Places to visit in Mumbai

When you travel to Mumbai, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Mumbai, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Mumbai to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Mumbai things to do can include exploring Mumbai attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Gateway of India is an architectural marvel of South Mumbai. This monument was built to honor the visit of Queen Mary and King George V. Rajabai Clock Tower was constructed between 1869 and 1878. This 260 feet high clock tower was built based on the Big Ben. It is an amalgamation of Gothic and Venetian style. The High Court of Bombay built in Gothic style of architecture came into operation from 1879. Flora Fountain located in Hutatma Chowk was constructed to honor Edward Frere and Sir Henry Bartle.

Built in honour of King George V and Queen Mary, Gateway of India in Mumbai is one of the favourite tourist spots and gathering spots for locals. As one of the best places to visit in Mumbai, this gateway witnesses hubbub of people at weekends.

Some fun places can be added to existing Mumbai holiday package for the entire family.India’s largest amusement park is located in Mumbai, known as the EsselWorld. It is built at the Gorai Mumbai. It’s a fun place consisting with roller coasters, different rides, bowling alley, ice-skating rink and much more for the entire family. The Water Kingdom (amusement park) by the same owner is another popular destination to kids. Dolphin Aquarium consists of an artificial pool where visitors can see different species of fishes. At this complex, some small caged animals can be also seen. Children would love the toy train ride at this aquarium complex. Kids will also enjoy a visit to Nehru Planetarium. A number of educational audio-visual shows are run here, on different astronomical topics.

 

Shree Siddhivinayak is one of the most visited religious places in India. This Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is located at Prabhadevi (Central Mumbai). The Mahalakshmi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. Idols of Mahasaraswati and Mahakali are also found at this temple. It is located at Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mumbai. Mount Mary Church is a spectacular Roman Catholic Church located in Bandra. It is known for the feast that is held on a Sunday of September to observe Virgin Mary’s birthday. This event is followed by a 7-day celebration, locally known as the Bandra Fair. Haji Ali Mosque is built to honor saint Haji Ali. It is a beautiful mosque built on a jetty in the Arabian Sea.  

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya preserves exhibits related to architecture, art and natural history. To find about Gandhiji’s life and freedom movement in India, tourists can visit Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. This is a two-story house where Gandhiji spent sometime of his life. Indian Museum Ship is a worth visit for those interested to know about this majestic aircraft carrier. The once functioning naval ship INS Vikrant has been turned to a museum for visitors.

Built in honour of King George V and Queen Mary, Gateway of India in Mumbai is one of the favourite tourist spots and gathering spots for locals. As one of the best places to visit in Mumbai, this gateway witnesses hubbub of people at weekends.

 

 

Priyadarshini Park is a clean and well-maintained garden with beautiful view of the sea. It also has walking tracks. It’s located at the Neapency Sea Road in Mumbai.Spend your evening hours in this park that has a football ground, tennis court, and golf course

Another one of the best things to do in Mumbai is to visit Hanging Gardens where you can have spectacular views of the sunset over the Arabian Sea. It is also known as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens which is one of the most popular gardens of Mumbai.

Kamala Neheru Park located opposite to Hanging Gardens has a big shoe structure and a playground for children.

Shivaji Park is a public park, situated in Dadar. It has facilities of practicing football and cricket.

Juhu Beach is one of the most popular beaches of India. It is a must visit destination for tourists and is also aperfect place to go for a walk or to enjoy a view of sunset. There are numerous food stalls on the beach selling most loved local street food

Powai Lake offers beautiful lakeside view and also good for jogging and walking in this area.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link is an important linking bridge joining South Mumbai with Mumbai suburbs.

Kanheri Caves or Viharas are located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. These Buddhist caves were crafted out from basaltic rocks. These caves are located 10 kilometres off Borivali.

Picturesque Pandavkada Falls is most enjoyed if visited during monsoon season. It is located in Kharghar of Navi Mumbai. This waterfall has a height is 107 meter and it has formed a pool at its base. Kharghar Hills is a scenic plateau with an altitude of 200 meters approximately. This plateau land is part of Sahyadri Hills. Maharashtra Nature Park is an open vast area with varieties of trees and plants. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a preserved space full of numerous species of flora and fauna. Kanheri Caves and a Jain Temple are important attractions of this park. 

Asiatic Society Library offers many rare collections of books for book lovers. It is housed in the Town Hall, which is also a great place to find out about the heritage of Mumbai. Jehangir Art Gallery is a good place for all art lovers. Works of art from past and present artists are displayed here. National Gallery of Modern Art is a good place for both music and art lovers. Buddhist monks used Kanheri Caves or the Viharas located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park during 1st Century B.C to 9th Century A.D. A number of statues of Buddha, sculptured from rock can be seen in this region. 

Marine Drive is a beautiful spot to see the setting sun beyond Arabian Sea. This popular place is known as the “Queen’s Necklace” for the beautiful night view of Mumbai city from this spot. Gateway of India is one of the most visited landmark attraction of this city. It is situated at the harbor, which attracts many local and foreign tourists.

Haji Ali Mosque is a beautiful mosque to honor saint Haji Ali. It can be reached from Mumbai. Chowpatty Beach is a famous beach of Mumbai, popular for sunset view, vendors and food stalls.

Alibag, Konkan, Babington Point, Powai Lake, Pandavkada Falls, Sanjay Gandhi National Park are various places of interests that attract nature lovers. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful sights, spend some time in the openness or just relax in natural surroundings. There are many parks consisting of different varieties of plants to check out. Visit to the local zoo and aquarium is also a good day-out for nature lovers.

 

Adventure lovers may like to go out on wildlife safaris in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. There is also horse-riding clubs for amateur riders. For both fun and adventure, tourists can try out different activities near Mumbai like snorkeling in Malvan, white-water rafting in Kolad, dirt biking in Lonavla and sea kayaking in Mandwa. 

Superdrome is a leisure center consisting of bowling lanes, pool tables and music nights by DJs. Happy Planet is also a gaming center in the city to unwind. Water Kingdom is also good for spending a fun filled relaxing day with family. 

Some of the popular restaurants are Shree Thaker Bhojanalay (Gujrati), O:h Cha Kitchen & Bar (Thai), Peshwari (Indian), Natural Ice Cream Parlor (milk products) and Dum Pukht (Tandoori) in Mumbai. 

While in Mumbai, tourists can try out several local dishes including different seafood dishes, chaat, kanda batata poha, chicken tikka, kheema pav, masala bhaat and sweet dishes including shrikhand and laddoo. Besides local cuisines, tourists will also get to taste various international cuisines. 

To enjoy live performance while enjoying a favorite drink and food, tourists may like to check out some popular places, like Shockk Mumbai, The White Owl, Tilt All Day, The Blue Frog, 3 Wise Monkeys and many more. 

Club Alibii, Enigma, Tryst Nightclub, Royalty, The Comedy Store and Trilogy are some of the hot and happening nightclubs in Mumbai. 

Some popular bars and pubs in the city are Hawaiian Shack, Breeze Bar Powai, PDT Mumbai, Le Bar Diamantaire, 21 Fahrenheit Ice Lounge and Ice Qube to name a few.

 

Some of the most popular departmental stores across the city are Apna Bazar, Kamdhenu, Vama Departmental Store, Kani Store, Asiatic Department Store, Ratna Departmental Store and Benzer.

Shoppers find it quite an experience to shop from street markets of Mumbai. Some of the shopping paradises are located at Colaba Causeway and Linking Road sidewalks. Crawford Market comprises of some old markets selling veggies and fruits. Fashion Street, comprising of about 150 stalls, is very popular with youngsters who love to get latest fashionable clothes and accessories for less.

 

Souk El Ahad or the Sunday Market, Souk El Tayeb, and BurjHammoud Beirut's Armenian quarter is a great place for shopping.

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