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Shopping Kolkata
Shopping in Kolkata is more or less like a treasure hunt. In the largest metropolitan city of India are present shops that sell a whole range of products. The city is dotted with shops, shops at the corners of the streets, in super markets, shopping arcades, multiplexes, underground markets, open air markets and without doubts - the street vendors. The shops in Kolkata sell anything that has a price. Novelties, garments, appliances, antiquities, arts and crafts, flowers, cosmetics, various food items, confectionery, electronic goods, jewellery, fabrics, perfumes, footwear, books, etc., make up the popular amenities on sale. It is a sensation when you have enough money in your pocket, an art to bargain for fair prices and genuine articles while shopping in Kolkata.

The treasure hunt in Kolkata takes down the alleys and into the popular markets, most of which are in the heart of the city. The renowned places as such include Chowringhee Road, Sudder Street, Shakespeare Sarani, Bowbazar, College Street, Salt Lake City, Kidderpore, Dharamtala, Camac Street. Most of these are general markets and sell all the amenities. At Chowringhee there is Central Cottage Industries Emporium merchandising in crafts. The Hogg Market which happens to be the oldest market in the city has several blocks. The New Market that constitutes one of these blocks has, as speciality clothes, footwear and jewellery. Bertram Street Market provides leather goods, jewellery, garments, toys, flowers, confectionery and fabric. The open air complex at Dakhinapan mainly houses state government outlets. It is the best place to buy hand looms and handicraft articles. The Fancy Market at Kidderpore is famous for smuggled electronic goods, jeans, perfumes and glass ware. The Shreeram Arcade and Treasure Island, likewise, are happening places for the shoppers. These markets are new entries and house great collections of apparels and music. One more treasure spot is the Vardaan Market. The air conditioned market provides outlets to various domestic and foreign brands.

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