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Garden Reach

Garden Reach
Garden Reach, the suburbs of Kolkata city lie in the western region and on the banks of Hugli River. Garden Reach is an important station in the city and houses the headquarters of South Eastern Railways. The region has a number of wetland floors in its territory. Garden Reach used to be the dwelling place of various princes. The place, somewhere in middle ages, was occupied by the rich merchant princes and their wealthy associates.

Garden Reach lies close to the southern banks of the river and at comparably lesser altitude. The region as such is replete with water bodies. Due to the close proximity of the region to the river, that eventually terminates in the Bay of Bengal, it is helpful for the navigation and harboring of the ships. The popular Kidderpore docks are located in the precincts of Garden Reach.

Garden Reach Ship Building and Engineering is one of the major establishments in the region. This government undertaking has served for more than 80 years (origins 1919) in the field of ship building. The region has a number of other establishments and important government offices. The South Eastern Railway Audit Office and South Eastern Railway Traffics Audit Office unctions from the township.

Accessibility
  • Garden Reach that lies towards the west of Kolkata is about 8 kms far from the center of the city. The Garden Reach Road is connected to the Diamond Harbour Road, the latter providing the primary means to access the city.
  • Behala Airport, which is the domestic airport of the city is only 6 kms away and towards the south-west of Garden Reach. The international airport on the other hand is 17 kms away and lies towards the north-east of the region.
Areas Under Garden Reach
  • Brace Bridge

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