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As India’s most populous city and capital, Mumbai, or Bombay, has a rich and vibrant tapestry of heritage, culture, tradition and cosmopolitanism pulsing into one. Located on India’s west coast, its the birthplace and home of Bollywood, seven islands boasting beaches and seaside promenades, hip eateries alongside old world architecture, sacred temples and shrines, a downtown art district and so much more.

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health & wellness shop and local beauty brand

Kama Ayurveda - Online, ayurvedic store selling natural and organic products for beauty, bath and wellness.

walk itinerary

Malabar Hill - This upscale residential area is also home to the official residences of government VIPs, the Hanging Gardens, the Jain Temple and Walkeshwar Temple Complex.

healthy dinner place

Birdsong Organic Café - Organic vegetarian and vegan restaurant from Ashish Madan and Jennifer Mallick on Varoda Road.

Jenu-Jenai, Bandra West, Maharashtra 400050
juice bar

Has - Cheap and cheerful chain selling fruit and vegetable-base juices, smoothies, and milkshakes.

Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill Bandra, 400050
best view

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel - This heritage grand property in Colaba has even grander views overlooking the Gateway to India as fishing boats in the bay pass by.

Apollo Bunder, Maharashtra, 400 001

Tangerine Arts Studio - Multi-disciplinary movement studio offering yoga, dance and fitness workshops in Bandra.

Rukhsana, Bandra West, 400050
healthy snack place

Kitchen Garden - A new café by Suzette selling local, organic and vegan-friendly fare.

St John St, Pali Hill, Maharashtra 400050
ethical fashion brand

Nicobar - Contemporary and minimal designs from husband-wife duo Raul Rai and Simran Lal selling fashion and homewares.

Turner Road, Bandra, 400050

Myrah Spa - Luxury destination spa in Juhu and Marine Drive from Nisha Javeri.

11, Palm Spring Society, Maharashtra 400049
healthy breakfast place

Sequel Bistro & Juice Bar - Hip bistro that's mostly vegetarian, with a gluten-free menu and cold-pressed juice bar in Bandra.

33rd Road, Bandra, 400050

Yoga House - Charming yoga studio and bungalow with café offering alignment, Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga practices.

Nargis Villa ,Sherly Rajan Road, Bandra West, 400050

Yogacara - Sanctuary space and wellness center offering yoga, meditation, holistic services and massage treatments in Bandra West..

18 A New Kant Wadi Rd, Bandra West, 400050
healthy breakfast place

The Yoga House - The café at this Bandra studio serves healthy juices and macrobiotic foods.

Sherly Rajan Road, Bandra West, Maharashtra 400050

Sanjay Gandhi National Park - North of Mumbai in Maharashtra, this nature reserve has staggeringly diverse flora and fauna, Vihar and Tulsi lakes, and hundreds of rock-cut Kanheri Caves.

Gujarat Road, Borivali East, Maharashtra 400066
run itinerary

Carter Road Promenade - One-kilometre walkway along the Arabian sea in Bandra, where nearby Jogger's Park, a running track, is situated off Carter Road.

Carter Rd, Maharashtra
vegetarian restaurant

SpiceKlub - Modern, north Indian food made with molecular gastronomy.

7 Janta Industrial Estate, Senapati Bapat Road, 400013

Rujuta Diwekar - Sports science and nutrition expert, and winner of the ``Nutrition Award`` from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology.

Ramkrishna chambers, Linking Road, Khar west, 400052

Anjali Mukherjee - Popular nutritionist and founder of Health Total, for nutrition and health management.

Makani Center, Bandra West, 400050
goods market

Chor Bazzar - A sensory sight in itself, this sprawling flea market in southern Mumbai sells second-hand goods, antiques, trinkets and tchotchkes alike.

Mutton Street, Kumbharwada, 400003
health & wellness shop

Concious Foods - Pioneering Indian organic and natural food stores selling cereals, flours, sugars, seeds, oils, teas and grains.

301, Vasan Udyog Bhavan Off, Senapati Bapat Marg, 400013
ethical fashion brand

péro by Aneeth Arora - Globally-inspired womenswear line using local materials, Indian handicraft and techniques.

231 Patparganj Industrial Area, New Delhi, 110092
vegetarian restaurant

Soam - Seasonal, comfort vegetarian cuisine in a casual restaurant setting.

Kothari House, Fort (Kalaghoda), Maharashtra 400001
healthy snack place

The Bagel Shop - Bagels, soups, sandwiches and salads are offered in a bungalow setting on Pali Mala Road.

30 Pali Mala Road, Pali Hill, 400050
health and wellness

Insider tip - Have a siesta after each meal, listen to the cacophony of sounds, smell the flavours of India.

walk itinerary

Bandra Old Town - For a dynamic mix of the old and new, visit Bandra, a Catholic suburb in Mumbai's northwest with Portuguese architecture, graffit-laden walls, hip restaurants and cafés.

Bandra, Mumbai

Mudraa Spa - Luxury spa chain with a comprehensive range of holistic therapies and treatments in Mumbai and Delhi.

Orchard Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, 400076
place for nature

Priyadarshini Park - Park and fitness complex blending nature, sports and the sea covering 20 acres.

51 Nepean Sea Road, Simla Nagar, Malabar Hill, 400006
health & wellness brand

Raw Pressery - Healthy, cold-pressed, bottled juices with home delivery.

Sitaram Mills, Maharashtra 400013
run itinerary

Marine Drive - Run along this waterfront promenade, a 3.6 kilometre stretch in Mumbai's south linking Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill.

Chowpatty, Maharashtra

Trilogy - Modern, ``hyper-curated bookstore`` from The Eternal Library, a library consultancy founded by Ahalya and Meethil Momaya.

28 Raghuvanshi, Senapati Bapat Marg, 400013

Rudra Spa & Salon - Holistic spa based on Himalaya and Shaivite traditions.

Kwality House, Kemps Boulevard, Cumballa Hill
place for nature

The Hanging Gardens - Modern, north Indian food made with molecular gastronomy.

Simla Nagar, Malabar Hill, Maharashtra 400006

Leading yoga gurus - Tirumalalo Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda, BKS lyengar, and K Phattabji Jois have all since departed, but disciples and centres devoted to their philosophy and practice are found throughout Mumbai.

vegetarian restaurant

Burma Burma - Modern, rustic restaurant serving traditional Burmese food, with a tea bar, near Mumbai University.

Kothari House, Fort (Kalaghoda), 400001
juice bar

Haji Ali Juie Centre - Family-run restaurant selling fresh juices, shakes and foods.

Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Haji Ali, Cumballa Hill, 400026

Art of Living - Non-profit education and humanitarian movement founded by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, whose Mumbai wellness center offers Sri Sri Yoga, a Happiness Program and Saha Samadhi Meditation among other initiatives.

Temple of knowledge, Bhandup (E), Maharashtra
walk itinerary

Kala Ghoda - Mumbai's downtown art district has heritage buildings, museums, educational institutions and galleries galore; it also hosts the annual Kala Ghoda Arts festival every February.

Kala Ghoda, Fort, Maharashtra 400001

Turmeric, saffron and chia seeds - Local herbs.

wellbeing experience

Atmantan - Premier health and wellness luxury resort in Pune, outside of Mumbai, offering ayurvedic treatments, spa, yoga and detox.

Mulshi, Pune 412108
healthy lunch place

Bombay Salad Co - Bagels, soups, sandwiches and salads are offered in a bungalow setting on Pali Mala Road.

340, 16th Rd, Bandra West, 400050

Kitab Khana - Independent bookshop selling global best-sellers alongside regional literature, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi books.

M.G.Road, Somaiya Bhavan, Fort, 400001
Meet our IKIGAI local
After spending her childhood in the Swiss Alps, university in the U.S. and Australia, and a career as a hospitality executive between Los Angeles and New York, Farah Byramji-Shah moved to Mumbai 10 years ago with her husband. A citizen of the world, she practices daily pilates and is a discerning health and wellness connoisseur in her now hometown.
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