Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai Concierge Tweets Her Secrets
Four Seasons Mumbai Concierge Apeksha Boricha shares what she believes to be the best of her city.
Updated November 7—Brimming with age-old customs and modern traditions, Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is among the world’s fastest-growing cities. Located along the western coast of India, the city comprises seven connected islands in the Arabian Sea inhabited by more than 13 million people and overflowing with things to see and do.
On Friday, November 2, from 9:30 to 10:30 am EST (1:30 to 2:30 pm UTC) @FourSeasons hosted another instalment of its popular #bestofcity chats on Twitter, this time featuring Concierge Apeksha Boricha from Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai. Missed the chat? Read on to find out her personal recommendations.
Mumbai Travel Tips
Apeksha’s favourite views in Mumbai: Definitely from Marine Drive (locally called the Queen’s Necklace) overlooking the Arabian Sea and the city. At night, the view is spectacular from Aer, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai’s rooftop bar!
Apeksha’s favourite hidden gem: Khotachiwadi gives visitors a peek into the city’s timeless beauty and history with its old Portuguese-style buildings.
Apeksha’s favourite Mumbai photo op locations: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Horniman’s Circle, Flora Fountain, University of Mumbai, Dhobi Ghat, Haji Ali Dargah, Bandstand Promenade, Linking Road and Chor Bazaar on Mutton Street.
Apeksha’s favourite Mumbai date idea: Take a horse-drawn carriage along the Gateway of India. Unforgettable!
Apeksha’s favourite romantic excursion: Take a stroll along the Bandstand Promenade and explore the picturesque Bandra Fort together.
Apeksha’s favourite way to travel and explore Mumbai: If you know how to speak Hindi and are carrying a taxi fare card, hop in a black and yellow radio cab. Or experience Mumbai in the comfort of one of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai’s BMWs.
Apeksha’s favourite family activity: Families visiting Mumbai should head to the caves on Elephanta Island to explore their amazing sculptures!
Apeksha’s favourite outdoor activity: Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park offers beautiful nature trails to explore. Don’t miss the Kanheri Caves—so beautiful.
Apeksha’s favourite evening outing: Juhu Beach is a popular spot in the evenings. Go for a stroll, people-watch and try one of its famous food stands!
Apeksha’s favourite places to run in Mumbai: Mahalaxmi Race Course offers great green paths. You also can’t beat the Worli Seaface along the Arabian Sea!
Apeksha’s favourite day trip outside of Mumbai: The cliffs of Matheran offer breathtaking city views by day or night. Pack a picnic!
Apeksha’s favourite outdoor activity to do with children: Kids love the flamingos near the monsoon lakes of Malshej Ghat. You can hike, boat and explore the Shivneri Fort there, too!
Food, Dining and Nightlife
Apeksha’s favourite nightspot visitors can’t leave Mumbai without experiencing: The Bollywood clubbing scene—so fun and unique!
Apeksha’s favourite romantic date spot: Aer rooftop bar is one of the most romantic date spots in the city. The view will make your knees weak.
Apeksha’s favourite bar in Mumbai: Bluefrog is one of Mumbai locals’ favourite nightclubs. Great music and experience—you must go!
Apeksha’s favourite nightspot for dancing: For a special night out, dance the night away to modern Indian lounge music spun by a DJ at Aer.
Apeksha’s favourite lounge: The Aurus terrace is a great place to grab a date-night drink and bite of food. It is super-glam, with a great view.
Apeksha’s favourite spots for street food: Elco Market offers Mumbai’s famously delicious food stalls in a hygienic atmosphere, Swati Snacks has the best vegetarian options, and Bade Miyan offers the yummiest food for meat-eaters!
Apeksha’s favourite Mumbai dish you won’t find anywhere else: Vada pao is a must-try.
Apeksha’s favourite luxury restaurant: Hakkasan Mumbai is the place to be seen for dinner. It serves contemporary Chinese cuisine in a super-swanky atmosphere.
Apeksha’s favourite place for chai tea: The Masala Chai at Swati Snacks offers Mumbai’s best variety, in my opinion. See if you agree!
Apeksha’s favourite outdoor dining spot: Olive Bar & Kitchen offers Mumbai’s best al fresco dining in a beautiful hidden garden setting. A must-try.
Apeksha’s favourite vegetarian restaurants: Think Mumbai isn’t a city for vegetarians? Think again! The number of veggie-friendly options might surprise you. Don’t miss Neel for northern frontier cuisine and Soam for Gujarati dishes.
Apeksha’s favourite place for brunch: Cafe Madras offers a great South Indian brunch and the best filter coffee in Mumbai! Indigo Deli is also worth a visit for its continental brunch.
Apeksha’s favourite café in Mumbai: Britannia & Co. offers an authentic experience and a lovely dose of the old Parsi café culture. It is very popular with Mumbai locals.
Apeksha’s favourite restaurant when travelling with kids: Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai’s Café Prato & Bar is a great kid-friendly spot.