Time to Visit:Any time of the day. The market is open from 10 A.M. - 10 P.M
Preferred Timings: Morning between 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. & 4 P.M - 8 P.M
Admission Fee: Nil
How to Reach:Local buses and metered taxis are readily available from various parts of the city.
Photography / Video charges: Nil
Nearest Railway Station: Howrah
Nearest Metro Station: Esplanade
Nearest Functional Metro Station: Esplanade
Nearest International Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Time required for sightseeing: About 2 hours
Special Event / Annual Event: All festive occasions like Durga Puja, Diwali, Christmas, Id etc
Burra Bazaar, Esplanade, Park Street
In the bowels of Central Kolkata, in the bylanes that twist and coil, sprawls New Market where you can shop and bargain anything from Baluchuri sarees to Pepe Jeans. There are hundreds of shops to choose from and the variety of goods on sale is mind boggling. Kolkata and New Market are inseparable.
Most merchants who have shops at New Market are immigrants from Rajasthan and North India and true to its spirit, New Market in Kolkata has gladly accepted the migrants to its ever expanding bosom who impart a unique flavor to New Market.
Given the utter chaos of metropolitan Kolkata, New Market in Kolkata is much organized and one daresay sanity does exist at this happening market where shops are categorized on the basis of goods the sell.
For the tourists, Kolkata boasts of numerous Raj-era monuments that dot its landscape and the New Market façade is no exception. One look at the top of the tower and you will come across the magnificent Gothic clock which bears testimony to its British past.
The market itself dates back to 1874 and was referred to as Hogg Market in those days, in memory of the then Commissioner Sir Stuart Hogg. But, later on the Hogg Market was rechristened as New Market in Kolkata.
Today at New Market you can do loads of shopping without ever feeling tired. The maxim - "Shop till you drop" doesn't hold good at New Market and every shop explore has more fascinating items for sale than you imagined. Whether it be a branded shop or a pavement shop, New Market has an aura of its own. An aura that remains etched in your memory for years together. No wonder than that a large chunk of the customers at New Market happen to be repeat visitors.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/13