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Kolkata (Calcutta) Shopping – Shops, Stores, Best Buys & Inside Tips

Where to Shop in Kolkata (Calcutta)

There’re lots of shops in Kolkata. Here are the shops that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Kolkata.

Symphony Music Store

The Symphony Music Store has been in business for over 100 years. The family owned store has changed with the times, and now sells DVDs and CDs. You can find a wide selection of items in English and Indian languages. They have mp3 players, home theater equipment, and anything else music related as well.

Communication World

Cell phone rerouting is very expensive, but Communication World makes it easy for you to communicate while you are in Kolkata. Simply contact the store and they will bring a cell phone with a limited sim card to your hotel room and activate it for you. It’s a simple and inexpensive solution for your communication needs.

South City Shopping Mall

The South  City Shopping Mall is the largest shopping mall in India, and it is modeled after American shopping malls. This mall has everything you could need. There is a grocery store, a Swarovski crystal store, and a Dollar Store that sells American items. There are also many fast food restaurants, ten casual dining restaurants, and six cinema halls.

Street Hawkers Market

You can find a bit of everything at Street Hawkers Market. Leather belts, sunglasses, books, and shoes are just a few of the items you can purchase here. It’s a great place to find a bargain, but it can be difficult to get through if you aren’t interested in buying anything.


Pantaloons is another large shopping complex. Clothes, cosmetics, jewelry, toys, shoes, and sportswear are some of the things that you can find at Pantaloons. There is something for every taste and every budget.

Editor’s Note:  The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Kolkata.

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