One place in Mumbai?
The city of Mumbai is one of the best places to visit/live. Agreed.
The people's spirit. Amazing. Agreed.
But what is the best place to visit when in the city?
Which is the best place to own a flat?
How would you describe your life in Mumbai?
Would you ever leave the city?
I had a brief stay of 1 month in mumbai 6yrs ago, and enjoyed every moment.
I have lived in Mumbai all my life and I am an urbanite through and through. So in spite of the poor infrastructure, corruption, noise, masses of people, pollution, etc I just love my life here in Mumbai. Can't imagine living anywhere else. And no I wouldn't want to leave the city either.
Best place to own a flat- it totally depends where you are working. Travelling is a real pain.
If you are asking about places to visit, as in places of public interest as a tourist I would say there aren't that many. But yet again there's lots to see, the crowds and the cacophony have always fascinated my guests from out of station.
I prefer South Mumbai though I live in the suburbs. It has this Old Bombay feel to it, the buildings and the architecture are awesome. And I am always up for a drive via the new sealink all the way to Marine drive at night.
So is this some kind of survey ?
haha..no..my dad's also from Mumbai but we've moved to Mangalore. I've never really gotten used to the place and love Mumbai. Would love to live in Mumbai, hopefully once am done with college. :)
You should come, because even though it is hectic it is kind of fulfilling, though that takes some time to accomplish.
Other than a few years out at sea, I am a pure Mumbaikar.
Best place to visit? Depends on what you're looking for.
Best place to own a flat? Bandra (W). Or Marine Drive. Or any place in town with charming stone buildings. Or maybe Picnic Cottages. But I like where I live too, Andheri.
My life is nice, but hectic. And tiring & sometimes restricted.
About leaving the city, I'm not sure. I can't say yes or no. But I know i probably won't leave it for any other city in India.
I was thinking the same Bandra or Marine Drive. Town is awesome. We used to live in Juhu before then shifted to Andheri. :)
I am in Andheri too..
I would love to live in Bandra, Pali hill is so quaint and tidy. And Marine Drive, seriously who wouldn't .. But real estate is so exepensive.. Maybe someday when I have enough money of my own *dreaming*.
Mumbai is the only major city in India I've never been to! Would love to be there! Any invites? :D
one place to visit: This is the latest on the Mumbai foodmap
Mumbai is a fast paced cosmopolitan city.
Best place to own a flat is Bandra.
Better to leave when old as life can be hectic and expensive
completely agree with pooja. mumbai is too crowded and congested( especially the suburbs) , but once you get used to it , its a great place to live in and one of the most happening cities in the country!!
The best place to visit rather the best time is the mumbai rains . You wont get it anywhere else !
Aksa Beach in eve.. quite and isolated from crowd.. can spend a pleasant time during sunset.. Mumbai is the best place in world.. have seen many big cities but nothing like mumbai.. The spirit of people living here is amazing..
Living here since Birth. I love it. I don't like quiet neighbourhood- feels like zombieland! I live in Bandra since birth and my folks stay here since the 60s. Brilliant place! Lotsa horrible people and noisy girls who talk like Japanese counterparts in a not-really-pleasant way.
Owning a place? That's tough. Bandra cost 28k per sq/ft and andheri costs 18k with 50% increase in the last 6 months in lokhandwada alone ((or as I call it: the place for nagging and jumpy aunties)). If you're buying a flat, a new one? Make sure it has NOC/OC as many builders are doing so and people who accidently bought it are the ones are trying to get rid of it. Also some people sell their flats so that they can rip their siblings of their rights, so its best to do a proper sweep done by a lawyer once you get the copy of the agreement which you usually should get after giving token money. Biggest issue than price is actually space, even making it worse as certain antics by builders and agents. You've been warned.
Best place to visit in Mumbai? Probably everything. There's this place where they make brilliant chicken berry pulav and another place which makes good cake. You don't find such info in a guide book (except maybe lonely planet- no, mid-day food guide seems a bit biased). Hope it helps.
Been living in Mumbai since birth.. i stay close to Mumbai Central.. Just a stone's throw away from my beloved Marine Drive. I would definitely recommend Marine Drive as THE PLACE TO VISIT.. apart from other places.. And bout leaving Mumbai.. Nah.. I dont think I wud want to do that!!!!
National park....Only place you will feel the chill of winter in Mumbai, further if you want to take a walk it is ideal place. Borivili being a junction you can commute easily to any part of mumbai by suburban train. Given the option i would prefer Borivili E near the national park.
Mumbai is my Life1
One of the best places to visit in Mumbai- Kaanheri caves!
The best place to own a flat, I guess would be in Andheri, Worli or Yari Road or even Bandra. I stay at Yari road! Its sooooo cool out there!
My life in Mumbai is Niiiiiice! :)
Unfortunately, my hubby got transferred to Chenna so I have to go there for a few months. :(
Will miss Mumbai! :'(
Marine Drive! i used to love my solitary visits there :-) and watch the seas ... for hours :)
Of course Borivili will be my first choice the original inhabitants of Mumbai lived there Lolz Kanheri caves
I have lived in Bombay for 11 years. Shifted base to Chennai just a couple of years ago. Well I used to love Bombay, I have lived in Bandra, kandivili and Powai. Ofcourse I loved Bandra, marine drive. Colabla causeway. But after living in Chennai for more than 2 years now, I realised that I simply love this (Chennai) city, more than Bombay, more than any other city. Infact I was in Bombay last week, had gone there to visit my sis. Boy! dare I say the city is getting from bad to worse, there is absolutely no sanctity. The crowd, the infratstucture (if there is anything like that in the first place), traffic urgh! it is just Pathetic. Really sad state of affair. After a week's stay I was longign to get back to Chennai. Quality of life is Zilch in Bombay- sad but true.
i stay in central mumbai, and i love it. I stay in Mu**** and the fact that there is abundant green cover left here makes it worthwhile. Swapnanagri in Mu**** is lovely with all the happening outlets and surrounded by hills. Love it in the monsoons when the clouds come down to say hi!!
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