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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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Beaware of Pick Pockets

The area is full of crowded streets and crumbling buildings, and can be a little overwhelming. Don't be daunted though, it's quite safe but do be careful of pickpockets.The area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Balvinder S
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The area is full of crowded streets and crumbling buildings, and can be a little overwhelming. Don't be daunted though, it's quite safe but do be careful of pickpockets.The area is still worth a visit on Friday when it comes alive with the Juma Market. This is the real thieves market. From sunrise on Friday morning, vendors cram the lanes... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

The food is good but watch your bill. Attempted to overcharge us by 2000 hkd. An honest mistake, I don't think so

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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270 reviews 270 reviews
78 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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135 attraction reviews
431 helpful votes 431 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
71 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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