10 Things you should keep in mind to survive the Heat in Mumbai!!

 

Well, well, well ………..ain’t Mumbai just the hottest place on planet Earth!!!!!!!!!!!
An exaggerated sentence as it may sound, it definitely is true. Seems like we made it to hell without knowing what we did wrong. Every year, the Mumbaikars manage to make it ill the end of summer and also the blazing October heat.with very little do’s and don’ts that they discover. Well, I’ve listed 10 things below that will help you survive the heat in Mumbai so that you can keep your calm, stay cool and have a Happy summer!

 

1) DRESS COOL

Dressing cool doesn’t mean showing off too much of skin. It means you can just slip into a simple cotton shirt and jeans or a basic maxi dress and still look great instead of wearing spaghetti tops and hot pants. Protecting your skin from the sun is more important than looking hot and sexy.

 

2) DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated as your body is already losing its water through sweat naturally.

 

3) AVOID ICY DRINKS

Avoid cold sodas or candy sticks during summer to avoid throat infections and bad flu. 

 

4) USE A PARASOL

Use a Parasol to protect yourself from the heat and also from getting a bad sunstroke.

 

5) WEAR A SUNSCREEN

Application of creams which will protect your skin from the harsh sun is a must.

 

6) EAT BODY COOLANT FOODS

Watermelons, Musk Melons, Coconut water and many other body coolants help keeping your body cool in Summers.

 

7)  BE HYGIENIC
 Bathe daily and wash your face and hands to be free from sweat that cause acne and pimples and rashes on your skin if you remain unhygienic.

 

8) AVOID WEARING BLACK

Avoid wearing Black as it absorbs heat.

 

9) Wear Footwear that helps your skin Breathe
Wear Sandals, beach slippers or wedges and light bellies instead of  heavy and tough shoes.

 

10) Avoid the 11 am to 3 pm Scorching Sun if possible!
Study says the sun has its Hottest spell cast between 11 am to 3 pm in the afternoon. So unless necessary it is not advised not to go out between these hours especially when we are talking about the heat in Mumbai. 

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08 Oldest Irani Joints In Mumbai You Must Eat At!

The list of oldest Irani joints in the city according to their year:

 

01. Kyani & Company

It was established in the year 1904, is the oldest Irani joint in the city. It resides opposite Metro Cinema, Marine Lines.


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  • One can still spot those checkered table cloth’s, wooden chairs and probably many senior citizens. It’s always full! They have separate section for families.
  • Most frequent order being ‘Bun-Maska & Elaichi-Laden Chai‘ which this place is famous for.
  • Another must try is ‘Masoor Dal‘, ‘Sweet Lassi‘ and ‘Chicken Biryani‘.
  • Did you forget the famous ‘Shrew Berry Biscuits’? Parcel it!
  • Cost for two is just Rs. 300/-

 

02. Sassanian Boulangerie

It was established in the year 1913 by K.R.Sassanian who was a high class baker and caterer during the time. This place resides at 98, Marine View, Dhobi Talao, Marine Lines. 


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  • The famous of all being ‘Mutton Cutlets‘, ‘Khari Biscuits‘ &’Plum Cakes‘, which will leave you asking for more.
  • Cost for two is just Rs. 300/-

 

03. B. Merwan & Company

Boman Merwan and Company was established in the year 1913. It resides at Ali Bhai Remji Road, Opposite Grant Road East Station. 


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  • Opens up at literally 05:30 am and most of the cakes get over by 11:00 am.
  • The famous being the ‘Mawa Cakes‘, ‘Mawa Samosas‘ & ‘Walnut Cakes‘.
  • Cost for two is just Rs. 200/-

 

04. Britannia & Company

It was established in the year 1923. It resides at 11 Sprott Road, Ballard Estate, Opposite New Customs House, Fort.


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  • Starts at 12:00 pm and only upto 04:00 pm! So better make it quick!
  • Known especially for its ‘Berry Pulao‘ in which the sweet & sour berries are exported all the way from Iran.
  • Beware that you don’t have a fight with the management!
  • Cost for two is Rs. 500/-

 

05. Koolar & Company

It was established in the year 1932 and resides at 541, Noor Mahal, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Kings Circle, Matunga.


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  • A great place for tea time snacks.
  • Very hungry? You should try ‘The Wrestler Omelette‘ & ‘Black Tea
  • Cost for two is just Rs. 200/-

 

06. Cafe Military

Established in the year 1952. Cafe Millitary resides at Ali Chamber, Tamarind Lane, Fort. 


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  • This cafe will highlight typical Irani decor that is walls covered by mirrors.
  • Must try are ‘Kheema‘, ‘Akuri‘ and ‘Caramel Custard‘.
  • Cost for two is Rs. 200/-

 

07. Yazdani Bakery

This bakery was established in the year 1955 and it resides at Fountain Akbar Ally, Saint Thomas Cathedral, Cawasji Patel Street, Fort.


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  • The owner of this bakery is Rashid Zend.
  • Do come here to parcel ‘Multigrain Bread‘.
  • Their famous being ‘Apple Pie‘, ‘Ginger & Oatmeal Raisin Cookies‘ and ‘Twisted Khari‘.
  • Th cost for two is Rs. 150/-

 

08. Ideal Corner

Ideal Corner was established in 1985 and it resides at 12 F/G, Hornby View, Gunbow Street, Fort.


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  • It remains close only on Mondays. And remains open on rest of the days from 09:00 am till 04:30 pm.
  • The menu changes every day. But the snacks remain constant!
  • The famous being ‘Chicken Brabourne‘ that they cook in Beer. Be sure to try!
  • Cost for two is Rs. 300/-

 

If you are a Mumbaikar, surely you must know atleast three of them!