|Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)|
|Railway station||Brace Bridge|
|Parliamentary constituency||Kolkata Dakshin|
|Assembly constituency||Behala Paschim|
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
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.
Parnasree Pally can be accessed from Taratala Crossing by taking the Budge Budge Road and also from the road opposite Behala Police Station.
- AC4 Parnasree - Howrah Station
- AC4A Parnasree – Jadavpur Police Station - Sapoorji Estate
- E4 Parnasree - Howrah Station
- S4 Parnasree - Gariahat - Salt Lake Depot
- S4D Parnasree - Jadavpur Police Station - New Town
- S47A Behala Airport - Howrah Station
The Parnasree Police Station is located just beside the Bus Stand and opposite to Parnasree Market. It started on 1 September 2011.
This locality has its own post office (Kolkata -700060).
Parnasree Pally has got 3 major national banks servicing the area. One is the State Bank of India, with the others being United Bank of India and Allahabad Bank. These banks have had their branches in Parnasree for quite long. There are ATMs of SBI, Oriental Bank of Commerce, ICICI, HDFC too.
- Parnasree Vidyamandir H. S. School
- Sharada Vidyapith for girls
- Behala College
- Holy Cross Mission School
- Sishu Bharati Uccha Bidyalay
- Kidzee Nursery School
Parnasree Pally has got its own market which is located opposite to the Parnasree Police Station. The market stays open 6 days a week both in the morning and evening. The only day it stays closed on has been chosen as Monday. All necessary items including fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry products and other daily household items are available here. Goat meat shops stay closed on Thursday.
Vivekananda Hospital Research Institute
Behala Flying Club
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.
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. It has been named Vivekananda Kanan. This lake is best to visit in the evening, they also turn on the musical fountain in the evening. Fishing is prohibited in this lake.
Known faces from Parnasree
- Biswajit Chakraborty – Bengali Actor in films, television and stage.
- Sovan Chatterjee - Mayor of Kolkata (2010 - )
- Arin Paul - Bengali Film Director
National Film Development Corporation office is located at Parnasree Pally.