Best Places for Backpackers in Mumbai, India.

Enjoy backpacking around Mumbai, India without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Mumbai, India.

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Top 45 hostels in Mumbai, India.

These are the 45 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Mumbai, India.

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Namastey Mumbai Backpackers

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Namastey Mumbai Backpackers

100 yrs old Portugal style cottage converted into traveler’s hostel with modern amenities situated in urban residential village known as Pali village on the foot of posh locality of Pali hill in bandra west Mumbai, which is surrounded by foreign travelers, foreign students, Indian celebrities, multi...
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Cohostel

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Cohostel

Cohostel is a hip and vibrant hostel, located in Bandra, the most cosmopolitan suburb of Mumbai. For the traveller who’d want to sink into the culture, vibe and the nightlife of the city, Cohostel is perfectly located in the liveliest part of the town. The thoughtfully designed dorms at Cohostel...
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Horn Ok Please Hostel

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Horn Ok Please Hostel

No! we're not your 'dream luxury vacation get-away' hostel because dreams aren't real, luxury is overrated and we don't believe in getting away. We believe in diving in deep, putting you in the thick of things, cluing you in on all the hidden networks. We want you to make memories and new friends, a...
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Mumbai Darbar - A Backpacker Hostel

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Mumbai Darbar - A Backpacker Hostel

Mumbai Darbar Backpackers offers, 9 AC Dormitory Beds in Oshiwara. Strategically located and in close vicinity to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Infiniti Mall, Mega Mall, Citi Mall, Fun Republic, etc. Facilities available in the Dormitory - Single bed with Pillows and Blankets, Common TV...
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Backpacker Panda Colaba

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Backpacker Panda Colaba

Backpacker Panda Colaba is located in a favorite destination among tourist with plenty of options to roam around and be amused by narrow alleys, shopping sprees to the intricate colonial architecture of marvel. The gateway of India, famous Leopard cafe, must visit Colaba Causeway street market is 5...
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Locomo Hostel - Mumbai Airport

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Locomo Hostel - Mumbai Airport

Please note: Basic 10 Bed Dorm is a NON-AIR-CONDITIONED dorm. Rest all are air-conditioned Locomo Mumbai Airport comes from one of the upcoming chains in India - Locomo Hostels. We Boast carefully crafted dorms and rooms for backpackers with attention to the finest details. All our rooms are...
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Hostel Mantra

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Hostel Mantra

Welcome to Hostel Mantra, a community of travellers, explorers and wanderers. We at Hostel Mantra believe that travel is not just limited to sightseeing and ticking destinations off your list. We are located in the biggest suburban district of Mumbai - Andheri. Tucked away in a calm and peaceful...
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The Social Space Hostel Mumbai

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The Social Space Hostel Mumbai

Create your lovely travel memories, wander around the dazzling streets of Mumbai, gorge on to the local food. You can do all of this while staying with us at The Social Space. We ensure you would leave with lovely Mumbai memories sealed in your hearts. The Social Space is more than just a dorm ro...
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Anjali Home Mumbai

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Anjali Home Mumbai

Anjali Home is located in heart of the city with 1.5 kms walkable distance from Mumbai International Airport has a multiple choice of restaurants nearby like McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Dominos nearby. It had has a gymnasium, cricket / football ground nearby. Anjali Home Mumbai provides dorm room as...
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New Vasantashram boarding and lodging house

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New Vasantashram boarding and lodging house

New Vasantashram is a budget-category hotel in the heart of the bustling Crawford market. Founded in January 1947, it has completed 70 years of continued hospitality services. Its affordability, style and strategic location makes it the right choice for businessmen, students and tourists. We off...
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The Dorm Factory

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The Dorm Factory

The Drom Factory is a pocket-friendly hostel is 4.4 km away from Bombay Exhibition Center. It consists of a terrace with an incredible view from the top, free WiFi, and free parking space. It is equipped with laundry facilities and the best of front desk service (available 24*7) to make your stay mu...
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Bombay Backpackers

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Bombay Backpackers

Fully Air-conditioned hostel with comfortable beds and a cozy atmosphere. Free fast WI-FI. Common Areas to meet and exchange notes with fellow travelers. Indoor Smoking Area Available. Good transport connectivity and a travel desk at the reception, city tours etc being organized through the Hostel....
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Mumbai Staytion

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Mumbai Staytion

Backpackers around the world, pep up your journey and make it more meaningful with Mumbai Staytion. It is bit more than just a backpackers’ hostel in Mumbai. We have a range of accommodation options suitable for backpackers who look for an optimal place that offers shelter, comfort, friendly and cos...
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Zostel Mumbai

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Zostel Mumbai

Zostel Mumbai, the biggest and the liveliest backpacker hostel in Mumbai, is located just 4 KMs from the Mumbai International Airport Located in Andheri East, a northern suburban area of Mumbai, Zostel Mumbai will be a breath of fresh air if you are not accustomed to the chaos of the city. With a...
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Qubestay Airport Capsule Hotel & Hostel

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Qubestay Airport Capsule Hotel & Hostel

Qubestay Airport Capsule Hotel & Hostel is India's first budget capsule hotel. It consists of capsule model independent cabins and hostel type bunk beds. Hotel consists of fully air conditioned single bed business class capsules, 4 bed first class capsules, 6 bed first class capsules and 10 bed econ...
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Basti - A Backpackers Hostel

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Basti - A Backpackers Hostel

*Please Note* - The BASIC 6 bed mixed dorm is a NON-AC MIXED DORM. Rest all are Air Conditioned Basti - an ancient oasis for the new age nomads, a raw primitive home that talks about progressive rural India. Our humble effort to educate the travelers visiting our country about these very dynamic...
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Bandra Dormitory-Male Only

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Bandra Dormitory-Male Only

In this male only friendly hostel, each and every room is installed with a comfortable bed and locker. Well equipped and styled as well as the shared bathroom are also available. Some of the rooms here are crafted with a balcony. Comfortable bed and air conditions pool view beds Restaurant ava...
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QubeStay Town Hostel

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QubeStay Town Hostel

QubeStay Hostels are providing comfortable accomodation for budget travelers and backpackers in India. QubeStay TownHostel provides comfortable beds in AC dorms to sleep in, cleanest restrooms,free WI-FI, cable connections, game rooms, tea and coffee facilities, Lockers, housekeeping, an equipped...
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goStops Mumbai (Stops Hostel Mumbai)

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goStops Mumbai (Stops Hostel Mumbai)

Exuberant Nightlife - Check! Delicious Street Food - Check! Jaw-dropping architecture - Check! Ravishing Bollywood Vibes - Check! Mini Home-Theatre - Check! Coziest Beds to Sleep on - Check! Endless beach walks - Cha-Cha-Cha-Check! A rustic little heaven in the City of Dreams, goStops Mumbai sits...
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Bollywood Bed & Breakfast

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Bollywood Bed & Breakfast

Bollywood Bed & Breakfast is a vibrant hostel that has come up in Mumbai, Providing Free Wi-Fi and Free Breakfast. Theme - Bollywood. All the Dorms are Air conditioned, the beds are very comfortable and each bed has its own charging point and a personal reading light. Bollywood Bed & Breakfast is c...
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Nest Inn

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Nest Inn

Nest Inn provides unique facility of Shared Accommodation for Backpackers and Business travelers in tastefully designed rooms. Nest Inn provides various facilities to maximize guest convenience and make them feel at home. Nest Inn premises is strategically located, walking distance to many ame...
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Hotel Windsor Mumbai

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Hotel Windsor Mumbai

Hotel Windsor build in 1937 is located near the Victoria terminus station and in a commercial block that is quiet and schedule and offers you shopping & leisure destinations.Hotel Windsor features modern amenities along with a warm feeling suitable either for business or holidays and for Budget Tra...
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Travellers Inn

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Travellers Inn

Travellers Inn is situated in the quite street close to the most important touristic attraction of Mumbai, 10 minutes walking form the famous CST train station. Enjoy for FREE our facilities such as Faster Wi Fi, Water Dispenser, Tea/coffee/Towels. Feel comfortable in our common room meeting...
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Abza Dormitory

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Abza Dormitory

Abza Dormitory is a mixed dormitory, located near Saki Naka Metro. There are two rooms, one with 16 bunk beds and another room with 18 bunk beds. There is a common room as well. For each room we have 4 shared bathrooms. The entire place is air conditioned. We also provide free Wifi to the guests...
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Backpacker Panda, Appetite- Mumbai

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Backpacker Panda, Appetite- Mumbai

Being the first backpacking hostel in Mumbai, Backpacker Panda - Appetite is more than just a place to rest when you want to escape Mumbai's enticing chaos.... It's an ensemble for friendship, adventures, stories and community... We have everything a backpacker would dream off - Comfy beds, common k...
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Arma Hostel - Qube Stay

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Arma Hostel - Qube Stay

Arma Hostel-Qube stay is 60 bedded fully Air-conditioned hostel located in central part of Mumbai. This hostel became favorite destination of international and national travelers due its location, comfortable special designed beds and economical price. Arma Hostel located in Bandra known as...
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Urbanpod Hotel

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Urbanpod Hotel

Urbanpod, a concept from Singapore and the first of its kind in India, offers a unique hotel experience combining eclectic design and warm service at a humble price. Our value based proposition aims at revolutioninsing travel by making smart, practical and comfortable travel a reality. All this...
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Hotel Sunshine Mumbai

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Hotel Sunshine Mumbai

We would like to introduce ourselves as Hotel Sunshine, have great value for our relationship with our guests with whom we maintain a very close interaction and thus our success lies in providing successful service back up to our clients with mutual consent and co-operation. We been in the Hotel...
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Hotel Bilal Residency

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Hotel Bilal Residency

Hotel Bilal Residency is ideal backpackers' meeting, planning, transit point. This Palace is Home Away from Home Good for chilling before / after flight, making plans for Indian travels, meeting travellers. Feel like at home. Near airport. In living room we have cable TV, free WiFi, you ca...
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Empire Royale Hotel

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Empire Royale Hotel

Established in the year 1901, this historic hotel is ideally located in the Central Business district of Mumbai right across the Main CST Railway station. The hotel has a solid reputation of providing quality dormitory type accommodation at a very reasonable rate. It is perfect for either individu...
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PG Hostels Backpackers Bed And Breakfast

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PG Hostels Backpackers Bed And Breakfast

Paying Guest & Hostel facility for Unisex for both Men & Women, 24 hours checkin /check out facility, Fully Air-Conditioned, Washing Machine facility, Provision of Meals (BF + Lunch & Dinner) chargeable service, Free WiFi Connectivity, Microwave free use, Free Concierge/Care Taker/Attendant service,...
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Teepees Dormitory

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Teepees Dormitory

Teepee's Dormitory is 30 bedded fully Air-conditioned hostel located in central part of Mumbai. This hostel became favorite destination of international and national travelers due its location, comfortable special designed beds and economical price. Teepee's Dormitory located in Andheri East...
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Airport Metro

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Airport Metro

Airport Metro offers room service and non-smoking rooms. All our guest rooms are well furnished with attach Bath and toilet running Hot and cool water 24hrs TV with multi channels, complementary breakfast, Internet with Wi-Fi, free Airport shuttle, Airport pickup service 24 hours. 24 hours front...
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Hotel Royce Executive

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Hotel Royce Executive

Hotel Royce Executive name itself defines the luxurious effect naturally inspired, sophisticated and contemporary featuring the best of the decor. Stylish rooms and unique suits integrate innovation and state of the art technology. The ultimate upgrade with exclusive amenities, highly personalize...
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Restwel

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Restwel

We are Male Only Accommodation! Restwel is a multi bed hostel located in Bandra west on the Gurunanak road. It offers facilites like Air-condition , Wi-fi, Shower facilites. Restwel is ideally located close to shopping areas like Linking road, Hill road, Pubs and Cafes, Sea facing promenades ,...
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Hotel Royal Castle

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Hotel Royal Castle

Hotel Royal Castle is a contemporary, budget, family run hotel. It has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry with “Clean and Value for money accommodation with extremely personalized services” as our motto. This hotel is suitable for both a short or for along term stay and is fashi...
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Udupi Dormitory

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Udupi Dormitory

Udupi Dormitory is a new dormitory that located near international airport mumbai. It's also very near to sakinaka metro station. We have 32 beds in our property. We will provide best service to the customers. And we will provide free breakfast and free wifi facility. We will provide laund...
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Metro Inn Dormitory

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Metro Inn Dormitory

We provide Fully Air conditioned Dorm beds for Male with all basic amenities liek AC, Hot and Cold Water running, COld Drinking water, Free Wifi Internet access. Linen on demand like Bath Towel, Blanket and relaxble pillow. We are very next to sakinaka Metro Station, walkable distance from Metro...
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PuraniDILLI-13 Airport Hostel

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PuraniDILLI-13 Airport Hostel

Its a new property at a very premium location, with attached restaurant, parking and very much connected to all the public transport. Featuring a, terrace and free WiFi, 2.3 km from Mumbai Domestic Terminal 1. Attractively set in the BKC district, this hostel provides a shared lounge. The tour de...
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Airoli Boys Hostel

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Airoli Boys Hostel

Airoli Boys hostel is the accommodation set up for short and long term stay for female guests. There are three bedrooms with 8 bunk beds to accommodate 16 guests. All the rooms are fitted with hot few cold water. We provide bed linen and bath towel to the guests. The property is very close to Ai...
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Deck 3 Airport Dormitory

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Deck 3 Airport Dormitory

The property is male only dormitory. Property is situated near to Mumbai International & Domestic Airports, in Mumbai suburbs. The property has air-conditioned bedrooms with a terrace to spend your evenings. The toilets are Public transportation like metro and local trains are available with in...
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Hotel Metro Palace

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Hotel Metro Palace

Best located hotel in Mumbai.Close to the national airport ,close to the local railway staion and it is in the Queen of Suburbs-'Bandra west'. Hotel Metro Palace was built in the early eightees.It houses 35 keys besides restaurant,pub and a discotheque.The hotel is known as the best located hotel...
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Apartment In Mumbai - City Centre

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Apartment In Mumbai - City Centre

Welcome to Apartment In Mumbai - City Centre. It`s a Homestay In Mumbai. This homestays is in Centre Of Mumbai. We are located in the center of Mumbai city, area called Mahim. If you are looking out for Hotels Near Siddhivinayak Temple Hotels Near Hinduja Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, Shivaji Park...
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West End Hotel

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West End Hotel

TAXES The taxes is 18% and for the amount above Rs 7500 the taxes will be 28% as per the New Taxes In India The West End Hotel, a leading economy hotel, in the commercial capital of India, is situated a stone's throw from the city's shopping and entertainment districts of South Mumbai. The ho...
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The Sahil Hotel

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The Sahil Hotel

The Sahil Hotel is located in the heart of Mumbai's commercial district within easy reach of major Government and corporate offices, bus and rail terminals, travel agencies, Banks, shopping complexes & malls. It is situated approximately 20 kms from the Santacruz Domestic Airport and 24 kms from...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Mumbai, India.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Mumbai, India.

If you're already planning to visit Mumbai, India - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

How to get there?

  How to get there? Road: Belgaum is well connected by to most of the cities. You can book an overnight bus ticket from Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune. You can drive to Belgaum (only 3 hours) from Goa. Plenty of private bus services run to lots of major cities in Karnataka and the surrounding states. Air: Belgaum has its own airport at Sambra, which is approximately 10 km from the main city. There are daily flights by SpiceJet to Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mangalore, Hyderabad and Jabalpur. Rail: Belgaum Railway Station has excellent connectivity to all major destinations. Also, if you feel like you have had your time away from the world and you need to get back into the action for the rest of your vacation, you can choose one of the happening destinations around Belgaum and it’ll be, at the most, an overnight journey there.

Trupti

9)Breweries, pubs, and clubs: the vibrant nightlife of the IT city

Bangalore has one of the most vibrant nightlife in the country. However, the state follows an early closing time of 1:00 am which means they start kicking you out by 12:45 am. The early closing time, though a buzzkill for most foreigners and fellow Indians traveling from Mumbai or Delhi or Pune, isn’t necessarily a buzz kill for us Bangaloreans. If the party ends early, naturally the city heads out to party earlier.

Nalu

Ladakh: The Land of Rugged Beauty in Jammu and Kashmir, India

In early August 2014, I finally got an opportunity to visit this lovely place. A group of twelve, we started our journey from Mumbai. We took a flight to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India. After spending an evening in Srinagar, we started our journey to Leh city in Ladakh by road, the next day.

Kasturi

The Where of it

Sula Vineyards in located in Nashik city, in Western region of India. It is in the state of Maharashtra, 180kms from the city of Mumbai. Nashik is called as the ‘Wine city of India’ with a climate that favors the growth of wine grapes. It was in 1996 that a Stanford Educated guy Rajeev Samant returned to his hometown, wanting to start something of his own. In that quest, he realized how perfect the soil of his estate and for the matter his city was for wine-grape growth. He was surprised no one was tapping this opportunity. He bought in few verities of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc and started the production which would drive the Wine industry in India. The vineyard takes 2-2.5 years to bear quality of grapes, in 1999, they got a perfect harvest and in 2000, Sula Wines entered the Indian Market. From humble 30 acres of estate to sprawling 1800 acres of vineyard, this is the journey of Sula Vines.

Sneha Pujani

Tips for Cycle Touring in India

Wild camping and sleeping rough is essentially illegal in India for foreigners (even with permission), due to new laws implemented a few years ago after a terrorist incident in Mumbai.  Basically, every tourist in the country must have their accommodation registered with the police every night that they stay in India. This means any and every hotel, guesthouse, homestay, resort, campsite or hostel that you stay in must fill in a C-Form with your name, home address, passport details, visa details, where you came from and where you are going, and submit this form to the police with 24 hours. This also applies if somebody lets you stay in their house, or even camp in their garden or on their land (including churches, etc), and since normal people don’t have these forms they can’t let you stay with them for fear of getting in trouble with the law.

Mark Hartley

How to get there

There are regular flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Dabok Airport, also known as Maharana Pratap Airport after the son of Udai Singh, which is 25km northeast of the Udaipur city center. A cab from the airport to the city would cost about 700-800 INR. A few hotels might also arrange for your pick up from the airport. There are no local buses from the airport, so the best option would be a prepaid taxi.

Tanvi Bhatt

Mumbai- A city that people say never sleeps.

Kabutar ( Pigeon) Khaana outside Dadar station is home to thousands of pigeons. Mumbai- A city that people say never sleeps. Each day about 236 people migrate from different parts of India and the world to make this city their home. Prior to 1995, known as Bombay, this is the country’s pulsating, cosmopolitan and a prospering center, also referred to as the economic nerve of India.

Wini

It is Finger Licking Food at DLF Cyber Hub

Talking about the food, it is in bounty by the variety of cuisine. Right from Indian food to Asian mix and Mediterranean to Mexican and Italian, there is everything in here – at DLF Cyber Hub. There are contemporary style dining options as well. Take, for example, the recent frenzy of molecular and fusion cuisine in India. The vodka golgappas or an Indian street food, tossed in a creative chef fashion, is all that you need to do a fresh way. There is even an option to try the Mumbai street food paving way for cultural style dining.

Pooja Bhatia

Mumbai : The Best and Most Unique Things To Do

Mumbai is a city that welcomes you with an open heart and makes you fall in love with it. It’s known for the welcoming and helpful attitude of the people, and its cultural diversity, absorbing any and every culture that comes in contact with it. It’s often called ‘the city that never sleeps’ because of its fast-paced life. Want something different at some odd time of the day or night? Chances are that you will find it in Mumbai.

Mad As A Wanderer

Diu : The Magical Island !

What appears to be a Gujarat Parikrama (Circumambulation) is actually a compilation of places we visited in our 8 days trip from Mumbai. Covering a distance of over 3000 kms we traversed:

Anugrah Srivastava

Day 1: Experiencing the white beautiful desert for the first time

After having a night train journey from Mumbai to Bhuj, we had our pickup arranged by the Tent city from Bhuj station. It was approx. 2 hour drive to the Tent City Dhordo, where we were welcomed by traditionally adorned arches, colorful fluttering flags, huge front elevation of series of columns and ‘jharokhas’ artistically painted. Rajasthani artist playing an old instrument ‘Ravanhatta’, and beautifully decked up and modified auto rickshaw was enough to build the excitement. Tents were allotted to us, the luggage was arranged to be dropped and thus our journey to experience this magnificent festival began. With delicious vegetarian Lunch followed by deserts, we headed to see the reason why we were here -the white beautiful desert. Standing on the white salt desert, I could feel I was on another planet. Whiteness spread all around, we wondered what would happen if we got lost, only a compass might save you, I guess. But the place is well guarded by the India’s ‘Border security force’. They don’t let you stray as the desert shares the border with Pakistan. The desert had decorated camel cart rides and performers singing traditional Kutchi songs. Slowly the sun started to go down the mood completely changed. The Dusk was falling rapidly. The sky turned crimson and the moon popped out, out of nowhere. We left the desert halfheartedly for dinner, only to come back post dinner to see something we had never seen in life.

Gauri Argade

By Flight

Air India runs a flight from Mumbai to Diu every alternate day. It is a one-hour flight and costs about INR 5000 for a one-way trip.

Pratik Sinha

Bhayander - The upcoming suburb in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Bhayander is a suburb of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is a north suburb and growing rapidly. I am a resident of this place and it’s amazing to know how fast this place is growing and at a rapid pace!

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How to Reach Tijara Fort?

Tijara is one of the famous wedding destinations in India and I spent some mesmerizing time at the wedding of my best friend, with the royal and grandeur atmosphere weaved memories of laughter, romance, and such beautiful emotional experience to my life. We drove from Delhi to Alwar, which is 92 kilometers away, if the roads are free of traffic buzz. I took a flight from Mumbai to Delhi and drove with friends to Tijara. It’s a pleasant ride of 2.5 to 3 hours and on the way, quick go-to eatery ‘dhabas’- small local cuisine restaurants are mushrooming roadside too. Bus services are frequently available too from Delhi State Road Transport Corporations and the nearest railway station is Alwar.

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En route Pondicherry

We took an early morning flight from the city of Mumbai and landed in Chennai around 10 o’clock in the morning. My wife had no idea where we were headed to and she was happily playing along being a sport, not trying to probe or find out either. Even at the Mumbai airport, she waited at a distance while I went to collect boarding passes for our flight to Chennai. Though the pilot’s announcement got her a bit curious about why would I be taking her to a place like Chennai that wasn’t much of a holiday destination, and neither did we have any friends or relatives who resided there.  Once we landed in Chennai, I asked her to wait with the bags while I went and booked a private cab from the government run, prepaid taxi booth at the airport. They promise to get you to Pondicherry in about three and a half hours, covering a distance of approximately 170 kilometers, all along the scenic east coast of the state of Tamil Nadu. As we settled in the back seat of the comfortable white sedan, the driver asked me for the payment receipt and clarified the destination in his colloquial Tamil accent, “Pondicherry aa?” Most people still address it with its centuries old name Pondicherry, and not the decade old Puducherry. Instead of nodding in confirmation to the driver, I looked towards my wife and noticed her looking back at me with a smile. The suspense had finally broken for her and she knew we were headed to the charming colony of Pondicherry that was once ruled by the French.

Nikhil Davda

Journey from Mumbai to Pondicherry

I went by flight till Chennai where my friend picked me up and then we took a local air conditioned bus from the nearest bus stop to Pondicherry (There are a number of state-run and private buses which to go Pondicherry at regular intervals – Both AC and NonAC and they are priced reasonably). We got to sit immediately, however, you should be prepared to stand for a while in case the bus is full. Once the bus started, we were in for a scenic experience. The bus goes via the ECR route (East Coast Road) and has a spectacular view of beaches on one side and greenery on the other. Journey from Mumbai to Pondicherry Flight – 2 hours

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Mount Abu – spellbinding beauty nestled atop the hills

This was our first stop of the trip, and a pretty famous hill station in this region. We reached there from Mumbai via train, and had checked into a hotel on Abu road, at the foothill of the city. Later we realized that this is not entirely a recommended option, because you can get much better options on top of the hill at equally reasonable prices and enjoy amazing views as well. There are about 5 or 6 very good spots on the hill, and you can cover them all in one day almost

Lakshmi Kannan

Getting to Gokarna

We took a train from Mumbai to Gokarna Road Railway Station. You can also take a train to the Ankola Station which is a bit further away, but is much more well-connected. Alternatively, you can take a flight to Goa, and then a bus to Gokarna. Buses run between Gokarna and several nearby cities such as Mudgaon and Bengaluru or even Delhi. Our train arrived at 4 am and we were greeted with cyclonic rain and a deserted station. there were a few auto rickshaws outside and we were surprised when none of them insisted on letting them take us to the hotel (although, we soon realised that was only because they knew that they were our only option for transportation). We paid 350 rupees for a 14 km ride to our resort. It seemed a bit steep to me, but the resort owner told us that this is the normal tariff charged from the railway station.

Sanjana Yadav

Colors, Music and Happiness

Navratri means “nine nights” it is one of the most wonderful festivals celebrated all over India and Nepal. This festival happen in the beginning of October but the exactly date is determinate according with the Lunar Calendar. You can choose any of the magicals cities of Rajasthan as Jaipur (The Pink city), Udaipur (City of Lakes), Jodhpur (the Blue city) or Jaisalmer (the city inside a forte), these options are the traditional and organized for tourist, wich are really nice and colorful but if you are more like me and want to go for a really native experience I‘m going to suggest to go for any city in Gujarat. In my case a choose Vadodara or in English Baroda.  Baroda is located 6 hours way by train from Mumbai and 2 from Ahmadabad, the largest city of the state.  If you want to know a nice and traditional India, you should come and visit it. Gujarat is the home of Gandhi and who preached unity between all religions and became a worldwide figure for peaceful struggle against tyranny. Because of that, Gujarat is a dry state. Dry state? How come can it be?  Well is one of the few states in India, where Indians are not allow to drink and foreigner have to ask for a permission to buy in some hotels 5 beers per week or 2 bottles of any alcohol they sell (mostly Vodka, Whisky, Indian Wine called “Sula” and Rum)..They actually have a register of how much alcohol you buy. Also most all the people living there is vegetarian but you can find some restaurants than offer some chicken and lamb dishes but you will never find beef.

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