Colaba Market

Colaba Market, Mumbai: Address, Colaba Market Reviews: 4/5

Colaba Market
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The area
Neighbourhood: Colaba
It’s the tourist central of the city with a liberal dose of rich history, iconic eating and drinking joints and artistic connections that have found prominent mentions in Gregory David Roberts’ Shantaram. Stroll down Colaba Causeway for kitschy street shopping bargains. Take a break at the many laid-back legendary bars & restaurants like Cafe Mondegar or Leopold Café. The vibrant vibe of Colaba is incomplete without the buzz at Mumbai’s most iconic tourist hub, Gateway of India & The Taj Mahal Hotel on the parallel lane. Sprinkled with designer boutiques, quaint cafes with rooftop sea view, the promenade is a popular route to go to Elephanta Caves & Alibaug.

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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India3,961 contributions
Dec 2019
This is one of the markets where tourists get fleeced by the road side vendors. Most of the stuff being sold is first copy, cheap imitation or downright fake. You can buy better stuff at cheaper rate elsewhere in the city or in the government emporiums. You can buy souvenirs, tea, spices and similar stuff from other markets in Mumbai.
Written 30 December 2019
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ZANDVELD
Amsterdam, The Netherlands145 contributions
Oct 2019
We enjoyed just strolling and buying/looking at things. I left most of my money at one of the scarf shops and bought some wonderful spices, teas, and fruit sweets at a spice shop. It was an enjoyable, crazy, noisy, afternoon!
Written 20 October 2019
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P Raju
8 contributions
Oct 2019
Not much of a variety...it's full on trinkets and overcrowded....not as good as the other markets we visited elsewhere....you will need to bargain well and don't buy from the first place...that way you can gauge the prices and get a good bargain.
Written 13 October 2019
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prannnn
Mumbai, India440 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Not sure why everyone calls this a market but realistically, this does not look like a market, it is more like one street filled with lots of shops along the roadway. The best time to visit would be during evening hours especially during weekends, wherein you would be able to get a very good crowd and the streets would be very vibrant full of hustle and bustle. as far as reaching this place is concerned, there are plenty of options and you can always choose - either for public or private transportation. one can hire a cab from the nearest railway station (CST). given the prominence of this place one would not face too many problems reaching this part of the city. for private and own transportation, there will be problems related to parking space as it is a bit difficult to find any space here given the fact that the streets are very narrow and lined up with different vendors. as far as the shopping choice goes, one can get different items ranging from decorative, clothes, food items, flowers and fruits. of course you need to bargain for the some of the items as the vendors would be quoting a very heavy price. in case you feel hungry during your shopping , you can always go for a small bite in any of the local chat shops. they will not have any place to sit but it is still manageable. in case you want to visit a full fledged restaurants, there are plenty of options in this part of the city. Purchasing and payments are usually carried out via cash and mobile payments and rarely you would find anyone accepting cards. in case you want to enjoy a nice shopping extravaganza,during evening or weekends, then this would be one of the places in Mumbai that i would definitely recommend.
Written 24 June 2019
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Traveler
Oslo, Norway964 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Not sure why people wrote so many amazing reviews

It’s one long street full of stalls, like any market across India nothing special just stalls
Written 23 June 2019
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philandcathy
Adelaide, Australia724 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
It’s not a market ad such rather than a vast selection of shops and stalls selling various clothing and jewellery, particularly bangles. You actually don’t find bangles in lots of places in Mumbai so make sure you do purchase them here. I went for the shops to buy bangles for my wife as they were clearly superior in quality which obviously means more expensive. Well more expensive in what you normally pay in India. The selections are vast and the haggling is game on so good luck.
Written 10 February 2019
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BradRymaec
Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel161 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
We went to the market where fresh produce are sold. I think there is a confusion between the Colaba Market (which is were fresh produce is sold) and the Colaba Causeway Market where one can feast (and of course) buy to your heart's content stuff like bangles, sandals, clothes, etc. We were in Causeway last year and I must say we loved it.

The market on the other hand is great too, at least for people who love walking in the market with sidewalk vendors lining the streets. It has a more down-to-earth feel to it, and because I love marketing I enjoyed our visit. There are flower threaders deftly stringing colorful, fresh flowers, a small mill.

The market and Causeway are musts, if you are in Mumbai. Be sure though that you know how to haggle.
Written 17 January 2019
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HelpfulAngel
Atlanta, GA926 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Looking for local shops selling bangles, bracelets, shawls, clothing and many other local products? Colaba Market in Mumbai is the best option! You have to bargain but they have great options and the best deals...if you stay at Taj Colaba you can walk there and get to Colaba Causeway...Or you can ask your taxi driver to leave you at Colaba Market close to leopold Cafè..
Rules are easy: always bargain and offer half of the price requested and then find a price agreement halfway...If you work like this, you'll bring home the most beautiful bracelets, trousers, dresses in town! Warning: it is very crowded though. Watch your wallets and purses for pickpockets.
Written 3 January 2019
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Jeremy F
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
Sep 2018
Colaba market is an interesting assortment of clothing, bags and other items to bring home at the end of your trip to Mumbai. In the middle is the iconic Leopolds restaurant. Always good for a bight and a beer.
Written 4 October 2018
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Gem B
Christchurch, New Zealand352 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Just another market selling the same things at different stalls. Good prices. However the constant harassment from begging rings wears thin after awhile.
Written 2 October 2018
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