The ‘City of Dreams’ Mumbai is a busy and bustling destination full of famous landmarks, gardens, museums, and bazaars. This Indian city is a shopaholic’s paradise with new-age malls and supermarkets as well as traditional bazaars or markets selling everything from antiques and clothes to gadgets, books, and food. These markets are not only a good place to find quality yet cheap stuff; they also offer some great photo opportunities. Discover some of these popular shopping haunts.
One of the favourite shopping destinations of the locals is the Crawford Market. Step into this old market located inside a historical colonial building, and get ready to explore a bewildering array of shops selling whole-sale fruits and vegetables, spices, flowers, and food. This place also sells pets of all shapes, sizes, and breeds.
The Zaveri Bazaar is one of the most popular jewellery markets across India. The market has plenty of shops – big and small – that sell gold jewellery, precious stones, and uncut jewellery. Here, you’ll find renowned brands including Tanishq, Dwarkadas Chandumal, and Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) as well as independent smaller shops. The market is famous for selling gems and jewels of different kinds.
Colaba Causeway is a vibrant market that attracts the attention of most tourists visiting Mumbai. The super busy market offers a carnival-like atmosphere and sells everything that you can imagine. Explore this place if you are looking for authentic handicrafts, books, clothes, shoes, and jewellery at great bargains.
Lamington Road is a popular wholesale market selling electronic goods. The entire area is filled with numerous shops offering computers, televisions, and wireless devices at much lower rates than their retail prices. Visitors will be able to find up-to-date as well as outdated electronic goods and items here. Transistors, cables, radio sound cards, and adapters are just some of the things that can be found here.
Come to the Flora Fountain if you are an avid bookworm. The place is a heaven for bibliophiles as it sells countless books at good prices. The place has such a huge collection of books that sellers have made narrow pathways between the piles of books to help buyers move about. Flora Fountain offers all kinds of books such as classics, thrillers, erotica, encyclopedias, academics, romance, and comics.
A hub of the college crowd, the Lokhandwala Market is the place to be if you are looking for footwear matching your clothes or latest fashionable clothes. The place is full of vendors selling great replicas of branded products at very cheap rates. Apart from garments and footwear, you will also find items of domestic use and accessories. Also, there are many food stalls famed for lip-smacking local fast food.