Travel

Staying

 

Places to stay near the conference venue in Mumbai:

Sr No. Hotel Name Address Contact no. Website
1 YMCA, Mumbai Central 18, YMCA Road, Mumbai Central, Near Maratha Mandir, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400008 022 61540100 ymcabombay.com
2 Sea Green Hotel 145, Marine Drive Sea Face, Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai- 400020 022 61631527 www.seagreenhotel.com
3 Astoria Hotel Reclamation, Near Eros Cinema, J Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020 022 67732149 www.astoriamumbai.com
4 Hotel Fortune 36/38, Near Metro Cinema & Marine Lines Railway Station, 1st Marine Street, Dhobi Talao, Mumbai - 400002 022 45106668 www.hotelfortune.in
5 Landmar K Fort Hotel 249, Near Gpo CST, P D Mello Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400001 022 61612595 www.landmarkhotels.in
6 Residency Hotel 26 Residency Hotel Building, Near Citi Bank Corner, D N Road Gunbow Street, Fort, Mumbai - 400001 022 61619157 www.residencyhotel.com
7 Hotel Celeste Opp Sassoon Dock,Colaba, Mumbai - 400005 022 67306350 N/A
8 Hotel Sea View 35, Abbas Building, Opp.Salvation Army, Next to Hotel Taj Palace, Merry weather Road, Colaba, Mumbai - 400005 022 61625644 N/A
9 Sahil Hotel 292, Opposite City Centre Mall, J B Behram Marg, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400008 022 61634828 N/A
10 Park Shilton Hotel Opposite Minerva Cinema, Near Navjeevan Society, Lamington Road, Grant Road, Mumbai - 400007 022 23003939 www.parkshilton.com
Visit

 

Places to see:

1) Evening Walk on Marine Drive
Take a pleasant stroll on marine drive during sunset, the place is usually buzzing with locals on a walk and food vendors selling nuts and tea. You can make a night out of it by eating at pizza by the bay or salt water café ( both located near churchgate).

2) Bhau Daji Lad Museum
The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in Byculla East, it was originally established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts
Address: 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Ambedkar Rd, Byculla East, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400027
Phone: 022 2373 1234

3) Baanganga
Banganga or Banganga Tank is an ancient water tank which is part of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex in Malabar Hill area of Mumbai in India
Address: Walkeshwar Marg, Malabar Hill, Teen Batti, Mumbai

4) Dhobhi ghat
Dhobi Ghat is a well known open air laundromat in Mumbai, India. The washers, are locally known as Dhobis When you visit Dhobi ghat, tell any local person you encounter that you've come from far away and are keen on walking inside Dhobi Ghat. Of late, many people are turned away from the entrance itself but the key is to show high enthusiasm for getting in the heart of the area. Most locals will be happy to take you around for a small sum of money. An appropriate amount would be Rs.100
Address: Dr. E. Moses Rd. near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai

5) Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is a monument built during the British Raj in Mumbai, India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The structure is a basalt arch, 26 metres high
Address: Colaba, opposite Taj Mahal hotel

6) Haji Ali
The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the Southern part of Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai 
Address: Dargah road, Haji Ali, Mumbai 

7) National Gallery of Modern Art 
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai was opened to the public in 1996. It hosts various exhibitions and art collections of famous artists, sculptors and different civilisations 
Address: Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall M G Road, Fort, Mumbai 
Phone no:022 2288 1969 
Timings: Monday closed; other days 9 AM to 5 PM 

8) Victoria Terminus 
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly Victoria Terminus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways in Mumbai 
Address: Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort 

9) Afghan Church 
The Church of St. John the Evangelist, better known as the Afghan Church is now considered a grade 1 heritage sight. Get yourself immersed in Gothic architecture and stained glasses
Location : Afghan Church, Nanabhai Moos Marg, Navy Nagar, Colaba

Eat

 

Places to eat:
Mahesh Lunch Home 
One of the oldest lunch homes in Bombay, it is known for its Malvani food. Try the Melt in the mouth Bombil Fry along with Seafood platter.
Timings : 11:30-4:00 ; 6:00-11:00
Price Range : Rs. 1,700 for two people
Location : 8 B, Cawasji Patel Street, Fort, Mumbai

Olympia Coffee House 
A perfect place for a hearty Mumbai breakfast. Try their kheema pao and filter coffee.
Timings : 7am to 11:45pm Location : Rahim Mansion 1, SB Road, Colaba, Mumbai
IMBISS 
Known for it’s variety of meats, this small restaurant is the perfect spot for those who adore meaty dishes.
Price range : 1200 for 2 people.
Timings : 11am to 11:30pm
Location : 3, Pipewala building, Opposite Camy Wafers, 4th Pasta Lane, Colaba Mumbai. 

Sufra
A tiny restaurant with great middle eastern food and a variety of hummus platters and Turkish coffee.
Price range: 650 for 2 people.
Timings: 10am to 10pm
Location : 16/A, Cusrow Baug, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai 

Piccadilly 
Known for its lebanese food, this place is a must try for those craving the perfect shawarma.
Price range : 650 for 2 people.
Timings : 8am to 12am
Location : Donald House, Opposite Electric House, Colaba Causeway, Colaba, Mumbai. 

Leopold Cafe & Bar
The famous tourist attraction is always crowded even on a weekday evening, it is the perfect place for a drink and fun company.
Price range : 1500 for 2 people
Location : S.B Singh Road, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

Cafe Mondegar 
The main attraction is the juke box and the Mario Miranda cartoons.It serves great tap beer and a great English Breakfast until 11:30am
Price range : 1400 for 2 people
Timings : 7:30am-11:30pm
Location : 5A, Metro House, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Near Regal Cinema, Colaba, Mumbai. 
 

Shop

 

Places to shop:
1) Colaba Causeway
This is the perfect way to spend a day, colaba causeway is the place to get those cheap trinkets and amazing deals on everything from cute chappals to jewellery. The area is littered with places to eat and right behind is the famous Taj Starbucks for the perfect cup of coffee after. 
2) Phoenix Mills and Palladium
Besides being the one stop for high end shopping, It is also houses great places to eat and the Comedy Store at Palladium is worth checking out.

Other

 

Other things to do:
1) Movies
- You can book your tickets for a movie close to you on this website: 
http://in.bookmyshow.com/?gclid=CI_mto2vkrwCFWYG4god5jMANg 

2) Plays and cultural performances
Prithvi and NCPA theatres:
- Prithvi theatre and National Centre for Performing Arts are worth checking out incase any performances are of interest. To check out the slated shows, timings and bookings, please see their website for more details:

- Prithvi:
http://www.prithvitheatre.org
Address: 20 Janki Kutir,Juhu Church Road,Juhu,Mumbai; 
Tickets: Box office: #022 2614 9546; Timings: 1pm to 9 pm (closed on Mondays); Home Delivery: #022 3989 5050 

- NCPA 
http://ncpamumbai.com 
Address: NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 
- Main switchboard line: +91 -22-6622 3737

Transport

 

Cab Companies: 
1) Meru cabs
-022 4422 4422 

2) Easy cabs 
- 022 4343 4343 

3) Tab cab 
- 022 6363 6363