Mumbai, or formerly known as Bombay, is the city of dreams. People come here to try their fortunes to find fame and luck. It is known to be one of the expensive cities in the world. But other than market and business, Mumbai has a lot to offer. You cannot be bored with the city. This city is always running and never sleeps. It will seem chaotic at first but delve deep, the city has wondered for the travelers. It is a place built out of different cultures.
Every part of the city has a lot to offer in terms of culture, food, history, etc. Let us see what one can do in the city that never sleeps:
# Evening walk at Marine Drive:
The city runs its own marathon. An evening walk at Marine Drive is always great to calm your soul. It is a beautiful sight to see the sun setting over the city’s skyline. Sit on the rocks and sip some tea and enjoy the most beautiful view the city has to offer.
# Visit the Gateway of India:
The city was given as a dowry to Britain from Portugal. The Gateway of Mumbai was built to commemorate the arrival of King George and Lady Catherine. It is one of the sights to see in Mumbai. Click a picture or two and wait till the evening it gets to lighten up with colors
# Marvel at city’s architecture:
The city has a mesh of different architectural styles. The area of South Mumbai has all the styles combined in its different neighborhoods. The gothic architecture are seen in the Fort area. The High Court building, the Mumbai University, the Chatrapati Shivaji terminus are heritage gothic buildings. The Greek-style columns are seen in the Horniman circle with Town Hall. And lastly, the art deco buildings at Marine Drive. Enjoy and marvel at the beautiful architectural confluence.
# Travel in the local train:
The cheapest and the quickest way to cut through the city’s traffic is by the local trains. The local has three routes and the city is connected by it. It is often called Mumbai’s lifeline. As you ride in the local train experience the people of Mumbai, their rush and struggle. The city’s actual people can be seen on the local trains.
# Street Shopping:
Mumbai is a great place for street markets. Street shopping is done best at the markets of Colaba and Bandra. The markets are known for great styles and also souvenirs. You can also get great junk pieces of jewellery and antique home decors. Just remember to bargain until you have got the best price.
# Watch “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ at Maratha Mandir:
Those who are hardcore Bollywood fans and love Shah Rukh Khan, this place should be in their Mumbai Bucket List. This movie has been running at Maratha Mandira for nearly 25 years. Only morning shows are available. Grab a ticket of Rs 25 and head to watch the epic love saga of Bollywood.
# Savour Irani food:
One of the distinguishing features of Mumbai’s culinary scene is the presence of Parsi community’s and their contribution to the food scene. Parsi restaurants hold their legacy strong. Kyani and Co are one of the oldest Parsi restaurants in Mumbai. It has also become a heritage restaurant. Kyani serves the best bun maska and eggs akuri. Their mawa cakes are delicious. Britannia and Co, another restaurant in the South Mumbai locality serve the best raspberry syrup and berry pulao. Sit and savor the restaurants’ culinary culture that best reflects the city.
The city has a lot to offer, from parties to premieres. Culture runs through the heart of Mumbai city. The city never sleeps. If you feel you have discovered it all, you are wrong, people stay in Mumbai and still have not discovered its secret wonders.