About Joka, Kolkata
Joka is one of the fast-growing localities in the south-western part of Kolkata. This area is particularly famous for the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, which was the first IIM to be established in the country. Joka is also home to many schools, hospitals, banks, colleges including a medical institute, and Gurusaday Museum, among other facilities. There are also a number of restaurants, shops as well as budget and mid-range hotels in Joka, Kolkata. The locality is connected to different parts of the city, including nearby Rajpur and Sonarpur.
Shopping and Dining in and around Joka
There are several shops peppered around the locality where tourists staying at Joka hotels can find a range of things that they need. For a lavish shopping experience, travellers can visit the malls in the city, such as South City Mall, Pabitra Mega Mall, Quest Mall, and Acropolis Mall. These malls with stores of numerous national and international brands of apparel, footwear, accessories, etc. are located within 15 km radius of the locality.
The area is dotted with numerous restaurants, cafes, fast-food joints, bakeries, and bars that serve an array of delicacies. Some of the popular places to eat near hotels in Joka are Urban Kitchen, Afreen Biryani House, Herbs N Spice, Domino’s Pizza, Raj Darbar, Banjo Bar Cum Restaurant, Benjamin Bangalee, Azad Hind Dhaba, and Café Coffee Day, among others.
Places to Visit around Joka
While in Joka, tourists can visit Gurusaday Museum that provides a glimpse into the traditional exhibits of pre-independence Bengal. Outside the locality limits, tourists can visit Kalighat (10.1 km), Alipore Zoological Garden (11.7 km), Netaji Bhawan (12.5 km), Birla Temple (13.4 km), St. Paul’s Cathedral (13.7 km), Fort William (14.4 km), Victoria Memorial (15.3 km), and many other Kolkata attractions.
How to Reach Joka
Joka in South West Kolkata is well-connected to different parts of the city by bus, taxi, auto, and hand-pulled rickshaw. Tourists can book taxi from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (33.7 km) to reach Kolkata hotels in this locality. Besides, taxi is also the most convenient mode of transport to reach the locality from the five intercity railway stations in the city – Shalimar (17.5 km), Sealdah (17.5 km), Howrah (19 km), Santragachi (20.5 km), and Kolkata (Chitpur Station, 22 km).