December is a great month to be in India. As compared to the rest of the year when it extremely hot, December is a time when it is pleasant in most regions of the country making it ideal for a vacation. Be it adventurous activities like trekking and river rafting or just walking around and sight-seeing, December is the prefect time to visit some of the destinations of Incredible India. One such destination is Mumbai. Mumbai is known for its heat and humidity all over the world. December is perhaps the only time when the weather in Mumbai is extremely welcoming. It is cool and breezy, romantic even. Mumbai is a great city to just walk around. Right from the British architecture in south Mumbai to the busy suburban streets, every place is worth exploring and there is no time better than December to do this. It is also the month when you can see Mumbai’s nightlife put its best foot forward. With several Christmas and New Year parties at several amazing pubs and clubs of the city, you will never be out of options for things to do. (ALSO SEE 7 amazing places to visit in India in winter) Here are some amazing places to visit in Mumbai in December: Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga Updates: Three Dead in Maharashtra; Power Supply to be Restored in Ratnagiri And Shrivardhan Soon
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Located in one of the most posh and scenic places of the city, the AER lounge is considered as the best dining spot in Mumbai. The spectacular view of Mumbai’s skyline against the Arabian Sea it provides from the 34th floor is simply stunning. It is the ideal spot for sunset lovers and also one of the best options for romantic couples. You can indulge in Spanish, Italian, European and Lebanese cuisines while you enjoy the impeccable view. The cool December weather is the cherry on the cake. Also Read - 'Touching Gesture'! Narayana Murthy Touches The Feet of Ratan Tata And Twitter Can't Stop Hailing The 'Historic Moment'
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Gateway of India
Perhaps Mumbai’s most popular landmark, the Gateway of India is a must-visit no matter what month of the year it is. December is perfect merely on account of its cool weather and the fact that no other place in Mumbai has a fireworks display that comes even close to the one here on New years Eve. It is also a great place to enjoy a lovely sunset and stare away at the horizon while the color of the sky changes from blue to orange to pitch black. It is also the place where you can witness the popular Mumbai skyline. The whole Marine Drive stretch is dotted with great restaurants and pubs for your to dine, drink and party the night away.
Film City, Goregaon
Film City is synonymous with Bollywood in Mumbai. Bollywood is one of the things about Mumbai that stands out. The Indian Film Industry is known to be one of the largest in the world and Mumbai is where almost 60 percent of the film productions take place. Film City, which is a prominent shoot location for films and TV shows, has a ready-to-shoot, pollution-free infrastructure in order to boost business as well as tourism. For those who aren’t aware, Film City is an integrated film studio complex with several recording rooms, gardens, lakes, theaters and grounds which feature in films. You can take a two-hour guided tour of Film City in December when it is pleasant and peaceful. Attractions include the helipad, lake, the reserve garden, court, the Temple and the Khandala bridge.
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One of the most popular nightclubs in Mumbai, Poison is heaven for party animals and people who just want to let their hair down. Located on Bandra’s trendy Waterfield Road, Poison has all the nightclub features that would attract the night people. From plasma screens and light shows to great air-conditioning and massive sound systems, Poison is a well-equipped club which also attracts several celebrities. It is sure to host some amazing events during Christmas and New Years making it ideal for hanging out during the festive season in December. Bandra, in general, is one of the most vibrant and cultural areas of Mumbai and is home to some amazing churches, temples and celebrity homes. Linking Road is a delight for shoppers while Hill Road and Carter Road have some fantastic restaurants and pubs worth visiting. Just walking around in Bandra during the chilly December evenings can be a beautiful experience.
And then there is Colaba in South Bombay, a place Mumbai would be incomplete without. Home to some of the finest restaurants, clubs, some beautiful specimens of British architecture and the shopper’s paradise called Colaba Causeway, Colaba defines Mumbai’s balanced lifestyle. It stands for Mumbai’s busy yet stylish lifestyle. It displays the method to madness that Mumbai is all about. It shows how classy Mumbai can be despite the crazy speed at which things function here. Surrounded by some of the oldest Iranian cafes and theatres, Colaba is also a walk down memory lane. It is a great place to witness Mumbai in its old and new avatar. December is the best month, both in terms of weather and events, to explore Colaba and its nearby areas. The festive season brings out the best in this vibrant area of south Mumbai. From art to culture, and history to architecture – Colaba has something for all kinds of enthusiasts. Colaba Social is one of the most famous pubs to hang out while Cluba Alibii is sure to host some amazing events during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
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