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New Market (Kolkata) – Things to buy, Foods to try, Day trip

The New Market area is a famous shopping destination in Kolkata. Hundreds of people visit this place daily to buy essential daily need items for cheap.

Borth big shopping malls and roadside stalls attract shoppers from all across Kolkata and its suburbs. Apart from shopping, there are also lots of restaurants and street food stalls that will make you hungry.


The places also have many historical buildings and hotels that you can visit.

In this article, you will get to know the following detail about the New Market area in Kolkata,

Let’s see each of these points in detail.

How to reach New Market Kolkata

Address19, Nellie Sen Gupta Sarani, New Market Area, Taltala, Kolkata – 700087
Nearest Metro StationEsplanade
Nearest Bus StandEsplanade
Nearest Railway StationSealdah

You can get buses from anywhere in Kolkata to Esplanade. New Market is situated just opposite Esplanade Bus Stop. Buses are also available from Howrah and Sealdah Railway Stations to New Market.

If you are coming by Metro, you must get down at Esplanade Metro Station.

Timings of New Market Kolkata

Timings of New Market are,

ALL DAYS10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Things to buy in New Market Kolkata

New Market Area

Being one of the best places to shop, New Market is brimming with distinctive stuff any time of the year. The place can fulfill anyone’s shopping list. The market offers everything, from small necessities and needs to clothing, electronics, makeup, jewelry, etc. All the prices are pocket friendly.

There are also branded shops in the area.

In female clothing, you will get single kurtas, kurta sets, salwar kameez, dupattas, sleep wares, shorts, trendy tee shirts, stunning bridal lehengas, sarees, jeans, trousers, and several other clothing items.


Next up, the jewelry shops sell imitation and oxidized jewels. The latest pieces of ornaments are also available. You will just have to look through the items.

After all this, plenty of shops sell shoes, sandals, sneakers, canvasses, heel sandals, flip-flops, and fancy sandals. Purses, wallets, and all sizes of bags are there to grab your attention. The qualities are great as well.

Men will also find several buying items, like clothing, shoes, or accessories. So many shops are there selling wristwatches and sunglasses. All of them are affordable and pretty.

Drop by the home decor shops with the most beautiful home items. Handicrafts are another item among all. To get a lot more variety, walk along all the streets and pop by every stall and shop to buy whatever you need and want.

Shopping here gives a whole new experience and opens up options you might not have been aware of. Get to the market and explore more about the place.

Foods to try in New Market Kolkata


There are multiple eatables and dining options in Esplanade. From street food to cafes and restaurants, spending a day in  Esplanade is fun as you will come across delectable spicy items and amazing desserts now and then.

Many stalls here sell the most common and tangy street food, Fuchka. There are also stalls selling bhelpuri, papri chat, Doi Fuchka chat, egg rolls, sandwiches, chicken rolls, and momos. If you love south Indian food, you can also have it in Esplanade.


Crowds often gather near Khao Pio, YumYum food corner, Foodizo, and many such food junctions.

Blue Sky Cafe, Indian Coffee House, and Ramji Chaiwale are some of the best and most affordable cafes where you can sit and have lip-smacking snacks and beverages.

Other attractions near New Market Kolkata

AttractionDistance from New Market
Prinsep Ghat2.7 km
Victoria Memorial4.2 km
Indian Museum1.1 km
Chandni Chowk1.3 km

You can read more about these places in the article: Popular Places near Esplanade (New Market).

Places to stay near New Market Kolkata

The New Market area of Kolkata has a lot of 3-Star and Budget-friendly hotels where you can stay. There are also some hostels in the area for an affordable stay.

Some recommended hotels include,

5 Star and 3-Star Hotels: The Oberoi Grand, The Peerless Inn, The Elgin Fairlawn Kolkata, Lytonn Hotel, etc.


Mid-Range Hotels (Under Rs. 2500): Hotel Cecil, Broadway Hotel, Hotel Heera, The Senator Hotel, Hotel Acme, etc.

Budget-Friendly Hotels (Under Rs. 1500): Hotel Al-Sana, Hotel Samrat, Hotel Best Inn, etc.

1-day trip to New Market (Kolkata)

It was a Sunday of Mid September. After a long tiring week, I decided to rest the whole day. I did not have any shopping plans for the upcoming pujas till then. But my roommate was quite hyped about buying new trendy dresses.

He is a shopaholic, so he pulled me out of bed and told me to get ready. On insisting, I decided to go with him.

It was noon then, from Dumdum, we got a metro and got down at Esplanade. The streets were crowded as usual. The weather was quite hot. On reaching there, we had two glasses of “Nimbu Pani” to escape the scorching heat.

After that, we made our way through the footpaths. There were various kinds of stuff along with the street-side hawkers trying to sell them, a completely chaotic scene!

Every time we struggled to make our way through the crowds, the sellers kept calling us at the top of their voices, “Dada Ki Lagbe?”

I spotted a place where the vendor had heaps of canvas and sneakers for men. I decided to buy one in red and white shade, of course not the typical Khokababu type shoe!

My friend Sachin also had to buy one pair of shoes from Khadims. So after that, we reached there, and the crowd in Khadims was unimaginable. On reaching the first floor, I was amazed to see the shoes getting passed on from one salesman to another like a boomerang. Sachin managed to buy, and we had a quick escape.


We also passed through other stalls where vendors were selling wallets and apparel. Sachin bought two wallets just at Rs 600. I wish I could acquire his bargaining quality. If I was in his place, I am pretty sure I would not have managed to buy those for less than Rs 1000.

Sachin said that he was not ready to buy it for more than Rs 600, and the shopkeeper seamlessly agreed to give it at 600 after a few negotiations by saying, “Thik Ache Dada Niye Jaan.”

We entered a few more malls, like Sriram Arcade and Hoffman, where Sachin bought a trouser and jeans for himself. Then we entered Hogg Market just for a few more stuff.

After 3 hours of strolling around the market, we were quite exhausted, so we decided to have some food, and what could be better than street food in Esplanade?

We had momos and Fuchkas along with coke. It was 5:00 PM then, the sun had sucked up almost all our energy potions, and we were tanned severely. So we decided to end our marketing there, packed Nizams Biriyani and roll for our dinner, and set out for home.

Finally felt relieved after reaching the metro station. At around 7:30 PM, we stepped into our home!

New Market is not just a market but a meeting point for people of different cultures, religions, and places. It has become a brand name instead. Every time I go, my eyes are set on several fancy things. A myriad of things can be found in the New Market area.

Here vendors sell daily accessories, apparel, shoes, handbags, wallets, clothes, and home accessories. One can also see several decorative items, toys, and many more here.


An array of shops with junk jewelry, cosmetics, adorable Jhumkas, and clothing looks quite attractive and attracts crowds of young ladies and women. Bargaining with the vendors is a common scenario here.

Lastly, the aroma of the delectable street food draws almost all the visitors to the street-side food stalls. You can watch vendors toss their Woks to make mouth-watering pasta and Chowmein here. So don’t miss an opportunity to have these unique street-side foods in Esplanade.

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