Tangra Chinatown Kolkata

About five kilometres from the city centre, Tangra Chinatown, Kolkata lies towards the east zone of the City of Joy. Well-known for the tanneries established at this locality, Tangra at present gets these in surplus.However, there is a reason behind the name of this area as Chinatown. Since the local inhabitants of Tangra is dominated by the East Asians who have settled here, the area is sometimes called as the Chinatown of Kolkata. For Chinese community established in the state and beyond, there is no place better than Tangra in Kolkata.

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South City Mall

Eastern India’s largest mall, set up at an estimated investment of Rs 650 crore, was thrown open to the public here on 2008.

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How Chinese in Kolkata Celebrate Chinese New Year

As darkness falls on the eve, all family members collect for the prayer session. The Tangra Chinese are mostly Buddhists(the older generation but most of the younger generation are mostly christian due to the influence of english Christian school) who offer their obeisance to the ancestors with neatly packaged fruits, whole chicken, candles, incense sticks and money! Done up in lights and flowers, the house and the ancestors’ mantle don a divine air as the members stand and pray together holding incense (red again!) sticks, the biggest of them 4 feet long!

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Victoria Memorial Hall

Victoria memorial, Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Dhapa School Project

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Kolkata’s Chinatown hopes to ring in change

The customs associated with the Chinese New Year like painting the windows of the house red and distributing red envelopes are linked to ushering in good fortune and prosperity and chasing away bad luck. And as Kolkata’s Chinatown gets ready to welcome the Year of the Rat, its denizens are hoping that it will chase away all the dark shadows of the past and open up a new future.

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Climate in Tangra

Some of the Climatic Information in Tangra.


  • Summer : 24 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius
  • Winter : 7 degree Celsius to 26 degree Celsius
  • Average temperature in March ranges from 28 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius.
  • Monsoon: June-September
  • Rainfall: 175 Cms (yearly average)

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Overseas Chinese Commerce of India Newspaper

6 New Tangra Road

In a corner of Tangra is published the Overseas Chinese Commerce of India. A small Chinese newspaper for the dwindling community in Calcutta. Chief Feature Writer Archana Masih and Photographer Jewella C Miranda visited its office in Tangra recently.

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