Weekends in Mumbai: Go cycling, get DIY-ing, marvel at art, go on a retail spree or dig into some cheese

Weekends in Mumbai
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Tired of spending your weekend in ear-numbing, confined places crawling with people all over? There are many ways to have a kicked-back weekend yet still have the most fun. If you’re in and around Mumbai, have a look at these relaxed, yet productive ways to spend this weekend.

Heritage Cycle Ride in Mumbai

Caravan Trip organizes fun heritage tours of the picturesque South Mumbai streets, and what better way to explore our city’s heritage than on bicycles? Soak in the nostalgia as you move past the colonial structures, heritage site and aged buildings. You start your trip at the crack of dawn at Colaba, move towards the Gateway of India, stop on the way for some story-telling, fact sharing, photo clicking, and end your trip with a well-earned pint of beer on the house at Heritage Bar

Cost: Rs. 1,050

Curated Art Tours at the Sassoon Dock Art Project

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Recently, the St + Art foundation launched the Sasson Dock Art Project, an art exhibition filled with site-specific installations, screenings, audiovisual experiences, murals and more. The exhibition also sees 30 Indian and International artists. Through these curated tours, the tour guide will walk you through the building, explain the concepts behind the projects and enlighten you with some fascinating stories.

Cost: Rs. 315

Christmas Special Origami Workshop

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With Christmas looming around the corner, and shopping lists that don’t seem to end, what better way to part-take in the festivities than with personally crafted decorations! Besides saving tons of money, these decorations are eco-friendly, and makes a great gifting option. Artist Mimansa Vahia will conduct the class, and will teach to how to make Christmas baubles using the ancient Japanese technique. Material will be provided, but it is recommended that you carry a pair of scissors and a box to take home your creations.

Cost: Rs 885

Times Bandra Fest

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If you’re looking to engage in some retail therapy this weekend, there’s no better place to be, than here. The Times Bandra Fest has been touted as the city’s biggest flea market, and we can see why. The flea market will house more than 250 stalls. You’ll find cool stationery, beautiful clothing, funky accessories, beauty products, and picturesque art works. What’s more? You’ll have great food to chomp down too!

And the best of all – entry to the fest is free.

Cheese Factory at ABC farms, Pune

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Tucked inside Pune’s happening Koregaon Park is the cheese heaven of your dreams! The 2-acre cheese factory at ABC Farms in Pune produces over 70 types of cheese and different types of dairy products. The tours will take you through the cheese processing units, let you sample different types of cheese and give you a lesson or two in the art of cheese making. You will have to call or write to them in advance to book the tour. Find out more information here.

Tickets to the Cycle Tour, Art Tour, and Christmas Workshop are available on Insider.in