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Shopping in Mumbai (Bombay)


Shopping in Mumbai will be a memorable experience. Mumbai's streets, corners and pavements are lined with shops and virtually everything is available in it's bazaars and markets. Shopping in Mumbai can be air-conditioned and fixed price, or street market and lots of hard bargaining.

Shopping, Mumbai

Most of the Handicrafts emporia and bazaars are located in the downtown area. Crawford Market is famous for flowers, fruits, meat and fish. The main areas for bargain clothes are around Colaba Causeway and Fashion Street. More trendy and costly shops are at Breach Candy and Kemps Corner.

Chor Bazaar is antique-hunter's delight with a phenomenal collection of antiques, jewellery, wooden articles and leatherwear while nearby Zaveri Bazaar is famous for its diamond, gold and silver jewellery. The shopping arcades at the Oberoi, the Taj Mahal and other star hotels offer a good variety of up-market shops like clothes, shoes, leatherwear, jewellery, and good quality handicrafts.

Very close to Gateway of India is the main Government Emporium, which is well stocked with a verity of handicrafts and clothes. In the streets opposite to the government emporium, there are many handicraft, silver and antique shops.

Colaba and Flora Fountain (Hutatama Chowk) in the heart of south Mumbai and at walking distance from Bombay VT and Churchgate railway stations are full of shops of all kinds, mainly ethnic artefacts and departmental stores. It is a good place to find shoes, cotton clothes, Kaftans and children's clothes.

Bandra is the residential abode of Mumbai's elites. Linking Road joins Bandra to Khar and is lined up on both sides with showrooms for the affluent. But the striking contest here is the pavement selling, a world of contrast from a posh showroom.