Gariahat/Triangular Park/Rashbehari Avenue

Kolkata Shopping Guide-Gariahat

The Gariahat market is located in the crossing of Gariahat Road and Rashbehari Avenue in Southern Kolkata.

First of all,Gariahat has a phenomenal reputation as one of the best Kolkata shopping Markets and it lives up to its name for sure . Firstly, it is extremely crowded and busy at all times of the day.  This market has more  number of popular Kolkata shops  than any other Kolkata shopping Market. Kolkata is famous for Bengal cotton sarees and gold jewellery. You will find a large number of shops for Kolkata sarees and gold jewellery in this Kolkata Market. Therefore, this Kolkata Market attracts the most affluent families from around the area, despite facing stiff competition from other popular shopping destinations, like the South City Mall and Forum.

Best Saree Shops in Kolkata

Shops like Adi Dhakeshwari Bastralay ,Traders Assebly, RMCA Bask, RMGC Basak, sell gorgeous ethnic sarees, kurtas and salwar kameez.

Best Jewellery shops in Kolkata

Raj Lakshmi Gold, MP Jewellers, and A Sirkars are some famous shops selling  Gold jewelry in Gariahat shopping market .The Bengali craftsmen have made a name for themselves in  designing and creating  beautiful gold jewellery.

Kolkata Shopping Market- Rashbehari Avenue

Similar to the Gariahat market ,some of the shops are located in Rashbehari Avenue adjacent to Gariahat. Benrasi Kuthi ,India Silk House and Mabesha are best shops in Rashbehari Avenue  in Kolkata.  Furthermore , Weavers Studio and Kanishka stock beautiful Tussar sarees and light silk sarees.

Gariahat is the perfect confluence of a market area  and an entertainment area. It is spread over an area of nearly 25 sq. kms and has movie halls like Priya and Mukti.  In addition, several big and small eateries and dining outlets like Hatari and Krystal Chopstiks are popular . Hence ,if you are not a greta shopping enthusiast you have other options to entertain yourself here .

Parking on the roadsides is the only parking option. Therefore parking cars can be an issue.However, the market is well connected to all parts of the city as most bus routes pass through the area and the Kalighat metro station is close by.

Consequently, if you wish to know what Kolkata shopping is all about, visit Gariahat and Rashbehari Avenue. Apart from shopping in regular shops, there is tremendous energy in street shopping and eating . Puchkas(pain puri) chat and rasogollas are popular here.

Rashbehari Avenue shopping and Gariahat shopping is certainly worth a visit.

 

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Kolapuri Centre

Kolhapuri Centre offers a unique collection of ethnic Indian footwear. The store derives its name from Kolhapur, in Maharashtra. It was founded by Sashibhusan Das in 1962 . Their first retail store was established in the 1990s. Kolhapuri Centre has chappals, jooties( Rajasthani boots) and leather covered shoes ,bags and belts. Kolhapuri Centre has products for men , women and even children. Quite unlike other shoe stores, Kolhapuri Centre houses only Indian traditional footwear and accessories. Each piece is assembled individually and is hence unique. Though there are other stores that carry traditional Indian footwear, none of them exclusively trade in shoes. The quality of the stitching and leather is also very good. Shoes tend to last years, even after regular use. It is also the only known store in Kolkata with a vast range of party, marriage and special occasion ethnic footwear collections for men. The store is a favorite among Bengalis and the leather and design quality of the jooties, nagrais and chappals make them a must buy during festive season. Hence ,Kolhapuri Centre is a popular destination during the marriage season, Durga Puja and Id . They also aim to keep prices at affordable range without compromising the quality of products. Chappals and jooties range from Rs 300 to Rs 700/-.per pair. Belts and accessories are also in the range of a few hundreds per piece. Hindustan Park, not being the only branch, it is however the busiest and one of the most well known branches, owing to its prime location. Other known branches of Kolapuri are at : Ballygunge Phari 56/2A Gariahat Road, Kolkata 700019 Hathibagan Branch 76/1, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata-700006 College Street 4 No. Keshab Chandra Sen Street, Kolkata-700009 Mudali 198/A S P Mukherjee Road, Kolkata – 700026 Kankurgachi 190B Maniktala Main Road, Kolkata-700054 Lake Market Branch 79A, Rashbehari Avenue, Kolkata- 700026 Golpark 28/1C Gariahat Road, Kolkata -700029 Salimpur 32/2/1 Gariahat Road Kolkata 700031
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