Crawford Market – shopping hub of south Mumbai
One of the busiest markets in South Mumbai, the Crawford Market houses a large number of shops selling household items, gift articles, cosmetics, food items and many more. Before the wholesale traders in the market were relocated to Navi Mumbai (New Bombay) in 1996, this was the main wholesale market for fruits in the whole of Mumbai, Maharashtra state of India. The design of this market is a blend of Norman and Gothic style of architecture.
The imposing building that houses the market was donated to the city by Cowasji Jehangir, a prominent member of the Parsi community, who was also the founder of the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai. This market is named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of Bombay.