Tourist places in Mumbai
1. Gateway of India
Built during the 20th century, the Gateway of India is an arch monument in Mumbai. It is one of the most distinguish landmarks that highlights the city. It was built to commemorate the arrival of Queen Mary and King George V . The leading light is made with insoluble cement and yellow basalt with a tallness of 26 metre. It is a landmark that denotes India’s main port.
Prominent for: Architecture
Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Fee Structure: Free
Tips: Try out the local street food which is very popular and head out for some amazing clicks.
2. Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, Bandra Worli Sea Link is one of the dearest hangout stationed in the south of Mumbai. It is a cable-stayed bridge that connects Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai. The sea link traits scenic surroundings that are characterized by endless ultramarine water of the Arabian Sea. This whole place can be best adored during the monsoon and is a perfect combo of man-made marvel and natural beauty. The beauty is best enhanced during the night when the light embellish the bridge.
Prominent for: View, Walk
Tips: If you whizz pass the bridge, roll down the windows and let the sea bridge run through your face. It is one of the best feelings.
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Built in May 1888, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (also known as Victoria Terminus) is one of the busiest railway station in Mumbai. It was declared as an World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens and this station serves as the headquarter of the Central Railways. The terminus till today stands as one of the best example of Gothic style architecture in India.
Prominent for: Colonial, Gothic Architecture.
Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Tips: Try to visit the terminus post sunset, the night lights brighten up the grand building that will take your breath away.
4. Marine Drive
Marine Drive is a 3.6 km long avenue that links Nariman point to Babulnath. The road was constructed by late philanthropist Bhagojisheth Keer and Pallonji Mistry. Large number of people come to this place to tread along the walkway to get the stunning view of the sunset. The place is also known as the Queen’s Necklace as because the street lights make the place look like string of pearls and create an illusion of necklace.
Prominent for: Sunset, Walk, Views
Location: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007.
Tips: Try the street food at Chowpatty. They are famous for snacks such as Bhel Puri, Pav Bhaji etc. You can also try out the Malai Kulfi with Rabdi from Kapoor Panjabi Kulfi stationed in stall no. 17.
5. Elephanta Caves
An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves is roughly a 40 minutes ride from Gateway of India. The caves are said to be one of the oldest rock art structures of India. The caves are situated on the Elephanta Island which is located at a distance of 11-12 km from the Mumbai city. The carvings (where most of them are defaced and damaged) narrate Hindu mythologies with Nataraja (lord of dance), Yogishvara (lord of yoga) and Trimurti Sadashiva (three faced shiva) being the most renowned.
Prominent for: Art, Sculptures and Caves
Location: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094
Entry Fee: Indians- INR 10 Foreigner- INR 250
6. Juhu Beach
Situated in ‘Ville Parle’ , Juhu Beach is one of the most visited and famous Indian beaches. Situated in a poach locality, the nearby area of Juhu is home to a lot of famous TV celebrities and Bollywood. People from all hooks and corners visit the beach during the evening to enjoy the sunset and to taste the local delicacies and street food.
Prominent for: Walk, Sunset
Tips: Try out the snack joints and the local cuisines offered at the food stalls, they are famous for ‘Bhel Puri’, ‘Pani Puri’ and ‘Pav Bhaji’.
7. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Formerly known as Borivali National Park, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the second most visited National Park in Asia. It covers approximately 20% of Mumbai’s geographical area and is home to more than 500 species of flora and fauna. There are two artificial lakes within the forest that provides water to the city. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is always known for its evergreen dense forest.
Prominent for: Flora, Fauna
Nearest Railway Station: Thane Railway Station
Location: Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066
Entry Fee: Indian- INR 36 Foreigner- INR 200
Sanjay Gandhi National Park Timings: 07:30 AM to 6:30 PM Closed on Monday.
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