Lake Town, Kolkata

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Lake Town
লেক টাউন
Residential Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Lake Town is located in Kolkata
Lake Town
Lake Town
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°36′18″N 88°24′18″E / 22.60500°N 88.40500°E / 22.60500; 88.40500Coordinates: 22°36′18″N 88°24′18″E / 22.60500°N 88.40500°E / 22.60500; 88.40500
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700 089
Area code(s) +91 33

Lake Town (Bengali: লেক টাউন) is an upmarket posh neighbourhood in north Kolkata, in Indian state of West Bengal. The area comes under the jurisdiction of South Dum Dum Municipality. The upscale neighbourhood was developed in a planned manner after the Independence of India. Today, it is one of the important food and leisure hub in North Kolkata, having many international fast food chains and a cinema hall.[1][not in citation given]

Location[edit]

Lake Town is surrounded by Bangur Avenue, Dum Dum Park and Kestopur in the north, Salt Lake in the east, Belgachia, Ultadanga in the South and Patipukur, Paikpara in the West. Kalidaha (Kalindi) is situated in the west of Lake Town, on the other side of Jessore Road. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is 7 kilometres from Lake Town.

Notable residents[edit]

Shanu Lahiri, painter [2]

Real Estate Boom[edit]

Being a planned township with large open spaces, parks and a lake, Lake Town is one of the most sought-after residential areas of North Kolkata. Its proximity to the Kolkata Airport and commercial centres like Salt Lake and Rajarhat has been a catalyst for the rising property prices in recent years.

The proposed Line 1 of Kolkata Monorail from Ultadanga to Rajarhat will pass through Lake Town.

Some of Kolkata's prominent Real Estate firms have their presence in Lake Town.

  • Ujaas-The Condoville by Bengal Ambuja
  • Avani Oxford Phase I and II by Avani Group
  • Alcove Gloria by Alcove Realty, an arm of Diamond Group.
  • Big Bazaar Family centre- Kolkata's largest Big Bazaar, is a part of the Alcove Gloria complex.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Jaya Cinema Hall
  • Cafe Coffee Day
  • Maruti Suzuki Dealership- Sanei Motors
  • Rahmania
  • Wing Wah Restaurant
  • Aatithya Restaurant
  • Mandoline-Fine dining lounge
  • The Host restaurant
  • KFC
  • Subway
  • Pizza Hut
  • Dominos
  • Lake Town Government Sponsored High School
  • East Calcutta Girls' College
  • Manasha Mandir
  • Rose Restaurant
  • Lake Town Nursing Home
  • Daffodil Nursinghome
  • Mahalaya Restaurant
  • Dominoes
  • Pizza Hut Delivery
  • Republic of Chicken

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fast food chain spreads wings". The Telegraph. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Shamik Bag (Aug 13, 2010). "Not another brick in the wall". Mint (newspaper). Retrieved March 16, 2013.