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
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.
Areas Under Behala
- 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
- 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.