Top Ten Shopping Places in Kolkata for Durga Puja

Prepare for a virtual tour of Kolkata's vibrant markets. Shopping in the City of Joy is a delightful experience. From souvenirs for loved ones to local treasures, Kolkata offers it all. Plus, its proximity to major ports ensures affordable finds. Explore the shopping frenzy that precedes Durga Puja.

Let's move right into a list of the best shopping areas in Kolkata:

New Market, steeped in colonial history, stands as one of the city's oldest shopping destinations. Amidst bustling crowds, it boasts a diverse range of products, from shoes to sarees, exotic flowers to rare cheeses. With over 2,000 stalls, organized by product type, it's a shopper's haven on Lindsay Street, Kolkata. Timings: Monday-Friday 10 AM to 8 PM Saturday 10 AM - 2:30 PM; Sunday Closed

1. New Market Kolkata

Gariahat Market, a shopping hub in Kolkata, sprawls along a lengthy road with shops offering diverse clothing, jewelry, and electronics. Alongside established stores, numerous makeshift tents offer budget-friendly options. The market's vibrant atmosphere, with intriguing items spilling from shops and shimmering lights, is captivating. Plus, eateries and food stalls offer quick bites during shopping breaks.  Timings: 11 AM to 8:00 PM Monday - Saturday                Sunday Closed

2. Gariahat Market

College Street, a paradise for book lovers, boasts India's largest book market. Volumes of books spill onto the pavements, offering rare reads at budget-friendly prices. It's also renowned as the world's largest second-hand book market. Historic Bengali publishing houses like Dey's Publications and Ananda Publications add to its charm. The iconic Indian Coffee House, steeped in nostalgia, offers a perfect coffee break amid the literary treasures. Timings: 10 AM to 6:00 PM Monday - Friday; Sunday Closed                Saturday 10 AM - 2:00 PM; Sunday Closed

3. College Street

This Kolkata shopping destination, once known for exotic birds and animals before a fire incident, now shines with the Star Theatre, offering budget-friendly movie screenings. The surrounding markets remain renowned for exquisite silk and cotton sarees, cherished by shoppers seeking quality fabrics. Timings: Sunrise to Sunset on Sunday

4.  Hatibagan Market

Burrabazar, one of Kolkata's oldest wholesale markets, near M.G. Road metro, buzzes with activity, especially during festivals. Divided into Tulapatti, Fancypatti, Dhotipatti, and Chinipatti, each section specializes in specific merchandise. During festivities, the streets come alive with sweets, puja essentials, and haggling for a variety of goods, from clothing to footwear. Timings: 10 AM to 7:30 PM Monday - Saturday; Sunday Closed 

5. Burrabazar Market

Nestled at the southern end of the city on Prince Anwar Shah Road, South City Mall stands as a modern shopping haven, spanning 1,000,000 square feet. Shoppers can explore a diverse array of international and national retail brands. Additionally, a multiplex within the mall caters to movie enthusiasts, making it a complete entertainment destination. Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM; All day

6. South City Mall

Another place for Shopping in Kolkata, inaugurated in the year 2013, the Quest Mall has a range of stores to cater the needs of people with food courts, gaming areas, multiplex and what not. The INOX multiplex here has six screens. Timings: 10 AM to 11 PM; All day

7. Quest Mall

Located in Salt Lake, it is a twin mall, one of the many that are spread across the city. The outlets in the City Centre have something for every customer, and so has a widespread footfall. There are also some fabulous boutiques that you would definitely want to try out. Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM; All day

8. City Centre 1 Shopping Mall

The mall is located on the Manicktala main road and has an array of favourite brands like Adidas, United Colors of Benetton, Levis, Lee Cooper and Spencer's. The brand was inaugurated in the year 2008. A multiplex, various food outlets and gaming zones add to the charisma. Timings: 10 AM to 9:30 PM; All day

9. Mani Square Shopping Mall

Located on the banks of River Hooghly, this place for Shopping in Kolkata has a picturesque location. One of the first mega malls in the Howrah area, the mall boasts o big names like TimeOut, Reliance Trends etc. There is also a PVR located on its premises. Timings: 10 AM to 9:30 PM; All day

10. Avani Riverside Shopping Mall