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Things to Do in Mumbai

  • Dhobi Ghat

    The internationally famed Dhobi Ghat of Mahalakshmi is an open-air laundry that is more than a century old in origin. It is a place where washer men (dhobis) gather every day for their regular chore of washing clothes from hotels and hospitals of the city. Watching these men using age-old method of washing clothes with a flogging stone is a unique experience for most of the people. All these clothes are later starched and hanged on wires for drying. This place familiarises visitors with a completely different facet of the bustling metropolis.

    Dhobi Ghat area is lined with rows of open concrete wash pens, all of which have their own flogging stones. It is considered as the largest outdoor laundry around the globe. World Records India and World Amazing Records honoured this ghat with the World Record Certificate. The certificate was presented to Dhobi Kalyan and Audyogik Vikas Cooperative Society, which is the authority responsible for this place. This popular site was featured in its namesake movie, Dhobi Ghat, which was based on life in Mumbai.

  • Fashion Street

    Brimming with over 150 shops, Fashion Street is truly a shopper's paradise on the famous M.G. Road. This market sells a wide array of products from clothes and accessories to footwear, gadgets and more. Most of the shops at Fashion Street are set inside decades - old buildings that bear traces of Gothic architecture.

    Reasonably priced versions of latest designer clothes are also available here. Besides,fashionable earrings, colourful bangles, anklets, bracelets, sports shoes, mojris, Kolhapuri chappals and belts are available in plenty. Apart from clothes and accessories, there are shops that sell gadgets, electronic products and furniture. You can also relish delicious Mumbai street food at the on-site restaurants. No shopping mall can take over the charm of this flea market, which is thronged by students and teenagers almost all day long.

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How to Reach Mumbai

By Air

Mumbai is the gateway to India for a large number of travellers and is extremely well connected by air with most major destinations around the world as well as in India. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport lies about 30 kilometres north of the city. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 kilometres from the international airport and 26 kilometres north of the city.


By Train

Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by trains. Trains travelling from Central, East and West India arrive at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, or VT as it used to be called. Trains from the North arrive at Mumbai Central Station.

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Best Time to Visit Mumbai

Mumbai is the gateway to India for a large number of travellers and is extremely well connected by air with most major destinations around the world as well as in India. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport lies about 30 kilometres north of the city. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 kilometres from the international airport and 26 kilometres north of the city.

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