Shining signboards, polite salesmen, well done interiors and almost-perfect experience. Yes, malls are everywhere. But don’t you find the mall experience monotonous and boring? Do you still feel like going there every weekend? What about that old world shopping charm? What about shops that say ‘Fixed Price’ and you are a fool if you don’t bargain? Salesmen who flatter you nonstop? Running with several bags from street to street? Every shopkeeper calling you to check their unique products? It’s so much more fun. Isn’t it? As a woman, I enjoy this shopping far more than boring mall shopping.
One such place for all kinds of women clothing in Mumbai is Gandhi Market, Near King’s Circle Local Train Station, Sion (Map and Directions). Traditional punjabi and muslim suits, sarees, night-suits, fake jewelry, stoles etc etc. Gandhi market, that calls itself the biggest such market in Asia not only offers an old-world market charm but also a crazy variety to choose from at some really good prices.
Check out some pictures from my visit on a saturday evening to Gandhi market.
BTW, if you are planning to visit Gandhi Market, remember it’s closed on Mondays.