100 Things To Do in Bombay
1. Get high on qawwali at Haji Ali 2. Spot a celebrity at Juhu PVR 3. Sit down on the steps of Asiatic Society library 4. Crane your neck to see the Bombay Stock Exchange building 5. Spot a leopard in IIT Bombay campus. If you can¶t, then settle for an IITian girl 6. Enjoy a play in Prithvi Theatre 7. Enjoy the NCPA in a play or opera 8. Find some calm around the Banganga tank 9. Haggle for non-antiques in Chor Bazaar 10. Face the high tide on Worli seaface 11. Bet money on race horses at the Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalaxmi 12. Dangle your feet, lean back on your palms and enjoy the sea from the Marine Drive promenade 13. Go for a heritage walk in the Naval Dockyard (first Sunday every month, Indian nationals only) 14. Explore the Sanjay Gandhi national park. A national park in city limits? Oh yeah! 15. Soak in the Victoria Terminus 16. Watch DDLJ at Maratha Mandir 17. Party at Hard Rock Cafe and mourn for a minute the death of mills around Parel 18. Jog on Juhu beach 19. Sit on a tetropod at Nariman Point in midnight till police constables shoo you away 20. Stand still on flyover bridger at Dadar station and watch the crowd whiz by you 21. Find out who is grittier. You or Crawford market? 22. Find the Fort wall 23. Ride the Victoria on Marine Drive. Yeah, cheesy, we know 24. Discover the city¶s Jewish connection at Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue 25. Watch sunset over Aksa beach in Madh Island 26. Discover the underbelly of Bombay in Dharavi 27. Stay for a night at Taj Mahal Palace hotel. You definitely want to tick off this luxury address for the oh-Istayed-there-for-a-while conversations, don¶t you? 28. Catch the national madness of cricket in Oval Maidan 29. Read a Bombay book (Suketu Mehta¶s Maximum City?) in Azaad Maidan 30. Cheer a football match at Cooperage ground 31. Bury your nose in books for hours at Strand 32. Stroll in Bombay University 33. Climb the airport wall in Kurla to gain phenomenal views of Boeings
Take a break from the city. Western Railway headquarters. Amitabh Bachhan¶s Jalsa 54. High Court. Flora Fountain. Byculla. Chaupaati. Mahim. Envy the private palaces of Malabar Hill 40. Portugese. Wodehouse Church. Dine where Shahrukh Khans and Ness Wadias dine: Olive. St Andrew¶s Church. Modern Art. Trek in Sahayadris 43. Portugese. Iskcon 50. Grant Road 55. Colaba. Gaze at the Queen¶s Necklace from the Hanging Gardens at dusk 36. Dare the red light district of Kamatipura 46. Explore the Powai and Vihar lakes 56. Bandra. St Thomas Cathedral. 20th century. Bandra W. Vasai offers the ramparts of Bassein fort. Prabhadevi. 1579. St Peter¶s Church. Eros (1938). Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan. Mahalaxmi. Navy Nagar. Say hello to the fauna at Byculla zoo 44. Mani Bhavan 57. Seepz. Metro (1938) 49. Party on a ferry in the Arabian Sea off Gateway of India 41. Hike up the Mazgaon Hill 38. Siddhivinayak. Dadar W. 1858. Bandra. Shop at the Bandra boutiques or if they are too expensive. Bow your head before city¶s famous deities: Mumbadevi. Monetary. Explore the churches: Gloria Church. Mt Mary Church. 1718. 1852. 1640. St Andrews. Walkeshwar.34. Portugese. 1575
. Take a power nap at David Sassoon Library 48. Guess what RFID system they use to tag clothes at the Dhobi Ghat 47. Feel the sufi mysticism at dargahs of Haji Ali and Maqdoom Ali Mahimi 52. Buy books from roadsides around Flora Fountain 39. Catch movies at art-deco cinemas: Regal (1933). Police Headquarters 58. Discover theatre scene in the city at venues other than Prithvi and NCPA: Sophia Bhabha Hall. Breach Candy. ruins of Portugese churches and East Indian food 42. Our Lady of Salvation Church. General Post Office. Hunt for antique furniture (real or fake?) in Oshiwara 37. Portugese. rebuilt 1973. Colaba. St John Baptist. Visit the museums: Prince of Wales. Bandra W. Indigo 51. Learn about the rock-cut architecture: Elephanta. 19th century. Gadkari Rangayatan. 1565. Kanheri. rebuilt 1938. give Hill Road or Fashion Street a shot 53. Mahakali and Karla caves 59. Afghan Church. Rangsharda Auditorium. Bandra W. Admire the British era architecture in Fort: Churchgate station. Shivaji Mandir. Buy a camera from D N Road¶s gray market 45. St Michaels Church. Swoon at a concert in Bandra Kurla complex 35. Tejpal Hall. Telegraph Office. Ravindra Natya Mandir Hall. Thane W. Gape at famous residences: Shahrukh Khan¶s Mannat.
³Ek paani kum dena. Sewri Fort. Aurus. Catch behind the scenes action at a Bollywood studio 68. Jack you car bonnet using a cold-drink bottle and eat kebabs at Bade Miyan in Taj¶s back alley 81. Fort. Check out an art exhibition: Jehangir Art Gallery. bentwood chairs and irani chai at Parsi cafes 67. Travel to places overnight: Goa. Worli Fort. How about the Virar Fast? 74. Savour a fine authentic meal of East Indian cuisine at Anant Ashram in Kotichawadi 82. Shadow the dabbawalas for one full day 71. Fort. sev puri at Girgaum Chaupaati 86. Nagaon 65. Sion Fort. Dome. Piramal Art Gallery. Girgaum Chaupaati. Find the forts of Bombay: Bombay Castle. Walk through a koliwada 72. Eat South Indian fare in Matunga 85. Marine Drive. Cuffe Parade or Dockyard Road. Castella de Aguada. Try the green chilli ice cream at Bachelorrs
.60. Versova. Pune. Learn out the art of ordering tea in a streetside cafe. Ride a vintage lift in a 100 year old building 73. Cobra or Zingaro in your neighborhood look-alike bar of Nightlovers 90. Buy fish at Sassoon Docks.´ 89. Sion. Tao Art Gallery. Mahabaleshwar. Mazgaon 62. Chew a paan outside Shoppers Stop. Juhu. Juhu. Drink Kingfisher. Intercontinental. you might as well enjoy the view 76. Indulge yourself with fruity flavors of Naturals ice cream. pani puri. Bayview Bar. Nariman Point 61. Salt Water Grill. Isn¶t Bombay the only city where they still run them? 75. Loft the ball for a six in your neighborhood µgalli¶ cricket but make sure you don¶t break any window panes 69. If you have made it to a penthouse in Bombay. Kashid. Getaway to the beaches around Bombay: Alibag. Bandra. Worli 63. eat vada pav 77. Ajanta Ellora. And if it¶s summer. Sewri. Ride a double decker bus. Mahim. bhel puri. Bandra W 87. Sip some wine at an expensive seaside restaurant: Vie Lounge. Mahim Fort. Nariman Point 79. Buy a vintage bollywood poster in Mini Market or Lamington Road 64. try a cup of alfonso mangoes with malai ice cream 88. Drink cutting chai. Eat a Gujrati-Marwari thali at Friends Union Joshi club in Kalbadevi 83. Murud. Worli. Madh Fort. Smoke a hookah at roof-top restaurant Koyla in the Arab quarters of Colaba 84. Discover the charm of marble tabletops. Silently stare at the Towers of Silence and Agiaries 70. Travel in a local train. Gorge on late night sandwiches in Juhu 78. Eat pav bhaji. Khandala and Lonavala 66. Figure what all the fuss is about having a beer in Mondegar or Leopold 80.
Get drenched to the bone while biking in the monsoons (Jul-Sep) 96. Enjoy the Kala Ghoda arts festival (Feb) 94. This is Bombay. Run a µfree hug¶ campaign. Do pay attention to the witty hoarding outside as you leave the place 92. meri jaan!
. Eat nihari. Watch thousands of pink flamingos in the mangroves at Sewri (Nov-May) 99. Sing ³Govinda aala re aala´ as 40 feet high human pyramids take the prized matka (Aug-Sep) 97.91. Swing to some live music as you enjoy your continental meal at Not Just Jazz By The Bay. kebabs and sweetmeats around Masjid on the eve of Eid (Ramzan) 100. Get lost in the crowds of Ganesh Chaturthi (Sep) 98. Cheer µMumbai Indians¶ in an IPL cricket match at Wankhede statdium (May-Jun) 95. Run the Bombay Marathon (Jan) 93.