Belgharia

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Belgharia
বেলঘরিয়া
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Belgharia is located in Kolkata
Belgharia
Belgharia
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°23′E / 22.65°N 88.38°E / 22.65; 88.38Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°23′E / 22.65°N 88.38°E / 22.65; 88.38
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700056, 700083
Telephone code 91 33

Belgharia (Bengali: বেলঘরিয়া) is a suburb and a city north of Kolkata. It is situated near Barrackpore Trunk Road under Kamarhati Municipality. Now it has become a business hub, well connected with Kolkata through trains, buses and other means of transport.The name "Belgharia" is derived from "Bell Ghor"[ বেলঘর ]. There was a Big bell used for calling the porters for unloading and carrying jute from the boats. The oldest jetty was situated in Ariadaha on river Ganges. In 17th century Belgharia and Nimta were the biggest wholesale markets for Jute,Fish and vegetables. Belgharia is one of the stations on the main train line starting from Sealdah. This place is a suburb of Kolkata city capital of West Bengal in India.

The Feeder road to the Belgharia railway station.

Feeder road is one of the main roads in Belghoria. Feeder road connects Belghoria to B.T. Road (i.e. Barrackpore Trunk Road) to the west and through Madhusudan Banerjee (MB) Road to Birati and consequently to Jessore Road in the east.

Ramakrishna Paramhansa visited this place 8 times and the 1st time was in 1875. Ramakrishna Mission also situated here and they run a Students' Home for meritorious poor and needy students along with a 3 year Diploma Engg. College . They are also conducting relief activities with a public library and homeopathic dispensary. Swami Vijnanananda, a direct disciple of Ramakrishna also resided here.Nearest Industrial area is Kamarhatty (3 km),Companies are Agarpara Jute Mill, Allied Ceramic,ESDEE Allumina,Emami,Kamarhatty Jute Mill,Texmaco,TIL,WIMCO.A small unit of Ramkrishna Mission situated here(near belgharia flyover) which is established by Swami Vijnananandaji, Architect of Belur Math.

Satyendra Nath Dutta) (Bengali: সত্যেন্দ্রনাথ দত্ত) (1882-1922), a Bengali poet, is considered the wizard of rhymes (or ছন্দের যাদুকর - chhonder jadukar in Bengali) was born at NIMTA of Belgharia, under District North 24-Parganas.

Educational institutions[edit]

Kolkata new proposed metro rout (Baranagar - Barrackpore)
  • Bhairab Ganguly College,
  • Belgharia High School for Boys,
  • Belgharia Jatindas Vidyamandir,
  • Udaypur Haradayal Nag Adarsha Vidyalaya
  • Belgharia Mahakali Girls High School
  • Belgharia Ramakrishna Mission (Polytechnic Institution)
  • Trivasa Academy High School
  • Deshpriyo Vidyaniketan for Boys
  • Deshpriyo Vidyaniketan for Girls
  • Nimta Higher Secondary School
  • Udaypur Haradayal Nag Adarsha Vidyalaya
  • Belgharia Jatiya Vidyaniketan
  • Nandan Nagar High School
  • Chhatramangal Abhay Smriti Vidyaniketan
  • Sishu Nalanda Primary School
  • Alok Tirtha Nursary & KG School.
  • Kajal Memorial School
  • Adamas International school
  • Adarsha Sishu Niketan, Nandan Nagar
  • Sishu Niketan
  • Rabindra Path Bhawan
  • The Shanti Kids' Academy

Major Markets[edit]

  • Belgharia Rail Bazar- For Fresh Vegetables & Fish
  • Belgharia Municipal Market
  • Dr. P.N.Dey market
  • ANUSREE, 6 Umesh Mukherjee Rd. (A Class Readymade Garments & School Uniforms)
  • Sadananda Chawk
  • Ghola Road bazar
  • Deshpriya Nagar Colony Bazar
  • Spencer's - near Rathtala crossing

Library[edit]

  • Parry Mohun Library - Just opposite to Belgharia Bata
  • Belgharia Text Book Library - Indrapuri

Hospitals and health centre[edit]

  • Ariadah Matri Sadan.
  • Sagar Dutta State General Hospital & Medical College.
  • Midland Nursing Home.
  • Zenith Multispeciality Hospital.
  • Sahid Khudiram bose hospital.
  • Diagaid Clinic
  • Chhatra Mangal Ambulance Service
  • Sandhikhyan-Belgharia Ambulance service(AC)

Banks & ATM'S[edit]

  • State Bank of India with ATM - Shankar Bhawan - Opposite Belgharia A C Market, Badamtalla & Culture More
  • Bank of Baroda with ATM - Branch beside Belgharia Head Post Office, ATM at Belgharia Power House
  • Allahabad Bank - Above Axis Bank - Opposite Belgharia Bata
  • UCO Bank
  • HDFC Bank with ATM - Opposite Bhairav Ganguly College
  • AXIS Bank with ATM - Opposite Belgharia Bata & Badamtalla
  • Central Bank of India with ATM - Branch at P N Dey Market - ATM beside Belgharia Head Post Office
  • ICICI Bank ATM - at Belgharia Badamtalla and Belgharia Rail Bazaar
  • United Bank of India with ATM - at Belgharia Badamtalla
  • PNB ATM Near Belgharia Head Post Office

Communication Links to Kolkata and other places[edit]

Nearest two(2) Railway Station - Belgharia & Baranagar

The newly built Belghoria Expressway which links Jessore Road with Dumdum Airport and Nivedita Setu on Ganges increased the importance of this places.


Belghoria Expressway near Nivedita Setu.

The place is now beaming up with flats. People can have an easy access to anything within no time.

Belgharia still oozes old world charm of Bengal. The cosmopolitan culture of new age Bengal hasn't yet penetrated the town. The population consists of generally middle class Bengali. Of late a lot of student messes has sprung up chiefly because of the low cost of living and close proximity to the city of Kolkata.

Belgharia is an area under Kamarhati Municipality and some parts fall under the area of North Dumdum Municipality.