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.
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.
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.
Hatibagan in north Kolkata is an eminent market place to shop for artificial jewelries.
Bishnupur – An ideal town to shop for handmade terracotta works.
Digha – Strange crafts like lampshades made out of white shells collected from the shore is one of the special attractions among the tourists worldwide.
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.