Diwali, the festival that is celebrated with utmost grandeur throughout the country is almost here! This exciting time of the year comes along with a baggage of all the fun things that we've been waiting to do the entire year. Shopping for Diwali is, therefore, without a doubt one of the most exciting things to do.
New clothes, new lighting, accessories to your home, gift for your loved ones are some of the many things that we buy around the time of Diwali. What's more, shops all across keep major discounts just so we can buy everything we want in bulk for the festive season.
So wait no more and head to these markets in Mumbai, that have the best of everything for this festival of lights.
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Formerly known as Bholeshwar Market, this market is situated in South Mumbai, towards the north of the Mumbai Precinct area. It was the place where the wealthy Ambanis used to live back in the 1960s.
Apart from fruits and vegetables, you can find the best of decorative lights, crafty items, stencils for rangolis and more that will help you make your Diwali colourful and vibrant, be it in your workplace or at home.
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Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandi, which was formerly and popularly known as Crawford Market, is located in South Mumbai, towards the north of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
It is famous for having vegetables, fruits, sweets and dry fruits, making it the perfect place to buy the boxes of sweet you need to distribute to your loved ones. Apart from that, the market also has children's toys, women's clothes, etc.
Irla Market is located in Vile Parle, the suburban part of Mumbai. For every miscellaneous item that you might've missed out on your Diwali shopping, head to the Irla Market. If you're an expert in shopping, haggling with shopkeepers and driving through the Mumbai traffic jam, Irla Market is certainly worth all the effort.
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Hindmata is a cloth market that sells all sorts of traditional wear. It was established by a group of Kutch-based traders almost 60 years ago, which explains the huge collection of wonderful clothes the market sells.
Ideal for diwali shopping, the market consists of elaborate sarees, suits or lehengas or even fabrics of all sorts for you to put it together and make the dress of your choice. Head to the Hindmata Market for affordable shopping this Diwali.
For lamps, lights and lighting of all sorts, right from mesmerising fairy lights to floor lamps that you might need for a production set, Lohar Chawl has it all. Being one of the most underrated markets, shops at Lohar Chawl sell all kinds of beautiful lightings for a reasonable price.
This diwali, experiment by decorating your house or workplace with all sorts of lighting by shopping at the Lohar Chawl, located in South Mumbai.
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After shopping for Diwali, we all need a place to have a sumptuous food binge. For this, you must head to the Matunga Market, the ideal place to be for all the foodies out there. If cooking for Diwali sounds like a taxing job, head to the Matunga Market.
Find Mumbai's delicious street food, sweets, treats and all kinds of delicious and tasty snacks at this market.