Mumbai is one city in India that welcomes all tourists with an open heart. This city itself is a wonder and all the historic monuments add to the charm. From South Mumbai to the Suburbs, there are various places that are worth traversing. Here is a list of a few attractions we recommend.
1. Marine Drive (The Queen’s Necklace) is 3.6 km long boulevard is the best if you want to go for cycling, jogging, or strolling around South Mumbai. Visit Girgaum Chowpatty and take a walk in the sand to feel stress-free. Alternatively, get a mat on rent for an hour and spend some quality time. You can try the ice-candy (gola made of ice) which comes in different flavours. We suggest you try “kala khatta” flavour. Having sweet tooth? Enjoy kulfi, an Indian ice-cream that comes in many classy flavours.
2. If you like exploring historic tourist attractions, you must entail on a hiking trip to Elephanta Caves. You need to take a ferry from Gateway of India. The ferry is available from 9 AM to 2 PM at an interval of 30 minutes and is closed on Mondays. If you miss out on one ferry, take a look at Gateway of India and The Taj Hotel. Be careful of your valuables; always keep your wallet in the front pocket for safety purposes. There is a lot of crowd at all times and the chance of pickpocketing is higher. If you require any assistance, there are policemen to help you.
3. You must explore Mumbai’s beauty during the night, visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) and Marine Drive. CST is a beautifully constructed historic railway station and the headquarters of Central Railway. During the night, it lights up in different colours and is a sight for sore eyes. There is a selfie point constructed especially to take a selfie with CST.
4. Museums around Colaba include Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum) and Jehangir Art Gallery. These two are very close to each other and you would require one whole day to explore the museums.
5. Go boating at Chotta Kashmir near Goregaon (East). It is the only location in Mumbai where boating takes place. You can enjoy it from 10 AM to 6 PM throughout the year. It is surrounded by greenery and various birds humming around the lake. Chotta Kashmir has less noise and pollution and has kids’ rides for your kiddos.
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6. Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali (East) is one of the most visited parks in the world with over 2 million visitors. The park is surrounded by Mumbai on three sides. You can also visit the Kanheri Caves situated within the park. The forest houses various types of flora and fauna. Be sure to keep one whole day to roam the whole park. This park is a must visit for nature lovers. You can tour the forest with the forest safari as well.
7. Additionally, there are the Juhu and Versova beaches close to Andheri. Versova beach is an extension of Juhu beach separated by a creek, but both have different atmospheres. While strolling through one of the beaches, you might spot a Bollywood actor. Juhu and Versova beach are sprawled with tourists throughout the year.
8. Mumbai also has Asia’s largest theme water park – WaterKingdom and Asia’s largest amusement park – Essel-World. So visit their websites and book your own suitable package. You can also visit the all in one Adlabs Imagica.
9. There are other religious tourist attractions that should be on your list – Haji Ali Dargah (Mahalaxmi), Siddhivinayak Mandir (Dadar) and Mount Mary Church (Bandra).
10. There are cultural shows at The Royal Opera House and NCPA that aim to promote and preserve India’s heritage of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and photography. You can download the BookMyShow app and search for events around your location.
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