About Behala, Kolkata
Behala is a conveniently settled locality situated south west of Kolkata. The Diamond Harbour Road connects it with the city mainland. The nearby areas include Kidderpore, New Alipore, Tollygunge, Thakurpukur, Joka etc.
The Diamond Harbour Road stretch that joints Taratala to Thakurpukur divides Behala into east, south and west parts. Post partition, the no. of population in Behala increased tremendously. Behala is a nice mix of old and new. Here one can spot rapidly growing urban lifestyle. At the same time, there are areas in which the natives are deeply rooted to their old and traditional values. Like any other developed areas, Behala too has banks, educational institutions, hospitals that cater to the day to day requirements of the natives.
Places of interest in Behala are many. Some of which include State Archaeology Museum, Sabarna Sangrahashala, Parnasree Wildlife Sanctuary, Behala Flying Club etc. Also, Sonar Durgabari, the house of Sourav Ganguly's Maternal Uncle is also located here.
Tue authentic Bengali cuisine are served in the eateries. The popular names in food serving business are Panna, Canton, Aashirvad, Prince, Tawa and Haji's etc. For shopping, one can head to the Diamond Harbour Road. There are unlimited shops selling items as diverse as well jewellery, books, footwear, sports goods etc. Plus, you get to see the pavements full with vendors selling all items of daily use-from bed sheet to tooth brush. All together, Behala is a nicely settled locality full of life.