An Insider’s Guide to Spending a Day in Mumbai

Abhishek Honawar, hotelier and restaurateur of Honawar Hospitality, shares his favorite local haunts in and around South Mumbai.

Abhishek Honawar.

My favorite local haunts are in and around South Mumbai. The Sea Lounge at the Taj Mahal Palace is a great breakfast spot and the perfect prelude to a morning’s stroll around the atmospheric streets of Colaba.

A nearby cultural highlight is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya—formerly the Prince of Wales Museum—for its collection of ancient Indian sculpture and miniature paintings.

The Sea Lounge,

Come evening, nothing beats a sunset cocktail at Dome, the rooftop bar at the InterContinental on Marine Drive. I also love The Bombay Canteen in Lower Parel, where classic regional Indian dishes are served with a modern twist.

Don’t worry if you overindulge; you can dance it off at XXO, the twostory nightclub at The St. Regis Mumbai.

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Mumbai to the Max”).


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