“Built in 1869, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market (Formerly known as Crawford Market when city wal called ‘Bombay’ – in the name of ‘Arthur Crawford’) was named for a social reformer of India called ‘Mahatma Jyotiba Phule’ is located near the Head quarters of Police in Mumbai and was very famous as a wholesale market for Fruits and vegetables. Still you will get stuff cheaper that other markets and varieties of things. There are also pet shops and plastic crockery shops..”
During vacations and Festival times this market is highly crowded and parking near Crawford marked is really hard. This Building is also one of the Oldest of its time since Britishers rule and has a beautiful architecture. Till 1996 its use to the only wholesale market of Mumbai, Then the wholesale market shifted to Navi Mumbai. The place inside is divided into sections for fruits, vegetables, Dry fruits and Nuts shop sold in wholesale rates. At read end of market one can also find imported cheese and chocolate section. Everything from fruits and vegetable to small big party stuff like candles, children caps, snow spray, balloons, sweets, chocolates , biscuits, bakery products, etc is found here. One also gets varieties of imported toys for children. One should always do bargain to get best deals, although items are already at discounted rate here.
Crowford Market Timings
Market is open from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am till 8:00 pm and best timings to visit here is Morning and early evening at about 3:30 – 4:00 pm.
Address – How to reach
Crawford market is Very near to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and can be reached in walking distance, Still if you traveling via Western Railway, Nearest station is ‘Marine Lines’ and Then 5 to 10 minutes distance via Taxi (cab).