Top 7 Markets For Diwali Shopping In Mumbai
Everyone’s in a rush to get the Diwali decorations done. Whether you’re looking to buy Diwali lights, floral torans, rangoli colors, firecrackers, diyas, clothes or lanterns, we’ve got you covered. These Diwali markets in Mumbai will have everything you need to get your Diwali preparations sorted in advance.
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Even if you’ve missed out on a few things and want to do some last minute shopping, you can be sure you’ll find the best picks for Diwali at these markets. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that like all other street markets in Mumbai, at these ones too, you’ll need to bargain a lot to get a fair price.
1. Crawford Market
Crawford Market or Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market doesn’t just specialize in a particular product. Everything, from Chinese toys to dining sets, lamps, household items, and cosmetics, is available there. This 150-year old market is located very close to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), so it is easily accessible. There are a lot of narrow lanes in the market, so you may have a tough time figuring out how to get out of there.
Where: Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
2. Bhuleshwar Market
Bhuleshwar Market and Mangaldas Market, which are located next to each other, are great for any kind of festive shopping. During Navratri, you’ll find quirky and traditional jewelry and festive wear at these markets for throwaway prices. In addition to that, during Diwali, you’ll also find stencils for rangoli, decoration trinkets, and other crafty items.
Where: Bhuleshwar Road, Marine Lines East, Panjarpole, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002
3. Hindmata Market
Hindmata Market is a great option for those who are specifically looking for traditional Indian wear this Diwali. From beautiful designer sarees to lehengas and sherwanis, every kind of traditional dress is available here at dirt cheap prices. It’s a wholesale as well as a retail market that will reward you based on your bargaining skills.
Where: Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Dadar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014
4. Dadar Flower Market
Dadar Flower Market is the biggest and the oldest flower market in the city. From fresh marigolds to exotic roses and orchids, you’ll find everything here. This market is a treat for all your senses: the market is engulfed by the vivid colors of the flowers, while their scent fills up the air.
Florists and wholesale dealers set up their shops as early as 3.30 am and stay up till 5 pm, but if you want to witness the market at its best, go as early as possible. You’ll be able to avoid the crowd that throngs the place later on.
Where:302, Senapati Bapat Marg, Dadar West
5. Heera Panna Shopping Centre
Heera Panna Shopping Center in Haji Ali is known to be a shopper’s paradise. From beautiful watches to fancy footwear and the latest gadgets, you can find everything there. It’s famous for its replicas of branded items. From Gucci bags to Diesel watches, you’ll first copies of it all at very cheap rates there.
Where: Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Opposite Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
6. Lohar Chawl
For colorful bulbs, elaborate Diwali lights and fixtures, Lohar Chawl is the place to go. This market is known for offering the cheapest rates when it comes to Diwali lights. That is because it is a wholesale market. If you think the shopkeepers are quoting a high price, chances are that they are trying to juice out some more profit. You’ll need strong bargaining skills here.
Where: Kalbadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra
7. Zaveri Bazaar
All that glitters is indeed gold at Mumbai’s popular Zaveri Bazaar! That’s because almost 65% of all gold trading in India originates from Zaveri Bazaar! Its narrow lanes are lined with showrooms of upscale jewelry stores like Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ),
Dwarkadas Chandumal, Dhirajlal Bhimji Zaveri, UTZ and others. Though this market is always crowded, it’s worth going there if you are looking to buy beautiful gold ornaments this Diwali.
Where: Kalbadevi, Maharashtra
You can also check out our articles on sweets and dry fruits so you can get the best of them at home this Diwali. Which other markets or shops do you recommend for Diwali shopping in Mumbai? Please share your suggestions in the comments section below.
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