About Crawford Market, Mumbai
Crawford Market, now officially renamed as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, has been at the centre of South Mumbai’s shopping scene since its foundation during the colonial rule. Situated in the Fort area, this wholesale market specialises in fresh produce and an array of other items such as clothes, toys, imported food items and more.
Owing to the location of this market just north of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, a good number of accommodation options can be found in the area. Hotels in Mumbai make an ideal c hoice for businesspersons as well as traders coming to the city for work at one of the South Mumbai’s markets.
Several prominent landmarks are also easily accessible from hotels in Fort area, including Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai Police headquarters, JJ School of Fine Art, University of Mumbai and more.
Shopping and Dining in and around Crawford Market, Mumbai
Crawford Market is every shopper’s haven as it is a labyrinth of different lanes, each dedicated to a different offering, such as home décor, imported crockery, stationery, perfumes, toiletries, Chinese toys, artificial flowers and whatnot.
A major advantage of booking hotels near Crawford Market is that they have many other shopping places within a kilometre including Saffron Market, Mohatta Cloth Market, Mahatma Gandhi Phool Market, Manish Market and Zaveri Bazaar. The famous Bhuleshwar Market, Mangaldas Market and Fashion Street are located close by.
Some of the best dining places near Fort hotels are Britannia & Company Restaurant, 1441 Pizzeria, Burma Burma, Oye Kake, Carter’s Blue, Jimmy Boy, Bake House Café, Asian Town, Wok Express and Mahesh Lunch Home. Those who wish to party can head to 145 Kala Ghoda, The Irish House, HYDE, Millennials and The Bar Terminal.
Places to Visit around Crawford Market, Mumbai
Being located in the heart of South Mumbai, which represents the side of the city rich in history and culture, hotels around Crawford Market have many interesting sites nearby for travellers to explore. Some of the famous ones located nearby are Jama Masjid (240 m), Mumbadevi Temple (750 m) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (1 km).
Other Mumbai attractions, within 5 km of Crawford Market, are Flora Fountain, Rajabai Clock Tower, Jehangir Art Gallery, St. Thomas’ Cathedral, Marine Drive, Nariman Point, Dhobi Ghat, Taraporevala Aquarium and the Gateway of India.
How to Reach Crawford Market, Mumbai
Crawford Market is strategically located at a walking distance from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station (2 km). The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is around 25 km away from the market and offers easy access to fort area via private taxis and BEST buses. Another convenient way of reaching Mumbai hotels in Fort area is to take the local train to Masjid (800 m) on Central Line or Marine Lines (1.3 km) on Western Line.
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