MALIK GHAT FLOWER MARKET, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
A woman waiting for a buyer for her marigolds at Malik Ghat flower market. Malik Ghat is one of the most popular flower markets of Kolkota. Located near the famous Howrah Bridge on the Hooghly River the flower market starts early morning and is packed with vendors selling flowers of all kind, specially the marigold as it has great demand during festivals and religious occasions in India. Marigolds are often strung together forming huge chains which makes the flower market look extremely lively and colorful. Kolkota also rendered Calcutta, the official name until 2001, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.