Visiting Mumbai isn’t just about going to The Gateway of India, Taj Hotel, Shidivinayak Temple, or the Film city. Being the most populous city of India, Mumbai has a different story to tell at every corner. If you’re planning to visit Mumbai for the first time, here’s a list of fun things you can do to make your trip memorable:
17. Historic Hydraulic Lifts
Navsari Building, Fort still has the oldest surviving hydraulic lifts in Mumbai. With that simple crankshaft functioning and unspoiled wooden paneling, the lift will take you back to those 70’sages.
16. Spare Some Time For Uttan Beach
This coastline is one of the most quiet and least polluted areas in Mumbai. People come here early in the morning to revitalize their mind and body for the day ahead.
15. A Trip to Bhuleshwar Market
If you want to feel real Mumbai, do visit Bhuleshwar Market. This market is a complete know-how of Mumbai a culture and will take you on a ride through the real Maharashtrian lifestyle.
14. Go Spiritual at the Authentic Chinese Temple
Surprisingly, there’s a Chinese temple in Mumbai in the streets of Madgaon. It was established almost a century ago.
13. Visiting Nipponzan Myohoji– The Japanese Temple in Mumbai
Nipponzan Myohoji is a famous temple in Worli that depicts the life of Lord Buddha with some of the finest artworks in the state.
12. Nature Walk at Borivali National Park
Ease you mind and take a healthy walk in one the most beautifully preserved wildlife sanctuaries of India.
11. A Glimpse of Fading Mumbai
Khotachi Wadi is small locality in the heart of sky scraping Mumbai. The ghetto has attractive Portuguese-style houses and narrow colorful lanes that are sluggishly vanishing with the pacing lifestyle of Mumbai.
10. Indulge in a little Betting at Mahalaxmi Race Course
With a minimal entry fee of Rs. 40, you can bet your cash on horses just the way you see it in some Bollywood movies.
9. Enjoy Midnight Dinner at Bade Miyan
Give your taste buds an appetizing midnight meal with juicy seekh kebabs at Bade Miyan in Colaba Gully. The foot stall is crowded with impatient foodies so make sure you take a seat well ahead.
8. Go shopping at Chor Bazar
They say that you find everything here. Just name it, and it will be there; either by hook or crook.
7. Thrill Your Soul at the Blue Frog Night Club
A favored place among music lovers, this night club has everything from music to food, drinks and an amazing crowd to hang out with.
6. Taste the Delicious Mughali Cuisine at Moti Mahal
Renowned for its lip-smacking butter chicken, kebabs and black dal, Moti Mahal is a traditional bar & restaurant in West Bandra.
5. Spend a Romantic Night with Roof Top Dining
There are various air/roof top resto-bars in Mumbai and they have good personalized menus for a romantic dinner with your date. You can visit Four Seasons Hotel -Worli, Indigo – Colaba and Dome – Marine Drive.
4. Spice up Your Taste Buds at Masala Craft Bar & Kitchen
This fine dining food court is located opposite Lilavati Hospital and is popular for its mouthwatering cuisines from all corners of the world.
3. Enjoy Riding in the Local Trains
To see the real Mumbai, you’ve got to behave like the locals. Try spending a whole day in the local trains (lifelines of Mumbai) and see how fascinating it is to be a Mumbaikar.
2. Admire the Natural Magnificence of Konkan valley
Besides, city streets and skyscrapers, Mumbai is home to one the most majestic natural valleys in Maharashtra. Konkan valley is a perfect place for adventure lovers. They can go rock climbing, water rafting, snorkeling, mountain biking and much more.
1. Spend A Memorable Evening at the Marine Drive
Marine drive is an iconic landmark of Mumbai. At any time of the day or night, you will hundreds of people crowding its promenade. The best time to visit Marine drive is evening, when the sun is just setting. At night, the yellow light from traffic flow and street lights adorn the drive as small jewels in queen’s necklace.