Birds kept in a cage for sale in the market.

Photography at Galiff Street pet market, Kolkata

Every Sunday morning, a huge number of pets ranging from puppies, ornamental fishes, rabbits, guinea pigs and different varieties of birds like pigeons, parrots, hen, parakreet etc are sold at the pet market at Galiff street. Apart from animals, other items like flowering plants, pots, bird cages, street food etc are also sold. The market starts very early in the morning, around 4:30 am and there is a huge rush of people from vendors to buyers all trying to buy their favorite pet animal. Photowalks are conducted occasionally by various organizations in this spot. If you want to do photography, try to reach as early as possible, other it will be impossible to click decent pictures as it becomes heavily crowded. In order to reach Galiff street, you have to reach Shyambazar five point crossing first by bus and then walk towards the pet market. Ask local people for directions if you get lost or you can simply get a taxi and reach there. Some of the pictures that I have taken during my visit are given below –

A street vendor selling parakeets in the market.
A street vendor selling parakeets in the market.
Customers looking at live pigeons kept inside a cage
Customers looking at live pigeons kept inside a cage
A vendor selling chickens in the street
A vendor selling chickens in the street
A customer looking at live pigeons kept at a cage at the roadside.
A customer looking at live pigeons kept at a cage at the roadside.
Birds kept in a cage for sale in the market.
Birds kept in a cage for sale in the market.
Street vendors selling live poultry at a busy market area.
Street vendors selling live poultry at a busy market area.
A man selling puppies in a stall.
A man selling puppies in a stall.
A customer looking at live pigeons kept at a cage at the roadside.
A customer looking at live pigeons kept at a cage at the roadside.
A man selling flowers and plants in front of a temple.
A man selling flowers and plants in front of a temple.
Street vendors selling flowering plants and pots at the market.
Street vendors selling flowering plants and pots at the market.
Customers buying flowering plants from a shop.
Customers buying flowering plants from a shop.
A man selling aquatic plants in a busy market.
A man selling aquatic plants in a busy market.
A child selling live poultry at the roadside
A child selling live poultry at the roadside
Orange goldfish kept in an aquarium
Orange goldfish kept in an aquarium
Street vendors selling colored chicks in a basket.
Street vendors selling colored chicks in a basket.
A shopkeeper selling pigeons in the market.
A shopkeeper selling pigeons in the market.

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If you are interested in knowing more about West Bengal, visit my other blog on Kolkata handicraft fairCollege street kolkataKoley market, Tiretti bazaar, Flower show KolkataKolkata photographyKumartuliMirikDow hill kurseongMahakal temple darjeeling and Takdah.

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