Shop O’Clock: Top 4 Shopping Places in Kolkata

The delicious Bengali cuisine is loved by all kinds of people all across the globe! And Kolkata never disappoints food lovers who visit the city. But, apart from being a foodie’s paradise, it also offers an amazing experience for shopaholics! The shopping places in Kolkata are fun, multipurpose and pocket-friendly! Here are the top 5 shopping destinations that you must explore.

New market

This is a one-stop destination for shoppers. You will find the most innovative and eye-catching styles and designs in this extended stretch of market, which houses over 2000 stalls, plenty of malls and numerous shops to shop from. Let me warn you guys. Seeing the variety of options available, you shall be spoilt for choice. The shop owners stack their stores with the latest and most trendy collection of clothes, accessories and shoes. The stall owners offer you deals and goods that you just can’t refuse! The range of fashion jewelry is simply stunning. What you don’t find in best malls across the city and popular online stores, you are likely to find it within this age-old market.

Location: Lindsay Street

Things to buy: Sarees, Clothes, dress materials, accessories, ornaments, cosmetics, household items

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Now, let’s move on to the next shopping spot

Dakshinapan Shopping Center

This place has emporiums that showcase handicraft items from different states of India. The main attractions of this place are the beautiful handlooms, textiles, handicrafts, jewelry and other fancy goods. Although this place is in south Kolkata, people from different parts of the city flock here for its great and unique collection. If you are a tourist who wants to take home gifts that your family and friends will truly admire, then you must visit this place. There’s also a tea stall nearby where you can choose from 20 different flavors of fruit tea!

Source: Shopkhoj

Location: Dhakuria, Gariahat Road

Things to buy: Handlooms, handicraft items, sarees, blouses, salwars suits, home décor, etc.

Adi Dhakeshwari Bastralaya

Kolkata has an awesome saree shopping scene…Bengalis love draping themselves in the seven yards of elegance and the city houses some great places to shop for exquisite sarees. One such popular place is this haven of saree located in Triangular Park Junction. Here, you will find every kind of Indian saree in every price range! And that’s there USP. Benarasi, Bengal Handloom, South silks, Tussars- name it and you shall find it here!

Source: What’s up Kolkata

Location: Triangular Park Junction

Things to buy: Every type of saree you can possibly think of!

The Haat

Premium fashion and lifestyle exhibitions are organized at Ice Skating Rink from time to time and boutiques from all over the country aggregate here. It offers a wide range of sarees, apparels, home furnishings and jewelry. This is a must-visit place if you are lucky enough to be visiting Kolkata during this time!

Source: Faircare Exhibitions

Date: 10-12 August 2018

Location: Ice Skating Rink, Beck Bagan

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