Kolkata Bara Bazar wholesale market is one of the largest wholesale markets in Asia. Traders from all over the countries come here for immense business opportunities. Bara Bazar is also a prime commercial hub for traders from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar.
Burrabazar is one of the busiest commercial hubs in central Kolkata. It is also known as the Chandni Chowk of Kolkata. Many industries source their materials from Burrabazar. The dinghy streets of Bara Bazaar are always crowded with a sea of customers. Most of the shops of Burrabazar are owned by the Marwaris and Gujaratis. Here, people can converse in both Bengali and Hindi.
Narrow lanes with buildings on both sides selling various commodities, garbage-strewn corners, and the coercive salesman barging on a sea of shoppers – that’s Burrabazar, Kolkata for you. From the days of the British Raj, Burrabazar, Kolkata has been the focal point of business transaction and wholesale and retail marketing in the city.
Everyone comes to Burrabazar, Kolkata, to buy anything and everything at a fair price.
Burrabazar is divided into highly specialized sub-markets, according to the commodity it deals in – Dhotipatti, Fancypatti, Tulapatti, Chinipatti, etc. Further subdivisions are katra, chowk, or kothi. Each katra is known for a particular item. There are approximately 25 katras in Burrabazar.
Raja Katra that originally belonged to the Maharaja of Bardhaman, is the wholesale market for grocery items. Most of the shops in the lane deal in spices.
Kolkata Bara Bazar market for Hardware
Burabazar wholesale market for hardware is in the Netaji Subhas Road(N.S. Road). One can find a line of hardware shops at Manohar Das Katra. Vikram Chand Market and Khangrapatti deal in electronic goods and artificial ornaments.
Bagri market In Bara Bazar is famous for household items, gift items, and cosmetics items. It is on the opposite road of canning street. Canning Street, Old China Bazar Street, and Ezra Street of Burrabazar have many Wholesale shops for Cosmetics.
Kolkata Bara Bazar wholesale market for Cloths
Cotton Street, Jamunalal Bajaj Street, and Hariram Goenka Street are popular spots for the cloth wholesale market in Bara Bazar. Nemani katra in the cotton street, Kesoram katra, Chetram katra in Jamunalal Bajaj Street near Burra Bazar Police Station, and Hariram Goenka Street is famous for sarees and Lehengas. Bastalla Street and Kalakar Street have a range of sarees and dress material shops stocking bright colors and embroidered fabrics and borders.
One can do the Bridal Shopping at Barabazar. From wedding cards to clothes, everything you will find in Burrabazar Wholesale market at a low price.
In Cotton street, you will get fancy bags, shoes, imitation jewelry, bangles, Latkan, bridal Chuda, earrings, etc. As there is no fixed price, so one has to bargain for the best rate.
In Burrabazar, the streets are loaded with stalls selling decorative items, souvenirs, and other sparkling items.
Bara Bazar Shop Opening And Closing Time
Monday to Saturday – 11 AM To 9 PM
Sunday Closed(Few shops are opened on Sunday)
How to reach Kolkata Bara Bazar wholesale market
There is no parking facility available in Burrabazar. So, always prefer public transport or private taxis to reach Burrabazar. The place is well connected to the city, railway station, and airport.
Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road is the nearest station which is about 1km from the market. One can easily take a walk through the crooked lanes or find a rickshaw at the station.
This area has good connectivity with trams and local buses.
From Howrah or Sealdah station, one can reach the market by bus and auto.