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About New Market

Shopping can be more fun if we find an incredible array of things under the same roof or nearby. New Market in Kolkata offers everything. This age-old market created during the colonial rule enjoys a widespread patronage even today. New Market is definitely a bargain hunter’s delight. Amidst the chaos of vendors and shoppers, you can find your favorite and fashionable item at a reasonable rate. Well, the place can be best described as a maze of about 2000 shops selling everything that one can never imagine. From apparels, footwear’s, fashion jewelry, electronic gadgets, toys, kid’s sections, products of daily use, crockeries, groceries, flower shops, décor items etc., they have all the items that can make you go gaga. Besides fulfilling your shopping spree, you can satiate your gastronomical senses with some amazing variety of delicacies found at the eateries in this area.

Historical Context: Christened as Sir Stuart Hogg Market in 1903 and later shortened as Hogg Market, the present New Market, was a Victorian gothic shopping arcade during the colonial rule. It was the first municipal market established in the year 1874, for the British residents of India. Under the extreme expertise of Calcutta Corporation, New Market was planned and executed accordingly. It became the most beloved shopping arcade in Kolkata and is extremely famous till date. New Market is itself recognized as one of the historical market places in India and will always remain as a proud of the City of Joy.
Pro Tip: Carry cash with you since many shops do not accept cards. The market remains closed on Sunday. So plan a visit on the other days.

Highlights

  • How costly it is Value for Money
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Speciality Apparels, Accessories, Household goods
  • Closed On Sundays

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