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The Flower Market in Mullick Ghat is one of the few places where tourists can experience a different Howrah so to speak. The lane is lined by vendors who get a wide variety of flowers ranging from Marigold, Jasmine, Roses, Sunflower, Daisies, Lillies, Chrysanthemum, Lotus, Orchids etc., which are sourced from the farms nearby. They are displayed all along the street for the customers interested in buying.
The Flower market is an integral part of Howrah since 1855. It is the only place where one can find a wide variety of flowers being sold every single day. Usually, the market remains open the entire day and sometimes well into the night, but it is best when visited early in the morning because huge fresh shipments of all sorts of flowers start coming in just a few hours before sunrise. There are daily auctions through which retailers purchase flowers at wholesale rates and sell them in the market at retail prices for the remaining part of the day. The market is a minute away from the east side of Howrah Bridge and is located on the eastern bank of Hooghly River. It is lined up by temporary shacks where the flowers are sold.