About the walk

In the era of globalisation, when fancy shopping malls are springing up in every corner of the country and attracting shoppers with their grandeur and extravagance, the SS Hogg Market at the heart of the city stands tall and proud since the colonial era. Whether it is the festive season or a normal day, you can always spot a huge crowd of enthusiastic people. The walk will explore the first municipal market in India where one can allegedly buy anything under the sun.

It will also trace the history of the structures and institutions that have evolved around the market to cater to the needs of thousands of people who visit it every day—for instance, the movie theatres and street food. Come and witness how a market built exclusively for the English became a meeting point of diverse cultures.

The guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
03:45 pm
Revisiting the Historic New Market
Saturday
4 May

Walk Leader

Sahil Ray
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Duration

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Meeting Time03:45 pm

Meeting Point

Main entrance of SS Hogg Market, Near clock tower

MediumBengali, English, Hindi

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About the Walk

In the era of globalisation, when fancy shopping malls are springing up in every corner of the country and attracting shoppers with their grandeur and extravagance, the SS Hogg Market at the heart of the city stands tall and proud since the colonial era. Whether it is the festive season or a normal day, you can always spot a huge crowd of enthusiastic people. The walk will explore the first municipal market in India where one can allegedly buy anything under the sun.

It will also trace the history of the structures and institutions that have evolved around the market to cater to the needs of thousands of people who visit it every day—for instance, the movie theatres and street food. Come and witness how a market built exclusively for the English became a meeting point of diverse cultures.

The guided tour is free.

Please Note

  • No parking facilities are available near the meeting point. Please take public transport.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and carry drinking water.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Food expenses to be borne by the participant.
  • No entry fee to any structure.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Esplanede

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