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1. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I may be moving to Mumbai at the end of this year, although it isn't certain yet. It all sounds very exciting, but I actually don't know very much about the place really. It would be great if people could give me advice on things to do, charity opportunities, great places to see, good places to eat and go out to, sport clubs, etc. Any info would be muchly appreciated.

Thanks Clarey

2. Posted by yacyac (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i am from mumbai.. mumbai is a great place to visit.. all i can say about is fast going city which is crowded like hell . :P hehe... well there are many place's to visit in mumbai. alot of food to taste. i should tell you if you stay in mumbai and didnt eat the local food then you have missed something really big.. try our pani puri, bhel puri, samosa's , pakoda's (well these are not course meal .. something which you can eat as a snacks) pav bhaji. wow.. there are soo many things to try. well you can go to shopping at fashion street which is at churchgate.. and also in the areas called bandra there are 2 place for good and cheap shopping that is elco market and linking road. we have great place's to visit too... gateway of india, musuem(sorry about my bad spelling) , powai lake, the beaches, carter road, bandstand, worli seaface, dont miss the nariman point, marin lines it is also known as the queens neckless. haji ali, i am surely missing alot of places. but i will let you knw more if you are interested. well if you want to go out clubbing there are alot of pubs in town like purple haze, madness, enigma, many many many... well you we have a range of restaurant from cheapest to the costliest. so depending on you budget you can find something out.. i am sure you will have a great time in bombay. if you want to do charity there are many many poor people around.. give them .. help kids for their education. you can do many things if you decide on something. by the time you come there wont be rains .. winter will start.. so get some warm cloths.. dont worry about it tho.. its not chillin in here.. max it will go down to 18C not more than that... and dont carry alot of meds with you.. we got cheap doctors here.. if you need any help you can always buzz me. sorry about the jumbled up information. what ever came in my mind i wrote it down for you.. well if you have time there are few mountians near mumbai you can always visit them. if you want some pics of mumbai.. i have a good collection of it.. i will send it to you. anyways .. it think i wrote alot .. and i wont bore you with unnessary information. if you need more message me anytime. i will reply you as soon as possible.

you friend

3. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey clarey . . great .. i'm sure you will love ..umm n hate the place .. well thats mumbai.. difficult to explain but you shall experience it soon.
Where in mumbai are you going to be . . could suggest accordingly..else it would fill up a couple of dozen pages. Yasar has covered a bit . . and there's lots more.
Cheers! n welcome to mumbai

4. Posted by yacyac (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

yeah... theres alot of stuff.. cant just cover in one post. i bet you will love the city..

5. Posted by navink2002 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Well if you do make it to Mumbai . Hook up with the Mumbai Couchsurfing gang consisting of expats and locals .
Mumbai for travellers

6. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Cool, thanks guys! Yasar thanks for all the information.

Unfortunately, I have no idea where we would be moving to in the city (that is if we do move to Mumbai, as its still not certain yet!).

I'll let you know more details once I have them. But the info I've been given so far sounds great! Thanks

7. Posted by yacyac (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

your are welcome.. its my pleasure to help you or anyone. its a old indian saying.. atiti davo bhava.. that means guests are like gods. anyways.. keep posting. i will reply you back.

8. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I have been staying in Mumbai a few weeks ago. It is a great place where you can have anything. The extremes and contradications are all very present in Mumbai. Very rich and very poor are living together. It is also very clear that the Britisch have been here. You can see that in the architecture but also the Britisch double-decker busses are still driving. It is a very crowded city, though. Mumbai has around 16 million inhabitants (that is the official number, probably more with people living in self-build houses). I think you will enjoy there.

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 14, 2006 2:42 PM by wouterrr ]