Unveiling the Famous Sweet Shops in Kolkata

Hey there sweet tooth wanderers! Today, we're embarking on a delightful journey through the narrow lanes and bustling streets of Kolkata, where every corner echoes the sweet symphony of traditional Bengali sweets. From the iconic Rasgullas to the exquisite Sandesh, Kolkata's sweet shops have stories to tell and flavors to share.

KC Das

Our sweet soiree begins with the undisputed champion - KC Das. Nestled in the heart of Kolkata, this legendary establishment is a famous rasgulla shop in Kolkata. With a history dating back to the 1930s, this iconic sweet shop has perfected the art of crafting spongy, syrup-soaked Rasgullas. The aroma of fresh sweets here is like a sweet hug that lingers in your memory.

Rasgulla in a bowl
Laddus in a bowl

Bhim Chandra Nag

Undoubtedly one of the most visited and famous sweet shops in Kolkata is Bhim Chandra Nag for their Sandesh. This sweet shop is a testament to the finesse and elegance that define traditional Bengali sweets. Made with pure chhena and dipped in sweet ecstasy, Kancha Golla from here is a celestial experience for your taste buds. Their mishti doi, basically sweet curd, is the stuff of dreams – creamy, tangy, and bursting with the essence of Bengal. Don't be surprised if you find yourself buying a second helping (or third... no judgement here!).

Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy 

Enter Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy, where tradition meets innovation. Their Pantua is a local legend - deep-fried cottage cheese dumplings soaked in a fragrant syrup that's guaranteed to give you foodgasms. Every bite is a burst of sweetness, with a satisfyingly crispy exterior and a soft, creamy centre. It's a Kolkata classic you can't miss.

Fried Gulab Jamuns
Freshly served jalebi sweet

Adi Haridas Modak Mistanna Bhandar

This Calcutta famous sweet shop, about a 200-year-old gem, isn't just about sweets, it's an experience. Nestled in Shyambazar, it's where you can savour their famous Chanar Jilebi (a crispy, sugary delight). While seated on banana leaves, enjoy their ever-famous Luchi and Bengali Jhol Khabar, just like generations past. Their Kalakand is another must-try, a dense, fudge-like treat that's pure heaven for the sweet-toothed.


Nestled in College Row and standing the test of time for almost 150 years, this unassuming shop is a local favourite. Their stuffed gulab jamuns are legendary – plump, juicy, and bursting with flavour. Their Kochuri Cholar Daal is a crowd favourite. It is also said that Putiram was one of the first sweet shops to introduce pista and cashews in sweets for a flavourful burst.

Gulab jamun dipped in sugar syrup

As you wrap up your sweet adventure, let's talk about where to lay your head after a day filled with sugar-induced bliss. Look no further than Polo Floatel Kolkata. Here you can wake up to the Hooghly river and when you want to get cosy, wrap yourself in soft quilts and luxurious bedding. Just like the city of joy and its sweets make your heart happy, we at Polo Floatel, Kolkata wait to welcome you, open arms and with warmth.

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