When in Mumbai, don’t miss your chance to go shopping in Crawford Market. Also known to locals as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, Crawford Market Mumbai was completed in 1869 and named after Arthur Crawford, the city’s Municipal Commissioner at that time. The 22,000-sq-meter-wide market was designed by a well-known British architect named William Emerson. It is splendidly designed after the Norman and Flemish architectural styles; one of its unique features is a 15-meter high skylight that lets sunlight in to brighten up the entire market. The market’s stone fountains were designed by no less than Lockwood Kipling, father of the famous writer, Rudyard Kipling. In addition to the cheap produce and fun cultural experience, this colonial market is a popular tourist attraction for its grand architecture that is distinctly European.
What’s inside this famous Mumbai market? Market goers and curious tourists come to Crawford Market to find everything there is to [Read more…]