Kolkata - Koley Market - One of the Largest Wholesale Vegetable Market of India and Asia!

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Koley Market - One of the Largest Wholesale Vegetable Market of India and Asia!

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(58 reviews)
Kolkata - near Sealdah Railway station, Kolkata, India
60 mins

About the tour

Koley Market is situated just beside the Sealdah Station, which is one of the busiest railway stations in India. Kolkata city officially got two major railway stations, Sealdah and Kolkata railway station. The famous Howrah railway station is officially not in Kolkata city but it is in Howrah city which is just the opposite side of Hooghly River – a tributary of the Ganges. Koley market is a place where the farmers bring their fresh vegetables to sale at a wholesale price; retailers come here to buy from them. On average, the minimum purchase should be 5 kilograms which is known as one “Palla”. In Koley market, almost all farmers use the beam balance for the weighing and very few sellers use electronic weighing machines. This market is open 24 x 7 x 364 days (only closed during the Holi – the festivals of colors!). The vegetables that get sold here are green papayas, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, jack fruits, cauliflowers, cabbages, lemons, drum sticks, point gourds, bitter gourds, raw turmeric, tamarinds, green chilies, pumpkins, elephant feet, carrots, beans, garlic and many many more. The unique thing of this market is when a vegetable sack arrived here, around 4/5 porters carry a single sack (weighs around 200kgs+) on their heads and transfers it to the designated place for sale. Please bear with the surrounding sounds, as because this is a wholesale market – lots of sounds will be there but I will try to speak as loud as I can! To see more, come and join me for KOLEY MARKET!

Meet Amit Dhar

Amit Dhar

Amit started to work as a Guide and Fixer from December 2009 and his debut was for the “Empire” series by the BBC with Jeremy Paxman as presenter. He was also in front of camera for the Empire series with Paxman. He had worked with many guests and media personalities/companies like the BBCs, The Times, ProSieben – Germany, TVN Network – Poland, Helsingin Sanomat – Finnish newspaper, Gojira Band, TRT Network – Turkey and many more. Recently Amit worked as a Guide/Fixer in India with Steve Waugh – ex Australian Cricket Captain for “The Spirit of Cricket” book. He was lucky to work with Dominika Kulczyk, a billionaire Polish businesswoman and daughter of Jan Kulczyk, who was Poland’s richest man. From Poland he had also worked with Przemek Kossakowski. Amit worked in India with Joe Duplantier, lead vocalist of the world famous “Gojira” band, this band was nominated for the Grammy award in the year 2016.Amit was an actor in the Indian crime thriller TV serial “CID” which used to be telecasted in Sony Entertainment Television, India.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kolkata with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kolkata. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

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Reviews from travellers

Claire A.

08 July 2021

Very hard to understand what he was saying

Richard S.

07 July 2021

Most interesting tour. Very glad to have participated. Many thanks to Amit!


06 July 2021

I loved this tour and would do again!

Marie G.

06 July 2021

very interesting

J .

06 July 2021

So much colour and sights and sounds... Amit is engaging and goes to great lengths to offer voyagers a great experience. Great camerawork too, especially with the 360 swivel! =)

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