3 days in Mumbai
1st October 2023 at 13:13AndyLondon 1 post
2 of us are flying into Mumbai on Saturday morning, then catching the train from CSMT station to Goa at 5am on the Tuesday morning. Late October. Does anyone have any good hotel,restaurant or other tips, or travel tips to get to CSMT Station early enough to catch the train? We are a male couple so would be useful to know if any hotels or places are too conservative to accommodate us (we are conditioned to look like 2 straight friends so no PDA). Any tips on cool hotels or eats or drinks appreciated!2nd October 2023 at 15:52supergraeme 97 posts
You’ll see plenty of chaps holding hands there, don’t worry! PDA all over the show.
Sadly my Mumbai knowledge is 20 years old so I’m of no help.2nd October 2023 at 17:26bungalow 121 posts
Head to The Oval (the park) and join a team for a quick game of cricket.
Go to Victoria Station and wait for a train to arrive – any train, just to watch!
Go see The Laundry, and try to catch the Dabbawalas (lunch box delivery men) head off with their bikes and poles.
And consider a quick visit to “the hanging gardens”, if only for the real reason they are called that!!
(They’re nothing to look at btw…)2nd October 2023 at 17:45masaccio 599 posts
I’ve stayed in a few places in Mumbai, but nowhere comes close to the Taj. You’re about just right for the best timing for booking decent rates too. Cheapest room is fine as long as it’s in the old part of the hotel and not the tower. It’s about 15 minutes from the station. There are loads and loads of restaurants in the area.
Adding to the above, if you like history, the Elephanta Caves are a fun half-day excursion. Be sure to save a few hours to lounge by the pool at the Taj drinking G&Ts.2nd October 2023 at 19:00BBbetter 204 posts
Have some vada pav. That’s the most popular snack there. Not sure if eating at roadside sellers is a good idea though.
There’s a Gandhi museum that’s worth visiting.2nd October 2023 at 19:28pbcold 318 posts
Following as I`m there in 2 weeks for the cricket – thank you for the idea!2nd October 2023 at 22:02strickers 483 posts
Same for me as above, book a Club room at the Taj, main hotel and not the tower. Should include a one way transfer unless the terms have changed, also having breakfast overlooking the Gateway to India is pleasant. Magic Tours of Mumbai have some offbeat trips that might be of interest?3rd October 2023 at 06:15masaccio 599 posts
Oh, the mention of a tour reminded me of the exceptional Dharavi slum tour from Reality Travel. If it sounds like gawping at poor people, it’s not.4th October 2023 at 14:49SBIre 95 posts
The Taj is great, but I’ve also had a fantastic stay at the Oberoi, if that is more your style. They organised a fun walking tour as well, which was great4th October 2023 at 15:30strickers 483 posts
Dhaaravi was a very interesting place to visit, they’d be offended if you called it a slum. Slumdog Millionaire is an unfortunate title.
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