Mumbai, one of the most energetic cities, is the most excellent place to travel around along with your best friends. So, if you’re in the search of a list of stuff that you should be doing along with your squad, we have got you covered! You will fall in love with this city after trying out the things mentioned below. Read on to discover Mumbai in a completely different avatar.
1. Enjoy the spirit of an Irani Café
Take a break from your classy life and get yourself some desi yet delectable ‘Bun Maska’ and tea at a nearby Irani Café. Mumbai possesses of quite a few of these homely setups and lip-smacking food. Intermingle with the owners and you will surely get to hear stories about generations of legacy. Even if you’re not a tea admirer, this is one of those experiences that allows you to be an element of the city and gets you closer to it.
2. Buy a book from Flora Fountain
Get your hands on a classic book from one of the stalls at Flora Fountain in CST. Because a book is not just a thing that goes on your shelf, it is an experience. You can buy local books which will tell you more about the city. Write your name on it and treasure it as a souvenir from the time you had a good day all by yourself in Mumbai. These stalls have a compilation of decades-old original copies, some fresh pirated books along with the old school fascination of second-hand books.
3. Splurge Your Money
Shopping doesn’t need any preparation, most people are already prepared for it, especially street shopping. Street shopping is one of those things you can do (or overdue) to pamper yourself. From Hill Road, and Linking Road to Fashion Street, Chor Bazaar and Colaba Causeway, one can hit a range of clothing, shoes, accessories, home furnishings, antiques and other utility items for all types of people.
4. Treat yourself with some savories
Hit a bakery or a comfy cafe or patisserie to indulge you with some croissants and rolls, a fine beverage and the ideal dessert. Sit and dive into your own thoughts, have a conversation with your friends or read that book you got earlier today. You can seek out places like Le 15 Patisserie, Theobroma, Merwans, La Folie, etc.
5. Listen to the waves from the shore
Take a walk-through Marine Drive, Carter Road, Band Stand or the Gateway of India to take in the air in the saline breeze, an experience that you will uncover nowhere else in the world. If you can, observe the sunrise at the Gateway of India and sunset at Marine Drive for your day to capture all the amazing scenes in Mumbai.
6. Go on a late-night drive
The Bandra-Worli sea-link and the expressway from Chembur to Ghatkopar are worth a late-night long drive always. Put on some soothing music and feel that strong connection that you share along with this city. Nothing is more serene than a long drive in the midnight on the streets of Mumbai.
7. Sail with the Gateway Club of Sailing
The Gateway Sailing Club of Mumbai at Colaba has a number of provisions for people who desire to be closer to sea’s horizon and farther from the busy life of the city. Cruising around the numerous lighthouses and several appealing trivia about them is fun as well. A few splashes of water, nice music, and some munchies are all that you’ll require keeping you company.
I hope you will discover a new side of yourself and as well as the city. With the above activities, you will be able to experience a lifetime joy in this beautiful city.