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Siliguri Hong Kong Market

The status of Siliguri as a great travel destination wrests not only because it is a stopover for the hill stations, but for its intrinsic charms including shopping centres and consumer markets. Reputed as a shopper’s paradise, Siliguri has numerous markets and streets selling imported merchandise. Sevoke Road and Hill Cart Road are the predominant centres for Siliguri shopping, the former offering an international experience in upscale shopping malls and the latter for its street markets displaying numerous merchandise including handicrafts of choice.

Facilities at Hong Kong Market in Siliguri

Facilities at Hong Kong Market in Siliguri
Hong Kong Market in Siliguri

The prominent street markets in Siliguri are Hong Kong Market, Bidhan Market, Nivedita Market and Seth Srilal Market. Among these the Hong Kong Market situated in Hill Cart Road near Khudirampally is by far the most popular. It is chiefly known for the sale of mostly Chinese imported goods as well as from Thailand, Nepal and other places. From international branded apparels to electronic gadgets, this market has a large number of shops attracting both local customers as well as all tourists coming to the city.

Popular items include clothes, cosmetics, electronics and electrical, blankets, bed sheets, sunglasses, hats, shoes, slippers, ipads, video games, bags and suitcases; all of which are available at cheaper rates. In fact, before globalization and commercial availability of branded labels in India, the Hong Kong Market was the place where one could get the latest electronic gadgets which were also sold to entire Eastern India.
It is similar to the Dhulabari market in Nepal which offers a wide number of imported merchandise at affordable rates. Even though the quoted rates are high, bargaining is a regular activity so that the items can come for 30 % cheaper than the nearest metropolis Kolkata and about 40% lower than the same goods available in other metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai.

In addition, the Hong Kong Market also has a shopping arcade featuring restaurants and old confectioners. Visitors to the city must however note that the place also sells a number of duplicate items claiming to be manufactured abroad. Buyers therefore must be aware of overpriced duplicate items which after all are locally made.  The consumer goods market extends to the food market, poultry and fish market. Thus the visitor to Siliguri will be treated to a feast of the sights and smells wandering through the myriad stalls of this enchanting place.

Timings of Hong Kong Market in Siliguri

The Siliguri Hong Kong Market is open on all days of the week from 9.00 A.M to 9.00 P.M including public holidays.

Thus the Hong Kong Market in Siliguri is the commercial and retail heart of Siliguri, ever bustling with the colours of trade. From nail cutters to upscale party dresses, Chinese crockery to leather goods and handicrafts; the market flows with every conceivable item of fancy. It is rightly called the Mecca for shopaholics. For people who are not acquainted with the intricacies of this crowded flea market, there is just one word to have a fulfilling shopping experience, just bargain as well as you can!

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