Old Chinatown, Kolkata

Old Chinatown | One of the best places to visit in Kolkata

LocationOld China Town, Tiretti, Kolkata, Kolkata (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsOld China Town Cemetry is open from 10 am to 8:30 pm all days in week. No entry fee.
Place TypeStreet Food Place, Restaurant and Bar
Place visit withFriends, Youngsters
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Nearest MetroGirish Park Metro Station (2 KM) Mahatma Gandhi Road Metro Station (1 KM) Central Metro Station (0 KM) Chandni Chowk Metro Station (1 KM) Esplanade Metro Station (1 KM) Park Street Metro Station (2 KM) Sealdah Metro Station (2 KM) New Mahakaran Metro Station (1 KM) Howrah Metro Station (2 KM) Howrah Maidan Metro Station (2 KM)

About Old Chinatown

Tirretta market is one of the major city attractions for visitors in central Kolkata. It is commonly called the Old China Market. The city has been home to a bustling Sino-Indian population since the early 19th century, which was once 20,000 strong, but has now dwindled to about 2000. Most of the Hakka Chinese in the region moved closer to Tangra.

The traditional occupation of the Chinese Indian community in Kolkata was working in the nearby tanning industry as well as Chinese restaurants. The area is still noted for Chinese restaurants where many people come to taste traditional Chinese and Indian Chinese cuisine.

Interesting facts about Old Chinatown

  1. The market is named after Edward Tirretta, an Italian immigrant from Venice who was a land surveyor and owner of the area in the late 18th century.
  2. Nestled in the quiet backstreets of Old Chinatown are six historic Chinese temples used by the city's Chinese Indian community for worship and gathering.
  3. Tyrreta Bazaar is a testimony to the pluralistic society that flourished in central Kolkata since the Raj era.
  4. Chinese Provisional Store sells an assortment of products which includes Authentic Chinese Style Homemade Sauce, Noodles, Tea.

How to reach Old Chinatown

By Road:- You can use auto or rickshaw to reach China Town, which you will easily find here.

By Rail:- Sealdah Station and BBD Bagh Railway Station are the nearest railway stations to Tirretta Bazar.

Nearby famous places

  • Science City 1.8 km away
  • Mother House 3.4 km away
  • Eden Gardens 4 km away
  • South Park Street Cemetery 3.5 km away
  • Quest Mall 3.3 km away
  • College Street (Boi Para) 3.7 km away
  • Birla Temple 3.5 km away
  • Tour De Kolkata 3.9 km away
  • Birla Industrial & Technological Museum 3.8 km away
  • Park Street 4.2 km away
  • Spa by JW 2.8 km away
  • Victoria Memorial Hall 5 km away

Old Chinatown FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Old China Town, Tiretti, Kolkata, Kolkata.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Old Chinatown: Old China Town Cemetry is open from 10 am to 8:30 pm all days in week. No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit Old Chinatown during January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December months for best experience.

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