Kolkata is also known as the City of Joy and is famous for its history, culture, sweets and heritage. Although this city is a hub of people who like sweets, but apart from this, this city offers a lot to the people visiting here. Also, there are some very old markets here, after seeing which your heart will jump with joy. From clothes to kitchen items, you will find everything for everyone in Kolkata’s market and it will not affect your pocket too much. Because of this, this place is no less than a paradise for those who love shopping. If you are also going to Kolkata or are planning to visit Kolkata, then you must explore 4 famous markets here.
It is very similar to Chandni Chowk Market in Delhi, the only difference is that it is located in Kolkata. It is famous for its clothing, street food and it offers a wide variety of items to people of different religions, ranging from spices to textiles and electronic items.
The specialty of this market is their unique clothing and textiles. Also you will get good quality clothes here and apart from this you will get handmade bags, silver wear etc. in the market at very affordable prices. However, don’t forget to bargain so that you can get the best deal.
It is known to be the oldest market of Kolkata and you will find a wide variety of clothes here including very new designs. There are more than 2000 stalls in this market, where you will find everything you are looking for in your jewellery, bags etc. You will find quality pieces here and if you know how to bargain then you will get the best deals here.
It is located in North Kolkata and here you will find different types of birds and pets, but due to the fire here in 2012, many things were ruined. Even after this, once again this market is standing itself again and now you will find beautiful cotton and silk sarees here. Even this market is very famous for elephant print sarees and you will easily find junk jewellery, bags, shoes, kitchen items and many household items here.
So if you are going to Kolkata then definitely explore all these markets and also keep one thing in mind. If you are planning to shop properly, then keep some extra space in your bag or carry an extra bag while traveling so that you do not have to worry about keeping luggage when you go shopping.