Alipore is one of the most posh areas in Kolkata and is the headquarters of the South 24 Parganas District. The neighbourhood is located towards the south of the city and is bounded by the Diamond Harbour Road and Kidderpore towards the west, New Alipore and Chetla down south, Bhowanipore towards its east and Hastings and the Tolly Nullah towards its north. The area is bordered by the Budge Budge route of the Sealdal circular railway line.
The area is home to several landmarks of Kolkata such as the Meteorological Department, National Library, Alipore Zoo and The Kolkata Mint. The area is served by both Jatin Das Park and Kalighat Metro Stations. The nearest railway station to the area is Majherhat. Some of the important thoroughfares of the area include the Diamond Harbour Road, Burdwan Road, Belvedere Road and Judges Court Road.
Alipore real estate is sought-after among city’s elite home buyers. Developers such as South City, Godrej, Space Group, Mani Group, Srija Realty, Signum Group, Diamond, Bengal Greenfield, Belani Group and Merlin Group have under- construction property in the area. Most flats are available for sale in Alipore that measure between 888 and 8,500 sq ft and are of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 BHK layout. Currently, there are 17 under-construction property in Alipore. Two of the prominent projects are Bengal Greenfield’s Oasis, which has 156 units for sale that measure from 888 to 1,451 sq ft and Orbit Group’s Crystal. The average price of Alipore property is Rs 15,000 per sq ft.
Alipore has several educational institutions such as Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Viharilal College of Home Science, and St. Teresa’s School, Hastings House, St Thomas Kidderpore and Bidya Bharati Girls High School. Hospitals located in the vicinity are Kothari Medical Centre, Woodlands Multispecialty Hospital, CMRI and BM Birla Heart Research Institute. The Taj Bengal is a luxury hotel located in the vicinity of the area.