What better time to visit Crawford Market in Mumbai than mango season! And these are not just any mangoes, but alphonso mangoes — the king of mangoes in India.
Throughout the market, stands overflow with them. Mangoes are a precious (oh, are they so precious!) and delicate fruit, so straw is used to protect them from bruises as they are arranged in perfect rows in baskets and boxes.
In the dimly lit interior of the market, they almost glow like gold.
And the smell? Well, unfortunately we can’t capture that in this panorama. You’ll just have to go to Mumbai in April and May to enjoy that for yourself!