When I travel, I like to observe the people and get in touch with some locals, if possible. I like to understand the spirit of the place, rather than just looking at the 'sights'!
It's dangerous for foreigners to try and take on Mumbai's bugs! I can recommend one place which is relatively clean and safe. It is the Elco Restaurant pani-puri shop in Bandra, Hill Road. You could... See More
In addition to the two answers given, I'd like to add my two cents worth. There's an Android app called M-Indicator which gives a very comprehensive map of Mumbai's train system. Just go to Local and tap the Map tab on the right. The app also has other useful... See More
It's extremely cheap! Mumbai local trains start with the minimum fare of Rs 5 for shorter journeys. You can buy return tickets too. There are some 2-day and 3-day travel-as-you-like tickets as well. The Mumbai Metro starts from Rs 10 upto 40 for a single journey. Refer http://www.reliancemumbaimetro.com/fares.html... See More
It is safe, but do take precautions: go in the daytime, keep your valuables close to your body. Dharavi is an area which has developed without rules, so there are no lanes or roads as such (except a few main roads) - it is just tiny lanes between shacks.... See More