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Street shopping in Mumbai made easier.

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The first thing which comes to my mind when I hear about Mumbai is its perpetual traffic, daily hustle bustle, fast lifestyle etc. In a way the title earned by this city as 'The City never sleeps' is so true. It is endless discussing about Mumbai and its lifestyle. But I am here to share some positives of the city too. While there are many good things to share, this blog will help you as a guide for some exciting shopping areas of Mumbai. In case you happen to be in Mumbai, you can plan a visit  any of these shopping places whichever is closer to your destination.

Note: The blog highlights the road side shopping markets which are quite popular and present for many years. For branded products you have to consider visiting the premium malls of the city 

Fashion street: 
This is a huge street for roadside shopping close to Churchgate and opposite to Azad Maidaan. Quite popular among college crowd due to its price. The street is famous for clothes, accessories, bags etc. If you are not very brand conscious look no beyond than Fashion street. However, once you are done with the entire street you may feel little exhausted, so plan you day accordingly.

TIP: Look for any manufacturing defects in case you want to buy. Also don't forget to negotiate

Colaba Causeway:
If you are a shopaholic, this place will make you go crazy. From fashion accessories to junk jewelry to artifacts to clothes you will find everything. This is also a huge street in Colaba thereby making you walk a lot. Don't worry, the place offers some great joints to relax to refuel your energies in case you are tired eg. Leopold Cafe, Mc Donalds etc. This shopping street is quite famous among foreigners. You need to really dig deep to find some great treasures here!

TIP: Colaba Causeway is closer to Gateway of India. So, if shopping at Causeway is on your mind dont forget to visit The Gateway of India. Visiting this place in the evening will be fun. 

Hindmata Market: This market is closer to the Dadar station. Quite famous for ethnic and Indian wear, people crowd here to shop during marriages and festivals. The market will help you buy dress materials, ready made dresses, lehengas, Indo western, Sherwani, designer sarees etc. The prices are also quite reasonable here. Therefore if you don't want to splurge a lot for wedding head straight to Hindmata market. 
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                        TIP: The very famous Siddhivinayak Temple is close to this market. Visit this temple before shopping as after shopping you may get tired and carrying lot of shopping bags will be difficult. 
Linking Road, Bandra:
Bandra is a suburb in Mumbai known for its elite crowd and fashion updates. A lot of Bollywood crowd around has also added to its charm. Linking road is a famous shopping street opposite to national college. You will see a variety of footwear and it may so happen that you will feel like buying a lot of them in one visit. Right from trendy bags, clothes, accessories etc everything is available here at a cheap price.

TIP: Incase the street doesn't excite you don't get upset there are a lot of shops around this street which will get you good stuff.  

Crowford market: 
This market is in South Mumbai and has a very colonial feel and looks very historical. Famous for fresh fruits and vegetables the place is quite crowded. The specialty here is a section which is dedicated to pets.

Mumbai is a dream destination for many who aspire to live in a Metro. It is the commercial hub of India and of course the Bollywood capital too. For an outsider this city may seem tough to live, however its culture, cosmopolitan lifestyle, opportunities, entertainment etc makes it the most aspiring city for many.

Read about Mumbai's tourist places & night life in my upcoming blog. Chiao!


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