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Malik Ghat Flower Market

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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Malik Ghat Flower Market is a wholesale flower market in Kolkata. It is located by the side of Howrah Bridge at Kolkata side. If you want to enjoy the beauty of this colourful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Malik Ghat Flower Market is a wholesale flower market in Kolkata. It is located by the side of Howrah Bridge at Kolkata side. If you want to enjoy the beauty of this colourful ambiance, you have to reach there early morning before sunrise. Walk through the market. What a collection of varieties of flowers and garlands? An wonderful experience.

Thank Basabraychaudhuri
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Marigolds (orange & yellow), tuba roses, roses, ornate flower displays ... it's all here! Servicing the cities, the rush and push of the vendors all seems to work - somehow! The only thing I found missing, was the flower scent, especially with the tuba roses (my favourite) and roses! The place is dirty, grubby and watch where you put your... More 

1 Thank gro05
Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Fascinating in the morning. Full of colours, smells and... people. The temples and ghats nearby are also worth a detour. Plenty of surprising lanes in the neighborhood.

Thank JFLR187198
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The tour to the flower market in Calcutta was more than an exhibition of flowers. Actually, there was none. However, we were amazed to see the toiling poor people of Calcutta undergo their daily struggle in this bustling flower market of the city, bringing in loads of Marigolds on their heads. It was a wondrous mix of flowers and their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived here around 9.30am, it was definitely an eye opener! I was very concerned about what to expect, and was quite nervous about the experience on the drive there. I think the best time to arrive would be around 6am in the morning, whilst there were still a lot of flowers you could tell that a lot of business... More 

1 Thank Amandaclaire76
Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure why everybody has rated this so well... I guess it must have been a series of bad circumstances on my visit. First of all, the taxi driver was not willing to drive me to the bridge- which in retrospect I understand with all that traffic- which left me wandering around completely helpless and alone cause I knew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

this is the the most exciting sights and sounds of Kolkata, with all sorts of india's flowers are available here. Bring your camera and snap till you drop. there is so much colors of flowers and people to see. Note: While you enjoy taking photo, make sure you give way to porters who are working around the clock in and... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We visited in the morning, our guide walked us through the market. Initially we stopped at the River to view the Howrah Bridge and people bathing in the river. To see so many flowers in one place, the people making them into garlands, and porters carrying the baskets of highly coloured garlands on their heads was wonderful. The locals were... More 

1 Thank BigMax123
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Even if you're not there to buy flowers, this is an overwhelmingly busy, beautiful, fascinating and extraordinary place. It is in its unique way a giant informal temple dedicated to flowers of every colour and shape, often made into marvellously festive garlands for ceremonial purposes. Make sure you get a guide to take you through the rabbit warren of alleys... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Malik Ghat has stood proud over ages, with little development of infrastructural aspects. However, it still remains the best place to buy flowers at wholesale rates if you have any special or festive occasions - please make sure you're there by six o' clock in the morning though.

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