It is originally known as Coronation Bridge, Sevoke Bridge situated at North Bengal.
Hence, by this post EARTHTRAVELER, on India travel will share the journey to the “Crown of Bengal”
North Bengal situated at north east part of India, Crown of Bengal (West Bengal), is just like pure fresh morning air.
About North Bengal :
Especially relevant that North Bengal connected by air with Kolkata (capital of West Bengal state) and Delhi (capital of India) to Bagdogra Airport (Darjeeling Dist.), while by rail from Kolkata or Patna (capital of Bihar state) or by road transport from Kolkata and Patna.
Consequently, lets begin with some of my mind blowing India travel tourist attraction.
North Bengal,the gateway to the north-eastern India is also revered its individual natural, cultural and historical tourist attractions which have a charm of their own.
One of the pivotal landmark of historical and cultural vastness of North Bengal is the Coronation Bridge on river Teesta.
The enviable arch of the majestic Coronation or Sevoke Bridge over Teesta at Sevoke is one of the famous tourist attraction in North Bengal.
History of Sevoke Bridge :
It was constructed by a British pre-independent engineer John Chambers.The purpose was to celebrate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (started 1937, ended 1941).
A fine architecture surpassing major difficulties in its construction and geographical challenges were met through technical expertise by positioning rock layers on both side of river Teesta at Bridge ends.
The Coronation Bridge, situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. In addition, the bridge spans across the Teesta River and connecting the districts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri.
Locals call the bridge Baghpool, which means tiger bridge, because of the two lion statues (“bagh” actually means tiger) at one entrance of the bridge. The bridge is also called Lohapul (Iron Bridge) as it is made of steel.
Hence, a major tourist attraction
in North Bengal, Sevoke or Coronation Bridge stretches across Teesta river between Kalijhora and Salugara. In addition it attracts all hill destination travelers who halt while travelling along Hill Cart road by it’s natural greenery.
Furthermore, you will find out a lot of “naughty monkeys” on both end of
Coronation Bridge. Consequently, be careful because they can steal your foods or cameras !
Seems like, this place is their sweet home.
On my every trip to North Bengal I visit Coronation Bridge, situated at Sevoke (a small hill town). Finally I will say by standing on middle of the Bridge, looking down at Teesta river, while both sides surrounded by hills, therefore you will get the feelings of “Real Bengal”.
Let’s start a journey to “North Bengal” through “Coronation Bridge” at Sevoke, with me on my next post…
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