Shopping in and around Kolkata

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Travellers, while traveling such distant places, dig in to the core essence of traditional apparels, ethnic wears, artificial jewelries and creative works. Hence shopping such items is also a core influence to empathize the culture. Each of the destinations in West Bengal reveals such work of her tradition and culture, from sarees for women like Tant (cotton), Daccai Jamdani, Baluchari, Korial, Garad, Pashima silk, pure silk with zardosi work and Batik to handmade terracotta crafts.

Kolkata – A perfect destination for shopper’s antique queue. The Gariahat market, in south Kolkata, is one of the congested and busy markets renowned for all kind of sarees. Each type of sarees draws the essence of the culture of a particular town or village in West Bengal.

GARIAHAT MARKET-Kolkata
GARIAHAT MARKET

For example, Daccai Jamdani is basically a Bangladesh origin weaved with fine Egyptian cotton. Down the sidewalk outnumbered shops of ethnic wears like dhoti, kurta for men and salwar kameez and kurti for women.

A SAREE SHOP IN GARIAHAT MARKET
A SAREE SHOP IN GARIAHAT MARKET

The famous New Market or Hogg’s Market, in central Kolkata, is another destination renowned for all kind of traditional wears, ethnic wears and modern wears.

NEW MARKET AREA, ESPLANADE
NEW MARKET AREA, ESPLANADE

Hatibagan in north Kolkata is an eminent market place to shop for artificial jewelries.

Bishnupur – An ideal town to shop for handmade terracotta works.

 TERRACOTTA SHOP, BISHNUPUR
TERRACOTTA SHOP, BISHNUPUR

Digha – Strange crafts like lampshades made out of white shells collected from the shore is one of the special attractions among the tourists worldwide.

DIGHA
DIGHA

Siliguri – The Hongkong market in siliguri is a delightful haven of the shopaholics where a wide array of inexpensive Chinese and imported products are available at competitive price. Handicrafts from Sikkim, woolen garments from Tibet and Bhutan, woodcrafts from North-East serve as great souvenirs.

Darjeeling – Darjeeling tea is the most popular item for those who go for shopping in Darjeeling downtown market.

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DARJEELING TEA SHOP, DARJEELING TOWN
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4 thoughts on “Shopping in and around Kolkata

    ecommerce website design said:
    June 10, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Kolkata is the best place for shopping. There is a saying even paying money one can get tiger’s milk too in Kolkata. 🙂

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    Ranas said:
    September 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    That was a very nice post the information delivered in this post was very useful. It was like a guide to shop in kolkata.
    So thanks for posting this information.

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    Crazora said:
    February 1, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Very nice post. It useful for any person who is going to visit Kolkata want to do shopping there. It is very nice to have a knowledge of the place before going there. So, thanks for posting this article.

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      admin said:
      February 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Thanks for your appreciation!

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