Garia is an established locality in south Kolkata. It is situated on Tolly's Nullah, which connects Kolkata to the river Bidyadhari.
Today, with many apartment complexes being built in the region, Garia receives considerable interest from people involved in the real estate market, especially developers. Hiland Park, Avani's Victoria Greens, Westwind, Orbit City, Sugam Park, Sherwood Estate, and Ambuja Upohar are some of the major apartment projects built in this region.
The arrival of the Metro Rail in the region has helped connect Garia to central and North Kolkata. The terminal station of Kolkata Metro is located in New Garia, which is located to the east of the region.
Garia is also a major shopping location, having a plethora of malls and shopping stores scattered across the area. The development here has also given rise to many educational institutions and hospitals in the locality.