Kallyanpur is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, known mostly for being the starting point for travelers boarding buses to different parts of the country. But the area isn’t just limited to its bus counters. It has a lot more on offer. Kallyanpur, in English, means ‘City of Progress’, and this mostly residential neighborhood has seen a lot of progress in recent years. The neighborhood is a part of Darus Salam Thana.
It acts as a junction for the nearby areas of Mirpur South, Shyamoli, Gabtoli, and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. And it’s also one of the western edges of Dhaka city proper, serving as a gateway to the North of the country. With numerous housing estates, incredible accessibility, and a reasonable cost of living, it has become a desirable destination for many in Dhaka. In this guide, we will be taking an in-depth look at Kallyanpur, and all it has to offer.
The neighborhood of Kallyanpur is primarily residential, with housing societies like the Kallyanpur Housing Estate, as well as numerous government staff quarters. As a result, the inner roads of the area are very quiet and peaceful. All the commotion in the area is limited to the main roads, where you will hear the different noises resulting from the flurry of traffic, streetside hawkers, and pedestrians. Kallyanpur is extremely well connected, mostly thanks to Mirpur Road, which is the main road in the area. Darus Salam Road also offers easy access to Mirpur for the residents of the area. This makes it a great place to live for those who have to commute to Mirpur or Adabor-Shyamoli for office. Especially since apartments for rent in Kallyanpur are quite affordable.
Properties in Kallyanpur
Although the area mostly consists of residential properties, there is some commercial activity in the area, especially on the main roads. On Mirpur Road, there are numerous offices and establishments, including different banks, restaurants, hospitals, corporate offices, showrooms, brand outlets, etc. The most notable of these is Court De La ACME, the beautiful headquarters of the ACME Group of Companies. Residential properties in the area are in high demand, as the area is an extremely desirable place to live for those who have offices in nearby areas such as Shyamoli or Mirpur. Prices of apartments for sale in Kallyanpur are comparable to that of nearby Mirpur. Recently, there has been a boom in construction projects in the area, with many new high rise residential buildings being built recently.
One of the best aspects of living in Kallyanpur is its fantastic accessibility. Residents of the area have easy access to mass transportation, with Mirpur Road being part of multiple bus routes that can take them to almost all major parts of the city. For those looking to travel to other cities, there are numerous bus counters of different bus operators on Mirpur Road. Going further north along Mirpur Road will lead you into the Dhaka-Aricha Highway, which is one of the main highways that take you into the north of the country. BRTC also has a massive bus depot in the Area.
Darus Salam Road is another major road in the area. It allows residents of Kallyanpur to easily access Mirpur. Other roads in the area are Kallyanpur Natun Bazar Road and Kallyanpur Main Road. Kallyanpur Natun Bazar Road goes along the Kallyanpur Natun Bazar and Kallyanpur Housing Estate, and Kallyanpur Main Road is mostly used for internal travel in the area, as well as access to 60 Feet Road in Mirpur. Rickshaws are the favored mode of transportation for internal travel. Residents of the area can also avail the Southern Route of MRT Line-5 of the Dhaka Metro Rail project in the future, as there will be a stop in the area.
Kallyanpur has numerous schools and colleges in its vicinity. The most renowned of these is Kallyanpur Girls School And College, which was founded as a school in 1972. The college was added in 1993. The area also has one private university specializing in Health Sciences, the Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS). It was founded by the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, first as the Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences. In 2012, it became a fully-fledged university in 2012, and has partnerships with many top medical institutions, including BIRDEM and BSMMU. There are also many other schools, colleges, and universities located in nearby areas such as Mohammadpur, Shyamoli, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, and Mirpur.
There are numerous medical institutions in Kallyanpur. The largest of these is Ibn Sina Medical College Hospital, which has state of the art healthcare facilities. Another notable hospital in the area is the Bangladesh Spine & Orthopaedic Hospital (BSOH). There’s also the BIHS General Hospital in Darus Salam. One of Bangladesh’s most prestigious medical colleges, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital (ShSMC), is only 10 minutes away from Kallyanpur. It is also a top government hospital with state of the art facilities.
Religion plays a huge role in the lives of most people, and Kallyanpur is no exception to that. Muslim residents in Kallyanpur will face no difficulties finding places of worship in the area, as there are numerous mosques spread throughout the area. Followers of Christianity can visit the Kallyanpur Baptist Church. Those who follow Hinduism will not find any temples in Kallyanpur, but they can visit the Tapoban Temple located in Mohammadpur.
Kallyanpur serves as a junction of sorts between the areas of Shyamoli-Adabor, Gabtoli, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, and Mirpur. Its proximity to these areas make it an attractive place to live in. Nearby Gabtoli is home to a major bus terminal, the Gabtoli Bus Terminal, from where buses travel to all parts of the country. Adabar & Shyamoli have a lot of startups and offices. Mirpur is one of the largest and most populous neighborhoods in Bangladesh, with a lot of commercial offices in the area. Kallyanpur’s proximity to Mirpur Road also allows easy access for its residents to areas such as Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi, and even New Market and Azimpur.
Food & Restaurants
The area features many restaurants serving a large variety of cuisines. There are numerous eateries serving delicious local delicacies and also restaurants serving Bangladeshi style Thai-Chinese food. Nearby in Shyamoli, there is a massive food court in the nearby Shyamoli Square where you will find numerous restaurants serving fast food at an affordable price. 60 Feet Road in nearby Mirpur South also has many small restaurants that are perfect for hanging out with friends.
Scattered throughout Kallyanpur, you will find numerous small general stores that sell everyday necessities and household items. If you’re looking to shop for groceries, there’s the Kallyanpur Natun Bazar. The only notable shopping mall in the area is Darussalam Shopping Complex, where you can find stores selling various items including electronics. However, there is Shyamoli Square, a large shopping mall located in nearby Shyamoli. Here, you will find numerous brand outlets and fashion boutiques, as well as a state of the art Cinema Hall and a massive food court.