Sonarpur is a southern neighbourhood in Kolkata and a municipality under Sonarpur police station. It is administered under the South 24 Parganas District. The surrounding localities include Mondal Para, Kamalgazi, Narendrapur, and Garia. The famous landmarks of this area are the Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission, the ancestral place of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, and the Bipadtarini Chandi Bari Temple. It is surrounded by Baghajatin, Bansdroni to the north, Barisha, Pailan to the west, Chakberia to the east, and Baruipur to the south.
It is well-linked to the remaining parts of the city via a network of roads and railways. It is served extensively by the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Station Road, and SH 1. Several private and state buses ply through this area, with the main stops being Lal Bari, Bose Pukur, Tentultala, and Panchabati. The nearest railway stations, besides the one in Sonarpur itself include those in Subhashgram (4.4 kilometres), Narendrapur (6.1 kilometres), and Garia (8.4 kilometres). The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport lies 32.2 kilometres away.
The key roads that pass through Sonarpur include Sonarpur Station Road, Sonarpur-Bantala Road, Basanti Expressway, Garia Main Road, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Boral Main Road, etc.
The two principal factors that have given a boost to the real estate market of this area include smooth connectivity with the rest of the city, and larger residential configurations. Many distinguished realty players have already made a mark in this locality. Sonarpur boasts of apartment clusters, villas, and plots, which constitute its residential property. The prices have also seen a significant rise lately.
Future Campus School, Kodalia Girls High School, Sonarpur Vidyapith, Calcutta Boys School, Gorkhara Vidyamandir School, St. Stephens School, Techno India Group Public School, Indus Valley World School, Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Future School of Engineering, Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Bengal Institute of Technology, Future Business School, etc. are the well-known educational institutions of this area.
The healthcare needs of the local residents are entrusted to a host of hospitals, both private and government. The big names amongst those include Peerless Hospital, Arogya Bhavan, Antara Hospital, Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Sonarpur Rural Hospital, etc. There are also a number of diagnostic centres here, such as Welkin Diagnostic Centre, Remedy Diagnostic Centre, Genome Diagnostic Centre, Suraksha Diagnostic Centre, etc.
The major banks that have their branches here, are United Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, State Bank of India, Axis Bank, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank, HDFC Bank, etc. There is also no dearth of other basic social amenities here, such as petrol pumps, ATMs, bus stops, etc.