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Chelsea Handler's Mumbai

As anyone who is familiar with Chelsea Handler knows, the late-night talk show host finds joy and comfort in uncomfortable situations. It’s why she loves traveling and why Mumbai ranks as one of her all-time favorite cities. The India-centric episode, which airs this summer on Netflix, celebrates the places she can’t forget—many of which are listed below.
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Taj Lands End, Bandra Bandstand, Opposite Sea Rock Hotel, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
One of Chelsea's favorite Mumbai meals was at Ming-Yang, one of the restaurants at the Taj Lands End hotel. "We had pan-fried scallops, honey-glazed pork ribs, and Hakka braised pork belly," she said. "It was the best Chinese food I’ve ever...
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462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
Chelsea Handler discovered that the lounges at the St. Regis hotel are some of the best places in Mumbai for drinks and an afternoon snack. “They serve drinks with signature Indian spices like turmeric or cumin,” she said. “Go up to the rooftop...
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5, Bandra Kurla Complex Road, Kolivery Village, MMRDA Area, Kalina, Santacruz East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400098, India
While staying in Mumbai, aka the entertainment capital of India, Chelsea Handler made time for a Bollywood class at Dance Planet, where she learned "classic moves like the Thumka, the hip-bopping move you see in movies like Slumdog Millionaire."...
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1, Anandilal P Marg, Dhobi Ghat, Shanti Nagar, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011, India

This astonishing human-powered Laundromat near Mahalaxmi Station is where scores of dhobis (laundrymen) bring dirty clothes from homes and hotels from all over the city each morning to clean them by hand in big open-air troughs. It’s an...

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Plot No:602, Dr BR Ambedkar Road, Pali Mala Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
"Mumbai is where many cultures come together, and the food highlights this," Chelsea said of her time in Mumbai. She particularly loved the Pali Village Cafe, a hip little eatery in Bandra, [which] mixes Parisian with Italian and Indian."

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1/136, Dr E Moses Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018, India
Chelsea Handler loved the multicultural aspect of Mumbai's food world. "San:Qi, the restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, spans everything from Japanese food to classic chicken tandoori," she said. Head upstairs to the restaurant's sushi...
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Level 37, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
One of Chelsea Handler's favorite discoveries was the rooftop bar at the St. Regis Mumbai. "Go for 360-degree views of the Arabian Sea and a fresh lime and soda, the local drink of choice," she said. This appeared in the July/August 2017 issue.
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Bandstand Fort, BJ Road, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, she tries to stay right on the water. While filming the second season of her show in Mumbai, she stayed at the Taj Lands End, which is flanked by the Arabian Sea and the Mahim Bay. The five-star hotel features six...
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Colaba Causeway, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

This carnival of stall vendors and hawkers on the main thoroughfare is where you can pick up all kinds of knickknacks, from handicrafts and tie-dyed clothes to incense and jewelry. It’s frantic and fun, and you’ll need to bargain like...

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Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094, India
Set sail from Mumbai for one of Chelsea's favorite experiences from her trip. "Take the hour-and-a-half ferry ride to the Elephanta Caves, west of the city. You can shop for spices and bangle sets on the carts in Gharapuri, the village at the...
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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Facing the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India monument, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel blends Moorish, Florentine, and Indian architecture. The historic palace wing reopened in 2010 with 243 new rooms and 42 suites, including one that houses the...