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January 17, 2023

Sight-seeing ‘gems’ in and around Joka’s Gems Bougainvillas

BBY BougainVillas Admin

We have always expected Joka to boast of all the assets that a modern, upcoming part of a cosmopolitan metropolis is entitled to. Apart from having the most exclusive yet affordable 1st bungalow project in Kolkata near Joka Metro, Gems Bougainvillas, and the newly running Metro Rail Purple Line from Joka to Taratola; a top-class mall is waiting in the wings. Commercial real estate development is on the rise as are new office blocks and administrative buildings that go hand in hand.

What was once well known only for being home to India’s foremost world-class management institute, today contemporary Joka stands for so much more!

Apart from B-schools, Joka has its fair share of engineering, hospitality and information technology training institutes too. International schools like Gems Akademia International School and state-affiliated colleges – some of very reputable lineage – pepper the landscape. There are tourist spots, both heritage and modern entertainment, which include theme-based resorts, historical sites and weekend getaways.

There is evidence to suggest that the development in and around Joka may even take a leap towards smart buildings, rapid transit (already ushered in by partial launch of Metro Purple Line) and technology parks.

As a potential resident of Gems Bougainvillas, you might well ask yourself, ‘Where can I take the family out on short drives over the weekends?’

Well, you are lucky that Joka is still in a developing part of the city where there are farms and grasslands just minutes away. This is the south western part of Kolkata with a lot of natural sights to see, both before and after Joka. Apart from that, there are other interesting sites from the point of view of entertainment, history, heritage and spiritual enrichment.

Gurusaday Museum

The Gurusaday Museum is a folk arts and crafts museum located in Joka. The eminent Indian ICS officer, Gurusaday Dutt collected over 3,000 artefacts in the course of his entire career, spanning 1905 to 1941. These artefacts were shifted to this newly established museum. The museum building was formally opened in the presence of the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Ray, in 1961, and the galleries were opened in the presence of the education minister of India, Professor Humayun Kabir in 1963.

Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir located on Diamond Harbour Road near Joka, Kolkata is a lavish temple complex with domes, spires & landscaped gardens, with multiple statues of deities and gurus. It could be a perfect way to spend one whole day with family and friends in a clean and serene environment.

Fort of Chingrikhali, Naval Camp & Swiss Gate

Only an hour’s drive away, at Diamond Harbour, you can see the ruins of the Fort of Chingrikhali (locally known as ‘purono kella’) which happened to be the stronghold of Portuguese pirates. Soon enough, the Nawabs of Bengal and the British gained supremacy over the land. What happened was that Diamond Harbour became one of the busiest seaports in the country. The Naval Camp and the Swiss Gate are some other tourist spots you can visit, both situated in Diamond Harbour.


Close to Diamond Harbour is Falta. Apart from its riverside beauty, Falta is also known for the beautiful farmhouse of India’s famous Bengali scientist, late Professor Jagadish Chandra Bose. This apart, Falta is dotted with delightful eateries and a host of weekend getaways to suit every pocket.

Fort Raichak

Another wonderful getaway is Raichak, near Diamond Harbour. Raichak is a small town, famous for Chingrikhali Fort which stands as a testimony to a bygone era. The quiet town provides picturesque views of the Ganges and has some amazing places to stay over the weekend with family or friends.

There could be many more sites for you and your family to see, savour and study – once you become a resident at Joka’s 1st bungalow project, Gems Bougainvillas.

Gems Group has incorporated this spirit of discovery and love of wide open spaces in its pioneering bungalow project. Amidst large swathes of greenery, bungalows at Gems Bougainvillas are a delight to the senses. The project offers 2bhk row houses, 3bhk bungalows, 4bhk bungalows, and 5bhk villas.

Gems Bougainvillas will provide the right mix of privacy and community living, alongside a host of lifestyle facilities and daily conveniences. Visit the site office now to discover your own loveable bungalow.

(Images used in this blogpost are attributed to the best of our knowledge and we do not claim any copyrights to them.)

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