Ditch the guide-books! Here are a few off-beat things to do in Mumbai

Often called as the city of dreams, Mumbai has always been a fascinating destination for people in India and across the world. The financial capital of India is very popular among travellers. Many of them visit the city for work, some visit for leisure and it can be said that most of these people think that when in Mumbai; people can visit the Gateway of India, get themselves clicked outside The Taj and spend an evening in Juhu. However, a lot of people don’t know that there are many unusual things to do in Mumbai.

These things and places are which the guide-books won’t tell you. It’s time when you ditch the boring itinerary of ‘things to do in Mumbai’, and follow these tips whenever you’re visiting Mumbai:

Next time in Mumbai, go surfing!

Do you know that you can go surfing in Mumbai? There’s a Mumbai Surf Club located at the quiet and clean Rajodi Beach. The beach is located between Arnala and Kalam beach. If you’re wondering that how will you go and surf, then don’t worry, Krishna, a 19-year-old surfing prodigy will help you out. The surf club was founded by Dr. Suyash Rawat. Krishna and Suyash are certified surfing instructors by International Surfing Association (ISA) and have earned accolades at some of the top surfing competitions. In case of any medical emergency, you are in the hands of one of the top doctors in Mumbai.

If you want to go surfing, here’s the link that’ll help you in getting all the details:


Poetry evenings @Prithvi Café

Poetry is something with which you can form a very deep connection. It is much more than just storytelling. It connects the outside world with the world inside you. If you’re a poetry lover, then Mumbai has a lot of hidden gems to offer and one of them is the Prithvi Café. This legendary café organises a lot of poetry events every now and then.  It also has an open Mic every Monday. You can easily keep track of their events on their Facebook page. For more details, you can check out their website- http://prithvitheatre.org/

Mumbai midnight cycling

The city of dreams is famous as one of the fastest cities of India. Often people say that one forgets to live a normal life in Mumbai. However, that would be too harsh to say. One of the lesser-known charms of the city is to experience it in the night. You can explore the beautiful coastline and visit the iconic landmarks while riding through the Mumbai coastline. The bicycle ride starts at the Colaba Causeway and ending at Colaba with multiple stops on the way like – Worli Sea-face, Marine Drive and Haji Ali.

Check out the tour dates and prices on this website- https://www.treksandtrails.org/tours/mumbai-midnight-cycling-sobo-circuit

Try storytelling and poetry-

If you love poetry and storytelling, become a part of this group of talented youth who have founded an in-house, cozy community called Sher-o-Poetry. The group conducts their open mics every weekends. If you are intimidated with the Prithvi or Habitat crowd, this place can be your favorite spot. The group of shayars and poets cherish each other and the community respects the talents. Next time when you are in Mumbai, ping these super talented people and get your slot booked.

Check them out on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/sher_o_poetry/

Do let us know about your experience in the comments below.




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