Tourist Places in Mumbai
Mumbai is the dream city for many young teenagers who wish to get education at Mumbai colleges and university and than build a career. For traders and businesspersons, this city has lot of commercial potentials. Packed with cultural richness and important landmarks, Mumbai tourist places are of importance to vacationers. The purpose of these tourist places of Mumbai remains that of entertainment and recreation. Emerging tourist destinations in Mumbai are the various malls, shopping centers, and adventure parks. Restaurants and food outlets, the Marine Drive, and Juhu Beach remain the ultimate hotspot for activities.
Top Mumbai tourist places
Within the city limits, there are many places to tour as part of sightseeing. They share good proximity with the airport and hotels are close by. Staying close to the tourist attractions in Mumbai saves them time and cost of hiring taxis and cabs for local tours. City landmarks remain the top Mumbai tourism places attracting international visitors. Massive museums, monuments, galleries, and colonial architectures give you enough opportunity to know this city better.
Gateway of India- Constructed in 1911, the memorabilia is dedicated to King George V and Queen Mary who visited the city. Apart from being a colonial structure, the water front view, surrounding hotels and restaurants make this place a happening one. This 85-meter structure is viewed far from the Arabian Sea and on boat excursion. The architectural style of Gateway of India remains acclaimed among the top listed monuments in Mumbai.
Juhu Beach- Adventure and fun takes you to Juhu Beach in the central suburban of Mumbai. Accessible from both North and Southern part of the city, the orange beach has a beautiful sight of the horizon during sunset. Local couples and joggers are spotted early morning here while food lovers and kids throng in the evening. In the northern side of Juhu is the Versova Beach, you ca go on a walking excursion. This is also one of the most affluent areas with home of industrialists and politicians.
Chowpatty Beach- Another famous beach on the Mumbai suburbs, shady trees and the tall towers form an important background. The ambience at the Chowpatty of Mumbai is that of a festival that never really seems to end. Enjoy the food stalls selling papri chat, bhel puri, and pau bhajji. International tourists can get the taste of Indian snacks and food. Adventure for children includes the pony rides.
Elephanta Caves, Mumbai- One of the prominent Mumbai tourist places, Elephanta Caves are close to the Mumbai Harbor and around 10 kilometers from the city center. Consisting of two groups of Hindu and Buddhist Caves, the rock cut network of small and large caves belong to the seventh and 8th century India. Today, it is a Hindu shrine, especially the main Shiva Cave.
Prince of Wales Museum
Now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghrahalaya, the Prince of Wles museum is located quite close to the Gateway of India. 50,000 plus objects from ancient and medieval India and some prized possessions from the Renaissance world. The museum building itself is a fine specimen of Indo-Saracenic. The museum partly lets out its facilities like the Coomaraswamy Hall and its garden areas and one can often find cultural seminars being hosted in its premises. Do not forget to check out the museum shop for some interesting buys.
This 2 storeyed mansion served as the headquarters for Mahatma Gandhi’s political activities. The Mani Bhavan has great history behind it as it is where Gandhi launched some of his most impactful political movements – Swadeshi, Boycott, Stayagraha and Non-cooperation. The Bhavan currently belongs to Revashanker Jagjeevan Zaveri and is managed by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi. The Bhavan gained a lot of mileage with President Barack Obama’s visit in November 2010. The President even donated a self-authored book for the Bhavan’s collection.
Haji Ali Dargah
The Haji Ali Dargah has a mosque and a tomb built on the lines of Indo-Islamic architecture. The tomb in the dargah belongs to Sayeed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The Dargah is a notable landmark on Mumbai’s riveting sealine and is visited by more than 80,000 people a week. The Haji Ali Dargah is much popular for its cultural programs such as Qawwalis and Mushayaras. Due to its somewhat secluded location (a 1 kilometer causeway separates it from the rest of the mainland), the Dargah is not accession during high tides.
Also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, the Hanging Gardens of Mumbai are terraced gardens that offer surreal sunset views across the Arabian Sea. The Gardens, situated in Malabar Hills, feature hedges carved out in shapes of animals. Right opposite is the Kamala Nehru Park. The Hanging Gardens are especially popular with children, due to the huge shoe hut in its middle.
Dhobi Ghat of Mumbai : In the same manner as the Dabbawalas of Mumbai, this metropolitan city has another interesting feature, the Dhobi ghat. It is a popular open- air Laundromat where the washers, known as Dhobis by the locals, wash the clothes from the hotels, homes and hospitals of the city. They are traditional laundrymen, who collect the dirty clothes, wash them and then return to the owners after pressing them properly. These open-air laundries are Known as ghats. This ghat has open rows of concrete washing areas where each has its own flogging stone. This largest laundry of the world, Saat Rasta, located just next to the Mahalaxmi Railway Station on the Western Railways, is a famous tourist attraction in Mumbai. Around 200 dhobis, along with their families whose hereditary occupation is of being a Dhobi, work here every day in a completely efficient manner. The same open-air laundry has been an inspiration of a Bollywood movie of 2011 by the same name, Dhobi Ghat.
Mumbai is the nucleus of the film industry of the India. This metropolitan city has played an important in the growth and expansion of cinematography. Raja Harishchandra, the first feature film was produced in Mumbai only, by the father of Indian Cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke. Ever since, Mumbai has been the prime center of Indian Film Industry for a century. Hotels Mumbai India offers Bollywood tours that let you observe the Indian film industry and its stars from close quarters.
Mumbai Walking Tour - Heritage Walk
Mumbai is a metropolitan which is dotted with an assorted combination of architectural marvels, that have been made at various times, from traditional Islamic to Indo-Gothic manners. This relaxing and interesting heritage walk starts from the Gateway of India, one of the most known landmarks of the city and ends at the Army and Navy Building.
Mumbai Walking Tour : - (Magical Marine Drive)
Facing the sparkling Arabian Sea, the 3 kilometer long Boulevard Marine Drive, also known as Queen’s Necklace, is one of the most popular walking places, especially around the sunset when the place is full of vigor. People from all walks of life accumulate here to soak up the beauty of the setting sun, have a hearty chat with friends or just enjoy a solitary walk.
Mumbai Walking Tour : - Markets and Religious Sites
The colorful markets of Mumbai are a potpourri of sounds, sights, smells and tastes. This exciting Mumbai walking tour is going to take you through some of the known markets in the Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar areas, on the visiting various holy places. Please take note that you should wear comfortable footwears, appropriate clothes and take proper care of your valuables as well as money.