Alipur suburbs is situated within the southern precincts of
Kolkata city. Alipur constitutes the headquarters of the South 24
Parganas. The region houses a number of attractions which cater to
the tourists as well as to the business enterprises. The area is
provided with some of the major industries that are located in the
city of Kolkata.
Alipur suburbs houses many tourist attractions. The Alipur Zoo and
National Library are two popular tourist attractions in the region.
Alipur Zoo or Zoological Gardens is one of the best zoological
gardens in India. The zoo is home to a number of species, including
tigers, elephants, giraffes, leopards, etc.
The National Library, located within the premises of Alipur, is the
India's largest library. The site of the library, which is Belvedere
House bears historical importance. Belvedere House used to be the
residential quarters of the British Lieutenant Governor. The place
today contains the best collection of books throughout India.
Alipur is also known for a number of industries that are grounded
on its lands. Major industries in the region include printing and
book binding industry, cement manufacture, oilseed milling and
general engineering works industry. The area also houses a number of
schools, hospitals and other establishments.
Areas Under Alipur
- The distance from Alipur to the center of the city is less
than 6 kms. Buses plying for Alipur are available from the city
center and the southern region.
- The nearest subway station is the Jatindas Park Station, a
couple of kolimetres to the east of the region.
- Behala Airport (domestic) is about 6 kms south west of the