Details: Where to stay, eat and go in Mumbai

November 30, 2012
DETAILS
GETTING THERE

Emirates offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Mumbai, with mid-January fares currently starting at $1,084.

WHERE TO STAY

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

Apollo Bunder

011-91-22-6665-3366

www.tajhotels.com

Bombay’s iconic hotel is still the best in town. Be sure to get a room in the old wing rather than the tower. Palace rooms $340.

Hotel Ascot

38 Garden Rd.

011-91-22-6638-5566

www.ascothotel.com

A good mid-range option in the heart of Colaba. Rooms from $115.

WHERE TO EAT

Trishna

7 Sai Baba Marg

011-91-22-2270-3213

South Mumbai’s favorite seafood restaurant, a great place for Konkan-style seafood. Entrees from about $5.

Revival Thali

361 Sheikh Memon St.

011-91-22-2344-9014

revivalindianthali.com

A traditional place for “thali” — endless rounds of a variety of vegetarian dishes — across from the entrance to Mangaldas Market. Meal for $5.50.

The Table

Kalapesi Trust Building, below Suba Palace Hotel

Apollo Bunder Marg

011-91-22-2282-5000

www.thetable.in

World-class gourmet cuisine and a fine wine list. Large plates from about $10.

Britannia

11 Sprott Rd., Ballard Estate

011-91-22-2261-5264

Bombay’s classic Parsi joint. Don’t leave without trying the berry pulao and Bombay duck (a type of fish). Lunch only. Entrees from $3.

WHAT TO DO

Mangaldas Market

Near Crawford Market, Lohar Chawl

Mumbai’s largest, oldest cloth market. Wander the lanes to search for fabrics by the yard. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Burlington’s of Bombay

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Apollo Bunder

011-91-22-2202-5593

One of Mumbai’s classic tailoring shops, offering 24-hour bespoke on request. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Yaseen’s

29 Panday Rd. (opposite Taj President)

011-91-22-2218-9987

Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

91A Rani Baug

011-91-22-2373-1234

www.bdlmuseum.org

A beautifully restored space housing 19th- and 20th-century decorative arts, including a few textiles. Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed Wednesdays. $1.80.

INFORMATION

www.maharashtratourism.gov.in

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