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8 Stupid Myths About Living In Mumbai Busted!

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HolidayIQ Travellers clear all the myths about living in Mumbai.

8 Stupid Myths About Living In Mumbai Busted!:

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1. Mumbai Is Unsafe. Until You See People Are Always There To Help

Mumbai Is Unsafe. Until You See People Are Always There To Help
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HoilidayIQ Traveller Surjit Singh shares, “Mumbai never sleeps. It is a lovely city, especially the night life. I always hang out with friends at night when I am in Mumbai. The days are busy with heavy traffic. Weather is always great!”


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2. It’s Damn Crowded. Until You Take A Serene Walk On Marine Drive

It’s Damn Crowded. Until You Take A Serene Walk On Marine Drive
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HolidayIQ Traveller Pravin Gule shares, “Marine Drive is the soul of Mumbai. For people living in Mumbai or visiting Mumbai, Marine Drive is a must-visit. Walk along the sea, take a break at Nariman Point and Girgaum Chowpatty. Have kulfi in front of Chowpatty. Visit Taraporewala Aquarium and Hanging Gardens around this area.”

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3. Mumbai Has Goons All Over. Until You Understand It Has The Best Police

Mumbai Has Goons All Over. Until You Understand It Has The Best Police
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HolidayIQ Traveller Jae Rajesh from shares about his experience with Mumbai cops, “Mumbai local trains are a very convenient way to travel in the city considering the heavy road traffic that exists there. The railway police are quite prompt in responding to any complaints regarding this. Be conversant with the route (there are 3 separate lines), if necessary make a note of the stations in each route.”


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4. The City Is Very Expensive. Until You Grab A Meal For 10 Bucks

The City Is Very Expensive. Until You Grab A Meal For 10 Bucks
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HolidayIQ Traveller Mahi Gulat shares about Mumbai vada-pav, “One of my favourites in Mumbai is vada pav! Whenever I am there, I always make sure of having 3-4 vada pavs each day. Recently Mumbai celebrated World Vada Pav Day - Aamchi Mumbai's Best Gift to Foodies!”

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5. There’re Hardly Any Sightseeing Places. Until You Chill On It’s Islands

There’re Hardly Any Sightseeing Places. Until You Chill On It’s Islands
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HolidayIQ Traveller Ronak shares about Manori island, “Manori is an ideal place for a weekend break or a one-day picnic from Mumbai. It lies close to Mumbai but once you reach the place, it feels that it is miles away from the city.” HolidayIQ Traveller Richa adds, “Hardly an hour’s drive from Mumbai, it is a great option for a quick getaway.”


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6. Shopping Would Burn A Hole In Your Pocket. Until You Hit Colaba Causeway

Shopping Would Burn A Hole In Your Pocket. Until You Hit Colaba Causeway
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HolidayIQ Traveller Prithi shares, “Colaba is best place for shopping for girls. You can buy beads, slippers, shoes, chains, bags and purses. Fashion Street is another place where you can shop at affordable prices. Hiranandani is also a shopping paradise.”

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7. Festivals Are Commercial. Until You Witness Ganesh Chaturthi

Festivals Are Commercial. Until You Witness Ganesh Chaturthi
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HolidayIQ Traveller Nagesh Kamatr says, “Ganesh Chaturthi is traditionally celebrated festival in Mumbai. On all nine days, Mumbaikars dedicate themselves and participate in the puja. The tallest Ganesha and the richest in the world is kept at the GSB Seva Mandal Tentat Krida Mandir.”


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8. You Spot Bollywood Celebs All The Time. Until You Lose Yourself On The Bustling Streets

You Spot Bollywood Celebs All The Time. Until You Lose Yourself On The Bustling Streets
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HolidayIQ Traveller Pai shares about Matunga Road in Mumbai, “This place serves amazing pav bhaji and pulav and is crowded in the evenings. Seating is on the streets on a chatai.”


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