Lying in the vicinity of the New Market area, Esplanade is said to be a haven for shoppers. From a plethora of apparels and toiletries to daily use products, fashion items and cosmetics, there's a lot on offer in this market area. Tourists can indulge in street shopping or head to various high-end brands standing here. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose statue stands proud towards the southwest and you can reach the Bidhan Sabha (Assembly House) with a short walk. Esplanade lies to the north of the Maidan and includes colonial-era buildings as well as the Dalhousie Square. The marketplace is reminiscent of the British Raj as the buildings in and around Esplanade boast typical British architectural styles. Esplanade is an important business centre of the city.

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