Coronation Bridge, also known as Sevoke Bridge or Bagh Pool, is a fascinating bridge in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. Spanning across the shimmering Teesta River, it is the lifeline between Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling.
Located at Sevoke and amidst the lush greenery, you will come across these scenic bridge while having a tour to Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong or Nathula.
On the way to your voyage to Northeast India, stop here for some time and enjoy a breathtaking view of Mount Kanchenjunga and the meandering River Teesta below the bridge.
Coronation Bridge History and Facts
Coronation Bridge was completed in the year of 1941. The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by John Anderson in 1937 who was then the governor of Bengal. The bridge was named “Coronation” in order to honour The Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
The bridge was built by using the technique named The Reinforced Concrete System due to Teesta’s depth and the strong current of water. John Chamber, a British Engineer was the one who designed, drawn and planned the construction of the Bridge. And the contractor of the project was Mumbai based Messrs J.C. Gammon.
Moreover, the name “Bag Pool” was given to this bridge by the locals as there are two statues of tigers in the entrance. And, this Sevoke bridge signifies the craftsmanship of Roman architecture.
How to Reach Coronation Bridge
Reaching Coronation or the Sevoke Bridge is quite easy and convenient from Siliguri as the distance between them is 25.1 km. There are plenty of buses or taxis available from Siliguri’s P.C. Mittal Bus Stand or any other stands.
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) at a distance of 29 km and Bagdogra is the nearest airport at a distance of 33 km from the Coronation Bridge. After reaching these stations, get a car or taxi to finally reach the breathtaking Sevoke Bridge.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Coronation Bridge or the Bagh Pool is not the only tourist attraction in Sevoke. Just a few steps away, you can visit Sevokeshwari Kali Mandir and also a Shiv Mandir.
Furthermore, you can also have a thrilling journey towards Kalimpong, Darjeeling or Sikkim which are undoubtedly worth visiting destinations near Coronation Bridge.
Absorb the breathtaking view of the snow-peaked Mount Kanchenjunga, feel the cold breeze coming from the nearby lush green vegetation and listen to the melodious sound of the meandering River Teesta from Coronation bridge. Moreover, it will not be bad to test your photography skill as the bridge has many scenic