It goes without saying that the rich tastes and smells of authentic Indian cuisine are a big drawcard to this city, but when you're not sampling the local food, there are many things to fill your days in Mumbai. Take the tourist boat from the Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. This heritage listed island - named by the Portuguese for its elephant sculpture that previously sat on its dock - takes one hour by boat to reach from the mainland. Make the 120 step climb to the 2,500 year old heritage listed caves and sculptures carved into the hillside.
A more leisurely activity would be to settle in for lunch at the Taj Mahal Palace’s Masala Kraft, a modern twist on traditional Indian cuisine. For a more authentic experience make your way to the Dhobi Ghat slums and see how 10 million of Mumbai’s 20 million people live.
Make your way back to the main city district and take yourself to the Art Deco Regal Cinema to marvel at a Bollywood movie, and after, why not head to the expat favourite Café Leopold just around the corner for dinner? Order a traditional curry and a Kingfisher beer with Mumbai’s expats.