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Country  India
City  Kolkata
Parliamentary constituency  Jadavpur
State  West Bengal
Metro Station  Mahanayak Uttam Kumar
Elevation  11 m
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KMC Wards  88, 89, 94, 95, 97, 98,

Tollygunge is a locality of South Kolkata. It is famed as the centre of the Bengali film industry, known as Tollywood. It is flanked by the Eastern Railway south suburban line to the north, Lake Gardens and Golf Green in the east, the Pashchim and Purba Putiaries in the south, and Behala in the west. The neighbourhood is served by Mahanayak Uttam Kumar metro station of Kolkata Metro.


Map of Tollygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal


The area called Tollygunge is named after Major William Tolly, who in 1775-76 started a project to excavate and dredge the Adi Ganga as a passage for the people of East Bengal and Assam to Calcutta. He was also granted a license to collect tolls from the passing boats and permitted by the British East India Company to open a gunj or market on the eastern bank of the nullah which acquired the name Tolly's Nullah. The waterway was opened to navigation in 1777.

The area is the centre of the Bengali film industry, which is known by the nickname Tollywood, and is the location of Indrapuri Studio and Technician Studio.


Tollygunge serves as terminal points of several transport services including the tram, city buses of the Calcutta Tramways company and the metro station.

Tollygunge Railway Station is located on the Budgebudge section of the Kolkata Suburban Railway. The Mahanayak Uttam Kumar metro station (formerly Tollygunge) had been a terminal station of the Kolkata Metro from 1984-2009. From 2009, the overground extension of the Metro Railway extended the Metro's range to beyond Tollygunge up to Garia.

The Calcutta Tramways Company depot in Tollyguge serves as a terminal point for the tram service (which links it to Ballygunge and B.B.D. Bagh) and city buses operated by the same company. Bus services connect to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (established in 2009) and the line connecting Kudghat and Unitech passes through it.

CSTC Buslines
  • AC1 Howrah Station – Jadavpur
  • AC6 Howrah Station – Garia Bus Stand
  • AC17 Thakurpukur – Salt Lake Karunamoyee
  • AC47 Kudghat – Sapoorji Estate
  • AC48 Kudghat – Bantala IT Park
  • AC51 Kudghat – Airport Gate No.1
  • S2 Howrah Station – Kudghat
  • S4 Parnasree – Salt Lake Depot
  • S4B Haridebpur – New Town
  • S4C Howrah Station – Haridebpur
  • S4D Parnasree – New Town
  • S7 Howrah Station – Garia Bus Stand
  • S17A Ariadaha – Kudghat
  • S31 Jadavpur – Behala Chowrasta
  • CTC Buslines
  • C2A Tollygunge – Ghatakpukur
  • C8 Barasat – Joka
  • C8A Airport Gate No.1 – Tollygunge
  • C14/1 Madhyamgram – Tollygunge
  • E45 Joka – Digha
  • M2 Birati – Tollygunge
  • Private Buslines
  • 1A Ramnagar – Mukundapur
  • 1B Ramnagar – Nayabad (Garia)
  • 12C/1B Howrah Station – Pailan
  • 37 Howrah Station – Dhakuria
  • 40A Babughat – Julpia
  • 40B Babughat – Thakurpukur
  • 41 Howrah Station – Layalka
  • 41B Howrah Station – Netaji Nagar
  • 42B Bichalighat – Beliaghata Sales Tax
  • 45B Beliaghata Building More – Garia Railway Station
  • 47B Kalindi – Dhanmath (Kasba)
  • 80A Esplanade – Garia Bus Stand
  • 205 Babughat – Bansdroni
  • 205A Babughat – Bansdroni
  • 208 Howrah Station – Kudghat
  • 228 Babughat – Mahamayatala
  • 257 Rajabazar – Julpia
  • SD Series
  • SD4 Garfa – Thakurpukur
  • SD4/1 Thakurpukur – Ruby Hospital
  • SD5 Sonarpur Station – Khariberia
  • SD28 New Dakghar – Jadavpur Central Park
  • Mini Bus Routes
  • 112 Howrah Station – Naktala
  • 113 Howrah Station – Harinavi
  • 114 B.B.D. Bagh – Kudghat
  • 117 Howrah Station – Kalitala
  • 135 Howrah Maidan – Baishnabghata
  • 188 Silpara – Beliaghata CIT More
  • KS1 Sarada Park – Anandapur
  • WBSTC Bus Routes
  • ST6 Tollygunge – Salt Lake Technopolis
  • V1 Airport – Tollygunge
  • V9 New Town – Tollygunge
  • VS10 Kudghat – Unitech
  • VS10A Kudghat – Airport Gate No.1
  • Neighborhoods

    Neighborhoods in the city include Kudghat, Ranikuthi and Naktala.

    Educational Institutions

  • South Academy High School (Near Bansdroni bazar )
  • Maharishi Vidyamandir (Near Bansdroni Fire Brigade)
  • G.D.Birla Centre For Education
  • Calcutta Institute of Engineering and Management
  • Sir Nripendranath Institution
  • Gangapuri Siksha Sadan
  • Paschim Putiary Sukharanjan Vidyamandir High School
  • Naktala High School
  • Swami Pranabananda Vidyapith
  • Shri Ritam Vidyapith
  • The Assembly of God Church School
  • Miranda High School, Boral
  • B.D. Memorial Institute
  • Narmada High School
  • Brajamohan Tewary Institution
  • Mansur Habibullah Memorial School (Formerly: South End School), Kudghat beside Netaji metro station
  • Ashok Nagar Boys High School(co.education)
  • Milan Garh Girls High School
  • The Future Foundation School
  • ITI Tollygunge
  • Kalidhan Institution (Near Rashbehari Avenue)
  • Gandhi Colony Madhyamik Vidhyalaya (Boys & Girls)
  • Places of interest

  • Tollygunge Club
  • Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC)
  • ITC Sangeet Research Academy
  • Indrapuri Film Studio
  • Notable residents

  • A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON
  • Utpal Dutt, film actor and theater personality
  • References

    Tollygunge Wikipedia

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