Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is India’s most populated and one of its largest cities. Mumbai dubbed the “City of Dreams,” is not only India’s economic, industry, and trade powerhouse, but also the country’s financial and entertainment hub. It’s the ideal mix of modernism and tradition, and visitors come from all walks of life. The nickname “India’s New York City” is not an exaggeration; Mumbai’s character and mood are unlike any other.
These are our top suggestions for anyone visiting Mumbai based on expert experience:
South Bombay’s old-school charm is a must-see.
South Bombay, which is essentially old Mumbai, has some incredible Gothic and contemporary architecture. Walking around Fort and Colaba will transport you back in time, as the British influence on structures from the colonial era can be seen everywhere. Mumbai’s colonial-era structures are worth seeing whether you’re roaming about on your own or on a history tour. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai’s principal train station and an architectural marvel, is one such structure.
Indulge in pastries and coffee at Diamond Garden’s Koffee Works.
Koffee Works in Chembur is recognised for its delectable pastries and cakes, as well as an excellent selection of coffees. You can check it out near Shagun Hall at Chembur near Nirankari Bhawan. Don’t miss out on the delectable New York Cheesecake, a client favourite! To commemorate the King Of Fruits, people are also preparing delicious mango pastries.
Pay a visit to the India Gateway.
The Gateway of India is the most famous tourist attraction in Mumbai, and it is essentially an arch that was created in the twentieth century in Bombay to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s landing. It’s right on the ocean, with a view of the Arabian Sea. This entrance was used by the final British forces to leave India many years later. You can get a glimpse of the stunning Taj Mahal Hotel right opposite the Gateway of India.
Check out the Lokhandwala Market
A trip to Mumbai isn’t complete without some shopping for attractive clothes and accessories, and that’s where the Lokhandwala Market comes in handy! This neighbourhood market has grown in popularity in recent years and is now the one-stop-shop for checking off all of your buying items on your next trip to Mumbai. The Lokhandwala Market is one of Mumbai’s most prominent neighbourhoods, located near Andheri in western Mumbai. The region is one of Mumbai’s most affluent, with a big business and residential complex, like the Vishal Hall Andheri West among others. But the much-loved Lokhandwala Market is known for its long stretch of roadside booths and stores.
Gush about the Arabian Sea
In Mumbai, there are numerous promenades where you can sit, relax, and take in the beautiful vistas while taking in the sea breeze. Marine Drive is Mumbai’s most popular promenade and one of the city’s most prominent tourist attractions. If you’re visiting Mumbai, taking a walk down Marine Drive and sitting on the ledge with your feet dangling to watch the sunset is a must-do. The atmosphere is beautiful and addictive, and you can easily lose yourself here for a few hours. On one end of Marine Drive sits the Girgaum Chowpatty, a popular beach in Bombay where you can also sample some of the city’s best Indian street food. Carter Road and Bandstand in the lush Bandra suburbs are two other well-known promenades in Mumbai.
Visit Elephanta Caves for a Day
Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a network of basalt-carved caves on Elephanta Island, an hour’s ferry trip from the Gateway of India. The ferry voyage offers spectacular views of Mumbai’s coastline, and the tour to the island and caverns takes around 4 hours. The caves have a long history, dating back to the 6th or 8th century. During your visit, you can hire a tour guide, who took us through the caves and narrated the story of how the caves came into being.
Explore Bandra’s outskirts.
If you’re looking to titillate your taste senses, Mumbai is the place to go. From street cuisine to gourmet dining, the food in this city is as diverse as the people. In comparison to other cities in India, the street cuisine here has a distinct taste and flavour. Pav bhaji, vada pav, bhel puri, and pani puri are some of the dishes you must taste. While you’re here, stop by a Parsi café for some authentic Iranian cuisine. The Leopold Café is the most tourist-friendly eatery in Bombay. It has been around since 1871 and has become well-known as a result of its inclusion in the book Shantaram. Punjab Grill has Mughlai cuisine, which you can try. There are several dessert alternatives in Mumbai, but one that is particularly popular is Natural Ice Cream, which serves natural fruit ice creams and has locations in practically every neighbourhood.
A Shopaholic’s Paradise
Mumbai is a shopaholic’s dream, and being a metropolis, there’s nothing you won’t find here, whether it’s high-end designer stores or upscale boutiques. However, one of the best things to do in Mumbai is going street shopping, and the best spot to go is Colaba Causeway, where you can get almost anything! Make sure to apply your negotiating talents, and you’ll be in for a real treat. You can visit Hill road from any nook in Mumbai whether Shagun Prayer Hall Chembur or Versova Beach. Hill Road and Linking Road, both in Bandra, are two more places where you can enjoy shopping.
There’s so much more to see and do in Mumbai, and if you have the time, you should definitely go on your own and explore this fascinating city.