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36 Chowringhee Lane

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Hopping on the Roads of Shopping Markets of India is nothing less than going on an adventure. Streets of the Indian Markets are the busiest of all - rendering every adventure which you did not expect. Buzzing with people, it has all which can be rendered as the limelight of the Chowringhee Lane. It tends to be engraved with the footsteps of the people as early as 10 o, clock in the morning and goes on till late in the evening. Keychains, dolls, souvenirs, western music, dresses, shoes and costumes - all are there.

Location : Known as Chowringhee Lane, the Market 36 Chowringee Lane can be easily reached either by Metro or by Bus. The Local Cabs with the Yellow Painted roofs and Black Bodies are the other better source of reaching Chowringhee. If you in Calcutta in the Summers - March end to July beginning, then its best to take the Metro to avoid Chaos. Kolkatta is famous for its Traffic Jams, so if possible, travel by Metro Rail. Local EMU s do not take you to Chowringhee. Chowringhee Lane is very near to Shekspare Sarani.

Fast Facts
  • City Name - Kolkatta (Bengal)
  • Market Name - 36 Chowringhee Lane
  • Famed For - Clothes, Shoes and Bengali Souvenirs
  • Language Spoken - Hindi, English, Bengali
  • Best Time to Visit - November to February

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» Govt. School of Arts and Crafts - With a number of visitors into its books, this place is for the people who are interested in Arts and Crafts works. For those who are least interested in these works, it a new thing they can see !

The Place which is recommended to all who comes to Kolkatta for the first time - 36 Chowringhee Lane. In its full form in the night, Chowringhee is full old restaurants and shops. Almost all the leading hotels and restaurants have a place in Chowrighee. Famous for all the daily use things like clothes, shoes, wrist watches, yellow pages, books, jewellery and the food, it is the market where one can find the entire Calcutta under one roof. Find the Kolkattas best Movie Theaters here, the Food Junkies here and the worlclass Brands here. Here is one place which can take you places.

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Victoria Memorial- The Giant Memorial, made in the Honour of the Queen Victoria, is a place worth visiting. With large halls and high Rising Roofs, its one of the best displays of the English/ British Architecture in India. And don't forget to take a ride on the Tonga outside the Victoria Memorial, which takes you around the Memorial for a nominal price of Rs 50/- only.

Our Suggestions
  • Purchasing in Chowringhee Lane is a different experience. While you can find all sorts of goods here, the people selling them too are interesting to talk with.
  • Bargain always, until and unless you are in a Showroom. You will be surprised how much difference you can make.
  • Its the best place to buy - clothes, books and Music. Shoes too can be of relevance.
  • The Festival Time like Deepawali / Durga Puja, New Year and the Sarswati Puja can attract a lot of discounts being offered by the Companies. Its the Take Away time for many, hop in.
  • Chowringhee is the best place to try out the Street Food, as its famous for its street food. However, do not eat the Street Food, if you are allergic to any sort of Food - there are good Restaurants and Bars in the Chowringhee Lane.
  • Clothes come at a quite low price in Kolkatta because of the many cloth Mills here. So if you are in the town for a number of days, then take your pick.
  • Money Converters can be easliy found in Kolkatta City. However, if you are moving out of the Main Kolkatta City, then keep Indian Currency handy as there are very less chances of a Money Converter being there.
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