If the city center has New Market, south Kolkata has Gariahat; although it does not match the New Market's popularity, it remains one of the main shopping areas in the city. If you're looking for traditional Indian wear, especially sarees, at relatively cheaper prices, this is the place to visit. A number of covered shops sell everything from electronic goods and furniture to clothes and accessories at fixed prices. But the hawkers on the pavement are the ones to turn to if you're looking for some great bargains. You can also find relatively modern establishments like the Gariahat Mall, Gariahat AC Market and a Fab India outlet on the same street. Like all good bazaars, Gariahat has a number of eateries, the most popular being Bedwin, along the way. The Gariahat fish market is considered to be the best of its kind in town. Get a local to give you a few bargaining tips before you start the shopping spree!
With the rise of the IT sector in Kolkata, Mani Square Mall on EM Bypass is just a result of the following financial boost. The 7,10,000 square feet mall opened its doors in June 2008 and has been bustling with people ever since. While the lower ground level has a large Spencer's Hypermart, Westside has a separate entrance and takes up a part of the ground and first levels. International brands like Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Woodland, Reid & Taylor, Dockers, Tissot, Rado, Etam, Magnet, Zapp! and many others can be found on the ground, first and second levels. The third level is dedicated to entertainment; the IMAX theater is on one side and Scary House, Lil Maniac and Amoeba on the other. There is also a sprawling food court with interesting stalls like Mostly Kebabs, Chowking, Calcutta Roll Co., Howrah to Sealdah etc. The fourth floor has various fine dining options like Mai Tai, Mozzerellaa, Flame n Grill and Machaan. With eleven escalators, ten elevators and 1, 02, 275 square feet of parking space, Mani Square just about manages to accommodate the mob that hits its gates everyday. And to make things comfortable, a range of facilities like comfort zones, car wash service, baby strollers, ATMs, business center and a smoking room. Check website for more details on brands and mall layout.
One of the leading brands for sports wear and sporting gear in the world, Adidas is the place to be when you're looking for products that ooze quality. Housed within Acropolis Mall, this outlet features an impressive collection of multi-sports gear. Never disappointing with comfort and quality, the products found here are designed to bring out the best of your abilities.