is one of the prominent residential areas on Kolkatas northern outskirts. The area is a major municipality of West Bengal and is famous for its Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) which is dedicated to teaching, application and research of natural sciences, statistics and social sciences. Baranagar
is also a well-known industrial hub for the production of matches, castor oil, chemicals, machinery and cotton processing.
The locality lies east of the Hooghly
River, i.e. between Dunlop
and Sinthee More which are major connectivity thoroughfares for the area. The Baranagar
railway station lies on the Dankuni
line off the Sealdah
north segment. This is also a major connectivity lifeline for residents of the area. The Dakshineshwar temple is well connected to the locality while the BT Road
is also easily accessible from it and links it to various destinations in Kolkata
Shyambazar is also well connected to the area and there is an efficient public transportation network in Baranagar
for the benefit of commuters. The proposed metro network till Barrackpore
will also benefit the area immensely in the future. Tobin Road
are also accessible from this locality.
The locality has witnessed skyrocketing development over the last few years. This has mainly been due to the announcement of the metro network and improvements in overall connectivity. The presence of decent social infrastructure is another reason for this development.
The area is home to numerous reputed educational institutions including the Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya, Baranagar
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Primary and High School, Baranagar
Vidyamandir, Rajkumari Memorial Girls School, Bonhoogly College of Commerce, Khalsa Model Senior Secondary School, Netaji High School, Sinthee Ray Bahadur Badridas Tulsan Vidyapith, Baranagar
Rameswar School and many more.
Kali temple is located nearby and is a major place of worship for citizens of Kolkata
. Several restaurants and places of interest dot the area.