A woman selling momo in a roadside stall.

Photography at Tiretti Bazaar, the Chinatown in Kolkata

Tiretti Bazaar is also known as Chinatown, as it is one of those areas in Kolkata, where you can still see the Chinese community. 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. 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 –

A woman selling momo, roll, wontons etc by the roadside.
A woman selling momo, roll, wontons etc by the roadside.
A chinese couple sitting by the roadside drinking tea.
A chinese couple sitting by the roadside drinking tea.
People of chinese ethnicity sitting by the roadside.
People of chinese ethnicity sitting by the roadside.
Portrait of a buddhist monk in Tiretti Bazaar.
Portrait of a buddhist monk in Tiretti Bazaar.
Customers buying different variety of vegetables in the market.
Customers buying different variety of vegetables in the market.
Street vendors frying puri or deep-fried Indian bread by the roadside.
Street vendors frying puri or deep-fried Indian bread by the roadside.
A man preparing dough in his stall.
A man preparing dough in his stall.
A man selling sausage in his shop.
A man selling sausage in his shop.
A street vendor selling potatoes and onions in the market.
A street vendor selling potatoes and onions in the market.
A street vendor selling papaya in the market.
A street vendor selling papaya in the market.
A street vendor selling herbs and leaves in the market.
A street vendor selling herbs and leaves in the market.
A women selling fish in the market.
A women selling fish in the market.
Women selling fish in the market.
Women selling fish in the market.
Street vendors selling huge variety of vegetables in the market.
Street vendors selling huge variety of vegetables in the market.

If you’re interested in using my photography or article please contact me, I am also available for freelance work. 

If you are interested in knowing more about West Bengal, visit my other blogs on Kolkata handicraft fairCollege street kolkataKoley marketFlower show KolkataGaliff streetKolkata photographyKumartuliMirikMahakal temple darjeelingDow hill kurseong and Takdah.

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