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.