Mumbai for Anyone
Collected by Dottie Combe
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, began its journey to metropolis as seven islands along the coast of India. Over the years the city has grown into a financial and cultural capital. As you're swept up in the energy of the city you'll enjoy diverse culinary experiences, sprawling shopping, bustling studios, historic architecture, and some of India's most impressive open green spaces.
7, Raja Shetty Niwas, Gundavali Gaonthan, Azad Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400069, India
This is a two-level bar with the best martinis in town. Bonobo is always buzzing but has a chilled-out neighborhood feel. When the weather is nice, everyone wants to hang out on the big outdoor patio. It’s my go-to party spot any night of the...
Jaipur House, Shershah Road, Near India Gate, Delhi High Court, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Architecturally inspired by Royal Albert Hall in London, the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai started as a concert hall. After a 12-year renovation, the museum opened in 1996 with five galleries, an auditorium, a library, and a cafeteria....
Goregaon (East), 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...
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...
Global Pagoda Road, Essel world Amusement Park, Gorai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092, India
The Global Vipassana Pagoda is an impressive sight. Its stunning dome, the largest of its kind, can be seen from a fair distance. This pagoda serves as a Vipassana Meditation center, a technique that finds root in Theravada Buddhism. Beginners can...
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101, India
The Kanheri Caves come to life during India's monsoon season, when pools overflow into waterfalls and budding exotic greenery takes over Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The 109 Buddhist chambers were sculpted from an outcropping of basalt in ancient...
Indraprasth Complex, Pawan Building, Satya Nagar, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092, India
Mumbai's growing community of urban cyclists come to BikeShark for high quality gear, skilled services, and friendly encouragement. The store was dreamt up by three friends after a long sunday ride who wanted to create a space "by cyclists for...
Shop No.173/A/4, Shantaben Estate, Station Road, Goregaon East, Jay Prakash Nagar, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India
During the Mughal rule in India, aromatic spices were combined with nutty flavors to create what is now known as Mughlai cuisine. Around the same time, fried and roasted ingredients were mixed and layered over basmati rice to create a popular meal...
Asmita Bhavan, Ajgaonkar Maidan, Western Express Highway, Jogeshwari (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400060, India
The next time you're in Mumbai, sign up for a two-hour introductory session at Sagittarius Archery. A qualified instructor will take you through the basic techniques before arming you with an appropriate bow and arrow. When you pull that arrow...
Seven Bunglow, Bon Bon Lane, Juhu Versova Link Road, Gharkul Society, Seven Bunglow, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051, India
Across north India you'll come across dhabas: food stops serving wholesome meals to travelers. Urban Tadka is a big-city take on these highway institutions. The menu includes rich north India curries—butter chicken, reshmi tikka, Amritsari...
4, Mandlik Rd, Colaba, Behind Taj Mahal Hotel, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
With warm yellow walls and elegant decor, this former colonial bungalow was restored and transformed 15 years ago into a stylish restaurant. Today their emphasis on "Western" food and fine dining has earned them a favorable reputation in Mumbai—...
Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The Vada Pav is Mumbai’s version of a burger—well, sort of. The pav, or bun, has a small oval shape and is soft and pale in color. It is split in the middle and then stuffed with a spiced potato fritter, the vada, which is then topped by a sweet...
Shiv Sadan Apna Ghar, 27/C, 1st Cross Lane, Andheri West, Main Market, Lokhandwala Complex, 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...
Oberai Mall, Unit 10 & 11, First Floor, Western Express Highway, Goregaon(E), Yashodham, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054, India
India is one of those places where you can get a suit custom made without denting your pocket. The best place to get your suits made is at one of the well established Raymond outlets. Go to the store, pick out the material, and share your...