Among the various interesting place to visit in Mumbai
is the Chor Bazaar. This place, literally meaning ‘thieves market,’ is a perfect location for buying artifacts and curios at a reasonable price. It is a favorite haunt for bargain hunters and connoisseurs.
According to the local people, this place got the name Chor Bazaar owing to the discovery of an expensive violin that belonged to Queen Victoria of Great Britain, who was on an official visit to India. Another claim for the name’s origin is that people came here to sell some quaint objects, without knowing its value. Either way, this place abounds with smuggled goods and antics.
Chor Bazaar has earned the distinction of being the city’s unofficial lost-n-found warehouse. The main avenue is Mutton Street, flanked by rows of little antique shops. Be it an authentic Victorian furniture or old grandfather clocks, almost everything is put up for sale here. The price mostly depends on the bargaining skills of the customers and the manner in which they convince the street-smart shop keepers. One must however need a sharp eye to distinguish between the authentic and the fake ones.
The nearest railhead is the Grant Road Railway Station.