“The Dakshinapan Shopping Centre on Gariahat Road, Kolkata, right across from Dhakuria flyover, is an open-air shopping complex where you can find Textiles, handicrafts, fancy goods, and imitation jewelry from different states of India . It also houses Madhusudan Mancha, where cultural shows and plays are performed. Biswa Bangla the West Bengal Emporium and Tantuja are good places to check out Bengal handloom sarees.
This open air shopping center is a little out of the way, but it’s an excellent place to buy Indian handicrafts and artifacts. You will find many Indian State Government emporiums there, stocked with fixed price goods from all over the country. It’s also the place to buy Indian clothing. Indian handloom sarees, kurtis, salwar kameez, skirts ,tops made of pure cotton is available in Dakshinapan at very reasonable prices. There is silver jewellery such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings that are available. Handicraft pieces made of white metal and Dhokra art pieces are also displayed din the stores.
It is possible to get a wide variety of products in this Kolkata shopping Market. Products from the various Indian States are available in Dakshinapan . That is what makes shopping interesting in Dakshinapan.
Godrej showroom known as Godrej Interiors is also close by:- They offer office furniture like chairs, tables and provide design consultancy.
The typical Bengali adda (gathering) is incomplete without a brewing cup of tea. So you would be finding a tea stall in every nook and corner of the city. But for those who wish to enjoy a cup of authentic Darjeeling tea drive down to Dolly’s Tea Shop at the Dakshinapan Shopping Complex in Dhakuria. Dolly’s with its thatched roofshades, low-lying, cushioned cane furniture and lots of greenery exudes a lot of warmth, attracting shoppers and college-goers in hordes. Dolly’s is a 20 year old shop. Handmade paper lanterns light up the circular tables. Dolly, the owner of this teashop is herself there most evenings greeting the guests. She has 40 years of experience as a Tea Taster. Tea shop infused with the pesonal touch, is spread over two floors with a huge courtyard in the center.