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Behala, Kolkata
Behala locality is situated towards the south west of Kolkata city, about 12 kms from the heart of the city. The place is connected with the city mainland by Diamond Harbour Road. Behala is essentially an industrial area. The region has quaint factories and industries which include the manufacturing units like chemicals, plastic and plastic recycling, spray painting, metal plating and galvanizing.

The township of Behala with the adjoining regions of Muradpur and Sahapur are the key residential areas in the western Kolkata city. Behala is one of the regions that make up the diversity which is so prominent in the entire city. Some parts of the township enjoy an urban lifestyle. Yet there are many regions with their roots grounded deep in the traditional values. As a city suburb, Behala is enriched with institutes and establishments that cater to the local population. There are a number of schools, hospitals, banks and other important institutes in the region. Balananda Brahmachari Hospital is the prime health service provider. Behala College and Behala College of Commerce provide the means for higher studies. Behala Market, which lies close to the Diamond Harbour Road is very popular in the region.

  • Behala is the main entry point, as far as airways are concerned, in the West Kolkata. The region houses the Behala Airport that provides services in the form of regular domestic flights.
  • The railway station at Majerhat is the closest to the town's precints. The railway station is in the vicinity and not more than 3 kms away.
Areas Under Behala
  • Taratala
  • Sahapur
  • Joka

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