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Chor Bazaar, literally meaning thieves market, is unlike any other shopping destination of Mumbai. Its unlike any other shopping place because there is no other place in entire country, let alone Mumbai, which sells such huge number of second hand products at unbelievable bargain rates under one roof. Chor Bazaar in Mumbai is indeed nothing short of utopian paradise for bargain shoppers. And on a lighter note, people visiting Chor Bazaar for the very first time do not worry at all about police raids; since almost all products sold here are second hand products and not stolen products.
And once you’re inside Chor bazaar, you’ll be literally bulldozed by plethora of stalls and hawkers. On any given day there are mind boggling 300 hawkers and stalls in Chor Bazaar, which sell everything & anything that a diehard shopaholic’s mind can conjure up: right from small stationary item like pen to high end electronic gadgets like laptops & tablets.
Electronic products like television, DVD & Music System.
Pirated CD & DVD’s of latest Bollywood & Hollywood films
Foot wears and cloths.
People who have never been to Chor Bazaar and are dying to go there, need to remember one thing: bargain, bargain and bargain as much as you can. If you don’t bargain then chances are that Chor Bazaar sellers might trick you in paying unreasonably higher price – so be aware.
Things to Do in Chor Bazaar
Yes. Apart from shopping there is a lot you can in Chor Bazaar. As matter of a fact, a mere walk through narrow lanes of Chor Bazaar is an absorbing experience. Thousands of people choked in the narrow lanes – hustling & bustling each other – barrage of stalls and surrounding Islamic architecture will make you feel that you’re not in Mumbai but in a different world altogether.
This is purely why Chor Bazaar has always been an integral part of Mumbai’s folklore and has occupied a special place in innumerable Bollywood films, documentaries and novels.
As for landmark places, you can visit the famous Gol Deoul, the circular Shiva temple. You can also visit 3 sub-division markets of Chor Bazaar: Null Bazaar, Mini Market and Juma market. Mini market is especially popular for selling posters of old Bollywood films and other vintage items of Bollywood films.
In Chor Bazaar you can also explore the lifestyle and culture of Shia Bhora Muslim Community, who are a predominant community and integral part of Chor Bazaar area since time immemorial. For the people who are looking for some great second hand stuff, Chor Bazaar can be a bliss but the surety of products being bona fide will always be at helm.
Location & Address:
Chor Bazaar is located at Mutton Street. The nearest station is Grant Road station, from where one can get innumerable buses and cabs for Chor Bazaar.