Timings : 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Time Required : 1 - 1.5 hours
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Tiretta Bazaar also known as Kolkata’s Mini Chinatown, is a blend of Indo-Chinese culture. The bazaar is the only Chinatown in India. Kolkata has been home to the Chinese since the early 19th century. Tiretta Bazaar is one of the most visited places in Kolkata. It’s a significant food hub amongst the locals and the tourists. The bazaar is full of sumptuous food and wafting aromas of lip-smacking food.
Immigration of Chinese refugees to India dates back to the early 18th century. The first immigration recorded was of Hakkas in the year 1837. The Chinese immigrants originally worked in the leather and tanning industry as there was a huge demand for them. Later they segregated choosing different professions. Today Kolkata is home to over 2,000 Indo-Chinese people, their main occupation is working in restaurants or stalls as cooks.
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