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New Market / Hogg Market

New Market has the honor of being Kolkata’s oldest and most well known market. It was built by the British in 1874 and started off as the Sir Stuart Hogg Market, named in honor of the then Commissioner. It is still often fondly referred to as Hogg’s Market. Identified by its landmark clock tower and the sprawling maze of nearly 2000 stalls below one roof, it offers everything from apparel, jewelry, food, handicrafts, and everything else. In its early days, New Market had a distinctly upper class British aura about it, but over a period of time, it has evolved into a market for the common man. It is crowded and chaotic, bustling with shoppers and sellers bargaining for deals at all times. Stalls are grouped according to the type of goods they sell. However, finding your way around can still be a navigational nightmare. If you are wanting to buy special products in the market, you should not pass up the services of one of the many guides (known as coolies) that congregate around the market entrances. They live and breathe the market, and can effortlessly lead you to the best goods for the best price. Vegetarians are well advised to avoid the slaughterhouse in the meat section, in the division between New Market’s east and west wings. Although New Market is only open until 8pm, the surrounding area comes alive, after the stalls have closed, under the glow of lights with people eating, drinking chai (tea), and chatting. It is well worth hanging around to soak up the atmosphere. Another attraction is the famous Nahoum’s, the Jewish confectioner. Nahoum’s in New Market holds a special place in Kolkata confectionery. Founded in 1902, Nahoum’s moved to its present location in the New Market in 1916. The original owner’s grandson, David Nahoum, runs it today. It is one of the oldest and premier confectionaries in the country. Adjacent to it is the Chhamba Lama, an ethnic Tibetan shop selling variety of items like jewelry and artifacts.
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Dakshinapan Shopping Centre

“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 for theater and other cultural shows. 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 20year 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. 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’ll find many Indian state government emporiums there, stocked with fixed price goods from all over the country. It’s also the place to buy cheap Indian clothing. Godrej showroom known as Godrej Interiors is also close by:- They offer office furniture like chairs, tables and provide design consultancy.
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Kolkata Markets

A small peep into Kolkata reveals not just the iconic Howrah bridge, the popular electric tram, and the roadside food kiosks but also its exciting shopping scenario. The shopping markets in Kolkata offer designer Indian wear, Lal Paal cotton sarees, Banarasi sarees, Tussar sarees, terracotta art, gold and artificial jewelry as well as delicious Bengali sweets. They certainly cater to a wide range of budgets.

Shopkhoj.com brings you extensive reviews on some of the popular markets in Kolkata. These include New Market, Gariahat Market, Dakshinapan Shopping Center, Sudder Street and Russell Street.

New Market

One of the oldest and crowded markets in the city, this is also popular as Hogg’s Market. Shop and satiate your shopping buds at 2,000+ stalls at New Market under the same roof. to let you browse through an array of exciting stuff.

The much-loved Lal Paar sarees (white cotton sarees with red borders) are also available here. Likewise, you have plenty to pick from lovely fabrics such as ‘tussar’ and ‘vishnupuri silk’.

Russel Street

Welcome to another one of the popular markets of the beautiful city of Kolkata. Russel Street is right behind Bengal Club. The street was named after Sir Henry Russel, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1806 to 1813. It has now been renamed as Anandi Lal Podaar Sarani.

The market offers an interesting mix of the old and the new. A long street lined with old shops, auction houses and iconic dhabas here coexists pretty well with the branded shops.

Check out popular stores such as The Good Companions, Ananda Sarees, Anokhi and India’s Hobby Center in this street. Moreover, you can spot State Bhavans in this market. The famous Park Street is nearby too.

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