One Room Kitchen Condo unit in north mumbai.
guests can have access to our main house any time in day or evening.its hardly 7-8 mins walk from the apartment.
they can mix up with family people and can experience the culture and traditions.
They will have very friendly atmosphere.
Also they can watch televison at fron room of our family house.
one can learn India food recipes, some guidance on breathing excercises and yogic postures.
One can get assistance (travel, accommodation and food) and guidance for Mumbai tour or tour to any location in India.
Till now we had guests from many regions of the world like france, USA, Netherlands, Thailand, Japan, Abu dhabi, UK, russia etc.
About my city(Mumbai) :
Mumbai's culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres. The city offers a cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle with a variety of food, entertainment and night life, available in a form and abundance comparable to that in other world capitals. Mumbai's history as a major trading centre has led to a diverse range of cultures, religions and cuisines coexisting in the city. This unique blend of cultures is due to the migration of people from all over India since the British period.
Mumbai is the birthplace of Indian cinema—Dadasaheb Phalke laid the foundations with silent movies followed by Marathi talkies—and the oldest film broadcast took place in the early 20th century. Mumbai also has a large number of cinema halls that feature Bollywood, Marathi and Hollywood movies. The Mumbai International Film Festival and the award ceremony of the Filmfare Awards, the oldest and prominent film awards given for Hindi film industry in India, are held in Mumbai. Despite most of the professional theatre groups that formed during the British Raj having disbanded by the 1950s, Mumbai has developed a thriving "theatre movement" tradition in Marathi, Hindi, English and other regional languages.
Contemporary art is featured in both government-funded art spaces and private commercial galleries. The government-funded institutions include the Jehangir Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art. Built in 1833, the Asiatic Society of Bombay is one of the oldest public libraries in the city. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly The Prince of Wales Museum) is a renowned museum in South Mumbai which houses rare ancient exhibits of Indian history.
I've staid 4 nights at Sachin's apartment. It was a great experience for me as I've always been travelling in India in hotels or guest-houses in tourist areas (this was my 6th time in 30 years).
My first very good surprise was the Mulund location of the apartment. It is a very interesting real indian (hindu) area, safe and quite clean, with lots of mid-class and family people (and without any tourists). You have markets, many shops, bars, restaurants (veg and non-veg), alcohols shops, ... even a peaceful garden, in fact everything you can need when you are staying in one place. You also can, without any problem, walk around at night and talk with locals. It's also nearby a train station, very convenient to go south Mumbai. Nevertheless you must be aware that Mulund is about 30 km from south Mumbai and it can take quite a long time to go there (only 40' to 60' by train, but you must leave before 7 am if you want to be sure to get inside). It also means that if you want to experiment some night life spots in south Mumbai, you better stay there for one night and then come back to Mulund.
The independent apartment itself is exactly as described, clean, western toilet and hot shower, a very powerful fan. It is a very good quality/price (Mumbai is indeed a very expensive city for lodging). All the needed facilities are in 1 to 10 minutes walking distant, so this is very convenient. It is also 10 minutes walk to Sachin's home where you can use any time of the day his computer to surf on internet (it is not a very fast connection, but sufficient enough to surf without getting mad).
I've spend 5 all days with Sachin and I must say he is a very nice, helpful and trustily guy that knows very well Mumbai. In fact, he is a real professional guide and don't hesitate to go with him around, he will show you many things that you will not be able to discover by yourself (from the use of the marvelous and useful Mumbai's trains, quite impossible to do it alone if you only stay in Mumbai a few days, to a perfect breakfast that you didn't even know it could exist). If you are interested about bollywood, Sachin has some connection that may help to see some shooting movies. If you go around with Sachin, don't forget that it is his job and naturally he must be paid for that, and believe me, it's quite cheap for such a helpful guiding and very worthily.
Thanks to Sachin, I experienced something new, authentic and, as I was alone this time, I really want to come back with my wife one day.
Nice place to stay and beginning of your journey to India with right assistance
We stayed a few Days at Sachins Apartment for our start to our one Month travelling to Northern India.
First I expected a homestay with just a room and nothing more, but Sachin turned out to be a very very helpful host, guidung us to many interesting places like local markets and temples where I alone never would have gone, I was really lucky to meet Sachin as he helped us through the Rest of the Trip like giving assistance for traveling in india, arranging train or bus tickets etc. and he knows many spots in whole India. You can really trust him if you're searching for the genuine indian life and not the crowded overpriced tourist places.
He is very friendly and he makes you feel very comfortable and safe in his company. Of course I gave him some extra fees for his guiding and assistance (which is much more worth than the fees he charge), as its also a source of his income, but he also keep option open to compensate as per guest's willingness and their budget. So nothing seems forceful at all.
The room is really good value for the money, it is clean and cosy, i felt quickly like home, it has shower and western toilet in a really quiet neighbourhood not too far from mulund train station.
The Building is a house where you can find everyday indian life, in a very sympathic neighbourhood.
Of course if it is your first stay in india dont expect a five star hotel with pool in front of the door but what i want to say is that you will not find more value for your money and such a highly sympathic host.
Highly recommended from my side
Great Sachin It was a pleasure to know you and your family! Sachin is always available and interrested in showing the best and non-tourist parts of the city and explaining what you are looking at. I really enjoyed the train travel!
The house is OK and in a quiet and nice neighbourhood.
Sachin is a extremely helpful and attentive host, ready to help in any way possible. The place is clean and pretty calm (although I was there during Diwali when firecrackers are everywhere!) and the area - a typical Indian middle-class neighborhood - feels safe.
Sachin (email hidden). He met me at the airport as it was my first time to India and this was my first stop. He took me to Southern Mumbai and answered my many questions about India and the day-to-day life. The apartment is a 5min walk from Sachin's family home. It's not quiet but it was part of taking India in, in all of her splendor! It should be noted that there is no Internet access in the apartment, nor is there hot water. So if those are things you require, this isn't the place for you. However, Sachin has internet access at his family home and was kind enough to let me use it at any time. Also, after walking around in the hot sticky sun all day, a cold shower felt soooo good!
It was great meeting his family. His mom even showed me how to make chipati and showed me all her spices! I even had a few meals there. I just can't get over how welcoming the people were! Overall, I had a great time!
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