Mumbai, (Indilens Travel Desk): Mumbai is a vibrant city and always full of energy- be it day or night! The city has no shortage of things to do and has a lot to offer to its visitors. Whether it’s dining, shopping or just walking along the busy streets; there are plenty of things you can do in Mumbai. Apart from the usual fare there are offbeat things to do too, in this ‘city of dreams’, like adventure sports, romantic dinner cruises and ferry rides.
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The best part is that lodging is not a problem in Mumbai and we recommend picking up OYO Hotels in Juhu Mumbai since it is well-connected and is centrally located. OYO rooms provide hotels at competitive prices, and their services are standardized across their entire network of hotels. You can evenget great deals on OYO Rooms, while searching for hotels in Juhu, Mumbai.
Mumbai is a heaven for food connoisseurs. Right from fine-dining restaurants and cafés, to several popular street food stalls- you can find it all in Mumbai. For those who love fine dining, there are endless number places they can try in the city. Colaba, Khar, Churchgate, Santacruz, Juhu and several other areas have some of the best fine dining restaurants. Colaba has a lot of cafés and is frequented by young’uns.
There are street food stalls on almost every road in Mumbai with flavors for every palate.One must try the Bombay Toast, South Indian Dosa, and Panipuri. Mumbai has several Irani Cafés, where you can enjoy Chai and Bun Maska.
· Snacks– Elco’s Pani Puris or Kol Roll’s Momos, Baba Faloodas
· Cafés – Café’s Theobroma, Leopold café, Café Mondegar
· Dining – Wasabi by Morimoto, Summer House Café, The Sassy Spoon, Yoko Sizzlers, Ziya Restaurant (The Oberoi)
What to expect?Traditional Indian cuisine cooked with authentic methods. Cuisines from the world like Italian, Continental, Asian, Mediterranean and anything you desire.
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Mumbai has several facets, and there are numerous places you can visit within the city. Add a personal touch and explore the town like a local to get closer to it.
· Visit the lively Juhu Beach in the evening to enjoy relaxed walks and picturesque sunsets. The beach has food stalls serving Chaat, Pani Puri, Baraf Gola, Chana Masala and more.
· Drive or walk along the seafronts – Marine Drives, Bandra Bandstand, Worli Seaface are some of the places frequented by tourists. If you are in a mood for something religious, then visit some of the famous temples of the city.
Highlights: Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Shree Siddhivinayak, ISKCON Temple, Colaba, Nariman Point, Haji Ali Mosque, Mount Mary Church, Kanheri Caves, Crawford Market, Prithvi Theatre, Aksa Beach and much more.
What to expect?The city has several diverse areas, right from the crowded slums, to the up-market areas of South Mumbai. It has several beaches, caves, and waterfalls on its outskirts.
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Mumbai has several markets and malls in the city, and it is a perfect place for shopping addicts. Additionally, if you are an all-girl gang on vacation, then this activity could take up the major portion of your trip. While the city is an absolute shopper’s delight, it is impossible to visit all of them if you are short on time.
Highlights: Colaba Causeway Linking Road, Bandra Hill Road, Bandra Fashion Street, Linking Road, Hill Road, Crawford market, Zaveri Bazaar, Lamington Road, Lokhandwala Market, Hindmata Market, Heera Panna, High Street Phoenix
What to expect:Cheap technology fixes, designer replicas, factory outlets, original designer labels and brands- the City of Dreams’ has it all. While shopping in budgeted areas like Linking Road, Fashion Street, and others, you may need to bargain to get a good deal.
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People around the country are fascinated by the dazzling world of Bollywood. The influence of Bollywood is evident in our lives. If you are visiting the city where it all happens, you can book yourself a Bollywood tour and get the firsthand knowledge of this industry. The tour usually has a set of activities including a Bollywood dance performance and other interesting Bollywood related activities at a film studio.
Highlights: Visit Bollywood film studios and get to know more about the movie industry. Watch a dance performance or observe a scene being shot. If you are lucky, you might get a chance to click photos with Bollywood stars.
What to expect? It will vary on the type of tour you select. Typically for a full day tour, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken either to a place where the film is being shot or the film studio.
Image Credit:Travelogy India (Bollywood Film City)
Mumbai is a fascinating city, and its many sides can captivate most. Besides the above, there are several other things the city is famous for such as – Boat Rides, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Diamond Market,Cloth market and much more.