What to Do around The Westin Mumbai Garden City
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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.
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...
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...
Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon, Aarey Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400065, India
Amid the hustle and bustle of Mumbai awaits Chhota Kashmir, a park and garden that serves as a retreat from city life. The park’s lake is the one of the only places in Mumbai where you can take to the water in a rowboat or a paddleboat. Bring a...
Film City, Goregaon East, Mumbai suburban, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400065, India
Despite Mumbai’s concrete urban sprawl, there are a number of hidden green spaces where nature lovers can partake in nature walks, tours, and photography expeditions. The Bombay Natural History Society’s Conservation Education Center conducts such...
Versova Beach, Bharat Nagar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400047
Versova Beach is the place to kick off your flip-flops and let your toes sink into the cool, soft sand. When you find a comfortable spot, settle down, and watch the sun set. This beach isn't just a tourist spot—it is also where the local fishing...
Aarey Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spread over 4000 acres, the Aarey Milk Colony continues to be one of the city’s surviving open green spaces, much favored by joggers, runners, and cyclists, and nature lovers. Back when Mumbai had limited entertainment options, a Sunday picnic at...
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...
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...
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...
Malad Creek, Maharashtra
Mangroves play a crucial, often underappreciated role in Mumbai. The trees and shrubs line parts of the city’s shorelines, trapping silt and protecting the land from erosion. While deforestation and construction have destroyed many of Mumbai’s...
Vinoo Mankad Road, Church gate, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
Cricket is a passion, and you’ll see a pick-up game around every street corner. You can watch the professionals play at the Goregaon sports clubs, or if there’s an international fixture scheduled, catch the game at the national cricket stadiums....
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Visiting local markets when I travel is always a priority, and the Dadar Flower Market was no exception. The country celebrates occasions with over-the-top displays of flowers, especially temple celebrations and weddings. Jasmine garlands are...
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