The Mullick Ghat Flower Market is India's largest flower market and one of the biggest in Asia, and has been around for over a century. It is located right under the Howrah Bridge and runs along the ghats which provide an insight into life by the river, along with showcasing their importance when public bathing was the only available option for the locals. It is one of the best places to photograph the iconic Howrah Bridge.

Besides documenting the largest flower market in India, the idea is to also cover life as it unfurls early in the morning at the various ghats in and around the flower market. We will also document the ghats which are in a state of disrepair and badly in need of restoration: particularly one bathing ghat which has absolutely stunning architecture and is grossly ignored and abused.

This is an often-photographed place, and the Instameet will focus on the ghats and the stories that are hidden there.

Event Partner

Calcutta Photo Tours

Instameet Led By

Manjit Singh Hoonjan

Manjit Singh Hoonjan: Manjit is a photographer, living in Calcutta. His passion for photography comes from the deep love and connection that he feels with the city: its unique architecture, vibrant markets, colourful urban landscapes and magical ambience, which turn Calcutta into a living and breathing photographers' heaven. He believes that the cultural richness, heritage and urban narrative of Calcutta, would not be the same without the people living here. That is why a major part of his photography is focused on the inhabitants of Calcutta. His photos have been published in several magazines, including National Geographic, Financial Times, Outlook, Esquire (Malaysia), Man’s World, The Telegraph, and Lonely Planet. He has also been published in a few collectives online. He has assisted many photographers in Calcutta, notable amongst them, Steve McCurry. He runs a special interest tour company called Calcutta Photo Tours, which conducts heritage and cultural walking tours in Calcutta. It is the first photo tour company in Calcutta.