Top places to Visit in Mumbai

City of Dreams; Mumbai formely known as Bombay is the capital city of Maharashtra. Whether it’s catching the morning sunset on one of the beautiful promenades or unwinding at one of the city’s part spots in the evening, Mumbai offers experiences that are unique to the city. Following are the top places to visit in Mumbai

Dhobi ghat in Mumbai

Dhobi ghat was started in 1890. Dhobi ghat is Mumbai’s open air laundromat. It has more than 200 to 400 Dhobi’s or workers who works to wash as about 700 washing pans, clean, iron. Their major customers are from Railways and Hospitals. Dhobi ghat still have range of customer from various industries and sectors like Wedding decorators, Events, Garment Dealers, Clubs, Small and Big Caterers, Many Hotels and more from South Mumbai till Far North Suburban and Beyond locations connecting Thane and Palghar district.

Dhobi Ghat Mumbai
Dhobi Ghat Mumbai

Bandra Fort in Mumbai

Bandra Fort is located at land’s End in Bandra. The Bandra Fort was built by the Portuguese in the early 1640. Although the fort is in dilapidated situation it makes a scenic spot with a picturesque view. Wide, clean and stoic, without any carvings or embellishments, the Bandra fort is the closest one can get to see the Bandra-Worli sea link. It’s a good place for a morning/afternoon stroll, though not recommended in the evening.  In order to prevent the fort from being used against the Britishers by the Marathas, a part of it was destroyed by them. 

Bandra fort Mumbai
Bandra fort Mumbai

Chota Kashmir in Mumbai

Chota Kahmir is located near Goregaon. The park has beautiful birds surrounded by Cuckoo, Sun bird, Parrots and other colorful small birds humming around the boating lake. There is also a lake just opposite to the park. You can enjoy the paddle boating. There are some other activities like a mini train, mini-copter. Chota Kashmir garden and lake are good picnic spots for people.

Chota Kashmir Mumbai
Chota Kashmir Mumbai

Gateway of India in Mumbai

Gateway of India was designed by Scottish architect and constructed by Gammon India Limited in 1924. The structure was built with yellow basalt stones. This monument was built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary. The Gateway of India is monument which attracts many tourists. This monument attracts vendors, food stalls and photographers. There are steps constructed behind the arch of the Gateway that leads to the Arabian sea. 

Gatway of India Mumbai
Gatway of India Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is also known as Prince of Wales. It was established during the early 20th century. The museum has a several collections of ancient artworks, sculptures and artifacts in its galleries. Galleries contain artworks of Hindu God Krishna, textiles and Indian traditional costumes. This museum also conducts regular exhibitions and lectures on several topics. It also has artworks made from wood, metal, jade and ivory. One section displays Indian arms and armor that displays an array of weapons, swords, shields. Tourists from the world make it a point to visit this museum.

chhatrapati shivaji maharaj vastu sangrahalaya Mumbai
chhatrapati shivaji maharaj vastu sangrahalaya Mumbai

Banganga Tank in Mumbai

Banganga Tank is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Mumbai. It was constructed in 1127 A.D. This structure is one of the holiest spot. As the water in the tank is regarded as the subsidiary of Holy Ganges. Banganga Tank is a rectangular shaped pool surrounding by steps on all the sides. At the entrance of the tank, two pillars bearing oil lamps or Diyas belonging to ancient days. The water of the teank still remains sweet. The Banganga tank has a Walkeshwar temple adjacent to it. Cultural festival is conducted annually.

Banganga Tank Mumbai
Banganga Tank Mumbai

Girgaon Chowpatty Beach in Mumbai

The beach is located in southern Mumbai. Chowpatty Beach has been an important center for many celebrations such as Ganesh Chaturthi. During this festival many devotees gather to participate in the immersions of the Lord Ganpati idols in the Arabian sea. Another festival celebrated here is Ramlila. It organizes energetic dance performances and beating of the drums. The beach gets crowded in the evening time along with food kiosks, ferries and balloon sellers. There are several stalls from where visitors can buy food and can enjoy the evening.

Chowpatty Beach Mumbai
Chowpatty Beach Mumbai

Babulnath Temple in Mumbai

Babulnath Temple is situated in a suburb called Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai. Babulnath is an ancient Shiva temple in Mumbai. Till the 1980 Babulnath Temple was one of the tallest structure. The temple was built in 1780. A stone ‘lingam’ of Shiva is worshipped in Babulnath temple. Millions of devotees visit the Babulnath temple to offer milk to the Shivling.

Babulnath Temple Mumbai
Babulnath Temple Mumbai

Essel World in Mumbai

Essel World is located in Gorai. The park consists of 15 children rides, 14 family rides and 11 adventurous rides. It also offers glass dance floor inside the park. The park also has a six lane bowling alley known as Riki’s Rocking Alley. For people who love thrill there is Monster in the Mist ride, a horror ride that runs in dense dark in a tunnel filled with many adventures. The Essel World has been awarded the National Award of Excellence and the award for the best variety and number of rides by the Indian Association of Amusement Park.

Essel World Mumbai
Essel World Mumbai

Fashion Street in Mumbai

Fashion is located opposite the VSNL office building on M.G Road. Fashion Street is a place where one will find latest trends, a variety of clothes and street food. This street is a favorite shopping hub for the peoples of Mumbai. One can also find the designer brands available here. Apart from clothes some shops sell a variety of accessories, hats and footwear. Tourists will often find themselves surrounded with small shops, export surplus clothing and fashion accessories.

Fashion street Mumbai
Fashion street Mumbai

Elephanta Caves in Mumbai

Elephanta Caves on located on the Gharapuri Island. The caves got its name due to their shape of the elephant. The famous sculpture in the Elephanta caves is the statue of Trimurti Sadasiva form of Lord Shiva. The right face of Shiva represents young person with sensuous lips. The right half face represents that of Lord Brahma. The left face represents a man with moustache and displays anger. The central face is in meditative pose. The caves are surrounded by vegetation. It has 7 caves which are dedicated to Lord Shiva.The Elephanta caves have been included in the list of the World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.

Elephanta caves Mumbai
Elephanta caves Mumbai

Flora Fountain in Mumbai

Flora Fountain is also known as Hutatma Chowk. It was built in 1864. The structure of the fountain was designed by R. Norman Shaw. It is dedicated to Governor Battle frere. This place is a major hub for commercial activities. A magnificent statue of the Roman Goddess is installed at the top of the structure which makes the fountain edifice even more beautiful. It was commissioned by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India.

Flora Fountain Mumbai
Flora Fountain Mumbai

Bandra worli sea link in Mumbai

Bandra worli sea link is also known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link. The project was commissioned by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Limited. The Sea Link was inaugurated by Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Bandra Worli Sea Link is one of the bridge which is cable-stayed with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts.  The link has 8 lanes. The sea-link reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli. The bridge becomes more spectacular at night when the lights are all lit up. It is an absolute perfect place to capture some lovely moments with your friends and family.

Bandra Worli Sea Link Mumbai
Bandra Worli Sea Link Mumbai

Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai

Global Pagoda is located near Gorai. The Global Pagoda was built as a token of gratitude towards a Vipassana teacher and Accountant General of Independent Burma, Sayagyi U Ba Khin, who was instrumental in bringing Vipassana back to its country of origin after it ceased to exist in India. It is considered as a monument of peace and harmony. It is a meditation hall constructed in which 8000 people can sit and meditate together.

Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai
Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah is situated in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Lala Lajpatrai Marg. Haji Ali Dargah has a tomb of the Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari built in 1431. Festivals like Ramadhan Eid and Bakri Eid is celebrated in this Dargah. On Death anniversary of Eid-ul-Fir special events are organized. People from different religion, caste visit the Dargah to offer their prayers. Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most popular religious place in Mumbai.

Haji Ali Dargah Mumbai
Haji Ali Dargah Mumbai

Kanheri Caves in Mumbai

Kanheri caves are located in Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Borivali. Kanheri Caves are also known as the lungs of Mumbai. This is one of the oldest cave with lots of greenery and fresh air. There are about 34 paintings of Bhuddha within the caves. The caves also have 109 Bhuddha Vihara. Vihara is a prayer hall. The cells here are provided with stone beds, cisterns for storing water and walkways. Kanheri caves offers stunning views and it is a beautiful place for families to enjoy.

Kanheri Caves Mumbai
Kanheri Caves Mumbai

Hakone in Mumbai

Hakone is situated in the Hiranandani Gardens. It was formed in 1997. It offers a wide collection of Video games, skill games, rock climbing, bumper cars, mini golf, bowling alley, rides for kids etc. Usually teenagers visit this place to hone their driving skills. There are many tracks for Go-Karting so that everyone can choose the track according to their age.

Hakone Mumbai
Hakone Mumbai

Hanging Garden in Mumbai

Hanging Garden was built in 1880 located at Malahar hills. The hanging garden is dedicated to barrister Pherozeshah Mehta. Hanging garden is built on a water reservoir. The water reservoir provides fresh drinking water to the locals nearby. Varieties of plants and flowers can be seen within these beautiful garden. Hanging garden is covered with green bushes, trees and animal-shaped topiaries. Other attractions of this garden are striking flower and clock situated at the center of the garden. One can spend time exploring the natural beauty along with the family and friends.

Hanging Garden Mumbai
Hanging Garden Mumbai

Horiman Circle Garden in Mumbai

Horiman Circle Garden is situated near Kala Ghoda in Mumbai. It was built in 1833. This garden is also known as Bombay Green. This parks hosts a number of cultural events and functions. A program of Sufi musical evets held between November and March. This garden provides with a play area for kids. It also has a benches and lawns where people like to sit and chit chat with their friends or family. 

Horniman Circle Garden Mumbai
Horniman Circle Garden Mumbai

Jama Masjid in Mumbai

Jama Masjid is known as Friday Mosque situated at the renowned Sheikh Memon Street near Crawford Market. The Masjid is the quadrangular building made of brick and stone with terraced roofed and double storied buildings. This is the main mosque for the Sunni Muslims and was constructed and is managed by Konkani Muslims. Madrassa Muhammadiah is attached to mosque where religious education is imparted to muslim youths. The main entrance gate leads to an ancient tank filled with about 10 feet of water.

Jama Masjid Mumbai
Jama Masjid Mumbai

Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai

Jehangir Art Gallery is located at Kalaghoda. The gallery was donated by Cowasji jehangir and it was established in 1952. The premises of Jehangir Art Gallery display the most exquisite artwork. The gallery consists of 4 halls to showcase various mediums of visual art, namely Exhibition Gallery, Auditorium Hall, Terrace Art Gallery for photography and visual art and the Hirji Jehangir Gallery. It is also the sponsor of an annual exhibition known as the Monsoon Art Show. The gallery has a huge media attention and coverage.

Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai
Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai

Kamala Nehru Park in Mumbai

Kamala Nehru Park is situated on the top of Mumbai’s Malabar Hill. From this park one can enjoy the view of Chowpatty Beach. It is popular for an interesting shoe like structure called the old woman’s shoe. One will find wide varieties of flowers and trees inside the garden. The garden has play area for children’s. the lawns make the cool temperature making this garden one of the most pleasant place in the city. The Kamala Nehru Park offers the perfect place for a quiet evening with families and friends.

Kamala Nehru Park Mumbai
Kamala Nehru Park Mumbai

Jogeshwari Caves in Mumbai

Jogeshwari Caves is located in the suburbs of Mumbai. The caves date back to the 6th century and were built by Hindu Priests and Buddhist monks. It is located near the Western Express Highway. The caves are named after Goddess Jogeshwari who is considered a Kuladevi to some Gujarati Brahmins. Idols is Jogeshwari, Dattatreya, Mata, Hanuman, Ganesh and other gods and goddess are placed in small chambers around the cave. The caves were formed by Pandavas.

Jogeshwari Caves Mumbai
Jogeshwari Caves Mumbai

Mahim Fort in Mumbai

Mahim fort was built by Maharaja Pratapbimb of Rajput dynasty. Mahim Fort is an Island fort built in the shores of Mahim Bay in Mumbai. The building used here are the Sea rocks, lime stones and the granite stones. There are many bastions found on this wall. The international ship movements can be seen from this fort. This is the protected monument by the Maharashtra government and a heritage tourist site here.

Mahim Fort Mumbai
Mahim Fort Mumbai

MahaLakshmi Temple in Mumbai

Mahalakshmi Temple is situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road. Mahalakshmi temple is one of the oldest temple built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji. Temple is dedicated to goddess Mahalaxmi. Even Goddess Kali and Saraswati are the other two deities worshipped there. All three images are adorned with nose rings, gold bangles and pearl necklaces. The compound of this temple contains many stalls that sell flower garlands and other paraphernalia used by devotees for worshipping. Navaratri is celebrated in this temple.

Mahalaxmi Temple Mumbai
Mahalaxmi Temple Mumbai

Mahakali caves in Mumbai

Mahakali caves is also known as Kondivite Caves situated in the midst of the Borivali National Park and Aarey Milk Colony. This caves are built between the duration of the 1st and 6th century. Mahakali Caves are made up of nineteen rock-cut monuments. This caves are of solid black basalt rock. Mahakali Caves served as a Buddhist monastery and also a home to Buddhist monks. The main cave consists of Buddha figures and stupas. The caves are small in size and contain numerous rock cut cisterns.

Mahakali Caves Mumbai
Mahakali Caves Mumbai

Rajabai Tower in Mumbai

Rajabai Tower is a famous clock tower located in South Mumbai. The tower stands in Mumbai University Fort Campus. The tower was built by Sir Gilbert Scott. The majestic tower holds a big clock which can be viewed from a distance. The shape of the tower is square from the ground level to the top of the first level, where situates a gallery. Then the tower assumes the shape of an octagon. The clock plays a melodic tune at fixed interval. The Rajabai tower is dedicated to the mother of its founder, Premchand Roychand. It is one of the most attractive spot for tourist.

Rajabai Tower Mumbai
Rajabai Tower Mumbai

Siddhgad Bhimshankar trek in Mumbai

Siddhagad is also known in Indian Freedom movement as two freedom fighters Bhai Kotwal & Hiraji Patil were shot dead at this place by Britisher on 2nd Jan 1943. Siddhagad Fort Entrance Door indicating start of fort is one of the few remaining structures and fortification of the fort. One can see Siddhagad wadi and Devi Temple on Machi. Balekilla or Citadel highest point of siddhagad from here you can view Gorakhgad, Machindragad, Dhamdhamia Dongar, Bhimashankar Malanggad . Siddhagad waterfall is also a famous spot among tourists & hikers.

Siddhagad Fort Mumbai
Siddhagad Fort Mumbai

National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai

National Gallery of Modern art was inaugurated by Shri S.R. Bommai on 23rd December 1996. It is situated at the famous Cowasji Jehangir. The gallery conducts exhibitions incorporating Indian as well as foreign artists. The various exhibits include a collection of Pablo Picasso’s works and Egyptian artificats such as mummies, statues, etc. It was built to promote the modern trends in arts. The Gallery include 14000 works such as Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Thoman Daniell, Abanindranath Tagore and Amrita Sher-Gil.

National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai
National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai

Rani Baug in Mumbai

Rani Baug is a zoo and garden located at Byculla built in 1861. It is also known as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan or Victoria Gardens.  The zoo has witness many wild animals such as Porcupine, Hippopotamus, Crocodile, Reptiles, Deers, Monkeys, Elephants etc. Also the zoo has Humboldt Penguins from South Korea. There is a separate children’s park inside the zoo. The Aviary also has a good collection of bright and noisy birds.

Ranibagh Mumbai
Ranibagh Mumbai

Riwa Fort in Mumbai

Riwa Fort locally known as Kala Qilla or Black Qilla. Riwa Fort was built by the Britishers after the attack of Siddi of Janjira. The Bastion built in black rock is the only monument on the fort. It was an important fort in the overall development of the Mumbai city from those days. Riwa fort is a unique fort in black color.  It is also an important heritage site and a protected monument in Maharashtra State.

Riwa Fort Mumbai
Riwa Fort Mumbai

Madh Island in Mumbai

Madh Island beach is one of the most famous beaches of Mumbai. The shore is surrounded by Mangroves. The neighbourhood is surrounded by Arabian Sea. Primarily inhabited by Kolis, Marathis and Roman Catholics. The place also has a Madh Fort which is the major tourist attraction spot. To add the picturesque beauty and mesmerizing atmosphere the seashore is lined with beauteous plam trees.

Madh Island Mumbai
Madh Island Mumbai

Sion Fort in Mumbai

Sion Fort is also known as Sion Killa. It was built between 1669 and 1677. Chhatrapati Shivaji used to live here in this fort. The top of the fort gives a 360-degree view of Sion. At the base of the hill is the branch office of the Archaeological Survey of India, and a garden. It has a collection of broken stone steps, scattered walls and ruins, overrun by trees and ground cover. Also a storage room and a square shaped pond are seen on the fort.

Sion fort Mumbai
Sion fort Mumbai

Taraporewala Aquarium Mumbai in Mumbai

Taraporewala Aquarium is located at the Marine Drive built in 1951. There are more than 100 species of freshwater and marine fishes in the aquarium. Tourists can spot turtles, sharks, moray eels, small starfish, stingrays and many other species in this aquarium. There is a room at the aquarium occupied by fossils, rare sea shells.

Taraporewala Aquarium Mumbai
Taraporewala Aquarium Mumbai

Yazoo Park in Mumbai

Yazoo Park is located in Virar West. It is an amuzement park and entertainment centre. The Yazoo Park offers children with Mini Wonder for toddlers and Litlle Wonder for Children. Rides include Merry Go Round to the Ferris Wheel, from Bumping Cars to Dragon Express and from Rodeo Bull to Net Cricket. Water rides include Water Roller, Bumping Oars and Aqua Peddler for the kids as well. It also provides a wholesome family entertainment park. Amphitheatre hosts a number of musical and cultural shows. Yazoo Park also organizes School Picnics, Corporate outings and team-building activities, group events. The Yazoo Park has different food courts that offer a variety of cuisines and plenty of menu options.

Yazoo Park Mumbai
Yazoo Park Mumbai

Wax Museum in Mumbai

Wax Museum was opened in 2016 in Ghatkopar. A gallery of global personalities through life wax statues showing creations of global artists in a plush. The objective of having this exhibition is to support innovations and present an artist’s perspective of leading world personalities. Famous celebrities wax including Wolverine, Bruce Lee, Bill Gates, Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson, Barack Obama are seen here. Every statue is surrounded by its theme and has its own ambience along with props for one to pose and click pictures.

wax museum Mumbai
wax museum Mumbai

Suraj Water Parks in Mumbai

Suraj Water Park is set on a lush green area. Suraj Water Park is surrounded by water. The water park has some slides like the Labakzabakmatak slide, Ulatpalat slides and Ding-Dong slides. The water park has interesting attractions like the Har Har Gange and the fibre cave with minute detailing on it. One can also find a figure of ‘Lord Shiva’ with the river Ganga flowing from his mane. it also has the largest man-made fiber glass cave. Suraj Water Park also has a restaurant known as ‘Haveli’. People from all age groups come here to break away from the busy city life and to enjoy their time with their families and friends

Suraj Water Park Mumbai
Suraj Water Park Mumbai

Vardhman Fantasy in Mumbai

Vardhman Fantasy Amusement Park or the Shivan Garden is situated at Mira-Bhayander Highway. The theme like Texas cowboy, Greek Village, Colo Theatrum, Viva Las Vegas, Lake Venetia, seven wonders of the world and Spanish food offering delicious cuisine from various parts of the world. Special attention has been given to create natural oasis full of greenery. Vardhman Fantasy has 7 wonders of the world those are Gaming Zone, Horror House, Amusement Rides, Boating, Ultra- modern Club House, Amusement Park, Amphitheater, Sculptured Garden, Yoga Center, Food Courts, Jogging/ Walking Tracks etc.

Vardhman Fantasy Mira Mumbai
Vardhman Fantasy Mira Mumbai

Vasai Fort in Mumbai

Vasai Fort, also known as the Bassein Fort. Vasai was known as a place for ship building in the 15th Century. Basein Fort was built by Bahadur Shah, a Mughal Emperor in 1530s. There are three chapels built inside the fort that are still recognisable. The southernmost chapel has a well-preserved barrel vaulted ceiling and the walls are covered with tree roots and palm groves. Vasai Fort has also been used as a set for a number of Bollywood movies like Khamoshi, Josh and Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag.

Vasai Fort Mumbai
Vasai Fort Mumbai

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