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To extend your Mumbai business trip into a luxurious “bleisure” escape worthy of a raja, add on a voyage to the Narmada River.

Stop 1: Mumbai

Start at The Taj Mahal Palace hotel overlooking the water. Visit the nearby Kala Ghoda neighborhood to relish an excellent coffee and delicious eats, and shop for clothes made from locally spun textiles. In the evening, charter a yacht to view the Gateway of India arch at sunset, complete with champagne and chaats, or local snacks.

Stop 2: Maheshwar

Hop on a quick flight to Indore and drive to Maheshwar, where you can stay in an elegant former fort on the Narmada River. Maheshwar is known for its silk and handlooms, so this is the place to get a stylish shawl or sari.

Stop 3: Mandu

Visit the nearby ancient Mughal city of Mandu before returning to Mumbai.