Mumbai, Maharashtra, India for life changing experience

Mumbai has been on my list for a long time to visit. The people of Mumbai always pride Mumbai as being India’s Maximum City. In the near future it will be a powerhouse in fashion, finance, and film. They are investing deeply in Mumbai’s wealth as India is set to overtake China as the world’s fastest growing economy.

Shopping in Mumbai is actually really fun, something that I usually do not include on my vacations. We were walking around Mumbai and would stumble upon abandoned colonial cotton mills that have been turned into fancy shopping centers. The signs are sprawled throughout the streets. After walking around and finding shopping malls with the Indian fashion labels like Rohit Bal and Manish Malhotra, we took the new and so very hyped Mumbai Monrail to have lunch at Olive Bar & Kitchen.

The second day we took a boat ride to Elephanta Island, completely desolate of the crowds and fresh air. There is a nice sea breeze and from an outward observance you can really think about how colonialism came to Mumbai and also how it ended.

There are so many options for food when it comes to Mumbai, my suggestion is to try as much as you can handle. Its all so very good!

Insider Tip

Be careful when riding the public train it can be very packed.

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