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Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
When visiting Mumbai, a must-see is Elephanta Island. For just a few dollars, take a ferry from the Gateway of India to the island. The ferry ride takes about an hour and is an experience as well. Mumbai from the water is impressive. Once you land...
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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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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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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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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 art spaces abound across South Mumbai, notably in the districts of Fort and Kala Ghoda, which hosts the Kala Ghoda arts festival in February. The Chemould Prescott Road gallery focuses on well-known contemporary Indian artists, including the...
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Vitthal Rao Shivarkar Road, Oppsite Handicap School, Wanwadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411040, India
When in Mumbai, visit Khyber Restaurant for some of the best Indian food you can find in the city. The restaurant is beautiful inside and boasts a menu of all the authentic dishes from India. My favorite is the chicken badaami.
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1st Floor, Pheroze Building, Above Indigo Deli, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Marg,, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India
As manufacturing moves out of the city, industrial spaces are being repurposed. In 2011, a boutique, cafe, and flower shop called Le Mill opened in a former rice mill near the naval dockyards. Roughly half the merchandise is made in India....
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Mani Bhavan, Hughes Rd, Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, India
Mani Bhavan is a simple old-style, two storied building in Mumbai. Whenever Mahatma Gandhi was in Mumbai between 1917 to 1934, he stayed here. It is now converted into a museum and research centre. It belonged to Shri Revashankar Jagjeevan...
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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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1, Anandilal P Marg, Dhobi Ghat, Shanti Nagar, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011, India
As Chelsea Handler recently discovered, Dhobi Ghat, which is known as the laundromat for all of Mumbai, is one of the best places to meet the city's locals. "Clothes are hanging everywhere and people are working," Chelsea said. "But it’s a really...
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Adarsh Nagar, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Last year the young restaurateurs behind the popular Pali Village Cafe opened a second restaurant just down the road. Pali Bhavan has a bar on the ground floor and a dining room upstairs. The menu features some unusual dishes from all over India,...
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Zeba Centre, Mathuradas Mill Compound,, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
Opened in 2007, Blue Frog is a theater, restaurant, club, and record label housed within an old textile mill. From a futuristic pod, you can watch live musical performances by artists such as composer and percussionist Talvin Singh. 91/(0)...
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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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Shiv Sadan Apna Ghar, 27/C, 1st Cross Lane, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053, India
Mumbai has a number of historic markets that offer eclectic and economic shopping, and some colorful photography options. Spread across the city, some of these are speciality markets (clothes, antiques, spices, flowers), some have a bit of...
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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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Jamshedji Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
Most of Mumbai’s historic sites are studded around the South Mumbai area. There is much to see and do here: from bazaars to museums, to galleries, to historic landmarks. You can take a tour of the city’s Victorian architecture, from the Gateway of...
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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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Shop. No.1, A.N. House, 31st Road, Lane Opp. Shoppers Stop, Off Linking Road,, Bandra (W), Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
I often check out this curio shop that sells flip-flops, tote bags, and home goods such as picture frames and lamps. Everything has a funky, modern design and is super affordable. It’s an easy place to pick up souvenirs. —Manu Chandra Shop No. 1,...
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Film City Rd, Film City Complex, Aarey Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400065, India
Mumbai is the home base for the Hindi Film Industry, popularly known as Bollywood, and one of the most iconic industry locations is Film City. Film City is spread across 500 acres, and on most days employs hundreds of artists and technicians. Set...