Just north of Mumbai’s Victoria Terminus train station sits the city’s largest municipal market – Crawford Market.
Situated in a grand old Victorian building constructed in 1868, the market houses everything from fruits and vegetables to perfume and pets.
The city of Mumbai is a curious mix of old and new, including many gothic inspired architecture left by the British. Much of it near the market is in a state of hopeless decay.
Inside, a labyrinth of narrow aisles snake around the building’s interior and exterior.
I peaked into the cages of birds and puppies. Supposedly wild and exotic creatures are also for sale.
Kittens didn’t seem to be for sale. Instead, a few were found wandering around the food section – perhaps keeping the rodent population at bay.
I was in Mumbai around Christmas time and was surprised to find holiday cards, wreaths, and fake Christmas trees for sale. I picked up a few cards to send home.
It was also a great place to pick up gifts to send home, such as spices.
It seems you can find anything here.
After wandering around for a while, I found the exit and moved on.