Kolkata Localities

Alipore - Guide

Alipore is one of the most upmarket and posh localities in Kolkata. Historically eventful, this locality attracted several officials from amongst the Britishers. They settled in the area and built...
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Ballygunge - Guide

Competing with Alipore in terms of being an elite neighbourhood, Ballygunge is a symbol in Kolkata that indicates that one belongs to an aristocratic family. Ballygunge consists of areas like Old...
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Barrackpore - Guide

Barrackpore is an administrative centre in Kolkata, which was used as a military base in the British era. It is popular for being one of the major localities to have a composite culture and a...
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Chowringhee - Guide

One of the most active neighbourhoods in Kolkata, Chowringhee blends the business sector with the entertainment and shopping sectors. In the 17th century, Chowringhee was a small village separated...
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Dum Dum - Guide

Situated on the outskirts of Kolkata, Dum Dum is a significant modern commercial centre in the city. The major feature of the area is its connectivity to the rest of the city. It makes up the major...
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Esplanade - Guide

One of the busiest places in Kolkata, Esplanade is located within the heart of the city. The district is not actually situated near a waterbody, although it is in the vicinity of the Hooghly River....
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Hooghly - Guide

Hooghly, or Hugli is a small but significant locality, situated to the west of the Hooghly river. Due to its own unique history and complete facilities, it is often considered as an independent city,...
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Howrah - Guide

The second largest city in West Bengal, Howrah is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River and is a major industrial centre. It is connected to Kolkata through the Howrah Bridge, the Hooghly Bridge...
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Salt Lake City - Guide

Salt Lake City, also known as Bidhannagar, was founded in 1962 when the Government made a deal with a foreign firm to fill the swamps with sand water. Today, it is a large well-planned township and...
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Tollygunge - Guide

Tollygunge is a district that is named after Major William Tolly, who was granted the license to collect toll from passing boats as well as build a gunge (or market) along the banks of Tolly's Nullah...
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