Sassoon Dock
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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 &amp; 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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Radek
291 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
A 5-min ride from the Gateway of India. Best is to go there on a Sunday morning, when the traffic is much lighter than throughout a working week. Picturesque, colorful... and smelly! All possible kinds of fish and other sea creatures, women and kids sorting shrimps, porters carrying goods and birds hunting for their potion of fish remnants.
Be careful while taking pictures and always ask for permission - otherwise your phone/camera may land in the water...
Written 27 November 2023
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sunil Kumar
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Friends
People who come southern mumbai
Should visit thise place big sea food auction
and so historical.highly recommend
Sunil
Written 23 March 2023
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xmassss
Pune, India349 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Scenic and colorful. We have discovered the myriad activities and businesses, and the people who make it the dynamic and vibrant space. Besides it is a place for an extraordinary exhibition space for street art. Highly recommended
Written 26 February 2023
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luvships
kansas5 contributions
Sep 2022
Wonderful tour to Sasson Dock for fish auction and Dadar Floral market. Great way to see the hidden gems of Mumbai that most tourists miss. My Guide & Driver spoke good English, very professional, and helpful.
Written 22 September 2022
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igolfCA
Williamsburg, VA1,688 contributions
Mar 2020
We went here about noon, so all the action of the morning was over. Our guide explained what went on and how the whole process was handled. It was interesting. We could see all the boats anchored and waiting for the next day. The fish were gone, but the smell wasn’t! Be prepared to not breathe deeply!
Written 3 April 2020
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markb120
Karnei Shomron, Palestinian Territories1,833 contributions
Feb 2020
I recommend you to visit this place and to be impressed by the views, colors, and smells.
The place also has a historical value.
Written 27 February 2020
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kamal0309
Mumbai, India100 contributions
Jan 2020
This is one place worth going early morning to see the fisherfolk for bringing their catch to sell in Wholesale. One can see a little lobster to fish almost the size of Dolphin.
Written 22 February 2020
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Beni S
5 contributions
Nov 2019
But early in the morning it's very unusual .
It's nice to see the fisherman unloading the catch and the crows fighting over the remains.
Should be careful from muddy holes in the sideways that has fish remains at the bottom. If you wear sandals you should consider every step. The smell will not be removed.
Written 23 December 2019
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shaswati
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Nov 2019
It is the best fish market I have ever seen in Five decades and more of living in Mumbai. We reached there before dawn that is around five-thirty in the morning.The Sasson dock was buzzing with activity. Fishermen were unloading their fresh catch into the markets. Anyone can visit this market but one has to wear shorts and a T-shirt, flipflops, carry a bag in case you wish to shop. You would get a push from the fisherwomen who are generally oblivious of people around them.Go ahead and try
Written 12 December 2019
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Elthamboy
Eltham, Australia86 contributions
Oct 2019
If you want to see Mumbai in the raw then I would recommend a visit to Sassoon Dock. The noise, colour, smell of this fish market is an experience I'll never forget. I didnt see another non-Indian the whole morning I was there which made the experience even better. I went to the end of the pier where the boats enter & exit the unloading docks, I was amazed at what I saw - fishing trawlers ramming into one another to get through the small laneway to unload their catch.

BE WARY OF YOUR SHOES. On the morning I went to the docks there had been a bit of light rain creating puddles everywhere, the puddles were full of fish guts, blood, and bones. My shoes ended up soaked in all this so I ended up having to throw them out due to the smell.
Written 9 November 2019
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