Shopping In mumbai
Shopping in Mumbai
The city of glamour, fame and dreams, Mumbai is home to a cosmopolitan population. Keeping this in mind, the city features
marketplaces for all. Whether you want to buy designer wear from a high-end mall or shop within your budget at a street side
market, the map of Mumbai is dotted with a large number of splurging venues. Some of the popular markets that you can
explore during your stay are discussed below.
As the name suggests, Fashion Street is the marketplace for the latest collection of clothing, shoes and accessories. This
market is especially visited by students and teenagers as they get clothes within their budget. Located on MG Road near Azad
Maidan in South Mumbai, the market has around 150 stalls.
Women in love with jewellery should not miss out on exploring Zaveri Bazaar on Sheikh Menon Street. Glittering diamonds and
other gems, studded on gold or silver ornaments, would lure you to buy something during your Mumbai trip. Apart from small
stores, you will find outlets of top jewellers at this hub of jewellery shopping. Both artificial and genuine ornaments can
be bought from here.
Situated in South Mumbai, Chor Bazaar is not just among India’s largest flea markets, but also a tourist attraction. It is
renowned for selling second-hand goods at low prices, which is why you will see hundreds of shoppers here. From automobile
parts, furniture, households and gadgets to musical instruments, you can find almost anything in this market. The best you
can purchase here are antiques to take back as souvenirs.
A heaven for shopaholics, Linking Road is one of the favourite markets of the people of Mumbai. Be it traditional attire for
a festival or a stylish dress for a party, you will definitely find it here. You can also buy fashionable footwear, matching
trinkets and a trendy bag to complete the look at a reasonable cost from here. Men need not be disappointed as the market
has a lot in store for them as well.
Those who like reading can head to Flora Fountain, an outdoor book market in South Mumbai. You can shop for your favourite
piece from of the stack of books on the pathway. Students often visit this market to purchase academic books, while others
choose from thrillers, encyclopaedias, classics, comedy and romance-themed books.
Also called Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, Crawford Market is a wholesale market, housed in a historical colonial building.
Locals visit this place to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and household items. Vibrant colours, azan echoes from a distance
and buyers create an enjoyable setting for shopping. There are also few pet shops in this market, from where you can buy a
domestic animal of your favourite breed.
Whenever you get free time with your Mumbai package, you can head to Colaba Causeway to fill your bags with trendy stuff. An
array of branded stores, small shops and footpath stalls are set here. Girls will fall in love with this place as they would
find the latest clothing, footwear and ornaments here. Sunglasses, books, Kolhapuri slippers, earrings, necklaces,
bracelets, t-shirts with slogans, jeans, tops, kurtis and key chains are some popular buys here.
Though globalisation is rampant, when it comes to festivals or weddings, Indians always prefer to dress up in the
traditional style. If you are shopping for one such occasion, then look no further than Hindmata Market in Dadar. In this
wholesale cloth market, you can shop for dress material or a readymade salwar-kameez, saree, dupatta, Marathi cap, party
gown, lehenga, suit and sherwani. You can also check your bargain skills at the around 500 shops in this market; knowing
Marathi, the language of Mumbai, might become a plus.
One place in Mumbai, where you can see gadgets buffs roaming around, is Lamington Road. Regarded as the ‘IT hub of Mumbai‘,
the market is home to numerous electronics shops that sell goods at wholesale and retail prices. You can buy electronic
parts, wireless devices, television equipment, and computers and its accessories from here. If you are unable to find parts
of some outdated gadget, you would surely get it in this market.
For an elite shopping experience, you can explore high-end malls around the metropolis. You can splurge on branded stuff at
High Street Phoenix Mall in South Mumbai and Oberoi Mall in Goregaon East. You can also spoil yourself with choices of
high-end stores, restaurants, cinemas and entertainment options at Phoenix Market City Mall in Kurla West. Atria The
Millennium Mall, Dynamix Mall, Infiniti Mall and R City Mall are some other places for shopaholics.
This is not just the end; you can also partake in the shopping culture of Mumbai at Lokhandwala Market, Mangaldas Market,
Santacruz Market, Natraj Market and Gandhi Market.