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Crawford Market Mumbai

Location: North of Victoria Terminus in South Mumbai
How to Reach: Board a local or get an auto or taxi to the Victoria Terminus
Specialty: Wholesale fruit, vegetable and poultry market
Best Time to Visit: Early on in the day

Crawford Market MumbaiMumbai/Bombay offers an exciting shopping experience for all those who love to splurge. Among the most vibrant markets in the city that jostles with life and enthusiasm, is Crawford market situated on the North of Victoria terminus in South Mumbai. Crawford market is famous for its wholesale fruits, fresh vegetables and poultry market.

Built in 1871, Crawford market is also known as Jyotiba Phule Market and more than just a wholesale market dealing with food items. You can marvel the grand architecture of this covered market that has a striking colonial imprint to it. The market is nestled between the British fort and the local town. Depicting a fusion of both Flemish and Norman architecture, Crawford market has a bas relief portraying Indian peasants in wheat field just above the main entrance.

With an aura of Victorian London, Crawford market owes its name to Arthur Crawford, Bombay's first Municipal Commissioner. The market exhibits mountains of fruit and fresh vegetables that are sold here at wholesale rates, you can also get fresh meat at the poultry section nearing to the Crawford market. There are certain stalls that sell smuggled cheese and chocolate. The market is in the center of a whole network of lanes where you can pick up almost anything.