Its is a well-known place where shopping is a great fun. Popular purchases include saris, handicrafts, and terracotta items. It also presents a test of your bargaining skills. If you bargain well, you'll get some great deals.
A large number of shopping malls, markets and different retail shops have sprung up in Kolkataover the years.
Important Market Places in Kolkata
New Market in Kolkata
New marketis located in Lindsay street and is the oldest shopping place in the city.It's got plenty of stalls and is a bargain hunter's delight. From saris to electronic gadgets, this is the place to be.
It was opened for the British residents before the independence of India and was designed in a Gothic style. The market is one of Calcutta's best shopping centres , which continues to be a premier shopping district in Kolkata.
Gariaghat Market in Kolkata
This open air shopping center is a little out of the way, but it's an excellent place to buy Indian handicrafts and artifacts. Try out the Rasagullahs and other sweets at the street side shops here.
Tea enthusiasts must stop by the renowned Dolly's Tea Shop. This small but enticingly decorated boutique tea shop has 20 different fruit flavors of tea to choose from, as well as refreshing fruit infused iced teas.
AC Market in Kolkata
AC Market in Kolkata is one of the most important markets, situated at the Theatre Road. It specializes in clothes, electronic and electrical goods and household items. A good merchandise of costume jewelry, shoes, audio & video cassettes & CDs are available in this market.
College Street Market in Kolkata
A unique market which is famous for its different book stores. It is the largest second-hand book market in the world and largest book market in India . One can buy rare books at throw-away prices and extensive bargaining take place.
Dakshinapan Shopping Complex , Kolkata
Unlike other big market places of Kolkata, Dakshinapan market is an open air shopping complex which is located in the southern corner of the city. Dakshinapan is indeed the paradise with a variety of sarees like Jaipur silk, Kota, Synthetic, Kora silk, Bandhni, etc and Salwar suits for women.
The Forum Mall in Kolkata
The Forum Mall is Kolkata's first shopping mall. Check out Music World for a wide range of music, including classical styles. The Forum also has a cinema, bar, and one of Kolkata's best restaurants called "Oh! Calcutta".
City Centre in Kolkata
City Centre is located in the Salt Lake township of Kolkata. It's the twin mall is situated at the other part of the city. The City centre comprises the Plaza Blocks, the Cineplex, the Tower, the Residency and the now legendary 'Kund'. City Centre Salt Lake has acquired a loyal community.
South City Mall in Kolkata
South City mall is the largest mall in Eastern India and is quite a landmark in Kolkata. It is situated in Prince Anwar Shah Road close to the Jadavpur and Tollygunge areas of the city.
South City is a 31.14-acre micro-township featuring a Residential Complex, which includes a number of recreational facilities, School, Shopping Mall and a Social Club.