There are some mindblowing and amazing places to visit in mumbai.
A City that never Sleeps, A City where dreams are realized and extinguished every day - "Yeh hai Mumbai Meri Jaan."
Although I don't live in Mumbai but it is typically my kind of city where I can get a perfect combination of exciting professional life and a social life. Rightly called as "Alpha World City."
It is surely a place where people work hard and party even harder.
Once you start living here, you will get so much attached to this city that you will never want to shift into some other city.
Like Salman Rushdie said:
"You can take the boy out of Bombay; you can't take Bombay out of the boy, you know" - Salman Rushdie.
And now we will talk about some of the best places to visit in Mumbai. So are you ready for some Lights, Camera, and Action in "Aamchi Mumbai."
Are you planning a trip to Mumbai? Then you can't miss the chance to visit one of the best historical places in Mumbai - Gateway of India.
It was established in the year 1924 to honor the arrival of Queen Mary and King George V. It was also the departure point for the British East India company.
Earlier it was considered as the major port for trading goods.
Now it has become one of the historical landmarks of India. The night view of this place is quite inviting. It is situated on the waterfront
It is sometimes referred to as "Mumbai's Taj Mahal." You can find the famous Taj hotel near Gateway of India. Also, statues of Swami Vivekananda and Chhatrapati Shivaji have been placed here as an honor to these famous personalities.
You can board a ferry to Elephanta caves or Alibaug from here, but these ferries do not run during the monsoon season.
It is one of the major tourist places near Mumbai. Board a ferry or motorboat from the Gateway of India that will take you to the caves in around 40 - 45 mins.
This is one of the most popular tourist places in mumbai.
The caves are divided into two that is inner and the outer caves. The outer caves are the larger one and are called Buddhist caves while the inner cave is comparatively small and is called as The Shiva Cave.
Here in Shiva cave, you will see beautiful carvings on the wall depicting the life of Lord Shiva.
When in Elephanta Caves you will learn a lot about the Hindu religion. The three-headed Shiva sculpture - 'Maheshmurti,' 'Shiva Nataraja,' and ‘Ardhanarishvara’ are some of the major attractions of this place.
Originally the name of this island is "Gharapuri."
You can board a ferry to Elephanta caves or Alibaug from here, but these ferries do not run during the monsoon season.
Beaches of Mumbai always draws the attention of all the tourists that visit Mumbai and therefore it is the major tourist place in Mumbai.
This is considered to be one of the popular mumbai points of interest place.
When we talk about mumbai tourist places, juhu beach is probably the first answer by many.
Out of the many beaches present in the city, Juhu beach is the most famous of all. So when on Mumbai sightseeing tour do not forget to include Juhu Beach in the list.
You don't have an idea how much fun it is to be here. The nearby food stalls, the dancing monkeys, toy sellers, etc makes it even better.
This beach is also famous because you can spot some famous celebrities like Amitabh Bachan, Vidya Balan, etc houses nearby.
Bhel Puri, Chana, Kala Khata, sweet corns, vada pavs, chole bhature and what not. You can find every type of top class food item here.
The best time to visit is during sunrise or sunset.
One down point is that it is no cleaner like it was earlier.
Haji Ali is definitely one the most important and famous religious places in
It is located in South Mumbai and is known for Saint
It is so attractive that people from all spheres of life visit here to receive blessings. It is constructed 500 yards from the shoreline in the middle of the Arabian sea.
A causeway links the land to this holy place which gets submerged in water during high tide.
Its view during the night is so appealing that you can't resist yourself from visiting here at least once. Also, it is recommended to attend the Qawwali session which takes place on Fridays.
Ideal location for you to relax and can be considered as the best romantic place for couples in Mumbai.
It is a long stretch which borders the Arabian Sea linking Nariman Point and Babulnath. It is popularly called as Queen's Necklace because at night the street lights resemble like pearls attached to a string creating an illustration like that of a necklace.
You can enjoy the fresh breeze, sunrise, and sunsets.
At its one end, you can find Chowpatty Beach, and on the other end, you can find Nariman Point which is also the end point of Mumbai.
You can stroll in the walkway or can go for Tonga ride.
The chai walas, bhel puri walas and chat walas make your visit to Marine Drive even more exciting.
When talking about the best tourist attractions in Mumbai one cannot afford to miss Siddhivinayak Temple.
Aside from the bustling life of the city you can seek some blessings and spend peaceful time in here.
This temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha. Every day thousands of devotees visit here. Even the famous celebrities can also be spotted here sometimes.
Tuesdays are the special as well as crowded days in Siddhivinayak.
You must take out some time from your busy schedule to visit this place because it’s worth it. The different thing about the temple is that its roof of the hall is gold plated.
Do attend the morning and the evening aartis which will leave you spellbound
If you are a nature lover, then Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the best way to connect with nature. Earlier it was known by the name Borivali National Park. People visit here to relax and appreciate nature's beauty.
The highest point in the park will provide you a comprehensive view of Vihar and Powai, Mumbai and Tulsi lakes.
You can spot different animals and birds over here as it is the home for a variety of flora and fauna.
To explore the beauty and nature of this park, you can also take safari ride.
"Keep Calm and Love Nature at Sanjay Gandhi National Park."
When you want to escape from the rush and the pollution of the city, then Kanheri caves comes to your rescue.
It is one of the best places where you can breathe in fresh and cold air, and therefore it is also referred to "Lungs of Mumbai."A wildlife sanctuary where apart from exploring the nature's beauty you can spot animals like Lions, Leopards, Flying Fox, Kingfisher, and Sunbird.
The ancient architecture and 109 individual entrances to the cave are something worth mentioning about Kanheri Caves.
It is located about 15 km away from the center of the city.
Here comes the most awaited destination of the Mumbai Tour which every individual looks forward to.
Personally, I fantasize about this place a lot. It will take you to a typical Filmy Dunia and will take your love for that celebrity life to another level.
And the good news is that Mumbai's Bollywood Filmcity Studio is open for Public Tours. Sounds great, Right?
So take a tour of this city, and you will surely spot few celebrities.
Imagine that feeling when you will spot your favorite stars and the sets of different films and serials.
Details regarding the tour: Dream Tour, Film city tour, Live show tour and Full day Bollywood tour are some of the leading tours. However, there exist many others as well so you can choose accordingly.
A beautiful place to spend a good time exploring your inner self and getting rejoice. The best thing about this church is that it is situated on a hill called "Sunderban Bandra." So from the top of it, you can have an excellent view of the Arabian Sea.
Mount Mary Church dedicated to Mary is truly a place where you can feel blessed and experience serenity.
A week long fair called "Feast of Mount Mary" or "Bandra Fair" takes place here in the month of September which is again a reason to visit it. So whenever you think to visit here make certain to visit in the month of September.
Ever heard of this song - "Tujhe Aksa Beach Ghuma Du, aa chalti kya?" Yes, this the same Aksa beach that we will be talking about.
It is a popular spot located in Malad, Mumbai and is the base of the Indian Navy. Again out of the various beaches in Mumbai for couple this one is nice one to visit.
This beach is the perfect one to experience tranquility during weekdays because in weekends it is mostly jam-packed with families.
Watch the sunrise, sunset and feel the cool fresh breeze. There is another beach which is present close to Aksa Beach called Dana Pani. So you can enjoy spending time on both the beaches on the same day.
A favorite place to hangout for both the residents of Mumbai as well as the tourists. It connects Worli Fort in the north to the Narayan Pujari Nagar in the south.
A view of distant Haji Ali Dargah and Arabian sea is something which is pleasing to eyes.
This place attracts many residents as well as nonresidents of Mumbai during the monsoon season.
The view of the huge waves rising to the roads and the lightning during the night will leave you to spell bound.
If you are a shopaholic or you like buying souvenirs each time you visit a new place then it’s a must visit place for you because it is the best shopping place in Mumbai.
Often called as Shopping Heaven of Mumbai, this place offers you a variety of items from clothes to accessories at affordable price.
And if you love buying jewelry and that too oxidized one then will enjoy spending time at this place.
After shopping if you want to satisfy your hunger pangs then wait this market has a solution for that too. It offers some mouth watering dishes that you can afford to miss.
"Essel World mein rahunga main, Ghar Nahi jaunga main," you must have heard this famous slogan of Essel world. And you know it is the same feeling that you will get once you visit here.
Even one full day is insufficient to enjoy all the rides in this amusement park. It is located on Gorai Island and offers various rides for people of all generations.
Not just dry and wet rides you can even opt for ice skating, bowling, dancing, and shopping.
I guess you should at least spend one day here to have a thrilling and unforgettable experience
You know what Angelina Jolie, Steve Jobs, Obama are in the town (yes I am not kidding). Although their wax statues have been placed in this museum but you won't get to differentiate because they are so excellently presented to us.
Rightly called as the Red Carpet wax museum because it will give you that feeling of the red carpet.
Just imagine how it would feel when you will see lifelike wax statues of your favorite celebrities in front of you.
The ambiance, the music, and the staff add a cherry on the cake.
It is a very decent place to hang out with your friends and family.
And do click pictures of yours with the amazing props available inside the museum
Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Buddhist temple which reflects peace and harmony and pays tribute to the teachings of Lord Buddha.
It is a place where people are educated about the life and practice meditation.
If you are spiritual kind of person and love to know many secrets of living a happy and meaningful life then you should give this place a visit.
They have different meditation programs, and one can enroll to them as well.
Want to know what is so special about this road? Bandra Carter Road is located along the Arabian Sea. A walk or a jog along this path is something which a fitness freak would love to do.
Not only for them this place is a reason to be in for Bollywood fans also because when over here you can spot celebrities.
And if you are Rishi Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan or Imran Khan fan then I have good news for you. The house of these celebrities is cited on this road only. So maybe you get a chance to see anyone of them 😉
Shahrukh Khan's and Salman Khan's fan no need to get upset because I have something up for you - Bandra Band Stand.
It is famous for Shahrukh's mansion Mannat and Salman's Galaxy Tower.
Once you plunge onto this place, you won't feel going back especially if you are a fan of these celebrities.
Hundreds and thousands of people waiting outside their houses just to get a glimpse of their favorite actors is an amazing sight to watch.
And if you get to see them then nothing could be better than that. Isn't it?
Victoria Terminus is declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It lies in the heart of Mumbai and is also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. It is the historic railway station and is also known as one of the busiest railway station in Mumbai.
Its architecture represents the Gothic style architecture.
A famous landmark of Mumbai which was built in 1888.
Now by looking at the picture, you could relate it to the scenes of Bollywood where Victoria Terminus is shown commonly
Prince of Wales Museum or Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya was built in the 20th century. It has an extensive collection of artifacts, art, sculptures and natural history.
This museum is divided into three sections: Natural history section, Archaeology section and Art section each having something unique to offer.
Also, regular exhibitions, lectures, and other programs take place inside the museum which can be a pleasure to be a part of them.
Another interesting this is that it has a collection of around 50,000 artifacts. A Huge number, Right? And all belonging to Indus Valley Civilization and various dynasties.
We always plan trips to hill stations but planning a trip to Mumbai will always be fascinating once you visit there.
The night life of Mumbai, the people there, the different tourist attractions and the delicious food are something that you will get to experience only after visiting there.
So this upcoming vacations, drop your plan to go Hill stations and visit Mumbai. And if you are really a hill station seeker then don't you worry there is a solution to this too. How?
You can visit places near Mumbai and get your answer 😉
After having a look at this list of places to visit in Mumbai, if you feel that I have missed out some then do let me know in the comments section below.
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