1. Sassoon Docks, Colaba
Constructed in 1875, these docks house a bustling fish market where Mumbai's early inhabitants—the kolis (fisher-folk)—call the shots. To see it in full-swing, visit during sunrise. Watch kolis draped in nine-yard saris spread their catch while birds try to pick their piles. In the backdrop are dinghies bobbing alongside trawlers. Strike up a conversation to hear all about the koli culture (complete with the folksongs of sea Gods), dig deeper to learn how reclamation projects swallow livelihoods and admire the murals dotting the docks.