Garia, one of the oldest settlements in the region, is a popular neighbourhood in the southern part of Kolkata. This place is primarily a residential area home to the posh Chak Garia locality and the World Bank-funded Baishnabghata-Patuli Township. Many prestigious institutes and research centres also find a place in Garia, including Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Indian Centre for Space Physics, and Future Institute of Engineering and Management.
Along with being home to many popular restaurants and hotels in Kolkata, it is a major shopping hub with many malls and departmental stores. This neighbourhood is also well connected with different parts of Kolkata and beyond by its bus termini, metro stations, and railway stations. Thus, its strategic location and transport facility make the hotels in Garia, Kolkata popular among travellers visiting the capital city of West Bengal.
Shopping and Dining in and around Garia
Since Garia is a major shopping hub, you will easily find everything that you are looking for, ranging from local handicrafts and souvenirs to branded stuff. Some of the popular places to shop near hotels in Garia are Metropolis Mall in Hiland Park, Orbit Mall, Sonar Bangla Shopping Complex and the budget-friendly New Raghunath Market on Raja Subodh Chandra Mallick Road; and Spencer's supermarkets located in different parts of the neighbourhood. Besides, you can also spend some leisure time shopping at the nearby Wood Square Mall (3.4 km), Dakshinapan Shopping Complex (6.6 km), Acropolis Mall (6.7 km), and South City Mall (8.8 km).
The culinary experience is also memorable in this neighbourhood as it is home to many restaurants and food joints, including Chowman-Patuli, Chef Alladin, Aminia Restaurant, Red Bamboo Shoot, The Noodle Hub, and Palki Restaurant. Hatari Restaurant, The Last Metro, and Marlin Restaurant Cum Bar on Garia Main Road as well as Saptapadi Restaurant, Aafter 9 Restaurant, and Bhojohori Manna on Raja Subodh Chandra Mallick Road are also popular dining options.
Places to Visit in and around Garia
Some of the landmarks of Garia that you can visit are Hiland Park – Kolkata’s second tallest tower, Floating Market – India’s first such market, and Bipodtarini Mandir – a smaller replica of the revered Rajpur’s original temple. Other popular places to visit around Garia include Science City (9.3 km), Kalighat (11.8 km) and Victoria Memorial (15.6 km), to mention a few. All the aforementioned tourist attractions can be reached within a half-an-hour’s drive of Garia hotels.
How to Reach Garia
Garia is well connected to all major localities of Kolkata by varied modes of transportation, including metro, bus, train, taxi, and tram. This locality has four major bus termini, and four operational metro stations, apart from the under-construction Satyajit Ray metro station. Besides, there are three Kolkata suburban railway stations here – Garia, New Garia, and Baghajatin that connect it to different parts of the city. Moreover, Garia is around an hour’s drive from the international airport (24.5 km) as well as the main railway station (18.2 km).