This is a suburban neighbourhood situated in the northern part of Kolkata near Barrackpore Trunk Road. The locality is believed to have derived its name from the words "bell" and Bengali "ghor" denoting the big bells that were used for calling porters to unload jute from boats in the area. Belghoria and adjacent localities were known to be wholesale markets for fish and jute in the 17th century.
Today, it has developed into a popular residential area comprising primarily of Bengalis. Nearby localities to Belghoria include Lake Town, Ultadanga, Konnagar, Khardah, Jorabagan, Dum Dum, Baguihati and Kankurgachi. Belghoria lies close to the Kamarhati Industrial Area that is known to house several factories like the Agarpara Jute Mill, Allied Ceramic, ESDEE Allumina, Emami, Texmaco, WIMCO etc.
This neighbourhood is well-connected to most parts of the city primarily via railways and buses. One of the most important roads is the Feeder Road that connects Belghoria to the B.T Road. It is also connected towards the west via the Madhusudhan Banerjee Road to Birati towards the East via Jessore Road. The Nivedita Setu and Jessore Road are connected via the Expressway. Important railway stations in this locality are Baranagar and Belghoria. The NSC Bose International Airport is located at a distance of 8.5 km.
Belghoria is primarily believed to have developed as an expansion catering to the rising demand for real estate and residential property. Various reputed builders have launched their projects in this place that are on its way to completion. Average built up area of apartments here range from 700 to 2000 sq. ft. while prices vary between a minimum and maximum of Rs 2,850 sq. ft. to Rs 24,500 per sq. ft.
Several reputed and popular educational institutions can be found in Belghoria that have come up in recent years including Adamas International School, Sagore Dutt High School, Sister Margaret School, Kamarhati High School, College of Medicine, Narula Institute of Technology etc. The Sagar Dutta Hospital, Uttarpara Eye Care Hospital, Netaji Sebayan Municipal Hospital are few of the reliable and common healthcare facilities available in the area. Reputed banks in the locality are Union Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and SBI.