I had mostly covered what I had on my list and headed back to South Mumbai and walked around Colaba for a while. If you are one of those who loves a random long drive, take a drive a little late into the night to and fro the Bandra-Worli sea link, a massive bridge built on sea. Roll down on your windows and treat your hair to a wild dance. You can stop at Juhu beach,but I chose to give it a pass (not much of a beach bum). Remember to go at night, it will be less crowded and don't get into the water if you don't want to wake up with skin conditions. I lost track of time and at around 1:30 AM headed back to the room and packed my bags.
I slowly walked the Marine Drive strip watching the glorious sun set on the horizon and let my legs dangle on the ledge watching the sun disppear into the sea.Dark set in and Mumbai started getting glitzy and glamorous. You could hit extravagant pubs, but coming from the pub capital,I chose to while away my time shopping at local markets. Walk around Boriwali, Andheri and Lokhandwala for the best Street shopping experience. It gets humid at night but you dont lose the swag. That's a Mumbai thing I guess. I treated myself to Street food (if you are hygiene conscious, seek out one's where you can see the kitchen and carry a sanitizer). I lost track of time, headed back to the room passing along the Gateway of India and Chatthrapati Shivaji Terminus to catch its glory at night and called it a day.
Crumbling colonial buildings, old-world charm, interesting anecdotes
Samovar Cafe: Located in Bombay’s Art district Kala Ghoda, this 40 year old cafe has seen many restaurants in the neighborhood come and go. The cafe is inside Jehangir Art Gallery and overlooks the garden of Prince of Wales Museum. Cutting chai, bread pakodas, mutton samosas, and chilled beer for the tired soul, Samovar makes you feel at home and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. The place is a big hit with writers, musicians, artists, researchers and tourists. Samovar shuts at 7 pm and they are not open on Sundays. (I like places that respect Sundays).