Location

Geographical Coordinates:-
23.6338897° N 87.6066542° E

Where in India?
BABLI Location – W.B. India.

We are located near Shantiniketan,
District: Birbhum,
West Bengal,
India.

[Various Links for
Shantiniketan:

The closest airport is in Kolkata, the State Capital of West Bengal, India.
The nearest railhead is in Bolpur-Shantiniketan.

In-between Bolpur and
Illambazar, to the west of Shantiniketan, our project is adjacent to the Chaupahari Forests (better known as the Illambazar Jungles).

If you take the road going to Illambazar from
Bolpur station, B.A.B.L.I is 13 km west, which is 7 km before Illambazar.

Location of BABLI in Birbhum District (Click for Birbhum): MAP

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Ways to get there:

By train :-
  • From Kolkata, take any train going to Bolpur-Shantiniketan.

Link to the Indian Railways website:
Search with the following coordinates:

Source Station Name :“Howrah”
Destination Station Name :Bolpur
Class: “Second Seating”/ “AC-Chair-car

  • At Bolpur station:

- Avail of the project’s car-pickup (CHARGES) – it is a 20-minute ride / 
– Rent a car at the station /
– Take a town bus to the “by-pass“, transit to another local bus going towards “Illambazar“, get off at “Bonovilla“, which is a nearby bus-stand, walk 1/4 km to the project.

 

By car :- (Maps Below: Short route & Standard route)

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  1. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: KOLKATA TO BABLI [SHORTER ROUTE]
    • From Kolkata take National Highway #2 (NH-2/ AH-1), also known as the Durgapur Expressway or the Delhi Road.
      You can approach it easily via the Vidyasagar Setu and the Kona Express Highway.
    • Bypass Burdwan on your right, as you travel along the highway, and look-out for a resort-like establishment on your left, called “Renaissance Township”.
      This resort comes about 5 kms after you cross a flyover with a pink/violet 4-story building called “Poorta Bhavan” on the left.
    • Just as you cross “Renaissance Township”, take the exit to the right to go off the highway – go straight till you hit a ‘T’-junction – take a right and an immediate left, to get onto the Burdwan-Guskara road.
      Continue straight ahead on this road.
    • This will lead you past the 108 Shib Mandir, over the Talit railway level-crossing, through  Guskara town, bypassing  Bhedia town, under a railway underpass, and finally across a bridge over the Ajoy River.
    • After the bridge you will see a local toll-post – where a side-road shows a sign saying ‘To Bolpur’ – DO NOT TAKE THAT TURN – CONTINUE STRAIGHT.
    • Soon you will be driving through an old village area – Raipur-Supur – continue straight ahead, till you come to a major intersection.
    • At the intersection, you will see a pink Temple on your right called ‘Shib-Tolla‘, an Indian Oil plant on the left diagonally-opposite corner.
      You will find road signs saying – ‘Right: Bolpur‘, ‘Straight: Suri‘, ‘Left: Illambazar‘.
    • TURN LEFT – heading towards Illambazar
    • About eight (8) kilometres ahead, another road will come and meet the road you are travelling on, diagonally from the right – ignore that and keep going straight.
    • A bit ahead, you will see a green road-sign saying ‘KAMAR PARA’ – continue straight.
    • A few kilometres ahead, you will see another green road-sign saying ‘BONOVILLA’ – you are almost there!
    • At the BONOVILLA bus stand you will find a local metalled road, turning to your left, with another pink temple at its mouth – TAKE THIS TURN.
    • In case you miss the turn, soon you will be driving through a forested area; that means you need to turn back and find BONOVILLA bus stand!
    • If you have taken the correct left-turn at BONOVILLA, leaving the main metalled road and entering the side road on your left (also a metaled road), you are then heading towards Dwaronda village.
      This will lead you straight to BABLI – about a quarter of a kilometre (0.25 kms) from the Bonovilla bus-stop, just after ‘CONFETTI’ tile-factory, on the right of the road.

    SAVE DRIVING DIRECTIONS: SHORTER ROUTE

    The total distance
    from 
    Kolkata (Vidyasagar Setu)
    to BABLI
    is about 
    160 km  [SHORTER ROUTE] -
    It’s a
    3 hours drive [aprox.].

     
    Map: Short route

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  2. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: KOLKATA TO BABLI [STANDARD ROUTE]
    • From Kolkata take National Highway #2 (NH-2), also known as the Durgapur Expressway or the Delhi Road. You can approach it easily via the Vidyasagar Setu and the Kona Express Highway.
    • Cross Burdwan, and drive up to Panagarh, which is closer to Durgapur.
    • Just as you cross Panagarh, at the ‘Darjeeling-Mordh‘ (‘T’-junction) take the exit (right) for Siuri (Suri).
    • This will lead you to Illambazar, over a bridge across the Ajoy River.
    • From there leave the main road going on to Siuri to the left, and take the bifurcation to your right, going to Bolpur.
    • Soon you will be driving through a forested area; the small village bus-stop where this forest ends is Bonovilla - a motley collection of tea-shops and a few other shacks.
    • Here you have to the leave the main metaled road and enter a side road on your right (also a metaled road), going to Dwaronda village. This will lead you straight to BABLI – about a quarter of a kilometre from the Bonovilla bus-stop.

    SAVE DRIVING DIRECTIONS: STANDARD ROUTE

    The total distance
    from 
    Kolkata (Vidyasagar Setu)
    to BABLI
    is about 
    195 km  [STANDARD ROUTE] -
    It’s a
    3.5 hours drive [aprox.].

     
    Map: Standard route

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MAP: KOLKATA to BABLI: SHORTER ROUTE
Map provided by:GOOGLE MAPS

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MAP: KOLKATA to BABLI: STANDARD ROUTE
Map provided by:GOOGLE MAPS