#MumbaiList: The Amazing Bazaars Of Mumbai – Part 2

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Statues Image: Garima Sharma
Statues Image: Garima Sharma
Statues Image: Garima Sharma

Continuing our amazing bazaars series, here the final part…

Bazaar: Chor Bazaar
Chor Bazaar with its quirky name attracts millions of Mumbaikars and tourists throughout the year. Brimming with the best bargains, the market is popular for its wide variety of antiques, furniture, crystal ware, glass wear, jewellery, wooden articles and leather wear. In addition, there are lanes offering ladies apparel, footwear and perfumes. The eateries in the market sell juicy kebabs laden with spices to satiate the palate. Some vendors also accept credit cards!
Location: Near Bhendi Bazar (South Mumbai)

Bazaar: Crawford Market
Renamed as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule market though popular as Crawford Market, this bazaar is a paradise of fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, cheeses, chocolates and all things fresh and delicious. There is an animal market section selling well-bred pets for the animal lover segment of customers. Moreover the well lit 60,000 odd sq. meter space with its unique architecture adds to the market’s aesthetic appeal thus making it a popular tourist destination and favourite among locals as well. The gigantic bazaar offers highest quality food items, provisions, cutlery and knick knacks at rock-bottom prices.
Location: North of CST, South Mumbai and opposite Mumbai Police Headquarters

Mirchi Imgae: Uday Tadphale
Mirchi Imgae: Uday Tadphale

Bazaar: Mirchi Gully
Mirchi Gully is Mumbai’s kabuliwalah and offers quality nuts, dry fruits, sweets, namkeens, mukhwas (after-meal digestive) and other spices in addition to the variety of chili products that it gets its name from. The nuts, dry fruits and spices are sourced from authentic dealers and the wide range of mukhwas and other sweets and savories claim to render shoppers spoiled for choice. The bazaar has attracted millions for over 100 years and even today is packed with eager buyers through out the year.
Location: At the end of the lane from Crawford Market leading to Jama Masjid

Pooja Vessels For Sale Image: Uday Tadphale
Pooja Vessels For Sale Image: Uday Tadphale

Bazaar: Tamba Kanta
Adorning temples, with bells and puja items and making kitchens more accessible, with their copper, bronze, aluminium and stainless steel utensils, for over two centuries, Tamba Kanta is one of Mumbai’s oldest bazaars. You would find some of the most durable kitchenware like water coolers and matkas, hotel kitchenware like large degchis and traditionally crafted temple items like brass kandeels at reasonable prices. Retailers even offer to customise utensils – eco friendly kitchenware – to meet customer needs.
Location: Via Crawford Market from CST onto Kalbadevi road. In between Pydhonie Jain Temple end and Bhuleshwar market.

Clothes For Sale Image: Uday Tadphale
Clothes For Sale Image: Uday Tadphale

Bazaar: CP Tank, Bhuleshwar & Sheth Muljhi Jetha and Mangaldas Market
Sheth Muljhi Jetha is nothing short of a textile paradise throwing attractive deals your way. A wide range of ethnically designed textiles and cloth pieces – plain cottons, silks and polyesters – are sold at the best prices. A few paces further you will find Mumbai’s largest covered cloth market – Mangaldas Market. Vendors here sell colourful dupattas and sequined sarees at wholesale prices. There are shops selling plastic flowers as well. You can buy beautiful blingy bangles from CP Tank, Bhuleshwar. Made out of brass, copper, iron and mixed metal by a process that is locally known as casting the bangles are globally exported thus assuring you of durability at good prices.
Location: Sheth Muljhi Jetha and Mangaldas Market – on the opposite side of Cawford Market through a lane leading to Jama Masjid. CP Tank, Bhuleshwar – via Crawford Market onto Bhuleshwar Road.

Bazaar: Panch Pakadi
A local market housing small time shops which sell a wide range of goods from clothes and household items to electronics and furniture, Panch Pakadi is popular with the Thane folk and most other Mumbaikars too. The market is open all seven days of the week though the real action can be witnessed on Mondays. Vendors offer quality maal at standard prices.
Location: Off Eastern Express Highway, Thane towards Godbunder Road and fifteen minutes from Thane Station by rickshaw.

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