a Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral in Burgos, Spain. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is famous for its vast size and unique architecture. Its construction began in 1221, and was in use nine years later, although work continued on and off for two hundred years. At the beginning of the 20th century, some semidetached construction to the cathedral was eliminated, such as the Archepiscopal Palace and the upper floor of the cloister. The style of the cathedral is Gothic, although it has inside some Renaissance and Baroque decorations. It had very important modifications in the 15th and 16th centuries. The cathedral was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on October 31, 1984. It is the only Spanish cathedral that has this distinction independently, without being joined to the historic center of a city (as in Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Ávila, Córdoba, Toledo, Alcalá de Henares or Cuenca) or in union with others buildings, as in Seville. Read more

Old City of Salamanca

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Send to me by Fabienne

Salamanca is a city in western Spain. Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 for it's beautiful buildings and urban environment. The city was founded in the pre-Ancient Rome period by the Vacceos, a Celtic tribe, as one of a pair of forts to defend their territory near the Duero river. In the 3rd century BC, Hannibal laid siege to the city. With the fall of the Carthaginians to the Romans, the city of Helmantica, as it was known, began to take more importance as a commercial hub in the Roman Hispania due to its favorable location. Salamanca lay on a Roman road, known as the Vía de la Plata, which connected it with Emerita Augusta (present day Mérida) to the south and Asturica Augusta (present-day Astorga) to the north. Its Roman bridge dates from the first century, and was a part of this road. Read more

Old Cathedral of Salamanca, built in the 12th century.

New Cathedral of Salamanca, built in the 16th century.

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Silent Valley

Silent Valley National Park is located in the Nilgiri Hills, Palakkad District in Kerala, South India. The area in this national park was historically explored in 1847 by the botanist Robert Wight, and is associated with Hindu legend. The Western Ghats World Heritage Site, Nilgiri Sub-Cluster under consideration by UNESCO.

The area is locally known as "Sairandhrivanam" literally, in Malayalam: Sairandhri's Forest. In local Hindu legend, Sairandhri is Draupadi, the polyandrous wife of the five Pandavas, who disguised herself as Sairandhri, queen Sudeshna's assistant, while they were in exile.[4] The Pandavas, deprived of their kingdom, set out on a 14-year exile. They wandered south, into what is now Kerala, until one day they came upon a magical valley where rolling grasslands met wooded ravines, a deep green river bubbled its course through impenetrable forest, where at dawn and twilight the tiger and elephant would drink together at the water's edge, where all was harmonious and man unknown. Beside that river, in a cave on a hill slope, the Pandavas halted. Read more

Thursday, May 19, 2011

India - China: Joint Issue

Date of issues:11th July 2008


The Mahabodhi Temple is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is located about 96 km (60 mi) from Patna, Bihar state, India. Next to the temple, to its western side, is the holy Bodhi tree. In the Pali Canon, the site is called Bodhimanda, and the monastery there the Bodhimanda Vihara. The tallest tower is 55 metres (180 ft) tall. In June 2002, the Mahabodhi Temple became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

See postcard and read more about Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya


White Horse Temple is, according to tradition, the first Buddhist temple in China, established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han capital Luoyang. Read more great history about this Historical temple.

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Postal Heritage Building, WPE 2011

Date of issues:13th May 2010

Lucknow GPO-Lucknow GPO is an example of relatively more contemporary engineering and architecture. Constructed with red brick and lime stone, iron was not used in its construction.A stone embedded on the main gate of the GPO dates the buildings as 1929-1932.

Shimla GPO-Shimla GPO on the Mall,established in 1883 on the site of a house known and as ”Cony Lodge”, is one of the oldest Post Office Buildings in the Country.During the British Raj, Shimla was the summer capital.

Delhi GPO-Delhi GPO is among the very few buildings of India Post which has been given the status of Heritage Building by the Archaeological Survey of India and is is in close proximity to the historical Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.

Nagpur GPO-Nagpur GPO considered the mother institution in the Postal Circle of the Central Province, is housed in a majestic Victorian building, once the seat of erstwhile Postmaster General Of CP & Berar.

Cooch Behar HPO-Cooch Behar HPO in 1875 the Post & Telegraph Office Of the Cooch Behar state is learnt to have been introduced under the administrative control of Rangpur Postal Division.

Udagamandalam HPO-Udagmandalam HPO The first Post Office at Udagamandalam was opened in 1826 with an establishment of a writer and two delivery peons.There are no records as to where the office originally was.
Information Obtained from philatelynews.com

Indian Spices

Date of issues: 29th April 2009
Black pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Criander, Turmeric, Chilly, Cardamon


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Singapore to preserve two historical railway stations

SINGAPORE: The Tanjung Pagar Railway Station, also known as the Keppel Road Railway station, is of great historical and sentimental value, not only for Singapore but also its neighbour, Malaysia.

Come July 1, 2011 the curtains will close on both the Tanjung Pagar and the Bukit Timah station as Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) terminates its rail services in the republic at the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP).

Both the Tanjung Pagar, which opened in 1932, and Bukit Timah, opening in 1903, are set to see a new role, but their buildings and legacies are to be preserved.

According to the Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore, Datuk Md Hussin Nayan, the move to list both stations as heritage centres is part of the Malaysia-Singapore Points of Agreement (POA) concluded in 1990.

He told Bernama that the Tanjung Pagar station, especially, has sentimental value to many Malaysians, and it reflects the social and cultural ties between the causeway.

Md Hussin said the preparation for KTM services to terminate at WTCP is progressing well and is on schedule.

In view of their deep historical significance, and to protect physical reminders of both stations' rich heritage, the Singapore government recently announced its commitment to preserve both. -- Bernama
Information Obtained from thestar.com.my

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rath Yatra, Puri

Date of issues: 12/7/2010

Ratha Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India during the months of June or July. Most of the city's society is based around the worship of Jagannath (Vishnu) with the ancient temple being the fulcrum of the area. The festival commemorates Lord Jagannath's annual visit to queen Gundicha's temple via his aunt's home (Mausimaa temple which is near Balagandi Chaka in Puri). Read more
Ratha Jatra Festival in Puri, India. Painting by James Fergusson

Information and Image Obtained from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rampur Raza Library

Date of issues: 19/6/2009
The Rampur Raza Library is a treasure house of Indo Islamic learning and Art. It was founded by Nawab Faizullah Khan in 1774 AD. His descendants continued to enrich the collection. After the independence and merger of Rampur State in the Union of India, the library was brought under the management of a Trust till the Govt. of India took over the library on 1st July 1975 under the Act of Parliament which declared it as an institution of National importance. Its affairs are managed by the Rampur Raza Library Board whose Chairman is H.E. Governor of U.P.Read more
Information Obtained from razalibrary.gov.in

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Landmark Bridges of India

Date of issues: 17/7/2007
Howrah Bridge, Mahatma Gandhi Setu,
Pamban Bridge, Vidyasagar Setu

Howrah Bridge links the city of Howrah to its twin city, Kolkata (Calcutta). On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu, after Rabindranath Tagore a great poet, till now it's still know as Howrah Bridge. Read more
View of Howrah Bridge (1945).

Mahatma Gandhi Setu a bridge over the river Ganges, was the longest river bridge in India. It connects Patna in the south to Hajipur in north. It was inaugurated in May 1982 by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi. Read more
Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge

The Pamban Bridge a type of cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. It refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge. It was India's first sea bridge. Read more
Pamban Bridge

Vidyasagar Setu, also known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, is a toll bridge for all vehicles. At a total length of 822.96 m, it is the longest cable-stayed bridge in India and one of the longest in Asia. Read more
Vidyasagar Setu Second Hooghly Bridge
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