Crawford Market – Mumbai’s Largest Market [Photo Tour]

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Just north of Mumbai’s Victoria Terminus train station sits the city’s largest municipal market – Crawford Market.

Situated in a grand old Victorian building constructed in 1868, the market houses everything from fruits and vegetables to perfume and pets.

Inscription near one of the arches of Crawford Market.Inscription near one of the arches of Crawford Market.
Inscription near one of the arches of Crawford Market.13-Dec-2012 13:21
 

The city of Mumbai is a curious mix of old and new, including many gothic inspired architecture left by the British. Much of it near the market is in a state of hopeless decay.

Many old Victorian buildings in Mumbai have fallen into disrepair.Many old Victorian buildings in Mumbai have fallen into disrepair.
Many old Victorian buildings in Mumbai have fallen into disrepair.13-Dec-2012 11:49
 

Inside, a labyrinth of narrow aisles snake around the building’s interior and exterior.

Inside Mumbai's Crawford Market.Inside Mumbai's Crawford Market.
Inside Mumbai's Crawford Market.13-Dec-2012 11:53
 

I peaked into the cages of birds and puppies. Supposedly wild and exotic creatures are also for sale.

Birds and other pets for sale.Birds and other pets for sale.
Birds and other pets for sale.13-Dec-2012 11:54
 

Kittens didn’t seem to be for sale. Instead, a few were found wandering around the food section – perhaps keeping the rodent population at bay.

A kitten roaming the market.A kitten roaming the market.
A kitten roaming the market.13-Dec-2012 11:56
 

I was in Mumbai around Christmas time and was surprised to find holiday cards, wreaths, and fake Christmas trees for sale. I picked up a few cards to send home.

Plastic Christmas trees at Crawford Market.Plastic Christmas trees at Crawford Market.
Plastic Christmas trees at Crawford Market.13-Dec-2012 12:49
 

It was also a great place to pick up gifts to send home, such as spices.

Light streaming in through one of Crawford Market's gothic arches.Light streaming in through one of Crawford Market's gothic arches.
Light streaming in through one of Crawford Market's gothic arches.13-Dec-2012 12:05
 

It seems you can find anything here.

Fruit sellers.Fruit sellers.
Fruit sellers.13-Dec-2012 11:55
 

After wandering around for a while, I found the exit and moved on.

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