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Park Street


About Park Street

Firstly, Park Street got its name from the famous Park Hotel which opened...Read More

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About Park Street

Firstly, Park Street got its name from the famous Park Hotel which opened its doors in 1967 on this street. It has more than 150 rooms. Several important roads originate from this street.

This street was popular in the 1960s and 1970s for its well known nightclubs. It was the entertainment zone in Kolkata. Blue Fox, Moulin Rouge and Trincas were popular night spots where many noted musicians played and stirred the soul of Kolkata.

Park Street still retains its original charm despite a number of new shopping malls and new 5 Star hotel springing up in the city.

Wedding Shopping: Park Street

The wedding season is here! Are you in a bit of frenzy about how to go for shopping for your big day? Don’t worry, shops in Park Street, Kolkata are here to sort all your wedding trousseau needs. We recommend you to visit popular stores such as Sarang and Savera Sarees while shopping on this street.

For a beautiful collection of bridal sarees, you can certainly hit up another well-known store Raj Gharana Sarees. This  is certainly one of the most visited stores for wedding shopping. From gorgeous sarees to bridal lehengas to anarkalis, this store boasts of the best designs.

Further, you will spot here a wide range of sarees in cotton, net, silk, georgette and tant (handloom sarees famous in West Bengal) in all the trending prints.

Raj Gharana Sarees also offers Bandhej sarees with zari work as well as in-house designer sarees (these includes embroidery and zari work on crepe and georgette).

The famous St. Xaviers College is here on this street too.

It is also known as food street due the number of restaurants located on this street. Shopping and eating are the main attractions on Park Street.

 

Days Closed :- Sunday

Timing :- 11 am-8 pm

Bus/Metro :- Park Street Metro station

 

Other Markets

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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