|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):|
Nothing Special or Historical value to see in Mumbai.But it can be a good starting point.
Yet, Mumbai has some wonderful experiences to offer in terms of food and a great nightlife.
The only thing worth seeing in Mumbai from a tourist's standpoint are the amazing Indo-Victorian and Gothic buildings in South Mumbai. But don't bother seeing them during the day. Take a horse drawn carriage from near the Taj Mahal Hotel near the Gateway of India at about 8 pm, and go for a tour of these classic buildings that are lit up at night. Then ask the driver to take you for a ride down marine drive and end up at Chowpatty beach. You get to see the Mumbai skyline at night and you avoid the heat. And its fun.
If you have a bit of money to burn, then have a meal of kebabs and cocktails on the roofdeck of the Interncontinental Hotel on Marine Drive. Its fab. It will set you back about US $ 40 per head.
You should also visit the Taj Mahal Hotel and walk through its grand lobbies, then saunter up the grand staircase in the Old wing to the Sea Lounge. A cup of coffee and a chicken sandwich will set you back US $ 10, but if you sit by the grand palace windows facing the harbor, it will be a wonderful and relaxing afternoon. You wanna shop? Then walk down the shopping lane of Colaba for tchotchkes, T-shirts, and the like.
As far as the Taj Mahal goes, arrive in Agra at night. Then go to the Taj at dawn, and spend the whole morning there. There is nothing like it in the whole world. As far as the city of Agra goes, it should be called the "shitty of Agra." Once you're done with the Taj and Agra Fort, get out of there.
The Kerala backwaters are still not too touristy. And there are beaches in Goa that are still off the beaten path.
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