Everything you need to know about Ballygunge

Ballygunge is one of the most affluent neighborhoods of Kolkata. It is an upscale locality situated in the Southern part of the city of joy.This locality has ample educational institutions, shopping markets and recreational places around for exploring.

Ballygunge has chic cafes and restaurants, as well as upscale boutiques for fabrics and silk saris. Interactive science and technology exhibits at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum attract science enthusiasts, families, school goers, and tourists. Birla Mandir, a modern Hindu temple, one of Kolkata’s cultural heritage spaces built with white marble, is also a part of this very locality.

Looking for a home in Ballygunge? A place that is pleasing, with good connectivity, suitable surroundings, close to schools and hospitals nearby. Here is all the information you require. Read on!

List of top gated communities in Ballygunge

Multicon Narayani

Looking to live in a luxury society of beautiful apartments? Then Multicon Narayani is just for you. It is a complex designed to complement your contemporary lifestyle. The builders of Multicon Narayani understand that aesthetics is very important for a space to be called ‘Home’, that is why the apartments at Multicon Narayani are a balanced blend of large and well-ventilated space.

Some of the amenities at Multicon Narayani comprises 24 hrs Water Supply, 24Hrs Backup Electricity, CCTV Cameras, Covered Car Parking, Lift, Rain Water Harvesting and Security Personnel.

Highlights and Amenities in Multicon Narayani
Type of apartments: 3,4 BHK
Area per apartment: 1958- 2158 sq.ft.

Fort Oasis

Fort Oasis, a residential complex situated in Ballygunge, is planned as such to provide a comfortable lifestyle to all its residents. If you are looking for good quality homes that are affordable then you should definitely take a look at Fort Oasis.

This society brings to you the best facilities like mini cinema theater, power backup, RO water system, fire fighting equipment, piped gas, jogging and strolling track, event space & amphitheater, flower gardens, indoor games room, kids club, among others.

Highlights and Amenities in Fort Oasis
Type of apartments: 3,4 BHK
Area per apartment: 1501-2015 sq.ft.

Sunny Park

Situated in Ballygunge, Sunny Park has great connectivity with its proximity to major workplaces. It offers to its residents very spacious and skillfully designed apartments.Just as the name suggests it is well-ventilated and amply sunny. Sunny Park is a Vaastu/Feng Shui compliant property.

Sunny Park is strategically designed with a keen eye to details. It comes with world class facilities and amenities such as 24 hr power backup, club house, covered car parking, intercom, landscaped garden, maintenance staff, rain water harvesting, security personnel, among others.

Highlights and Amenities in Sunny Park
Type of apartments: 2,3,4 BHK
Area per apartment: 1350-3500 sq.ft.

Naba Kailash Apartments

Naba Kailash apartment located in Ballygunge is a residential society. This complex provides a healthy and convenient living to anyone- from a kid to an adult with all the facilities that it comes with. Naba Kailash Apartment houses apartments that are designed specially to give you a comfortable lifestyle.

Some of the most spectacular amenities available as part of this project are landscaped garden, swimming pool, gymnasium, intercom, car parking, maintenance staff, 24hr power backup and security. Duly approved by the development authority of the city, these houses are best suited for people looking for a hassle-free lifestyle.

Highlights and Amenities in Naba Kailash Apartment
Type of apartments: 2,3 BHK
Area per apartment: 1132-2268 sq.ft.


Samskara is an eco-friendly building, a future-proof green home that presents mindful living for everyone. It fuses the valuables of nature with a keen sense of perfection. Built to be sustainable from the get go, this green residential apartment is a concrete realisation of the perception of a viable future – a green and earth-friendly future that adds to your health, wealth and happiness.

Some of the various amenities to look forward to at Samskara are- power backup, rainwater harvesting, garbage disposal area, visitor car parking, sky garde, community hall, gymnasium, solar lighting, fire fighting system, intercom, elevators, CCTV surveillance, and four wheeler parking.

Highlights and Amenities in Samakara
Type of apartments: 3,4 BHK
Area per apartment: 2259-2809 sq.ft.

Things to do in Ballygunge

Mall Hopping and some shopping

If you are in Ballygunge and in the mood to splurge, just head to a mall. There are various malls you could consider such as- Quest Mall, South City Mall, or Gariahat Mall. These malls host a number of luxury brands that you can possibly think of. If not a mall, just stop by the markets arounds where you can find everything from fashion to home decor. Check out Weavers Studio for sarees, scarves and other fabrics.

Eat your heart out

Ballygunge has more than enough places to offer that satiate not just your hunger pangs but also your craving for absolutely delicious food. If you are in for a good plate of traditional Bengali food, head to the iconic Bhojohori Manna. Want a good buffet? head to Barbeque Nation, craving some good old Kolkata biryani? Arsalan is your place, or just go eat something comforting at Chili’s Grill & Bar.

Get a tattoo

If body art and inks are your thing then you should definitely go for a tattoo. Mapui’s in Ballygunge is a great tattoo studio. Word has it that their procedures are completely hygienic and safe. In fact Mapui’s is among the best tattoo parlors in the city. They also offer salon services, like hair and skin treatments. If you are planning to go just be sure to make an appointment in advance.

Go watch something at a theater

The iconic GD Birla Sabhaghar is just the place for all theater lovers. It has time and again played host to wonderful plays, musicals and stand-up shows. High profile performers like Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, etc., have performed here. Every year the theater hosts the Sabhaghar Theater Festival. The festival includes shows by famous performers and other street plays, musicals, flash mobs, university productions and lots of other good stuff. You cannot miss this.

Are you an avid art lover or just a casual art watcher? It doesn’t matter which, you must check out Chitrakoot Art Gallery and CIMA Art Gallery for works of renowned artists from all across the country and the world. Art Exhibitions, seminars, artists’ interactions, you name it and you have it from both the modern art world and the traditional bengali art community.

Unwind at a spa

If you are having a hectic week at work or just are tired from home making, it is time to reward yourself with a relaxing spa session. Get yourself to Solace Day Spa & Wellness Center for a day of rejuvenation. They are not just a spa but also offer gym facilities and self-defense training courses. If you are looking to work on strengthening your core area and muscles they offer pilates sessions as well.

Places to visit in Ballygunge

Birla Mandir

If you are in Ballygunge be sure to visit this architectural marvel. Birla Mandir is one of the various spaces of Kolkata’s cultural heritage. The towering domes and intricate artwork of this white marble temple took 26 years to complete. Dusk is the best time for you to visit this place because the place is lit with diyas and chandeliers with chanting of hymns and soft music that brings you absolute peace. You cannot miss this place when in the  locality.

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Birla Industrial and Technological Museum is a must go for lovers of all things science and technology. Go here to witness and be awed by man-made marvels and huge machines. The Museum also organizes a lot of shows, exhibitions, educational programmes and activities throughout the year so make sure to look out for those to get the best of what it has to offer.

Rabindra Sarovar

Rabindra Sarovar or Dhakuria Lake is an artificial lake in the locality. The lake and its surroundings are full of recreational complexes, such as children’s parks, gardens, etc. It is one of the most popular recreational areas in Kolkata. A number of people come for a walk around the lake in the mornings to enjoy the fresh air. Many visit the sunrise point to offer their prayers to the sun. During the day, it is visited by families on a picnic, tourists, young lovers and joggers.

Lake Kalibari

Lake Kalibari is a Kali temple situated at a close proximity to Ballygunge. The official name of the temple is Sree Sree 108 Karunamoyee Kalimata Mandir after the name presiding deity Karunamoyee. Be it a regular day or during festivals, Lake Kali Bari is always full of devotees visiting from all over the world.

Gariahat Market

A shopper’s paradise might just be the best way to describe the phenomenon that is Gariahat Market. You cannot leave the  locality without exploring this iconic Market. There’s nothing that you won’t find here.  Looking to pick quality stuff that is cheap and will last you forever? Gariahat is just about the place you should be at. Whether you are shopping for clothes, shoes, accessories, jewellry, home decor, or anything else you’ll find it all here.

FAQs about Ballygunge

How is Ballygunge connected to the rest of the city?

Ballygunge Circular Road that runs through this locality connects with Gariahat Road and Gurusaday Dutta Road. It also meets with AJC Bose Road and Chakraberia Road. Numerous Public and Private buses connect Ballygunge with the rest of the city.

Which metro line runs through Ballygunge?

You could catch the Blue Line metro that runs nearby through the metro stations of Rabindra Sadan at a distance of 2.7 kms, Netaji Bhawan at 2.5 kms and Jatin Das Park at 3.2 kms.

Which is the nearest railway station from Ballygunge?

Ballygunge is served by a railway station called Sealdah Railway Station which is 4.7 km away from the locality.

How far is the closest airport from this locality?

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is situated about 20 km away from Ballygunge.

How far is the closest Mall from Ballygunge?

Malls such as the Quest Mall, South City Mall, and The Gariahat Mall are the popular retail malls near Ballygunge. The highlight for shoppers, however, is the sprawling market in Gariahat that consists of diverse stores, malls, which is at a distance of 2 km from Ballygunge.

Which are some of the schools situated in Ballygunge?

Kendriya Vidyalaya, St. Lawrence High School, South Point High School and Army Public School are some of the renowned schools in this locality.

Are there any hospitals in and around Ballygunge?

Ballygunge has some excellent medical care facilities with renowned hospitals such as AMRI Hospital, Apollo Gleneagles Medical Center, SSKM Hospital and Sri Aurobindo Seva Kendra  situated in the locality.


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