Which is the biggest market for precious metals in India?

Zaveri Bazaar is the oldest gold market in India and objects made of silver like napkin rings, picture frames in old silver can be bought from this market. Zaveri Bazaar, as the name suggests, is a jewellery market, to the north of Crawford Market.


It is located close to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and there are a number of trains that stop at this station. One can easily reach Zaveri Bazaar by boarding a local bus from the railway station or by an auto-rickshaw.

Big brands such as 'Tanishq' and 'Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri' can be found here but here there are no shopping malls or even any air-conditioned restaurant for the outsiders. Though crowded all the year round, during the festival seasons of Diwali and Ramzan, this Bazaar is full of gold illumination. The place was first known as the temple of Goddess Mumba or Maha-Amba, who is worshipped by salt workers and fisherfolk of Mumbai. She is depicted as a black stone sculpture in the temple.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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