Mumbai, a city that never sleeps but the one that never stops dreaming. Also, known as the Maximum City, Mumbai has been my home for as long as I can remember. Over the years, many things have changed in the city including its skyline. Every June, when the Southwest monsoon winds hit the western coast of India, it affects the entire economy of the country. However, it also affects the people of Mumbai and at times can bring the entire city to a grinding halt. While most Mumbaikars know what to do when it pours, but if you are looking for some options here are 7 ideas for how to enjoy a rainy day in Mumbai.
Flea markets in India are quite common and we Indians love to bargain and pick up products at dirt cheap prices. However, recently when I was researching about the flea markets in India, I found this interesting event happening in Mumbai, known as The Lil Flea. Now, while the name certainly has an adjective ‘Lil’ attached to it, but this flea market is in no ways little.
Unlike other cities in India, Mumbai has a spirit that never dies down, not even on a weekend. The residents here might grumble to you about the hectic lifestyle and the boring routine. However, they are definitely unwilling to put their feet up and sit back at home on weekends.
Mumbai is the Maximum City and India is the land of festivities. Together, it offers an overdose of festivities and celebrations that never ends. Diwali is certainly the grandest festival of India and people love to do Diwali shopping in Mumbai. However, once the dust settles and the Diwali celebrations are over. People take a break for few weeks before they begin to gear up for the Christmas celebrations. The month of December is all about Christmas shopping in Mumbai and you’ll find many stalls and shops ready to help you out. Christmas celebration would be incomplete without a Christmas tree and a star. Hence, it is important that you look for places where you can get some great deals. Here are some of the places in Mumbai to shop for Christmas.
One of the exciting things about being a travel blogger is the kind of food you get on your journey. I am no food blogger who would gobble down tons of food in one session. However, I and Sarah are always willing to try new cuisines and food items that come our way. It would be hard to say which cuisine in the world is the best. I believe every region is unique and has its own character and food. However, we love eating authentic Punjabi food in Mumbai whenever we love to dine out. We believe Made in Punjab at InOrbit Mall is one of the best North Indian restaurants in Mumbai.
India is the land of festivals but Diwali is certainly one of the most anticipated festivals of India. Like many others, I am always excited to celebrate this festival with my friends, family and colleagues. One of the best things about Diwali is that people from all walks of life and different religions, regions and state celebrate it with the same joy and excitement. It is the festival of lights that inspires all of us to spread the love and happiness and to drive away the darkness, sorrow and negativity within and around us. Being a shopaholic, shopping is what excites me during the festive season and being a Mumbaikar I am always looking for places for Diwali shopping in Mumbai.
Mumbai, once known as Bombay is the city of contrasts. It is home to the billionaires of India and also to some of the poorest who live on the streets. Here you will find people working for hours to make their ends meet. In addition, you’ll find people just sitting idle watching the crowd pass by. Mumbai provides a view of the modern India but still retains its history. In this three-part series, we explore the history of Mumbai. Before I proceed, I would like to thank the museum officials for their quick email note. In addition, for allowing me to take pictures and for providing me guided tour and sharing information. All images are courtesy of Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum and clicked without using any camera flash.
Have you ever felt this feeling that some places call you subconsciously? I mean like the moment you heard about it or seen it in pictures you get this feeling that you have to visit this place. Well, a few weeks ago, I was working on a blog post of Vasai Fort, which is now already on the site. However, when I was clicking pictures I was attracted by this towering golden structure which is visible from the Vasai Fort (at least if you have a good zoom capability camera). So, when I and Sarah were home we decided to visit this place and see if we can experience it in person. We researched on it and got in touch with the concerned authorities to help us write more on the place.
As a travel blogger, I have visited different cities across India. However, so far I haven’t come across any Indian city that matches the spirit of Mumbai. Of course, you can say I’m biased. I was born and brought up in this city that fuels the economy of India. However, even those who are not from Mumbai would agree with me. Often Mumbai is compared with New York City and London as both these cities are economic powerhouses in their own countries. However, I believe every city has its soul and character which is quite unique in its own way. Now, I can go on and on bragging about what Mumbai has to offer. However, I will stick to top 7 reasons why I love Mumbai and why it is the best city in the country.
I am certainly not a foodie, I guess you can tell from my slim body size, but I love exploring new food and places where I can find delicious food. Somehow new veg restaurants in Mumbai offer something new that attract me. Furthermore, I love to experience their own take on how they present food and the kind of flavors they infuse in it. For me, the visit to the veg restaurants in Mumbai is not only about the food, but about the experience, so there are a few Indian restaurants that make it up to my favorite list, Cream Centre is one such veg restaurants in Mumbai that never disappoints me.
If you have been reading my blog posts regularly you would’ve known by now that I love Marine Drive, a sea-side boulevard in South Mumbai. Well, I am a sea person and therefore I am always searching for new sea-side destinations that can offer me some great sunrise and sunset experiences. One of the things Mumbaikars would agree on with me is that there are many beaches in the city. For instance, the Girgaum Chowpatty, the Worli Sea Face, Bandra Bandstand, Aksa Beach in Malad and the most popular of all the Juhu Beach in Vile Parle.