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Garia
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Metro Railway Stations Kavi Nazrul, Shahid Khudiram, Kavi Subhash and Gitanjali
Railway stations Garia, New Garia, Baghajatin
Parliamentary constituency Jadavpur
Assembly constituency Jadavpur
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700084, 700047, 700094, 700152
Area code(s) +91 33

Garia (Bengali:গড়িয়া) is a posh[1] neighbourhood in south Kolkata, India. It includes the localities of New Garia, Chak Garia, Garia Park, Baghajatin, Baishnabghata-Patuli, Techno City, Panchpota, Model Town, Ganguly Bagan, Tentulberia, East Tentulberia, Ramgarh, Briji, Kamalgazi, Mahamayatala, Boral, Sreenagar, Nayabad, Panchasayar, Balia and certain parts of New Ajaynagar. It is bounded by Jadavpur/Dhakuria/Golpark/Gariahat to the north, Bansdroni/Tollygunge to the north-west, Santoshpur to the north-east, Narendrapur/Sonarpur to the south and Mukundapur to the east. The southern part of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass runs through the heart of the region. It is also represented by an important, ever-busy, and ever-crowded traffic junction from where a variety of public transports ply in different directions, making it a principal spot of south Kolkata.

History[edit]

Garia is one of the oldest settlements around the region, and is located on the Tolly's Nullah(canal) connecting Kolkata to the Vidhyadhari River to the east. It was primarily a peaceful residential neighbourhood before. The partition of India changed the very fabric of the area.

Overnight refugees came and settled down in the farm lands and country houses of the rich landowners of Kolkata in Garia, increasing the population of the area by many thousands.

Garia became another refugee settlement along with Jadavpur and Tollygunge in the southern fringes of the city. Slowly, after the initial upheaval, development of the area started and it grew to become a peaceful neighbourhood. But again another change was coming to the region. With the expansion of Kolkata to the east and the south during the 1990s, the area witnessed its latest change. Garia was the southern end of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, the next 'Chowringhee' of Kolkata. This road connected Garia to the northern parts of the city and the newly developing areas like Salt Lake City and Rajarhat, and also to the airport thus opening the way for rapid commercialization of the area. Already home to two major bus terminus, Garia became the transport and commercial hub for the region.

Modern day Garia[edit]

Garia is now home to some of the finest upcoming apartment complexes in the city, and is a haven for people looking to get away from the congestion of Kolkata. Hiland Park,Avani's Victoria Greens, Westwind, Orbit City, Sugam Park, Sherwood Estate and Bengal Ambuja's Upohar are the most famous apartment complexes in Garia. However, increasing population day by day, and the upcoming projects and vast number of residential flats and increased traffic have made Garia almost the same as the other congested places of Kolkata, at present. Metro railway has added a new feather in terms of communication which connects Central & North Kolkata to save time & have a comfortable journey.

Notable Sub-localities in Garia[edit]

New Garia[edit]

Main article: New Garia

New Garia is a fast growing neighbourhood in the eastern part of Garia. The terminal metro station of Kolkata metro in the south is located here.

Chak Garia[edit]

Main article: Chak Garia

Chak Garia, also known as Chakgaria, is a posh neighbourhood in the eastern part of Garia. It is dotted with highrises like Hiland Park and Bengal Ambuja Upohar.

Baishnabghata-Patuli Township[edit]

Ashabari Housing Complex in Baishnabghata Patuli Township

Baishnabghata-Patuli Township is a township located in the northern part of Garia.Baishnabghata-Patuli Township is a World Bank funded Project on the EM Bypass. Currently, it is one of the most promising parts of south Kolkata.

Mahamayatala[edit]

Mahamayatala is a well known place in Garia. There are many residential apartments or complex, shops, all required stuffs for living. Mahamayatala is known for its famous Maa Mahamaya Temple.

Hindustan More Its one of the posh areas of Garia location with renowned multi specialty nurshing home like Hindustan health point and shopping destination like bizaare. BSF camp. Housing Complex like Ananya Apartments. Balia : Balia is also a fast growing neighbourhood in the eastern part of Garia.

Geographic location[edit]

Transport[edit]

Railway connectivity of Garia
New Garia Metro Station

Garia is home to four major bus termini (popularly named as No.5, No.6, S-21, S-7 and the 45A, 45B after the routes they originally used to serve) and is connected by all varieties of bus services to all parts of the city.[2]

Kavi Nazrul station connects this locality to the Kolkata Metro network. Two more stations - Shahid Khudiram (Near E M Bypass and Garia Station Road crossing popularly known as "Dhalai Bridge", meaning concrete bridge) & Kavi Subhash (at New Garia, the terminal station in this route near Pancha Shyar, in between Baghajatin Railway Station & Garia Railway Station and just beside New Garia Railway Station) have become operational from 7 October 2010.[3][4]

Garia is served by the Garia, New Garia and Baghajatin railway stations on the Sealdah South section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway. Surface transport routes and many private bus routes ply from Garia to many important destinations via E.M. Bypass and the main roads. There are also long distance bus routes specially the Digha bus route which also ply from Garia regularly.

CSTC Bus routes,

  • 5 Garia - Howrah via Baghajatin, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Golpark, Deshapriya Park, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • 6 Garia - Howrah via Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • S7 Garia - Howrah via Naktala, Bansdroni, Ranikuthi, Tollygunge, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • IC21 Bagbazar - Garia via via Shyambazar, Khanna, Ultadanga, E.M. Byepass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Patuli
  • S37A/MS37B Airport - Garia via Baguihati, Ultadanga, E.M. Byepass, Chingrighata, Science City, Ruby Hospital, Kalikapur, Mukundapur, Hiland Park, Patuli

CTC Bus routes -

  • C5 Garia Station - Howrah Station via New Garia, Peerless Hoespital, Ajoynagar, Santoshpur, Jadavpur, Dhakuria, Golpark, Deshapriya Park, Rashbehari, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Park Street
  • C12 Garia Station - Dum Dum 7 Tank via Dhalai Bridge, Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Topsia, Park Circus, Moulali, Sealdah, Maniktala, Shyambazar
  • E11 Baruipur - Howrah via Gobindapur, Harinavi, Rajpur, Kamalgazi, Dhalai Bridge, Patuli, Hiland Park, Mukundapur, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Topsia, Park Circus, Moulali, Esplanade, Barabazar

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Major roads of Garia[edit]

List of Metro Stations in Garia[edit]

  • Kavi Subhash (formerly New Garia)
  • Shahid Khudiram (formerly Birji)
  • Kavi Nazrul (formerly Garia Bazar)
  • Satyajit Ray[6] (proposed)
  • GEETANJALI METRO STATION(NAKTALA AREA)

List of Railway Stations in Garia[edit]

  • Garia
  • New Garia
  • Baghajatin

Shopping[edit]

Garia is one of the major shopping areas of Kolkata.[7] It is home to many shopping malls and departmental stores. Some of them are :

  • Metropolis Mall, Hiland Park, EM Bypass, Chak Garia.[8]
  • The Gift Shop, [1st Floor, Sonar Bangla Market Complex, Garia More, Kolkata- 700047] Mob -844914609 [9]
  • Wood Square, Kamalgazi
  • Big Bazaar, Hiland Park, EM Bypass, Chak Garia.[10]
  • Big Bazaar, Orbit Mall, Garia.[11]
  • Big Bazaar, Kamalgazi
  • Spencer's, Garia Station Road.[12]
  • Spencer's, Mahamayatala.[13]
  • Spencer's, Upohar Town Centre, Chak Garia.
  • Spencer's Express, Baishnabghata Patuli Township.[14]
  • Spencer's Express, Tolly Heights, Naktala.[15]
  • Proyozonio.[16]
  • Bizarre Bazar.[17]
  • Sonar Bangla Shopping Complex.[18]

Cuisine[edit]

Aminia for Mughlai Cuisine near Garia More

Illusion Restro & Lounge Bar, Hiland Park, Chak Garia

There are many multicuisine and south Indian restaurants in Garia.[19][20] Some of them are :

Medical facilities[edit]

Peerless Hospital
  • The Apollo Clinic[43]
  • Bengal Rural Welfare Service (BRWS) Hospital, junction of Raja Subodh Mullick Road and Baishnabghata Connector.
  • Banchbo Healing Touch[44]
  • Peerless Hospital, at Panchasayar.
  • Remedy Hospital, at Kalitala
  • Lifeline Hospital, at Pratapgarh.
  • Namita Biswas Memorial Eye Hospital at Garia Station.
  • Hindusthan Health Point, at Hindusthan Bus Stop.
  • Sevangan nursing home.
  • Welkin diagnostic center.
  • Smilz Dental Treatment Facility, Garia Park[45]
  • Remedy diagnostic center.
  • Medical Health Clinic & Diagnostic Centre
  • Care & cure diagnostic center.
  • Friends Diagnostic Private Limited.
  • Mother Teresa Memorial TB Hospital & Research Centre.[46]
  • Neotia Mediplus Super Speciality Clinic ( A unit of Park Hospitals)168 Garia Main Road, Kolkata 700084 (Opp. 228 bus stand)

Education[edit]

Netaji Subhash Engineering College

Garia is home to several academic, research and professional institutions and schools. Major colleges, schools and research institutions located here includes:

Places of interest[edit]

  • Hiland Park is the second tallest tower in Kolkata (after South City) and is located in Chak Garia on the E. M. Bypass.
  • The Conclave Club Verde Vista, Chak Garia.
  • Big Bazaar, located near Hiland Park & Big Bazaar—Gangulybagan and Big Bazaar Wood Square, Narendrapur(front of Sherwood Estate)

are shopper's paradise and food-lover's delight.

  • Garia Bazaar is one of the largest vegetable markets in Kolkata.
  • Sant Sri Asaramji Ashram, near Netaji Subhash Engineering College.
  • Bharat Sevashram Sangha, which is located near Briji.
  • Very old twin temples at Garia Burning Ghat. Srimanta Saudagar (the son of Chand Saudagar) built these two temples (dedicated to Kali and Mahakal Shiva).
  • VIP Ground
  • 3 newly inaugurated metro stations.
  • Garia Buddha Temple
  • Baroda Avenue Kali Temple (one of the oldest Kali temples of Garia).
  • A very old temple namely of historical importance (said to be as old as the reigns of the Sen rulers of Bengal, however the old construction has been ruined)-Tripurasundari Temple near Boral High School.
  • Kaliganga (canal, a branch from the Ganga)
  • Shri Shri Baba Lokenath Mandir ( near the newly inaugurated 'Kavi Nazrul' Metro Station)
  • Bipattarini Mandir (Small incarnation of original Bipattarini Temple situated at Rajpur, South 24 Pgs). Those who are unable to visit Rajpur may visit this temple at Garia.)
  • Mahamaya Mandir near Mahamayatala petrol pump on the Garia Main Road.
  • Jora Mandir near Kali ganga canal consisting a pair of temples

Festivals of Garia[edit]

  • Durga Puja is celebrated at Garia with great pomp. Nabadurga, Panchadurga, Durga puja of Jatra Shuru Sangha, Milan Park, Sangathani Sangha, Moitri Sangha, Kalyan Parisad and many pujas of housing societies needs special appreciation. People from all corners of the city comes and enjoy these pujas at Garia.
  • Buddha Jayanti- celebration of 3 important event of Buddha's life(Birth,Buddhata,Maha Parinirvan)at Garia Buddha Temple on Buddha Purnima Day.
  • Kathina Chivara Dana- special occasion for Buddhist specially for Buddhist monk after completion of 3 months of Varsha Mash at Garia Buddha Temple.
  • Seva Utsav, organized by Dakshin Kalikata Krira O Sanskriti Parishad. It is successfully running for last 35th year. Activities are Free Eye Operation camp, Free Medical Camp, Various Cultural Competition & Programme, Torch relay, Various Exhibition, workshop, Demonstration, All Bengal Yogasan Competition, Baul Mela, Kavi Sammelan, Seminars, etc.
  • Rakhi Utsav, Annual function of Sreerampur Kalyan Samity.
  • West Bengal Art and Handicrafts Fair(sponsored by the Govt. of West Bengal).
  • Old Rath Yatra fair at Rathtala and many other local fairs round the year.
  • Puja Rating & Ride by Under Privileged & Street Children & also by Senior Citizen on Sasti/Saptami of Durga Puja organised by Banchbo.
  • International Senior Citizen Day on 1 October of every year organized by Banchbo Healing Touch.

In popular culture[edit]

In early 1953, the principal photography of the Satyajit Ray's debut film Pather Panchali was done at Boral, then a small village on the outskirts of Kolkata, now a locality of Garia. A decade later, Ray again shot a scene of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne in the dense bamboo groves near a local pond.[63]

Notable people from Garia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article on Garia
  2. ^ Bus routes in Kolkata
  3. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1101004/jsp/calcutta/story_13013028.jsp
  4. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-09-25/kolkata/28229207_1_rake-kavi-nazrul-metro-fares
  5. ^ CTC Bus Routes
  6. ^ The Telegraph article on the inauguration of the New Garia-Airport route
  7. ^ Shopping areas in Kolkata
  8. ^ Metropolis Mall, Hiland Park
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gift-Shop/1396552170618256
  10. ^ Big Bazaar-Chakgaria
  11. ^ Big Bazaar-Garia
  12. ^ Spencers-Garia
  13. ^ Spencer's Stores in India
  14. ^ Spencers-Patuli
  15. ^ Spencer's Express-Naktala
  16. ^ Proyozonio-Garia
  17. ^ Bizarre Bazar-Garia
  18. ^ Sonar Bangla Shopping Complex
  19. ^ Restaurants in Garia
  20. ^ Kolkata Restaurants List
  21. ^ Azad Hind Dhaba restaurants
  22. ^ Anands Restaurant
  23. ^ Babu Mashai
  24. ^ Neelanjana Multicuisine Restaurant
  25. ^ Yo Foodies
  26. ^ [1]
  27. ^ Bhuter Raja Dilo Bor restaurant
  28. ^ Banana Leaf
  29. ^ Eats
  30. ^ Dominos, Naktala
  31. ^ Cafe Coffee Day West Bengal outlets
  32. ^ Little China, Naktala
  33. ^ Ishan South Indian Delite
  34. ^ Hatari
  35. ^ Palki Restaurant
  36. ^ Atithya Restaurant
  37. ^ Bookhara Restaurant
  38. ^ New Bukhara Restaurant
  39. ^ Maharaj Restaurant
  40. ^ Penguin Hut Restaurant
  41. ^ Diamond Restaurant
  42. ^ Sholo Ana Bangali Restaurant
  43. ^ The Apollo Clinic Clinics
  44. ^ Banchbo Healing Touch Official Website
  45. ^ SMiLZ Dental Treatment Facility
  46. ^ KMC Chest Clinics
  47. ^ Indian Centre for Space Physics
  48. ^ Affiliated colleges of Calcutta University
  49. ^ Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta address
  50. ^ Seacom Marine College address
  51. ^ Sammilani Mahavidyalaya college address
  52. ^ K.K. Das college address
  53. ^ List of Schools of Nursing
  54. ^ Indus Valley World School
  55. ^ ISC schools in Kolkata
  56. ^ Techno India Group Public School Branches
  57. ^ Techno India Model School Branches
  58. ^ Calcuttaweb-Schools
  59. ^ B.D. Memorial School locations
  60. ^ Schools in Kolkata
  61. ^ Schools in Kolkata
  62. ^ Garia Vidyabhavana South
  63. ^ "Apu Doesn’t Live Here Anymore". Indian Express. Apr 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 

63. Giani Di Hatti

External links[edit]

Kolkata/Southern fringes travel guide from Wikivoyage