Top 10 Things to Do in Mumbai

Top 10 Things to Do in Mumbai

1. Marvel the architecture on a heritage walk around Fort and Colaba, Mumbai's famous precincts. Make sure not to miss the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal hotel, Flora fountain, and Crawford Market.

2. Take a behind the scenes tour of Bollywood. Visit an old heritage cinema, peek inside a film star’s makeup room and pose for souvenir snapshots with some of today's Bollywood stars.

3. Go spelunking! Take a boat from Ferry Wharf and visit the Elephanta Caves, a network of sculpted Hindu and Buddhist caves. While there, eat the delicious wild berries the locals sell.

4. Get an inside look at the slums of Dharavi. It's a breathtaking, overwhelming experience with its ultra-dense housing and poverty and wealth existing in close proximity in the heart of Mumbai.

5. Enjoy one of the many festivals - Holi, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi - no matter when you’re in Mumbai, there’s a local festival! Interact with Mumbaikars (locals) and learn more about their culture.

6. Explore the bazaars of Mumbai and navigate the labyrinth of narrow lanes. Buy masala at the Lalbagh Spice Market, cooking utensils in Null Bazaar, or antiques and other gems in Chor Bazaar.

7. Visit Sassoon Docks, the largest fish market in Mumbai. See travelers and boats haul their catch in at dawn and learn about Mumbai's fish trade from the Kolis, the original seafarers of Mumbai.

8. Explore Dhobi Ghat, the largest open air laundromat in the world. Then ride the trains with the dabbawalas, the people who transport hot meals from homes to offices everyday.

9. Take a walk along Marine Drive; the Queen's Necklace features excellent views of the Mumbai skyline. It's especially magical during the monsoon when you'll be sprayed by the waves.

10. Ride the local transport! Mumbai is famous for its double-decker buses and notoriously crowded local trains, but it's the best way to get around and explore the city. It's cheap too.


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