Chor Bazaar (Hindi/Marathi: चोर बाज़ार), located near Bhendi Bazaar in South Mumbai, is one of the largest flea markets in India. The word Chor means "thief" in Hindi-Urdu. Initially, though , it was called Shor Bazaar; Shor in Hindi meaning Noise. The place was noisy and full of chaos. It still remains so. Chor bazar is Mumbai's famous thieve's Market where tourists rummage for Ming vases and Muranos at throwaway prices. The main avenue is Mutton Street, flanked by rows of little antique shops that sell just about anything at bargain prices, including colonial-era lamps, Art Deco clocks and trinkets of every kind. A store called Mini Market also offers old Bollywood posters for sale. This area can be considered one of the tourist attractions of Mumbai.
This is basically an "organized" flea market, where one has to rummage through junk and hopefully find treasures. The reason it is known as "thieves market", is because it is assumed that goods sold there are stolen. Chor Bazaar is off the beaten path, but everyone knows about it. It is basically a maze of alleys.
The largest flea market opens on every Friday and the days proceedings end only by the evening Muslim... Read More