Timings : 11:00 AM to 07:30 PM IST (Closed on Fridays)
Time Required : 3- 4 Hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Chor Bazaar is one of the largest markets and one of the famous attractions in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Also known as the biggest flea market in the country, Chor Bazaar has a legend associated with it. People say if one loses anything in the city, they can buy it back at this Bazaar. The sellers mostly deal second-hand goods, but yes, there would be some items that have been stolen. It is a bustling marketplace with shops and kiosks installed very close to one another on narrow lanes.
The Chor Bazaar in Mumbai is believed to be a 150-year-old souk in the city. Some say, back in the time, during the British rule, this market was called, 'Shor Bazaar' which means a noisy market because every day, the vendors would put up their kiosks and call out customers as loud as possible to make sales. Another tale states that Queen Victoria’s belongings were stolen and found at the market once. Getting around Mumbai could require some amount of patience and exploring the Chor Bazaar, a lot of awareness and vigilance, but once there, it is a different world in itself. A shopper’s paradise, so to speak. This is the right places for those wanting to go shopping on a small budget and do not care much about the place it was bought from.