Waking up in India’s largest city Mumbai is an experience like no other.
Before I’d even looked out my hotel window in Colaba at 5am, I could hear the city bustle had already started. Food and fashion market stalls were being set up, builders were digging up the street opposite and people in the street below were separating clothing in the street to be resold or recycled. Don’t forget the immense traffic and non-stop honking.
Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is one of the most intriguing and diverse cities that I’ve ever visited. Alongside the cosmopolitan city, hustle are brightly coloured markets, ancient architecture and a large university culture.
There are places to stay that really make a holiday special and Abode Bombay is one of those places. This beautiful boutique hotel is situated in the hub of Mumbai in trendy Colaba.
We were greeted at the airport by a lovely woman from their car service. They provide employment for women from Mumbai, many of who are single mothers. This was followed by breakfast and chai in the open plan living room, all made with seasonal and local produce (& all plastic free including filtered water in copper jugs).