Why: Fresh off the boat in Bombay? Go straight on to Mahesh Makwana’s dinghy, and you’ll find yourself fishing with Koli folk and feasting at a beach house in Madh Island. Not a bad way to meet Mumbai. Twenty-two year old Mahesh, who works at Bombay Connect also runs Bombay Survival Services, a new company that offers to familiarise you with city, whether you’re new in town of just visiting. Other packages include done-to-death heritage walks; festival tours; how to navigate the city’s public transport system; and also essentials like getting a local SIM card, finding an apartment and booking tickets. Think of him as your welcome desk in the city.
When: Call now, because you haven’t been around the block.
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