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#15 of 808 Things To Do in Mumbai
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Mutton Street, Near Bhendi Bazaar, South Mumbai, Maharashtra 400003, India
timings
All days of the week except Friday
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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Located near Bhendi Bazaar, the nearest Western Railway station are Grant Road and Charni Road, and the nearest Central/Harbour Raiway station is the Sandhurst Station.

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about chor bazaar

If you are somebody who loves to collect odd little trinkets or antique stuffs, you will simply love this place, no doubts about it! One of the famous legends related to Chor Bazaar is that on her visit to Bombay, some of the personal belongings of Queen Victoria got lost during the unloading from the ship. Amongst these was a violin, which was later found in this market along with some of her other belongings. It was then that the market started being referred to as Chor bazaar or Theives' market. 


A popular saying about this market goes like, "If you loose something in Mumbai, you can buy it back from Chor Bazaar." Today, the market is famous for selling automobile spare parts (everything from second hand spare tyres to bucket seats and imported car parts; all sold at half the original price), furniture, brasswares and electronics. Apart from that, one would find avid philatelists and ancient coin collectors scouring the market for some lucky find. Antiques like statues and figurines, handicrafts, ancient maps, glass lamps, old movie posters, microreels, gramophones and records are a common sight here. The traders and shopkeepers whose families are in this business for generations now, scour the city and outsirts and sell their finds in the market.

Since this happens to be an 'organised' flea market, you'll have to rummage through and dig deep to find what you are looking for. If you are patient enough, you might get lucky! Haggling is the norm here. The shopkeepers usually quote a price much higher tha the value and you are expected to negotiate. Since this market has become a hotspot for foreign tourists, it becomes very difficult for Indian tourists to secure a cheap deal. So your best bet is to bargain hard!

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Afreen Ansari
Afreen Ansari
Jan 10 2014
Great place to visit for get products at an economical rate. The market opens very early in the morning, advisable to go in a group and take care of your belonging, have an eye to pic up good products as finding goood quality product is a task here
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