Top 5 Offbeat Things To Do in Mumbai

In continuation with my previous post ,Mumbai has lot more to offer apart from the usual tourist attractions.

We will give you lowdown of 5 offbeat things to do in Mumbai by taking a break from the routine tourist destinations and exploring a bit more  of the city and soak into the feeling of a true Mumbaikar.

Mumbai Locals :

The lifeline of this city – the Mumbai Local. Heavily crowded,people practically falling off,this is certainly not the most comfortable ride during peak hours .You will be swept into the bogey without your effort  😉 Buy a ticket to a near by destination and experience the ride once.

Dabbawala :

A person who transport hot meals from homes to offices every day.This is especially for those who can’t get lunch from home.Mumbai has vast and a very popular network of Dabbawalas.

You can witness this in operation at Churchgate station, as the dabbawalas unload the lunch boxes from the trains and head to their customers’ offices.

Latest movie ” Lunch Box ” starring Irfan Khan is also based on this network.

Explore Dhobi Ghat :

The largest open air laundromat in the world.Next to Mahalaxmi railway station (the 6th station on the Western Line from Churchgate), central Mumbai is the largest open air laundry where thousands of dhobis (washermen) painstakingly hand washed dirty clothes brought from all around the city ,manually scrubbing, beating,cleaning and drying the clothes.

Bollywood Tour :

If you are a die hard bollywood fan. Then don’t miss a chance to get a glimpse of your favorite star and their homes. Hire a metered taxi and take a Bollywood tour. Manat, Jalsa, Pratiksha are favorites among the tourist.

Mannat - Shahrukh Khan at Band Stand

Mannat – Shahrukh Khan’s House at Band Stand

Mini Escapades :

Take a ferry from Gateway Of India,leave back the traffic and hustle bustle of the city and escape to some nearby places like Elephanta Caves, Mudh Island and Alibaug .


Ferry Ride from Gateway Of India

Share any other offbeat places in and around Mumbai in the below comment box.

Happy Reading 🙂 🙂 🙂


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  • Reply
    October 1, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I have to plan a trip to Mumbai, such a lot of things to experience!
    My only memory is visiting Elephanta Caves, many years back.

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      October 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      I too visited elephanta cave in 2000 but i did not like dat place 😛 😛

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    Ankita Sinha (@ankionthemove)
    October 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Havent ever been to local trains..although I have been to Mumbai thrice in my lifetime..Btw nice writeup.Hey whats your name?

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      October 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks ankita , u have an amazing blog ,I regularly visit ur blog 🙂 congrats on ur mia n indiblogger award 😀 😀

      Nxt time when u are in mumbai ,do experience mumbai locals 🙂 – Swati

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    October 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    One more offbeat thing is to visit Chorbazar!

    • Reply
      October 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      ohh Chorbazar …….is it safe ?? u will not get robbed in chorbazar right ?

      I have nvr been to chorbazar 🙂 Thanks a lot for stopping by 🙂

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    farzana & aliasgarmukhtiar
    October 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Nice one

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    October 27, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Nice blog well written. I wrote something about Mumbai Locals today. Thought you might like to read.
    Will love to have your feedback

    • Reply
      October 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Glad you liked my post ….was just going through your posts and blog 🙂

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    March 2, 2016 at 10:10 am

    “witnessing the dabbawala” and “exploring the dhobi ghat” would never come to the minds of people who do not belong to the place, unless they visit your blog
    It is written very beautifully.
    Awesome wits

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    Preetika Singh
    March 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

    “Witnessing the dabbawala” and “Exploring dhobi ghat” would never come to the minds of people who do not belong to the place, unless they visit your blog.
    It has written very beautifully.
    Awesome wits

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    September 15, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I have stayed for two weeks in Mumbai, but I have done most of this. Great work with this article. You will be happy you did it.

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