The North 24 Parganas exist as independent districts located
to the north-east of Kolkata city. The North 24 Parganas are about
30 kms far from the city. The outskirts comprise of many important
tourist places. The township is connected by roads and railways to
Kolkata city. Some important areas in the township include Barasat,
Barrackpore, Basirhat, Bidhan Nagar, etc. These areas house Old
Settlements of European Traders and Gandhi Ghat.
The diversity found at North 24 Parganas is quite unique. On one
hand we have urbanites who have fled from the crowded metropolitan
city and on the other there are some riverside villages. The
township is fast developing into a modern commercial area. With the
completion of Salt lake and upcoming New City the region has gained
a new momentum. More and more people from Kolkata city are moving
into the locality.
Barrackpur which is also known by the name of Chanak is one of the
local attractions in the township. The place has been named so due
to the presence of surplus of military barracks during British rule
in India. A good number of industrial units have been established in
its precincts. Besides industries the region has flourishing
agriculture and pisciculture markets.
- Jessore Road in the north east of Kolkata provides
accessibility to North 24 Parganas. Bus sevices from the city
center and the Salt Lake City are available for the region.
- The region is further provided with railway services from the
city of Kolkata. The railways lines beyond Dum Dum goes through
the region of North 24 Parganas.
- The nearest airport to North 24 Parganas is that of Kolkata.