Bidhannagar Tourism

Bidhannagar (Bengali: বিধাননগর), or Salt Lake City (Bengali: সল্ট লেক সিটি) as it is popularly called, is a planned satellite town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It was developed between 1958 and 1965 to accommodate the burgeoning population of Kolkata. It is now a hub of economic and social expansion and is famous as the centre for IT in the city. Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, was instrumental in formulating the plan to build this satellite area, and the township was named Bidhan Nagar in his honour.The city was built on a reclaimed salt-water lake, which gave rise to its popular name of "Salt Lake City".The area under Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation of the two constituencies Rajarhat Gopalpur & Rajarhat NewTown consider as Bidhannagar.


Planning a vacation to Bidhannagar in India? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Bidhannagar is located at a short trip away from Digha a major city in India. Attractions in Digha include Marine Aquarium And Research Centre, Amarabati Park, Chandaneswar Shiv Temple. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Bidhannagar.

Bidhannagar is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

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

    • Air Pollution 74.57 (High)
    • Water Pollution 67.26 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.72 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.86 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52.34 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 67.84 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.54 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.69 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Bidhannagar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bidhannagar.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.72 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.58 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.94 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 43.37 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.6 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 36.55 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.01 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.26 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.26 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.97 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.47 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bidhannagar is 92.09 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 51.94 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.9 (High)
    • Pollution Index 78.71 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60.67 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.72 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.64 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.73 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49.45 (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 Bidhannagar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 46.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.66 USD

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