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Arabian sea, view from Marine drive. Courtesy: Riddhi Sheth
Arabian sea, view from Marine drive. Courtesy: Riddhi Sheth

10 Amazing Weekend Activities In Aamchi, Mumbai

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Riddhi Sheth
Updated: 9 February 2017
Weekends in Mumbai are undoubtedly fun filled, and the city of Mumbai is rightly recognized as one that never sleeps. From lounges to clubs to nature, Mumbai offers you everything you could ever want for a fun weekend.

 

A stroll at the Marine Drive

Nothing can make you feel more rejuvenated than a walk on the scenic Marine Drive. With the fresh breeze and the relaxing sound of the waves, this is the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend, away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

 

Binge on delicious food at Candies

Candies is not your typical eatery — the place is huge with an enigmatic atmosphere, but is relaxing at the same time. Candies is a must-visit for those looking for yummy soups and sandwiches, and it’s a great spot if you’re looking to spend a little less money.

 

Ice-golas at the beach. Courtesy: Riddhi Sheth

Ice-golas at the beach. Courtesy of Riddhi Sheth

Go local at Juhu beach

This relaxing spot is a must-visit for everyone who wants to explore the other side of Mumbai. Juhu Beach is always crowded, but still manages to feel serene, and you can try lots of great Mumbai dishes on the beach, including golas and pav bhaji.

 

Day out at Imagica

If you want to get away from Mumbai’s crowded malls and busy streets, head over to the nearby amusement park, Imagica. The place is new and young, with loads of fun filled rides. Though it can be a bit pricey, it’s a perfect spot for the whole family.

 

Rendezvous with nature at Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Had enough of the busy, hot city? Make your way to Sanjay Gandhi National Park to be one with nature. The national park is scenic, well maintained, and always has a lovely, shady tree for you to relax under with a book and a cool drink.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Courtesy: Riddhi Sheth

Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Courtesy of Riddhi Sheth

Zone out at Café Mondegar

One of the most historic places in Mumbai, Café Mondegar is purely blissful. This spot strikes the perfect balance between classy and fun. This ancient eatery has a great menu, including delicious sandwiches and thirst-quenching drinks.

Shopping spree at Colaba

You can’t possibly get bored on the streets of Colaba. Colaba Causeway, as it’s known in Mumbai, is a noted haven for shopaholics — the street is famous for junk jewelry, faux designer handbags, and all sorts of knick-knacks.

 

Earrings at street stall. Courtesy: Riddhi Sheth

Earrings at street stall. Courtesy of Riddhi Sheth

 

Say some prayers at Siddhivinayak or Haji Ali

Ditch your selfish attitude and head to either Siddhivinayak (a Hindu temple) or Haji Ali (a mosque) for a religious meet with the Almighty. Don’t forget to splurge on modaks and delicacies at the Haji Ali Juice Centre!

Haji Ali Dargah. Image courtesy: Yogesh Mhatre/Flickr

Haji Ali Dargah © Yogesh Mhatre/Flickr

Connect to your spiritual side at Pagoda

Pagoda is a bit of a drive from Mumbai, but it’s worth each minute. A nice meditation at the golden shaped pillar less dome is exactly what you need after a tough week at work. This spot is quiet and scenic, and is an absolute must-visit.

 

Global Vipassana Pagoda . Image courtesy Francisco Antunes/Flickr

Global Vipassana Pagoda  © Francisco Antunes/Flickr

Head to Prithvi Theatre

Enough of those masala Bollywood flicks — go and watch a play at the Prithvi Theatre. The place is petite and comforting, and always has great shows. Right next to the theatre is the Prithvi Café, which is famous for its Irish coffee.

Prithvi Theatre. Image courtesy- Prithvi Theatre

Prithvi Theatre. Courtesy of Prithvi Theatre