Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal and the “City of Joy”, is known for its rich history, culture, and heritage. The city is full of life and you can see the reflection across the city whether it is tourist attractions, restaurants, or market places. Delicious cuisines and ultra-cool life make this city one of the best destinations for nature and culture lovers. Your sojourn in the city of joy remains incomplete if you miss visiting some of the oldest markets of the city, here is where you will find the connection with the local culture. That is not all, you have several cosmopolitan markets where you could get all national and international brands at very competitive rates. If you are coming to the city for the first time, here is a guide on shopping in Kolkata to help you use your time qualitatively and enjoy maximum.
The New Market is one of the most renowned and oldest markets in Kolkata. It has more than 2,000 shopping stalls selling all kinds of items. If you want to buy sarees for your loved one, then this is the market where you will find a wide range of varieties, including the famed Jamdani, Tant, Tasar Silk and of course all from across India. If you are there in the evening, don’t miss the handcrafted jewelry and handbags. However, you have to hone up your bargaining skills to get a better deal. If you fall short of calories, New Market is a perfect place for a gastronomic ride.