Ballygunge is a posh locality in South , bordered by Park Circle in the North, Kasba in the East, Dhakuria in the South and the localities of Bhowanipore and Lansdowne in the West. It stretches over a large area covering Ritchie Road, Dover Road, Lovelock Place, Gurusaday Dutta Road, Road, Park, Sunny Park, Palm Avenue, Place, Merlin Park, Road, Dover Lane and some portions of Rash Behari Avenue, Hazra Road and Bondel Road. Due to infrastructural development and smooth connectivity, Ballygunge is emerging as an exclusive locale and real estate hotspot in Kolkata.
Ballygunge has a well-connected network of rail and road transportation. The locality is lined by EM bypass road and Station Road which provides hassle-free connectivity to other parts of the city. The Railway Station is an important junction on the Kolkata suburban railway ( South Section).
Kolkata has an entirely underground metro route which serves as the fastest way to reach Ballygunge. The metro runs from Dum Dum in the North to Kavi Subhas in the South-East. Jatin Das Park metro station and Kalighat station are the two nearby metro stations, located within distance of 3 kilometres. This place is situated at an easily accessible distance from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.
Being an affluent locality of Kolkata, Ballygunge houses many reputed educational institutions offering good quality education. Some of these include Army Public School, Mother's Pride, Patha Bhavan High School, Nava Nalanda High School and St. Lawrence School. Famous colleges in the area are Science College, Institute of Jute technology, Tirthapati Institution and University Law College.
Shopping Malls and Recreations
There are a number of brand outlets, departmental stores, shops, retailers and wholesalers in the Ballygunge area. These include Atria Shopping Centre at Gurusaday Dutta Road, Pantaloons store at Road, Spencer's hyper store at Rashbehari Avenue and Haldirams Food City at Park. Some of the famous recreation spots in Ballygunge are Birla Mandir, Max Mueller Bhavan, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum and Birla Academy of Art and Culture.
Real Estate in Ballygunge
Its premium status and a number of developing projects make Ballygunge a highly sought-after residential destination. Presently, there are 33 ongoing projects in Ballygunge and 12 projects are due for possession in 2014. Projects like Amrapali Tulip by Amrapali Group, Bijan Bhawan by Developers, Regency by Heritage Realty Group, Eden Imperial by Eden Group and Unimark Grand by Unimark Group have been developed in this locality. Unit sizes of apartments in Ballygunge range from 875 sq. ft. to 6,857 sq. ft. The average property price is Rs. 10,000 per sq. ft., the minimum property rate is Rs. 4,000 per sq. ft. and the maximum property price is Rs. 22,000 per sq. ft.