Mullick Ghat Flower Market, KolkataCurrently Closed
- Address: P222 strand bank road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
- Timings: 03:00 am - 02:00 pm Details
- Tags: Market, Family And Kids
About Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Kolkata
Whether you are a resident here, or a traveller travelling from far, this is one place to definitely come to if you are in Kolkata. The bustling flower market is held under the famous Howrah bridge every day and is a much-loved place among folks. It is apparently also the largest wholesale flower market in Asia. You can come here to see the variety of flowers which are not only beautiful but pretty cheap as well. Everyday whole sellers come here to sell their items to retailers. Many even staying in makeshift tents around the area. Come here to get an essence of what an Indian market is, talk with the natives and learn more about the flowers and their grooming, It can be a pretty exciting place for curious souls.
Mullick Ghat Flower Market Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Mullick Ghat Flower Market by Public Transport
- Light Rail Station: Howrah Tram Depot
- Bus Station: Stand Road
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mullick Ghat Flower Market
5.09% of people who visit Kolkata include Mullick Ghat Flower Market in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
59.09% of people start their Mullick Ghat Flower Market visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Mullick Ghat Flower Market
76.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mullick Ghat Flower Market
Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Kolkata Reviews
Such an interesting market, so many activities here, crowded, noisy, dirty..... But so much elements for street photography, a great way to know local people and their way of life. Some people were so friendly. Should visit if you're interested in Indian cultural. Also you can buy some fruits there which a good deal.
If you want to feel the bliss of flowers and then God's and then humans, flower market could be the destination for you. Here you can see scores of people selling the beautiful flowers and you can see temples where people are offering prayers. You have the bathing Ghat to experience the beautiful bathing of people. It gives you an immense pleasure to sit here for long time and just feel the fragrance of Hoogly river. The love for the Ganges will be replicated when you come here to see that.
This is one of the biggest flower market's in India. It opens at 3 am (although the timings are not stringent since it belongs to the unorganized sector) and is open throughout the day. Variety of flowers at wholesale price are available. Usually bulk purchasers come over to buy their quota of requirement and further sell them at other locations, thus the price of flowers are well within reach. For any person visiting here they would be awestruck at the view that it's completely surrounded by flower shops. As the sellers cater to bulk purchasers the shops are not decorated and in most cases they sell in a make shift manner. Its a nice place for some street photography if one has the patience to go through a little bit of stress.
Variety of flowers always gives you a fresh feelings ......... But the shops here are unorganised and the sellers are indiscipline ..... They keep the flower markets dirty ..... Govt. should find out a way to upgrade this market and make this market a nice place to visit ...... This can become a very popular tourist destination if the roads are made wide and cleaned up ...... Sellers should be trained and made disciplined ....... Most beautiful flowers .......
This is the only wholesale flower market of Kolkata, placed on the eastern bank (Kolkata side) of the river Ganges. 'Ghat' in Bangla means a permanent construction having stairs to facilitate people to take bath or a jetty for ferry. You get to see complete spectrum of colour in the market. Flowers that are used for daily worship or for weddings or for any party - all available here. Price is unbelievably low, yet negotiable. Sometimes so low that you feel for a co-operative market to protect the farmers and the merchants. Better wear normal wear. The place is awfully dirty and stinky. Still i love this place.