The famous markets in Kolkata
From traditional clothing to your favourite book, the markets of Kolkata have all the shopping items that fall in your long list. Infamously called the cheapest city of India, Kolkata is hub to grab a bundle of things from its old chaotic markets to new bustling malls.
Let’s have a tour to the various vibrant markets of Kolkata and make a good deal.
When it comes to the best bargaining place in Kolkata, New Market tops the list. Name anything from clothes to electronic gadgets and get it all here! The market with its more than 2,000 stalls is treasure trove of cosmetics, daily use products, fashionable jewelleries, food items, dry fruits and much more such reserves at cheaper rates than huge malls. The place is also perfect to develop advance bargaining skills inside you.
Locations – Lindsay Street
Best purchasing item – Anything, for which you can make a good bargain.
A C Market
A.C. Market, known to be Kolkata’s first air conditioned mall is catering to the choices of many customers from a long time. It offers a wide range of ethnic and western goods at good price. From watches to shoes, the place is well known for the imported items at affordable price.
Location – Shakespeare Sarani, Middleton Row
Best Purchasing item – Imported merchandise
- K. Market
K. Market is the ultimate place for the fashionistas who keep themselves upgraded with en vogue apparels and accessories. Situated at a walking distance from AC Market, the place comprises of rows of small shops showcasing various articles.
Location – Shakespeare Sarani (formerly known as Theatre Road)
Best Purchasing item – Clothes
With piles of book loaded in the bookstores, College Street is paradise for book lovers. Visit the place and see crowd of bookworms crawling in the markets, hunting for their favourite book. From paperback edition to academic books, you will get the entire bibliophile’s digest at the same place. The place is also a treasure for rare edition books and second hand books.
Location – Central Kolkata, between Bowbazar and Mahatma Gandhi Road
Best Purchasing item – Books
Mallikghat Flower Market
Placed in the east side of the well-known Howrah Bridge, the Mallikghat is perhaps the most dazzling and aromatic markets in the city. This wholesale market is daily loaded with numberless variety of flowers ranging from Tuberoses to exotic Orchids to Lilies to Gerbera and many more such colourful delights. Nowhere, you can get flowers at such an amazingly reasonable price.
Location – Near Howrah Bridge
Best Purchasing item – Flowers
Kolkata is quite famous for its handloom sarees and if you also are fond of it, Gariaghat is perfect place to meet your shopping choices. It is reservoir of almost everything from branded clothes to jewellery, electronics, furniture and even pets, but is widely known for selling Bengali cotton sarees, handloom sarees and traditional silk sarees. If you get tired while shopping around, take a break and grab some Bengali delicacies in the food joints and restaurants located in the market.
Location – Gariaghat Road, Ballygunge
Best Purchasing item – Cotton sarees, silk sarees and handloom sarees
Burrabazar is one of the extreme popular and reasonable markets of the city. Over the years, this market has flourished from yarn and textile market to one of the largest wholesale markets of the country. The whole market is divided into areas according to the specific merchandise it sells, like stationary, home décor items, clothes, hardwares, spices and much more.
Location – Central Kolkata, near M.G. Road Metro Station
Best Purchasing item – Anything you want to buy in bulk
Emami Market is another market in Kolkata to shop around for fashionable clothes and accessories of all varieties. Bargain for the best prices and grab anything you like in the glittering market from clothes to footwear to handbags.
Location – 3 Lord Sinha Road
Best Purchasing item – Fashionable clothes and accessories
Let the shopaholic bird inside you to have a great flight with these awesome markets of Kolkata.