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New Market

Hunt for bargains at one of Kolkata’s oldest markets, an indoor arcade with food, clothing and handicraft stalls that’s been serving the city for over 135 years.

Crowded, chaotic and colorful, New Market is a busy and enormous labyrinth of more than 2,000 stalls and shops, many under one roof. Come here to find a vast range of merchandise from cheap clothing and expensive jewelry to fresh fruit and seafood.

New Market dates back to 1874. For many years, it was known as Sir Stuart Hogg Market after the then Chairman of the Calcutta Corporation. His name can still be seen above the entrance of this grand Victorian-Gothic building. The massive arcade has survived two fires in its history and remains one of Kolkata’s most popular shopping destinations.

Give yourself at least a couple of hours to explore the market. Haggling is the norm here, so bargain hard to get the best prices. Many of the stalls are grouped into sections according to the goods they sell, but it can still be difficult to find your way around.

If you need something specific and don’t want to browse aimlessly, ask one of the guides, known as coolies. They can be found congregating near the entrances. For a modest and negotiable fee, they will lead you through the crowds to where you want to go.

Stop for something to eat at one of the restaurants or step outside the market complex and try some tea and crispy bhelpuri from a street vendor. Treat yourself to marzipan and fruitcake at Nahoum and Sons. This popular confectioner has been trading in the same New Market spot since 1902.

New Market is open every day except Sunday and operates from midmorning to early evening. On Saturdays, it closes in the early afternoon. New Market is close to the center of Kolkata and is easily reached by taxis and numerous bus services. The nearest railway station is within a few minutes’ walking distance. Metered car parking is available in the underground parking plaza.

Give yourself heaps of time at New Market. Here are the top things to do:

Trying out an Explore the Heritage and History of Kolkata will make the visit to this fantastic attraction all the more special!

For more activities, check out our Kolkata things to do page.


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The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata Rs7,750
The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Kolkata hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of New Market and Eden Gardens. Victoria Memorial and Howrah Bridge are also within 3 miles (5 km). Esplanade Station is only a 4-minute walk and Park Street Station is 9 minutes.

    The Park Kolkata Rs5,000
    The Park Kolkata

    The Park Kolkata

    17 Park Street, Kolkata, West Bengal
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Park Street, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Asiatic Society and New Market. Eden Gardens and Victoria Memorial are also within 1 mile (2 km). Park Street Station is only a 2-minute walk and Maidan Station is 9 minutes.

      The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata Rs7,500
      The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata

      The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata

      1,2, 3, Old Court House Street, Kolkata, West Bengal
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Kolkata hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of University of Calcutta and Nakhoda Masjid. New Market and Howrah Bridge are also within 2 miles (3 km). Central Station is 11 minutes by foot and Mahatma Gandhi Road Station is 15 minutes.

        Hotel Park Victoria Rs1,499
        Hotel Park Victoria

        Hotel Park Victoria

        55B Mirza Ghalib St, Kolkata, WB
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Taltala, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New Market and Eden Gardens. Victoria Memorial and Alipore Zoo are also within 3 mi (5 km). Park Street Station is 7 minutes by foot and Maidan Station is 13 minutes.

          The Peerless Inn - Kolkata Rs4,900
          The Peerless Inn - Kolkata

          The Peerless Inn - Kolkata

          12 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Dharmatala, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Market and Eden Gardens. Victoria Memorial and Howrah Bridge are also within 3 miles (5 km). Esplanade Station is only a 4-minute walk and Park Street Station is 11 minutes.

            The Elgin Fairlawn Kolkata Rs4,500
            The Elgin Fairlawn Kolkata

            The Elgin Fairlawn Kolkata

            13/A Sudder St, Kolkata, West Bengal
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Dharmatala, this hotel is steps away from Sudder Street and New Market. Eden Gardens and Victoria Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km). Park Street Station is 8 minutes by foot and Esplanade Station is 10 minutes.

              Lytton Hotel Rs4,900
              Lytton Hotel

              Lytton Hotel

              14-14/1 Sudder Street, New Market Police Station, Kolkata
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Dharmatala, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sudder Street and New Market. Eden Gardens and Victoria Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km). Park Street Station is 7 minutes by foot and Esplanade Station is 11 minutes.

                Hotel Kempton Rs4,200
                Hotel Kempton

                Hotel Kempton

                3, Marquis Street, Kolkata, West Bengal
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Dharmatala, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sudder Street and New Market. Eden Gardens and Victoria Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km). Park Street Station is 7 minutes by foot and Maidan Station is 15 minutes.