Famously known as Bombay, the capital of Maharashtra is the most populous city in India. But the seven islands that form Mumbai were actually home to Koli people. The island was under the control of various colonial rulers before being ultimately passed on to the British East India company. Located on the Konkan coast, it has a natural deep harbor. Mumbai is also home to three UNESCO world heritage sites- the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Elephanta Caves, and the Victorian buildings. On an economic note, Mumbai was also named as an alpha world city and the richest city in the nation. As par, it also houses the number of millionaires and billionaires who live side by side the world’s largest slum- Dharavi. Today Mumbai is the commercial, financial and entertainment capital of India.
If you want to visit this city, then the doorway is through the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which welcomes both domestic and international flights. For advanced bookings, you might be able to get the cheapest Dubai to Mumbai flights, New York to Mumbai flights, London to Mumbai flights and so on.
When visiting Mumbai, there must be a lot of expectations to see the best. So to live up to your ideas, here’s a list of the must do and must-see places in the city of dreams:
• Have a crab at Bastian: Food is what defines a Mumbaikar. This seafood restaurant which has a unique East meets West amalgamation going on. Our recommendation is to opt for the fresh seafood section with all the lobsters, mud crabs, prawns, and fish. Pair them up with some of their delightful pan Asian sauces.
• Be in awe of Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum: Constructed in the Renaissance revival style, this gorgeous museum consists of around 3500 objects which are based on Mumbai’s history. This includes lacquerware, manuscripts, Bidriware, books, textiles, pottery, weaponry, and maps. But it’s not just the inside that awe-worthy as the building itself, with its ornate columns and beautiful chandeliers is a glorious sight to behold.
• Try out Bademiya Seekh Kebab Stall: These are some of the most popular late-night stalls that attract plenty of nightlife with their veg and nonveg items. Their meat-heavy menu which consists of the succulent tikka rolls and freshly grilled kebabs are a delicacy. If in the area, we would strongly recommend you try this out.
• Shop in Kulture Shop: If you are fishing for souvenirs then look no further, this is touted as Mumbai’s cool center that brings along a lot of art and illustrations from India artists. You will find basically everything here, from coffee mugs and art prints to stationery and T-shirts.
• Visit the Taj Mahal Palace: Probably the most recognizable landmark in Mumbai, this hotel is built with a blend of Renaissance and Islamic architectural styles. Built by JN Tata in 1903, this landmark has endured the test of time and more.
Mumbai is a city like no other, people from both sides of life live in relative harmony. The old world charm combined with the new world money cannot be found anywhere else.