India’s financial capital is famous for its high-rise buildings, swanky malls and lavish residential complexes, but backpacking in Mumbai can let you discover the city’s other pocket-friendly and enthralling side as well. From affordable hotels and free places to visit to street shopping and sampling popular street-eats, Mumbai has a lot to offer to backpackers visiting the city on a tight budget.
Who wouldn’t love backpacking through the various streets of Mumbai? Of course you would love it. And who better than Dragonfly Hotel & Apartments to be your Backpacking Buddy on your hiking voyage. Comfort on a budget is what Dragonfly Hotel & Apartments provides and the quality service despite the low prices will keep you coming back for more!
Mumbai is a city, But Bombay is an emotion. Take a long walk alongside restless tides by the Marine Drive Promenade or get lost in the Wilderness of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, this city shall offer you more every time you visit it.
Here’s your guide to do things in Mumbai city without burning a hole in your pocket:
- There are lots of things that require you to put aside a budget, but some of the best experiences in Mumbai are those which are absolutely free. From gazing at the marvelous architecture exhibited at the Gateway of India to muddying the soles of your feet at Chowpatty beach or take a walk along the rocks on the shores of Bandra bandstand or the 30 elegant steps leading up to the colonnades of this historic library are justly famous. The stately exteriors of The Asiatic Library has been pulled into service by Bollywood to portray courtrooms and administrative structures because of its unmistakable air of authority.
- Surrounded by the magnificent Arabian Sea, there are a number of beaches in Mumbai that offer everything from glorious sunsets to iconic film locations. So take a break from the chaotic city life and head to these beaches for a relaxing break with family and friends. Beaches like Juhu Beach, Aksa Beach, Chowpatty Beach and Versova Beach are some of the unmissable places to visit in Mumbai.
- With unending stretches of roadside stalls selling everything from furniture and household to trendy apparels and footwear, there are plenty of options for street shopping in Mumbai. While south Mumbai’s local shopping hubs include Fashion Street, Colaba Causeway and Crawford Market, the suburbs are complete with Lokhandwala Market, Hill Road and Irla Market. So leave your credit cards behind, grab some cash and hone your bargaining skills and head to these local shopping haunts to snag some funky clothes, shoes and accessories.
- From Vada Pavs to Kababs, we tell you about street eats that Mumbaikars love and where you should try them. Kababs at Bade Miya to Pav Bhaji at Sardars/ Amar Juice Centre. From milkshakes at Haji Ali’s Juice Centre to Vada Pav at Dheerajs. And not to forget Mumbai famous Street Chaats at Elco. You can also try the various Khao Gallis at Bandra, Vile Parle and Borivali.
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