open air laundry in Mumbai
Dhobi Ghat
Century Old Openair Laundry

 

Since British Colonial Authority gave permission to Dhobi, washerman's cast in centre of Bombay, this place is almost unchanged, except introduction of some modern technology which you can find, if you get into maze like work place (with guide please).

You also can see this railwayside location (not riverside!) from the bridge next to Mahalaxmi Western Railway Station.

Heritage walk tour in Mumbai
Colonial Architecture
From British Era

Victorian monuments of British colonial Era occupy big part of Fort area in South Mumbai.

Gateway of India, a landmark of Mumbai, also Rajabai Clock Tower, Bombay Univercity, Bombay Hight Court,  Sassoon Libraly etc... highly recommended to join a walking tour with knowledgeble guide.

Jain Temple in Malabar Hill
Temples
Multi-religious city
 

You are among locals with religious faiths of which one being the most important : Hinduism. There are many Hindu Temples all over the city. You can check out Saint Thomas Cathedral, Mount Mary Church, Jain Temples in Malabar Hill, Haji Ali Mosque, Zoloastrian Fire Temple (not open to non-zoloastrians), and also the Iskcon Temple.

 

 

Elephanta Island Mumbai
Elephanta Island
World Heritage Temple

One hour boat trip from Gateway of India will take you to an island with a cave temple which worships Lord Shiva.

Partially damaged by Portuguese who debarked on the island in 16th century, it conserves world helitage temple with original Hindu gods' sculpture.

Dandiya in Mumbai
Festivals
All Year Round Religious Events

The city is cosmopolitan and has religious festivals round the year.  The biggest is Ganesh Chaturthi, which is dedicated to the Elephant headed God.  He is worshipped as the remover of obstacles and hardness, and also considered as the god of prosperity. On the last day, the Ganesh statues are carried into Arabian Sea.

Also check Diwali, Desera, and other religious festivals.

Dabbawallah lunchbox
Dabbawallah
The Lunchbox delivery men

Dabbawallahs, lunchbox distributors collect the lunchboxes from houses, eateries to the workplaces daily. Even in very heavy rain or scorching summer, they don't miss out on their daily work.

They are also mentioned in Forbes. English Prince Charles had also visited Dabbawallahs on his Mumbai visit and even he had to fit in with their schedule.

You can see Dabbawallahs in Churchgate Station around 11:30am on weekdays.

Cricket in Mumbai
Cricket at
Oval Maidan
National Religion

Although we can see more and more footballers in Oval Maidan, this is the place you can see full of cricketers everyday but espacially on weekend.

No wonder this sports is the most popular  and mobilizes a great number of people during Indian-Pakistan matches in particulary.

Banganga Tank Mumbai
Banganga Tank
Sacred Space in Town

In the southern part of Malabar Hill Peninsula, old Bombay area where lives most wealthy habitants of the city, there exists one of the most oldest Hindu sacred site, known as Banganga Tank.

According to the legend, Lord Rama had shot the arrow in the middle of the Banganga Tank, and the water is flowing since then.

The water which flows is also considered to be the sacred water of Ganges. There are over 100 temples in the surrounding area, big and small.