Mumbai is one of the most expensive Indian cities. But you can still explore its modern life and local culture without breaking the bank. From ferry rides to wildlife, from delicious local delicacies to exploring historical forts, Mumbai has everything, for everyone. A family vacation or a quick weekend escapade, Mumbai offers many things to do. Things to do in Mumbai can be enjoyed through the many places and journeys the city contains within. Here are some best things to do in Mumbai.
- Located off the coast of the Arabian Sea, Elephanta Caves are an architectural wonder, sprawling over 60,000 sq feet. Accredited as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it has amazing rock-cut caves, depicting cult of Lord Shiva and can be accessed in ferries from Gateway of India. Maheshmurti- three-headed Shiva, Nataraja, and Ardhanarishvara are the popular sculptures of Elephanta caves.
- Do take a stroll by the Arabian Sea on Marine Drive. The sea with ferries sailing in, photogenic sunset and refreshing breeze hypnotize the mind completely. Sit and spend some special time with your beloved, enjoy street food or capture the most beautiful sunset.
- Juhu beach is a must-visit. It is a buzzing food arcade, comprising of numerous small food stalls and street karts. Try local delicacies like bhel puri, sev puri, paani puri, vada paav, batata vada, paav-bhaji, misal paav, and ragda pattice to satiate the taste buds. Do not miss the seafood platters at Italian and continental restaurants located by the Juhu Beach. One can also enjoy a horse ride, camel ride, yoga sessions and cycling on the Juhu beach.
- When in Mumbai, taste the authentic delicacies at various Irani and Parsi cafes and restaurants. Britannia and Co, Café Military and Dadar Parsi Youth Assembly’s Snack Centre are among the most famous Parsi eateries in Mumbai. Tempting dishes like saas ni macchi, patrani machhi, dhanshak, and beri pulao will pamper your taste buds, to a large extent. Tasting authentic Parsi dishes is a must-try for the food connoisseurs.
- One of Mumbai’s most notable tourist attractions is Mani Bhavan with includes details of his personal life, letters to global leaders and writers, and many installations on the impact of Gandhi’s activism in India’s history. The museum is donation-based so this is a good chance to practice generosity.
- At Crawford Market, you can buy everything it takes to make a household. Don’t forget to get your bargaining game on.
- The best way to explore the life of Mumbai is to see it wake slowly. The people begin their day at the break of dawn and you can get a glimpse of them by taking an early morning cycling tour. Take a circuitous route beginning from Kailash Parbat Restaurant in Colaba to Sasson Doc and the Kolisof Mumbai. You can make your route with the help of Google maps. Renting a bicycle is convenient and affordable.