To the ordinary traveler, the Colaba Causeway is a long stretch of roadside stalls that sell jewellery, clothes, handicrafts, fake antiques, fashion accessories, etc.
To the fervent shopaholic on a shoestring budget, this “pavement hosted bargain riot” is Shopping Fiesta.
Not too much space to move around, considering that the narrow footpath is pretty packed with tourists from all parts of the globe. Simply follow the human chain (or don’t, you’ll be pushed along anyways) and head out on the main road every now and then to catch a breath.
While most of the stalls here sell pretty much the same stuff, take a look around and you’ll be able to spot something different every now and then. From hand embroidered bags to all sorts of scarves and trinkets, you’re in the midst of festivity – so simply enjoy.
It might eventually take you about an hr to and hr and a half to just look round.
Ironically on the other side of the same pavement you’ll find branded stores with much respected labels. You could pack a few if the street is not your store type (but that would just kill the fun, honest!).
Oh yes! Make sure you bring enough cash along as the stalls don’t take card payments (you didn’t expect them to?) and the ATMs are at the start of the causeway and you could run out of cash pretty soon considering the trendy deals that you could bag here.
If you’re tired of all the trailing around stop at any of the Continental eateries for a scrumptious bite. You have Café Mondegar, Café Leopold’s, Churchilll’s, Wichlatte, Theobroma’s … and good ole McDonald’s.
There are three things I love about the Colaba Causeway Market: the cultural Potpourri with people of all origin scrambling along, the colourful ambience of the stalls and the absolutely unique pitches made by the stall sellers – “Special Price only for you”!
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