Mumbai, the name resonates India to the world and we Indians too. A city that has something for everyone, hence rightfully called the city of dreams. From hills to beaches, glitzy glamour lifestyles to the crowded daily routines of the locals. Formerly known as Bombay, the city has a plethora of tourist attractions that are a must visit and shouldn’t be missed by travellers. Such is the vibrancy of the city that Mumbai tourism offers Mumbai tour package to witness its unparalleled charm.
WHEN TO VISIT
Mumbai is a coastal city with subtropical humid climate. The best time to visit Mumbai is winters as winter is also the season of festivals and Mumbai being the melting pot of culture promises loads of fun and local flavor to its guests be it Diwali or Ganesh Chaturthi or Holi or Christmas. You can see the flavors in each and every festival.
Though the city boasts of numerous tourist attractions, some of the best places to visit in Mumbai are
An ancient arch monument of 20th century designed in Indo – Saracenic style, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It is a major tourist destination in the city, attracting the crowd for the history associated with it and the picturesque location as nearby you also have the iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel for a perfect snap to click. Such is the popularity of the gateway that the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation moved the Elephant’s Festival of music and dance from its original venue at Elephanta Caves to the Gateway.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these sculpted Caves are located 10 kilometers east of the Gateway on Gharapuri Island ( city of Caves) dating between 5th and 8th centuries. These Caves are sculpted from solid basalt rock. It comprises of 7 Caves. Of them, 5 are in lower west side and 2 in the eastern top of the hillock.
An amusement theme park in Gorai. A perfect place to have fun with friends and family if you are looking for some good rides and water slides
4. Marine Drive
One of the most famous spots of the city and also one of the private places for the couples in Mumbai. A 3.5-kilometre long boulevard has the Arabian Sea on one side and plenty of eateries on the other side serving some really good food. The lights in the evening add up to the beauty of it which forms a string of pearls giving it the name Queens Necklace.
5. Juhu Beach
A beach in the middle of the city gives real joy for the ardent travellers. Juhu Beach is a real serene. Apart from the beach waters and the sunset and sunrise and sand, one can try out the delicious Street food that it hosts. Juhu Beach Chowpatty of Mumbai is known for mouth-watering local dishes. You have plenty to choose from.
6. Fashion Street Mumbai
One of the premier shopping destination for all the shopaholics. Though no brands are available here, what you get here cannot be available elsewhere not at the same price can be guaranteed. It is a cluster of Street side shops famous for clothes and accessories at throwaway prices. Just be good enough to bargain to get avail the best deals. Apart from fashion Street Crawford market and coloba causeway are the other 2 bazars for all your needs from clothing and jewellery to groceries and electronics.
7. Hill stations near Mumbai
If you are bored of the hush-hush busy city life then you can go to the hillsides. You have numerous hill stations to choose from Lonavala, Khandala, Panchgani, Matheran and much more which not just offer you a soothing, serene and calm experience but also you can avail the breathtaking trekking route for a change that the region is known for.
8. Bandra – Worli sea link
A cable-stayed bridge with prestressed concrete steel viaducts links Bandra in West Mumbai to Worli in South Mumbai. It is one of the modern architectural Marvels of the country. Also, there is a small park famous amongst the local couples. The view of the sun setting slowly overseeing the mighty Arabian Sea from the ruins of a fort is worth watching.
9. Water Kingdom
An ideal place for family, friends and fun. Located in the coastal Gorai village in Mumbai, it is titled one of largest Theme Water Parks in Asia. A place suitable for all age groups for entertainment, thrill and happiness.
10. Hanging Garden Mumbai
Terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill are one of the major tourist attractions in the city
Other places to visit are :
Coloba Causeway, Haji Ali Dargah, Mount Mary Church, Bombay High Court, Mumbai film city
With all said about Mumbai, a visit to Mumbai is a must to experience the vibrant city with much to do and much more to experience.
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