Shopping in Mumbai will be
a memorable experience as you wander through its Bazar with striking names
like Chor Bazar, Mutton Street and Zaveri Bazar. At Chor Bazar youíll find
a phenomenal collection of antiques, jewellery, wooden articles, leatherware
and general bric-a-brac.
Crawford market, famous for
flowers, fruits, meat and fish, is certainly a place worth capturing on your
camera. Zaveri Bazar offers an excellent range of jewellery items. For
colourful and innovative carpets one should head for Mereweather Road behind
the Taj Mahal Hotel. Here the range is extensive, exclusive and the prices
slightly higher. To be on the safer side, one could, however, check at the
Jammu and Kashmir Emporium first. Several state emporia in the World Trade
Centre, at Cuffe Parade are an ideal to buy a souvenir, a rare artefact or
textiles. The Central Cottage Industries Emporium (Apollo Bunder) and Khadi
Village Industries Emporium (D.N. Road) with their fixed price tags, are
genuine and of superb quality.
Colaba and Flora Fountain (Hutatama
Chowk) in the heart of South Mumbai and walking distance from Bombay VT and
Churchgate Railway stations are full of shopping of all kinds, mainy ethich
artifacts and departmental stores.
Walk into Fashion Street
and shop for your new summer wardrobe. This street is close to the famous
Metro Cinema and Dhobi Talao.
For those who look for the
glamorous the ideal place to shell out some money would be Kemps Corner,
Warden Road, Breach Candy and Napean Sea Road.
Bandra, the so called Queen
of Suburbs is the residential abode of the whoís who of
stars, industrialists and the likes. Linking Road joins Bandra to Khar and
is lined up on both sides with showrooms for the elite. But the striking
contrast here is the pavement selling which adds to the thrill while you
walk out of a posh showrooms.
The famous essence ad
perfume industry in India had its prime ingredient called
Itar. Although the
Itar is now only concentrated towards Kanauj in U.P., right here in Mumbai
you could get a sample of it the way it used to be. Tes, walk into the
famous Mohammed Ali Road and shop to your heartís content for
embroidery and Zari work besides artifacts and souvenirs.
So go ahead, shop to your
heartís delight and take home an exquisite, piece made in
India , just for you.