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South Kolkata

South Kolkata is one of the prime district of Kolkata, which is known for its lush green parks, oldest golf club, ancient temples, gardens and hospitals. South Kolkata is a happening destination as far as shopping is concerned. One must visit the Inox Forum, Gariahat Pantaloons, and South City Mall near Tollygunge which are all within the precincts of South Kolkata districts. Enjoy sumptuous meals at excellent restaurants of South Kolkata like Oh Calcutta, Raj Restaurant, China Town that offers mouthwatering delicacies. South Kolkata is truly happening destinations that are dotted with attractive sites.

Below are the areas that fall under South Kolkata :

  1. Tollygunge
  2. Alipur
  3. Ballygunge
  4. Jadavpur
  5. Jodhpur Park
  6. Kalighat
  7. Kasba
  8. Garia

Places to see in South Kolkata:

Tollygunge Club

Tollygunge Club is one of the oldest clubs in South Kolkata which is known for its golf course, horse riding facilities and much more. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum is situated on 19A, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata - 700 019. The museum is known for its artifacts shows, events and activities that are chiefly popular with school-going children.

Rabindra Sarovar Lake
Rabindra Sarovar is an open lake area in South Kolkata which comprises of boating clubs, an open air theatre and several eatery shops.

Royal Calcutta Golf Club.

This is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, popular after the St. Andrews in Scotland

Tollywood (the place for Bengali Films) and Television centre is situated in South Kolkata.

Ramakrishna Mission Institute, Golpark.

This is one of the prime library and a famous landmark in South Kolkata. The books are mainly written by Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Several courses are even taught in this institute.

Birla Temple

This famous Radha-Krishna Temple is situated in south Kolkata. The temple is open to its visitors from 5.30AM to 11AM and 4.30PM to 9PM. There are several parks near Birla Temple like the Queen's Park and the Sunny Park which are close to the Birla Temple.

CIMA Art Gallery

CIMA Art Gallery is situated along the Sunny Towers which is based at 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Kolkata-700019. The "Centre of International Modern Art" is an excellent museum that house modern and contemporary art works.

National Library of India

The National Library of India is located on Belvedere Road, Alipore. It is one of the famous and oldest libraries in South Kolkata. The library is open from Sat, Sun and on holidays from 9.30AM-6PM.

Alipore Zoo (Zoological Gardens of Kolkata)

Alipore Zoo is one of the famous zoos in Kolkata. It is one of the tourist attractions in Kolkata which houses animals and birds that delight many school children.

Kalighat Temple

Kalighat Temple is one of the popular destinations for deity lovers which, is situated in South Kolkata.

Mother Teresa's Hospital

The hospital is meant for the destitute and is taken care by sisters. The hospital is founded by Mother Teresa.

Hotels in South Kolkata

Sourya Continental Hotel
233/3, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road
Kolkata - 700 020
West Bengal (India)
Phone: + (91) - (33) - 22476850, 22475274
Fax: + (91) - (33) - 22404346

Taj Bengal
34 - B, Belvedere Road
Kolkata - 700 027
West Bengal (India)
Phone: + (91) - (33)- 22233939
Fax: + (91) - (33)- 22231766 / 8805

Park Palace
49/2, Gariahat Road
Kolkata - 700 019
West Bengal (India)
Phone: + (91) - (33) - 24619108/11, 24619544/ 9545/ 8582
Fax: + (91) - (33) - 24618049