“We already read about famous shopping markets and how Diwali is celebrated in Mumbai with some visuals via videos, and now its time to list some best shopping places to do Diwali special shopping. Their might be more to the list to be added among these places, But i am just trying to help those who are new or unknown and are looking out for places to purchase Diwali related articles like Clothing (Saree & Dresses), Lighting and Lantern (Kandil and Torans etc), Gift items, Crackers. Also listed some special shops to purchase sweets, Rangoli Material, Decoration stuff, Things for Chopda Puja and more in Mumbai..”
Best Diwali Shopping Places
Electrical like Lighting and Lantern (Kandil, Toran etc) : Lohar chawl is the best market place in South Mumbai to get varieties of decorative and stylish lighting that will enlighten your home this Diwali.
Kandils (Lantern) and those Chinese series of mini LED bulbs called ‘Toran’ in Hindi. Lohar Chawl is a small market with multiple connecting lanes located very near opposite Crawford market at (Marine Lines). It has many small and big electronic shops that sells major varieties of electrical and electronic products at wholesale / reasonable price for all season. Festivals like Diwali being one of the special for lightings, Observes more footfalls at this place just prior 15 to 20 days. Bargain is possible at most of the shops, But not like those done at street shopping locations like fashion street and linking road.
Another place to list for Diwali shopping is Dadar west market near stations famous Kabutar khana area. As this is major a street market and few electronic shops too, One can find good deals on lighting products like LED Series (Toran). This is also an excellent place for fresh flowers sold in Kilogram price. See Dadar flower market video for same.
For every Hindu festival like Navratri and Diwali, Bhuleshwar market place in South Mumbai should also be consider worth visiting as many Miscellaneous products related to Diwali which are required for all 5 to 7 days will be available at one place here.
Diwali Sweets Special : If you are one who likes the Gujarati & Jain special sweet called ‘Mohan Thal’, than many Jain derasars (temples) around Mumbai are best to get that sweet dish from. Famous brands packed mithai (Sweets) are centrally available at major markets like Crawford Market.
Famous Mumbai Suburban like Malad has MM Mithaiwala opposite railway station, Aadharsh Sweets in south Mumbai, Panshikar at Dadar and many more around Mumbai’s Food and Grocery giants like Hypercity, Big Bazaar, DMart and more.
Diwali Gift Items : If you want a hassle free shopping place to get your Diwali gifts for your near and dears or may be also for Corporate gifting, Just head towards famous Mega Stores & Super Markets like Big Bazaar, Hyper City (Malad Goregaon Link Road), DMart for best Shopping experience at very reasonable prices.
Purchase a single gift item or in bulk, It will sure be at best price with facilities like gift packing etc. Be it Sweets, Chocolates, Dry Fruits or anything else, these places are best festival shopping places in city. By the way, if you ask me what should we gift during Diwali ? then my answer will be Chocolates or Dry Fruit Boxes, as very few packed sweets like Haldiram’s are ideal as quality and freshness matters much.
Sweets are not bad for gifting but as one knows when their is a sudden huge demand for these 10 days, the quality may be compromised in milk and related products like sugar etc used in making sweets. Dry Fruits and Chocolates are liked by many and they do prefer such packs as sweet is very common and is received in bulk during Diwali seasons by neighbours and relatives. If sweets like Kaju katli or such is what you don’t want to compromise on with quality, Better head to famous or your known shops, taste the sample and then only get it packed.
Crackers : It is in fact a huge waste of money with equally addition on air and sound pollution, Still if kids still wants to have fun of Crackers head to South Mumbai’s famous Mohammed Ali Road, which is also a wholesale cracker market in Mumbai.
But that’s useful for those who do not travel by Local trains as travelling with any kind of explosives in local train is punishable. Although with no options left, Many do take risk and get a bag or so full of crackers and travel by local train for personal use or majorly business. It is preferred to smoke the hard earned money by paying little more and purchasing from the local cracker stalls in your location.
IMPORTANT !! Hey, I am one of you Mumbaikar, Truly Indian and i request you to boycott Chinese Crackers and other Goods.
Diwali Decorative : For electrical like lightings, Colourful led bulb series, candils etc head towards Lohar Chawl Electrical Market in South Mumbai. For other stuff like Diyas, Stickers, Colors for Rangoli and more locations like Crawford Market, Sheikh Memon street exactly opposite Crawford market, Bhuleshwar Market, Malad Natraj Market, Borivali S V Road near Station in Suburban stations are best places.
Decoration Materials etc : Not just lights, Diwali is also a festival of colours and many of Hindu homes like Gujarati and Marathi draw small and big colourful Rangoli. It is a beautiful art form drawn with hand or ready products and filled with multiple colours.
Usually one can find such beautiful Rangoli art at door steps or society entrance area. Rangoli Materials like Colours, Those ready plastic products used to draw Rangoli, Other stuff like stickers and other decoration things, Diyas and beautiful Lanterns etc used at most homes in Mumbai can be purchase at famous places like Dadar, Crawford Market, Bhuleshwar, Malad Natraj Market Location and Old Municipal Market, Borivali West Near station.
Shopping Those Special Festival Clothings : To keep it short, best places for Diwali clothing in Mumbai Suburban is at Malad’s famous Natraj Market and near by Mega Saree and Dress Showrooms. More clothings market places are at Dadar (East & West), Bhuleshwar and Kalbadevi area in south Mumbai location for Saree and dresses.
Chopda Poojan (Puja) Material : Head to Princess street (Marine Lines) which is the most preferred and ideal place for all type of Chopda Puja Materials and also for other book, paper and related products. Most of the retailers purchase in bulk from this location and sell it at their local retail shops. (Gujarati, Jain and Marwari community) people do Chopra Puja (Laxmi Puja) on the day of Diwali Laxmi Pooja in authentic Hindu ritual ways.