Planning to visit the land of dreams where anyone in this world would love to try his luck and become successful? I have a few inputs for you which will surely turn you into a Mumbaikar once you visit them. Mumbai Lifestyle is fast changing. If you want to live a moment you ought to grab it before the time fizzles out. In Mumbai, you are supposed to be at the right place at the right place.
Everyone knows Mumbai so what new do I have to scribble here. Almost everyone knows the specific tourists attractions in Mumbai but I am here to discuss some of the Offbeat places in Mumbai which might not be in someone’s itinerary but one must visit them to have the feel of the city.
Mumbai Lifestyle – Only Local Train network
The most fascinating thing about Mumbai Lifestyle for a non-mumbaikar is travelling into a local train. Mumbai has got India’s widest local train network divided into three lines; central line, western line and harbour line. If you have arrived in Mumbai then you should take a stride at least once in the peak hours into the local trains.Here you would people laughing out loud together, enjoying bhel puri and snacks together and the fact remains they really do not know each other. They are just local train partners. Here the normal hawker will give you on credit believing that you will pay him off tomorrow as this is his usual route. This relationship is shared among the traveller and this trust can only be seen in Mumbai local trains.
Visit Marine Drive
Marine drive is a beautiful boulevard spread over 3.6 Km. in a C shape along the coast of a natural bay. Marine Drive is also known as the Queen’s Necklace because, if viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace. This is the place where mumbaikars come over for a morning stride, sit here with friends and share their day. People come to observe deep waters and feels at peace.
Enjoy Chat at Chowpatty
This sounds a very common activity which every one wishes to do. Mumbai is known for its chat and chowpaty is a place where you would find all possible things to tingle your taste buds. There are local stalls for bhel puri, Pani Puri and on the other side of the road you can find the best cuisines from the New Yorker, Cream centre etc.
Take a ride through Bandra- Worli Sea link
Pass on once from the Bandra-Worli sea link also officially named as Rajiv Gandhi sea link. It is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed steel viaducts on both the sides. It is one of its kind in India and has been built to connect the westerns suburban areas of Mumbai to the main business hub of Mumbai i.e. Nariman point and Worli sea face.
Shop at Mahatma Phule Market
Really wish to feel the congestion that a mumbaikar face every day while travelling or shopping then visit the mahatma phule market colloquially termed as Crawford market and the nearby areas. This is one of the most crowded places in the city and this market has everything to offer you. Be it vegetables, fruits, grocery, meat, clothes, home decor. You think of it and this market has a special shop for your requirement. Buck up your bargaining skills before you enter here.
Gateway of India
It is opt for its name. During the 16th and 17th century when the air routes have not developed this coast of Mumbai was the only gateway to India. And this was reason Mumbai has turned up as the economic capital of India. To make it mark in the history a gate like structure is constructed and give a name ‘Gateway of India’. It is a triumphal Arch and is the best tourist attraction in Mumbai.
Although the list has not ended. In Mumbai you can find a lot of other places to make your trip memorable. A few of them are Ajanta ellora caves, siddhivinayak temple, haji Ali dargah, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Hanging Gardens and many more.