(Last Updated on : 01/06/2016)
Street Shopping in Kolkata
is synonymous to destinations where the numerous fashionable items are found at very affordable prices. There are purchasing traditional woven textiles or a bundle of the favourite novels in the street and there are plenty of options for street shopping in Kolkata.
There are street shopping destinations like Gariahat Market, Chowringhee Road, College Street and New Market. They are full of colours, sounds and the tantalising smells of sizzling food for the people of Kolkata. There are many vibrant street markets in Kolkata especially in Northern part.
New Market is a street market in the central part of Kolkata. It is situated on Lindsay Street at Free School Street. Although primarily "New Market" referred to the original enclosed market, today in local parlance, the entire shopping area is often known as "New Market". But the nearby place in New Market is now the largest street shopping destination.
It is now the Jawaharlal Nehru
Road, an office destination. But the street shops there attract the people of Kolkata, not only, but also to the tourists, especially it is a very good food joint there.
College Street is a worlds second largest book market. This book market in Kolkata sells many books to the people of Kolkata. The name derives from the presence of many colleges, housing many centres of intellectual activity especially the Indian Coffee House, a cafe that has attracted the city's intelligentsia for decades.
Gariahat Road is a street shopping area in southern part of Kolkata. Gariahat falls under Ballygunge area. It is a Retail Market for saris and other fashionable textiles along with many restaurants serving bests foods in southern part of Kolkata at a n very affordable prices. The entire stretch of Gariahat Road starts from Park Circus Crossing and heads south through Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue with Birla Mandir
, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum
on its sides, then bears the name Gariahat Road from Ballygunge Phari and passes by Golpark, and moves on to Dhakuria Bridge after which it is known as Gariahat Road (South), having Jodhpur Park to its right and Dhakuria to its left (East), where one can find Rabindra Sarobar
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