The entertainment capital of India is where dreams come true. Mumbai got its name from the Koli inhabitants who thrived on this land and worshipped the goddess, Mumba. This city of dreams is also where the rich-poor divide is the most glaringly visible and its proof also lies in its population density of more than 20,500 people per square km. But Mumbai doesn’t lack wonders to surprise you with. Not many know that it is where a rare and original manuscript of the Divine Comedy is housed. It has also given India a lot of firsts, like the first luxury hotel, first airport, first electric rail system, first railway terminal and more.
Want to know this city where both worlds meet? Then fly to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport which caters to both international and national flights. You will easily be able to get tickets for cheap flights from Dubai to Mumbai, Japan to Mumbai, New Zealand to Mumbai, New York to Mumbai and more such destinations.
Since the travel plans are set, let us tell you about all the places to visit and fun things to do in this city
Fill your tummy at Bastian
Bastian is a seafood restaurant which has a very unique combo that glorifies the connection between East and West. We seriously recommend that you sample from their fresh seafood offerings, especially the lobsters, prawns, mud crabs, and fish.
Whether it is souvenirs or for something fashionable, you will find cheap but amazing stuff in this city. Don’t let the dense population frighten you, as you go exploring you will find literally in here, which range from repair shops, second-hand books, translators, shoelaces, art by Indian artists and so so much more.
Visit the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Built in the Renaissance revival style, this beautiful museum houses a hefty collection of about 3500 objects which includes manuscripts, lacquerware, Bidriware, textiles, books, maps, pottery, and weaponry. But it’s not the objects within which will mesmerize you. Take a tour of the building in itself and its ornate columns coupled with mesmerizing chandeliers will surely be wondered to behold.
Enjoy the Sunset at Bandra Fort
Bandra fort is a very famous place to head towards but due to pollution levels, the sunset visibility can vary. But we can assure you the view from the Worli Sealink bridge is really impressive. Come for the sunset and stay for the fort, as the fort itself is an architectural beauty as well. We would advise you to steel yourself for some Hardy bargaining which you will have to do with the rickshaw pullers to even get here.
Enjoy the street food
All the exploring will surely leave you tired and hungry. If you are worried about a budget then you can rest easy as one of the best things about Mumbai is Mumbai’s Famous street food so you will be able to recharge at ease while on the move. Do try out Pani Puri and Pav Bhaji for sure.
Mumbai is a city for everyone and you will surely take back fond memories of this visit- be it through souvenirs, photographs or just through vivid memories of a unique culture and its hospitable people.