Mumbai has been known as the ‘Maximum City’ because it brings out the best in everything. People who have visited the city will swear by the experience they have had there, with the light breeze complementing the vivacious personality of its people. Mumbai never ceases to amaze anyone, with its skyline at par with that of New York or Shanghai and its nightlife that has gained popularity for never, ever dying down!
However, one of the biggest and most underrated attractions in Mumbai has to be its street shopping spots. Whether it’s shopping for chunky tribal jewellery or quirky accessories, Mumbai has it all. The shopping spots in Mumbai also is the correct representation of the city’s spirit, with the bustle of the crowd and the bargaining making any Indian feel right at home. Here are a few places where you can experience the shopping frenzy of the Maximum City!
Colaba is generally known for being a historical tourist attraction, with the bay area housing both the Gateway of India and the Prince of Wales Museum. Accompanied by the best Mumbai hotels, Colaba Causeway is also known for its streets that are lined with jewellery and accessories for miles. It also helps that the shops are located right in front of the restaurants, so you can shop and dine almost simultaneously. The causeway is to Mumbai what Sarojini Nagar is to Delhi, and its collection of eccentric earrings or necklaces will always make you come back for more.
Travelling from the Southern-most point right to the heart of the city, where Linking Road aims to satisfy all the shopping needs that one has. Linking Road is always full of people looking for the best bargains on clothes, accessories and anything else that piques their interest. The road is also host to a lot of restaurants and clubs, so you can head in for a drink after a tiresome shopping experience. Linking Road is situated in Bandra, so even if you are staying in at one of the hotels near Mumbai airport or other places nearby, travelling to the area will not be a hassle at all.
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Don’t be fooled by its name, because Chor Bazaar is anything but a thief’s den! Chor Bazaar was originally known as Shor Bazaar because of its noisy surroundings, but it is now the place for buying items that you would not generally get anywhere else. Old cameras, artifacts or currencies can be found here and while these products may not always be well preserved, a piece of acquired history might just be the showpiece your house is craving. Situated in South Mumbai, Chor Bazaar is a mysterious place where you might just end up getting something you never know you needed.