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Looking for the most snap-worthy sites in Kolkata? Get the perfect shot with Park Plaza Kolkata Ballygunge’s guide to street photography in the city. From the bustling Mallick Ghat Flower Market to the magnificent Victoria Memorial, the vibrant energy of this capital city is best discovered behind the lens.
A popular boulevard amongst tourists and backpackers, Sudder Street is the perfect destination to capture Kolkata’s most famed sights all in one place. From rickshaw drivers and street food kiosks to British-style taxis and goats, this vibrant hub of activity has it all.
Rather capture a more polished perspective of Kolkata’s streets? Head to Park Street in the city’s centre. The main thoroughfare during the British era, this dining and entertainment precinct remains one of Kolkata’s premier destinations, with storefronts, restaurants and cafés found around every corner.
Mallick Ghat Flower Market
Nestled between the banks of the Hooghly River and the magnificent Howrah Bridge, the location of the Mallick Ghat Flower Market alone makes it one of the most photogenic sites in the city. Work your way into the maze of stalls, however, and you’ll soon be surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colour, with rows of stallholders as far as the lens can see.
If the Mallick Ghat Flower Market inspires you to set out in search of other bazaars, make a beeline for New Market. The oldest and most-frequented marketplace in Kolkata, this camera-friendly destination makes an excellent spot for Indian street photography, with everything from saris to street food on display.
Home to the largest second-hand book market in the world, this mile-long stretch of hardcovers and paperbacks is a photographer’s delight. Whether you spend the morning observing shoppers and stallholders or simply meander the seemingly endless stacks of books, you’re guaranteed to take unforgettable photos of Kolkata on College Street.
Offering welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Kolkata’s streets, the marble architecture and manicured gardens of Victoria Memorial offer ample opportunities for picture taking. A striking contrast to the chaos of the city, this 64-acre sanctuary allows professional photographers and amateurs alike to capture another side Kolkata on camera.
Ready to snap your way through West Bengal’s bustling capital? Plan your stay at Park Plaza Kolkata Ballygunge. With a convenient location just south of the city centre, our 5-star hotel in Kolkata makes it easy to enjoy a picture perfect holiday.