Mumbai Thoughts >> I love the cosmopolitan culture of Mumbai : Sarit P.    |    I love the good educational facilities of Mumbai : Stanlay B.    |    I hate the dirty beaches of Mumbai ☹ : Priyesh Y.    |    I love the beach of Mumbai : Irsad S.    |    I love that Mumbai is a city of dreams : Yogita S.    |    I hate dirty politics of Mumbai ☹ : Imran S.    |    I hate the lack of recreational areas in Mumbai ☹ : Tehsin L.    |    I hate the unclean nature of Mumbai ☹ : Sarit P.    |    I hate the noise pollution of Mumbai ☹ : Radhika P.    |    I hate that people are not following traffic rules in Mumbai ☹ : Komal S.    |    I love the fast life of Mumbai : Manpreet    |    I love that Mumbai knowshow to welcome festival : Aarti G.    |    I hate the long time of commuting in Mumbai ☹ : Radhika P.    |    I love the traditions of Mumbai : Dhaval C.    |    I love Marine Drive in Mumbai : Krupa T.    |    I love that Mumbai is a financial innovation capital : Jimmy P.    |    I hate that Mumbai is pedestrian unfriendly ☹ : Milesh S.    |    I love the night life of Mumbai : Satish    |    I love the vibrant life of Mumbai : Afrid W.    |    I hate the sense of filth in Mumbai ☹ : Sunishi G.    |    I hate the stressfull life of Mumbai ☹ : Srinibas P.    |    I love the culture opportunities of Mumbai : Dupa P.    |    I love the helpfull population of Mumbai : Riddhi S.    |    I hate the poor drainage system of Mumbai ☹ : Irsad S.    |    I hate the bad civic amenities of Mumbai ☹ : Afrid W.    |    I hate the lack of gardens in Mumbai ☹ : Madhu G.    |    I hate the unnecessary honking on the streets of Mumbai ☹ : Krupa T.    |    I hate to see homeless people in Mumbai ☹ : Lester M.    |    I love the great restaurants of Mumbai : Radhika P.    |    I hate the extremely high cost of living of Mumbai ☹ : Piyush R.    |    I love that people from different cultures live and work together in Mumbai : Saurabh K.    |    I love the nightlife of Mumbai : Aditi R.    |    I hate the dirt of Mumbai ☹ : Aditi R.    |    I love the speed of Mumbai : Pratik C.    |    I hate the crowded trains of Mumbai ☹ : Raza A.    |    I love vada pav in Mumbai : Priyesh Y.    |    I love that there is so many things to for entertainment in Mumbai : Saurabh K.    |    I hate the uncleanliness of Mumbai ☹ : Devanshu    |    I love the colonial areas of Mumbai : Milesh S.    |    I hate the behaviour of government people in Mumbai ☹ : Milan N.    |    I love sunset at beach in Mumbai : Jayant V.    |    I love the liveliness of Mumbai : Sanjay B.    |    I love that Mumbai is a safe place for women : Madhu G.    |    I love the cultural diversity of Mumbai : Cherylann M.    |    I love that Mumbai always stand united : Aarti G.    |    I hate the lack of open spaces in Mumbai ☹ : Anthony D.    |    I love that Mumbai is home to so many people and cultures : Arjun M.    |    I hate the dirt of Mumbai ☹ : Madhu G.    |    I love the honestly of daba walas in Mumbai : Kiran M.    |    I love the social life of Mumbai : Lester M.    |    I hate the infrastructures of Mumbai ☹ : Rashair C.    |    I love Mumbai coastline : Hitesh K.    |    I love the holy songs singing in the train in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I hate the lack of ecofriendliness of Mumbai ☹ : Manpreet    |    I hate the lack of proper urban planning in Mumbai ☹ : Manpreet    |    I hate the lack of nature in Mumbai ☹ : Brinda M.    |    I love the sea in Mumbai : Pradeep M.    |    I love that Mumbai is a land of opportunities : Madhu G.    |    I hate the non provision for cyclists in Mumbai ☹ : Asheen A.    |    I love the better employment opportunities of Mumbai : Raza A.    |    I hate the corruption of Mumbai ☹ : Arjun M.    |    I hate the transportation system of Mumbai ☹ : Aarti G.    |    I hate the poorly maintained heritage buildings of Mumbai ☹ : Krupa T.    |    I love that Mumbai never sleeps : Rashair C.    |    I hate the noise in Mumbai ☹ : Pradeep M.    |    I hate the roads potholes of Mumbai ☹ : Arjun M.    |    I love the street food of Mumbai : Jessica N.    |    I love the sea-link in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I love the festival in Mumbai : Abhijit    |    I love that it never gets too cold in Mumbai : Kshipra L.    |    I love the vibes of Mumbai : Devanshu    |    I love that Mumbai is being the financial capital of India : Sanjay B.    |    I hate the price of real-estate in Mumbai ☹ : Cherylann M.    |    I love the old British colonial architecture of Mumbai : Krupa T.    |    I hate the inadequate public transport infrastructures of Mumbai ☹ : Saurabh K.    |    I love the diversity of Mumbai : Manish M.    |    I love the safety of Mumbai : Radhika P.    |    I love the Neo Gothic structures of Mumbai : Faiyar S.    |    I love the inclusive nature of Mumbaikars : Sunishi G.    |    

Your Cheap Guide to a Fabulous Day in Mumbai

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  • BHC Team

"Mumbai" tends to create a rather vivid image of lots of BEST Buses, vendors, beggars, cars honking and an insane number of buildings packing the streets. Whether you've personally been to the city or not, or you've heard of it over conversation. Once you've visited Mumbai, you're most likely to let yourself loose and have the best time of your life. And you don't have to own a fancy Porsche and have a pocket full of dollars to feel 'The Bombay Vibe'. Mumbai is also the one place that harbours the fulfilment of ever possibility you can dream of. Over and above all, the city brings life back into the word fun and literally takes it to a whole new level.

If this brief description doesn't arouse your curiosity enough, here's BHC's list of places to visit to make your trip to Mumbai just as fabulous as it can get.

Seaside: Mumbai's beauty hides behind its beautiful sunrises and sunsets, by the blue waters of the sea. As the waters hit against the shore, you can feel all your weariness dissolve into the serenity of the atmosphere. Spend your early hours soaking the sun by the calm waters of Juhu Beach or Bandra or Worli Sea Face. Grab a bite and binge on some lip smacking 'sev puri' or 'chat' and let the magic of the evening unfurl all your troubles away.

The ferry ride to Elephanta:Abundant waters in every direction with no land surrounding you, aboard a small boat, that pretty much sums your trip to the Elephanta Island. Visit the Elephanta Caves at the islands, a designated world heritage site that embodies ancient beauty and mysticism. The first ferry to Elephanta leaves at 5.30 pm at a mere 150/ head

Stroll through the streets of Fort: Whether its the architectural marvel, The Bombay House or the Bombay Stock Exchange, one of India's tallest towers, these hidden lanes behold some of Mumbai's most beautiful constructions that personify elegance and exquisiteness. Miniature, yet magnanimous in their servings, Iranian restaurants and cafes sprinkled all over these lanes only add to the marvel, wonder and excitement of the experience.

Marine Drive: One of Mumbai's most popular landmarks, Marine Drive personifies romance, gaiety and beauty, The ideal spot for all those looking to sit idle and imbibe the beauty of sitting by the waves. The street that houses innumerable delicious food of all sorts at a rather reasonable price. Marine drive is studded with a series of street lamps that, during evenings, light up all at once and make up the "beads of The Queens Necklace," when viewed from a distance. A sight for all tourists to capture at least once!

Prithvi Cafe: The quintessential for all Cinema lovers, Prithvi theatre is just the place you want to go to. The one place where you're bound to spot phenomenal actors such as Naseeruddin Shah or Shashi Kapoor in full form, Prithvi Cafe has a beautiful serene atmosphere, where you're most likely to witness unique original performances first hand, as you sip on the best cup of "cutting chai" you've ever had.

Bade Miyan:A local miniature food stall located somewhere between the lanes of Colaba, Bade Miyan has gained a widespread reputation of cooking the most sumptuous seekh kebabs and bhuna ghost. Although the ambience is determined by a narrow stall in a forever crowded street, its just the stall you're looking to visit if you are a true food lover, who wishes to enjoy a his meals at a rather low price.

Borivali National Park:Situated in heart of Mumbai's northern suburbs, Borivali National Park is spread across a region of 104 sq. km. Enjoy your day going on a tiger or lion safari, boating, or witnessing the centuries old Kanheri Caves. A must visit for all nature lovers, Borivali National Park also serves as the ideal spot for the perfect getaways or just a little family picnic.

Horse Riding at Mahalakshmi Racecourse:Whether you're a member or not, you're always welcome to the Mahalakshmi Racecourse. Approach any one of the counters there, bet on any horse of your choice and fill your evening with thrill and excitement . Be a part of the tournament and fiesta that falls between November and April and the first Sunday of February. Enjoy absolutely delectable food at Gallops, Neel and Olive Bar and Kitchen, all located within the precincts of the racecourse.

Colaba:Awaken into the early morning hours and enjoy the vibrance and colours of Colaba as it gradually sets into action. Let the fragrance of freshly prepared tea fill your senses, watch little children scuttling their way to school and fishermen rushing to ensure their haul makes it on time to the market, at Sassoon Docks. Visit the 'The Table' situated just by the Taj, and enjoy the most fabulous cuisine that exceeds all your expectations. Spend your beautiful evening shopping through the bustling streets of Colaba Causeway or grab a drink at the famous Cafe Leopold or Cafe Mondegar.