After Durga Pooja, it’s now time to welcome Diwali with the same energy. Keep the festive vibe on and head to these local spots in the city to shop apparel, lights, sweets, and much more. Check this list of places that will make your Diwali shopping in Kolkata nothing but easy peasy.
The festival of lights, celebration, and happiness is around the corner, and we are here to remind you about the much-needed Diwali shopping so that you can make the most out of this festival. Kolkata markets leave no stone unturned to help you celebrate Diwali and have everything you might need for the celebration. Check this list of local markets in the city and get your hands on ethnic wear, footwear, rangoli, lights, and pooja essentials. Your Diwali shopping in Kolkata is going to be so much fun, so keep scrolling.
1. Gariahat Market
It is time you buy clay diyas in different designs and sizes. A variety of candle holders, lanterns, along fairy lights make this market a must-visit during Diwali. Shop for embroidered sarees, dresses, and jewellery here while biting on some lip-smacking street food. You will also come across multiple street vendors, who have a fabulous collection of fancy lights with other decorative lights. Do buy rosogolla and Sandesh at nearby sweet shops. Other than all these, this market also offers Rangoli colours, crackers, home decor items, and the murtis of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.
2. Bara Bazar
Buy diyas, Lakshmi-Ganesh idols, pooja essentials, and apparel at a budget-friendly price in the local market. If you are looking for Diwali gifts, head to Beharilal Omprakash, Tewari Brothers, and buy dry fruits and sweets for your guests. You will find many stalls of diyas, candles, rangoli colours, religious stickers, bandhanwar, lights in the Satyanarayan lane. Continue walking a little more and buy some Lakshmi–Ganesh murtis for your home from here. The Satyanarayan AC Market lane and the other ones near it have multiple shops selling puja essentials, apparel, jewellery, and festive footwear.
3. New Market
This market is popular for the casual outfits and accessories it offers, but there are things that you can buy here for Diwali too. Right next to gate no. 13, you will see a huge jewellery shop that offers Kundan, stone, silver, and heavy earrings and neckpieces. Several stalls sell cosmetics, embroidered dupattas, and outfits. You will also come across a range of products, like footwear, sarees, pooja essentials, and exotic flowers.
4. Chandni Market’s Light Market
Though this market is known as a hub of electronic goods in Kolkata, one can find amazing lights here as well. Ask anybody about the light market inside and you’ll be guided to a crowded lane that has stalls on both the sides. Right from colourful glass chandeliers to LED lamps, fairy lights to lanterns, lamps, glow sticks, decor items, and much more, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that this long lane is pretty lit. Do visit this one and decorate your space with lights.
5. Hatibagan Market
It is one of the oldest markets in Kolkata that used to sell pets earlier. Here you can shop for trendy outfits, jewellery, home decor items, footwear, gift items, and more. There are many shops selling sarees at reasonable prices. This market also houses many junk jewelry stalls that offer a great collection of oxidized and gold jewelry as well as hair accessories. Another reason to visit this market would be the delicious street food!