Top 5 Must Do's in MumbaiEdit This
Mumbai city has a good number of Mumbai Must Do's for tourists. From street shopping and eating street food as well as dining at upscale restaurants to sightseeing in the town area, Mumbai has got it all. There is a good nightlife scene here, too. Here are the top things to do while holidaying in the city of Mumbai.
1. Street Shopping
Mumbai has many shopping zones where once can do a whole lot of shopping. In such areas, you can be sure to purchase some good shoes or sandals, dresses, household knick-knacks, scarves and even antiques. Linking Road and Hill Road in Bandra are both well known among shoppers. Another must-visit is Colaba Causeway in the main town area of Mumbai. At all of the street-side shopping zones, haggling is expected, so you can bring the price down greatly. Colaba Causeway also houses a good number of stalls that sell precious stones and antiques like vintage record players.
2. Gastronomical Mumbai
When in Mumbai, one shouldn't miss out on street foods such as "chaat," "bhel" and roasted corn. One can also find amazing rolls like Calcutta Rolls and Indian Tikka Rotis being sold in roadside stalls. For an upscale dining experience, Indigo Restaurant in Colaba will be the best option as it serves up excellent European meals for lunch and dinner and also has a great Sunday brunch. But, a trip to Mumbai is not complete without a typically Indian meal at the coastal restaurant of Gajalee in Vile Parle and a meal at Khyber in Mumbai's Fort area, known for serving up delicious Indian starters and main courses. And, to experience great food in a Santorini-like ambience in Mumbai may be hard, but can be found at Candies, a food store with ample seating on Pali Hill.
A visit to the city that never sleeps is not complete without experiencing the actual nightlife of the city. Clubs generally close by 1:30 a.m., but there are a few like Zenzi Mills and Blue Frog in Lower Parel that shut by 3:00 a.m. Blue Frog not only offers a great clubbing experience with live sets by different DJs and sometimes shows by live bands, but also serves up excellent food in its state-of-the-art location.
Visit the old Portuguese fort on Bandstand in Bandra for its historical value and a good view of the Arabian Sea. Another must visit is the Gateway of India in Colaba. While in the area, be sure to take a horseback ride along the busy Colaba Causeway. Banganga on Malabar Hill is a good place to visit as it is one of Mumbai's oldest surviving structures.
5. Global Vipassana Pagoda
This Buddhist pagoda is worth a spectacle as it reaches 325 feet high, looks absolutely stunning and more importantly, carries the relics of the Buddha. It is located in Mumbai and is open to all.