No visit to Mumbai is complete without spending a couple of hours and dropping a few rupees browsing the cornucopia of sights, sounds, and wares in the city’s markets and bazaars. Here are some of the best markets in Mumbai.
Colaba Causeway, also known as Fashion Street, offers the city’s best street shopping experience, with bargains to be had on clothes, accessories, shoes, electronics, and souvenirs of all types. The area is also home to some of Mumbai’s best cafés and restaurants, perfect for refueling after a shopping spree.
Chor Bazaar (Thieves Market)
You’ll find just about anything under the sun for sale in the busy Chor Bazaar in Mumbai’s Muslim District, and if you’re looking for antiques or vintage items, this is your best bet. Bring your bargaining skills and you can walk away with some great deals.
Head to Crawford Market to savor the flavors of Mumbai’s fresh fruits and vegetables in a festive atmosphere. The best produce market in Mumbai, Crawford also offers items like kitchenware, imported cheeses, and handmade chocolates.
Located in the Bhuleshwar neighborhood in South Mumbai, this market teems with glittering gold and gemstones, both loose or inlaid into rings, bracelets, and necklaces. Even if you’re not planning to buy, it’s a fun market for window shopping.
If you’re looking to update your wardrobe, plan a trip to Mangaldas Market, home to hundreds of tailors and textile vendors—it’s one of the largest textile markets in all of Asia. It’s a particularly good place to pick up silk fabric.
Mumbai’s first wet dock and its only wholesale fish market open to the public, Sassoon Dock bustles with activity in the early morning hours as fishermen throw their catch into large baskets while mongers call out prices.