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Best Street Markets in Kolkata, to shop till you drop!

Best Street Markets in Kolkata, to shop till you drop!

Post Author : Adrija Banerjee

Street Shopping Markets in kolkata, are a shopaholics paradise. From junk jewellery to accessories, home decor, footwear and much more, these streets are like the glorious marts of the city. To explore these markets, one can experience a sea of hawkers, street vencors, food, clothes and much more. The array of colours, and the intricately curated options are a treat to the eyes. Get set, and put on your best bargaining foot forward to experience street shopping in Kolkata like never before! 

1) Gariahat

1) Gariahat

One of the busiest and the most popular shopping hub in South Kolkata, Gariahat is a shopaholic’s paradise. From well known luxury brands, to mid range and budget shopping, you can find anything and everything at this market within your desired price range. The entire area is filled by street hawkers selling home décor, dishware and clothes. One of the most eye catching element of this market are the fashion accessories. You will be surprised to see the varieties and collection that this place has to offer.

2) New Market

2) New Market

One of the oldest Markets in the city, New Market is estimated to be over a thousand years old. This market is also popularly known as the SS Hog Market and has become more like an institution for the people of kolkata. Walk towards the New Empire Cinema, to find, everything from bags, belts, shoes, accessories, clothes to wigs, nose pins, rings, footwear and even more! There is no dearth of options to put your best foot forward while bargaining. 

3) College Street

3) College Street

College Street, Asia’s largest market for second-hand and ancient/valuable books, owes it’s name from the popular educational institutions located here including Calcutta University and Presidency college to name a few. This street attracts thousands of aspirants who look for educational books and numerous people from all age groups, to procure, storybooks, travel and food books, historic books and a lot more! Numerous shops sells books on the subject of medicals, engineering, journals, examination guides as well as preparation test papers for the civil services examination. It’s extremely unlikely that you won’t find what you’re looking for here.

4) Esplanade

4) Esplanade

This is another immensely popular and loved market in Kolkata. Starting from the Oberoi Grand and streching till the Metro Cinema, this market is a sight to behold. The bustling hawkers, and stunning curation of pieces at jaw dropping rates are extremely fascinating. The plus point lies in the hands of the shoppers who are buying at a bulk. The rate goes down at lightening speed! Get along with your girl gang and start shopping! 

5) Hatibagan

5) Hatibagan

One of North Kolkata’s popular market hub, Hatibagan, is famous for it’s wide range of sarees. They have an impressive collection of fabrics such as - Bengal Cotton, Bengal Silk, Kanjeevaram as well as sarees from Orissa including Sambalpuri silk and Katiki silk. This place has been attracting tourists from all over the world, which in turn makes it a must visit! 

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