Mumbai Chor Bazaar Tour - Let's Visit Mumbai's Chor Bazaar
Mumbai's largest flea market or Chor Bazaar is located in Bendi Bazaar. Stolen Cars, scooter parts, antiques, bollywood posters, second hand shoes are sold in Chor Bazaar Mumbai.
Say - "If you loose anything in Mumbai, you can buy it
back from the Chor Bazaar" . Chor bazaar is located in South Mumbai, near Bhendi Bazaar and
is one of the largest flea markets in India.
The word "Chor" means a Thief in hindi. You can buy antiques, hardware tools, wooden cravings, silver coins, vintage stamps, brass statues etc.
Mumbai Chor Bazaar Automobile, Car, Scooter Market, Chop Shops
Chor Bazaar can be divided into many small sub markets. As you enter the chor bazaar you will first pass through the automobile section of the thieves market. In the automobile section you will see various old scooters, bikes and cars being brought in and chopped down into small pieces and their spare parts are collected and sold to other small traders and shops in the market. It takes only a few minutes to chop down a second hand or a stolen car by four people in this market. Various car and scooter parts like engines, car doors, bike mud guards, scooter tyres, car tyres, metal frames are collected and sold to other shops. These spare parts, brakes, horns, engines are then sold to people wanting to buy them at throw away prices.From this junk yard you could rescue broken down car parts and build your own car. This is a paradise for automobile industry and automobile makers who want to create their machines from scratch.
Chor Bazaar Mumbai's Antique Market
If you love those rare antiques found in vintage stores, those bronze statues and old ancient coins. Vintage camera's, old type witers, Grandfather clocks, wooden, brass buddha statues, the antique section on mutton street of Chor Bazaar is the place to be. You as a tourist or expat would have to be at your bargaining best in order to buy out these rare and at times valuable antiques at the price of peanuts. This antique market also supplies antiques and old furnitures to many bollywood movie production houses for their bollywood shootings on rent.
Secret Night Market For Stolen Shoes
This is the mother of all stolen goods. There is a Lane called Dedh Gully near Kamathipura and Chor Bazar in Mumbai, where every Friday, between 4:00 am and 8:00 am, stolen branded shoes like NIKE, REEBOK, ADIDAS, ALDO and many other international brands are sold at prices which you would not imagine are sold. Many shoe stealing gangs are now a days are stealing shoes from many housing societies, high profile actors and rich people. Such shoes which would cost Rs 15,000 are sold at cheap prices like Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000. Every friday, there are at least 80 to 90 shops operate here between 4:00 am and 8:00 am. These shop owners are supplied shoes by people who steal shoes, or people who want to sell second hand shoes or people who have some arrangement with some factory outlet insider to sell of shoes without their factory knowing. Shady market thronged by thousands of people ever friday. If you are a westerner, please do not visit this market alone.
Bollywood Movie Posters
Mumbai is very famous for Bollywood movies and is the mecca of movie industry in India. Bollywood movies used to have those beautiful colourful hand painted and hand made movie cinema posters which would be pasted all over mumbai, before the release of any bollywood movie. Now a days these hand made posters can only be found in Mumbai's Chor Bazaar. There are many old antique posters of various bollywood movies
Muslim Neighbourhood Of Chor Bazaar
Chor Bazaar is located near Bhendi Bazaar, which is a Mulsim neighbourhood. There is a special bazaar in the thieves market which takes place every friday, which is a day when car chop shops and scooter and automobile related spare parts, engines market is shut and clothes, household items, shoes are sold at cheap throw away prices. One also gets to understand and see the muslim way of life in this neighbourhood where 90% people are Muslims. The Chor Bazaar also has a few mosques in the market.The famous Bohri Masjid is also located in Chor Bazaar.
Mumbai Chor Bazaar Information
Mumbai Chor Bazaar Address
Mutton Street, Kumbhar Wada, Mumbai 400033, Maharashtra, India
Chor Bazaar Timings
No Fixed Timings, Open 24 Hours
How to reach Chor Bazaar Mumbai
Car - 7 mins, Walking 20 mins
Google Maps - Grant Road Station Bridge To Chor Bazaar Via Maulana Shakaut Ali Road
Prices of our private guided mumbai tours, depend upon the number of people in your family or friends, Prices will be emailed to you as soon as we recieve your inquiry. Payment is to be made at the end of the tour.
Tour Cost Includes
A highly skilled driver experienced to drive safely and calmly in the chaotic city and a highly knowledgible english speaking professional tour guide who knows the city like the back of his hand.
Beware of tour companies, who will charge you for a mumbai city tour with a tour guide and ask their driver to double up as a tour guide.
We use yellow number plated tourist vehicles, avoid travelling in private white number plated vehicles as they do not cover your insurance cost.
We use spacious cars like Toyota Etios(one to two passengers) and Toyota Innova (three to four travelers) and not small tiny cars.
We will use a spacious Airconditioned Mini Bus if you are a group of friends or a huge family (8 - 12 pax)
Pick Up and Drop Back & Meeting Locations
We can provide a free pick up and drop back from your hotels, appartments, hostels as long as they are located in South Mumbai. We also have some meeting locations exactly 2 minutes away from Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Trident Hotel, Oberoi Hotel, Green Gate of Cruise Ship Terminal.
If you want a pick up and drop back from a North Mumbai hotel, appartment, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Domestic Airport, there will be a small additional charge which will be conveyed to you when we respond to your tour inquiry. Area after Bandra, near the airport, suburbs are considered as North Mumbai.
Mumbai Travel Advice
If you have not yet booked any hotel or accomodation, we would advice you to book one in South Mumbai.
Most of the tourist sites are located in South Bombay, including monuments, clubs, bars, museums, gardens, markets, colaba, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, art galleries and green gate of India Gandhi Docks or the Cruise Ship Terminal are all located in South Bombay.
Instead of booking a private ac car for airport transfers, we advice you to take an airport taxi from domestic or international airport to reach your hotel in South Bombay. It would cost only Rs 800 to Rs 1000 or USD 10 to USD 15 for an air conditioned taxi. You will thank us for saving your money and our travel advice.