South West Kolkata

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South West Kolkata is a locality in Kolkata, India. It is bounded by Tollygunge in the East, New Alipore and Taratala in the North, Sarsuna in the West and extends up to Joka in the South. It includes the localities of Parnasree, Behala, Barisha, Thakurpukur, Sarsuna, Joka, Diamond Park, Sodepur, Haridevpur, Siriti, Sahapur etc.

History[edit]

Regarding, the history of Behala, it can be said that it is named after a mythical female character named Behula who saved her husband's life from the enrages of the Goddess of Snake, called Maa Manasa. It is a very old place and here we can see the ancestral home of Sabarna Roy Chowdhury, the founder and charter giver of then Calcutta.

Demography[edit]

Transport[edit]

It is very easy to be in Behala. The easiest way to reach is to take metro rail from Dumdum or Esplanade and get down at Tollygaunge. From there you can get auto rickshaw and many other Behala bound buses like 21/1, SD4 etc. If you wish to go by e.m.u., i.e. local train, then just get down at Majherhat station by travelling in Budge Budge local and then walk a little bit and from the opposite side of Mint, you can get so many buses.

Education[edit]

Indian Institute of Management[edit]

Behala Blind School[edit]

Behala Blind School, officially known as Calcutta Blind School, is one of the few well-known blind schools in Kolkata. It provides education for blind students from KG up till 12th standard. It also houses a low vision clinic. It is located directly on the Diamond Harbour Road in Behala.

Colleges[edit]

  1. Behala College, Parnasree
  2. Behala College of Commerce, Parnasree
  3. Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur
  4. Vivekananda College for Women, Barisha
  5. Sarsuna College, Shakuntala Park housing
  6. Sarsuna Law College, Shakuntala Park housing

Schools[edit]

  1. Kendriya Vidyalaya-I.I.M.C., Joka
  2. Vivekananda Mission School, Joka
  3. Orient Day School, Behala
  4. M. P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School, Behala
  5. Behala Aryya Vidyamandir, Behala
  6. Barisha High School, Behala Chowrasta
  7. Sarsuna High School, Sarsuna
  8. D. A. V. Public School, Behala
  9. Bidya Bharati, Barisha
  10. Mansur Habibullah Memorial School, Kudghat
  11. Carmel School,Deshapriya park and Jadavpur
  12. South Point School
  13. National Gems Higher Secondary School, Behala

Health[edit]

Hospitals[edit]

  1. Cancer Centre Welfare Home & Research Institute, Thakurpukur
  2. Vidyasagar Hospital, Behala
  3. Behala Balananda Brahmachari Hospital & Research Centre, Behala
  4. Barisha Hospital, Barisha

Nursing Homes[edit]

  1. Pratihaar Nursing Home, Behala
  2. Chikitsa Medicare, Behala (Pathak Para Bus Stopage)

Places of interest[edit]

  1. Siddheshwari Kali Mandir, Behala
  2. State Archeological Museum, Behala
  3. Gurusaday Museum of Bengal Folk Art, Joka
  4. Sabarna Sangrahashala, Barisha

Culture[edit]

  1. Durga Puja
  2. Kali Puja
  3. Chandi Mela:it is a wonderful mela
  4. Behala Book Fair

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