Local Markets In Mumbai: Exploring The Streets For Shoppers


Mumbai is filled with local markets where you can buy souvenirs and go for street shopping. There are several markets so let's check out some of the best.

Written By Aditya Vyas | Mumbai | Updated On:
Local markets in Mumbai

Mumbai is popular for various reasons, not only does it boast of a modern and contemporary side, but Mumbai also has a traditional and customary side to it too. Mumbai city is not only known for its tall buildings and shopping malls but its vast markets as well. These markets are popular tourist attractions and are included in many daily itineraries for some. These markets are a great source of souvenirs. You should be warned beforehand that these markets are extremely crowded. Check out these top Mumbai markets for the best shopping and sightseeing.

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Colaba Causeway 

Location: Colaba Causeway, south Mumbai

Colaba causeway is among the most popular shopping sites in Mumbai. Here, you will have a shopping experience like no other place in Mumbai. Everything you seek, you shall find in this market. Here, you will gravitate towards every intriguing item to purchase and won’t be able to make up your mind because you will be overwhelmed. A great place for street shopping. If you need a break from shopping, there are many cafés and restaurants to sit back and relax in.

Chor Bazaar

Location: between SV Patel and Moulana Shaukat Ali Roads, near Mohammad Ali Road in south Mumbai

Chor Bazaar is situated in the heart of Mumbai’s main Muslim colony. This market has a history of more than 150 years. Chor Bazaar offers a variety of items ranging from antiques, bronze items, vintage items, trash and treasure. It is also popular for its name ‘Chor Bazaar.’ Your bargaining skills will be tested here.

Crawford Market

Location: Lokmanya Tilak Marg, Dhobi Talao, Fort area, south Mumbai

Crawford Market is a popular market to buy items like fruit, vegetables, spices, food, flowers, birds, fish, other pets, and knick-knacks at wholesale prices. It is known for its hectic and crowded location. It specialises in wholesale fruit and vegetables but also sells other items, including imported food and toys. It is an old-style market, located in a historic colonial building. It is now officially renamed as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai.

Zaveri Bazaar

Location: Between Crawford Market and Mumbadevi temple.

Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai’s famous gold market, is one of the largest gold markets in India. It is a jumble of narrow lanes, where hundreds of jewellery shops are located which sell gems and jewellery. It is estimated that more than half of India’s gold trade originated from this place. But you should be warned beforehand that the items include a lot of fakes.

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