TRAVEL QUICK TIPS
Places to Visit
PLACES TO VISIT
Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in1987, Elephanta Island is Mumbaiís most historical attraction. Located about 10km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai, contains some of the finest rock-cut Hindu temple carvings in India. Thousands of visitors flock to Elephanta Island daily to admire the carvings and enjoy the leisurely boat ride across Mumbaiís Harbor.
Tel: + 91 (22) 2380-5864
Mani Bhavan is a simple old-style, two storied building where Mahatma Ghandi stayed during his frequent visits to Mumbai. It is now converted into a museum and research centre where it preserves the spirit of Ghandi. Inside is a library of Gandhi-related works, displays of photographs, posters, slogans, and other items that document and explain Gandhi's legendary life.
Tel: +91 (22) 2209-5511
For over 50 years, this fashion house is renowned for its original designs in fabrics, bridal ensembles and ready-to-wear outfits at an affordable price. Their mission is to source and provide the finest fabrics and embroideries, from all over the country.
This is a must-see market filled with little shops and stalls and an abundance of local colour. Named after Arthur Crawford - Bombay's first municipal commissioner, Crawford Market is renowned as a wholesale market for fresh fruits, vegetables and poultry in Mumbai. Youíll also find tiny knick knack shops selling items from masalas, chocolates to toothpaste and lots more.
Tel: +91(22) 2361-3613
For over a decade, Nainaís Apparel is renowned for its unmatched quality and service to haute couture designers like Armani and Valentino. At this fashion boutique, one can find fabrics with the most unusual colors and textures specially handpicked and bought from the remotest corners of India.
Linking Road Market
Linking road is the beating heart of Bandraís shopping district and has become a local shopping haven. The street is overflowing with shops and street stalls and where youíll find bustling shopoholics snapping up bargain shoes, designer brands, textiles, sarees and everything else under the sun.
Tel: + 91 (22) 284-4206
At Shaina NC, you can find prÍt-a-porter and haute couture line of designer saris, ghagras, embroidered blouses and kurtas at pretty affordable prices. The designs are classy with fabrics like tissue, silk, crepe, chiffon and lace, knit and net in vibrant as well as subtle subdued shades..
Tel: +91 (22) 2285-2700
Established in 1930 as a little art shop in Travancore, Natesanís Antiqarts began with manufacturing fancy ivory buttons and gifts apart from dealing in antiques in pre-independence India. The name is now synonymous with the words 'Indian art' and consistently endeavors to revive the country's ancient heritage.