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Mumbai is a chaotic jungle of concrete that does not disappoint the expectations of those who knows India only through the National Geographic documentaries or Bollywood musicals.
And Mumbai is also the largest and most populated city of India, the state capital of Maharashtra, a natural film set, living 24 hours a day.
Accepting a race against time, let’s check what you can see in Mumbai in 48 hours.
Mumbai Art : Gate of India
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Breathe the atmosphere of Colonial Mumbai, paying a visit to the Gate of India : a triumphal arch in yellow basalt considered the symbol of the city.
Also going to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus – from 2004 on the list of UNESCO World Heritage – is a MUST.
Shopping in Mumbai
The Crawford Market is the colorful covered market that some guides call Phule Market and it is very close to Victoria Terminus.
This is not what you may imagine thinking of an Indian market, but it is definitely interesting for its colonial architecture.
More fascinating is undoubtedly the Thieves Market, an increasingly crowded flea market, a paradise for those looking for second hand items where you can find everything, such as old gramophones or international records, or the most particular old tech gadget.
Eating in Mumbai
If you are in Mumbai, you can’t leave without eating the Naan (Indian bread), the rice and the many variations of curry with vegetables and tasty meat.
Culture of Mumbai
You can’t miss a visit to the most famous school of Yoga in Mumbai : ” The Yoga Institute“.
This school, founded in 1918 by Shri Yogendra, offers a hectic schedule of classes for all levels and all needs at very low prices.
If you have some time, you can stay for attending a demonstration lessoni!
“The Dome” is very popular in Mumbai.
You should arrive at sunset and enjoy the view of the Arabian Sea.
It seems that everyone are smoking cigars in this lounge bar & restaurant.
If there is a good weather, you can pay a visit to the ” Sanjay Gandhi National Park“, also known as Borivali National Park, one of the main attractions in the north of Mumbai.
This is the largest city park in the world located just inside of a city, even with a complete safari of lions and tigers.
If you have some time, you can visit “Elephanta Island“.
Of course there are so many other places to visit in Mumbai.
This was just a quick list of things to see during 48 hours in this wonderful city.
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