Jodhpur Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jodhpur Park
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Country India
StateWest Bengal
CityKolkata
DistrictKolkata
Municipal CorporationKolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC ward93
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Area code(s)+91 33
Lok Sabha constituencyRashbehari
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRashbehari

Jodhpur Park is a neighbourhood of south Kolkata, in Kolkata district, West Bengal, India.

Geography[edit]

It has Dhakuria to the north, the Gariahat Road (South) to the east, Prince Anwar Shah Road to the south and the Lake Gardens area to the west.

In a recent survey by Telegraph its rated the 3rd best area to reside in Kolkata after Ballygunge Place and New Alipore.

It also has a lake.

The famous Golf Course of Tollygunge is a couple of kilometres away and south-west of Jodhpur Park.

Some important institutes in and around Jodhpur Park region include Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Regional Institute of Printing Technology, Regional Polytechnic, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur University, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology etc.

Abah Mahal and Rabindra Sarovar are some of the tourist attractions in the vicinity of Jodhpur Park.

History[edit]

Before independence Jodhpur Park was a golf course belonging to the maharaja of Jodhpur. It has an area of about 80.93 acres and its address is 1 Gariahat Road, Kolkata - 700068. During the Independence movement, the officers of the Government of Bengal, wanted that land to make their own housing colony and so they formed a registered co-operative housing society named "Bengal Secretariat Co-operative Land Mortgage Bank & Housing Society Limited" hereinafter named as the "Society". The Society was registered on 9th October 1945 and its registration number is 4/Cal/1945 and it is still existing. On 18 July 1947, the Society bought the said golf club land from the Official Trustee of Bengal at a price of about Rs. 10,10,000/- only to make their housing colony named Tollygunge Scheme (Jodhpur Club Lands). On 23rd May 1948, the Society held a Special General Meeting and prepared detail plan of the Housing Scheme. The object of the scheme was to provide homes for the members by establishing a model garden colony with all amenities of city life for the attainment of better living conditions and promotion of economic interest of the residents thereof through co-operative efforts. As per the scheme, the Society sub-divided the big plot into about 450 residential plots, about 5 cottas each, for allotment to its members for constructing their own houses either by themselves or by the Society and also provided the members with housing loans upon mortgage of their residential plots to the Society. The Society decided to make the colony self-sufficient by providing the amenities of one secondary school for boys and one secondary school for girls, one market, a hospital with maternity block, post & telegraph office, two parks, a lake, a community and civic centre for cultural developments of the colony, administrative building, community kitchens, banks and others. The Society constructed roads for inter-connecting the plots and amenities and is supposed to maintain it through co-operative principles.The society is called The Bengal Urban Land Development Bank and Housing Society .

It is well known for its proximity to South City Mall, Jadavpur University, Gariahat, Tollygunge tram depot, Dhakuria Railway station, for its excellent connectivity to all parts of the city.The real estate rates are one of the highesr in Kolkata city.

Transport[edit]

Rabindra Sarobar metro station is only 5 mins auto ride from Jodhpur Park and through the main road you can get state bus, mini bus, Volvo bus, auto and all forms of public transport available in Kolkata.

The great transport connection of Jodhpur Park to important parts of city including Howrah,Sealdah,Gariahat, Esplanade, Salt Lake makes it one of the best sought after places in Kolkata.The Jadavpur connector starts bang opposite to the area and hence location wise it is one of the best in the city .

Healthcare[edit]

It is also famous for Aurobindo Seva Kendra(EEDF), one of the biggest hospitals in Kolkata.

Culture[edit]

Jodhpur Park Durga Puja

Jodhpur Park Pujo is a renowned and well respected Durga Puja in Kolkata.It is the MAIN attraction of the South of Kolkata.Recently Pally Mangal, beside EEDF and 95 Pally, behind the market have begun using the locality name Jodhpur Park for their pujas.But the actual and original Jodhpur Park Pujo is the one that is held on the community centre of the said Co-operative Housing Society beside the Jodhpur Park Lake for the past 61 years and run, by the residents of the locality who form the Jodhpur Park Saradiya Utsav Committee.

Places[edit]

  • Jodhpur Park Boys School
  • Jodhpur Park Girls School
  • Jeesa Gupta's Salon - Step in Style
  • Sattva Yog -Yoga, Meditation
  • Jawed Habib's Salon
  • Chandrani Jewellers
  • Cafe Blue Mug
  • Selimpur/Jodhpur Mini bus stand(connects 56 routes of Kolkata)
  • Jodhpur motor training school
  • Jodhpur Park Post Office
  • Dakkhinapan shopping complex
  • Ellora Apartment Residential Complex
  • Nari Seva Sangha
  • Andrews High School
  • Jodhpur Park Post Office
  • KC Das Sweet Shop
  • Income Tax office (South)
  • Reliance Fresh near Jodhpur Bazaar
  • Apollo Pharmacy
  • Frank Ross Medical Stores
  • Abar Baithak Coffee Store
  • HDFC Bank with ATM
  • Indian Bank with ATM
  • Suraksha Polyclinic
  • Bake Club
  • ICICI Bank
  • Kotak Mahindra ATM
  • SHODHANAM - Kerala Panchakarma Centre
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • HSBC Bank ATM
  • Andhra Bank
  • Allahabad Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Vijaya Bank
  • KC Dass
  • Desi Mehak
  • SOTC
  • Kathleen Bakery
  • Sugar n Spice Bakery
  • Vodafone Customer Centre
  • Airtel Customer Centre
  • Lake Police Thana
  • Pathfinder Coaching Centre
  • Arambagh Food Mart
  • VLCC slimming centre
  • Bata Shoe store
  • Ashok Laboratory
  • Madusudhan Mancha
  • Edify-Sanchari Sen Tutorial
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Seedz and Beanz
  • Bancharam Sweet Shop
  • RIG Chandam- a Rabindrasangeet training centre by Shraboni Sen
  • Kidzee - Jodhpur Park, Kolkata
  • Arena Animation- Jodhpur Park
  • Himalaya Optical,Jodhpur Park
  • Foot Comfort SPA
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Klarius Media
  • Womans's Polytechic College
  • Don Giovannis
  • Say it with Flowers
  • Sierra Pottery Store
  • Tandoor Park Restaurant
  • Marhaba Restaurant
  • RG Stone Urology Hospital
  • Hot Chips
  • Wizderm Super Speciality Clinic
  • SBI Personal Banking Branch
  • Bablu Sweets
  • Sarada Boutique
  • SMILELAND DENTAL

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Kolkata/South travel guide from Wikivoyage