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A perfect inculcation of culture, diversity and good vibes, this city is one known for its dreamers. From the buzzing of rickshaw motors and the faint sound of Bollywood songs always humming in the streets, Mumbai is never asleep. Local food stalls, gourmet cafes and the unforgettable cutting chai on the streets is a recipe for love. Old architecture in Town to vibrant bars in Bandra to charming cafes in Oshiwara, this city has fifty shades of vivaciousness to offer.

This city is home to an array of beaches that are filled with mouthwatering delicacies that you can savor with your feet in the sand and have ice-lollies in rainbow colors that will keep you coming back for more! Something for every kind of soul out there’s always something new on the block; there are weekend markets, live plays, music gigs, stand up comic scenes and midnight tours! With so much warmth, kindness and a little bit of cheekiness that this city has to offer, I can only tell you that Mumbai is a city but Bombay is an emotion, an emotion that you once experience, you will only crave for more.

Drives

Every part of this city has an identity of its own! To experience the old British architecture, head over to South Bombay taking the Sea-link. See the tall and gorgeous buildings that form the incredible Mumbai skyline on one side and the waters filled with fishermen boats on the other! Also known as the Queens Necklace because of its shape, drive over to Town through Marine Drive. Cover these points of architecture in your drive around Mumbai:

  • Bombay Asiatic library
  • Bombay Arts Society
  • Art Deco Residences
  • Crawford Market
  • The Taj Palace
  • Gateway of India

Cafes

Home to uncountable charming cafes, here are a few unique ones! This list covers some always hustling and bustling cafes that serve Mumbai food as its most authentic self alongside other unique cafes that you cannot miss out on!

  • Leopold Café
  • Kala Ghoda Café
  • Bombay to Barcelona Library Café
  • Café Zoe
  • Café Basilico
  • The Beer Café
  • Ray’s Café and Pizzeria (Tip: overlooks the Marine drive and the sea)

Midnight Cycling

This cycle ride is one that will let you experience the emotions that run through the streets of this city! There are many price points and routes – check the link above for more information.

Art Galleries

Besides being a work of art itself, this city is proud of its very many art galleries that are open to visitors till 7 pm.

  • Image art gallery
  • Jehangir art gallery
  • Tao art gallery
  • Chemous Prescott Road (One of the oldest galleries that was founded in 1963)
  • National Gallery of Modern art
  • Gallery Maskara
  • Project 88

Catch a play at Prithvi Theatre

Catch a play at Prithvi theater that is accompanied by the charming Prithvi café! The theater is open from 1:00 pm to 9:00pm, with shows every night except for Monday.

Beach Hopping

The beaches are always full of life and going to the beach always seems like a good idea in Bombay post 5 pm! Some of the beaches are connected to luxurious hotels and resorts that make them ideal match for relaxation!

  • Juhu beach
  • Aksa beach
  • Madh island beach
  • Marve beach

Hope to see you all here soon!


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