Monday, July 18, 2016

5 Ways to Spend the Monsoon in Mumbai

The rain Gods have finally bestowed Mumbai with their blessings, rescuing us from its rather long sweltering summer heat. Here’s a list of places to enjoy Mumbai monsoon to the fullest.

1. Take a stroll down Marine Drive

Dark clouds looming over, feisty waves splashing on the shore and cool sea breeze makes Marine Drive an experience that will make you jump with joy like a child. Take a leisurely walk along the promenade and sample street eats such as pani puri, bhel puri and sev puri.

2. Grab a cup of chai at Prithvi Theatre coffee shop

Prithvi theatre is one of the most popular hangout for theatre enthusiasts. Listen to the sound of raindrops pattering on the cafe’s roof or lose yourself in a bookwhile sipping on your coffee.

3. A ferry ride from Gateway of India

Imagine sailing through gusting winds and mild drizzle that transforms the whole atmosphere seem like the set of a Bollywood romantic movie. Hop to one of the ferries that take travellers round the harbour.

4. Drive down to Tiger hill in Lonavala

Take the Mumbai-Pune expressway and zoom to the tiger hill. The hill has become a cool place to hangout almost throughout the year. But the beauty of the place is magnified when the rain gods bestow their blessings.

5. Chill out on the ruins of the Fort near Bandra Bandstand

The whole ambience of the bandra bandstand changes after monsoon showers. The bandstand offers view of the vast expanse of the Arabian sea. You can relax on the ruins of the Bandra fort and get a fantastic view of the sea and the city.

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