Mumbai Monsoon Shopping

Its streets packed full of tIny shops, IndIa’s cultural haven MumbaI promIses a fabulous shoppIng experIence, most lIkely wIth some hard bargaInIng to boot. Here are a few tIps for a MumbaI shoppIng spree...

• Colaba Causeway is a must-see for its shops, where you can find everything imaginable from books to jewelry.
• You can bargain in almost any shop where you don’t see the ‘Fixed Price’ sign.
• Fashion Street in south Mumbai is a gigantic market specializing in export surplus goods.
• Don’t buy without first comparing prices for the same item in several shops. Be insistent when bargaining.

WHEN TO GO
Before the Diwali Festival of Lights (November and December)
At the start of the monsoon season (June)

WHAT TO BUY?
Antiques
Ethnic costumes
Natural stones and jewelry
Indian silk and cotton fabrics
Authentic carpets