Joka is a locality situated in the south-western part of Kolkata, West Bengal. It is famous for housing the Indian Institute for Management, Calcutta which ranks third among all IIMs in the country. It is surrounded by some important localities of Kolkata namely Thakurpur, Nagar, Daspara, Kalyan Nagar, Bagpota, Banagram and Hanspukuria.
Joka is well-connected with other parts of Kolkata via the -Harbor Road passing through its center. The area offers an integrated transport service consisting of buses, trams and trains. The city bus stops located nearby are Park, Rail Line Bazar, Banker Math, Tram Depot bus stop and Hanspukur. Thakurpur Bazaar (1.8 km) is the nearest suburban railway station and the nearest metro station is Kudghat (8.5 km).
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is located 30.5 kilometers from Joka. Railway Station (19.2 km) is a 30-minute drive and Kolkata (Chitpur) Railway Station (22.3 km) is a 40-minute drive from Joka via NH 117.
Vivekananda Mission School, Bratachari Vidyashram, Pailan World School, Anglo Arabic Secondary School, IIM Calcutta, George college of Science and Management, Vivekanand College and College are some of the popular educational institutions around the area.
Hospitals and Banks
Some well-known hospitals in and around the locality are Kasturi Medical Centre Pvt. Ltd., ESI Hospital, Swadesh Bose Hospital, Gay Land Nursing Home, Cancer Centre and Welfare Home and Humanity Hospital. State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, United Bank of India and Axis Bank have their branches in Joka.
Shopping Malls and Recreation
Mall, Metropolis Mall and Dakshinapan Shopping Complex are some popular shopping centers located close to Joka. Royal Calcutta Golf Club (10.9 km) and Lake Garden Warehouse (11.3 km) are some of the recreation centers near the locality.
Real Estate in Joka
As a result of rapid urbanization Joka has witnessed an increase in the number of residential projects and is attracting the attention of many prestigious builders like Larica Group, DK Group, Ideal Group, Eden Group, s, Urban Buildtech and Team Taurus who have come up with their projects in the area comprising apartments, villas and plots. Remarkable projects of the locality include Crown Vista by DK Group, Regency by Ideal Group, Lakeside by Eden Group, Metrocity by Urban Buildtech and Dream Villa by FM Enterprise. Unit sizes in Joka range from 340 sq. ft. to 4320 sq. ft. The average property price in the area is Rs. 3054 per sq. ft. with the maximum and minimum property price being Rs. 1600 per sq. ft. and Rs 4000 per sq. ft.