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Play Paintball, Chill At A Park Or Shop: Fun Ways To Spend A Day In Powai

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If you’re looking to entertain yourself in Powai, fret not, adventure awaits! With the presence of a lake, a regular tourist spot, and a large number of eateries and places to unwind, you’ve got a lot of things to do in Powai that will keep you busy. We've listed down a few places you can visit when you’re on a budget. Read on. 

For Adventure And Sports: Hakone Entertainment

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Enjoy a day full of games and sports at Hakone. Nestled right in the heart of Powai in the Hiranandani Gardens, Hakone Entertainment has a bunch of indoor and outdoor activities ideal for both kids and adults.

Type Of Rides Or Games: Dashing cars, ball trampoline, wild bull, Hippo cycle, pirate ship, paintball, bungy jumping, go-karting, mini-golf etc. 

Price: The price range varies from based on the sports or games you choose. From go-karting (INR 200 for 5 laps) to paintball (25 shots for INR 350, 50 shots for INR 510), mini-golf to bumper cars (INR 700), relive your childhood with fun activities when you’re on a budget at Hakone Entertainment.   

Timings: It’s open all days from 2:30 PM to 9:30 PM

To Learn A New Skill: Culinary Craft

A cooking and baking studio in Powai, they offer students with ingredients, equipment and printed recipes. They cover a variety of cuisines from beginner to advanced levels and also have chefs who conduct classes for different themes. So, if you love to cook and want to hone that skill in your free time, here’s one place for you to visit.

Type Of Courses: Glutten-free bread making, bakery course, dimsums, ice-cream making etc. 

Price: Depends on the type of cuisine or course. 

#LBBTip: You could also use their services to host a fun kids party, private cooking party or a corporate cooking workshop as well.

For Some Peace: Powai Gardens

A walking park on the Saki Vihar Road in the IIT area, Powai Gardens is a must-visit if you’re looking to get away from the city’s cacophony. Perfect for playing football or even frisbees, it has an amazing view of the lake and is quite serene. So, pop in and give yourself a breather.

Popular For: Nature, walking and jogs, a scenic lake-view, hangout of college students. 

Fees: Free!

#LBBTip: Feel free to carry a badminton racket or a frisbee. 

For Some Bollywood Drama: Carnival Cinema

Located near Kanjurmarg station, Carnival Cinema (former Huma multiplex) is awesome if you don’t want to splurge too much while watching a movie. Catch up on the latest Bollywood movies here. 

Price: Your movie-watching experience is pretty reasonable (we’re talking about INR 100 for a morning show) and you have plenty of options when it comes to eating.

For A Whole New World: Hiranandani Complex

With probably one of the best architecture that Mumbai has to offer, the Hiranandani Complex is home to a number of restaurants and cafes, that serve a vast range of cuisines for every palette and caters to every budget. 

Popular For: Residential and commercial township, spectacular architecture, fine-dines. 

Fun Fact: Hiranandani is also called as a budding startup hub and has been dubbed India's Silicon Valley.

#LBBTip: When there don’t forget to check out Mirchi and Mime (their staff is visually and vocally impaired and use sign language and are known to be extremely efficient and courteous).   

For Foodies: Well, We Can't Choose Just One

Since the past one decade, Powai has literally been a magnet for new restaurants, clubs and cafes with multiple cuisines. So, if you're there, food will surely not be an issue. From fine-dines like Red Olives, Cavalry, Breeze Lunge to lake view ones like Rude Lounge, Skky Restorlounge and Bar, 38 Degree East - there are endless options here. 

If you're in a mood for lip-smacking continental and Italian food, we love the Aromas Cafe and Mia Cucina. For momos and thupkas head to Olive Achaar. For Korean and Japanese, you can opt for Origami.

To Shop Till You Drop: The Galleria

Powai’s shopping paradise, you can find whatever your heart desires in just one colossal structure. From apparel stores to boutiques selling traditional Indian attire, there’s not much left to your imagination when it comes to shopping. Apart from this, you can satiate your hunger thanks to the food courts present above.

Known For: Street shopping, great infrastructure and architecture.