Most Unique Experiences to Have in Mumbai in 2020
Skip Marine Drive and Juhu Beach, Check Out These Unique Experiences to Have in Mumbai in 2020
Tourists in Mumbai are seen watching the sunset at Marine Drive, taking a stroll at Juhu Beach and relishing the delicious street food around the city. Though all of these experiences are fabulous for travelers in Aamchi Mumbai but the city has a lot more to offer for enthusiastic travelers. If you are planning a trip to the lively city of India with an intention to have some of the most unique experiences in Mumbai, we have got your back. Here’s a list of things you can do to have an exceptional our of Mumbai.
Enjoy a Live play at Prithvi Theatre
Got huge interest in movies, plays or have zeal to make a career in films? What could be a better place than Prithvi Theatre to get closer to your dream, when in Mumbai! Built by Shashi Kapoor and wife, Jennifer Kapoor, Prithvi Theatre commemorates the great Prithvi Raj Kapoor. It is one of the most popular theatres in the city hosting modern plays on a regular basis. You can go for a live play, explore the bookshop or be a part of the theatre workshops held over tea at the Prithvi Café.
Enjoy the fun rides at Essel World
You can’t call your holiday in Mumbai complete without going on a day trip to Essel World. It is among the most adventurous amusement parks in the country. It boasts some of the most enthralling and adventurous rides like Hoola Loop, Crazy Cups, Rio Grande Train, Senior Telecombat, Shot and Drop and Caterpillar. It is the ultimate place to de-stress your mind and body.
Within the premises of Essel World, there’s the Water Kingdom, the biggest and oldest in India. It will be the perfect escape in summers into the waters – swimming, playing and enjoying the fun water rides like Wetlantic, Brat Zone, What-a-Coaster and Adventure Amazonia.
Price: INR 949 for Essel World & INR 999 for the Water Kingdom
Shop at Chor Bazaar
Sounds creepy? Well, Mumbai’s chor bazaar is one of the best places for shopping in the city. So, shopaholics planning a trip to Mumbai here’s where you can go crazy picking home decors, handicrafts, trinkets, Bollywood Posters, clocks, antique lamps, and list is long! It is one of the exciting things to do in Mumbai as chor bazaar is different from all the other shopping places in the city when it comes to unique collection. You will find almost everything from small to large at Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar.
Timings: 11:00am-7:30pm; closed on Fridays
Try those amazing Parsi Cafes in the city
When exploring Mumbai, do not miss out trying the authentic Parsi Cafes around for delicious food and beverages. Some of the most popular Parsi places in the city include Café Military, Dadar Parsi Youth Assembly’s Snack Center and Britannia and Co. Try the authentic Parsi and Irani delicacies like patrani machhi, saas ni machhi, beri pulao and dhanshak. To all the foodies reading this – Mark it on your Mumbai itinerary now!
Capture the sunset at Bandstand
For decades, Bandra’s Bandstand has been one of the most fantastic hangout places in Mumbai. Also known as Jogger’s Park, it is also a perfect spot for a romantic date. Visiting bandstand with your partner during sunset would be the best thing of the day. Slick a few selfies, capture the red setting sun while relishing tasty corn on the rocks.
Explore the Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an architectural site located on the coast of the Arabian Sea. It is known for the marvelous rock-cut caves that depict the cult of Lord Shiva. This architectural wonder can only be reached via ferries from the Gateway of India. The popular sculptures here include Nataraja, Ardhanarishvara and Maheshmurti (three-headed Shiva). You can explore the caves, take a stroll and go trekking to the Cannon Hill for some adventure.
Timings: 9:00am-5:00pm; Closed on Mondays.
Entry: Indians: INR 10; Foreigners: INR 250
Explore the ancient Vasai Fort
If you have interest in history, exploring the Vasai or Bassein Fort can be one of the most unique experiences to have in Mumbai as most travelers reach the city with a fantasy to click pictures in front of Mannat and Jalsa (which is also an experience in itself but not for history buffs like you). Vasai Fort was owned by the Portuguese Army but the Marathas overtook the site. Today, the fort is almost in ruins with just the rock pillars and three chapels. You can hike to the top of the fort and allure the spectacular surroundings.
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