Mumbai

โ€œMumbai is the result of seven islands on the Konkan coastline that joined over time. The cityโ€™s eclectic nature is symbolized with the presence of the globally influential Bollywood film industry. Mumbai is truly an Indian cosmopolitan city with a sense of busyness that never sleeps. โ€

Off the beaten path guide to

Mumbai

Places to See

Mumbai Central Local Station
Nathani Heights Commercial,B'Wing,Shop no 57 Ground Floor, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400008, India
Gateway Of India Mumbai
Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Churchgate
Maharshi Karve Rd, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
Times Of India
Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Times of India, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Jehangir Art Gallery
11AM to 7PM
161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Famous gallery hosting exhibitions featuring top Indian artists
Marine Drive
7AM to 8PM
Mumbai, India
Seaside roadway and promenade along Mumbai's bustling shoreline
Kanheri Caves
11AM to 7PM
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101, India
Historical rock-cut Buddhist caves in the heart of a national park
Elephanta Island
11AM to 7PM
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Large rock-cut caves in an island off Mumbai accessible via ferry

Places to Eat

Raas
Swami Vivekananda Rd, Saraswat Nagar, Willingdon, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054, India
The Daily Bar And Kitchen
Ground, Swami Vivekananda Rd, Behind Shoppers Stop, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
La Folie Lab
Shop No.1, Libra Tower, 70, Hill Rd, Opp, Saint Peters Church, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Masaba
Shop No. G-2, Machinery House, Next To Mamagoto, The Pantry, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India
Kala Ghoda Cafรฉ
11AM to 11PM
10, Rope Walk Ln, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Well known cafe restaurant in Colabaโ€™s art district with good food
Sweetish House Mafia
11AM to 11PM
The New Mahalakshmi Silk Mill Premises, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Unit No 1, Sweetish house mafia, near NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011, India
Small cosy cafe serving brownies, cookies and milkshakes ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Burger bros
Permanently closed
Gagangiri Apartment, A 201, Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Marg, Hanuman Nagar, Pali Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Fast food eatery serving fresh burgers, nachos and milkshakes in Pali Hill
Koinonia Coffee Roasters
11AM to 11PM
66, Chuim Village Rd, Khar, Chuim Village, Danda, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Independent brewery offering a venue for conversation
$ Hakassan
11AM to 11PM
2nd Floor, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Modern Chinese restaurant serving lunch and dinner with dimsum
$ Yauatcha
11AM to 11PM
Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051, India
Contemporary Cantonese-Chinese restaurant with private dining rooms ๐Ÿ’ฏ
$ Romanoโ€™s
11AM to 11PM
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Area, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099, India
Upscale Italian gourmet restaurant with great ambiance and lighting
Pali Bhavan
11AM to 11PM
10, Pali Mala Rd, Adarsh Nagar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Sepia-toned ambient restaurant serving great North Indian food
$ The Sassy Spoon
11AM to 11PM
Express Towers, Plot A, Ground Floor, Ramnath Goenka Marg, next to HDFC Bank, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India
Chic restaurant serving a Continental and European kitchen
Greko
Permanently closed
Gagangiri Apartments, Off Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Bandra West, Western Suburbs, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Greek takeaway restaurant serving wraps called gyros, sandwiches and salads
Between Breads
11AM to 11PM
Shop No. 2 , Kalpitam Apartments, 16th Road, Pali Village, Khar West, near Hawaiian Shack, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Local joint serving hot dogs, burgers, and fries in Pali Hill Bandra
Gokul Refreshment
11AM to 11PM
Rizvi House, Hill Road, Hill Road, Bandra West, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Fast food restaurant serving snacks, chaat items and fruit juices
Cafe Irani Chaii
11AM to 11PM
Mia Mohammed, Rosary Building, Mia Mohd Chhotani Rd, Geeta Nagar, Mahim West, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016, India
Traditional Parsi cafe serving kheema pav, akuri and raspberry soda
Lashkara
11AM to 11PM
Shop Nos. 3 & 7, Dheeraj Arcade,Opp Jude Wines, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pali Mala Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Punjabi no-frill restaurant serving a variety of tandoori and tikka items
Chocolateria San Churro
11AM to 11PM
Shop No 11, Silver Pearl Building, Waterfield Road, opp. China Gate Restaurant, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Sinful cafe serving churros, waffles and chocolate fondue
The J
11AM to 11PM
Vaswani Mansion, Shop 3, Ground Floor, Dinshaw Vacha Rd, opp. HR College, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
Innovative joint serving the greatest varieties of french fries with toppings

Places to Drink

Su Casa
KC Marg, near Bombay Art Gallery, General Arunkumar Vaidya Nagar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
IBAR
No.7 & 8, Geliki Building, Ongc Colony, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Escobar
7:30AM to 1:30AM
VN Sphere Mall, 199, Linking Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Tapas bar offering a perfect spot to unwind after a workday with a view
Su Casa
12PM to 1:30AM
KC Marg, near Bombay Art Gallery, General Arunkumar Vaidya Nagar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Bar club with great plant decor offering tunes while catching up with friends ๐Ÿ’ฏ
Kitty Su
10PM to 3AM
Ground Floor The LaLit Mumbai, Airport Rd, Navpada, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059, India
Nightclub at the Lalit with electronic music events featuring famous DJs
Tamasha
10AM to 10PM
602, Samarth Vaibhav, Millat Circle, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400102, India
Bollywood inspired bar playing retro music with a decent crowd turnup
Little Door
5 to 11:30PM
Ground Floor Shri Siddhivinayak Plaza Off, New Link Road Opposite Citi Mall, Veera Desai Industrial Estate, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053, India
Cosy cafe and bar hosting live music performances with a great crowd
The Bar Stock Exchange
12PM to 1:30AM
Juhu Supreme Shopping Centre, Opp Criti Care Hospital, Gulmohar Road 9, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058, India
Trendy pub where beverage prices fluctuate with demand The
China House
10:30AM to 11:45PM
Sector 16, New Panvel East, Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410206, India
Cocktail lounge with a dance area serving Chinese dishes and electronic
Summer House Cafรฉ
Permanently closed
Juhu Rd, Opp Juhu Beach, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
Lively bar from Delhi with high ceilings and music
Social
10AM to 11:30PM
F31 Plot No. 39, Inorbit Mall, 1, Palm Beach Rd, opp. Vashi, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400705, India
Trendy cafe and bar chain serving unique cocktails and quirky food dishes
Opa
3PM to 1:30AM
Peninsula Grand Hotel, Lokmanya Tilak Nagar, Saki Naka, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400072, India
Exclusive Bar and lounge with a mediterranean influence also serving sheesha
Asilo
5 to 11PM
$
Level 37, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
Exclusive open-air rooftop bar and club offering views over Mumbai's skyline
Aer
5PM to 1AM
$
1/136, 34th Floor, Dr E Moses Rd, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018, India
Upscale open-air rooftop bar serving cocktails and tapas at the Four Seasons ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Places to Network

Prithvi Theatre
11AM to 11PM
20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India
Cultural theatre with regular drama and dance performances
Bombay Exhibition Centre
11AM to 11PM
NESCO, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063, India
Get more information about large expos and conferences
The Hive
Temporarily closed
Shop No. 2, Ground Floor, Parbhat Kunj, 25th Road lane behind KFC, Linking Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Unique co-working space hosting events with artists, comedians and plays

Places to Shop

Jinaam Fashion World
Shop no 109, Plaza Asiad, Swami Vivekananda Rd, Willingdon, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054, India
Vandana
304,305, Rajdoot CHSL, Linking Road, Khar West, opp. Rajkumar Jewellwers, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Manyavar & Mohey
14-A,Asiad Plaza,Ground Floor,Station Road, Swami Vivekananda Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054, India
CURATO
Plot No. 566, Delta Houses, 18th Rd, Khar, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
The Bombay Store
Western India House, Sir Phirozshah Mehta Rd, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Chumbak
No. 141, Ground Floor, Sassoon Building, MG Road, Rope Walk Ln, Kala Ghoda, Grant Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Filter
Shop No. 3, 43, VB Gandhi Marg, behind Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
FabIndia
Unit No. G2, Ground Floor, BG House Hiranandani Business Park, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076, India
Chumbak Store
R City Mall, No. F-27, First, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rd, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400086, India
Green Thumb Plant Boutique
Kannamwar Nagar, Rd Number 1, Vikhroli Village, Kannamwar Nagar II, Vikhroli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400083, India
Fabindia Apparel/ Home and Interior Design Studio
R City Mall, S-51B, II, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rd, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400086, India
Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt. Ltd.
Galleria Shopping Mall, 405, 4th Floor, A Wing, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076, India
POH - Progressive Oriental House
Kamala Mills Compound, Gate 4, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India
Nicobar
11AM to 6PM
IO, Saibaba Rd, Above, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Designer studio with a lovely collection of apparel and homeware

Luxury

Helicopter Ride
9AM to 5:30PM
Juhu Aerodrome, SV Rd, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056, India
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Yacht Charter
11AM to 11PM
504, Regus Business Centre,, Mafatlal House, H.T.Parekh Marg,, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
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IPL Cricket Game
11AM to 11PM
Buy tickets for Mumbai Indians T20 cricket to watch a live IPL game
Dome
9AM to 7PM
Colaba Workshop Building, Jamshedji Bunder, Lala Nigam Road, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India
Open-air cocktail lounge with a spectacular view over Marine Drive
Indigo
11AM to 11PM
Indian Mercantile Mansion (Extension) 5th floor, Madame Cama Road, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Modern restaurant serving a 3-course meal layered with creative ingredients
Wasabi by Morimoto
12:30 to 2:45PM | 7 to 11:45PM
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Contemporary restaurant serving the finest of Japanese kitchen
The Table
12 to 3:30PM | 7 to 10:30PM
Dhanraj Mahal, Ground Floor, Kalapesi Trust, Marg, below Hotel Suba Palace, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039, India
Fine dining restaurant serving San Francisco-style globally inspired cuisine
Masala Library
12 to 2:30PM | 7 to 11PM
Ground Floor, First International Financial Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051, India
Upscale dining restaurant offering a molecular food experience
Ziya
12:30 to 2:30PM | 7 to 11PM
The Oberoi, Mumbai, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India
Indian restaurant offering a fine dining experience with views over Arabian sea

Watch Out

Public places most commonly trains have gender segregated zones

Certain areas of the city can be very busy and also traffic jams are fairly common

Avoid drinking tap water and carry bottled or filtered water to stay hydrated

You can bargain prices while in street bazaars and markets

Taxis and rickshaws can charge higher if you're a tourist; use Uber or Ola apps