About the walk

At a time when fancy shopping malls are springing up in every corner of the city and attracting shoppers with their grandeur, the S.S. Hogg Market, found in the heart of Kolkata, has proudly stood its ground since the colonial era. Whether during the festive season or on a normal day, you can always spot a huge crowd of enthusiastic people shopping here. This walk will explore the first municipal market in India, known to sell everything 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 the thousands of people who visit every day. Come and witness how a market built exclusively for the British became a meeting point of diverse cultures. 

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
10:15 am
Traversing through Kolkata's New Market
Saturday
20 Jul

Walk Leader

Sahil Ray
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Duration

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting Time10:15 am

Meeting Point

Main entrance of S.S. Hogg Market, near the clock tower

MediumBengali, English, Hindi

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About the Walk

At a time when fancy shopping malls are springing up in every corner of the city and attracting shoppers with their grandeur, the S.S. Hogg Market, found in the heart of Kolkata, has proudly stood its ground since the colonial era. Whether during the festive season or on a normal day, you can always spot a huge crowd of enthusiastic people shopping here. This walk will explore the first municipal market in India, known to sell everything 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 the thousands of people who visit every day. Come and witness how a market built exclusively for the British became a meeting point of diverse cultures. 

This 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. 
  • Carry an umbrella or raincoat. 
  • Photography is allowed. 
  • Food expenses are to be borne by the participant. 
  • No entry fee. 

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Esplanade

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