Kolkata/East

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Eastern Kolkata is a district of Kolkata in Southeast Bengal.

Understand[edit]

East Kolkata basically covers new growth areas on the eastern side of the metroplis and it is an area that is still growing. It houses the IT hub of Kolkata, shopping emporiums and amusement parks. Science City is a major attraction. Salt Lake Stadium is a major occasional crowd puller. Large number of hospitals attract patients from the metropolis and beyond. A number of new hotels have come up. It covers Rajarhat, Jyoti Basu Nagar, Bidhannagar and the areas around Eastern Metropolitan Bypass.

Get in[edit]

Numerous bus routes connect the area with other parts of the city.

Two new metro routes are under construction - the East-West Metro and the New Garia-Airport Metro. However, with funding limitations and land acquisition problems, such developments take years, if not decades.

Get around[edit]

The area is extensive and still developing. Cycle rickshaws are available for short trips wherever there is regular demand for it. Point-to-point auto rickshaw services are there but are not as extensive or frequent as in some other parts of the metropolis.

Area landmarks[edit]

  •    China Town (On Park Circus Connector, turn north near D.N.Dey Homeopathic College & Hospital at Topsia Bus Stand). It is the only Chinatown in India. The locality was once home to 20,000 ethnic Chinese, now the population has dropped to 2,000 or so. The traditional occupation of the Chinese community here had been working in the nearby tanning industry and the Chinese restaurants. The area is still noted for the Chinese restaurants where many people flock to taste traditional Chinese and Indian Chinese food. Historically there were many opium dens in this area (now opium is illegal).
  •    International Bus TerminalKarunamoyee. The Kolkata-Dhaka bus service operates from here.
  •    Milan MelaJBS Haldane Avenue (Park Circus Connector). It is a permanent trade fair complex. Fairs of different kinds are held at regular intervals, including Kolkata Book Fair,
  •    Salt Lake Stadium. The stadium has the second largest non-auto racing capacity in the world and largest in the Indian sub-continent. It is currently used for football matches and athletics. The stadium was built in 1984 and holds 120,000 in a three-tier configuration.

See[edit]

  •    Aquatica Water ParkKochpukur, P.O. Hatgachia +91 33 32007947, 9331555220. 10AM to 6PM Open on all days. This theme water park offers visitors a cool respite from the heat and grime of city life. "With artificial waves buffeting you from all sides, tornadoes and dance floors, all ready to whip up a wet dream, Aquatica is the ultimate cool."
  •    Nalban Boating Complex +91 33 2357 2888. Adjoining Nicco Park, Nalban lake as the name suggests is mainly lakes and creeks (nal) fringed by groves (ban). It is a beautiful picnic spot for families, who would like to spend few hours in the lush greenery and placid lake. It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its unpolluted environment offers a respite and soothes the visitors.
  •    Nicco ParkSalt Lake Sector IV +91 33 66285549, 66285509. It is Disneyland for Kolkattans with its various adventure rides. Opened in 1991, Nicco Park is one of the biggest amusement parks in the country and has innovative entertainment for all age groups. This amusement park offers wholesome fun for children as well as adults and draws crowds from suburban Kolkata especially on the weekends.
  •    Science CityAt the junction of J.B.S. Haldane Avenue (Park Circus Connector) and Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. It is one of the most spectacular science centres in the country. The sheer enormity of the Science City baffles the first time visitor. On hindsight, one may say that the Science City is a befitting tribute to Kolkata's contribution to the world of Science.
  •    Swabhumi Heritage Park. Here one can sample local arts and crafts as well as some of the food from its various stalls.

Do[edit]

  • Bioscope (See films at Axis Mall). Four screens for films

Buy[edit]

  •    Apsara Shopping Arcade (At the crossing of EM Bypass and Prince Anwar Shah connector).
  •    Axis MallAction Area 1C, Block CF, Plot No. 09, New Town, Rajarhat +91 33 32006827. Shopping mall, restaurants, Bioscope multiplex with four screens
  •    City Centre II Rajarhat.
  •    Mani Square164/1, Manicktala Main Road (EM Bypass). It has more than 710,000 square feet (66,000 m2) of total area accommodating 250 outlets.
  •    Metro Cash & Carry322 Mouza Barakhola, on EM Bypass. Wholesale market. One must be a registered card holder to buy things here in bulk.
  •    Silver Spring ArcadeEM Bypass.
  •    Upohar Town Centre (Attached to Upohar Housing Complex of Bengal Ambuja), New Garia (Near Kavi Subhas terminal metro station). Spencer's and other outlets.

Eat[edit]

City Centre II Rajarhat[edit]

  • Gamma's World CuisineM 208, 2nd Floor +91 33 40620069. International cuisine. Drinks served.
  • KFCGround Floor, Block C +91 33 4062 0072, 40278000. American fast food. Drinks not served.
  • Kwality Wall Swirl's. Desserts
  • MassekahB 215 2nd floor, Block B +91 9007213377, 9051834932. North Indian, Afghani cuisine. Drinks served.
  • McDonald'sUnit A001, Block A, Ground Floor +91 33 66064251. American fast food. Drinks not served.
  • The OrientGround Floor +91 33 65410399. Chinese cuisine Drinks not served.
  • Pizza HutGround Floor, Block C +91 33 40620073. Italian cuisine, desserts. Drinks not served.
  • Zion LoungeGround Floor +91 9903996699. Drinks not served.

Axis Mall[edit]

  • Aaheli4th floor +91 33 23242411, +91 9007770841. 12:30AM - 10:30PM. Bengali cuisine. Drinks served. Good environment, high price, indifferent service.
  • Addiction4th floor +91 33 3200 6827. North Indian, Chinese cuisine Drinks served..
  • Cafe Coffee Day2nd floor. 10:30AM to 11:30PM.
  • Calcutta Retro5th Floor +91 33 23242345. 12:30AM - 10:30PM. Bengali cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Mehak-e-Punjab4th floor. 12 noon - 11PM. North Indian, Chinese cuisine. Drinks served.

City Centre Salt Lake City[edit]

  • Afraa Restaurant7th Floor, Block G +91 33 23581111, +91 9007017098. 12.30 - 3PM, 7 - 11PM. Continental, Mediterranean, Italian and Japanese cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Caught n Bowled4th Floor, Block B +91 33 23580333, 23589993. 12 noon - 3:30PM, 7 -10:45PM. Chinese, Continental and North Indian cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Copper Chimney3rd Floor, Block C +91 33 40215555, +91 8420000206. 12 noon - 3:30PM, 7PM - 10:30PM. North Indian cuisine. Drinks not served.
  • Haka2nd Floor, Block E +91 33 23581359, 23581445. 12 noon - 10PM. Chinese cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Kaafila3rd Floor, Block B +91 33 40063210, 40063211. 12.30 - 3:15PM, 7 - 10:30PM. North Indian cuisine. Drinks served.
  • KFC1st Floor, Block A +91 33 40278000, 40063283. 11AM - 11PM. American fast food. Drinks not served.
  • Pizza Hut1st Floor, Block A +91 33 23580984, 23580985. 11AM - 11PM. Italian, pizza, desserts. Drinks not served.

Mani Square[edit]

  • Haka4th Floor +91 33 65364679, 23202452. 12 noon - 3:30PM, 6.30 - 11PM. Chinese cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Khandani Rajdhani Restaurant4th Floor +91 33 23202828, 23202839. 11:30AM - 3:30PM, 6.30 - 11PM. Rajasthani, Gujarati cuisine. Drinks not served.
  • Machan4th Floor +91 33 65364680, 23202182. 12 noon - 3:30PM, 6.30 - 11PM. North Indian, Mughlai cuisine. Drinks not served.
  • McDonald'sGround Floor +91 33 66064251. 11AM - 11PM. American fast food. Drinks not served.
  • The Shack4th Floor +91 33 65364679. 1 - 11PM. Goan cuisine. Drinks served.

Silver Spring Arcade[edit]

  • Mainland China3rd Floor +91 33 22517034, 22517035. Chinese cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Masque3rd Floor +91 33 22517283. North Indian cuisine.Drinks served.
  • Oh! Calcutta3rd Floor +91 33 22517036, 22517037. Bengali cuisine, sea food. Drinks not served.
  • Sigree1st Floor +91 33 22517032, 22517031. North Indian cuisine. Drinks served.

China Town[edit]

  • Beijing Restaurant77/1, Christopher Road, Tangra +91 33 23281011, 23283998. Chinese cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Big Boss54C Matheswartala Rd +91 33 23282405, 23290777. Chinese cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Golden Joy50/1, Matherswar Tala Rd (Near Gobinda Khatick Post Office),  +91 33 65350880, +91 9051870888. Chinese cuisine. Drinks served.
  • Kafulok47, Govinda Khatick Rd +91 33 23291953, 23282288. Chinese cuisine. Drinks not served.
  • Kim Ling13, South Tangra Rd +91 33 23298923, 28650996. Chinese cuisine. Drinks not served.

Other places[edit]

  • Charnock'sKB 26, Sector 3, Salt Lake City +91 33 23351349, +91 9051325905. 12 noon to 4PM, 7-30 to 10-30 pm. Continental, Bengali, North Indian cuisine. Drinks served.

Drink[edit]

  • Mishra's Bar & RestaurantDG 1, Sector 2, Salt Lake City +91 33 4009191, 4009195. 9AM to 11PM. Bar with good food arrangements. North Indian, South Indian, Continental, Chinese cuisine.
  • Mishra's Bar & RestaurantIB-157, Sector 3, Salt Lake City (Near Tank 14),  +91 33 40669175 / 9171. 9AM to 11PM. Bar with good food arrangements. North Indian, South Indian, Continental, Chinese cuisine.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  •    Aquatic PalaceNP 222, Sector V, Salt Lake City, Krishnapur (Opposite Technopolis),  +91 33 44502716.
  • Step InG6 Tagore, Ruby Park, Kasba (Near Ruby Hospital),  +91 33 66037838.
  •    Sun & ServicesGC 35, Sector 3 Bidhannagar (Near GC Island),  +91 33 66245815.

Mukundapur[edit]

Mukundapur has a number of hospitals - notably Dr. Devi Shetty's Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Medica, Vision Care of AMRI and Shankara Nethralaya.

  • Ashirbad Guest House264 Barakhola, Mukundapur +91 33 2426 4048, +91 9477402644, 9477402645. Rs. 300 per double-bedded room, Rs.350 per triple bedded room, all non-AC rooms.
  • Debi Guest House175 Barakhola Mukundapur, Kalikapur +91 33 24264817, +91 9831687537, 9831923007. Rs. 500 per double-bedded non-AC room, Rs. 800 per double-bedded AC room.
  • Maa Tara Guest House175/1 Barakhola, Mukundapur +91 9831203612, 9903803612, 9007304467. Rs. 400-500 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • Meghalaya Guest House138 Barakhola, Mukundapur +91 33 32986868. Rs. 300 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • Uttam Guest House1563 Mukundapur Rd +91 33 24264287, +91 9830057482. Rs. 500-600 per double-bedded non-AC room, Rs. 800=900 per double-bedded AC room.

Panchasayar[edit]

Panchasayar is a quiet neighbourhood near Peerless Hospital

  • Apanjan3 Shanti Park, Panchasayar +91 9830016645, 9836198199. Around Rs. 200 per day/ non-AC room.
  • Atithi7 Sonali Park, Panchasayar +91 9830380049. Rs. 250-350 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • Bina Bhawan15A, Shanti Park, Panchasayar +91 98311248611, 987407250. Rs. 300-350 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • Maity Villa27 Sonali Park, Panchasayar +91 9836955183. Rs. 300-500 double-bedded non-AC room; Rs. 800-1200 for double-bedded AC room.
  • Ricko22 Shanti Park, Panchasayar +91 9836955183. Rs. 300-600 per double-bedded non-AC room.
  • Shib Bandhalay21 Shanti Park, Panchasayar. Rs. 400 per double-bedded non-AC room.

Mid-range[edit]

  •    Alcove Guest House & Service ApartmentBlock DL-39 , Salt Lake City (Close to CK Market.),  +91 89510 89510, e-mail: . All rooms with air-conditioning, TV, and private bathroom. Breakfast complimentary, free WiFI access. They also have guest houses at other locations in Salt Lake City and Kolkata - consult their website 2250 INR for serviced room.
  •    NRI ResidencyC.I.T Road, Kankurgachi (located close to Salt Lake and the EM Bypass), e-mail: . offers guesthouse style accommodation with clean and large AC rooms with US style private bathrooms. Rs 1050-1200.
  •    Tiger Inn1686 Lashkrhat, Tagore Park (Block -1) Naskar Hat, Kasba (Near Calcutta International School and Fortis Hospital. Off EM Bypass),  +91 33 2345 2433.

Splurge[edit]

  •    Hotel The SojournPlot KB 23, Sector III, Salt Lake City (Beside of Salt Lake Stadium opposite Gate No 4),  +91-(033)-2335-1462 (6 lines) / 2208 / 2209, e-mail: . Rs. 3450-4400.

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