Shyam Bazar is one of the important commercial centres in
Kolkata city. Located in the northern part of the city Shyam Bazar
is well connected with the roads to the rest of the city. The region
is crowded with busy lanes and markets that are spread throughout
the area. The other neighboring commercial centres include Bag
Bazar, Shobha Bazar and Simla.
Shyam Bazar has a good number of shops owing to the fact that some
very good markets are located within its precincts. The Madhab C.
Mullick Market and Harisala's market are such busiest places in
Shyam Bazar region of Kolkata. The township is painted with the
hoardings and sign boards due to the presence of surplus cinema
theatres and shops. The cinemas grounded here include Radha cinema,
Star cinema, Sree and Biswaroopa. Kolkatans are ardent movie
watchers and that explains the rush of people at these sites.
Besides movies and shopping the places are well furnished with
educational institutes, health care centers and other institutes.
Bethuene College that stands in the premises of Shyam Bazar is
popular throughout the region.
On the five point crossing of Shyam Bazar stands the enormous Tal
Tank. The tank built by the British stands at a height of 110 ft.
The tank is 16 feet deep and is about 321 ft wide. The tank with a
capacity of one million gallons of water is an eye catching entity.
Areas Under Shyam Bazar
- Shyam Bazar is separated from the city center by a distance
of about 7 kms. One can access the region by boarding a bus from
the BBD Bagh, city central.
- The popular means continues to be the subway. The region has
a subway station located in its premises.
- Bag Bazar is the nearest railway station and not more than 2
- The international airport at Dum Dum is about four and a half
kilometres from the township. Behala Airport (domestic) is about
19 kms from the locality.