Mumbai is truly one of the best cities in the world to enjoy the inexpensive joys of life. Even though the finer and more luxurious dining, staying or shopping experiences in Mumbai may cost a fortune, there are many ways in which you can enjoy affordable yet comfortable budget stays, fun and spontaneous activities and the most delicious street food even on a shoestring budget.
However, if you like this article you can even follow me on Facebook or Instagram as well and have questions then mail me.

Things to do in Mumbai on a budget

Catch a play at Prithvi Theatre

One of the best-known places in India for theatre, Prithvi Theatre hosts regular play performances. If you’re in the mood for a trip down arts and culture lane, visit to enjoy its ambiance, its cafe, and a play.
Where: Juhu Church Road
Ticket price: Rs. 200 to Rs. 500

Go budget shopping

The best flea markets for bargain buys and treasure hunting are available in Mumbai. Shop at Colaba market and Fashion Street for affordable and stylish clothes and check out Chor Bazaar and Crawford Market for cheap utilities, souvenirs, and used items. Flea markets in Bandra sell cosmetics, jewellery, and shoes at a reasonable price.
Where: Colaba Causeway, Crawford Market
Average expenses: Under Rs. 1000

You may also read:
Lonar Crater Lake India (Travel Guide To A Mysterious Lake In Maharashtra)
Door No. 1 In Bandra, Mumbai Is Giving Alcohol & Food @ Just Rs.99

Explore Sanjay Gandhi National Park

In the suburbs of Mumbai, find a clean and spacious green haven where you can enjoy a picturesque nature trail, go hiking and spot leopards, crocodiles, spotted deer, python, cobra, sunbirds, kingfishers, and drongos.
Where: Borivali
Ticket price: Rs. 15 on foot, Rs. 200 in a car

Haji Ali Dargah

View this post on Instagram

📷 «»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«» 🔹A big congratulations to you for a fantastic shot and being selected as one of our daily features! «»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«» 🔸Featured Artist: @picturesque_o0 🔸Location: Mumbai, India. «»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«» 🔹Please take time to check out their gallery and show them some love! 🔹JOIN US and share your folk vibes around the world. 🔹USE #thearchivalcollection or TAG us in your pictures to feature on our page. 🔹You may also use – ▪ #archivesofpune for pictures of Pune and/or ▪ #archivesofmumbai for pictures of Mumbai. «»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«» 🔸 Please help us grow by tagging your buddies in the comments section of your featured pictures or by making stories for your followers. «»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«» #_soimumbai #mumbai_uncensored #itz_mumbai #trellingmumbai #mophomumbai #things2doinmumbai #dd_mumbai #mymumbai #mumbai_igers #ig_mumbai #maharashtra_desha #beautifulmaharashtra #streetsofmaharashtra #igers_maharashtra #kokan_ig #kokanacha_nisarga #beautifulmaharashtra #sahyadri_ig #maibhisadakchap #indianphotographyinc #indiantravelgram #_woi #indiantravelgram #indianphotos #_instaindia_ #officialphotographyhub #official_photography_hub «»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»«»

A post shared by Archives of Mumbai (@archives.of.mumbai) on


Off the coast of Worli on an islet is the legendary mosque of Haji Ali. Visit to enjoy a spiritual experience and to marvel at the Indo-Islamic architecture of the place. Around 15,000 to 20,000 devotees visit here daily.
Where: Worli
Price: Free

Take a midnight cycle tour

A night cycle tour will give you a chance to explore a different side of Mumbai where you explore town sights like the Asiatic library, Victoria Terminus, Banganga Tank and other enjoyable sights which come alive at night. A great opportunity for taking memorable photographs.
Where: Gateway of India
Price: Rs. 1300

Eat yummy street food

Mumbai is known for its lip-smacking ‘vada pavs’ and street food. Try the bhelpuri at Chowpatty, Khau Galli at Carter Road, street food at Juhu Beach, Kebabs at Mohammad Ali Road, Misal Pav at Dadar Shivaji Park, vada pav and pav bhaji at Mithibai College, khichdi and veg meals at Tardeo, among others.
Where: Carter Road, Mohammad Ali Road, Juhu Beach, Chowpatty
Price: Under Rs. 300

Places to see in Mumbai on a budget

Marine Drive

View this post on Instagram

#MarineDrive #Mumbai #Sunset ❤️

A post shared by Amchi Mumbai (@amchimumbaiofficial) on

The clean and refreshing 4 km long boulevard of Marine Drive also known as Queen’s Necklace is Mumbai’s landmark. A prime location in South Mumbai, you can enjoy a quiet morning or visit during the more lively evening hours. Enjoy light snacks and tea at the promenade and enjoy incredibly entertaining people gazing by the Arabian Sea.
Where: Nariman Point to Chowpatty

Gateway of India

The iconic Gateway of India of Apollo Bunder is another free but highly rewarding sight in Mumbai that every traveler must experience. Many photography expeditions are taken to Gateway of India, where you can also enjoy sitting by the sea. You can also take a ferry ride on the sea and come back refreshed and enjoy some local street food.
Cost: Rs 70 per ride
Where: Apollo Bunder

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum, this is a grade 1 heritage building that houses exquisite collections of natural history, miniature paintings, decorative art, oriental antiquities, European paintings, sculptures, etc. The museum building itself is magnificent and palatial.
Where: Fort area
Ticket price: Rs 85 for Indian nationals, Rs 500 for foreign nationals

Carter Road

A stunning promenade in one of Mumbai’s poshest areas, Carter Road is a great way to have a gala time without spending a dime. Cozy seaside cafes line up the street and you can find the young and hip crowds of Bandra strolling, jogging and hanging out and about the promenade and nearby cafes.
Where: Bandra

Hanging Gardens

Visit these charming terraced gardens officially known as Pherozeshah Mehta Garden, to enjoy a relaxing time in a pleasant and upscale environment. The area is a popular hangout for the locals residing nearby as well as youngsters.
Where: Malabar Hills

Budget stays in Mumbai

From towns to suburbs, you’ll find plenty of good budget hotels in Mumbai, including backpackers hostels starting at Rs 500 per night to decent budget hotels centrally located from all major sightseeing attractions. To experience comfortable stays with complimentary breakfast, wi-fi and amenities, do check out Treebo Hotels, where you can book your stay immediately.

Even in an expensive metropolis, it is possible to enjoy fun-filled activities that are easy on the wallet. Savor them all in Mumbai.

The Poor Nomad
(Your Travel Guide)