India: Bloom with joy at Asia’s largest flower market in Kolkata

Experience a burst of natural colors and aromas in Asia’s largest flower market in Kolkata, with around 4,000 flower vendors.
A visit to Kolkata is incomplete without visiting the century-old Asia’s largest flower market, Mullick ghat flower market. When the sun goes up the horizon, the market becomes lively with the magnificence of the flowers that add to the city’s beauty. The trail of flower sellers under the towering Howrah Bridge is a sight like no other.

Flower fiesta begins at dawn
Flower vendors from the city and suburbs start popping like mushrooms as early as 3:00 a.m. Yes, you are reading it right. Flowers from Vangor, Bagnan, Kolagahat, Kolkata’s own valley of flowers Khirai, etc., assemble at this one place. These vendors have flowers of various kinds, ranging from roses to sunflowers to hibiscus to marigolds, and more for every occasion – be it weddings, festivals, anniversaries, or temple worship. Want loose petals, garlands, or bouquets? Whatever it is you want, your flower fascination will run free and wild here.

Stepping into the market is no less than diving into a flower wonderland. It is an out-of-the-world sensory experience with sight, aroma, and sounds. Thousands of flowers paint the market in diverse colors and aromas. You can capture the picturesque vigor and vibrancy of the flower market through your camera lens. The place is a haven for professional as well as amateur photographers.


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