New Delhi, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/05/2015 -- Warm and friendly Mumbai has many surprises in store. It is young, it is vibrant and it is the financial hub of India. Mumbai boasts of a diverse nature and a multi-cultural lifestyle. Take a detour from all things touristy and try something different in the Maximum city. It plays host to various cultural festivals. Discard your inhibitions and revel in these celebrations. The Kala Ghoda festival is one such fiesta, which showcases works of various artists in the field of art, music dance and theatre.
Take an evening off to watch a play at the Prithvi Theatre. Founded by Shashi Kapoor and his wife Jennifer, it hosts plays throughout the year. It encourages young and upcoming directors and revers the legendary ones.
A delicious mix of history and the madness makes for a busy agenda in Mumbai. The Gateway of India tour is one of the most important facets of travel to Mumbai. The Elephanta Caves, Haji Ali Dargah and Marine Drive are some of the best of Mumbai attractions.
Mumbai is perhaps a unique city where other than the Museums and monuments, people throng to the locals getting along with their daily chores. The dhobi ghaat and the assembly of dabba wallas are always included in the tour packages to Mumbai.
Another sui generis feature that the city enjoys is its coastline. No other metropolitan city in India has that. You can spend the day just strolling on the Marine Drive or take a ferry to Elephanta caves.
Compass India Holidays Pvt. Ltd, suggest you take a sailboat and do a day cruise. Departing from the Gateway of India, sail pass some of the city's oldest Lighthouses with Seagulls soaring above your head. Sail past the naval base, a sight reserved only for the few fortunate, watch the shipping channel, where you can see ships leaving for distant lands leaving behind promises on lips and hopes in mind. You can go up to the deck, put your feet up and let the gentle splashing of waves, calm the chaos in you. Compass recommends watching the sunset from the deck, which will be one of the most memorable memories from a city called Mumbai.
The most ardent shopper might just tire, as Mumbai has so much to offer. Alongside the big brands, the most interesting artifacts and hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered. One of the most interesting places to visit in Mumbai is the Chor Bazar. It is a permanent flea market, with tumultuous mess shrouding it. Street shopping in Hill Road is a must too.
"A city tour is always incomplete without seeing a museum" – Says Durjay Sengupta, CEO of Compass India Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai has a few good one but my favourite are the Bhau Daji Lad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum", he adds.
Located at Byculla, The Bhau Daji Lad Museum steeps in Indian culture and history. Built in 1871, this grand structure is now revamped and restored under the watchful eyes of The Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage. The museum houses a fine collection of 19th century paintings and pottery.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum founded in the early years of 20th century by eminent citizens of Mumbai is another attraction of Mumbai. The structure of the museum is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Amongst other relics and artifacts, items from the daily lives of the people, belonging to the Indus Valley civilization are in display here.
Compass team members scoured the city and listed some of the best street food. A trip to Mumbai is incomplete without sampling some of these sumptuous, savory snacks. From vada pav (a potato cutlet fried in a batter, sandwiched between buns) at Anands to Keema (minced meat) pav at Olympia Coffee House, Mumbai spoils you with choices. There are many fine dining options too. Lying on the Konkan coast, Mumbai has fresh supply of seafood. The buzz around the world is over organic food. The prawns and crabs in your plate come from the day's catch and not from a distant, cold freezer. Food all over in Maharashtra is easy and quick to pull together. The essential logic is, food should be made with fresh and easily available ingredients.
Mumbai is synonymous with Bollywood or the Indian Film Industry. Many iconic studios like Film City and R.K. studios are here. On special requests, Bollywood tours can be arranged. If desired, one can drive past homes of famous movie stars.
About Compass India Holidays PL
Compass India Holidays offers several itineraries, which include Mumbai. Most of the itineraries are designed in a manner that it incorporates all the must see of Mumbai along with the various alternate options. Compass strives to give a different experience each time, so itineraries are always customized. New aspects are always added to the tour while bracing the old ones. They say you only live once, at Compass they say live a little more.
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