The Birla Mandir in Kolkata is located in the Ballygunge locality of the metropolis. A famous architectural marvel and tourist attraction, it sees a high footfall of tourists as well as worshipers. As a result, there are several hotels near Birla Mandir that you can check out. FabHotel Ratnakar Inn Ballygunge is the best budget hotel near Birla Mandir. Alternatively, you can also go for economy hotels on Elgin Road like FabHotel Arya International and FabHotel Ratnakar Residency, from where the shrine is easily accessible.
About Birla Mandir
Birla Mandir is one of the most iconic structures in Kolkata on account of its architecture. This white marble masterpiece is built in the traditional Hindu style with a tower, called shikhara, above its inner sanctum. Its walls carry detailed carvings of animals and scenes from the Hindu mythology. The shrine is lit beautifully in the evening, when the aarti is offered to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.
PS Srijan Maestro is a prominent business park nearby, whereas PSK Group, EduAims, Pasari Group, Ray Chand Lakhotia & Sons, Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India), Braithwaite and Company Limited, India Medtronic Pvt. Ltd. and Baljit Securities Pvt. Ltd. have offices in the area. Hospitals like Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, AMRI Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Woodland Multispecialty Hospital are all nearby.
Shopping and Dining near Birla Mandir
The area around Birla Mandir is a shoppers’ paradise as Quest Mall, Lansdowne Market, Mukti World, London Paris Multiplex, Broad Street Market, Park Circus Market and Gariahat Market are all easily reachable. These markets house a wide range of global and national brands’ stores, including Nike, Puma, Adidas, United Colors of Benetton, Lacoste and Carlton. Some of the popular places to eat in the Birla Mandir area are Café Coffee Day, Barista, McDonald’s, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Tram Deepo and Café Pranah. For a proper dining experience, you can head to Spice Kraft, Ballygunge Dhaba, Chowman, Teekha, Haldiram’s, The Chinese Pavilion, Mumbai Local, Foodies, Soul Café, Gupta Brothers Shudh Veg Food Court, Punjabi Dhaba and Janani Snacks.
Attractions near Birla Mandir
Choosing hotels near Birla Mandir will always benefit you since you will have good connectivity to several major attractions. These include the following:
• Birla Planetarium (3.4 km)
• Victoria Memorial (4.3 km)
• Indian Museum (4.8 km)
• Shaheed Minar (6.4 km)
• Fort William (7.4 km)
How to Reach Birla Mandir
The best way to reach Birla Mandir is through the bus network of Kolkata. Sealdah Railway Station is merely 4.9 km from the shrine, while Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is 20.8 km away. Both these mass transit hubs are connected to major Indian cities like Chennai. Those, who are heading to the Detroit of India, have a horde of pocket-friendly hotels in Chennai to choose from. FabHotel Joe Grande Thoraipakkam and FabHotel Sharon Residency are the preferred options in this regard. Those, taking the metro to reach Birla Mandir, can deboard at Rabindra Sadan or Jatin Das Park station. You can also use trams for the quintessential local experience in the city.