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Shopping

Calcutta aBengal Handloomed Sareeslso happens to be the only city where trams still ply through the overcrowded shopping lanes Like any other metro city, Calcutta also has several Govt emporia and the Central Cottage Industries Emporium at 7 Chowringee Lane sells exquisite handicrafts from all States. Bargaining has no place here. However, a walk to New Market is an interesting experience where shopping turns knack as the whole range of shopping revolves around hectic bargaining here.

Calcutta has several other shopping centers like Bentinck Street, also popularly known as China Market with sweet meat shops, leather shoes & accessories and tailors & drapers. Enter Gariahat for a wide range of commodities, Jagannath Ghat the flower market and Tirreta Bazar for an extensive variety of ethnic goods. Park Street is the place for the perfect executive. The street with restaurants and pubs and glittering showrooms of the most reputed brands. You could leaf through journals and best sellers at a well stocked book shop.

They call it College Street. These are one of the more sophisticated areas for one to shop. New Market is, ironically one of the oldest markets of Calcutta with everything under one roof, always alive and bustling out of its seams. The airport is not very far from the city (about 10 Kms ), but due to constant traffic jams you could take close to over 3 hours.

Shopping in BishnupurTussar Silk
The local handicrafts of Bishnupur include silk, tussar silk, conch shell wares & bell metal wares. No less important from the point of view of popular taste are the fine sweetmeats and flavoured tobacco of Bishnupur. Bishnupur is also famous for terracotta folk toys like the Bankura (rather Panchmura) horse and clay dolls. Bishnupur Silks are among the finest in the world.

Terracota Crafts, Dalmadal Road (1/2 kms from the Tourist Lodge).
Shri Hari Sankha Bhandar, Shankharipara.
Maa Durga Sankha Bhandar, Shankharipara.

Shopping In Shantiniketan
Grameen (Bolpur)
Sarvodaya Ashram (Bolpur) (Handicrafts & handlooms)
Vishwa Bharati Shilpa Sadan (Shantiniketan)
Shantiniketan Co-operative Stores (Shantiniketan).

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