Alternative ideas for enjoying yourself in Mumbai

Enjoying a city like Mumbai can become a difficult task thanks to its excessively crowded streets and tourist areas.

The only solution to this problem lies in finding hidden places within Mumbai and around the city that can offer you a unique and different experience.

Let’s look at some of the options that can make Mumbai a different and exciting city:

Mumbai by night

The city of Mumbai shows its true colours when the sun goes down. The city lights up at night and shows a completely different world where anything is possible. Plan a date in Mumbai with the most exotic call girls or enjoy alternative nightclubs with the best music. Mumbai nightlife can rival that of any European capital.

Mumbai International Film Festival

Once every two years, Mumbai holds its International Film Festival, where producers and directors from all over India come to Mumbai to this very prestigious festival. The main attraction of the event is the shorts, documentaries, and animated films.

Pandavkada Falls

Not everyone knows about this place, making it a great alternative for escaping the hustle and bustle and exploring the goodness of nature. The falls are located in Khargar in Navi Mumbai, very close to some beautiful Buddhist caves and the hills of Khargar. Monsoon season is the best time to marvel at the falls in all their glory.

Mahakali Caves

A real spectacle, the Mahakali Caves are the remains of one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Mumbai. Carvings and Buddhist mythology make this a very interesting place to visit.

Homemade food experience

A different kind of culinary experience involves sampling traditional homemade food in Mumbai. You can choose from a wide range of options: Bohri, Mangalorean, Maharashtrian, and Koli cooking, among many others.

You could also take part in cookery classes and learn a little about the preparation of their recipes.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival of Lord Ganesh, celebrated on the anniversary of his birth. It is believed that Lord Ganesh is powerful enough to eliminate all of life’s troubles and obstacles.

The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm between the months of August and September. Lord Ganesh is the patron saint of Maharashtra, and there are over 6,000 idols in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi alone.

Banganga Music Festival

A popular two-day music festival organised in Malabar Hills, Mumbai. The main aim of this festival is to demonstrate, and help save, the country’s cultural heritage.

It is usually celebrated early in the year, normally in January.

Mumbai is a big city with a great capacity for surprising visitors; plan your journey and discover the most alternative Mumbai there is.

Ranbeer Maver is a Computer Science undergraduate. He's a geek who embraces any new consumer technology with inhuman enthusiasm.