A posh locality in South Kolkata, Ballygunge features among the top 2 wealthiest neighbourhoods in the city. This affluent locality is around 21 km from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and about 12 km from the Howrah Junction. The nearest Local Railway Station is the Ballygunge Junction which is about 4 km away. Ballygunge is home to a number of educational institutions, malls, posh complexes, clubs and local markets. Home to the former CM’s of West Bengal, the Late Shri Jyoti Basu and Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Ballygunge is a clean home to a number of educational institutions that include, Ballygunge Government High School, Army Public School, Jagadbandhu Institution, Basanti Devi College, Modern High School for Girls, South Point School and St. Lawrence High School, making it an ideal accommodation option for students. Talking about accommodation, there are a number of guest houses and budget hotels in Ballygunge that provide basic rooms at rather reasonable prices. As for those looking for more, put up at one of the many 2-star and 3-star rated hotels in and around Ballygunge. If comfort, quality service and economically priced rooms are what you are looking for, book a Treebo hotel in Ballygunge. Popular localities close to Ballygunge include Circus Avenue, Park Street, Picnic Garden, Hazra, Gariahat and Kasba. When it comes to eating out, try the food at Jhal Farezi, Charcoal Grill, Zeeshan’s, Shiraz Golden Restaurant, Arsalan, Mumbai Local, Darbaar-E-Khas, Cream and Fudge Factory, Kwality, Bhojohori Manna, Fillers, The Grub Club and much more. For amazing street food (puchka, dahi vada, jhal muri, ghugni, chaats and bhajji's), the stalls that line the footpaths of Gariahat market is where you should go. Tourist attractions nearby include Mother House (the abode of Mother Teresa), Science City, Park Circus, New Market, Victoria Memorial, Birla Temple, Kalighat Temple, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Indian National Museum, the Zoological Gardens and Chandni Chowk, all within a radius of 10 km.