As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps

Tripoto
30th Sep 2017

My recent trip to Mumbai was a brave decision because I was moving from one metro city to another. Being a Delhete, if you got a long weekend and someone ask you about your next travel destination, you probably answer like to visit Himachal or relax at beach in Goa.

But I chose Mumbai because I wanted to experience its culture, people, history everything.

Day 1
Photo of Mumbai Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

It was my first visit to Mumbai and I wanted to make my trip more interesting and memorable. So i did every possible thing in Mumbai and here I am sharing my experience through my words and photos.

First Day: As I reached Mumbai at 9 AM, so i had the full day to explore. Before hotel check-in, I had my breakfast. There were lots of options for breakfast from luxury to street vendors. I chose a local restaurant named "Pritam Restaurant". It was with simple ambiance & serve tasty breakfast. I started my trip with their local cuisine i.e. Vada Pav. One important thing I want to mention that If you really want to experience the taste of vada pav, avoid big restaurants and try vada pav in local restaurants.

Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal

Vada Pav at Pritam Restaurant

Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal

After hotel checked in, I called a taxi for 1500 INR for 8 hours.

On First day I covered Mount Merry Church, Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Maha Laxmi Temple, Chopetty, Hanging Garden, Amarsons Garden, Bandra band stand, Sea link.

Photo of Mount Mary, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Mount Mary, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

colorful candles outside mount mary church

Photo of Mount Mary, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Bandra Sea Link, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Siddhivinayak Mandir, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Mahalaxmi Temple, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Hanging Garden, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

Panipuri at Right Place near Amarsons Garden

Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal
Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal
Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

Watching Sunset at Amarsons garden was the highlight of my first day in Mumbai. Someone suggested to me a panipuri wala near Amarsons garden named "Right Place". Its pani puri was awesome.

Watching Sunset at Amarsons Garden

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Second Day: South Mumbai can't be covered in a day so I decided to go again to South Mumbai to explore the remaining sightseeing and eating joints. I chose to travel by local train rather than a taxi. I have heard a lot of about local trains in Mumbai. People says it the LIFELINE of Mumbai.

Mumbai Local Train

Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal

First I went to Mumbai Museum- Prince of Wales. To reach there (by train) you have to take a ticket to church gate and then a bus. It will drop you at the museum gate.

Day 2
Photo of Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

I have never seen such a vast museum in India.

After that I moved to Gate way of India. It was on walking distance from Museum. I had a plan to visit Elephanta caves but that that day caves were not open for the visitors. So I just took a 30 minutes ride on a Fairy.

Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

Fairy at Gateway of India

Photo of Gateway Of India Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

Then I moved to visit hotel Taj, took tea at Leopold cafe, tried 7 layer cookie at nutcrackers (Kala ghoda), Shopped some souvenirs at Colaba Causeway, Dinner at Delhi Darbar.

Photo of Delhi Darbar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Colaba Market, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

Tea at Leopold Cafe

Photo of Colaba Market, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Leopold Cafe, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Taj Hotel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

Roaming at Colaba Causeway and Delhi Darbar was the highlight of the second day. As I had to wait for 35-40 minutes outside Delhi Darbar for my dinner, but that wait had worth for me.

Third Day: My third day was on 2nd October, so most of the public places were closed. So I made that day light. I went for shopping at West Bandra then enjoy a Marathi play named "Welcome Jindgi", visit Varsova Beach, Enjoyed Mumbai Metro, and did last my day at Juhu Beach and sev Puri.

Day 3
Photo of Juhu Beach, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

Sev Puri at Juhu Beach

Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal

Marathi Play " welcome jindgi"

Photo of Prabodhan Thakary Hall, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

Forth Day: It was my last day in Mumbai and one more thing had left in my checklist that was "Sanjay Gandhi National Park".

Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal
Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal
Photo of As I Experienced - Mumbai Never Sleeps by Dipti Goyal
Day 4
Photo of Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal
Photo of Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Dipti Goyal

It was a working day in Mumbai, So I avoided local train and hired a sharing cab to reach there.

Unfortunately the tiger jeep safari and mini rail "Van Rani" were closed that day. So I directly moved to the Kanheri caves by a local jeep. It is about 7 KMs from the entrance.

Kanheri caves has hundred and nine caves in all. Most of the caves were used as the Buddhist viharas, meant for living, studying, and meditating. Some of them were important as mentioned at the entrance board because of their sculptures.

There is also a jain temple and Gandhi Smarak inside the national park. It took 3-4 hours inside the national park.

Now it was time to fly back to Delhi.

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