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“All sorts of crazy fun in this off the beaten path market place!!”
Review of Chor Bazaar

Chor Bazaar
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Mumbai in Motion: Mumbai Sightseeing Tour by Public Transportation
Ranked #106 of 493 things to do in Mumbai (Bombay)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The “thief’s” bazaar as its called today is most fun I had while in Mumbai. While in the old days this is presumably where the ethically challenged could buy cheap stolen goods, today its more likely that current victims are hapless tourists overpaying for fake antiques.

That said this place is an entire neighborhood and is packed with all kinds of cool, old, used, miscellaneous stuff and as anyone who has spent time buying antiques and/or vintage items would know.. this can be a gold mine of deals!

Spend some time to check this out.. even if you don’t buy anything this neighborhood makes for some great pictures and some friendly chats with the locals. I spent the better part of an afternoon there looking at coins, sitting with some local kids and helping them bang copper wires out of busted transformers to recycle ($10/kg.), looking at old manufacturing equipment etc.

13  Thank techadventurer
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Chor Bazaar is a great place for locals and tourists alike. The streets are just filled with random and incredible items from car parts, teeth, antique matchbox cases, to jewelry! It is a great place to walk around and explore and I'm sure everyone can find an item to take home and treasure! Bargain hard here and you can get what you want!

9  Thank Joe L
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Read more about the wonderful Sunday afternoon spent at Chor Bazaar Mumbai at

http://tiarainwonderland.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/the-sights-and-shor-of-chor-bazaar/

I have also posted pictures in the post so that you can see what to expect. Scroll over the images to know what stores to visit. For more queries feel free to comment on the post and I will revert asap.

6  Thank Tiarainwonderland
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Shopping in Mumbai is a memorable experience as one wanders through its bazaars with charming names like Chor Bazar, Mutton Street and Zaveri Bazar. Chor Bazaar is believed to have the original name Shor Bazaar or the Noisy Market, that aptly described the yelling and shouting of the local traders on Mutton Street while selling their second hand house hold goods.
Today, it is a bustling market selling a range of new and old furniture, antiques, jewellery, wooden articles, leatherwear and other curios. Mutton St in Chor Bazaar specializes in antiques, ingenious reproductions and miscellaneous junk. Crawford market is famous for flowers, fruits, meat and fish.

7  Thank sheibu1234
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

If you're looking for antiques this is the spot! We went to visit out of curiousity. Needless to say we were not looking for any grandfather clocks, old chocolate tins, ornate statues, mini perfume bottles or any such random items - but if ever we were, this is where we'd go! An entertaining walk that should take you no longer than 30 mins at most (if that).

12  Thank YasHKinZ
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