From Bombay to Mumbai, The name might have changed but what hasn’t changed is the everlasting beauty of the city during rains. It is difficult to predict anything about the rains in Mumbai. The yearly awaiting of monsoon ends in month of June. The weather stays humid as rainfall intensifies gradually.
There is nothing like Mumbai rains. The entire rainy season is very special for the city because lot of things keep happening during this time. You can find heavy rain showers, water-logging on the roads and railway tracks, school and colleges reopening and long traffics on roads.
The people in Mumbai also celebrate festivals during rains such as Ganesh Chaturthi in month of August or September with huge pomp and show. The rainy season ends with Navratri festival where Mumbaikar enjoys wearing traditional Ghagra- Choli and dance on authentic Garba Beats.
Though best time to visit the city is in winters i.e. October-Feburary but monsoon is good too. City shows its true colours during rains, you can enjoy the charming aspect of it during rains.
If you ever plan to visit Mumbai during the rains, here is the list of things which are must try
Cutting Chai at Marine Drive
One of the best things to do in Mumbai during monsoon is to have conversation over cutting chai with friends or family. And while it’s raining, there is no ideal place than Marine Drive to experience this moment!
Walk down at Bandra Bandstand
Bandra Bandstand is the posh area in the city to enjoy rains. You can walk down to this place in evening and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Arbian Sea along with cup of tea or coffee with Corn (Bhutta) from roadside stall.
Trek through Sanjay Gandhi National Park
You must try trekking during rains. If you are adventurous then you must go trekking. Undertake a trek to Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali. A lush greenery path with flowing lake and rains is the perfect spot to go on trial. If you are at home on weekends this activity can be the right option for you to spend your time being trekker geek.
Walk across the Beaches
Walking down the softly craving waves of Aksa and Juhu Beach during monsoon season is another delight. Take a walk at the beach and enjoy the varieties of chaat at the chat corner present just at the entrance of the beach. It is to do activity during rains and is favoured by all the Mumbaikars.
Go on Long Drive
To all the long drive lovers, hit the driving seat and go on monsoon long drive. You can always go to Khandala or Lonavala to enjoy the misty beauty of these places. If you are looking for some off-beat spot, then Malshej Ghat won’t spoil your monsoon vibes. It is famous for natural waterfalls and a must visit spot during rains.
There is really something special about Mumbai rains, whosoever experiences it gets attracted towards it. You can truly enjoy the natural aspect of the city during rains. If you plan to visit Mumbai, visit during rains as it can fulfil your wanderlust and make you fall in love with the city!
This monsoon season make sure you don’t miss Mumbai rains. Pack your bags and raincoats with umbrella and get ready for a breathtaking experience. Book your stay with MyTravaly and give us a chance to become part of your itinerary!
The story is written by Ritika Arora: Content Writer, MyTravaly.
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