Mummy says….The city of dreams, the financial capital of India, home to Bollywood – Mumbai is all that and more. It is full of hard-workers, actors, and most of all – Dreamers. Mumbai has the most prolific film industry and one of Asia’s biggest slums, existing together in one area. Also the fashion capital of India, Mumbai can be described in so many ways.
The rivalry between two biggest cities in India: Delhi and Mumbai is well-known. From social media to real life examples the competition has always been there. However, Delhiites should at least visit Mumbai once and experience things that they are missing and vice versa. Both cities complement each other in diverse ways. If you are looking to travel to Mumbai, then Book Delhi to Mumbai flights at lowest airfare from one of the leading travel portals like Yatra.
So, if you looking for your first ever trip to the City of Dreams, here are 5 things you should experience that will make you fall in love with Mumbai:
Get up-close with Bollywood
Bollywood is the lifeline of India, and it is established in Mumbai. The Indian world of filmmaking started in this city. People have a very special place in their heart for Bollywood, that is very personal. Nothing can match the eagerness of a Bollywood fan, who is planning a trip to the city that revolves around three inspiring words – light, camera, and action. If you count yourself among those who find the world of acting and entertainment captivating, then it is time to let loose and indulge in these fun activities.
- Get a taste of claps and whistles at a single-screen theater
- Visit famous locations where films have been shot in the past
- Click pictures outside Mannat (SRK’s home) and Pratiksha (Big B’s home)
- Sign up for a guided tour of film city
Unwind by the SeaSide
Take a walk on Marine Drive, a 3.6 km boulevard and one of the most iconic landmarks in Mumbai. Also known as the Queen’s Necklace, the entire stretch bears a resemblance to a shimmering necklace at night with all the street lights glimmering. Driving through the Bandra-Worli Sea Link is awonderful experience in Mumbai and taking a famous house carriage rides (Victoria Ride) at the Getaway is a great way to soak up the atmosphere.
Experience Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals in Maharashtra and Mumbai being the capital sees a fantastic celebration. During the 10-day festival you can seek the blessing of Lord Ganesha and indulge in mouth-watering modak preparations at one of the pandals throughout the city.
Relish Street Food
Mumbai is incomplete without its street food. Every item on the menu is iconic to Mumbai. Savoring Vada Pav, Channa Chat, Sev Puri, Ice Golas, Prawns, Pav Bhaji at a street or on a beach will take you closer to the real flavor of ‘Amchi’ Mumbai. The famous Masala Chai has turned many coffee lovers to tea enthusiasts.
Watch a Play
There’s a play happening in somewhere in Mumbai every day. Several theatres host a plethora of plays from different genres. Some great theatres are Prithvi Theatre, NCPA, and St. Andrews auditorium. If comedy is your thing, make sure you visit Laugh Factory . Prithvi Theatre is super popular among the theatre-lovers, and there is always something special going on. There is also a Prithvi Café which is a real treat especially when it is dotted with dim China lamps.
Have you ever visited Mumbai? Is it somewhere you would like to go?