Crawford Market (Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Market)
Crawford Market is a colorful indoor market named after Arthur Crawford, the first Municipal Commissioner of the city. Later it was renamed after the Maharashtrian social reformer, Jyotirao Phule. It’s a blend of Flemish and Norman architecture with a bass relief depicting Indian peasants in wheat fields just above the main entrance. The frieze was designed by Lockyard Kipling, father of the famous Rudyard Kipling. Across the road stands the Kiplings’ cottage. The market reminds one of Victorian London, with its sweet smell of hay. It was formerly the city’s wholesale produce market. The marketplace is loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables. There are also stalls selling cheese and chocolate. Meat and poultry is also sold here. One end of the market is a pet store. Fresh flowers are also sold here.
Location: Lokmanya Tilak Marg, Fort area
South Mumbai (opp Mumbai Police Headquarters & north of Victoria Terminus railway station)
Opening Hours: Daily from morning until night, except Sunday. Open morning only on Sundays.