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10 Things That Will Make You Fall In Love With Mumbai All Over Again!

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HolidayIQ Travellers list 10 alternative things to do around Mumbai. They will certainly make you fall in love with the city all over again.

10 Things That Will Make You Fall In Love With Mumbai All Over Again!:

  1. Mumbai (Maharashtra)

1. Hike Up To Kanheri Caves

Hike Up To Kanheri Cavessource: propertydirection.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Jigar Waghela shares, “It’s an awesome place, to visit with family and friends, starting a local bus at 9 there after you have whole evening to explore the place. Tiger safari and lot more places that will attract you. All day long you can view the old carvings statues of Gautam Buddha. Its very adventurous stay in a group, as phone network won't give you any support as you are high somewhere near the mountains.”

2. A Sunset Boat Ride From Gateway Of India

A Sunset Boat Ride From Gateway Of Indiasource: ytimg.com

Enjoy the sunset like never before as you set sail on a luxury cruise on the Arabian Sea starting from the iconic Gateway of India. You can then head to the Colaba Causeway and have a few drinks at Cafe Mondegar. HolidayIQ Traveller Anupam Saurabh recommends harbour cruise from Gateway. 

3. An Evocative Experience, This! Listening To Qawwalis At Haji Ali Dargah

An Evocative Experience, This! Listening To Qawwalis At Haji Ali Dargahsource: Flickr.com- by Maharajas' Express

Qawwali recitals takes place in the dargah each Friday. The spiritual aura and great settings make for an evocative experience. HolidayIQ Traveller Rajkumar Gounder shares, “The holy Dargah is situated very next to the Mahalaxmi temple. People of all beliefs and religion visit this Dargah, which is situated few kilometres from the sea. Due to low tide, the visitors can visit the Dargah during the day till 4.00 p.m. and thereafter when the sea level rises, the path is covered by the sea water.”

4. Glide Across The Water At Girgaum Chowpatty

Glide Across The Water At Girgaum Chowpattysource: wikimedia.org

Experience the exhilaration of kayaking at the sought after Girgaum Chowpatty. Offered at the H2O Water Complex, you have professional guides who give a briefing and insightful tips regarding the same. HolidayIQ Traveller Vishwas Gowda shares, “Well most of the beaches or maybe all the beaches in Mumbai aren't suitable for swimming as they are polluted. Nice place for foodies, Chowpatty beach is the place where money rules, I mean you can enjoy the costly services available at the beach if you're ready to spend thousands. There's boating, jet ski, parasailing etc., I personally find these rides not worthy as they are lot cheaper in beaches of Goa. The beach is a nice place to take a walk and sit at the shore and hangout during sunset.”

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5. Relish Pav Bhaji At Matunga

Relish Pav Bhaji At Matungasource: holidayiq.com

The chatai pav bhaji at King’s Circle near Boscos is a great bet for a light night craving! This roadside eatery is famous for its pav bhaji and tawa pulao. The owner of the stall starts business around 6.30 in the evening. You can sit on chatai (mats) on the footpath and enjoy the food. This pav bhaji is prepared on a coal fired sigri. HolidayIQ Traveller Pai says, “This place serves amazing pav bhaji and pulav and is crowded in the evenings. Seating is on the streets on a chatai.”

6. An Extraordinary Experience At Warli Village

An Extraordinary Experience At Warli Villagesource: wikimedia.org

Explore the village and get to know about the tribe behind the famous Warli painting. 

7. Go Shopping At Chor Bazaar

Go Shopping At Chor Bazaarsource: holidayiq.com

Chor Bazaar, located near Bhendi Bazaar in South Mumbai, is one of the largest flea markets in India. The area is one of the tourist attractions of Mumbai. According to popular legend, if you lose anything in Mumbai you can buy it back from the. Says HolidayIQ Traveller Amit, "Chor Bazaar, in spite of this reputation, is said to sell mostly second-hand goods rather than stolen goods. The market is now famous for antique and vintage items."

8. Explore Areas Like The Fort And Kala Ghoda

Explore Areas Like The Fort And Kala Ghodasource: holidayiq

Kala Ghoda literally means 'black horse' and although the name sounds a bit odd for a location, it offers a great experience especially when you are somewhere in South Mumbai. If you are passionate about arts and architecture, Kala Ghoda is “the place” to visit. This small precinct has more landmark buildings that not only talk about the past of Mumbai, but also talks about the colonial architecture. You can pick up any landmark building here like Prince of Wales Museum now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya, Elphinstone College, Army and Navy Building, David Sassoon Library, St. Andrew and Columba Church, Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue and even the Mumbai University building.

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9. Take A Wine Tour At Solapur

Take A Wine Tour At Solapursource: holidayiq.com

Fratelli Wines are closely associated with Italy as compared to most winemakers in India that associate themselves with French wines. The name itself means Brothers in Italian. It’s an Indo-Italian venture. The winery is located at the Motewadi vineyard and they offer 10 varieties of labelled wines. And if you are in Solapur, "The Siddeshwar temple is a sight to see for every person visiting there. The ancient carvings are a sight to see on the temple walls. People here speak Marathi primarily and Hindi although we were surprised to see people conversing in Kannada. Some things never cease to amaze!" says HolidayIQ Traveller Gaurav Kumar. 

10. Enjoy The Bandra Fair

Enjoy The Bandra Fairsource: flickr.com- by Humayunn

HolidayIQ Traveller Akshay Mashelkar shares, “Mount-Mary-Church is very quite place to be at. The place has a great scenic view of the beach. Also, the history of the church is also divine . You can spend your time in peace over here for hours besides during Bandra fair. For 2015, the fair starts on 13th September and ends on 20th September.

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