Mumbai is the perfect place for the monsoon season. Here are few of the things you can do to enjoy the true essence of the rains.
1.Go for a drive on the Bandra-Worli Sea-link
Drive down the scenic route of Bandra Fort, the fishing villages and the Mumbai city skyline. See the fierce tides of the sea turning violently, enjoy the pleasant breeze against your face and touch the raindrops. Add a perfect monsoon playlist in the extensive background and it naturally makes it the most Bollywood ride of your life.
2. Get wet at Marine Drive
“Some people feel the rain; others just get wet” , heed to Bob Marley’s words of wisdom and head to Marine Drive to feel the rain. The sound of the sea waves hitting the shore shortly silences the chatter of the crowd followed by ecstatic cheers and woohoos. Indulge in some cutting chai and fragrant coffee promptly sold by the bhaiyas circling the area. Don’t forget getting a raincoat as the chances of your umbrella flying away is high.
3. Grab hot Gujarati snacks at Mahavir Nagar, Kandivali.
What is a raining day without some hot jalebi, dhokla, kachori and fafda. Mahavir Nagar in Kandivali is a home to several houses Gujarati sweet and snack shops. Head over here to enjoy some hot and fresh snacks. Few of the notable ones are Rajubhai Dholkawala, Mumbadevi Jalebiwala, Gopal Locha and Shree Ram Sweets and Farsan, Mahaveer Murlidhar Farsan Shop.
4. Hang out at Gateway of India.
Spend time at this iconic heritage site with high tides touching the road.If the tide is low, you can also enjoy the ferry boat at Gateway. Indulge in some monsoon snacks and relish the experience. You can also visit the restaurants at Taj Hotel ,Bademiya, Baghdadi Restaurant, Olympia and Leopold café.
5. Go trekking to the hotspots.
Marvel at the evergreen lands and savour the lush scenery on your delightful drive to the prime spots near the city. You can set off trekking to Khandala and drop by the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. Put your hiking boots on and trek to Prabalgad Fort, Chanderi Fort, Manikgad Fort and Kothaligad Fort. Don’t forget to try out the cutting chai and fresh Vada Pavs
P.s Some of the spots could be shut due to extreme high tides by the Mumbai Police.