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Russel Street

About Russel Street

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Best Shops In Russel Street

About Russel Street

The artistic capital of India, the city of prominent intellectuals and must-have Indian experiences—this is how the proud inhabitants love to define this heritage city. Well, you surely know we are talking about Kolkata—a city bursting with dynamic cultural attractions. Let’s take you through Russel street and Park Street – Chowringhee in Kolkata to know more about the exciting shopping scenario in the city.

The central part of Kolkata near the Miadan is Chowringhe. Shakespaere Sarai, Ho Chi Minh Road, Park Street and Russel street are in this neighborhood too.

Russel Street has been named after Henry Russel, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1806 to 1813. It is now renamed as Anandi Lal Podaar Sarai. The street is right behind the Bengal Club. For the uninitiated, the popular Bengal Club was once the residence of Thomas Babington Macaulay.

Popular Shops: Russel Street

A long street lined with old shops, auction houses and iconic dhabas, Russel Street is also home to branded shops. In short, this is where the old and the new Kolkata co-exist perfectly well. We recommend you to explore shopping at popular shops such as Good Companions & Ananda Sarees on this street.

Besides, Anokhi and India’s Hobby Center are some of the other well-known shops on this street.

Further, it’s a good idea to visit State Bhavans in this market. For instance, Assam and Mizoram bhavans are loved for traditional meals available at discounted rates. Likewise, Sikkim House’s Blue Poppy restaurant has some of the best momos in the city.

Also, the famous Park Street is closeby.

Catering to a wide range of budgets, these shopping places in Kolkata provide irresistible options to locals as well as tourists visiting the city.


Days Closed :- Sunday

Timing :- 10. 30 am to 7.30 pm

Bus/Metro :- Park Street bus stop/Russel street bus stop.


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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