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Colaba for a 2 day stay??...

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Colaba for a 2 day stay??...

Hi all,

We will be stopping in Mumbai for 2 days and are trying to decide which areas would be best suited for our needs.

We want to be as close to the sight-seeing as possible and don't want to spend too much time travelling to and from sights or equally the airport.

Although it is a distance from the airport we understand that Colaba is the place to be for sightseeing....but, we wondered if there were any hidden gem areas nearer to the airport (not necessarily right next door to) that we could also take into consideration?

Am I right in thinking there isn't too much to do in the way of sight-seeing in Juhu?

We love cultural buildings, market shopping (clothes and household souvenirs), food and drink and also watching the world go by...

Many thanks in advance for your advice & suggestions.

MyTrip xx

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1. Re: Colaba for a 2 day stay??...

Stay in Colaba. Thats in South Mumbai. The other areas in S. Mumbai where you can look to stay are Churchgate/Fort/Marine Drive etc. There could be some 'hidden' gems near the airport but all the sight-seeing is 1-1/2 hrs away...so makes no real sense staying near the airport.

Please do go through the earlier posts on this forum for more info on where to go , what to see, where to eat etc.

Have a good time in Mumbai and could I request you for a trip report when you get back home?

- Sandy

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2. Re: Colaba for a 2 day stay??...

Staying in Colaba/Marine Drive makes the most sense. Do choose the hotel carefully as Colaba has the entire range from 5 star Taj to some shady joints.

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3. Re: Colaba for a 2 day stay??...

No point in staying near the airport and then travelling for two hours each way to get to South Mumbai for the sights especially when you have just two days to see everything. Stay anywhere in South Mumbai preferably in the Fort or Colaba areas to get a great experience of Mumbai city.

Cheers,

Aadil.

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4. Re: Colaba for a 2 day stay??...

An easy search will return you with a lot of information on things to do in bombay for 2 days.

if you are a mid budget traveler (read, not five stay.. but no compromise on comfort) I would recommend these hotels.

Hotel Residency in Fort, or Hotel Shalimar at Kemps Corner.

Both are south Bombay.

Hotel Residency is very close to Colaba.

But Hotel Shalimar makes an interesting, short taxi ride...yet a non touristy (very Bombay) neighbhour hood. Filled with places to eat, alot of street activity. Parks and the sea close by.

Bombay will give you ample of opportunities to watch the world go by! Walk around Colaba, Fort, Gateway.

Walk down Marine drive.

Visit the Mani Bhawan (gandhi house).

... to just get you started.

Juhu, from a historical perspective does not have much to offer. But certainly a very lively place. You would still get a strong Bombay experience. But remember the commute to South Bombay can be long w traffic.

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5. Re: Colaba for a 2 day stay??...

Many thanks to you all for your comments, you've been very helpful.

We have booked the Hotel Residency Fort for 3500rs (per night / superior room) and cant wait to arrive!

I now look forward to putting our schedule together of what to see and do.

Thanks again!

Mytrip xx

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6. Re: Colaba for a 2 day stay??...

Have fun!

And, our compensation would be a trip report! :)

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The least I can do x

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