About Barasat, Kolkata
Barasat is the headquarters of the most populous district of North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. This locality is a part of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) and serves as a regional transportation hub for railways as well as roadways. Besides, it is an important commercial centre that trades in cotton, rice, legumes, etc. and of late, it has developed into a major shopping destination. The area is also home to a number of schools & colleges, religious centres, restaurants, and Kolkata hotels, in addition to Barasat Stadium that primarily hosts state and district-level tournaments.
Shopping and Dining in and around Barasat
There are various shopping complexes, flagship stores and malls in Barasat, where tourists can find clothes, footwear and other essentials. Popular places to shop in the area include Sun City Mall, J N Plaza, Star Mall, Cosmo Bazaar, Viraat Bazaar, Kolkata Fashion Bazaar and Capital Market, to mention a few.
Several fast-food joints, eateries, cafes, restaurants and other dining options are available near hotels in Barasat, Kolkata. Some of the popular ones are Sher-e-Punjab, Baisakhi, Grill Hub, Lords, Annapurna and Mouchak. Travellers can also plan a visit to Desi Bites, B Square, Casa Mia, Ishan's Café and More, Mio Amore, Mughal Times, Domino’s Pizza, KFC, Bhajohori Ranna, Momozing, Abhiruchi, Rockeat and Dolphin, to mention a few.
Places to Visit in and around Barasat
Tourists staying at hotels in Barasat can plan an interesting trip that includes religious, natural, historic and entertainment attractions located in and around this locality. Baro Mandir Ghat Panihati (14.8 km), Mangal Pandey Park (15.3 km), Annapurna Temple (16 km) and Gandhi Ghat (16.5 km) are some closest tourist attractions that can be included in the itinerary. Tourists can also visit Eco Park, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Mother’s Wax Museum, Salt Lake Central Park, Belur Math and Nicco Park, all within an hour’s drive of Barasat hotels.
How to Reach Barasat
Barasat is well-connected to Kolkata and other major cities in West Bengal by road as NH 12, 24 and 35 as well as SH 2 pass through this locality. Prominent crossroads and thoroughfares of this locality include Champadali More, Colony More, Jessore Road, Dak Bungalow More, Basirhat Road, etc. Several private and public buses operate from the bus terminal that connects the locality to different parts of the city and beyond. Taxis and rickshaws are also available for tourists to travel in and around the locality. Furthermore, Barasat Junction is one of the main suburban railway stations that connects the area to different parts of the state. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is nearly 13.7 km from Barasat and can be reached within 30-40 minutes by cab.