Alipore is one of the toniest localities in Kolkata. The headquarters of the South 24 Parganas, this area is one of the most up-market neighbourhoods in the city, besides being one of the costliest too. Situated towards the south of Kolkata, it is flanked by the Diamond Harbour Road and Kidderpore towards the west, New Alipore and Chetla towards the south, Bhowanipore towards its east, and Hastings and the Tolly Nullah towards its north. It is bordered by the Budge Budge route of the Sealdah Circular Railway Line. It hosts several significant landmarks of Kolkata, such as the Meteorological Department, National Library, Alipore Zoo, Agri Horticultural Gardens, Presidency Jail, and the Kolkata Mint.
The sub-localities of Alipore are Alipore Road, Belvedere Road, Baker Road, Judges Court Road, Natonal Library Avenue, Penn Road, Alipore Park Road, etc. This area houses the consulates of a number of countries.
This area boasts of seamless connectivity to all parts of the city. The important thoroughfares of the area include the Diamond Harbour Road, Burdwan Road, Belvdere Road, and Judges Court Road. It is served by the Majherhat and New Alipore railway stations on the Budge Budge section of Kolkata Suburban Railway. Metro rail service is also readily available in this part of the city, with the nearest stations being the Kalighat Metro Station and the Jatin Das Park Metro Station. Commuters also avail the extensive bus services that are offered by this area. It is bordered by strategic roads on all sides AJC Bose Road to the north, D L Khan Road to the east, Diamond Harbour Road to the west, and Alipore Avenue to the south.
The elite homebuyers of Kolkata look up to this location as one of the best residential destinations. Several prestigious developers have under-construction property here. The sizes, layout, and configurations are wide in range.
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Viharilal College of Home Science, St. Teresas School, Hastings House, St. Thomas Kidderpore, Bidya Bharati Girls High School, IMI, Army Institute of Management, University of Calcutta (Alipore Campus), etc. are the well-known educational institutions in this area.
The finest healthcare providers in the locality include Woodlands Multispecialty Hospital, CMRI, B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre, Kothari Medical Centre, Command Hospital, etc.
Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Canara Bank, Vijaya Bank, and other reputed banks have their branches in the vicinity. Besides, there is an abundance of other basic social amenities including ATMs, petrol pumps, bus stops, etc.