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Address: Mohammed Ali Rd | Pydhonie, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Visit Chor Bazaar like an insider
$20*
and up

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Quick visit to chor Bazaar

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
Mustafa A
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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252 reviews 252 reviews
73 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Used to go as a kid three decades ago with my dad and buy China vases , chandelier spare orbs/crystals etc and it was a great memory. Took a German friend in November so he could experience a slice of ' OLD BOMBAY' but it was a waste of time and very disappointing...tons of junk for sale, the old shops... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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393 reviews 393 reviews
133 attraction reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I am somebody who like browsing around markets and Chor does take some serious growing as its enormous. You can easily walk away thinking that it's about car parts or some such, as you have not really wandered very far. I suspect that we only really saw a small part, but we did end up with a nice brass "antique".... More 

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Pune, India
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We spent 3 hours here looking for carved idols in stone which a friend in Pune wanted but found almost nothing worthwhile and realized that the place is basking in past glory. Lots of really rubbishy items for sale makes finding a worthwhile purchase a lottery.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
66 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went with my mother to buy a few replacement pieces for our chandelier to a chrystal shop at Chor Bazaar last October. We found what we were looking for and it was not too expensive after my mum drove a hard bargain. Once upon a time, this was a place where you could buy really valuable antiques for a... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
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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