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Mumbai Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Mumbai Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Cabin crew life is taking you to Mumbai next for a layover? Here’s all you will need.

Mumbai is a city of extremes, best known for Bollywood. You’ll find great street food and posh restaurants, swanky apartments and a slum, flea markets and the best of branded shops all at the same time. Mumbai is popular as The City of Dreams, and we’ll try to make this one of the most happening layovers for you!

What to do in Mumbai for 24h – 48h?

The Gateway of India, The Taj Mahal Hotel and Colaba Causeway

The Gateway of India is one of the most famous monuments in India. The monument was built for fostering international trade relations with other countries. Just facing the monument is the famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. You can take a walk around the hotel and reach Colaba Causeway which is a great place to shop for antiques, footwear, clothing and accessories.

WOC Tip: You will find the two famous restaurants- Baghdadi and Bade Miya just behind The Taj, they’re famous for their Kebabs (do not expect anything fancy!)

Juhu Beach & Prithvi Theatre

Although Juhu is not a clean beach, and it gets quite crowded in the evenings- you could go here for some street food such as the famous Wada Pav, Bhel or Pav Bhaji.

WOC Tip: Just across the road from the beach there is a shack like place called Bora Bora which is famous for good drinks and music! Definitely one of the places you might like to be on a Saturday night!

Prithvi Theatre is one of the top things on my to-dos whenever I am in Mumbai, they have a lovely café which is hardly ever empty in the evenings! But you must go here for a cup of tea in the evening and wallow in the ambience.

Prithvi threatre and prithvi cafe

 

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is a breezy walking path around the Arabian Sea, located in South Bombay.

WOC Tip: Go to Pizza By the Bay if you’re here and enjoy a mug of beer with pizza ofcourse!

Bandstand and Joggers Park

Bandstand is a place to be after sunset. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the Café Coffee Day outlet, or just some roasted corn that you can get from the street vendor.

WOC Tip: The famous Bollywood actor-  Shah Rukhkhan has his residence just across the road.

Shopping in Mumbai

Wayword and Wise

This tiny book store on Mmint Road is special because it goes beyond the bestsellers, stocking titles you’d be hard-pressed to find.

Pheonix Market City

Is a famous shopping mall.

Linking Road, Bandra

Great for cheap footwear and clothes and also for branded stores.

Food in Mumbai

Pizza By The Bay

Eat your way through delicious pizzas as you take in the lovely views at Pizza By The Bay. Make sure to grab a windowside table to fully enjoy the rainy setting (if it is raining, that is).

Candies

Candies is located on Pali Hill in Bandra and is a cute café with a labyrinth of seating spaces. Be sure that you explore the area on the first and second floor as well.

WOC Tip: After 8 p.m. everything is at a 50% off. There is also a cute shop called Marry Me inside the café- this is closed on Mondays.

Leopold Café

Is one of the most famous cafes in Mumbai and is situated near Colaba Causeway.

Olympia Coffee House

No Mumbai monsoon is complete without sipping on a cup of piping hot chai and biting into a bun maska here.

Burma Burma

Treat yourself to a bowl of Khow Suey and other authentic Burmese dishes.

Drink

Toast

Toast provides the drinks, the food, the music and splendid views of the airport that one needs to enjoy a relaxing weekend with friends.

Café Marina

This rooftop restaurant located in Sea Palace Hotel offers not just cocktails, but also a cool sea breeze and unparalled views.

Taj Mahal Tea House

Tucked into a little corner in bustling Bandra, the Taj Mahal Tea House is the ideal place at which to enjoy a steaming hot cuppa and relax while it pours outside.

Some Useful WOC Tips:

Getting Around:

You can download the Uber or Ola App and hire cabs to go around the city. A faster mode would be the Mumbai Local, however the Local is extremely crowded and there’s a lot of rush so it is not advisable to take the local for newbies to the city. You could also use the Auto Rickshaws that have meters and charge you by the meter.

During Monsoon:

Mumbai Monsoons are famous and infamous at the same time. The rains come from no where- so if you happen to be in Mumbai from June until September keep an umbrella handy and wear rain friendly footwear (we’d recommend you keep an extra pair of footwear too).

Flight Attendants discounts in India

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If you have your own travel tips for the fellow cabin crew during their layover in Mumbai, then please do share them below! Safe travels :)

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