Its name and looks notwithstanding, Chor Bazaar is quite safe, even for women, at all times of the day (though it is advisable to dress appropriately). That being said, like in almost every crowded place around the world, pickpockets tend to have a field day in Chor Bazaar.
Is it safe to buy from Chor Bazaar?
Chor Bazaar (Mutton Street) Mumbai
Don’t be daunted though, it’s quite safe but do be careful of pickpockets. The shops in Chor Bazaar are open from 11 a.m. until 7.30 p.m., every day except Friday (which is Muslim prayer day). However, the area is still worth a visit on Friday when it comes alive with the Juma Market.
Is Chor Bazaar illegal?
In modern times, Chor Bazaar is said to sell mostly second-hand goods rather than stolen goods. The market is now famous for antique and vintage items.
Chor Bazaar, Mumbai.
Is Chor Bazaar really theft?
Despite the name it popularly goes by, most people believe that Chor Bazaar provides the best bargains and that it has nothing to do with stolen goods. But the Mumbai police shot down this notion while busting a gang that deals in stolen car accessories on Monday.
On which day Chor Bazaar is open?
Timings of Chor Bazaar Mumbai
The market is open from 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM Saturday to Thursday. The market is closed on Fridays (only opens briefly early morning between 4:00 AM and 8:00 AM called Jumma Market).
What should I buy from Chor Bazaar?
Interesting Things to Do/Buy/See at Chor Bazaar
Bronze items, trinkets, and handicrafts: If you are looking for vintage stores that sell Victorian furniture, bronze bells, vintage birdcage, kettles, horns and other bronze figurines, you can find them all near Mutton Street.
What can I buy in Chor Bazaar Delhi?
The biggest thrift shop in the city, Chor Bazaar has everything you might ever think of buying. Books, clothes, shoes, gym equipment, camera, stationery and antiques, you name it, and they have it.
- Books. …
- Clothes. …
- Cameras. …
- Mobile Phone and Accessories. …
- Gym and Sports Equipment. …
- Stationery. …
- Bags and Wallets. …
Why is Chor Bazaar called Chor Bazaar?
The market got called Chor Bazaar by the British who couldn’t pronounce the word correctly. Eventually, stolen goods and vintage items made their way into the market and the name stayed. Another tale about how the market got its name is related to Queen Victoria’s first visit to India.