1. Hindmata Market
A favourite haunt of the middle-class Mumbaikar, this market stashes all kinds of household goods, textiles and bric-a-brac. The secret of its popularity are the affordable prices - a rarity in this city. Beware though, it's congested. Gather some grit and head out...and watch your purse.
Parel Mumbai, MH 400 013
Neighborhood: Town, Lower Parel
No visit to Mumbai is complete without an excursion to the bazaars of Kalbadevi. It was known as The Native Town in British times. It is here that you can buy anything from jewelry (Zaveri Bazaar), dress material (Mangaldas Market), household goods (Bhuleshwar Road), stationery (Abdul Rahman Street), or electrical items (Lohar Chowk). Jama Masjid and Mumbadevi Temple are also nearby.
Mumbai 400 009
1. Phillips Antiques
This is a 140 year-old, quaint store for old curious and collectibles. As you enter, you are surrounded by beautiful objects, elegant furniture, watercolours and sepia-tinted photographs, and glass baubles of every hue and size. This store continues to cater to varied tastes are is reasonably priced. There is a fascinating collection of Silver, Asian, and European porcelain and pottery, engravings, photographs, and postcards. Victorian coloured gallses, wooden writing boxes, jewelry, perfume bottles, wine glsses...it has it all.
Indian Merchantile Mnsn, Opposite Regal Cinema
Colaba Mumbai, MH 400 001
Neighborhood: Town, Churchgate
+91 22 2202 0564
1. Goa flea market
The Anjuna Beach is known for its flea market in Goa. A shoppers delight, the pale golden sand of Anjuna beach sees itself being decorated by colourful shops offering you just about everything…right from cameras to swimming gears to bikes to ethnic Indian handicrafts. If you can bargain well, then this place can get you some splendid stuff at throw away prices.
If you would want to shop at other such Goan flea markets, then you can check out the Friday market at Mapusa, a commercial hub in Goa. In this small town of Goa, you will be able to shop for liquor brews like feni and urak, Goan sausages, cashews, meat and farm produce, native jute, leather, and ceramic ware.
The Anjuna Flea Market first started in 1972 with genuine foreign goods.
Today we find there mostly 'lamani' stalls.
The Flea Market is open from october until may.
The market is situated at the beach front of San Miguel Vaddo, Anjuna.
There are about 150 stalls of Goan's and 150 stalls of Westerns.
Including Kashmiris, Gujaratis, Tibetians and Lamanis, all in all there are
about 3700 registered stalls.
Janpath, literally the road of the people, was called the Queesway of the British New Delhi until it got its more down-to-earth name. It runs from north to south connecting Connaught Place to the south end of Lodhi Garden. The colourful market of Janpath is a haven for budget travellers and for those preferring the hippie look. There are numerous silver and inexpensive jewellery stores and they are not only popular with the foreign visitors but also the local crowd. Hundreds of shops have been set on the side of the pavements, selling exotic ensembles and Indian artifacts and carpets. You must haggle on prices; it is a very fruitful tradition at Janpath. There are also many small cafes and restaurants strewn all over the area.
Parking can be a problem. It is advisable to take a cab here.
Connaught Place New Delhi, DL 110001
Neighborhood: Central Delhi
2. Dariba Kalan
Delhi's ancient silver market in Shahjahanabad is definitely worth a visit. You'll not only find jewelry but an amazing range of old silver artifacts, hookah bases, platters, water jugs and so on. Each piece is weighed and priced on the official buillion rates for the day but some amount of bargaining is permitted on the making charge.
Chandni Chowk New Delhi, DL 110006
Neighborhood: Old Delhi