“City that never sleeps” is all vibrant, fun loving, pulsating and stunning glory- Mumbai. An eclectic mix of the most exhilarating sights and jaw-dropping destinations with an enviable vibe that we can never imagine. The “DREAM CITY” is quite a beautiful destination with the historical legacy, religious sites, Arabian Sea, street food, some legendary arts, most epic amusement park, explore the Film City and you can go on and on. You should not miss the below listed top favourite attractions in Mumbai for a memorable visit.
1. GATEWAY OF INDIA
Gateway of India is the most distinguishing landmarks that signify the city and is the architectural marvel of our country which came into existence in the year 1924 during the British rule. It marks the area as one of India’s major ports which formerly symbolized elements of British Rule attracting many tourists and the boating facilities adds to the excitement for this place.
2. CHOWPATTY BEACH
It is one of the most popular public beaches in Mumbai adjoining Marine Drive. It looks absolutely picturesque during sunrise and sunset. Take a long walk on this beach with bare foot and you feel nothing less than heaven.
3. MARINE DRIVE
You have not seen Mumbai unless you visit Marine Drive and the Queen’s necklace. It is a really beautiful place in South Mumbai. You can sit here and watch the beautiful waves and get entangled with your thoughts.
4. MARKETS AND BAZAARS
Mumbai is known to be one of the city for its markets and bazaars where you can buy just about anything and everything at cheap and affordable prices. Zaveri bazaar for gold, Linking Road for clothes and footwear, Colaba and causeway for antiques and accessories, Luhar char for electrical items, Lamington Road for electric items, Crawford markets for clothes and cutlery are some of the known markets and bazaars in this city.
5. HAJI ALI
A paramount religious place in Mumbai, Haji Ali is situated 500 yards away from the shoreline in between the Arabian Sea. This 400 year old structure is not just marvelled at for its intricate Indo-Islamic architecture but is also a popular place for worship.
6. TAJ PALACE HOTEL
Taj Palace Hotel is one of the most booked hotel in Mumbai city with luxurious and spacious rooms, waterfront view opened since 1903.
7. BOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE
Bombay stock exchange is Asia’s fastest stock market established since 1875 located in Dalal street, Mumbai.
8. CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) is one of the magnificent landmarks and a historic railway station in the bustling city of Mumbai.
9. JEHANGIR ART GALLERY
Jehangir art gallery built in 1952 in Mumbai is a permanent art gallery and a centre of cultural and educational activities founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir.
10. MUMBADEVI TEMPLE
Mumbadevi an old Hindu temple in the city of Mumbai is dedicated to the goddess Mumba, the local incarnation of the Devi.
11. MAHALAXMI TEMPLE
Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai in Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi. It is dedicated to the central deity Mahalakshmi of Devi Mahatmyam.
12. ELEPHANTA CAVES
The Elephanta caves are a complex of ancient sculptured temples located on the Elephanta Island in Mumbai. Its a unique and a wonderful heritage for most memorable attractions in Mumbai.
13. LEOPOLD’S CAFE
Leopold Cafe is a popular restaurant and bar in Colaba Causeway, Mumbai.
14. BANDRA WORLI SEA LINK
A favourite hangout site situated south of the picturesque Sea link from Bandra, Worli Sea face is another one of Mumbai’s promenades. One of the best places to enjoy the Mumbai monsoon showers is right here.
15. SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park, also known as the Borivali National Park is a large protected area in Mumbai. The park is spread over an area of about 104 square kilometers and for a tranquil time away from the hustle bustle of the city, take off to SGNP.
16. HIGH STREET PHOENIX
High street Phoenix near Lower Parel in Mumbai is one of the magnificent shopping malls where you can get just about anything from clothes to gadgets.
17. CARTER ROAD AND BANDSTAND
A great place for a nice romantic walk and talk, and there are a lot of eating places and coffee shops nearby.
18. JUHU BEACH
One of the most famous beaches in the suburbs of Mumbai to view sunsets and take long walks. It is best known for the really yummy pav bhaji, chaat and golas. There are lots of restaurants near the beach and Novotel is right on the beach.
19. POWAI LAKE
Powai Lake is a lake, situated in Mumbai, in the Powai valley, where a Powai village with a cluster of huts and a beautiful sunset which gives it a peaceful village like view.
20. NEHRU SCIENCE CENTER & PLANETARIUM
A centre for scientific study of astronomy, planets etc and for meeting of scientists and scholars for discussions.
21. DADAR FLOWER MARKET
Dadar’s flower market is a feast, from fragrant jasmine flowers to roses and lily and saffron coloured marigolds overflowing in the markets. The best time to visit the market is between 4 am to 10 am where you can see loads of truck delivering freshly stocked blooming flowers.
22. ESSELWORLD AND WATER KINGDOM
EsselWorld is a fun-filled theme amusement park situated in Gorai, Mumbai. Housing some of the most filled thrilling rides and fun activities, it attracts people from all over the country.
23. HANGING GARDEN AND KAMALA NEHRU PARK
Hanging gardens and adjoining Kamala nehru park perched at the top of Malabar Hills is a popular tourist destination with splendid green vegetation and hedged animals with a view of Arabian Sea which makes it an interesting sight to visit.
24. GORAI BEACH
Gorai beaches is one of the cleanest beaches in Borivali, Mumbai with beautiful palm trees.
A sunset on this beach is a delight to watch.
25. MANI BHAVAN
Mahatma Gandhi’s small home in Mumbai is now a museum “MANI BHAVAN” dedicated to remembering his life and work
Mumbai Filmcity is an integrated film studio located near SGNP in Aarey colony in Goregaon. Its a home to real-like mountains, bungalows, gardens and cities and villages for Bollywood Film shootings.
27. THE BOMBAY COURT
The Bombay High Court in Fort area of South Mumbai is one of the oldest and a must-visit for tourists to stop and take in the magnetic aura of the supreme masterpiece which was built during the years 1871 to 1878 and is marveled at for its Gothic style of architecture.
28. SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE
The Siddhivinayak Ganapati temple is a Hindu religious place dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh.
Now aren’t you proud to be a Mumbaikar? Have you visited these attractions in Mumbai? Share in your thoughts why Mumbai is the most beautiful city?