Dum Dum

City : Dum Dum
Location : Eastern India
Language : Bengali

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Dum Dum, Kolkata is a city and a municipality in North 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is an important place in Kolkata city. It forms main entry points of the city. The area provides a number of transport facilities. The township falls under North Kolkata & is about 10 kms. away from the city center Chandni Chowk.

It is told that the place has got its name from the Persian word 'damdama' meaning a raised platform or ground. This was the area where the headquarters of British artillery in the 19th century was placed.

There are a number of jute milling, tannery, iron and steel rolling, glass, match and soap factories. The region has abundant number of hospitals, schools and other health care units also.


Primary means of moving to the place is the subway, Kolkata Metro. The subway terminal is itself groundedin the region.

The region also has a railway station that provides the means of railway transportation.

Netaji Subhash Chander Bose International Airport or Dum Dum Airport is located within the township premises. The domestic airport, that is at Behala is about 22 kms from Dum Dum.

The road distance from the city center is appoximately 10 kms. Buses and taxis are easily available from the city center.

Areas Under Dum Dum

Subhas Nagar
Sheth Bagan