Behala Tourism

Behala (Bengali: বেহালা, Behālā) is a neighbourhood in South West Kolkata, in the Indian state of West Bengal. Behala was officially known as South Suburban Municipality until it was merged with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in January, 1984. Now it is broadly spread across Ward Nos. 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131,and 132 of the KMC and is divided into two Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Behala Paschim and Behala Purba. Behala, Parnasree, Thakurpukur, Haridebpur and Sarsuna police stations serve this area under the South West Division of Kolkata Police also known as Behala Division (The division comprises Behala, Sarsuna, Haridebbpur, Thakurpukur, Parnasree and Taratola). Behala is one of the oldest residential areas of the city. The Sabarna Roy Choudhury's, one of the oldest zamindar families of western Bengal and the trustee of Kalighat Kali Temple lives here. It is also home to Sourav Ganguly, former Indian national cricket captain and Sovan Chatterjee, the present Mayor of Kolkata. Behala is also an important industrial area of the city. There are many factories and industries which include the manufacturing units like chemicals, plastic and plastic recycling, spray painting, metal plating and galvanizing. There are many schools, hospitals, banks and other important institutes in the region. The Durga Puja celebration of Sabarna Roy Choudhury family at Barisha was launched in 1610 by Laksmikanta Majumdar, making it the second oldest family Durga Puja in western Bengal. Today Durga Puja at Behala is marked by exotic theme-based sarbojanin pujas. Barisha Chandi Mela, a 10-day fair held every year in November–December since 1792, is another notable festival. The major landmarks at Behala are West Bengal State Archaeology Museum, Sabarna Sangrahashala, Behala Airport, Sonar Durgabari, Barisha Chandi Mandir, Siddheshwari Kali Temple(The oldest temple) etc.

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Behala in India offers a unique experience to travellers. After your splendid visit to Behala, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Digha. Add Digha to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Marine Aquarium And Research Centre, Amarabati Park, Chandaneswar Shiv Temple. To explore Behala, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!

  • Know the pollution level of Behala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 74.41 (High)
    • Water Pollution 67.44 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.19 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66.12 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52.56 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 67.47 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.35 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.64 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Behala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Behala.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.35 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.85 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.2 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.61 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 44.31 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.76 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.61 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 37.32 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.66 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.18 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.26 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Behala is 92.42 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 51.1 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.9 (High)
    • Pollution Index 78.69 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60.52 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.43 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.4 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.48 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49.63 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Behala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 47.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.65 USD

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