Moon Mumbai & Goa

First Edition, November 2009
Pages: 344

Price: $17.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598802412

Author and Mumbai resident Janhavi Acharekar shares her firsthand experience on the best of Mumbai and Goa, from Goa’s capital city, Panaji, to the Northern and Southern Goa Coasts. Acharekar provides unique itineraries for a variety of travelers, including Mumbai Art & Heritage, Mumbai Weekends, and Goa Beach-Hopping. Including expert advice on exploring Portuguese heritage and architecture, viewing historical museums and cathedrals, and enjoying regional Indian cuisine, Moon Mumbai & Goa gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Mumbai & Goa

Enjoy the very best of Mumbai & Goa with these itineraries:
  • The Best of Mumbai and Goa
  • Bollywood Blockbuster
  • Goan Festivity
  • Beaches, Bars, and Bazaars
  • Shacking Up in Goa
  • Goa’s Inner World
  • Ayurveda Spas
  • Mix It Up: Mumbai Masala
  • Bar-Hopping in Mumbai
Explore what Mumbai & Goa has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

  • Mumbai & Vicinity
  • Panaji and Interior Goa including Panaji (Panjim), Miramar, Dona Paula, Old Goa (Velha Goa), Ponda, and Far Eastern Goa
  • The Northern Coast including Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Mapusa, Anjuna, Vagator, and The Far North Coast
  • The Southern Coast including Madgaon (Margao) and Vicinity, Vasco da Gama, Bogmalo, Velsao to Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim, Palolem and Vicinity
  • Getaways Around Goa including Gokarna and Hampi
Resources include a Hindi, Marathi, and Konkani Phrasebook

Janhavi Acharekar‘s literary experience includes writing fiction, travel, and book reviews, as well as copywriting and serving as curator of several literary festivals. Her writing has appeared in various Indian and international publications, including Condé Nast Traveller (UK). Janhavi is the author of Window Seat, a collection of short stories on Mumbai, and her stories have also been featured in various short fiction anthologies. In 2009, she was awarded the Charles Wallace visiting writer’s fellowship at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

During the course of her research and writing for this book, Janhavi witnessed Mumbai’s worst terror attack in November 2008, yet successively saw her city bounce back to normalcy. In Goa, she retraced her roots, made wonderful new friends, drank lots of feni, spotted a cobra, got drenched in monsoon showers, shared laughs with photographer Ashima, and saw beautiful sunsets in Gokarna and Hampi with her husband, Anil. Needless to say, this book is very special to her.