When it comes to street shopping in Kolkata, nothing comes close to Gariahat. Ever busy, the roads along Gariahat are dotted with shops and makeshift stalls selling everything from household items, decor and linen to second hand novels, cheap clothing, electronic items and more. Equally famous are the roll and chowmein stalls, the ‘puchka walas’ and Bengali sweet shops that attract customers from all over the city. In terms of getting to Gariahat, this prominent locality is 25 km away from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and 17 km from the Howrah Junction. The Esplanade Bus Terminus is around 9 km away. Finding accommodation in and around Gariahat isn’t an issue with a number of guest houses and budget hotels that provide basic rooms at rather reasonable rates. In addition to this, there are a number of 2-star and 3-star hotels in Gariahat that promise decent rooms and amenities while going easy on the pocket. However, if quality accommodation is your top priority, book a Treebo hotel in Gariahat. What’s better, Treebo Hotels near Gariahat offer rooms that are economically priced. Prominent landmarks close to Gariahat include the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Ballygunge New Market, Indian Oil Bhavan and Dakshinapan Shopping Center. Carmel Convent School, Ballygunge Shiksha Sadan School, Muralidhar Girls School, Muralidhar Girls College, City College, Asian College of Teachers and Bengal Music College are some important educational institutes in and around Gariahat. In terms of shopping, the famous South City Mall is around 3 km away. Other shopping destinations include Mukti World Mall and Pantaloons. When it comes to dining out, do try the food at Bluzz Lounge, 6 Ballygunge Place, Goldbrick, Bedwin, Krystal Chopsticks, Kwality, Mirch Masala, Saptarshi, Sauces & Spices, Bacharam and Tandoor Hut.
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