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Bhendi Bazaar is located in South Mumbai . The origin of the name is that the British residing to the south of Crawford Market in the fort area referred to this area to the north of Crawford Market  as "Behind the Bazaar" the natives picked this as "Bhendi Bazaar".

Bhendi Bazaar is an area between Mohammed Ali Road and Khetwadi . The closest CentralHarbour railway station is Sandhurst Road and the closest Western railway stations are Charni Road and Grant Road. The bazaar is popular for shopping viz antique items, hardware items.

There are other markets surrounding Bhendi Bazaar such as Crawford Market (Phule Market), Chor Bazaar, Nul Bazaar , and other small markets. Bhendi Bazaar is primarily a Muslim-populated area, home to Muslims with origins in all parts of India, especially Maharashtra, Gujarat, and the Northern states. Shop-owners and hawkers in this market belong to different religious groups.

It is also home to the popular Bhendibazaar gharana of Hindustani classical music.

The area is set to be revamped soon with the project being undertaken by Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust initiated by Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, head of the Dawoodi Bohra community.