Durga Puja is just around the corner, and soon it will be time for Ma Durga's arrival. Many have already completed their pujo shopping after all these days, ready for the festivities. On the other hand, some have not had the time to go shopping with their busy work schedules. Others prefer to shop online for various reasons.
However, a significant number of people still love the experience of shopping in person, believing in the touch and feel of the products. But what if you haven't found the time? For them, here are some names of places in Kolkata where you can shop in the 'Sabeki style' for this pujo. You can find beautiful clothes at great prices here.
- Gariahat Market —
First and foremost is the bustling Gariahat Market in Kolkata. It's considered the best destination for South Kolkata's modern Bengalis. You can find a variety of products here, ranging from 30 rupees to 1000 rupees. There are great deals to be found here, and those who love bargaining will enjoy shopping in this market. From sarees to various types of clothing, shoes, bags, home decor, cosmetics, toys, and more, you can find everything here. Even if you're on a tight budget, it's worth it.
Additionally, there's a fantastic collection of designer blouses on this market. Everything you need, from head to toe, can be found under one roof at Gariahat Market. The best part is that you can easily find the latest fashion trends here. Gariahat Market is like an open-air shopping mall, spanning from Golpark to Ballygunge, Kasba to Rashbehari Avenue. It's open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and it's a bustling place to be. What is trending this year? Check out this video:
- Hatibagan Market —
The second place to visit is Hatibagan Market, located in North Kolkata, much like Gariahat Market in South Kolkata. Just like Gariahat, Hatibagan Market also offers a wide range of products, and the prices are quite reasonable. You can always find the latest collections here. From sarees to clothing, shoes, bags, home decor, cosmetics, toys, and more, everything is available. Bargaining is a common practice here, and if you enjoy bargaining, you'll love shopping in this market.
Starting from Bidhan Sarani, the market extends to Shyambazar and surrounds Hatibagan Square. You can find a fantastic collection of designer blouses in this market as well. Everything is available under one roof at Hatibagan Market. The best part is that you can easily find the latest fashion trends here. It's open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and it's even more crowded during the pujo season. What is trending this year? Check out this video:
- New Market —
Another popular shopping destination in Kolkata is New Market. Everyone in Kolkata knows about this market, so there's no need to describe it. However, it's also known as Hogg Market due to its English heritage. This market boasts over 2,000 shops. You can find almost anything here, from clothes to food. It is heard that even exotic items like tiger's milk and elephant meat can be found in New Market.
In one word, you can find everything from shoes, clothes, sarees, toys, spices, and even imitation jewellery here. Whether you're looking for winter clothes during the cold season or summer clothes during the hot season, you'll find everything in this ancient market. It's open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with Sunday being a preferable day to visit, as many shops may be closed on that day.
- Dakshinapan —
Next, we have Dakshinapan, located near Dhakuria Flyover. This open-air shopping centre is a great place to explore various textiles, handicrafts, innovative products, and imitation jewellery from different states of India. You can find various state emporiums here.
Starting from traditional Bengali sarees, you can find kurtas, stoles, scarves, bags, paintings, and more from different states. If you want to get a taste of Indian craftsmanship, this is the place to go. It's open from 11 AM to 7 PM.
- Wholesale Markets —
Another option for shopping is the wholesale market in Kolkata. Barabazar is one such market where you can find clothes and textiles at wholesale prices. While shopping in wholesale markets, you might need to buy in bulk. So, if you're shopping for a family or group of friends, this could be a cost-effective option. You can also explore the Metiabruz wholesale market for various textile items.
In the age of online shopping, visiting physical markets can be a nostalgic experience. Kolkata has a rich tradition of markets, and these places offer not only great deals but also the essence of the city's culture.
So, if you're running late with your Pujo shopping or simply prefer the traditional way of shopping, head to these destinations to complete your shopping spree. Whether it's clothing, accessories, or home decor, you'll find it all and more.
Pujo is not just a festival; it's an emotion for every Bengali. So, go out, shop, and enjoy the spirit of Durga Puja in Kolkata!