Still fondly referred to as “Bombay” by many, Mumbai has a lot to offer to both the first timers as well as the seasoned travelers. Now India’s business capital, Mumbai has old alleys and laid-back bylanes juxtaposed with glitzy skyscrapers. It’s a city of culinary creativity that will give you one of the best food experiences in India. And the city’s shopping experience is just as unparalleled – from flea markets to high street fashion – you will be spoilt for choice.
Out plans for you in this city include exploring Mumbai with its residents. City architects will take you to see heritage homes and old neighborhoods, showcasing the history and culture of the city. Once you are on your own, you can watch luxurious yachts sail across the Gateway of India under the mellow setting sun, walk down the Juhu beach or the Marine Drive and visit the Leopold Café to feel the city’s pulse. Choose to swing by the Crawford Market, built during the British Raj and Chor Bazaar, India’s largest flea market for old knickknacks, glassware, posters, and tin boxes. In Mumbai, Flying Squirrel Holidays recommends a visit to the historic Elephanta Caves; the cave-temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mumbai is famous for its lip-smacking street food. And of course, a Parsi lunch is a must where you can get to taste the Keema Pav, Sali Boti, and Mava Cakes.
From Mumbai, if you choose Nasik, we’ll take you to the Sula Vineyards, Nasik’s oldest and the most popular vineyard in the region. You get to stay at India’s first wine resort and taste some amazing house wines. And if you choose Aurangabad, we take you first to the Ajanta Caves – 31 rock-cut cave monuments from the 2nd century BC, with paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. Ellora – a World Heritage Site – was built by the Rashtrakuta rulers and represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture
And for those who want to be at Goa, we suggest beaches of North Goa like Baga, Anjuna, and Calangute for all the fun and those of South Goa for some peace and quiet and wellness activities where you will find your very own patch of beach-side