Sameer Gadhia’s Guide to Mumbai, India

It’s where the lead singer for the indie band Young the Giant finds inner peace

SameerGadhia“I may
 be biased because I’m Indian, but everyone should go to India at least once. Mumbai 
is where most people land on their way to other places, but you should spend at least a day or two there, where you can see the juxtaposition between rich and poor. A lot of Angelenos get lost in the hustle and bustle of their lives, worrying about small things. When I go to India, I get perspective. I feel at peace with myself. Plus the food is amazing.”

VEG OUT: If you want to take a side trip, Gadhia suggests the town of Ahmedabad. Try a vegetarian restaurant called Bawarchi, which means “chef ” in Hindi. “They give you a metal plate with different compartments,” he says. “Servers add more and more food to your plate until you say no.”

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This story is part of Los Angeles magazine’s March 2015 Great Getaways package