Shopping in Kolkata

As far as shopping is concerned, Kolkata can be considered as a heaven for "shopaholics" as there is a whole assemblage of shopping areas in Kolkata. All sorts of shopping goods are available at the snap of a finger. This has been made possible by establishing an entire network of shopping areas in Kolkata which is well-dispersed and easily accessible from any part of the city. No matter where you stay in Kolkata - shopping will always prove to be a delightful task.

Shopping areas in Kolkata stretch from Salt Lake City to Esplanade from Howrah to Gariya from Ballygunj to Dum Dum. Showrooms concerning both national and international brands are found well-scattered in these areas that provide you with quality goods at reasonable prices. These showrooms sell goods keeping in mind the latest trends and fashion which will without a shadow of a doubt satiate your quest for the best at affordable prices.

All sorts of goods are merchandised in these centers. Starting from skillfully designed handicrafts to an entire caboodle of kitchen and other home appliances. In the shopping areas in Kolkata you can find appealing fabric stores to latest state-of-the-art gift stores just to pick the apt present for your loved ones.

Another specialty of shopping areas of Kolkata is that it enables you to bargain to your heart's content. There are a few fixed-price shopping chains where bargaining is not permitted but the rest offer you the liberty to negotiate prices with the shopkeepers to an unlimited extent which makes shopping a bit of a daunting activity and at the same time an absolute delight.

The most famous place for shopping in Kolkata is the New Market area, which was earlier known as the Hogg Market. From toys and junk jewelries to your fashion wardrobe, you will find it all at this place suiting your budget. The two very famous shopping arcades here are the Sreeram Arcade and the Treasure Island Market. Adjacent to this place is the area around Park Street, which entangles other shopping places like the Shakespeare Sarani, Camac Street and Russel Street. These areas have excellent food courts, shopping malls, big branded stores and so on.

The Dakshinapan Shopping Complex at Dhakuria is a very popular shopping zone for the college-goers. But one cannot bargain here as most of the shops have fixed rates for their things.

The two oldest shopping areas of Kolkata where one can get things at a much reasonable rate are the Shyambazaar and the Hatibagan markets. Hawkers throng the street with variety of items. You can avail garments, shoes, belts, bags, fashion accessories, food joints and whatever needed, all over in this place. And for the bookworms, a visit to the College Street area is the best. The streets on both sides of the road can be seen overflown with bookshops. Burrabazar is also a very famous area for shopping.

Shopping Malls in Kolkata:

  • City Centre
  • Forum
  • Pantaloons
  • Westside
  • The Gariahat Mall
  • Hiland Park
  • Big Bazaar
  • Bazaar Kolkata
Within these malls one can find anything from branded clothes, bags, perfumes, toys, diamond jeweleries, trendy shoes, watches to exotic food courts.

Some other Shopping Areas

  • Emami Shopper's City
  • Fancy Market
  • Metro Shopping Centre
  • Vardaan Market
  • Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan
  • Samavayika
  • AC Market

Last Updated on 09/03/2013