Sip and Dine
July and August is peak monsoon season in Mumbai with grey skies, thunderstorms, and rain showers. It’s best to duck indoors and enjoy the rains from the safety of a cosy coffee shop. Here’s one of many ways to make the most of the city when it rains.
Sea Lounge at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel has arguably the best view in the city. Here, you can sip a cup of coffee or even indulge in an elaborate afternoon tea while looking over the iconic Gateway of India. And this scene becomes even more poetic in the rains. Another fabulous place to have an afternoon tea is the Drawing Room at the St. Regis Mumbai. Not only can you get a quintessentially English high tea, there’s also a Mumbai version to choose from that includes vada pav sliders, Bombay sandwich fingers, masala chai and more.
Sea Lounge, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel,+91 22 66653366
The Drawing Room, The St. Regis Mumbai, +91 22 61628000