"Kuch haqiqat ki boonde
Mere sapno par giri hai
Yeh jaado ki nagri hai
Ye mehez seher to nehi hai"
- Amandeep Singh
The above lines somewhat describes the whole essence of Mumbai. Many will say there is nothing to explore in a metro city but the moment you step into that city of chaos, you will experience a quaint feeling of silence in yourself. You can suddenly listen to your heartbeats in the middle of sirens, traffic, heat and crowd. You can suddenly watch your dreams magnify when you walk along the dingy lanes of the city.
I have tried exploring every corner of the city – I ticked many and I missed some, not because I didn’t have time but because some locations just grips you hard and does not let you leave. The below itinerary is a complete budget trip yet keeping in mind that I don’t get over exhausted and still able to tick off my favorite places. Being a budget trip, the trains and staycations are booked accordingly.
• The cost will include every transportation availed
• The food will include everything I ate that day
How to reach
Though there are many flights plying between Delhi and Mumbai daily but if you want to keep your costs in a limit, book a Sleeper class.
I booked my tickets on AC chair car (GaribRath) that leaves Nizamuddin Railway station around 3-30 pm and reaches Mumbai by next day morning 8am. I chosed this train because of its punctuality and hygiene.
Cost- 1700 INR (including return fares)
Food- 100 INR
There are many hostels scattered all across the city but make sure your stay is close to most of the locations or at least can be accessible easily from the local railway stations.