Mumbai is the most populated city in the country. The land where dreams come true, where billionaires thrive, where you can eat something for as little as Rs. 10 to spending lavishly at one of the most expensive restaurants in the country, Mumbai has it all. The home of Indian Cinema and the entertainment capital of the country. Not to forget its also the financial capital of India. So, are you deciding to visit this glorious city? Here are the Must-Do’s when in Mumbai!
Let’s start with something to eat, shall we? This is perhaps one of the oldest joints you can devour food at, this legendary place is where every non-veg eater craves to go. Bademiya is known to serve food until the wee hours of the morning.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Earlier known as the Prince of Wales Museum, and was set up by the affluent citizens of Mumbai, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of the then Prince of Wales. The style of the architecture is a combination of Mughal, Marata, and Jain. The museum is home to around 50,000 relics and artifacts from ancient India, the times of the Gupta’s Maurya’s and so on. A definite must-see when here.
The 3.5 km stretch crescent or C-shaped road and boulevard is along the coast of the Arabian Sea. It links 3 major points of the city, Malabar Hill, Nariman Point, and Babulnath. Also, known as the Queen’s Necklace because of the lights that make it look like a string of pearls! The promenade of the Marine Drive is lined with palm trees, and if go towards to northern most point of this gorgeous road, you will find Chowpatty beach, where you can devour some on the best street food in the world! From Bhel Puri to Ice Gola, Pav Bhaaji to Chinese (let’s safely assume Indian Chinese here!) you get it all.
Mount Mary Church
This Roman Catholic church is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount and is commonly known as Mount Mary Church. The shrine attracts people from all faiths, to pray to Mother Mary. The church is an absolute must go to, if not to pray to at least appreciate the architecture.
Gateway of India
Built in the year 1924 to commemorate the visit of the King George V. Overlooking the Mumbai harbor in Colaba area of the city, the gateway was used a little more than 20 years later for the British to leave our country for good. Today, this gorgeous place is filled with tourists and locals alike. The hordes of pigeons, balloon sellers, chaat wallahs make it a very tourist friendly spot!
The best way to describe this awesome restaurant is in the words of Barney Stinson ‘Legen..wait for it…dary’! The ambiance is great, service is fast and food to die for! A great place to visit with friends and have a nice meal, and a couple of cold ones too! When here you can just feel the history of the place and realize why it is still in existence. The cafe was started in 1871 as wholesale oil store, but over the years it turned from a store to a pharmacy, and then a restaurant. A must visit when you’re in Mumbai!