My trip to India: Bombay Markets Part 2

Nik Sharma

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Mumbai Victoria Terminus CST | A Brown Table

Today’s post is all about photos from South Bombay, it’s full of beautiful architecture and magnificent structures that remind you of an era gone by. Several of these buildings were built by the British before India gained independence. One of my favorite buildings in Bombay is the Queen Victoria Terminus (also known as Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus) that was built somewhere around 1887. It’s tall with pointy towers and around 3 million people pass through this station every day! 

Mumbai Victoria Terminus CST | A Brown Table
Mumbai Victoria Terminus CST | A Brown Table
Mumbai Victoria Terminus CST | A Brown TableMumbai Flora Fountain |A Brown Table
Mumbai | A Brown TableMumbai | A Brown Table

If there’s one place that your bargaining skills will be tested, it’s at the markets. The prices at first might appear fixed but there’s always room for negotiation which makes it one exciting trip. We visited Crawford market which is one of the older markets in the city that’s definitely worth seeing. Within the building there are several different sections devoted to selling the usual fare such as vegetables, fruits and spices along with unexpected items such as exotic animals, handicrafts and even fabrics. There’s little space to walk through the aisles between the stores which is all part and parcel of the experience. Ah, the energy and spirit of the haggling, I miss it. 

Mumbai Crawford Market | A Brown Table
Mumbai Markets | A Brown Table
Mumbai Markets | A Brown TableMumbai Markets | A Brown Table
Mumbai Markets | A Brown Table
Mumbai Markets | A Brown Table
Mumbai Markets | A Brown Table

11 Responses

  1. this roundup of photos is so dreamy, nik! those pineapples, and watermelons, and architecture! it’s all so beautiful, and you’ve captured it perfectly!

  2. SO EXCITED FOR THESE POSTS! Going to India in October (after a rather spontaneous decision to purchase plane tickets), and I can’t wait to pick your brain about what to see/do. <3

  3. I love going to markets, wherever I travel. We went to one in Mormugao that last time we were in India, and everything was really gorgeous – I wanted to buy and eat every scrap of produce that was being sold.

  4. I completely agree with the other commenters, Nik. These are gorgeous photos, thank you. One thing I find rather wondrous, if I am correct, is that most of the people in these images do NOT have their heads attached to mobile phones.

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