Just a day, 24 hours may not be enough to explore any city, leave alone a city vast and intense and Mumbai.
Make the max of the Maximum City by investing every waking hour that you have on hand to soak in the flavours and culture of this amazing place.
Let us draw up and itinerary for you so that you are where you need to be and don’t miss out on any of the sights or sounds that this city may have to offer.
If you are an early riser, then good else make the effort, get out of bed and head to the Siddhivinayak Temple. One of Mumbai’s most revered places of worship that houses a 200-year-old Ganapati, is visited by the who’s who of the city, keep your eyes open you never know who you may spot doing darshan!
Jetting off to Mumbai? This bag is perfect for a short trip!
Pre pre breakfast stop
Head to Haji Ali Dargah in Mahalaxmi and make a pit stop at the Haji Ali Juice Centre. Try out their varied milkshakes and juices, the ones recommended are the Ganga Jamuna, the strawberry or mango cream- depending on the season, their dry fruit milkshake and their falooda. While sipping on your drink stroll around and soak in the view of the dargah on one end and the race course on the other.
Pre breakfast stop
With all that heaviness, you need a little workout, time to hit Bandra Bandstand, and on the way check out the Worli Sea Link and gape at the wonderment of it! Check out the humble abode of our top Khan’s here while doing a brisk walk on the promenade. Don’t be surprised at a number of bystanders waiting outside Mannat or Galaxy Apartments, take a try your day might just be made!!
Time to go to Pali Hill and the most iconic Candies. Iconic and a favorite of many, with a variety of food on offer from sandwiches to burgers, lasagne to pastries, you cannot decide what to eat and what to leave.
Carry this bag to stock up on essentials while you are out exploring the city!
Now some retail therapy time, Linking Road has the answers to all your problems. From clothes to shoes to accessories, whatever you need you shall find here. A shopper’s paradise for sure!
Catch a cab and soak in the views of the place or if you are a little more adventurous, take the local train from Bandra to Churchgate, this way you get a feel of the real city of dreams! Head to Colaba Causeway and step into Café Mondegar or Leopold Café. They serve some amazing food and a mug of beer on the side is a must!
A little more shopping maybe? You are at Colaba Causeway, this is a step up from Linking Road because you get some quirky or quirkier stuff here. You can grab some décor pieces, some antiques, brass items apart from the usual clothes, shoes, and bags do. You could pop into Theobroma for some of its famous Orange cake and tea. Then head off to Gateway of India which is parallel to the Causeway. The most famous Taj Mahal Hotel on one end and the Gateway on the other. A must see for sure when in Mumbai.
Head to the Fort area, the National Gallery of Modern Art is open until 6 pm. Pop in and appreciate the beautiful work in there from Hussain to Souza. You could walk across to Jehangir Art Gallery too, to check out the exhibits there. The sun is on its way out now, head to Chowpatty to just sit by the water and while at it, try out some of the world famous Bombay bhel, sev puri, pani puri, golas and the works!
If by any chance you are in Mumbai during the Ramzan then without a doubt the place to go to is Mohammad Ali Road. Meat lovers paradise, from kebabs to biryanis, from nalli niharis to mawa jalebis you will be stuffed for choices. If you are a vegetarian, then it is recommended that you head to Status in Nariman Point which serves the most delectable Gujarati Thali ever to be found!
If the shopping is a bit much, stuff it away in this spacious bag!
Head out to the Marine Drive after this, you do need to take a post dinner walk don’t you? Check out the Queens Necklace in all its glory and if you have space a bit of ice cream from Naturals maybe?! Take a stroll or just sit around and enjoy the breeze before heading back and snoozing off.
The sensory wonderment that is Mumbai has so much to offer that maybe a week wouldn’t be enough to touch all the spots, but follow this checklist and you can at least have solace knowing that you managed to pack in as much in a day as you could!!