The city of Mumbai is known for being the ‘commercial capital of India’. Now, since this city is so financially robust there exists a number industries (all types) as well a few varied markets, what is also known as ‘Bazaars’. One such popular bazaar is the Crawford Market. The question that then that should pop up in your mind is, What is this market all about? In order to answer this question here is presenting to you important facts about this market that needs to be known.

a. What is Crawford Market?

‘Wholesale market’ is the best way to describe this bazaar located in South Mumbai. It was named after Arthur Crawford, the first municipal commissioner of Mumbai. Furthermore, it is home to  the wholesale fruit, vegetable, and  poultry market. In addition, it also includes a pet shop as well as shops that sell imported products such as food, cosmetics, household, and gift items. It was renamed to ‘Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai’.

b. Where is Crawford Market in Mumbai?

This bazaar is located in the southern part of the city in close proximity to the ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus’. It is located exactly opposite to the headquarters of the Mumbai Police.

c. What is Crawford Market famous for?

There are number of items this bazaar is famous for truly worth buying. They are as follows:

  1. Ready-to-stitch clothes.
  2. Dress material.
  3. Chinese toys.
  4. Party products.
  5. Artificial jewelry.
  6. Travel bags.
  7. Fruits and vegetables.
  8. Cake making and decorating equipment.
  9. Electrical light fittings and carpentry fittings.

d. How to reach Crawford Market?

The nearest railway station to this market is the ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus’. In addition, there are number of BEST buses available around this bazaar that connect it to various major areas in the city. For those using vehicles there is a ‘Pay and Park’ service available over here. The cost being: 80-100 Rs/hr and 400 Rs./day.

e. What time does Crawford Market open, and when is it closed?

‘11:00 am to 8:00 pm’ from Monday to Saturday is when this market is open. While, on Sunday most of the shops are closed, and hence visiting it is an exercise in futility.

If you then intend to buy items such as fruits and vegetables that too at wholesale rates then, Crawford Market is a bazaar in Mumbai worth visiting.


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