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Old June 9th, 2011, 04:21 PM
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This is my first post. A gora and gori from my office are planning to visit Mumbai as tourists next month for about a month. They are in their late 20's. I am seeking recommendations for modest hotels and restaurants for them. Any other suggestions will be helpful. I haven't visited Mumbai for a couple of decades. Please help. Thanks.
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This is my first post. A gora and gori from my office are planning to visit Mumbai as tourists next month for about a month. They are in their late 20's. I am seeking recommendations for modest hotels and restaurants for them. Any other suggestions will be helpful. I haven't visited Mumbai for a couple of decades. Please help. Thanks.
modest hotel bombay mein .. . Mahim area mein milega 1500 Rs mein .
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This is my first post. A gora and gori from my office are planning to visit Mumbai as tourists next month for about a month. They are in their late 20's. I am seeking recommendations for modest hotels and restaurants for them. Any other suggestions will be helpful. I haven't visited Mumbai for a couple of decades. Please help. Thanks.
I will reply to you in details later tonight... I just visited Mumbai in Feb and March. Will suggest good places ...
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Mumbai streets are full of modest food and just in case you require plenty of doctors and chemists. Modest hotels are plenty in Mahim, M Ali Road, Abdul Rahman Street, dharavi, crowford market area.

Mumbai is still relatively safe for foreigners as long as your friends stay away from Dharavi, Mahim, M Ali Road, Abdul Rahman Street, and crowford market area.

I cannot think of a thing Mumbai has to offer to a young couple. They should proceed to south India for temples and nature. Avoid north India like plague.
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Many hotels near the International and Domestic aiport are not that expensive. Many foreigners like to stay in hotels and modest lodges around Colaba area. Check out Colaba. Advantage is that its in downtown Mumbai and near to all tourist attractions.

As for food, they might not feel lost as there are many American and European eateries like McDonalds (thats not food, but hey, you know what you get except for a real beef burger), Subway and TGIF.

Offcourse Indian food is always there. Many eateries offer western cuisine like Italian.

Best is to Google for such places in Mumbai. I will try to give you names of good eateries later ...
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Old June 10th, 2011, 12:23 AM
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modest hotel bombay mein .. . Mahim area mein milega 1500 Rs mein .
1,500 bahut hain for these two kanjoos conservationists, I think.

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Many hotels near the International and Domestic aiport are not that expensive. Many foreigners like to stay in hotels and modest lodges around Colaba area. Check out Colaba. Advantage is that its in downtown Mumbai and near to all tourist attractions.

As for food, they might not feel lost as there are many American and European eateries like McDonalds (thats not food, but hey, you know what you get except for a real beef burger), Subway and TGIF.

Offcourse Indian food is always there. Many eateries offer western cuisine like Italian.

Best is to Google for such places in Mumbai. I will try to give you names of good eateries later ...
I will suggest Colaba to them. Is Colaba the area where Mumbai's international and domestic airports are located? They both love Indian food. Thanks Sutradharji.
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1,500 bahut hain

two conservationists, I think.
What does Mumbai have to offer couple of conservationists? :weird:

Here use this site ... not so bad budget hotels starting Rs. 1058 ... located near the airports as well as in downtown areas.
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1,500 bahut hain for these two kanjoos conservationists, I think.
are they americans? 30dollars is too much? really? better head them off to bangladesh then.
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are they americans? 30dollars is too much? really? better head them off to bangladesh then.
Can't head them off to Bangladesh. They are fond of too many things Indian.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 06:29 AM
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What is the recommended public transportation mode for them? Bus, train...?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 06:30 AM
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Which areas of Mumbai should they avoid?
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Which areas of Mumbai should they avoid?
Dharavi, Bhendi Bazaar, Null Bazar, Mohammed Ali Road, Gol Pita, Byculla, Bandra East and such.

Food - Ask them to carry a proper supply of Imodium or over the counter anti diarrhea pills. Always have bottled water from known brands like Bisleri or Tata Himalayan or AquaFina water. Never drink soda except the ones that comes in cans or bottles and never the fountain ones like the ones found in restaurants here.

Colaba area is where Taj Mahal hotel and Gateway of India is. Its in South Mumbai and not near the airport. Infact its the southern tip of Mumbai whereas the airport is up north.

Places like Bandra are a nice tourist spot to check out the Mount Mary church and the Bandra Elco market area for shopping. Also Bandstand is a good area in Bandra to see the sea.

To eat Indianised version of western food, there is Kobe's Sizzlers in South Mumbai. Google for it. In the suburbs you have Yoko Sizzlers. Then another good chain for Mughlai dishes is Kareem's. If they like sea food then ask them to try Goa Portuguesa for some Goan style food with a Portuguese touch. Its in Mahim Dadar area. Again use Google to locate.

In South Mumbai its worth driving or walking through the Walkeshwar area, Governor's bunglow area, etc.

Walking or visiting the Nariman Point area near hotel Oberoi is a treat as you get to see the coastline of downtown Mumbai. Nice place. There is a great Indian plus Western buffet there near the Cricket Club of India. I forgot the name, let me get you that. Its a nice place to sit by the window tables and see the sea while dining.
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Mumbai streets are full of modest food and just in case you require plenty of doctors and chemists. Modest hotels are plenty in Mahim, M Ali Road, Abdul Rahman Street, dharavi, crowford market area.

Mumbai is still relatively safe for foreigners as long as your friends stay away from Dharavi, Mahim, M Ali Road, Abdul Rahman Street, and crowford market area.

I cannot think of a thing Mumbai has to offer to a young couple. They should proceed to south India for temples and nature. Avoid north India like plague.

badriji ... now you are stepping on the line again ....

if they want peace and nature they can go to vermont here ... why spend thousands of dollars to fly to third world country if they dont want to see the most happening place of modren times.

you say modest hotels are in the area and then you suggest to stay away from those areas...

nobody needs temples and nature except a paapi like you who is busy with ladies with heavy makeup and dirty armpits and dream about clean armpits and no makeup.

people travel there to get big bottles of beer cheap and try all kamasutra aasans and.... AND .... north india is helping them in both. what wrong in helping people in need

you say one more thing about my rape capital 'dil walon ki dilli' and I m starting a protest against you .... ramdev style ... not anna hazare style.
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modest hotel bombay mein .. . Mahim area mein milega 1500 Rs mein .

1500 ...really... what kind....

big bed ( king size type ) and two sofa chairs with love seat and glass table with full mini bar and snacks( you use it you pay ) attached bath with bathtub is in Rs.3000 with 20% discount with platinum american express.

may be I got tricked by hotelwala there.
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