There are plenty of amazing beaches that you can visit during your trip to Mumbai. Avoid the more overcrowded shores of South Mumbai and head for the North West, where you will find Mumbai’s own residents on Sunday evenings. This is the best time to soak up some local culture, as you watch families playing on the sand. Then grab a snack from one of the many food stands, sit back and enjoy the sunset.
Mumbai is much more than a concrete jungle and has several green havens in which to while away an afternoon. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a must, if only to visit the 2,400-year-old Kanheri Caves.
Add a dash of glamour to your trip, with a visit to Film City in Goregaon, where you can watch Bollywood movies being filmed. Or why not take a tour of Dharavi, home to one of Asia’s largest slums and the backdrop to the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire? Walking tours can be booked, with profits going towards improvement initiatives.
On a sunny afternoon, a harbour cruise or tour of the markets with a local guide is a great way to pass the time.