The Best Souvenirs You Can Take Home From Mumbai, India

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Looking for a piece of Mumbai to take with you, either for your own memento or to gift someone? We’ve got you covered with this list of souvenir ideas from your Mumbai trip, regardless of your budget.

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Available throughout Indian cities and villages, local spices are fantastic and handy souvenirs for any traveler. Whether you are planning to try your hand at Indian cooking, or just looking to put them on display in your kitchen, fresh and hand ground spices are always a good idea. Mumbai has many vibrant spice markets from where you can purchase pretty much any Indian spice you are looking for. Mirchi Galli in Kalbadevi has an overwhelming range of dried chilli powders as well as fresh chillies from around the country, in addition to other local spices. Lalbaug Spice Market near the Lower Parel railway station carries fresh spices sourced from around the country, which vendors will happily grind to your liking.

Mirchi Galli, Sheikh Memon St, Chippi Chawl, Kalbadevi

Lalbaug Spice Market, Dinshaw Petit Rd, Lal Baug, Parel

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Décor items from The Bombay Store


This place is the ultimate souvenir store for all things Mumbai. Founded in 1906 to promote Indian made goods during the anti-colonial Swadeshi movement, The Bombay Store is today a huge chain with all sorts of items from Pashmina shawls and brass statues to local fragrances. You can visit the chain’s flagship store in Fort or one of its many other outlets spread throughout the city.

Jewelry from Colaba Causeway

Colaba Causeway’s busy street side stalls have something to offer everyone. From miniature models of historic monuments in the city to vintage movie posters, there’s a lot to browse through here. However, if jewelry and accessories suit your fancy then the Causeway’s many artificial jewelry vendors are who you should be paying a visit to. From traditional jhumkas in every color and style to the most up-to-date statement jewelry pieces – you will find them all here.

Gateway of India photographs and postcards

The Gateway of India is one of the city’s most recognized landmarks. You will find plenty of photographers in the area offering to photograph you before the historic structure for a small charge. Ditch the selfie and get an old-school photo taken for a truly special souvenir from your trip. You will also find vendors selling postcards and other mementos around the Gateway of India area.

Saris or clothing

As the country’s unofficial fashion capital, Mumbai has much to offer fashion lovers. Pick up a unique piece of clothing from one of the city’s many clothing boutiques or get yourself a traditional sari from one of its many historic sari stores and markets. If you would like something really unique, get an outfit made for you from scratch by one of the city’s many talented designers and tailors.


With numerous artists from around the country flocking to the city every year in search of better platforms to exhibit their work, Mumbai has much to offer if you’re looking to purchase artwork – regardless of your budget. Skip the high end galleries and head to the city’s markets for affordable handicraft items or to Kala Ghoda, the city’s art district, for affordable yet impressive miniature paintings by street artists.

Retro Bollywood posters

Bollywood is synonymous with Mumbai for most South Asians. There’s no better souvenir than a vintage Bollywood movie poster if you are a cinephile. There are many places in the city where you can get them, but Chor Bazaar will give you plenty of options and a unique Mumbai adventure that can supplement your memento with a back story.

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