Shopping in Mumbai and Luxurious Mumbai Hotels

Mumbai is a shopper’s den with a host of trendy boutiques and shopping malls to unwind. However, there are also some good markets in Mumbai, selling everything from shoes to souvenirs apart from the Mall mania. Some of the best places for shopping in Mumbai can be found at the following Mumbai markets.

Shopping in Mumbai

1. Colaba Causeway- Located in Colaba, South Mumbai, the Colaba Causeway market offers a shopping experience like no other in Mumbai. This market is famous for fulfilling every need of its tourists from shopping for items like handicrafts, books, jewelry, crystals, brass items, etc.

2. Chor Bazaar- Nestled in the heart of Muslim Mumbai, this fascinating market has a history spanning over 150 years. One can shop for Antiques, bronze items, vintage items, trash & treasure from this Mumbai market. The special Juma Market is held here on Fridays.

3. Linking Road- This is one of the most happening markets of Mumbai. It reflects a perfect fusion of modern and traditional, where East meets West. There are street stalls contrasting with brand name shops, and an Indian roadside food vendor on one side of the road and a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet on the other. Some of the best buys here can be that of Indian traditional clothes, children’s clothes, shoes, bags and belts.

4. Crawford Market- This market is for the locals here. It is an old-style market, housed in a historic colonial building, specializing in wholesale fruit and vegetables. An entire section of this market is devoted to pets of all shapes, sizes, and breeds.

5. Fashion Street- This Mumbai market is for the teenagers and college students. It is a street lined with fashion having around 150 stalls there. One can grab the latest western clothes and fake brand names at extremely cheap prices. Some of the best pick from here can be of clothes, shoes and belts.

Mumbai hotels

There are many luxury hotels in Mumbai. Hotel Airlines International, Mumbai is one of the most availed luxury hotels in Mumbai. It is located in Santa Cruz (E), at a distance of just 5 minutes drive from the Domestic Airport and 10 minutes from the International Airport. This is a perfect stopover hotel for corporate executives, offering regal ambiance, modern amenities and hospitable staff to make you feel at home. The popular Juhu beach is just minutes away from the hotel premises. The hotel perfectly meets international standards to facilitate convenience, comfort and hospitality which forces one to come back over and over again. Moreover, to top it all, the hotel provides special offer on online booking like special internet rate, complimentary breakfast and complimentary Airport pickup & drop, all included in room tariffs of Rs. 2,880 per night. Guests who have stayed here say, ‘It is a very good Mumbai hotel.’

St Lucia – Island of Luxury and Romance

St. Lucia, a small island in the Caribbean of approximately 238 square miles, is covered with tropical forests.  The climate during the rainy season (July through December) is mostly in 80 degrees (Fahrenheit) and rains occasionally. The resorts along the waters edge have a plethora of water sports and when you are tired of being in the water or laying in the sun or sitting at the swim-up pool bar you can drive to the rainforest and glide through the treetops on a zipline. 

While we were there we went Zip lining, which was enormous fun, drove through the rainforest, went shopping, did lots of water sports and explored several hotel and resort properties during our stay. We found something for every budget, crime is almost nonexistent. and the natives are warm and welcoming.  

We stayed at Sandals Regency. Sandal’s Resorts have three properties located on the island, each with a different spark and all have excellent restaurants and variety of watersports included in your stay. We were looking for a way to see the island and see other hotel and resort properties while we were there.     

We visited Cap Maison where we found private villas with plunge pools and a large dining area. You can walk down 63 stairs to get to their beautiful private beach. Almond Smugglers Cove and Almond Morgan Bay (both all-inclusive) are beautifully landscaped properties that cater to families. They have an outstanding children’s program for ages 2 up to 17 years of age. Cotton Bay Village is a collection of villas, condos and apartments; they are not all-inclusive but have a restaurant on site.  

Bay Gardens Beach Resort is a little welcoming property, not all-inclusive but offers’ three meal plans and has three restaurants on site; Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is a sizeable property offering private villas with beautiful views of the ocean. They are not all-inclusive but offer meal plans.  

Villa Beach Cottages is a small boutique hotel on the Caribbean Sea. Offering 10 villa suites in a beautifully landscaped setting showcases the rich St. Lucian architectural heritage with high cathedral ceilings, intricate gingerbread fretwork, jalousie shutters and original handcrafted wooden furniture. There are no restaurants on site; however the property is a short walk from the downtown area where several restaurants and shops can be found.   

Anse Castanet is not for the frail or persons with mobility issues. It is at the top of a very rugged road that is not paved, I would not recommend a stay here in the rainy season due to the road being flooded by a waterfall and the rooms are all open air on the backside and the rain goes into the rooms. It is a very expensive property ($14,000 to $19,000 U.S. per week double and does not include any meals. This property would be great during the summer months except there is no air-conditioning.  

Jalouise Plantation is on 350 acres and is nicely spread out. It also is private villas with plunge pools but without any cooking facilities except in the three bedroom villa. They have several restaurants on site.   

Lastly Coconut Bay hotel is an all-inclusive close to the international airport on the south side of the island. This property has a plethora of activities for young and old. They have a large spa and meeting rooms. Nearby is a separate area for adults only on the east end of the property. This is the finest deal on the island and very well-liked.  

We observed at least five weddings while we were in St. Lucia and chatted with several newlyweds who were there on their honeymoons. Everyone we spoke with was delighted with the island, the food, and the friendly people who call St. Lucia their home.  

Explore the Charisma and Glitz of a World Class City Chicago

The third biggest metropolis of the US, Chicago is also popularly nicknamed as “Chi-town” and “Windy City”. Here you can find a great fusion of historical attractions and breathtaking contemporary wonders.

Let’s have a look at some of the prime and iconic highlights…

Adler Planetarium
It’s a wonderful planetarium featuring sundry interactive displays like age-old astronomical tools, unusual books, Solar System’s scale models, thrilling escapades and lots more. For sure, this is just an ideal site to delve into the universe as well as one of the best places for family holidays. It showcases the first StarRider Theater of the planet and also brings out various avant-garde computer technologies. Here you can get educational fun together with acclimatizing to the interesting facts about cosmos. The Adler has earned a special recognition on account of being the one and only museum in the entire globe, which boasts two full-grown planetarium theaters.

Willis-Sears Tower Skydeck
The fabulous magnet rewards holidaymakers with picturesque scenes of Lake Michigan in addition to downtown Chicago. The panorama from glass ledges is truly exquisite and offers a startling feel. Certainly, it is something which you must not miss on your tour to the metropolis. Quite amazingly, one may see even 40 to 50 miles on a clear day. Elevators are well-furnished with the monitors of 50 inches that show the planet’s spectacles given by Space Shuttle Endeavor and NASA. Skydeck is home to magnificent displays related to the history and past of Chicago. There are several space-age and high-powered telescopes as well, which provide sightseers a closer view of the metropolis.

Wrigley Field
Abode of Chicago Cubs, this is an outstanding historical sports stadium famous world-wide. The impressive highlight is ranked as one of the prides of Chicago for hosting several most memorable and extraordinary instants in the game of baseball. Wrigley Field is a celebrated place of interest in the city which no tripper should miss to see, particularly sports lovers. This is so because visiting a spot wherein loads of exhilarating games took place offers an experience of a lifetime.

John Hancock Center
It is counted among the best known and prominent architectural landmarks of the city. The twelfth biggest structure of the globe, it features 100 floors. There are various shops, apartments, offices, television and radio conveniences, a hotel, post office, ice rink and eateries. An eminent and striking thing to see is the observation deck. What is more, tourists can get the best out of their excursion by availing a dazzling and eye-catching vista of Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois from John Hancock Observatory.

Aside from these enticing marvels, Chicago Theatre, United Center, Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium and Sears Tower along with lots of heritage sites, museums, exhibition centers, art galleries, parks, gardens, and performing arts venues are incredible and fascinating attractions in the city of Chicago and worth paying a visit.

For shopping freaks, Chicago is a paradise. Don’t forget to explore Navy pier and Magnificent Mile. With world-class shopping complexes, high-class boutiques and chic shops, these grant one of a kind shopping sensation. Additionally, from luxurious to inexpensive hotels, sizzling nightspots and a wide range of delightful restaurants, Chicago has something for one and all as well as to please every taste.