Kendra Cook’s India
Collected by Kendra Cook
36-B, Turner Road, Opp. Crossword Store, TPS III, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
I grew up in Delhi shopping at this chain for high-quality Western and Indian cotton clothes, and I still gravitate to it. Unlike most of the stores in Bandra, which aim to be trendy, Fabindia has stuck to its conviction of simplicity when it...
Film City, Goregaon East, Mumbai suburban, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400065, India
Despite Mumbai’s concrete urban sprawl, there are a number of hidden green spaces where nature lovers can partake in nature walks, tours, and photography expeditions. The Bombay Natural History Society’s Conservation Education Center conducts such...
Showroom F-24, Unit G-2, Oberoi Mall Pvt Ltd, Oberoi, Off, Western Express Hwy, Yashodham, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India
Jewelry is a very important aspect of Indian life. Many Indians have family jewelers who design traditional patterns most commonly used during the festive and wedding seasons. However, if you’re looking for more contemporary styles, try a modern...
Shop No. B-5, Old Furniture Market, Opposite Oshiwara Petrol Pump, Oshiwara Bridge, Swami Vivekananda Rd, Pratiksha Nagar, Jogeshwari West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400102, India
Old benches with handcrafted backrests, beautiful writing desks, well preserved prints, cast-iron lamps with intricate detailing, and massive grandfather clocks—these are just some of the treasures you can find at the Oshiwara furniture market....
Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
This five-star hotel is one of the most iconic in Mumbai. Catch a glimpse of its grandeur with a seaside stroll along P.J. Ramchandani Marg, before wandering around the nearby Gateway of India for a “very India experience.”
Kolivery Village, Vidya Nagari, Kalina, Santacruz East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400098, India
We walked from the light into what felt like an underground world of silk and chiffon, where Indian shopkeepers sat on raised platform beds and beckoned us to discover their unique worlds of color. There is sari shop after sari shop, no two alike,...
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Chelsea explored Colaba Causeway to gather souvenirs from her trip. “The vibrant saris and kurtas are incredible. I bought some for all my friends’ kids." Lose yourself amidst the sea of food vendors and shopping stalls; it's near impossible to...
Navyug, J.V.P.D, Scheme, V M Road, Vile Parle West, Yamuna Nagar, Nehru Nagar, Airport Area, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
Raman Patel knows a lot about silk. He works at Kala Niketan, a Mumbai-based fabric warehouse that started in the south of the city and now has four retail outlets plus exporting offshoots. The company supplies many local fashion designers, who...
20 Janki Kutir Juhu Church Road, Janki Kutir, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
It comes as no surprise that, as the city that gave rise to Bollywood, entertainment is a huge industry in Mumbai. Open since the 1970's, the non-profit Prithvi Theater has been bringing the stage to life for decades. Specializing in professional...
159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India
Ancient weapons, sacred statues, intricate ivory: the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum) in Mumbai is a must-see in the area. The gorgeous colonial-style building seems to sag under the hot Indian...
Vinoo Mankad Road, Church gate, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
Cricket is a passion, and you’ll see a pick-up game around every street corner. You can watch the professionals play at the Goregaon sports clubs, or if there’s an international fixture scheduled, catch the game at the national cricket stadiums....
Versova Beach, Bharat Nagar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400047
Versova Beach is the place to kick off your flip-flops and let your toes sink into the cool, soft sand. When you find a comfortable spot, settle down, and watch the sun set. This beach isn't just a tourist spot—it is also where the local fishing...