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Nazish Khan Feb 25 2015

Which are top 10 experiences in Mumbai on a college budget?

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Here is a list of top 10 experiences in Mumbai on a college budget. The city has a lot to offer even if you are travelling on a shoestring budget. Let’s check out:

1. Visit the Gateway of India

This iconic landmark is one of the most famous places to visit in Mumbai and you will love every moment of your time spent here.

Entry: Free

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2. Take a stroll in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Another hot favourite among the college students, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a huge patch of lush greenery and home to some exotic fauna. Don’t miss visiting the stunning Kanheri Caves (which are about 2000 years old) which lie within the park itself.

Entry: INR 30 per person

Photo by Maheshshinde

3. Experience the Sea at Worli

The Great Breach which met Umerkhadi lies between Worli and Cumballa Hill. Nearby is Dhobi Ghat, the washerman's enclave where clothes are pounded and scrubbed clean in the old fashioned way. It is one of the best places in Mumbai to enjoy unmatched views of the sea and you can sit here for hours, contemplating the amazing views.

Entry: Free

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4. Visit Bandstand

Another recommended place to enjoy the magical sea waves is Bandstand and no wonder you will find lots of people looking for a moment of their own. Once you are here, you will surely fall in love with the beautiful views of the Arabian Sea.

Entry: Free

Photo by Mayur.thakare

5. Take a trip to lovely beaches

Mumbai has some great beaches such as Juhu, Versova, Aksa and Chowpatty, which are just ideal for soaking up the local flavour without spending a penny. Chowpatty Beach is one of the most well-maintained and famous
beaches in Mumbai.

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Lined with innumerable food joints, from bhel puri to the good old vada pao, the foodie in will you be absolutely thrilled. Try out local delicacies and soak in a little bit of the Mumbaiya flavour or browse around the numerous entertainment stalls.

Entry: Free

6. Indulge in Shopping at Colaba Causeway

The bustling streets of Mumbai call out to all the ardent shoppers!
Colaba Causeway is one such name which is a delight for serious shoppers. Located in South Mumbai, the market is lined with shops which sell everything and anything under the sun. Buy some ethnic knick knacks, glassware and antique handicrafts and take home a little bit of Mumbai with you.

Photo by HerryLawford

7. Go for some street shopping

Mumbai has some myriad local markets which offer a range of cool stuff which are quite popular with the college students. Markets like Hill Road, Linking Road and Fashion Street welcome you with immense chaos and a whole world of options. Spoilt for choice will be an understatement for all you shopaholics out there.

Photo by Christian Haugen

Shop for stuff like clothes, bags, footwear, jewellery, Osho chappals and trinkets and head back home as a happy and satisfied shopper.

8. Delight your taste buds at Candies

After a long day, the warmth of an inviting cafe is simply difficult to escape and Candies Cafe perfectly fits the bill if you are looking for an affordable eating out option. One of the most famous choices among the college students, this peppy cafe has an extensive menu of freshly baked cakes, sandwiches, delicious chocolate and aromatic coffee!

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9. Street Food Calls Out to You

Attention foodies! Mumbai is a paradise for people who love street food and there are loads of options like Vada Pav, Pani Puri, Bhelpuri and Pav Bhaji. For Vada Pav, you can try the one off S.V Road near Irla across from Goklibai School. Another popular one is opposite Mithibai College which is about 15 minutes walking distance from Vile Parle Station.

Photo by Warren Noronha

Khao Gali is a famous hogging place for pani puri and Vithal Bhelwalla near VT station serves arguably the best Bhelpuri in town. The local restaurants in Mumbai also have loads of choices when it come to street food.

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10. Plan a trip to Matheran

One of the most famous weekend retreats from Mumbai, Matheran is a pretty hill station which is like a patch of lush greenery and silver rivers. You can reach here either by taking a MTDC bus, local trains till Narel and from Neral you can opt for shared taxi, horse-ride or a hand-cart. Interesting, isn’t it?

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Its time to throw all your worries to the wind enjoy these top 10 experiences in Mumbai on a college budget.

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