Mumbai in the monsoons may be best known for long drives on rainy days with a steaming hot cup of chai in hand. This time around though, we aim to do things a little differently; more luxuriously, if you will. If you're seeking an elevated experience in the city; be it through culture, travel or food, we've got just the list you're looking for. Seep in architecture, take a break from the bustle and indulge in an internationally-renowned fine-dining experience, all without leaving the city limits of Mumbai. Before the next rainy weekend rolls around, take a look at our list of the 4 monsoon must-dos in Mumbai which come with a refined touch.
5 Luxurious Monsoon Must-Dos In Mumbai
1. Take A Break At Marriot Executive Apartments In Powai
Step into your Marriot Executive Apartments and in an instant you'll realise that you aren't in any ordinary hotel anymore. Placed on the same property as the Westin in Powai, Marriot Executive Apartments will make you feel more at home than any other staycation would. Nestled within the greenery of Powai and overlooking its vast lake, the room view might make you feel like you're at a hill station for a second there. Each apartment comes complete with a fully functional kitchen, a shared laundromat and dishwasher to live independently in a way you cannot do in a hotel. But if it's the hotel perks you'd like, the pool, buffet breakfast and recreation room are at your service. Rather than being a guest, you'll feel like a resident when you head here for a staycation.
2. Indulge In Authentic Japanese Cuisine At Wakai In Bandra
Consider your palette a wee bit spoiled when you dine in Asia but come back to Mumbai searching for authentic cuisine that's at least similar to what you ate abroad. Wakai came pretty darn close. Launched in May 2023 and located in Bandra, you can book your table downstairs that's pulsating with tunes or upstairs, in a quieter nook to talk. The Japanese fare reigns supreme over every other aspect. While sushi was sumptuous and gyozas were mouth-watering, the salmon carpaccio is a buttery smooth and divine standout. The seafood is fresh and it reflects in the tastes. With generously large cocktails, a sake menu and delicious desserts, Wakai is worth dropping in over the weekend to.
3. Be Amazed By NKSHA's Art Deco And Modern North Indian Fare
NKSHA is a restaurant that brings more than just food to the table. Situated in South Mumbai's Churchgate, the sophisticated space takes inspiration from the vintage era of the city by incorporating its Art Deco touches within the restaurant in a vibrant pink and pistachio palette. Then there's the elevated North Indian fare featuring the likes Lobster Curry and Salmon Chaat, which are unpredictable enough to leave your tastebuds guessing. The restaurant reflects the city's arresting sensing of glamour, making it ideal for a posh night on the town with your pals.
4. Experience A 14-Course Degustation Menu At TresInd In BKC
Expect an out-of-this-world experience when you step in at TresInd In BKC. With private cabana-like seating and a starlit ceiling, it's like walking into another world. Its 14 course degustation menu is a spectacle for the tastebuds, no less. With as many courses as these, you'd expect it to be phenomenal, especially because of how TresInd heroes India and its produce in diverse dishes. It's important to note that its sister restaurant TresInd Studio in Dubai is at number 11 on the list of the World's 50 best restaurants list. At its BKC outpost, the Pani Puri Poke Bowl blends Hawaiian, Japanese and Indian cuisine into one unique dish. The Confit Duck includes duck leg cooked into its own fat and seasoned with curry leaves. The Khichadi of India was a standout that contained ingredients like cashew and green apple from various parts of the country, which were cooked at the table. Dessert featured an Imarti waffle, a light and fluffy waffle with a jalebi base. And those were only the highlights. You'd have to taste it to really believe it at TresInd in Mumbai.