What better way to enjoy the beauty of Mumbai than exploring it in a horse-drawn tonga. ( Oh, yeah these still exist). In a city where time is a luxury, the tonga is the best way for you to explore the city at your own pace.
- Colaba Causeway
You cannot come to Mumbai and not visit the famous Colaba Causeway. You’ll be amazed to know that although Mumbai has changed over the decades, Colaba has managed to maintain its true spirit. A busy street, choose from shopping beaded jewelry and clothes to dining at the famous cafes like Cafe Leopold or Cafe Mondegar. ( An iconic venue post the ’08 attacks, you can still see the bullet holes ).
- Shop ’til you drop!
Bandra, Hill road, Lokhandwala, Fashion street. Ask any true Mumbaikar and they’ll point you in this direction. Use your bargaining skills and get tops for as less as Rs.100. You’d be surprised to find stuff here that are far better than what you’d find in a mall. It’s all about being a smart shopper. If time permits, head to chor bazaar, the biggest flea market in India. There’s nothing you will not find here from old vinyl records to your favorite celebrities autographs.
A short drive from Mumbai and you’ll find yourself surrounded by mist and hills. Lonavala is a popular destination for anyone who wants to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Age-old caves, huge dams and clean lakes are what this beautiful place offers.
Have you heard of the flamingo festival organized by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)? Thousands flock to the Sewri-Mahul mudflats to enjoy sights of flamingos and other birds like the Black-headed Ibis, Median Egret, Western Reef Heron. Imagine a ground full of these pink birds. Wouldn’t that make for a great Instagram shot?
- Prithvi Theatre
Into all things art? Visit this famous landmark and catch a performance by talented artists. Enjoy a hot cuppa in the cafe outside and mingle with an artsy and creatively inclined group of inspiring people.
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