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Shopping In Kolkata

Shopping in Kolkata endows you with a surreal pleasure and the city is sure a shopper’s paradise. From exquisite handicrafts to the mélange of world-class brands, you can find the choicest of merchandise sold at flea markets, shopping complexes and malls. Here are the top areas to shop at for some of the specialties that reflect the very essence of this captivating city.

For an absolute family freak-out and shopping experience the Forum Mall on Elgin Road can be the perfect haunt. While your kids can keep glued to the amusements at the kids zone, you can shop to your heart’s delight amidst the stores which exhibit some of the top-notch brands. From ensembles and shoes to home improvement and furniture you get all here under one roof.

With its array of gastronomic joints up at the food court and the designer brands to boot the South City Mall remains one of the coveted hangout places for youngsters in Kolkata. Spend the evening shopping or indulging in some fun window shopping, grab some quick bites of the delicious gourmet varieties at the food joints and end the day with a night show.

When in North Kolkata haggle as much as you please at the Hathibagan and the Shyambazaar street markets. Clothes, accessories, shoes, junk jewelry- all are available here at amazingly low prices.

The Dakshinapan Shopping Center presents itself as a psychedelic parade of fashion and handicraft items. Shop for things famous and authentic from almost every state of the country at the government emporiums. If you are a tea buff the small yet elegantly designed tea boutique by the name Dolly’s Tea Shop to lay your hands on 20 unique and distinct varieties of fruity tea flavors that you would rarely get anywhere else.

Soak in the book reading culture of the city by indulging in some book shopping spree at the College Street Market. Once you get there you are sure to get overwhelmed by the sight of the top publishers of the region strewn all along the pavement of the road. If you were hunting for some special edition or collector’s edition of any particular book, you can well expect to find it in the haven of book lovers. But the best part of it all is that College Street Boi Para as it is called, showers you with rarest of books at low prices being available in second hand.

If you are looking for some wardrobe update at reasonable prices drop in at the old Hogg Market Shopping Center which is re-named as New Market and comprises a number of other famous shopping complexes. One of the favorites among women is the Treasure Island which is a true paradise for junk jewelry, footwear and apparels at prices which will sweep you off your feet. Taking the way to Camac Street through Shakespeare Sarani to Ho Chi Minh Street you come to another delightful shopping complex Metro Plaza which is equally fascinating for its fashion repertoire. 

Shopping in Kolkata endows you with a surreal pleasure and the city is sure a shopper’s paradise. From exquisite handicrafts to the mélan...