Wholesale Flower Market Kolkata and Howrah [Mullick Ghat]

Mullick Ghat Flower Market is situated between Kolkata and Howrah. I share my experiences in Asia’s biggest flower market in this article. In India, the flower is an essential element, whether a wedding ceremony, festival, temple ceremony, pujas, or the gift of a rose with a smile and hi to your loved one.

Various types of flowers are readily available in this market. Here, you get all kinds of marigolds, rose sunflowers, tuberose, lotus, orchids, and more.

Mullick Ghat flower market Kolkata
Mullick Ghat Flower Market Kolkata

Wholesale flower market Kolkata and Howrah

Throughout the year, the flower is in demand in the market. Mallick Ghat Flower Market in Kolkata is a famous and old market that attracts more than 2000 flower sellers/vendors daily.

Along with flowers, you also get many garlands and flower petals for Puja and reception purposes. Apart from wholesalers, you can buy flower garlands from flower vendors cheaply.

The flower vendors bring their flowers from Bagnan, Vangor, Khirai, Kolaghat etc. Today, these flowers are also exported to foreign countries. In Amsterdam, Dubai, and Auckland flower auctions, 75% to 80% of flowers are purchased from this market.

Mallick Ghat flower market Howrah
Mallick Ghat Flower Market Howrah

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History of the market

This biggest flower market in Kolkata has an old history. The Ghat was built by Ram Mohan Mallick, the son of Nayan Chand Mallick, in 1855. 

After some years, they introduced the flower market, which is 133 years old. Every year, many foreign tourists come to this destination.

One sad news was In 2008, the market almost burned. But today, the market is growing again.

Mullick Ghat Flower Market Kolkata

Where is Mallick Ghat flower market?

Howrah Flower Market, or Mallick Ghat, is beside the Hooghly River near the Howrah Bridge, Opp of Brabourne Road. The address is Strand Bank Rd, Fairley Place, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001. From here, Howrah Station is within 10 minutes of walking distance.

This flower market is beside the Mullick Ghat and Ramchandra Goenka Zenana Ghat. People now use these ghats for Bathing.

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Mallick Ghat Flower market timings

Flower market Kolkata timings are: this market starts around 4 am, but the local vendor said that the market is open for almost 24 hours. During the festive and marriage seasons, the market is a whole day-night crowded and live.

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How to reach Mallick Ghat

Take the bus to Howrah station and get down to the Brabourne Road Kolkata or near the Howrah Bridge Kolkata; there, you get Mullick Ghat Flower Market and Jagannath Ghat Flower Market.
You can also come from Sealdah Railway Station by auto or bus. It’s a 10-minute journey from Mahatma Gandhi Road but very crowded.

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Tips before visiting Mullick Ghat Flower Market

  • If you want to buy flowers, remember to bargain.
  • Come with your camera, and you will get awesome photos here.
  • As it’s close to Howrah Bridge, it’s a bonus for you.
  • You need to Wear proper shoes, as the place is muddy.
  • Try to visit in the early morning; you can see more sellers and flowers in the market. 6 am to 7 am is better.

Which visiting places are near the Mallick Ghat flower market?

Places from the Mallick Ghat flower market are:
Howrah Bridge
St. Paul’s Cathedral 2.Indian Museum,
Sri Satya Narayan Temple
Shani Mandir
Baikuntha temple etc.

How to reach the Mallick Ghat flower market?

The flower market is beside Howrah Bridge and Brabourne Road junction. By bus S12 (From Sealdah).

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