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A Complete Guide to Siliguri’s Famous Shopping Markets

Siliguri is a very famous city in the state of West Bengal in northeastern India, tucked quietly in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. The place is well known for its amazing attractions such as Surya Sen Park, named after a very famous independence activist, and ISKCON Temple with its beautiful and sacred white dome. 

Visitors often praise Siliguri’s highly magical and colorful Buddhist temples. Siliguri is known to be visited by tourists all year round and most visitors to Darjeeling make a frequent stop here to enjoy some of the best shopping in Siliguri. 

Hong Kong Market 

Siliguri is very well known as a good import store, and the main reason is undoubtedly the Hong Kong market. It is commonly known as Chandni Chowk in Northeast India. Those who have never been there in their life will be pleasantly surprised. There are many shops all over the market, and you will be quite surprised as the shopkeepers insistently persuade you.

Best place in India to buy goods from Nepal and China. Some of the products on the market are very fragile, but most of them are very good and durable. The market is usually full of tourists from different countries of the world. 

If you’re a good bargainer, this market in Siliguri is heaven. If you are familiar with the Hong Kong trade-in market, you can get some items at half price. If you visit Siliguri and don’t visit this market, you will regret it for the rest of your life. Don’t forget to manage your luggage weight as the market is every shopper’s dream. Otherwise, you will have to pay an additional weight fee. 

  • Location: 6, Satyajit Roy Colony Rd, Ward 41, Don Bosco Colony, Siliguri, West Bengal 734001 
  • Specialty: Clothing and fancy accessories. 
  • Open: 9:30 am – 9:30 pm 

Bidhan Market

Bidhan Market is Siliguri’s most famous shopping spot, with shops selling almost everything in town. There is a wide variety of goods available on the market, from fabrics to accessories, furniture to woolen goods. The best thing about this shopping place is that everything sold there is very cheap. Shopping at Bidhan Market offers plenty of options within your travel budget. 

If you want to give your loved ones a little Siliguri souvenir, this market is the place to go. Also, Bidhan Market is a great place to enjoy delicious street food in Siliguri. When shopping there, remember to bargain to get great deals. 

  • Location: Ward no- 11; Siliguri, West Bengal 734001 
  • Specialty: Fabrics, bags, and shawls. 
  • Timing: 8 am – 9 pm

Seth Sriral Market

This stunning market is located in the heart of the city. Tourists as well as locals can often be seen strolling through the market to shop at this shopping hotspot. Almost anything can be found here, from fabrics to silver jewelry. Remember there is nothing in the world that you cannot sell here. To ensure this, there are countless shops and a mosaic of shops offering a wide variety of goods at fair prices. 

Some shops offer wholesale prices, while others are willing to haggle if you negotiate well. Nevertheless, it is one of the most famous markets in the entire region and one of the shopping spots where you can buy good value products at very affordable prices. 

  • Address: Nabin Sen Road, Mahakal Pally, Janta Nagar, Siliguri, West Bengal 734001 
  • Specialty: Fabrics and silver jewelry. 
  • Opening time: 9 am – 9 pm


Mahabirsthan is a one-stop shop for purchasing clothing materials and fabrics for the Siliguri people. The whole shopping street is quite old, but you will be surprised by its liveliness. When shopping there, don’t forget to always get a bargain as sellers will give you discounts if you successfully negotiate and purchase an item. Fabrics are sold by the meter.

So, if you want to design your outfit, don’t forget to buy your clothing material accordingly.  Besides clothing, Mahabirsthan is also known for its roadside stalls. When dining in, you’ll find just the right amount of food. You can feel the essence of Siliguri when you visit the market. 

  • Location: Station Feeder Road, Siliguri, West Bengal. 
  • Specialty: fabrics and a wide range of apparel. 
  • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The shopping places mentioned in the list are very popular in Siliguri. We recommend keeping your wallet safe as pickpockets are common.