1. Take guided walks around the heritage buildings of South Mumbai
2. Simply sit in the promenades of Marine Drive or Worli Sea Face or Bandra Bandstand and see the city rush by
3. Catch a play at the National Center of Performing Arts (NCPA) at Nariman Point or Prithvi Theaters in Juhu
4. Have a laid back breakfast at Café Mondegar amidst the eclectic music and crowd
5. Eat a vada pav (veg burger) definitely. Loved by both the millionaire and the beggar alike, it is the city’s staple. Our favourite is the street stall opposite Mithibhai College near Juhu
6. See the city’s darling, Ganapati (the Elephant God) being worshiped. Either go to Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi or come during the 11-day Ganapati festival in September
7. Hit the Hard Rock Café in Lower Parel, not only because you love your drinks, but also because you love music. Their variety will floor you.
8. Eat scrumptious sea-food cooked the local style. Choose from the high-nosed Mahesh Lunch Home and Gazalee scattered over the city, or dine at Highway Gomantak – authentic Maharashtrian sea-food in a humble ambience, but with absolutely no compromise on taste
9. Take a local train and see first-hand how the city eats, sleeps and prays, whether in pavements, shanties, bungalows or high-rises.
10. Get drenched in Mumbai rains. Throw caution (and the umbrella) to the winds. Partake in Mumbai monsoons.
And oh! Go see where Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor lives. Don’t forget the Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar’s house too