Mumbai, the capital of the State of Maharashtra, is India’s New York and Hollywood all rolled into one. Trains roll into Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) from all over the country packed with people who have nothing but hope and dreams. Being a “Mumbaikar” means a lot of things, but you can’t refer to them as locals. That’s because a local here refers to the suburban electric trains that take Mumbai’s teeming masses from home to work and back. One of the signature thrills in Mumbai is squeezing your way into a crowded local and managing to get off in one piece.
If you have a strong stomach, you have to try some of the mouth-watering foods. Remember vada pav, puri bhaji , misal pav, pav bhaji, idli sambar, and dosa. There’s no point in explaining what these dishes mean – you should just know that it’s all extremely spicy stuff that’s often made and sold on the streets in food carts. If you wish to have a full Indian experience, join one of the street food tours, during which you local tour guide will suggest you the best and tastiest delicacies. Mumbai for tourists can likewise mean a lot of things. You can stick to the usual tourist attractions and join the tours to the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Hanging Gardens, Flora Fountain and the Jehangir Art Gallery. Or you can wade in, join a local private tour and experience the real Mumbai – the one that the locals (the people) enjoy. Think of touring through the endless line of sidewalk vendors in the Fort area, or beachfront fast food with an ocean view at Chowpatty or Juhu Beach. Local are very friendly and welcoming. Booking one of the custom private Mumbai tours will give you an opportunity to experience Mumbai in completely new light.
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