About Budge Budge
About 30 km southwest of Kolkata lies the city of Budge Budge on the eastern bank of River Hooghly. A part of the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, this port city owes much of its importance to jute mills and oil storage. The presence of big PSUs like Petroleum Wharves under Kolkata Port Trust and companies like BPCL, HPCL and IOC makes it the biggest oil storage in the entire metropolis. Budge Budge is also home to the CESC Thermal Power Station, century-old schools, higher education centres like Budge Budge Institute of Technology and Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital and several low-cost Kolkata hotels. The city has seen significant growth in the last few years and with ongoing projects like Calcutta Riverside and BBT Road, it will get a major boost.
Shopping and Dining in and around Budge Budge
Travellers staying at hotels in Budge Budge can find a number of local shops nearby, selling apparels, gifts, electronics and more. However, for a fulfilling retail experience, one might have to head to the nearest shopping centres like South City Mall, Merlin Homeland Mall, Forum Courtyard Mall, E-Mall, The Metro Plaza, Avani Riverside Mall, The Globe and Quest Mall, located about 25 km away. For meals, visitors can explore local eateries like Punjab Dhaba, Taramaa, Anandomoyee, Rahmania, Fast Food Corner, Nawab Restaurant, Hazi Biryani House, Royal Fast Food Centre and Aishariya.
Places to Visit in and around Budge Budge
Most of Kolkata’s top tourist attractions including Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Kalighat, Indian Museum, Nicco Park, Science City, Princep Ghat, Eco Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Park, Fort William, Maidan and Alipore Zoo are located at a 1 to 1.5-hour drive from Budge Budge hotels.
How to Reach Budge Budge
Budge Budge railway station falls on the Sealdah-Budge Budge suburban line and makes the primary gateway to the area. It services more than 45 pairs of local trains every day, connecting the region to Ssealdah railway station – one of the main entry points to Kolkata from across India. WBSTC and CSTC buses are also available from different localities across the metropolis to travel to Budge Budge.
Those coming from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (44 km) or other transit hubs in Kolkata can take the yellow ambassador taxi or app-based cab for a direct drop at hotels in Budge Budge, Kolkata. Privately owned cars can also be hired from rental agencies for easy commute.