Eat, Pray and Love in Mumbai
Book a Four Seasons Bali, Pray, Love package, then continue your journey with a day in Mumbai, where you can visit the Gateway to India and the former house of Mahatma Gandhi, now a museum.
Updated August 9, 2010—Four Seasons guests are invited to explore the mysteries of Bali with the Bali, Pray, Love package, inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s popular book, Eat, Pray, Love. This experience explores the culinary, spiritual and romantic treasures of this lush Indonesian island. Those who want to continue on the path toward their own balance can extend the journey in Mumbai. They will be connected with their own personal travel guru for one perfect day of customised, personal concierge service.
Gilbert calls the India portion of her journey the “Pursuit of Devotion,” and Mumbai, a city named for a goddess, is the perfect escape from the worldly as you pursue the richness of the spirit.
The Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai shares a taste of the possibilities that await travellers in this beautiful and inspiring city:
A Day in Mumbai
After you begin your day at the Hotel with a morning yoga session, you are ready to discover some of Mumbai’s iconic locations of historic and religious significance.
The gleaming white Haj Ali Dargah stands guard over the city and holds the tomb of the Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Or for a solemn journey through history, you can visit the Mani Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi’s former home which is now a museum and educational centre devoted to the advancement of his life’s work.
Find a moment for quiet contemplation along the sacred waters of the Banganga Tank, one of Mumbai’s holiest sites. Visit Mumbai’s sombre Afghan Church, which was built by the British to commemorate the dead—of all nationalities—of the Afghan Wars between 1835 and 1843.
To see the wonders of modern Mumbai, you could marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Gateway of India, or wander along the Colaba Causeway to shop or simply absorb the ambience. Step along the paths of the Chor Bazaar, or Thieves Market, where you can see Gol Deoul, the circular Shiva temple, and learn about the Shiva cult. Or stop at the Null Bazaar and meet the Kolis, the original fishing natives of Mumbai. Or take a glimpse into the life of the Bohras, a community of minority Shia Muslims.
The Journey Begins
The adventure starts in Bali, and the offer continues until December 20, 2011. For more information, visit FourSeasons.com.