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Chor Bazaar

Mohammed Ali Rd | Pydhonie, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #14 of 111 shopping in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Literally translated, the name Chor Bazaar means The 'Thieves’ Market. Originating as a place where stolen goods were bought and sold, the market now... more »
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Chore Bazaar, what can I say, 20 years ago it was the in place to go for old colonial architecture, English, Dutch and Portuguese furniture from the days of the Moguls. Today, unfortunately, mostly just reproduction or just plain fakes. My last visit was in April to see and old friend and we reminisce about the old days and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Either you will like it or you would just want to get our of this place. Mostly all old car parts for sale. Most of the people there don't speak English. So kinda difficult to bargain of you do see anything you might like. Better Bazaar to visit is null Bazaar which is just a stone through from there on... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This extensive bazaar has everything under the sun but you may have to do some exploring to find it. Lots of odds and ends rather than standard tourist fare and bargaining is part of the experience. You just might find the perfect gift or unique souvenir hiding in the bazaar if you have the time and patience to wander and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Just been there yesterday & how the time flies..Even a full day is not enough to see all shops. If you want a real bargain than visit on friday is a must but do not go there dressed as if your going for a party if not all prices will hit the roof.Whatever you want is available there...just keep a... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Chor Bazaar is infamous for being a thieves market, where stolen goods are sold at a cheap price. However, having visited Chor Bazaar recently, I've learned that many items bought and sold at Chor Bazaar are mainly pre-owned and often what would constitute as junk for most people, which is why it's easy to get a good bargain. The most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a place that you should allow 2-3 hours to wander around. There are different sections of the market. Furniture, old bottles, old taxi meters(!), gramophones, chandeliers, things to hire for film sets, car parts.....to name a few! The owners are keen to show you their shop and the different goods they have on sale. Occasionally, they will take... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a very difficult place to rate or slot. You can either love it or hate it. Therefore, I am going to attempt to state many of the realities of the place, so that those who are put off by them can skip the place. I returned here after a few years. The nature of the place has changed.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Chor Bazaar is fascinating! The most unique aspect to me was the "chop shop" where automobiles of all conditions are dismantled for parts. The area also has its own flavor, more Muslim than many other market areas. I found a shop selling various religious statues and icons, and was amazed at the bargain prices of beautiful pieces, many of which... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Bargaining is an art acquired by the people of Mumbai and to learn the trick of this trade a visit to Chor Bazaar is a must. Located in the heart of the city, the area sells anything and everything under the sun. From paints to selling or renting out luxury furniture, or pre-owned treadmills, Chor Bazaar has it all! For... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I went to the furniture street within Chor Bazaar, officially listed as Mutton Street. Firstly, to get there don't even think beyond either public transport or a motorbike if you can ride on. Park away from the auto-spare street to ensure your price doesn't get stripped for parts by the time you're done (kidding). It's a fantastic walk up and... More

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