Mumbai is a absolutely unique city, a vibrant blend of paradoxes and contrary: Bollywood and its star-system, a colonial architecture incredible, a movement of hell, a poverty that is everywhere in the crowded streets, boxes of disproportionate nights, a millennium history, a pollution palpable, Islam and Christianity, slums, commercial centers ultra-modern and 20 million inhabitants. Mix everything it and you will get Mumbai (renamed Mumbai), a city with the multiple faces of India modern and traditional.
Mumbai is bursting with energy and is full of fabulous things to see and discover, then to guide you; we have concocted this small guide. If you have the chance to discover this city out of the Common, follow our guide of Things to do in Mumbai and enjoy!
A City of Bollywood
Stories of love impossible, complicated or turbulent (and often the three at a time), the films of Bollywood put full eyes, and even if the plot is often frankly secondary This is not serious, because what counts are the fabulous moments of dance and singing (certainly kitsch but very beautiful) which punctuate the film. If you have always dreamed of doing your star of cinema, be aware that since a dozen year, the presence of western extras is very much prized in the movies “bollywoodiens”.
Ask at the reception of your hotel if they can put you in contact with specialized agents, or stroll in the tourist district of Colaba, the hunting ground of the agents of castings in search of extras in the western world. For approximately 800 rupees – the day (transport up to the studio and meals included), you can spend the night or the day on a shoot. Attention, be aware that the extras Westerners are often cut in the mounting and that it is primarily to the crane foot for hours in the end, only a few minutes of figuration… for you to update before trying your luck in the world of Indian cinema, watch Om Shanti Om or Devdas, a film of 2002 which puts in scene a love story between two of the biggest stars of Indian Cinema: Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai.
Take Courses in Indian Dance
If you dream to reproduce the grace and beauty of Indian dances and their whirlwind of saris, colorful fabrics and gold jewelry, Bombay, is the ideal place to initiate you to the art of this Indian tradition. The best is to make you in the district of Colaba where you will find many dance studios that offer lessons (for beginners or for dancers confirmed). Many are those who will tell you to teach the “dances of Bollywood”, but the Indians will tell you them that there is no really “bollywoodienne dance”: rather it would be a catch-tourist! Watch rather if you can learn to dance or even simply attend a representation of one of the 8 traditional dances such Indian that the Bharata Natyam Dance (Millennium practiced by the women in the region of Tamil Nadu, in the south of India), the Mohiniyattam (Kerala) or kathak (Punjab). Explore your luxurious trip to Mumbai with Deccan Odyssey luxury Train.
A Tour of Marine Drive
Discover the superb panorama of Marine Drive, a splendid road that runs along the Sea of Arabia, in the Indian Ocean. Join the premises and admire the sunset on the Marine Drive: it is breathtaking in the darkness of the night, when the sun is layer on the ocean and that the lights of the city began to twinkle all around…