Start your Mumbai Meander on the southern tip of Mumbai, in the former colonial area known as Colaba. There are colonial buildings to admire and plenty of contemporary flair in the upmarket district’s cafes and malls. Browse the local fruit market and electronic gadgets at Colaba Causeway bazaar, then bone up on Indian history at Gandhi’s House, the city refuge where the Mahatma stayed when visiting Bombay in pre-Independence days.
Mumbai locals love to shop and eat, and with some of the best markets in the country to browse, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t join in. Whether you’re looking for jewelry, saris, antiques, contemporary fashion or seasonal fruit and veg, you’ll find it at one of Mumbai’s many markets. When you’re feeling hungry after all that hard bargaining, head to Chowpatty Beach at dusk to watch the sunset and snack on Mumbai street food sold by the bagful by beach vendors. For a sit-down feast, order savory pancakes at legendary Swati Snacks.