Tiretti Bazaar is also known as Chinatown, as it is one of those areas in Kolkata, where you can still see the Chinese community. Another area is Tangra where Chinese people still live and operate chinese restaurants. Once upon a time, it was home to 20,000 ethnic Chinese Indian nationals, but their numbers have declined to approximately 2,000 over the years, due to the lack of opportunities given to them by the government. Most of them earn their livelihood by selling traditional Chinese food like momos, dumplings, wontons etc. If you want to eat Chinese food, you have to reach there by 8 am, otherwise all the food gets finished. Also, traditional Indian food like puri, chappati, roti etc are sold by Indian vendors there. Apart from this, there is also a big vegetable and fish market there, where one can buy their groceries. If you are into photography, this area should be visited as you can shoot a wide variety of subjects. Sometimes, on Sunday photowalks are also conducted in this very place by various photography groups in the city. Tiretti Bazaar is located at a prime location and can be easily reached by bus or metro. Some of the pictures that I have taken during my visit are given below –
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