Coming to Kolkata a person should once visit this market as it carries the traditional heart of Kolkata. As kolkata is known for its sarees, dhoti and kurta, one can find some of the best saree shops here. Most of the traditional men’s wear shops are also found here. New Market
New Market was thrown open with fanfare to the English populace on January 1, 1874. New Market was formally christened Sir Stuart Hogg Market on December 2, 1903. New Market’s growth kept pace with the city’s urbanization endeavours until World War II. The northern portion of the market came up in 1909 at an expense of 6 lakh rupees. Finally, beneath the gathering clouds of World War II, an extension on the south flanks was engineered. A finale to these structural expansions in the 1930s was the installation of New Market’s historic clock-tower.
A fire burned down the original building December 13, 1985. It has since been rebuilt.