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Mullik Ghat Flower Market

Mullik Ghat Flower Market

Comments OffFebruary 13, 2015  ·  in Places  ·  by

Mullik Ghat flower market is a sensory overload of sights and smells that’s very photogenic. This 125 year-old flower market is the biggest in East India. About 3000 flower growers from the surrounding areas come daily to sell their goods.

Garlands of marigolds in bright yellow and orange carrier on arms, heads and piled into heaps on the ground, women stringing flowers, and men unloading trucks and unpacking gazillion bags and boxes of flowers. Once laden, baskets of a dizzying size were carried with extraordinary poise back up the steps and on to Howrah Bridge, while, beneath the bridge, men, women and children wash, play, pray, work, eat and carry on with their daily lives in and around the river.