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Make believe you’re in Mumbai, India

A city full of bustling energy, rich history and culture, head-turning fashion, and the scents of street food--here’s where to find that kind of adrenaline rush around Boston.

DAY ONE

Punjabi Dhaba in Inman Square (225 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, 617-547-8272, royalbharatinc.com) is usually crowded at lunch and dinner for good reason: The Punjabi-language music and use of the steel plates called thaalis — not to mention the food — scream authentic. Order one of the “Dhaba specials” (Chole Bhature, a chickpea curry with fried bread, is a favorite) for a true Indian-style meal.

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