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.
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.
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.