With more than 500 adventure trips to the hill stations of North India, now Indiatrip.co is now covering the beautiful places of South India. In the list of destinations in South India, MUMBAI’s name is almost at every mouth. Mumbai’s night club parties, its Bollywood connection, the city full of dreams and ravishing parties attracts every youth.
As it is known for its modernity as well as it is famous for its cultural heritage. The awesome breathetaking weather, long white beaches, overlapping ocean waves, monsoon, star life tempt everybody to visit here. A person who is a history lover, Mumbai’s Cultural Heritage must be the best place to have a visit and explore things.
Let explore the list of mostly visited places in MUMBAI.
1. Gateway of India: A Waterfront Monument
Gateway of india is an arch monument which was built in 1924 in Mumbai city located in Maharashtra. Its an example of triumphal arch that is made of basalt and solid concrete. Famous architect Jeorge Wittet designed it accomplish the Mumbai’s visit of King George V and Queen Mary.
This monument was built in Indo-Saracenic style. It is also known as ‘Mumtaz Taj Mahal’. Its height is of 27m approx. Statues of Swami Viveknanad and Chhatrapati Shivaji have been located near the monument. The famous Taj Mahal Palce and Tower Hotel are just opposite to the Gateway. Around 2000 people can be accomodated here and due to this, the Elephanta Festival of Music and Dance is moved here.
One can enjoy the street food like papri chaat, bhel puri, pani puri and can sit there for 1 hour. There is no entry fee applicable for a visit to the Gateway Of India.
2. Marine Drive: An Eye to the Ocean
The name that can be heared from every mouth in Mumbai, is Marine Drive. You can come across through the glamour and glinch of the city. It is 3.6 km long Promenade in south Mumbai, India. It is adjacent to the famous Netaji Subhash Chandra Road.
One can experience the beauty of the never ending Arabic Ocean with the sunset in the west. The palm trees surround the whole coastline giving it an lighted arc shape at night.
The spectacular view of the beach is unforegettable if you visit here and have a sweet Chai sitting on the beautifully designed tables. Many sports club are also situated near the Marine Drive. The locals usually come here for a walk in the morning and evening to have fresh air and to get glimpse of the cool sunset.
3. Siddhivinayak Temple: A Serene Place
A hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sidhivinayak Temple, is situated in Mumbai, India. Lord Ganesh is most worshipped in Maharashtra and Ganesh Chaturthi is a famous festival of Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Temple is an architect attraction in itself. Temple’s inner roof is plated with Gold and outer dome is made up of many different colours which are lighted up in night and looks wonderful.
Many films and tv serials are being shooted here which makes this place a main hub of visitors. Its one of the main serine place of Lord Ganesha. Tim Cook and some other famous personalities from abroad had started their India trip with the blessings from Lord Ganesha in this temple. The doors of this famous Temple open at 6:00 am for visitors and worshippers.
4. Juhu Beach: A Star Beach
Juhu Beach is popularly known as Juhu Chowpatty Beach. This beach is the most famous, most visited and the longest beach of Mumbai Coastline. We can see a great gatherings of locals and visitors on this Beach. Many vendors can be found here selling Mumbai’s flavour things like bhel puri, jalebi. vada pav, etc.
Juhu area is one of the poshest area having many famous actors’ home like of Amitabh Bachchan, Sharukh Khan. Many shooting spots are also there. The famous Iscon Temple is just a few metres away from the Beach.
There is also a Juhu Beach Ship story on which a film was also made in Bollywood. You can spend here at least 2 hours. Many malls, theatres,food cafes are also there. Many celebrities used to walk on this beach in morning and evening.
5. Colaba Causeway: A Paradise for Shopper’s
Colaba Causeway is a street shopping hub and commercially approved. It is a land link among Colaba and the Old Woman’s Island in south Mumbai. This Causeway was counstructed by the Britishers in the beginning of 19th Century near the Fort area.
Today, it is the heart of Mumbai and called its ‘Culture Square’. Various art galleries, pavment stalls, shawls, carpets, electric goods, etc, can be found easily.Many backpers, visitors and locals love shoping here.
Food options are also a wonderful gift to have at Colaba Causeway. Indian Darbar Restaurant, Indian Mughlai special, Cafe Churchill are the some famous foodies hub points. You can do your all kind of shopping here in your budget.
6. Elephanta Caves: A Historic Heritage
Elephanta Caves being the Unesco World Heritage Site, is the most visited historic place in Mumbai. These Caves are an example of rock-cut art cut from the stone sculptures and are dedicated to Lord Shiva. These caves are made upon the Elephanta Island in 19th century. They are 10 km away from the main city, Mumbai.
The Carvings on these caves narrate the historic Hindu Mythology. Jawaharlal Nehru Port is nearest to the caves. Two smaller caves are dedicated to Buddhists and rest of to the Hindus.
These beautiful caves an artistic forms of expression through sculptures. These are amazing trekking spots also. You can click historic views in your camera and spend 1 to 2 hrs here.
7. Hazi Ali Dargah: A Sufi Place
Hazi Ali Dargah is a tomb and mosque of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari located in the backdrop of the never ending ocean Arabian Sea near the coastline of Worli. It is the most shrine place for Muslims. Hazi Ali was very rich person but he gave up all his wealth and became Sufi Saint after visiting from Mecca, the largest mosque in the world.
Inspite of it is Muslim religion worship place, people come here from all over the world.
Many film makers love to shoot here due to its architectural uniqueness and beauty. The Dargah is made up of glass and an amazing illustration of the Indo-Islamic Style of architecture. Ladies and gents praying rooms are also made apart because of Islamic customs. Here, ninety-nine names of Allah are quoted beatifully.
One can spend 1 hour approx to see the beauty of the Dargah and its adjacent ocean views.
8. Goregaon Film City: A Bollywood Set
Goregaon Film City which is located in Mumbai is another hotspot of the visitors near Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is an huge film studio complex in East Mumbai. Its also known as Dadasaheb Phalke Nagar in honour to the Father of Indian Cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, a well knownfilm director-writer.
This Film City came into existence in 1977 and it has many recording rooms, theatres, lakes and gardens. Almost every film is being shooted here. Artificial mountains, rivers, cities and villages to shoot different locations.
It is 12 km away from the main Mumbai Airport. The entrance fee to this famous spot is not applicable.
The opening and closing timings are 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. The studio tour for tourists and locals is now also made available by the Maharashtra Government, at the cost of 700 rs. per person.
9. Worli Seaface: A Picture Perfect
Worli Seaface, located near Hazi Ali Dargah and Arabian Sea is the most famous picnic and toursits hotspot in Mumbai. If you are planning to visit Mumbai and you do not visit this place then you will have regret.
The Worli Bandra sea link is another main spot here to stand and see the flowing waves in the Arabian Sea. This link is also reffered as Rajiv Gandhi Sagar Setu. It is mainly visited by couples and the confront is favourite place of the famous persons of Mumbai.
You can spend 2 to 3 hours here, enjoying the monsoon weather and picture perfect sceneric views with your partner. It remains always open for the tourists and locals. A delightful street food is brings all your energy back to move to the next destination spot of your Mumbai Trip.
10. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: A World Heritage Site
Another Mumbai’s site has gotten name written in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list. It is a marvellous example of Victorian Gothic Revival architect style.
Among the Youth, it is a must visit spot in theirs list of tour places. Inspite being of the historic Railway Station, this terminus is the main headquarters of Central Railways. Mumbai Airport is 23 km away from here. Once in a report, it is shown that it is the most busiest railway station in India.
It has in total 18 platforms and some scenes of the films , ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘ Ra-one’ are shooted here. No entry fee is need here and the famous Terminus remains always open.
11. Red Carpet Wax Museum: A Star Showcase
The Red Carpet Wax Museum is situated at R Mall, Ghatkopar, Mumbai. It is a most famous spot to feel like out of station. In this museum, life like wax statues are being made by the architectureres.These statues represents famous Politicians, Film actors, Social workers.
It took almost five years to complete this beautiful and elegant Wax Museum and it was opened for public in the year of 2016. The visitors take selfies with their favourite one’s. You can click all amazing memorable photos as you want.
The timings are 10:00 am to 9:30 pm. Entry fee is applicable and that costs 300 INR
12. Snow World Mumbai: An Amusement Park
Its an amazing and adventurous place for kids and youngsters that is situated in Mumbai. It is one of the famous indoor snow park in India. Its being the every tourists’ favourite spot to have fun and adventure.
One can enjoy and feel the winters’ snow fall in summer season also. Do not wait for it. This real snow fall theme park has its branches all over the India. You can play your favourite snow ball throwing game with your partner and kids. On the Tobbogan, you can try your ice skating skills on the skaters sliding on the Ice.
Snow sledging, snow boarding, snow slides, many more adventure are here to try and satisfy yourself. No one can ever regret on spending money on such a wonderful experience. The opening time is 11:00 am and closing is at 10:00 pm everyday. The cost of entry ticket is 580 rs per person.
How to reach MUMBAI :
You can opt airways if he/she wants to travel and reach fast. Mumbai Domestic Airport is nearset to all the destinations listed above.
You can go by Railway and reach Mumbai by taxi from Mumbai’s Railway Station.
List of good Hotels and Resorts to stay in Mumbai:
- Bala Residency
- Hotel Avenue Inn
- Hotel Royal Comfort
- Royal Stay Kalyan
- Ojas Homes
- Landmark Suites
- The Lit Room
- Fab Hotel Landmark
1. What are the top attractive places to visit in MUMBAI ?
Ans. Marine Drive, Lokhandwala, Juhu Chowpatti, Wax Museum, Hanging Gardens, Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Sanjiv Gandhi National Park, Worli Sea Face, Arabian Sea, Snow Theme Park, Taj Mahal Palace, Elephanta Caves, Hazi Ali Dargah.
2. What is the best timings for a trip to MUMBAI ?
Ans. One can visit MUMBAI from the middle month of January to the end month of September. The weather changes slowly or a little bit in every month.
3. How much money is needed by the hand for a good trip to MUMBAI ?
Ans. You can have a good trip with in a budget of 15,000 rs to 40,000 rs.