Park Circus

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For film company, see Park Circus (film distributor).

Location[edit]

Park Circus Ground

Park Circus is an area in South Kolkata. It has Entally and Sealdah to its north, Park Street and Chowringhee to its west, Taltala to its north west, Topsia and Ballygunge to its south & Tangra to its east. It is connected to both Park Street and AJC Bose Road. It is a locality of schools and colleges. From 1870 onwards, Muslim immigrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh began to settle in the area, and by 1947 the area had a majority Muslim population, though many of the wealthy members of the community left for Pakistan in the 1947 Partition.[citation needed] Park Circus is currently part of the Kolkata Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency).

Landmarks[edit]

Traffic congestion at the Park Circus seven point crossing.

It is notable for the following landmarks:

  • Park Circus Maidan: Park Circus Maidan becomes a focal point during the winter—specially in December and January—as it becomes home to circus companies and kids all over the city flock to the maidan to watch circus.
  • Don Bosco School, Park Circus: Don Bosco School, easily one of the most sought-after schools in the city is a major landmark of Park Circus.
  • 7-point Crossing: One of the major crossings of Kolkata connecting Park Street, Suhrawardy Avenue, AJC Bose Road Flyover, Circus Avenue, Sir Syed Amir Ali Avenue and Shakespeare Sarani.
  • Chittaranjan Hospital
  • Lady Brabourne College
  • Our Lady Queen Of the Missions School
  • The Park Circus Connector to the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass is one of the most important ones[peacock term] that carries a huge traffic load of about 8,000 vehicles in the morning and evening.
  • A number of Mosques,Khanqahs & Dargahs, like the Masjid-e-Mohammadi. The Daira Sharif-e-Quadria situated at 40C, Shamsul Huda Road, Kolkata-17 is a famous Khanqah of Quadria order(the founder of this order is Hazrat Ghausul Azam,R.A) in Kolkata. Pir Sahib of Midnapore, Hazrat Syed Manal Shah Alquadri, the 22nd descendant of Hazrat Ghausul Azam (R.A)is the Sajjadanashin of this Khanqah. It was founded in 1985.

Park Circus is also famous for renowned[peacock term] durga Pujas - Park Circus Beniapukur, Uddipani & Karaya Park Circus Sarbojonin.

External links[edit]

Kolkata/South travel guide from Wikivoyage