Shop Like a Pro at Kolkata's Local Markets

‘The City of Joy’ has a lot of shopping outlets for shopaholics. Street shopping in Kolkata includes woven-cotton saree markets, luxury boutiques, flea markets with trendy designer knockoffs, shoes, bags and accessories, grand shopping malls and pottery and handicraft stores. Shopping in Kolkata, at the unending markets of Gariahat, New Market and Burrabazar thronged by shoppers every day, is an experience in itself. Explore the colourful, cheerful and busy street markets and the fancy malls for an exhilarating experience during your visit to ‘The City of Joy.’

Gariahat Market

Gariahat markets can be summarized by long stretch of shops on both sides of the road, with make-shift shops at the pavements, motivating crowds of people to make their best bargain! Gariahat is one of the best places for street shopping in Kolkata. Here you can find everything, from clothes, shoes, jewelry and electronic items.

a woman shopping for clothes at a shop
clothes hanging from hangers inside a shop

New Market

New Market, another popular haven for shoppers, lets you enjoy local shopping in Kolkata. The street offers a breathtaking sight - colorful items hanging out of the stores, vendors selling stacks of beaded jewelry and chic accessories right in the middle of the road, and young shoppers in groups enjoying their day at the market. New Market also has many boutiques and branded stores, and several juice and food stalls where you can sneak a bite in between your shopping spree! Polo Floatel, our hotel in Kolkata, is just a 10-minute drive away from New Market. 

College Street

College Street is a famous unique market for book shopping in Kolkata. A haven for bibliophiles, College Street is India’s largest book market. Starting from pavements and stretching to the large stores that have been there for more than five decades, all that meets the eye here are an endless array of books. From out-of-print journals to historical travelogues, second hand gems at attractive prices, coffee table books, academic books, and volumes of popular as well as rare books - there is no stopping to the possibilities of publications available here.

a person going through books at a roadside shop
view of the different floors of a shopping mall with people crowding on every level

South City Mall and Quest Mall

One of the trendiest and the most popular malls in Kolkata, South City Mall is home to a number of national and international retail stores. It also has several food outlets and a multiplex, and is one of the best places for entertainment and shopping in Kolkata. Like South City, Quest Mall is yet another classy shopping complex in Kolkata. It features a number of dining outlets, a gaming arena, a multiplex and a range of boutique and retail outlets.

From the Blogs