Bhowanipur is one of the oldest and tony residential localities of south Kolkata
situated near the Lower Circular or AJC Bose Road. This second-largest neighbourhood of south Kolkata
is comprised of tony localities such as Elgin Road
, Gokhale Road, Woodburn Park, Harish Mukherjee Road
, Townshend Road, Landsdowne and Bakulbagan Road. The area boasts of an illustrious past with many historical stories and folklore about Bengali families and their ancestral homes.
Bhowanipur is located close to the heart of the city and is, thus, connected via a range of well-developed roads and flyovers. Important roads here include Hazra Road
, AJC Bose Road, and Chowringhee
Road among others. The area is also connected via the Metro rail services and nearby stations include Netaji Bhavan, Jatin Das Park
and Rabindra Sadan
. The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
is 19.1 km away.
The locality is not just brimming with residential development but is also bustling with commercial centres. Numerous eminent and reputed real estate developers have launched their projects in the area with unit sizes ranging from 800 to 3,000 sq. ft. The prices of property fall between Rs 5,300 and Rs 18,000 per sq. ft.
Reputed and old educational institutions can be found in the neighbourhood, including Ashutosh College, Bhawanipur
Education Society College, Balmandir, Julien Day School, South Calcutta Girls School and College, Khalsa High School, St. John's Diocesan Girls' Higher Secondary School, Hartleys High School, Gokhale Memorial School etc. Medical facilities in the area include Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishtan, Sambhunath Pandit Hospital and the Chittaranjan Sishu Sadan. The SSKM hospital is one of the oldest government hospitals in this part of the city.