Hello! I’m Chaitanya Shah the creator of Traveling Curiously. I’m from the crazy city of Mumbai. It’s call the ‘City of Dreams’ in India and this little island is virtually a mini-India. Even with all its flaws and troubles I love the city because it has been my home for 23 years. I think every body should visit Mumbai at least once in their lives because it always promises to be an experience. Some people love it, some hate it and some can’t live without it. It is the ‘City of Dreams’.
Here are my 6 travel tips for Mumbai:
Do a Lunchex Tour with me:
Lunchex.co is a great platform for travellers to get guided local experiences with experienced bloggers in the city. Being a part of Lunchex, I plan to regularly host guided food tours & walks in the city of Mumbai. Click on the image to know more:
Don’t even think about travelling in Mumbai without these two things in your cell phone/tablet. These are must haves. The m-indicator app gives you a detailed time table for buses, trains and give you auto-fare card.
Try Bhajiya- Paav (Fries & Bread)
This is an invention that defines the metropolis of Mumbai. It’s a classic fusion of Maharashtrian & Portuguese food. Try it and I promise you won’t complain.
Visit the Prince of Wales Museum
It’s been re-christened as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangralaya. This museum houses some of the most amazing collection of art, archaeology and natural history.
Witness Ganesh Utsov (Ganesh Festival)
Ganesha is the god of the gods and the celebrations are of epic proportions. Imagine 10 million people out on the streets of Mumbai dancing to bollywood songs and having a blast. La Tomatina is put to shame.
Walk around Fort & Flora Fountain areas of the city
How to deal with the city:
Approach the city with an open mind and don’t have any expectations. It’s one of most universal travel tips for Mumbai.