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