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Pubs, Bars and Nightlife
11 minutes by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio Apartment (2.2 kms). Famous nightlife spot. Live entertainment and Live sports screening. Private dining area available and also a dance floor. Full Bar available. Great vibes, good food.
Yeda Republic
11 minutes by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio Apartment (2.2 kms). Famous nightlife spot. Live entertainment and Live sports screening. Private dining area available and also a dance floor. Full Bar available. Great vibes, good food.
10 minutes by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio Apartment (2.7 kms). Great place to chill out. Rooftop/Outdoor seating option available. Full Bar, Dance Floor, Board Games, Kid Friendly, Live Music.
BOMBAY ADDA
10 minutes by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio Apartment (2.7 kms). Great place to chill out. Rooftop/Outdoor seating option available. Full Bar, Dance Floor, Board Games, Kid Friendly, Live Music.
12 minutes by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio Apartment (1.9 kms). Casual Dining and Bar. Nightlife - Full Bar available, Pool Table, Dance Floor, Live Sports screening, Gaming area, Brunch and Gluten free options available. This place home delivers.
The Studs - Sports Bar and Grill
12 minutes by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio Apartment (1.9 kms). Casual Dining and Bar. Nightlife - Full Bar available, Pool Table, Dance Floor, Live Sports screening, Gaming area, Brunch and Gluten free options available. This place home delivers.
In the mood to party? Head to this roof-top hideout bar for great vibes, good music (Western, Bollywood, Punjabi Bhangra) and awesome cocktails. 12 minutes from Close to Coast Studio Apartment (2.2 kms).
R Adda
In the mood to party? Head to this roof-top hideout bar for great vibes, good music (Western, Bollywood, Punjabi Bhangra) and awesome cocktails. 12 minutes from Close to Coast Studio Apartment (2.2 kms).
Great nightlife scenes. Casual Dining and Bar. Full Bar available. Famous for its Chicken Tikka, Butter Chicken, Neer Dosa, Appams and cocktails. 12 minutes by auto rickshaw (2.2 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment.
Tanatan - Kitchen & Bar
Great nightlife scenes. Casual Dining and Bar. Full Bar available. Famous for its Chicken Tikka, Butter Chicken, Neer Dosa, Appams and cocktails. 12 minutes by auto rickshaw (2.2 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment.
Nice place to chill out. Creative cocktails and finger foods served in a cool space with patio seating and a small indoor dance floor. 2.3kms (10 mins) from Close to Coast apartment by auto rickshaw.
Copa
Nice place to chill out. Creative cocktails and finger foods served in a cool space with patio seating and a small indoor dance floor. 2.3kms (10 mins) from Close to Coast apartment by auto rickshaw.
Live music every Tuesday to Sunday! Nice place to unwind. Creative cocktails and great finger food. 10 minutes (2.8kms) by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast studio apartment.
True Tramm Trunk
Live music every Tuesday to Sunday! Nice place to unwind. Creative cocktails and great finger food. 10 minutes (2.8kms) by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast studio apartment.
If you like clubbing, this is the place to be. Just across the street from Close to Coast Studio apartment (3 minute walk) in Hotel Sea Princess, this club is ideal for Saturday night partying. It has three different sections - an Asian bistro, a beautiful open-air beach lounge that overlooks the Arabian Sea and the stunning nightclub.
Trilogy Super Club
969 Juhu Tara Rd
If you like clubbing, this is the place to be. Just across the street from Close to Coast Studio apartment (3 minute walk) in Hotel Sea Princess, this club is ideal for Saturday night partying. It has three different sections - an Asian bistro, a beautiful open-air beach lounge that overlooks the Arabian Sea and the stunning nightclub.
Kitty Su’s Mumbai outpost has been wooing the swish set for just over a year. Big-ticket gigs and a compelling DJ calendar is what this suburban nightclub stands for. The rustic façade can be deceptive as the plush interiors with contemporary lighting are in sharp contrast. Multiple seating options within a space characterize this stylish nightspot. The quirky and witty one-liners strewn all over in various décor elements add to the unique charm. A popular choice for women, Friday nights are the busiest. Service is quick and attentive and the staff well-informed. The food menu is simple but palate-pleasing. The bar menu of course is an exercise in choices. Tempura sea food with lime and chilli aioli, pan fried vegetable dim sum, lamb kibbeh with yogurt mint dip, are popular finger food.
Kitty Su Mumbai
Kitty Su’s Mumbai outpost has been wooing the swish set for just over a year. Big-ticket gigs and a compelling DJ calendar is what this suburban nightclub stands for. The rustic façade can be deceptive as the plush interiors with contemporary lighting are in sharp contrast. Multiple seating options within a space characterize this stylish nightspot. The quirky and witty one-liners strewn all over in various décor elements add to the unique charm. A popular choice for women, Friday nights are the busiest. Service is quick and attentive and the staff well-informed. The food menu is simple but palate-pleasing. The bar menu of course is an exercise in choices. Tempura sea food with lime and chilli aioli, pan fried vegetable dim sum, lamb kibbeh with yogurt mint dip, are popular finger food.
A nice local pub just around the corner. 8 minutes from Close to Coast apartment, this pub is overlooking the beach and you can even walk it up in about 10 minutes. Good food, nice music, easy on the pocket as there's always some offers going on.
TAP
A nice local pub just around the corner. 8 minutes from Close to Coast apartment, this pub is overlooking the beach and you can even walk it up in about 10 minutes. Good food, nice music, easy on the pocket as there's always some offers going on.
Cafes
Legendary Prithvi Theatre and Cafe is famous for the arty and theatre going crowd of Mumbai. Seating is outdoors and you may sometimes spot a few celebrities here. There's a cute little bookshop inside with a great collection for readers. Watch a play or just go to the cafe. Try their famous Irish Coffee, Cutting Chai, Bun Maska, Samosas and Parathas. 6-8 minutes (1.9kms) by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio apartment.
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Prithvi Cafe
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Legendary Prithvi Theatre and Cafe is famous for the arty and theatre going crowd of Mumbai. Seating is outdoors and you may sometimes spot a few celebrities here. There's a cute little bookshop inside with a great collection for readers. Watch a play or just go to the cafe. Try their famous Irish Coffee, Cutting Chai, Bun Maska, Samosas and Parathas. 6-8 minutes (1.9kms) by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio apartment.
5 minutes (1.4 kms) from Close to Coast studio apartment by auto rickshaw. Free Wi-Fi.
Starbucks
5 minutes (1.4 kms) from Close to Coast studio apartment by auto rickshaw. Free Wi-Fi.
A lovely cafe/restaurant, tucked away in a little lane in Juhu. Cozy vibes, great food plating European-style dishes as well as a selection of specialty pizzas. 10 minutes (2.9 kms) from Close to Coast by auto rickshaw.
Silver Beach Cafe
A lovely cafe/restaurant, tucked away in a little lane in Juhu. Cozy vibes, great food plating European-style dishes as well as a selection of specialty pizzas. 10 minutes (2.9 kms) from Close to Coast by auto rickshaw.
Quaint place with great selection of teas and vegetarian finger foods - indoor and outdoor seating. 6-8 minutes (1.5kms) from Close to Coast Studio apartment by auto rickshaw.
Tea Villa Cafe Juhu
765 Juhu Church Rd
Quaint place with great selection of teas and vegetarian finger foods - indoor and outdoor seating. 6-8 minutes (1.5kms) from Close to Coast Studio apartment by auto rickshaw.
Great desserts and coffee. Famous for cheesecakes. 6-8 minutes (1.5 kms) from Close to Coast Studio apartment by auto rickshaw.
Love and Cheesecake, Juhu
33 Juhu Church Rd
Great desserts and coffee. Famous for cheesecakes. 6-8 minutes (1.5 kms) from Close to Coast Studio apartment by auto rickshaw.
Food Scene
Just a 2 minute walk from Close to Coast Studio Apartment - great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. This place serves great American, Italian and Parsi food and has a fun, chilled out, vintage vibe. Full bar available, great collection of wines and Sangrias. My favourite from the menu Akuri on Toast, Kejriwal Grandmamas special, Keema Pao, Dhansak and Butter chicken.
Grandmama's All Day Cafe
Just a 2 minute walk from Close to Coast Studio Apartment - great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. This place serves great American, Italian and Parsi food and has a fun, chilled out, vintage vibe. Full bar available, great collection of wines and Sangrias. My favourite from the menu Akuri on Toast, Kejriwal Grandmamas special, Keema Pao, Dhansak and Butter chicken.
2 minute walk from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Great Italian food, vegetarian only. Frequented by celebrities, Little Italy is famous for great Pizzas, Pastas, Lasagne, Mocktails, Nachos, Tiramisu and Cannelloni. Full bar available. This place also home delivers.
Little Italy
2 minute walk from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Great Italian food, vegetarian only. Frequented by celebrities, Little Italy is famous for great Pizzas, Pastas, Lasagne, Mocktails, Nachos, Tiramisu and Cannelloni. Full bar available. This place also home delivers.
Mumbai is famous for its sea food and Gajalee is my favourite joint if you want to try the local sea food preparations! Do try the Bombil Fry, Mutton Dum Biryani, Jumbo Prawns, Surmai Curry, Lobster Butter Garlic Pepper, Clams Koshimbir and Prawns Ambat Tikhat. 11 minutes (2.8 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. This place also home delivers.
Gajalee
Mumbai is famous for its sea food and Gajalee is my favourite joint if you want to try the local sea food preparations! Do try the Bombil Fry, Mutton Dum Biryani, Jumbo Prawns, Surmai Curry, Lobster Butter Garlic Pepper, Clams Koshimbir and Prawns Ambat Tikhat. 11 minutes (2.8 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. This place also home delivers.
5 minute walk from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Classic vegetarian Indian food served in Thalis (set meal). More than the food, its the experience of trying traditional Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine in a royal setting. Along with the Thalis, People usually order Dal Bati Churma (Rajasthani delicacy), Malpua (Indian dessert) and Farsan (Gujarati snacks).
Maharaja Bhog
5 minute walk from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Classic vegetarian Indian food served in Thalis (set meal). More than the food, its the experience of trying traditional Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine in a royal setting. Along with the Thalis, People usually order Dal Bati Churma (Rajasthani delicacy), Malpua (Indian dessert) and Farsan (Gujarati snacks).
Chic restaurant serves classic Mangalorean seafood dishes. Next to J.W.Marriott Hotel. Famous for Pepper crab, lobsters, Jumbo prawns, Neer Dosa, Appam and Chicken Ghee Roast. This place also home delivers.
Mahesh Lunch Home - Seafood Specialty Restaurant (Juhu)
Chic restaurant serves classic Mangalorean seafood dishes. Next to J.W.Marriott Hotel. Famous for Pepper crab, lobsters, Jumbo prawns, Neer Dosa, Appam and Chicken Ghee Roast. This place also home delivers.
10 minute walk along the beach or 5 minutes by auto rickshaw (1.6kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Great vegetarian south Indian snacks and food. Been around since many years, has rightfully earned a legendary status for itself. Do try the Pav Bhaji, Dosas, Idlis, Filter Coffee and Faluda. Multi-cuisine restaurant - You get everything from Sandwiches, Burgers, Pizzas, Indian snacks, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Rolls, Sizzlers. This place also home delivers.
Shiv Sagar
10 minute walk along the beach or 5 minutes by auto rickshaw (1.6kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Great vegetarian south Indian snacks and food. Been around since many years, has rightfully earned a legendary status for itself. Do try the Pav Bhaji, Dosas, Idlis, Filter Coffee and Faluda. Multi-cuisine restaurant - You get everything from Sandwiches, Burgers, Pizzas, Indian snacks, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Rolls, Sizzlers. This place also home delivers.
10 minute walk along the beach or 5 minutes by auto rickshaw (1.6kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Right next to Shiv Sagar. Our favourite joint for Shawarmas and rolls. Great Mughlai and Chinese items on the menu too. This restaurant also home delivers.
Carter's Blue
101-102 Juhu Tara Rd
10 minute walk along the beach or 5 minutes by auto rickshaw (1.6kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Right next to Shiv Sagar. Our favourite joint for Shawarmas and rolls. Great Mughlai and Chinese items on the menu too. This restaurant also home delivers.
Goa’s popular restaurant opens in Mumbai and is strongly reminiscent of a Portuguese villa, with the characteristic décor and vibe. The blue-and-white azulejo tiles flanking the al fresco bar, complete the picture. The menu pays a tribute to the dishes, flavours, ingredients and spirit of Goa. 'Chef Lloyd Braganza' brings to diners, the home-flavours of Goa with his own family recipes. He has also included dishes, he grew up enjoying – 'Barbecued Meats', 'Seafood' and 'European 'Classics'. The bar menu is varied and carefully crafted. So, expect a well-made 'Prawns Caldeen' and 'Mutton Xacuti' alongside his signature 'Pork Chops With BBQ Sauce'. The 'Anant Gadho’s Ros Omelette' served in a poi with dried xacuti curry is an absolute palate-pleaser and transports you to Goa immediately. Try the 'Sausage Chilli Fry' and 'Pork Roast' for starters and 'Pork Vindaloo' for mains with 'Goan Boiled Rice' or even 'Sannas'. The 'Serradura' and 'Layered Bread Pudding' are strongly recommended among desserts. 3 minute walk (200 metres), just behind Close to Coast Studio Apartment on the main road.
House of Lloyd
Goa’s popular restaurant opens in Mumbai and is strongly reminiscent of a Portuguese villa, with the characteristic décor and vibe. The blue-and-white azulejo tiles flanking the al fresco bar, complete the picture. The menu pays a tribute to the dishes, flavours, ingredients and spirit of Goa. 'Chef Lloyd Braganza' brings to diners, the home-flavours of Goa with his own family recipes. He has also included dishes, he grew up enjoying – 'Barbecued Meats', 'Seafood' and 'European 'Classics'. The bar menu is varied and carefully crafted. So, expect a well-made 'Prawns Caldeen' and 'Mutton Xacuti' alongside his signature 'Pork Chops With BBQ Sauce'. The 'Anant Gadho’s Ros Omelette' served in a poi with dried xacuti curry is an absolute palate-pleaser and transports you to Goa immediately. Try the 'Sausage Chilli Fry' and 'Pork Roast' for starters and 'Pork Vindaloo' for mains with 'Goan Boiled Rice' or even 'Sannas'. The 'Serradura' and 'Layered Bread Pudding' are strongly recommended among desserts. 3 minute walk (200 metres), just behind Close to Coast Studio Apartment on the main road.
2 minute walk (100 metres). Right outside Close to Coast Studio Apartment. I usually order Butter Chicken and Naan or Chicken Biryani from here. They home deliver within 15-20 minutes. They serve North Indian, Mughlai and Chinese food. Bar available. Open till midnight. Phone Numbers: 022 26607839 022 26610552
Aroma Restaurant And Bar
2 minute walk (100 metres). Right outside Close to Coast Studio Apartment. I usually order Butter Chicken and Naan or Chicken Biryani from here. They home deliver within 15-20 minutes. They serve North Indian, Mughlai and Chinese food. Bar available. Open till midnight. Phone Numbers: 022 26607839 022 26610552
Very famous with all seafood loving Bombay wallahs for fresh fried prawns and fish. This road side eatery has been around for over 40 years and the taste and quality of their famous items (Prawns fry and Rawas fry) remain intact! The original outlet on linking road, opposite National college is a hole in the wall where you order, quickly eat and move on. If you want a place to sit and eat in leisure, you can go to their Khar branch at 14th road junction. Must try if you love Tandoori seafood. 4 kms from Close to Coast Studio apartment. 15 minutes by auto rickshaw.
Jai Jawan
Very famous with all seafood loving Bombay wallahs for fresh fried prawns and fish. This road side eatery has been around for over 40 years and the taste and quality of their famous items (Prawns fry and Rawas fry) remain intact! The original outlet on linking road, opposite National college is a hole in the wall where you order, quickly eat and move on. If you want a place to sit and eat in leisure, you can go to their Khar branch at 14th road junction. Must try if you love Tandoori seafood. 4 kms from Close to Coast Studio apartment. 15 minutes by auto rickshaw.
Every foodie in Bombay knows the Hearsch bakery in Bandra. Located within the idyllic premise of a forbiddingly-gated British era bungalow, the bakery is a hidden gem of sorts with an interesting history. In the wake of the First World War, relations between Germany and Britain had witnessed a significant decay. Britain's colonies, including India, were no longer safe for Germans. It was in the 1920s, under such trying circumstances that a bread man, J Hearsch, reluctantly decided to give up his labour of love, a small bakery, and head for the safer shores of Germany.  Quite by chance, he met Sophia, a young Goan baker who was keen to start a bakery in Bandra, after shutting down her own bakery in Colaba. Hearsch entrusted the passionate Sophia with his life's work, and fled to Germany, and obscurity.  His only condition was that Sophia retains the bakery in his name - a place that he had built with great love and pride. Its been over 100 years since and Sophia’s family still runs this small bakery in J Hearsch’s name! By 7 am, the bakery is abuzz with cooks and bakers working on preparations that have made Hearsch famous - Chicken Mayo sandwich, hearty burgers, puffs, freshly made breads, chocolate mousse and home made lemonade. Open from 7 am to 10 pm - be prepared to stand in queue for a minimum of 15 minutes to order - its always packed! Worth a visit. 5.5 kms from Close to Coast Studio apartment. 20 minutes by auto rickshaw.
Hearsch & Co
90 St Andrews Rd
Every foodie in Bombay knows the Hearsch bakery in Bandra. Located within the idyllic premise of a forbiddingly-gated British era bungalow, the bakery is a hidden gem of sorts with an interesting history. In the wake of the First World War, relations between Germany and Britain had witnessed a significant decay. Britain's colonies, including India, were no longer safe for Germans. It was in the 1920s, under such trying circumstances that a bread man, J Hearsch, reluctantly decided to give up his labour of love, a small bakery, and head for the safer shores of Germany.  Quite by chance, he met Sophia, a young Goan baker who was keen to start a bakery in Bandra, after shutting down her own bakery in Colaba. Hearsch entrusted the passionate Sophia with his life's work, and fled to Germany, and obscurity.  His only condition was that Sophia retains the bakery in his name - a place that he had built with great love and pride. Its been over 100 years since and Sophia’s family still runs this small bakery in J Hearsch’s name! By 7 am, the bakery is abuzz with cooks and bakers working on preparations that have made Hearsch famous - Chicken Mayo sandwich, hearty burgers, puffs, freshly made breads, chocolate mousse and home made lemonade. Open from 7 am to 10 pm - be prepared to stand in queue for a minimum of 15 minutes to order - its always packed! Worth a visit. 5.5 kms from Close to Coast Studio apartment. 20 minutes by auto rickshaw.
One of Mumbai’s famous late night eateries open from 11:00 am to 4:00 am daily, The Roll Company is just a 2 minute walk from Close to Coast Studio apartment. All rolls at TRC are made by wrapping warm rumali rotis around a variety of meats, vegetables and chutney. You can pick up a roll on the go and there’s also indoor seating available. Must try : Paneer Makhani roll, Chole Papdi roll, Butter Chicken roll, Salli Boti Roll, Masala Egg roll. 250 metros away, step out of the apartment, walk towards your right and come on the main road and walk to the left. You’ll spot TRC right after the bus stop (near Grandma’s cafe).
The Roll Company - TRC
One of Mumbai’s famous late night eateries open from 11:00 am to 4:00 am daily, The Roll Company is just a 2 minute walk from Close to Coast Studio apartment. All rolls at TRC are made by wrapping warm rumali rotis around a variety of meats, vegetables and chutney. You can pick up a roll on the go and there’s also indoor seating available. Must try : Paneer Makhani roll, Chole Papdi roll, Butter Chicken roll, Salli Boti Roll, Masala Egg roll. 250 metros away, step out of the apartment, walk towards your right and come on the main road and walk to the left. You’ll spot TRC right after the bus stop (near Grandma’s cafe).
All-day café (all day breakfast available), great ambience and an absolutely scrumptious menu of contemporary Western Comfort food - mostly European and American. 2 kms (8 minutes by auto rickshaw) from Close to Coast Studio apartment. Full Bar available. Famous for : Lobster bisque, Thin crust pizzas, Pecan butter ice cream, mushroom risotto, Lamb Sheperd’s pie, Seriously Sloppy Joe Sandwich, Crispy chicken Burger, Spaghetti and Meatballs Steak, British Railway cutlet.
Indigo Delicatessen
 All-day café (all day breakfast available), great ambience and an absolutely scrumptious menu of contemporary Western Comfort food - mostly European and American. 2 kms (8 minutes by auto rickshaw) from Close to Coast Studio apartment. Full Bar available. Famous for : Lobster bisque, Thin crust pizzas, Pecan butter ice cream, mushroom risotto, Lamb Sheperd’s pie, Seriously Sloppy Joe Sandwich, Crispy chicken Burger, Spaghetti and Meatballs Steak, British Railway cutlet.
Legendary outlet in Juhu. Chilled out place to grab some beers and great Italian food. 6 minutes (1.9kms) by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio apartment.
Alfredo's
Legendary outlet in Juhu. Chilled out place to grab some beers and great Italian food. 6 minutes (1.9kms) by auto rickshaw from Close to Coast Studio apartment.
Small, intimate setting, Kofuku is known for serving great traditional Japanese food. People usually order Sushi, Salad, Tempura, Hot Pots, Miso Soup, Pancakes and Salmon. 2 kms from Close to Coast Studio apartment. Takes about 8-10 minutes by autorickshaw to reach.
Kofuku Japanese Restaurant
Small, intimate setting, Kofuku is known for serving great traditional Japanese food. People usually order Sushi, Salad, Tempura, Hot Pots, Miso Soup, Pancakes and Salmon. 2 kms from Close to Coast Studio apartment. Takes about 8-10 minutes by autorickshaw to reach.
Known for authentic Asian Fare that serves great food in generous portions. We usually go there to get our fix of Chinese food. Nice ambience, value for money, indoor and outdoor seating and full bar available. 2.3 kms from Close to Coast service apartment. 10 minutes by auto rickshaw.
Facing East
Known for authentic Asian Fare that serves great food in generous portions. We usually go there to get our fix of Chinese food. Nice ambience, value for money, indoor and outdoor seating and full bar available. 2.3 kms from Close to Coast service apartment. 10 minutes by auto rickshaw.
Cozy little cafe with intimate setting serves great Italian food - All day breakfasts and wood fire pizza being most famous. Vegan options available and also serves alcohol. 2.3 kms from Close to Coast studio apartment - takes about 10 minutes by rickshaw.
Fable Juhu
Cozy little cafe with intimate setting serves great Italian food - All day breakfasts and wood fire pizza being most famous. Vegan options available and also serves alcohol. 2.3 kms from Close to Coast studio apartment - takes about 10 minutes by rickshaw.
Bagel sandwiches, coffee, soups & salads offered in snug, charming setting with a unique covered patio with a Goan feel. Quietly tucked away in an innocuous corner of Pali hill (near Carter road promenade), this is a great place to chill by yourself or in company. Takes about 15-20 minutes to reach by auto rickshaw. 4 kms from Close to Coast Studio apartment.
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The Bagel Shop
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Bagel sandwiches, coffee, soups & salads offered in snug, charming setting with a unique covered patio with a Goan feel. Quietly tucked away in an innocuous corner of Pali hill (near Carter road promenade), this is a great place to chill by yourself or in company. Takes about 15-20 minutes to reach by auto rickshaw. 4 kms from Close to Coast Studio apartment.
Things to see
The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Bombay, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911. Great views of the Arabian Sea and you can also take a ferry ride to see the ancient Elephanta Caves or take a 2 day trip to Alibaug Beach. Gateway of India is 1 hour (21 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. You can take an Uber/Ola or local train from Santacruz to Churchgate station. Please note : Ferry rides are closed down during monsoons.
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Gateway Of India Mumbai
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The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Bombay, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911. Great views of the Arabian Sea and you can also take a ferry ride to see the ancient Elephanta Caves or take a 2 day trip to Alibaug Beach. Gateway of India is 1 hour (21 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. You can take an Uber/Ola or local train from Santacruz to Churchgate station. Please note : Ferry rides are closed down during monsoons.
Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. You can take a ferry from Gateway of India. Ferry ticket is Rs.150 (USD 3) for a return fare. Tickets are sold at a kiosk near the ferry point next to Gateway of India. Entry fee for the caves is Rs.250 (USD 4). The ferry travel time is about an hour. The boat leaves from the Gateway of India for Elephanta at 9 am. And typically there is one leaving for Elephanta every 30 minutes, between 9 am and 2 pm. For return there's a ferry available every 30 minutes between 12 noon to 5pm. GOI is 1 hour (24.6 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Please Note : Fairy rides are closed during monsoons.
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Elephanta Caves
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Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. You can take a ferry from Gateway of India. Ferry ticket is Rs.150 (USD 3) for a return fare. Tickets are sold at a kiosk near the ferry point next to Gateway of India. Entry fee for the caves is Rs.250 (USD 4). The ferry travel time is about an hour. The boat leaves from the Gateway of India for Elephanta at 9 am. And typically there is one leaving for Elephanta every 30 minutes, between 9 am and 2 pm. For return there's a ferry available every 30 minutes between 12 noon to 5pm. GOI is 1 hour (24.6 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Please Note : Fairy rides are closed during monsoons.
Iskcon temple Juhu plays a key part in the Hare Krishna story, as founder AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada spent extended periods here (you can visit his modest living quarters in the adjacent building). The temple compound comes alive during prayer time as the faithful whip themselves into a devotional frenzy of joy, with kirtan dancing accompanied by crashing hand symbols and drumbeats. Nice, positive, peaceful vibe. Daily Aarti (main prayers) at 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. 12-15 minutes (2.9 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by rickshaw.
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International Society for Krishna Consciousness® (ISKCON® - Juhu)
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Iskcon temple Juhu plays a key part in the Hare Krishna story, as founder AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada spent extended periods here (you can visit his modest living quarters in the adjacent building). The temple compound comes alive during prayer time as the faithful whip themselves into a devotional frenzy of joy, with kirtan dancing accompanied by crashing hand symbols and drumbeats. Nice, positive, peaceful vibe. Daily Aarti (main prayers) at 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. 12-15 minutes (2.9 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by rickshaw.
Mumbai’s most famous landmark, this stunning hotel is a fairy-tale blend of Islamic and Renaissance styles, and India’s second-most photographed monument. It was built in 1903 by the Parsi industrialist JN Tata, supposedly after he was refused entry to nearby European hotels on account of being ‘a native’. Much more than an iconic building, the Taj’s history is intrinsically linked with the nation: it was the first hotel in India to employ women, the first to have electricity (and fans), and it also housed freedom-fighters (for no charge) during the struggle for independence. Have a cup of tea here overlooking the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India. 1 hr (25 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by Uber/Ola or take a local train from Santacruz to Churchgate station.
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The Taj Mahal Palace
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Mumbai’s most famous landmark, this stunning hotel is a fairy-tale blend of Islamic and Renaissance styles, and India’s second-most photographed monument. It was built in 1903 by the Parsi industrialist JN Tata, supposedly after he was refused entry to nearby European hotels on account of being ‘a native’. Much more than an iconic building, the Taj’s history is intrinsically linked with the nation: it was the first hotel in India to employ women, the first to have electricity (and fans), and it also housed freedom-fighters (for no charge) during the struggle for independence. Have a cup of tea here overlooking the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India. 1 hr (25 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by Uber/Ola or take a local train from Santacruz to Churchgate station.
Floating like a sacred mirage on the coast, this Indo-Islamic shrine located on an oshore inlet is a striking sight. Built in the 19th century, it contains the tomb of the Muslim saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Legend has it that Haji Ali died while on a pilgrimage to Mecca and his casket miraculously floated back to this spot. It’s only possible to visit the shrine at low tide, via a long causeway (check tide times locally). Have the custard cream at Haji Ali Juice centre right outside the dargah. 45 minutes (17 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by Ola/Uber or you can take a local BEST bus number 80 - from Juhu Bus stop outside .
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Haji Ali Dargah Shariff
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Floating like a sacred mirage on the coast, this Indo-Islamic shrine located on an oshore inlet is a striking sight. Built in the 19th century, it contains the tomb of the Muslim saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Legend has it that Haji Ali died while on a pilgrimage to Mecca and his casket miraculously floated back to this spot. It’s only possible to visit the shrine at low tide, via a long causeway (check tide times locally). Have the custard cream at Haji Ali Juice centre right outside the dargah. 45 minutes (17 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by Ola/Uber or you can take a local BEST bus number 80 - from Juhu Bus stop outside .
Rising up like a mirage from polluted Gorai Creek is this breathtaking, golden 96m-high stupa modelled on Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda. Its dome, which houses relics of Buddha, was built entirely without support, using an ancient technique of interlocking stones, and the meditation hall beneath it seats 8000. There’s a museum dedicated to the life of the Buddha and his teaching. Twenty-minute meditation classes are held daily; an on-site meditation centre also offers 10-day courses for Vipassana. 1 hr 45 minutes (28 kms) via rickshaw/taxi then ferry from Gorai. You could also take a local train from Sanatacruz to Malad station, take a rickshaw to Gorai for ferry drop to the Pagoda.
Global Pagoda Road
Rising up like a mirage from polluted Gorai Creek is this breathtaking, golden 96m-high stupa modelled on Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda. Its dome, which houses relics of Buddha, was built entirely without support, using an ancient technique of interlocking stones, and the meditation hall beneath it seats 8000. There’s a museum dedicated to the life of the Buddha and his teaching. Twenty-minute meditation classes are held daily; an on-site meditation centre also offers 10-day courses for Vipassana. 1 hr 45 minutes (28 kms) via rickshaw/taxi then ferry from Gorai. You could also take a local train from Sanatacruz to Malad station, take a rickshaw to Gorai for ferry drop to the Pagoda.
This 140-year-old dhobi ghat (place where clothes are washed) is Mumbai’s biggest human-powered washing machine: every day hundreds of people beat the dirt out of thousands of kilograms of soiled Mumbai clothes and linen in 1026 open-air troughs. The best view is from the bridge across the railway tracks near Mahalaxmi train station. You can take a cab or a local train from Sanatcruz to Mahalaxmi station.
Dhobi Ghat
This 140-year-old dhobi ghat (place where clothes are washed) is Mumbai’s biggest human-powered washing machine: every day hundreds of people beat the dirt out of thousands of kilograms of soiled Mumbai clothes and linen in 1026 open-air troughs. The best view is from the bridge across the railway tracks near Mahalaxmi train station. You can take a cab or a local train from Sanatcruz to Mahalaxmi station.
Just across the road (1 minute walk) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. This sprawling suburban beach draws legions of Indian families and courting couples frolicking in the Arabian Sea for 6km all the way to Versova. As far as beaches go, it's no sun-toasted Caribbean dream, but it's a fun place to just hang out, watch the sunset or try some Mumbai street food from the nearby stalls - Pav Bhaji, Sev Puri, Bhel Puri, Gola. It's particularly vibrant during Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Juhu Beach
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Just across the road (1 minute walk) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. This sprawling suburban beach draws legions of Indian families and courting couples frolicking in the Arabian Sea for 6km all the way to Versova. As far as beaches go, it's no sun-toasted Caribbean dream, but it's a fun place to just hang out, watch the sunset or try some Mumbai street food from the nearby stalls - Pav Bhaji, Sev Puri, Bhel Puri, Gola. It's particularly vibrant during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Castella de Aguada or more popularly known as Bandra Fort is located in the posh neighborhood of Bandra Reclamation. This fort was built by the Portuguese to protect the colonial settlement at Mumbai before the British era. Now thronged by families, college students and young couples, the fort is maintained by the Archaeology Department, and the sweeping curve of the Worli Sea Link bridge can be viewed from the battlements. Great place to just hang out, watching the sun set over the Arabian Sea and Bandra-Worli Sea link. 35 minutes (18 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
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Bandra Fort
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Castella de Aguada or more popularly known as Bandra Fort is located in the posh neighborhood of Bandra Reclamation. This fort was built by the Portuguese to protect the colonial settlement at Mumbai before the British era. Now thronged by families, college students and young couples, the fort is maintained by the Archaeology Department, and the sweeping curve of the Worli Sea Link bridge can be viewed from the battlements. Great place to just hang out, watching the sun set over the Arabian Sea and Bandra-Worli Sea link. 35 minutes (18 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
The Bandstand Promenade also known just as Bandstand. It is a 1.2 kilometer long walkway along the sea on the western coast of Mumbai. It is simultaneously a popular hangout spot, a jogging track and a park. Great place to hang out. Grab a cappuccino or chilled coffee at Barista or Cafe Coffee Day overlooking the Arabian Sea. Nice to hang out any time of the day or night. You can also spot Shahrukh Khan's house - Mannat, right at the beginning of Bandstand and Salman Khan's house - Galaxy apartments towards the end of bandstand. 20 minutes (5 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
Bandstand Promenade
The Bandstand Promenade also known just as Bandstand. It is a 1.2 kilometer long walkway along the sea on the western coast of Mumbai. It is simultaneously a popular hangout spot, a jogging track and a park. Great place to hang out. Grab a cappuccino or chilled coffee at Barista or Cafe Coffee Day overlooking the Arabian Sea. Nice to hang out any time of the day or night. You can also spot Shahrukh Khan's house - Mannat, right at the beginning of Bandstand and Salman Khan's house - Galaxy apartments towards the end of bandstand. 20 minutes (5 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
The Carter Road Promenade is a 1.25 kilometre-long walkway along the sea on the western coast of Mumbai. Its a popular hang out spot next to Bandstand Promenade, a jogging track, a dog park and also a lovers' point. It also has some great restaurants, cafes, dessert places, pubs and bars, facing the sea. Home to several famous celebrity houses (Rajesh Khanna) and also restaurant chains like Theobroma, The Belgian Waffle co., Carter's Blue, Subway, Momos, etc. Nice place to hang out in the evenings. 20 minutes (3.9 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
Carter Road Amphitheatre
The Carter Road Promenade is a 1.25 kilometre-long walkway along the sea on the western coast of Mumbai. Its a popular hang out spot next to Bandstand Promenade, a jogging track, a dog park and also a lovers' point. It also has some great restaurants, cafes, dessert places, pubs and bars, facing the sea. Home to several famous celebrity houses (Rajesh Khanna) and also restaurant chains like Theobroma, The Belgian Waffle co., Carter's Blue, Subway, Momos, etc. Nice place to hang out in the evenings. 20 minutes (3.9 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
The basilica stands on a hillock, about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. Many of the faithful attest to the miraculous powers of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to Virgin Mary for expressing their gratitude or requesting favours. Although the current church edifice is just 100 years old, the history behind the current statue of Our Lady goes back to the 16th century when Jesuit priests from Portugal brought the statue to the current location and constructed a chapel. 25 minutes (7 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
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Basilica Of Our Lady of The Mount
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The basilica stands on a hillock, about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea. Many of the faithful attest to the miraculous powers of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The shrine attracts people from all faiths who pray to Virgin Mary for expressing their gratitude or requesting favours. Although the current church edifice is just 100 years old, the history behind the current statue of Our Lady goes back to the 16th century when Jesuit priests from Portugal brought the statue to the current location and constructed a chapel. 25 minutes (7 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
Formerly called the Prince of Wales Museum, CSMVS is the main museum in Mumbai. It was founded in the early years of the 20th century by prominent citizens of Mumbai, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of George V, who was Prince of Wales at the time. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. The museum houses Indus Valley Civilization artefacts, and other relics from ancient India from the time of the Guptas, Mauryas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakuta. You can check out the website for latest exhibits and shows. They also have a lovely souvenir shop inside and a cafe. Great place to hangout. 1 hr 30 minutes (26 kms) by cab or you could take a local train from Santacruz to Churchgate station.
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
159/61 Mahatma Gandhi Rd
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Formerly called the Prince of Wales Museum, CSMVS is the main museum in Mumbai. It was founded in the early years of the 20th century by prominent citizens of Mumbai, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of George V, who was Prince of Wales at the time. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. The museum houses Indus Valley Civilization artefacts, and other relics from ancient India from the time of the Guptas, Mauryas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakuta. You can check out the website for latest exhibits and shows. They also have a lovely souvenir shop inside and a cafe. Great place to hangout. 1 hr 30 minutes (26 kms) by cab or you could take a local train from Santacruz to Churchgate station.
Essel World is the oldest and the largest Amusement park in Mumbai. Together Essel World and Water Kingdom are spread out over 64 acres of land. EsselWorld is home to a variety of rides appropriate for individuals of all ages. It boasts of 14 family rides, 11 adrenaline-pumping thrill rides and 15 children's rides. EsselWorld is also host to Mumbai's first ice skating rink, spanning 3400 square feet. The park maintains the rink's temperature at a constant 4 degrees Celsius. 1 hr 45 minutes (28 kms) via rickshaw/taxi then ferry from Gorai. You could also take a local train from Sanatacruz to Malad station, take a rickshaw to Gorai for ferry drop to the Essel World.
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Essel world Amusement Park
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Essel World is the oldest and the largest Amusement park in Mumbai. Together Essel World and Water Kingdom are spread out over 64 acres of land. EsselWorld is home to a variety of rides appropriate for individuals of all ages. It boasts of 14 family rides, 11 adrenaline-pumping thrill rides and 15 children's rides. EsselWorld is also host to Mumbai's first ice skating rink, spanning 3400 square feet. The park maintains the rink's temperature at a constant 4 degrees Celsius. 1 hr 45 minutes (28 kms) via rickshaw/taxi then ferry from Gorai. You could also take a local train from Sanatacruz to Malad station, take a rickshaw to Gorai for ferry drop to the Essel World.
The everyday carnival that is the Colaba Causeway market is a shopping experience like no other in Mumbai. Geared especially towards tourists, that infamous Indian saying of "sab kuch milega" (you'll get everything) certainly applies at this market. Dodge persistent balloon and map sellers, as you meander along the sidewalk and peruse the stalls for clothes, trinkets, footwear, souvenirs, antiques, books, anything. Want your name written on a grain of rice? That's possible too. If you need a break from shopping, pop into Leopold's Cafe or Cafe Mondegar, two well known legendary Mumbai hangouts. 1 hour (25 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab or take a train to Churchgate station.
Colaba Causeway Market
The everyday carnival that is the Colaba Causeway market is a shopping experience like no other in Mumbai. Geared especially towards tourists, that infamous Indian saying of "sab kuch milega" (you'll get everything) certainly applies at this market. Dodge persistent balloon and map sellers, as you meander along the sidewalk and peruse the stalls for clothes, trinkets, footwear, souvenirs, antiques, books, anything. Want your name written on a grain of rice? That's possible too. If you need a break from shopping, pop into Leopold's Cafe or Cafe Mondegar, two well known legendary Mumbai hangouts. 1 hour (25 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab or take a train to Churchgate station.
Navigate your way through crowded streets and crumbling buildings, and you'll find Chor Bazaar, nestled in the heart of Mumbai's Muslim district. This fascinating market has a history spanning more than 150 years. Its name means "thieves market", but this was derived from the British mispronunciation of the its original name of Shor Bazaar, "noisy market". Eventually stolen goods started finding their way into the market, resulting in it living up to its new name! 50 minutes (19 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab or take a local train from Santacruz to Grant road station.
Chor Bazaar
Navigate your way through crowded streets and crumbling buildings, and you'll find Chor Bazaar, nestled in the heart of Mumbai's Muslim district. This fascinating market has a history spanning more than 150 years. Its name means "thieves market", but this was derived from the British mispronunciation of the its original name of Shor Bazaar, "noisy market". Eventually stolen goods started finding their way into the market, resulting in it living up to its new name! 50 minutes (19 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab or take a local train from Santacruz to Grant road station.
Or Mahatma Phule market. This old-style market, housed in a historic colonial building, specializes in wholesale fruits, dry fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables and much more. It's also got an entire section devoted to pets of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. 55 minutes (19 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab or you could take a train from Santacruz to Masjid station and walk it up in 10 minutes.
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Or Mahatma Phule market. This old-style market, housed in a historic colonial building, specializes in wholesale fruits, dry fruits, flowers, spices, vegetables and much more. It's also got an entire section devoted to pets of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. 55 minutes (19 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab or you could take a train from Santacruz to Masjid station and walk it up in 10 minutes.
The Nehru Centre is a cultural complex that includes a planetarium, theatre, gallery and an interesting history exhibition, Discovery of India. The architecture is striking: the tower looks like a giant cylindrical pineapple, the planetarium like a UFO. High-quality dance, drama and live-music events are held here. Check out their website for daily schedules. 45 minutes (15.4 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab. You could take a local bus number 355 from the bus stop outside.
Nehru Planetarium
The Nehru Centre is a cultural complex that includes a planetarium, theatre, gallery and an interesting history exhibition, Discovery of India. The architecture is striking: the tower looks like a giant cylindrical pineapple, the planetarium like a UFO. High-quality dance, drama and live-music events are held here. Check out their website for daily schedules. 45 minutes (15.4 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab. You could take a local bus number 355 from the bus stop outside.
As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934. The leader formulated his philosophy of satyagraha (nonviolent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign from here. Exhibitions include a photographic record of his life, along with dioramas and documents, such as letters he wrote to Adolf Hitler and Franklin D Roosevelt and tributes from Ho Chi Minh and Albert Einstein. 45 min (19.2 km) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab. You could take the local train from Santacruz to Grant road station and walk it up in 10 minutes.
Mani Bhavan
As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934. The leader formulated his philosophy of satyagraha (nonviolent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign from here. Exhibitions include a photographic record of his life, along with dioramas and documents, such as letters he wrote to Adolf Hitler and Franklin D Roosevelt and tributes from Ho Chi Minh and Albert Einstein. 45 min (19.2 km) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab. You could take the local train from Santacruz to Grant road station and walk it up in 10 minutes.
This storied wadi (hamlet), a heritage village nearly 180 years old, is clinging onto Mumbai life as it was before high-rises. A Christian enclave of elegant two- storey Portuguese-style wooden mansions, it’s 500m northeast of Girgaum Chowpatty, lying amid Mumbai’s predominantly Hindu and Muslim neighbourhoods. The winding lanes allow a wonderful glimpse into a quiet(ish) life away from noisier Mumbai. It’s not large, but you can spend a while wandering the alleyways, taking pictures and admiring the old homes. It's more charming during Christmas when the lights and decorations come out. 50 minutes (20 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab. Or you could take a train from Santacruz station to Charni road station and walk it up in 8 minutes.
Kotachi Wadi
This storied wadi (hamlet), a heritage village nearly 180 years old, is clinging onto Mumbai life as it was before high-rises. A Christian enclave of elegant two- storey Portuguese-style wooden mansions, it’s 500m northeast of Girgaum Chowpatty, lying amid Mumbai’s predominantly Hindu and Muslim neighbourhoods. The winding lanes allow a wonderful glimpse into a quiet(ish) life away from noisier Mumbai. It’s not large, but you can spend a while wandering the alleyways, taking pictures and admiring the old homes. It's more charming during Christmas when the lights and decorations come out. 50 minutes (20 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab. Or you could take a train from Santacruz station to Charni road station and walk it up in 8 minutes.
The Hanging Gardens are terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park (old lady shoe house). They provide sunset views over the Arabian Sea and feature numerous hedges carved into the shapes of animals. 1 hour 10 minutes (26 kms) by cab from Close to Coast studio apartment.
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Hanging Garden
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The Hanging Gardens are terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park (old lady shoe house). They provide sunset views over the Arabian Sea and feature numerous hedges carved into the shapes of animals. 1 hour 10 minutes (26 kms) by cab from Close to Coast studio apartment.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is an 87 km2 (34 sq mi) protected area near Mumbai in Maharashtra State in India. It was formerly known as Borivali National Park. It is notable as one of the major national parks existing within a metropolis limit and is one of the most visited parks in the world. The rich flora and fauna of Sanjay Gandhi National Park attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. Tourists also enjoy visiting the 2400-year-old Kanheri caves sculpted out of the rocky cliffs which lie within the park. Its a good place for a drive or a picnic spot and you can even take the toy train ride inside the park complex. 1 hr 10 minutes (20 kms) by autorickshaw/cab.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is an 87 km2 (34 sq mi) protected area near Mumbai in Maharashtra State in India. It was formerly known as Borivali National Park. It is notable as one of the major national parks existing within a metropolis limit and is one of the most visited parks in the world. The rich flora and fauna of Sanjay Gandhi National Park attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. Tourists also enjoy visiting the 2400-year-old Kanheri caves sculpted out of the rocky cliffs which lie within the park. Its a good place for a drive or a picnic spot and you can even take the toy train ride inside the park complex. 1 hr 10 minutes (20 kms) by autorickshaw/cab.
One of Mumbai’s most popular promenades and sunset-watching spots. Its twinkling night-time lights have earned it the nickname ‘the Queen’s Necklace’. Hundreds gather on the promenade around Nariman Point in the early evening to snack and chat. Good place to just space out. Have ice cream and sandwiches at Bachelor's - legendary snack outlet on Marine Drive. 1 hour (21 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab or take a train from Santacruz to Churchgate station then walk it up in 10 minutes.
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Marine Drive
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One of Mumbai’s most popular promenades and sunset-watching spots. Its twinkling night-time lights have earned it the nickname ‘the Queen’s Necklace’. Hundreds gather on the promenade around Nariman Point in the early evening to snack and chat. Good place to just space out. Have ice cream and sandwiches at Bachelor's - legendary snack outlet on Marine Drive. 1 hour (21 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by cab or take a train from Santacruz to Churchgate station then walk it up in 10 minutes.
Famous bargain street shopping lane in Bandra. You'll know you're there when you reach the rows of street stalls overflowing with people and vendors selling brightly colored clothing and footwear. The street stalls tend to be grouped together according to the type of goods they sell. You'll come across Indian traditional clothes first, followed by shoes, then bags and belts. Further along Linking Road is the territory of the brand name stores. The sheer variety of merchandise and styles on oer can be bewildering. Therefore, it's recommended that you first take a good look around before buying anything. 15 minutes (3.8 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
Linking Road
Famous bargain street shopping lane in Bandra. You'll know you're there when you reach the rows of street stalls overflowing with people and vendors selling brightly colored clothing and footwear. The street stalls tend to be grouped together according to the type of goods they sell. You'll come across Indian traditional clothes first, followed by shoes, then bags and belts. Further along Linking Road is the territory of the brand name stores. The sheer variety of merchandise and styles on oer can be bewildering. Therefore, it's recommended that you first take a good look around before buying anything. 15 minutes (3.8 kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
20 minutes from Close to Coast apartments by autorickshaw, near Bandstand, Hill road is local Bombayites favourite place to shop for latest clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. Long stretch of street vendors sell trendy and latest fashion items from 11 am to 11 pm.
Hill Road
20 minutes from Close to Coast apartments by autorickshaw, near Bandstand, Hill road is local Bombayites favourite place to shop for latest clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. Long stretch of street vendors sell trendy and latest fashion items from 11 am to 11 pm.
Closest movie theatre inside Shopper's Stop Shopping Mall. English, Hindi and Marathi movie screenings. Movie premiers and film festivals also held here and frequented by Bollywood celebrities. 15 minutes (3 kms) Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
P.V.R. Juhu
Closest movie theatre inside Shopper's Stop Shopping Mall. English, Hindi and Marathi movie screenings. Movie premiers and film festivals also held here and frequented by Bollywood celebrities. 15 minutes (3 kms) Close to Coast Studio Apartment by autorickshaw.
8 minutes by rickshaw (1.9kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Iconinc Play Theatre started by Shashi Kapoor, famous Indian actor. Prithvi Theatre belongs to the Kapoor family, one of the most influential actor and director families in Bollywood. Prithvi Theatre has performances Tuesday to Sunday every week (closed on Monday). The adjoining cafe is open throughout the week.
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Prithvi Theatre
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8 minutes by rickshaw (1.9kms) from Close to Coast Studio Apartment. Iconinc Play Theatre started by Shashi Kapoor, famous Indian actor. Prithvi Theatre belongs to the Kapoor family, one of the most influential actor and director families in Bollywood. Prithvi Theatre has performances Tuesday to Sunday every week (closed on Monday). The adjoining cafe is open throughout the week.
Film City is an integrated film studio complex situated near Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Goregaon East, Mumbai in India. It has several recording rooms, gardens, lakes, theaters and grounds that serve as the venue of many Bollywood film shootings. t has been the shooting location for almost all Bollywood films. It has all types of location available for shooting including a temple, prison, court, lake, mountains, fountains, villages, picnic spots, garden and even a man-made waterfall. There are a lot of Film City/Bollywood Tour options available online but best to check out the Maharashtra Tourism - MTDC website. You will be taken to a live shoot, where you can observe the nuances involved in acting—the take and retakes that the directors calls for, or the beauty with which the actors immediately don the character of the role. However, this would depend on whether any shoot is taking place during the days of your visit.
Film City Complex
Film City is an integrated film studio complex situated near Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Goregaon East, Mumbai in India. It has several recording rooms, gardens, lakes, theaters and grounds that serve as the venue of many Bollywood film shootings. t has been the shooting location for almost all Bollywood films. It has all types of location available for shooting including a temple, prison, court, lake, mountains, fountains, villages, picnic spots, garden and even a man-made waterfall. There are a lot of Film City/Bollywood Tour options available online but best to check out the Maharashtra Tourism - MTDC website. You will be taken to a live shoot, where you can observe the nuances involved in acting—the take and retakes that the directors calls for, or the beauty with which the actors immediately don the character of the role. However, this would depend on whether any shoot is taking place during the days of your visit.
The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum opened to the public in 1857 and is Mumbai's oldest Museum. It is the erstwhile Victoria and Albert Museum, Bombay. The Museum building is one of the most important historical sites of the city. It was the first colonial building to be built for the specific purpose of housing a museum. Bombay, then the richest mercantile town in India, was considered the Gateway to the East, the first city of India, and had the honour of exhibiting to the world the country’s rich cultural traditions. 1 hour (26 kms) from Close to Coast Studio apartment by cab.
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum opened to the public in 1857 and is Mumbai's oldest Museum. It is the erstwhile Victoria and Albert Museum, Bombay. The Museum building is one of the most important historical sites of the city. It was the first colonial building to be built for the specific purpose of housing a museum. Bombay, then the richest mercantile town in India, was considered the Gateway to the East, the first city of India, and had the honour of exhibiting to the world the country’s rich cultural traditions. 1 hour (26 kms) from Close to Coast Studio apartment by cab.
The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil in 1801. It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai. The temple has a small mandap with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak ("Ganesha who grants your wish"). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well.
Siddhivinayak Mandir
The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil in 1801. It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai. The temple has a small mandap with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak ("Ganesha who grants your wish"). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well.