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bheruth janata society , indira nagar , mahim east, Patil Galli, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061, India
Residents of Mumbai line the very long sea wall every night to watch the sunset. It is incredibly beautiful. Although this looks serene - there are crowds of Indians for miles along this seawall. We were squeezed in with the others - which made it...
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Chowpatty Seaface Road, Near Savitri Phule Girls Hostel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India

South Mumbai’s 3.5-kilometer-long (2.1-mile-long) waterfront promenade is a popular spot for walking and jogging. Flanked by palm trees and the Arabian Sea on one side and Art Deco buildings on the other, the busy road culminates at its...

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Backbay Reclamation, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India
Organized chaos of ritual laundry in Mumbai. The open air Dhobi Ghat at Saat Rasta {seven roads} is a timeless tradition.
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Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India
Shopping in the back streets of Mumbai, just me, my sisters and the cow.
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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
I've always had a weird fear of henna art. The idea of letting dye seep into my skin until it disappears just never really appealed to me. But then I arrived in India, where so many of the women had intricate henna, or mehndi, patterns on their...
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Navyug, J.V.P.D, Scheme, V M Road, Vile Parle West, Ashok Nagar, 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...
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Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The best time to visit Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India is just after sunrise, when parrots and pigeons fly overhead, the streets are still relatively quiet, and the sky casts a golden haze over the waterfront in Apollo Bunder. Built to honor King...
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Janki Kutir, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
My first time eating Bhel Puri had to be from the best spot in Mumbai, naturally. This crunchy and tangy savory snack was the perfect start to a day of street food tasting.
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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The Gateway of India is a magnificent monumental arch. Behind this historic site is the Taj hotel, a wonder in and of itself. Between the Taj hotel and the monument, the littler things in life get lost, like these two small boats bobbing in the...
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I had no idea who Sachin Tendulkar was when I arrived in Mumbai. But my friends had a perfect analogy to drive the point home: he's the Michael Jordan of cricket. It was only proper that we pop into his casual sport cafe and sample the food....
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Dargah Rd, Haji Ali, Mumbai, India
The Haji Ali Dargah has been a Mumbai landmark forever. Well, wikipedia says 1431, but that's close enough for me. This picture is the view of the Dargah from our family's apartment. The mosque/dargah (tomb) was built where the body of a Muslim...
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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The Gateway to India is one of Mumbai's most famous landmarks and was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to their colony. From the sea, the Gateway is centrally located in the Colaba district of Mumbai where...
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Nothing better than a quick bite on the street in India. This man was selling Dosa and Chai, the perfect mid-morning snack.
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5, Ground Floor, Pheroze Building, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharashi Marg Opp. Danraj Mahal, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039, India
Refuel with citrus salad, fennel risotto with cherry tomatoes and saffron, and chocolate bread pudding at the new outpost of Indigo Delicatessen. This appeared in the November/December 2012 issue.
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New Shelter Premises CHS, Plot #119, 1st Road, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Sanctum carries vintage-style home decor, including distressed-wood chests, floral cushion covers, and a bar table fashioned from a street vendor’s pushcart. This appeared in the November/December 2012 issue.
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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.”
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Marine Dr, Mumbai, India
Catch a Mumbai sunset from the west-facing 3km sea wall known as the "Queen's Necklace". You won't be alone. Lovers sit two by two, enjoying a quiet moment alone before returning to their families. Groups of school friends take photos and buy cups...
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Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
There are just under 7 billion people on this earth and, as far as I can tell, all of them were in Bombay for Diwali this weekend. Ever since the deadly terrorist attack of 2008, the Gateway of India has been surrounded by barricades and metal...
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Ground Floor, Sadguru Sadan, Babulnath Rd, Babulnath, Chowpatty, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, India
If you're planning a trip to India, some of the first topics you'll most likely receive travel advice on are vaccinations, to drink only bottled water and what to eat and not eat. Most people may advise you to stay away from street food. After 2...
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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,...
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Chapel Road, 301, Cecilia Villa, 62A, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
No trip to Mumbai (or Bombay, if you're a traditionalist) is complete without a trip to Bollywood. Dead set on involving ourselves in a flick, my friend and I rose early every morn, lingering around the streets of Colaba awaiting to be approached...
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Chowpatty Seaface Road, Near Savitri Phule Girls Hostel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India
In the urban gargantuan that is Mumbai, one forgets that it is a city by the Arabian sea. Take a walk along Marine Drive in the Coloba district to feel a little more space. For visitors to India who have read "Shantaram," this stretch of street is...
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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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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...
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Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
One of the best features of this colorful city is the variety of supremely delicious street food that is available. From rich and creamy saffron and cardamom scented Kulfi (India's version of ice cream) to Pav Bhaji (a fluffy white bread drenched...
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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...
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Chowpatty Seaface Road, Near Savitri Phule Girls Hostel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India
Peace. Orange clouds. Songs of the sea. At high tides, the sea from the Marine Drive calms even the most weary minds. There is a popular saying in India, that the sea returns everything, never keeps anything within waters. Shoot thy troubles,...
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Shakti Niwas, Station Road, Jawahar Nagar, Goregaon West, Jawahar Nagar, Goregaon West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400062, India
Mumbai’s suburban train network is the city’s lifeline. It is also a Mumbai icon, instantly recognized and often used as a visual representative of the city. So how about taking a ride on it? Take the train from Goregaon station (built in 1867) to...
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Western Express Hwy, Yashodham, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India
Shopping centers in Mumbai are great places to spend a hot day and they contain everything you could need. The Oberoi Mall is one such destination in the city. You can spend the day shopping (especially during sale season), eating, taking a coffee...
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Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India
Recover from jet lag at the Oberoi, a sleek, serene hotel with waterfront views and 24-hour butler service. Every room faces the Queen’s Necklace, a marine strip so called for its nighttime lights that resemble pearls. Visit the concierge to...
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Nizamuddin, K Block, Sector 18, Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 110013, India
Don't leave India without taking an overnight trip on a train. The rail network is expansive, and can get you just about anywhere in the country for a few bucks. It seems like everyone we met was amazing, inviting, outgoing. We drank chai all...
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Padam Nagar, Sarai Rohilla, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
Starting from S. Rohilla Station, we took sleeper class to Jaisalmer. Hoping to get the "real" India experience, we booked the lowest. Little did we know, the trains in lower classes have not changed much since Partition it seems. A pair of...
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Mehrauli, Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Delhi's Qutub Minar, at 72.5 meters or 238 feet tall, is the tallest tower in India. Built as an Islamic monument in the early 13th century of red sandstone and marble, the minar is not without controversy. Some believe the tower...
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Sri Aurobindo Marg, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110023, India
Dilli Haat is an open-air market with 62 stalls that features both permanent and transitional vendors, allowing original items to be introduced regularly. The space, designed to resemble a traditional village market, was created to showcase...
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Airforce Golf Course, Delhi Race Club, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Put into a bowl one part Humayun's Tomb, one part Taj Mahal and a dash of whimsy, stir, and you have Safdarjung's Tomb. And you will have the place all to your self in the middle of crowded New Delhi. The tomb was the last great tomb built by the...
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F 14/15, Block F, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
I really like do shopping.. i enjoy it.. Baggout offers a best collection women clothing product.. like winter wear dress, jacket, scarf, jeans, etc.. in all brands and by online my popular retailer's like :- flipkart, snapdeal etc.
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I always prefer to try and get a 'local' experience when I travel for work, even if I don't have much time. Being a fair-skinned blue eyed young woman I knew I would stand out in India, and wasn't keen on doing a lot of exploring on my own. This...
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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

One night while reading a travel magazine, I saw an ad for India. It's a glowing picture of the Taj Mahal at sunset all golden pink and orange. The image and longing for such a sight seeped over and popped me in the heart. I jumped. I know with as...

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Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
The Taj Mahal is referred to as "the jewel of Muslim art in India,” by UNESCO in its listing on the World Heritage Site registry. The Mughal ruler Shah Jahan  had the truly magnificent white marble...
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Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
Dating back to 1080, the Agra Fort still holds much of its original splendor.
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Purani Mandi, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India
Timeless monument to love. Go in the early morning to beat the crowds and the heat.
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Sayyaji Rao Rd, Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, India
The Mysore Palace is an amazing piece of architecture. In fact it is India's second most famous tourist attraction after the Taj Mahal according to Wikipedia! The palace is a definitely a "must see" on any trip to South India. It is worth every...
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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
If you are in Delhi India, a trip to the Taj Mahal is a must! You could take a train (http://www.shatabdiexpresstours.com/delhi-agra-overnight-tour.html) which is only a few hours. However, I suggest hiring a driver and enjoy the sites, sounds...
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Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India
While most tourists head into Agra to see the Taj Mahal, you can easily make a day trip of it and see the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri 40 km away. In fact, you can negotiate with a taxi to take you to all three in a day and make it back...