Mumbai is known as the financial capital of India. All the rich and famous people live here. Mumbai is in the wish-list of many people across India majorly for being the seat of Bollywood. But apart from that, Mumbai is quite a vibrant place with lip-smacking street food, wonderful architecture, and of course the roaring Arabian Sea. On one side lies the rich and cream of the society and on the other side lies the poor and dejected Dharavi- world’s largest slum. So, Mumbai is a place of a stark contradiction too. Therefore, very easily, you would find the posh and luxurious products at both at expensive rates and cheap rates. In this blog, I will let you know some of the best yet cheapest shopping destinations in Mumbai.
So, in case you are new to Mumbai or on a trip to Mumbai, you must visit the markets mentioned below and buy the amazing things at rational rates.
If you are a shopaholic, then you would be mesmerized with the collection of Colaba Causeway market. Those funky bags, colorful t-shirts with catchy slogans, simple to heavily worked clothes, household items, jewelry – both traditional and modern, brass items, handicraft items, crystals, and a large variety of incense sticks are found here. So, if your new home in Mumbai requires necessary ingredients to deck up, then you must walk through the lanes of Colaba Causeway. The local people of Mumbai visit this market on weekends and tourists also never forget to shop from here.
The other name of this market is Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai. This is a famous market for fruits and vegetables. Generally, this market is very crowded where you would find toys, beautiful home décor figurines, henna or Mehendi artists, etc. Crawford market is majorly inhabited by Muslim people and thus you would see the green flags and the melodious Azaan fills the air beautifully. Amidst the fast changing time, this market still retains the old-world style. It springs from a colonial building that reminds of the old times of the British era. So, visit this market located in Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort.
Zaveri Bazaar is one of India’s most glittering markets. If you are in Mumbai, then you must visit this market once. You are surely going to be mesmerized by the luxurious aura, royal embellishments, and the brilliant creativity of the artisans here. The popular name of this Zaveri Bazaar is “Glittering Market”. It is famous for jewelry items of all kinds and gems. Located at the North of Crawford market, this Zaveri Bazaar would require a whole day or two for you to properly explore. Just like Crawford Market, this Zaveri Bazaar is also a shopping spot that has sprung from old colonial buildings.
These buildings of the 19th century built in Victorian-Gothic style stands the test of time and have been a witness to the changing world around them. The most famous names of this market are- Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, Dwarkadas Chandumal, UTZ, and Dhirajlal Bhimji Zaveri. So, visit this market between 10 A.M and 7:30 P.M. except Sundays in Bhuleswar of South Mumbai.
Located in MG Road of South Mumbai, this Fashion Street is the place for all the fashionistas. From Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana, Puma to Nike – every brand is here at a low or cheap price. You would find, fake, real, first hand, and second hand all types of clothes, clutches, bags, and other accessories. This market has near about 150 stalls and is mainly famous among college students or teenagers. They come to shop here and go home happy with their branded t-shirts, bags, and shoes and also save some pocket money!
As the name itself suggests, this market specializes in chili and various other spices and condiments required in our Indian cuisine. You would find the premium quality nits, dry fruits, snacks, sweets, and after-meal digestive spices. Mirchi Galli in Mumbai is more than 100 years old and people from all over Mumbai drop here to shop the best spices. The spices and dry fruits are sourced from authentic dealers and that’s why the top-class quality is guaranteed. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. So, don’t forget to visit this market located at the end of the Crawford Market leading to Jama Masjid.