In Mumbai’s central district lies Dadar, a residential and shopping area and transit hub. In Marathi, “dadar” means “ladder”, which emphasizes the area’s importance as a connecting link between main Mumbai and surrounding islands in the past.
Dadar Market has become an important shopping destination for Mumbaiites as well as those who come from satellite towns. Once Dadar Market used to supply vegetables to the whole of Mumbai and though its clientele has decreased over the years, it is still the heart of Dadar. For Dadar Market, it was once said that one could get anything and everything over there.