This is a walk through Mumbai's famous Thieves Market – Chor in Hindi means thief.
Chor Bazaar has a whole range of products on offer, from genuine bargains to mass-produced junk. You can find brassware, ceramics, handicrafts, glass lamps, clocks, gramophones, old maps, paintings, dowry chests, coffee tables, rocking chairs, and everything else under the sun. Be prepared to rummage around if you want to buy something!
If you don’t want to shop, this walk can still be fun. Apart from Chor Bazaar, the walk will take us to several places of general interest. You’ll see Gol Deoul, the circular Shiva temple, and gain an understanding of the Shiva cult. You’ll visit the bustling Null Bazaar (fruits, vegetables, meat and fish) and meet the Kolis, the original fishing community of Bombay. You will also get a rare glimpse into the life of the Bohras, a community of minority Shia Muslims. In addition, the tour provides an opportunity to observe authentic Muslim cooking first-hand.
All days of the week, except Fridays. Either in the morning at 11 am, or in the afternoons at 3 pm. Starts at VT. Group sizes vary from 2-6 people. This is a shopping trip, so often the walks last longer. You can leave at any time; we’ll help you find a local taxi.
Costs and Booking:
- INR 750 per person for 7-10 persons
- INR 1000 per person for 5-6 persons
- INR 1500 per person for 3-4 persons
- INR 1750 per person for 2 persons
- INR 3000 for a solo traveller
Knowledgeable guide, personalised walk, illustrated notes and all taxes.
Prior reservation is mandatory. Payment in cash on the day of the tour.