Watching the colorful flower market in Dadar East (previously known as phool gully) unfold at 5 AM every morning is a sight. It's chaotically beautiful, and the colours can soothe your senses. If you want to know where all your tiny local flower markets get their bulk supply from, read on.
Right outside the station, under the Dadar flyover flourishes the wholesale flower market, possibly the only one in Mumbai. The tiny, narrow lane is lined with kiosks, stalls and even wooden planks with one thing in common, flowers and the sweet fragrance that awaits us. We found roses, lotuses, gerberas, crimsons, lilies, marigolds, chrysanthemums, peonies to only name a few. There are vendors walking with heavy baskets on their heads and shoulders to catch the local train and supply the flowers all over the city. You will get a basket full of marigolds (a kilogram) ranging from INR 50 - 80. A bunch of 20 white roses will cost INR 50 (say whaaaat?). While the Indian flowers are cheaper, the prices of the exotic ones like lilies and peonies might be on a higher scale.
How To Get There: The market is right outside the Dadar station on the west side, so best accessible from the Dadar train station.