Parnasree Pally

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Parnasree Pally
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Parnasree Pally is located in Kolkata
Parnasree Pally
Parnasree Pally
Location in Kolkata
Coordinates: 22°30′32″N 88°18′22″E / 22.509°N 88.306°E / 22.509; 88.306Coordinates: 22°30′32″N 88°18′22″E / 22.509°N 88.306°E / 22.509; 88.306
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Ward 131
Railway station Brace Bridge
Parliamentary constituency Kolkata Dakshin
Assembly constituency Behala Paschim
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700060

Parnasree Pally is a posh upmarket locality of Behala in southern Kolkata, India. It was included in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation only in 1985. Translated to English the name means "beauty of the leaves". While it has lost most of its greenery owing to rapid real estate development, the name endures. Parnasree Pally is situated very close to the Behala Airport, which is to be converted to an airport to serve as an air traffic hub for Bengal and for other regional traffic.

Transport[edit]

Parnasree Bus Deport

Parnasree Pally can be accessed from Taratala Crossing by taking the Budge Budge Road and also from the road opposite Behala Police Station.

Bus No. To-From Via
E4 (Standing not allowed) Parnasree - Howrah Taratala, Mominpore, Khidderpore, Dalhousie, Strand Road
13 Parnasree - Sealdah Taratala, Mominpore, Khidderpore, Dalhousie, College Street
S4 Parnasree - Salt Lake Depot Taratala, New Alipore, Tollyguange Phari, Rashbehari, Gariahat, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Chingrighata, Saltlake, Karunamoyee
NEWTOWN PARNASREE WBSTC BUS (AS1/A) Parnasree - New Town Taratala, Mominpore, Ekbalpore, Alipore Zoo, PTS, EXIDE, Minto Park, Park Circus, Science City, City Center Saltlake
PARNASREE MINI BUS Parnasree - Howrah Behala, Taratala, Mominpore, Hazra, Rabindra Sadan, Birla Planetarium, Park Street, Dalhousie
VS4 or VS3 (AC VOLVO BUS) Parnasree - SDF Unitech Taratala, New Alipore, Chetla, Rashbehari, Gariahat, Ruby Hospital, Science City, Saltlake Sector V, College More, SDF
S4/1 Parnasree - New Town Taratala, Tollyguange, Prince Anwar Shah Road, South City Mall, Jadavpur Thana, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, SDF, Saltlake
AC4A (AC VOLVO BUS) Parnasree - New Town Taratala, Tollyguange, Prince Anwar Shah Road, South City Mall, Jadavpur Thana, Kalikapur, Ruby Hospital, Science City, SDF, Saltlake
AC4 (AC VOLVO BUS) Parnasree - Howrah Taratala, Mominpore, Khidderpore, Hastings, Dalhousie, Strand Road

Adjacent to the bus deport a fleet of green autos connects Parnasree and Behala.

Taxis are also available from the bus stand throughout the day.

Parnasree is very near to the Brace Bridge Railway Station in the Sealdah South section.

Police Station[edit]

The Parnasree Police Station is located just beside the Bus Stand and opposite to Parnasree Market. It started on 1 September 2011.

Post Office[edit]

This locality has its own post office (Kolkata -700060).

Educational institutions[edit]

  1. Parnasree Vidyamandir H. S. School
  2. Sharada Vidyapith for girls
  3. Behala College
  4. Holy Cross Mission School
  5. Sishu Bharati Uccha Bidiala

Parnasree Market[edit]

Parnasree Pally has got its own market which is located opposite to the Parnasree Police Station. The market stays open 7 days a week both in the morning and evening. All necessary items including fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry products and other daily household items are available here.

Hospital[edit]

Vivekananda Hospital Research Institute

Behala Flying Club[edit]

Recently, The Behala Flying Club has been provided with a new lease of life by the Hon'ble Ex Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr. Praful Patel, by announcing a modernisation and upgradating of the Airport complex. There has also been an announcement of copter services being opened for the common citizens from this flying club. Initially there would be 5 destinations: Shantiniketan, Ganga Sagar, Durgapur, Malda and Balurghat. This would be run as a pilot and based on the response a decision would be taken for continuation of the services. The Kolkata-Gangasagar services will happen every Sunday with the one-way fare being set as Rs 1,500, while Kolkata-Durgapur flights will happen every Monday at Rs 4,200, Kolkata-Shantiniketan every Saturday at Rs 1,500, Kolkata-Malda-Balurghat every Wednesday at Rs 1,300 and Rs 1,500, respectively.

Parnasree Lake[edit]

One of the major attractions of the area is the Parnasree Pally Lake, which is located adjacent to Parnasree Bus Deport. The beautification project by Kolkata Municipal Corporation is commendable.This lake is best to visit in the evening, they also turn on the musical fountain occasionally.Fishing is prohibited in this lake.

Panorama of Parnasree Lake
Parnasree Lake Panoramic view.

Known faces from Parnasree[edit]

NFDC Office[edit]

National Film Development Corporation office is located at Parnasree Pally.