For over 30 years after 1977, West Bengal was a stronghold for the Indian Communist Party – CPI(M). Although the party lost power in...
Tippu Sultan Mosque
This fanciful multi-domed mosque was built in honour of Tippu Sultan by his son during the 1830s.
Dominating the upper Maidan, Sahid Minar is a 48m-tall round-topped hollow column commemmorating martyrs of the Indian Independence...
New Empire Cinema
Of at least nine cinemas around New Market, New Empire Cinema is the most comfortable.
This bustling Bengali sweet shop claims to have invented rasgulla (rosewater-scented cheese balls) in 1868. Try the mishti doi (a...
Metropolitan Building information
Curiosities around New Market include the fascinatingly crumbling Futani Chambers, the brilliant colonial-era Metropolitan Building and the fanciful Tippu Sultan's Mosque.