Collected by Marti Kilpatrick, AFAR Local Expert
Exploring what the East has to offer...
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.
2, Krystal Building, 206, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
“When Hakkasan opened in 2011, it took the city by storm. It’s an international Chinese restaurant chain with the highest standards when it comes to food, drinks, and service. The soft-shell crabs and pork belly are musts, but it’s a pricey meal,...
261/63, Shamaldas Gandhi Marg, Marine lines, Navajeevan Wadi, Sonapur, Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002, India
On Diwali (celebrated November 13 through 17 this year), relatives and friends give one another sweets to ring in the lunar New Year. Watch locals light diyas (clay lamps) and make rangoli (colored-powder designs) on the streets to invite the...
Carter Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
There’s no better place to soak up the hubbub that is Bombay than Carter Road, which runs along the sea. It’s breezy and always packed with families, couples on romantic walks, and Bollywood stars. You see fancy bungalows on one end of the road...
bheruth janata society , indira nagar , mahim east, Mandvi 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...
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.
Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
In the afternoons the Gateway of India is pretty crowded but in the mornings visitors are scarce, i watched this young girl chase pigeons for about 15 minutes (until I felt I had contracted Histoplamosis) until she gave up. This monument in...
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