Burrabazar in Kolkata

Burrabazar in Kolkata

Every city has a string of markets scattered across its stretch selling wares at wholesale prices. However in Kolkata, the markets have an altogether different flavor and essence. For example, Burrabazar, a wholesale market in the midst of Kolkata and very close to Howrah is the biggest wholesale commercial hub and market in India and has expanded from a yarn and textile zone to a fully operating market specializing and being storehouse of garments, jewellery, fruits and accessories. Roughly translated as a big market aka Bara Bazar and earlier christened after Lord Shiva (Buro Bazar), the place is quite a thing to talk about and hence over centuries it came to be known as Burrabazar by the merchants who claimed it later.

Situated in Jorasanko area of North Kolkata, Burrabazar’s history is quite interesting as this area was once named Sutanuti Haat and owned by the local Bengali traders who went by the name of Setts and Basaks. They dominated the area as wholesale traders of yarn and garments and after the inception of British, their trade received a boost and some of the traders who flourished during the East India Company rule were Janardan Sett, Mukundaram Sett and Shobharam Basak. Originally spread over 500 acres back in the 1800s and 400 acres comprising of residential buildings which still stand today in ruins yet act as storehouse of wholesale garments, the market started to expand and gold merchants started setting up their business.

Burrabazar market in Kolkata
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The market had traders of all kinds, wealthy and affluent and petty as well as average commercial traders dealing in wholesale items and commodities. Interestingly each area is dubbed as a zone or Patty or Katra (Market) dealing in various items, such as Phal Patty or Pageyapatty Street fruits market, Basta Patty selling sacks and stitched gunny bags, then jewellery and, Dhoti Patti, Chini Patty, Tula Patti and Fancy Patti so on.  Every item is sold at wholesale and retail prices from blankets to garments to fruits to other wares and they are fresh and sold at unbelievable prices; rates way below market prices. Fancy sarees are a thing to look for in Burrabazar at amazingly discounted prices.

All stores which have their warehouses in Burrabazar have chain stores across the city and the place is strategically located close to Posta market and Jorabagan area with Hooghly River and Dalhousie square in its vicinity. It is spread from Strand Road running parallel to the Hooghly River till Canning Street and Chitpur road. It is easy to access Burrabazar from Harrison Road crisscrossing and also known as Mahatma Gandhi Road which is close to MG Road metro station.

There are series of old dilapidated buildings lined on two sides of Burrabazar and each of them are named after its owners like Lokenath Katra, Raja Katra, Manohar Das Katra and so on. Satyanarayan Market is a popular market in Burrabazar and the entire are becomes vibrant during Diwali and Poila Boisakh (Bengali New Year) and Haal Khaata (Akshay Tritiya) when Ganesh and Lakshmi idols are worshipped and traders distribute sweets. Makeshift stalls are set up during Diwali which sell diyas, garments and sweetmeats.  You get it all here…. That’s the saying in Burrabazar.

However traffic and roadblocks are a common sight in Burrabazar as hawkers and vendors occupy almost 1/3rd of the roads to keep their wares and set up their stores whereas vehicles, carts and cycle vans keep the roads choc a bloc. Sometimes it becomes a headache to cross this 2 kilometer stretch and at peak times and office hours its takes hours. Nevertheless, Burrabazar is a mystical charm and a congregation of all sorts of people doing their business. So don’t miss out on this market on a trip to Kolkata and do collect some accessories at trivial prices.

Also see: Shopping in Kolkata

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    Hitesh from Guwahati Tangla 443 Days ago

    i want to open all kind of redimet cloth show room.so want to know hole sel rate about cloth. pls .

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    subrat tripathy from puri 454 Days ago

    i want buy foreign betel nut for resell. kindly inform , where i will buy in cheap rate..

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    Ling from Aizawl 454 Days ago

    I want to open 99 store,so where can i get the good items in kolkata

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    Vaghasiya miteshfrom SURAT 502 Days ago

    We are manufacturer and export woman clothing

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    Shefeekfrom Palakkad 454 Days ago

    Send me in what's app 9847135228

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    Shefeekfrom Palakkad 454 Days ago

    Send me in what's app 9847135228

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    Ratnamulfrom Coochbehar 199 Days ago

    Send me your WhatsApp number...

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    Nizam kha from Kolkata 454 Days ago

    I m the manufacturer of kurti and salwar suit if any1 interested let me knw..my no: 9874036924

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    Mahmudul Hassanfrom BARPETA ROAD 461 Days ago

    Mobile no 7086462059

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    Gautam Banerjee from Katni MP 454 Days ago

    I want to start new business at katni mp.So want to know the wholesale rate of kurti , nighty, cotton salwar suits, etc pl guide

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    Antara bhattacharjee from Lucknow 461 Days ago

    Ami Ghore bose buisnee kori, to amake tant, dhakai jamdani cotton ctc .kolkata's Saree chai kivabe pabo.

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    pintu miah maisan from agartala 502 Days ago

    where to buy best Kurtis and T Shirt in kolkata?

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    Soma Banerjee from Durgapur 502 Days ago

    I want different types of best quality cotton Kurties and printed plazo at wholesale price

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    ANANYA SENGUPTA from DHANBAD(JHARKHAND) 502 Days ago

    i want to start new business.so want to know the wholesale rate of nighties, chapa sarees,kurti and cotton salwar suits.....and the location...pls guide

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    Vaghasiya miteshfrom SURAT 502 Days ago

    We are manufacturer and export woman clothing

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    Seikh Jakir Hossainfrom Kolkata 454 Days ago

    I am looking supplyer of sarees, suits , kids wear, wholsale pricepls. contact me @ 9313807654

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    Ratnamulfrom Coochbehar 223 Days ago

    Sir I want to buy your product so place contract me,my WhatsApp number 9933059041

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    Nasir from Assam 502 Days ago

    I want to setup store in Assam, how can I import cloths from your company?

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    MITHUN RAJBONSHI from Kandi 545 Days ago

    I want to start a new business. So that I want to know detail wholesale price and location.k

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    Tasnuba faria from Jessore 545 Days ago

    I want to know the cheap wholesale market for salwar suit in kolkata

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    Mary Hranngul from Shillong 579 Days ago

    I am looking out for good quality kids clothes and shoes.

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    TANMOY from BANGALORE 580 Days ago

    Hi We are looking for wholesale saree saler contanct details.

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    Aslam from Hyderabad 601 Days ago

    I want a manufacturer address of Bhagalpuri sarees

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    Ahmed choudhury from dimapur 648 Days ago

    I want buy baby warm clothes made in chaina for wholesale

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    john from hyderabad 650 Days ago

    I am looking for wholesale kurthi, anarkali and kids wear. Kindly mail me the same.

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    Khushi from Varanasi 650 Days ago

    Hellow sirI want start new Saree business but I have no idea for any wholesale market pls give me some wholeseller no. Who give me advise for new business

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    Sekh Ashadullahfrom Howrah (kolkata) 650 Days ago

    I am manufacturer and wholesaler of hand and machine embroidery fancy share. Please contract WhatsApp no 8697512313 for more details.

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    k chandrasekharreddy from kadapa 700 Days ago

    Kolkata wholesale marketing opening days in week please tell me

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    Mohiruddin Mondal from Bankura 700 Days ago

    I want start a new business cosmetic can you tell me price and market address ,opening time ,date

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    Pridvi from Chennai 720 Days ago

    We are manufacturers of South cotton fabrics for tops and Kurtas. Contact large Qtty purchasers who will send Exports or chain stores suppliers. Production against orders only.

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    Kuntal Dey from Siliguri 736 Days ago

    Hi,We have started a Boutique Shop in Siliguri. Need various types of Sarees & Accessories for our shop. Plz send mail alongwith contact number. We will get back to you.

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    sundari saravanan from chennai 743 Days ago

    I have started new shop in Chennai in a small scale. I would like to buy some of the material

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    Arman from Begusarai 757 Days ago

    Hi Friend I want to open a shope for redimats clothes .where I buy the dresses and lowest rate clothe in retails

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    Arman from Begusarai 757 Days ago

    Hi Friend I want to open a shope for redimats clothes .where I buy the dresses and lowest rate clothe in retails

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    MD MONIRUL HOQIE from BANGLADESH. DHAKA. 757 Days ago

    I have need some cloth. please give information.

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    KALLOL PAUL from guwahati 757 Days ago

    i need some information about price of the cloths

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    Ankita choudhary from Pune 771 Days ago

    I need red border white Bengali sarees

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    Nizar from Alappuzha 787 Days ago

    i want to send cloths to Kerala , how it possible

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    Arun kumar from Begusarai 787 Days ago

    Mujhe wholesate rate me fancy siffon sarees or suit kharidna h.

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    Swanit from Mumbai 797 Days ago

    I want saree on wholsale

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    Vaibhav from Mumbai 801 Days ago

    Hello Calcutta!I require details of Rhodium and nickel sulphate dealers from Burrabazar or some nearby areas.If you guys can help me then it would be more easy for me to come and visit this place.Awaiting for the positive reply.Regards,Vaibhav D. Adhyaru

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    Komal from Gorakhpur, utterpradesh 806 Days ago

    Hello sir.and mam,I want to my new shop of artificial jewelry shop.So I want to know that what a prices start of artificial jewelry.and stones jewelry,,,Pls give me full info on my email I'd,,Thank you so much

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    PARIMAL MAITRA from Burdwan 806 Days ago

    Very good

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    parimalmaitra gmail com from parimalmaitra@gmail.com 806 Days ago

    My shop name *SONALI BASTARALAY*so I am went wolsel garments market in kolkata

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    sumit singh from patna 812 Days ago

    nice market

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    rekha singh from chandigarh 832 Days ago

    Please give me some whole sale supplierdetails for suits sarees and evening gown with hand work.

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    Gayatri Dev Mathanikar from Nagpur 832 Days ago

    Dear sir,mam I want letest kurti and dress....in whosale price And good quality

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    Satish Kumar from Aurangabad Bihar 851 Days ago

    I want to open new shop of redymade garments and cloth Saree sort pant cloths so I know know about wholesale prices.......

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    Govind from Saravakota andhra pradesh 851 Days ago

    I want hole sale like jeans and teshirts and sarees.

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    Prasanna shukla from Raipur 868 Days ago

    I want to open a shop of redymed garments so I know about holesale rates........

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    Diptendufrom Kolkata 812 Days ago

    Actually mention your ready made garments and contact details provide me and demand of your shop etc....

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    Diptendufrom Kolkata 812 Days ago

    Actually mention your ready made garments and contact details provide me and demand of your shop etc....

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    Diptendufrom Kolkata 812 Days ago

    Actually mention your ready made garments and contact details provide me and demand of your shop etc....

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    Diptendufrom Kolkata 812 Days ago

    Actually mention your ready made garments and contact details provide me and demand of your shop etc....

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    Amit Kumar from Patna 901 Days ago

    I have a grocer shop in my town want to add some plastic items.and gift item And want to purchase these goods from. Kolkata need some assistance in this regards

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    sayantan from jirat 985 Days ago

    HI WE MADE 20 LITERS PAKEGED MINAREL WATER .WE SURCH FOR AFORTEBEL BYER PLS MAIL ME....WE SELLL PLS CONTECT

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    M Ali from Kolkata 1015 Days ago

    I want to wholesale leather products like mens wallets ladies clucths, belts, cardholder etc.

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    Afia from Kayalpatnm 1040 Days ago

    I want maxi within price500 1500

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    rocky payel from surat(Gujrat) 1126 Days ago

    Western Wear, kurti, salwar kamish, anarkali etc

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    Ratnamulfrom Coochbehar 223 Days ago

    Place contract me,i want buy your product....

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    Sukhveer Singh from Chandigarh 1355 Days ago

    I was in Kolakta for business meeting I was stayed in Burra Bazar in Hotel ABC I took Jhal Moodi there It was very tasty

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