Monday, February 19, 2007

Crawford Market

Crawford Market (officially Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Market) is one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. It's a blend of Flemish and Norman architecture. It is named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city. The market is situated opposite the Mumbai Police headquarters, just north of Victoria Terminus (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus now) railway station at a busy intersection.

The market houses a wholesale fruit, vegetable and poultry market. One end of the market is a pet store. Most of the sellers inside the market nowadays sell imported food items. It was the main wholesale market for fruits in Mumbai until March 1996, when the wholesale traders were relocated to Navi Mumbai (New Bombay).
After India's independence, the market was renamed after Maharashtrian social reformer, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule.
Crawford Market also refers to the immediate surrounding areas. Here you can shop till you drop.

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  1. that's a nice place, and seems it's a lively street!

  2. I am enjoying your Mumbai photos, it's almost as good as a real guided tour!

  3. First of all, that is a beatiful building. Nice architecture. Second, pets in the market? I am sure it would be fun to look at them, but what about the health conditions? Here in Istanbul, they are trying to control these sales due to some deseas. Most of the pets are imported on a very unhealthy way. To sad but truth. How is it there? And when you say pets, what are you referring to? In same places they call even Iguanas as pets:)

  4. When I was a small kid I often used to visit the pet's place with my parents, uncles...wanted to buy a puppy...though didnt get to buy a parrot instead...less my parents used to say :D....yeah itz true the conditions in which they keep the animals is not that good....


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