Kick start your day early, with a nice jog on the Marine Drive Promenade as you take in the best Vitamin D and a great memory of the sunrise.
Cool down and head towards Kyani Bakery, a breakfast place run by over 3 generations. Just a 10 minute stroll from Marine Drive, the egg-bhurji with cheese is the dream breakfast for any foodie.
After loading up on some calories, head for a walk of the city’s many cultural heritage sites. Places like the Green Gate Dock, Ballard Estate, Town Hall, Flora Fountain or the Prince of Wales Museum. There can be no limit on the number of places that have the most interesting stories behind it. Be sure to visit this worn down building opposite the Kala Ghoda junction, which surprisingly enough was – a) Asia’s first 5 star hotel & b) Home to the famous writer Mark Twain on his trip to India.
- Town Hall, Ballard Estate
Punchvati Gaurav is a popular place known for its Indian cuisine and especially, their Veg Thali. Their menu is bound to stir up your appetite just as fast as the food that can satisfy your hunger pangs.
- Punchvati Gaurav, Marine Lines
This is the best time for you to experience the Mumbai Local trains. They’re not excessively crowded at this hour, contrary to what they’re notorious for. Although, make sure you buy a ticket, no matter how long the line. That is because no matter what the rush, the TC’s are always there to nab ticket-less travelers.
- Mumbai Locals
Head to Linking Road for some retail therapy. This road stretches across and joins many parts of the suburbs of Mumbai. The name has just stuck, but these places have seen booming development. From women’s accessories to kid’s wear, this place has it all.
- Linking Road, Mumbai
Carter Road, with an abundance of food outlets, is your ideal place to be for a tasty evening snack. From coffee at CCD to Shawarma at Carter’s Blue, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the number of options you’ll see.
- Carter Road, Bandra
Make your way for the one of the most picturesque spots in the city. Bandstand at the end of Carter Road has its own charm. The sun setting over the Arabian Sea at the end of your horizon is definitely one of the most beautiful sights in the world, no matter where you’ve been.
- Bandstand, Carter Road
Between bandstand and Hill Road or Pali Hill, you will come across several restaurants, each providing the only obstacle between you and a delicious meal, the obstacle of choice. So many places with several different cuisines, from Korean to apna desi Indian food, Bandra has it all.
- Eat Thai, Thai Cuisine, Bandra
After having pampered yourself over dinner, pick from the different places that spell out Mumbai’s nightlife. ID restrictions shouldn’t be a problem as long as you’re older than 21. The music is always on point, as the youth today would like to call it and the clubs remain on till about 2 am.
- Tryst Club, Lower Parel
Of course you’re tired and hungry. After having a banger night and living up the Mumbai nightlife to its fullest, you can visit one of the many food joints that are open till the wee hours of morning. This kind of explains the name ‘The City That Never Sleeps’. There’s Mini Punjab or Sigdi in Bandra, or Ayub’s at Fort and the very popular tourist attraction, Bademiyas in Colaba. A quick roll to satisfy all your midnight munchies that you can enjoy on your way back to your bed. Bachelor’s on Marine Drive is also a very popular joint for some amazing mid-night dessert indulgence.
Retire to your Smart Stay room at the Ginger Hotel in Mumbai where your neat & tidy room along with the cloud-like fluffy bed awaits your arrival. Reminisce the day as you drift off to sleep with high emotion, the emotion that is Bombay.
- Ginger, Andheri