Mumbai for Friends
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.
3rd Floor,Oberoi Mall, Oberoi Garden City, Off, Western Express Hwy, Yashodham, Goregaon East, East, Maharashtra 400063, India
While Britain hasn’t ruled India for more than six decades, the former empire’s influence still lingers. At the British Brewing Company in Mumbai, you can toast the Queen while drinking an imported or locally bottled beer. The bar also serves...
90-9, 16th Rd, Pali Village, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
For a night on the town, head to the party suburb of Mumbai, Bandra, in your finest shoes and at your photogenic best. This is, after all, where the city’s most fashionable gather to have a good time. There are a multitude of cafes, dining...
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...
Industrial Area, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400102, India
Firangi Paani's daily happy hour is the perfect time to order beers, signature cocktails, wine, and more. Designed much like an English pub, Firangi Paani is all keg tables, leather chairs, and polished wood. There's also a decent menu, ensuring...
Oberoi Mall, Western Express Hwy, Yashodham, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India
Indian fast food, usually served along the street side, is collectively known as chaat. Each plate promises an explosion of tangy-sweet-spicy crunch. Most dishes are prepared with a combination of potato (boiled or in patty form), yogurt,...
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...
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...
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...
Andheri -Kurla Road, Sakinaka, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
Mahesh Lunch Home is a much-loved seafood restaurant with branches across the city. It is an old-school place—clean and comfortable, but not glitzy. Their seafood-focused menu serves favorites like tandoori pomfret, prawns koliwada, squid butter...
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
This was one of the most mesmerizing places in Mumbai. It was amazing to stand there and watch the dhobis (washer men) beating the clothes repeatedly on the flogging stones. I was astonished to learn the amount of clothing washed each day here and...
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...
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