Mumbai City Guide for Expats
Mumbai has a lot to offer in terms of activities and leisure. There are various activities which Mumbai offers which you can take up in your free time.
Apart from attractions and places to visit, there are interesting classes and hobbies one can take up.
Sandeep Sadh, CEO, Relocation Mumbai
- Mumbai has various amount of places to visit within and outside Mumbai where one can easily reach by car. The road trips are usually hilly and scenic especially during the monsoon season and these places are not more than 4 hours by road.
- The Asiatic Society of Bombay is a public state library in the city of Mumbai and it’s in Fort area Near to Gate way of India. The library has over a hundred thousand books out of lots of them are classified as rare and valuable. It also has priceless articles, ancient manuscripts in Persian, Sanskrit and Prakrit. Town Hall the State Central Library is a free reference library and reading room, open to everyone.
- During the winter, Mumbai has a festival called the Kala Ghoda festival that takes place in Kala Ghoda near Colaba. It lasts around 10 days and they have instillation art on the streets, some very interesting (but sometimes overpriced) stalls. They have new events everyday such as plays, dances, workshops etc. and you have to check the newspaper for each day's itinerary.
- Mumbai has a number of yoga centers which offer all forms of yoga. Some of the cafes also have a new concept of having a café along with a separate section where scheduled classes of yoga are held eg. Yoga House in Bandra West.
- Since Mumbai is home to the Bollywood Industry it offers a number of Bollywood dance classes all over the city. There are also a number of classes that teach folk dance, classical dance as well as western dance.
- If you are a creative person you can take up hobbies and classes such as Pottery, Paining, Ikebana, Photography, Acting etc.