Mumbai, as we all know, is called as “the city of dreams”; it surely does have a reason behind it. The city makes sure to welcome you with abundant love, help, opportunity, a different lifestyle you would want, lots of fun and happiness. No doubt it has its own way of serving you all of this with topping it up with all the rush and never stopping endless life. They say Mumbai city never sleeps, I guess it’s right or else it wouldn’t have been the financial capital of India.
There are plenty of reasons why Mumbai in India is well worth a visit. From nightlife to nature, the city has it all. Its railway network that achieves nothing short of miracles every day – carrying more passengers than any railway network, which not to forget is 20= million population and counting. It surely has one of the best and vibrant nightlife to enjoy. From the hitting clubs and swanky lounges to the edge of melodies and underground concerts (not to forget pretty much safe and well connected), it has something or the other to offer people.
It also pleases you with the fauna and flora it contains in one of nation’s largest national park, Sanjay Gandhi National park, and also if you are adventurous, the city won’t disappoint you. All the food bloggers and the food enthusiasts just need to land here to experience all the flavours of street food, authentic foods, or the ancient touch. It gives you a range of extravagant cafes like the Parsi café and the best Britannia and CO. Biryani and many more. There no taste that you won’t find here. From Chor bazar to the Crawford market, the shopaholics won’t get enough by the range of the market. Whether you are looking for antiques, souvenirs, clothing, or freshly ground spices – Mumbai has a market for your needs. Not to forget the largest slum “Dharavi”, is it something to brag about? Yes, because Mumbai has its own reason. Dharavi is the place where you will all the original industries of all the brands and wholesale markets for them.
It has always been connected to the roots by maintaining the historical structures. At the same time, it has its own unique and mind-blowing set of architecture. How can we not mention fashion? The city sets its own trends and accepts all the cultures. Mumbai has the film city where all the talented stars of the nation display their talent. Being near the sea, it has made and craved out beautiful beaches as a tourist spot and at the same time created businesses over there creating more business opportunity using the most out of it resources.
The list of places to visit in Mumbai
These are the list of some of the amazing places in Mumbai for you to visit.
- Marine Drives
Marine Drive, officially known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Marg, is a 3-kilometre long boulevard which stretches from Nariman Point to Malabar Hills. It is an inverted ‘C’-shaped six-lane road in southern Mumbai.
Listed among the poshest areas of the city, Marine Drive features many high-end hotels and restaurants. Walkeshwar, the house of Maharashtra’s Governor, is also located in this area. At night, with the street lights are on, the entire road appears like a dazzling diamond neckpiece, hence it’s also referred to as ‘Queen’s Necklace’. The highlight of this place is the beautiful promenade, which is lined with several palm trees.
It is located at Girgao in Mumbai which can be easily reached through the local train as well as roadways. Considered as one of world’s largest viewing gallery, Marine Drive attracts millions of tourists every year. The best part is there is no closing time and is the best at night. Do not forget to carry your cams while visiting here; it gives a wonderful photogenic scene.
- Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is an emblematic landmark not only in Mumbai but in the entire country. Flaunting flawless architecture, this structure has been built in yellow basalt stone. Gateway of India is the perfect place to get acquainted with the spirited life of Mumbai and is a favourite among history buffs, tourists, and photographers.
It is present in Colaba, and the entry is free.
- Mahalaxmi temple
Goddesses Shree Mahalakshmi (Goddess of Wealth), Shree Mahasaraswati (Goddess of Learning) and Shree Mahakali (Destroyer of Demons) are the principal deities of the Mahalakshmi Temple. The idols of goddesses have been embellished with nose rings, pearl necklaces, and gold bangles. It is located at Bhulabhai Desai Marg.
- Haji-Ali dargah
Haji Ali Dargah is a celebrated Islamic shrine, which earns immense recognition across the globe. This white edifice is nestled on a small islet that lies away from the city’s shoreline, almost in the middle of the Arabian Sea and in order to reach this shrine, visitors have to walk through the narrow pathway that connects it to the Lala Lajpat Rai Marg. This dargah is more than 500 years old. It is located at Dargah Road, Haji Ali, Mumbai.
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- Jehangir Art Gallery
Jehangir Art Gallery is a premier centre of artistic activities in the city. Jehangir Art Gallery can be termed unique. Within the complex, the art gallery houses a stylish restaurant named Samovar Café and Natesan’s, one of the oldest antique dealers in India.
It is located in Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai. For art lovers, Jehangir Art Gallery runs programs like Art Appreciation, Art History, and Art Criticism. Again, the entry is free. Its opening and closing timings are from 11 am – 7 pm.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminals
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, which was previously known as Victoria Terminus, is among the busiest railway stations in the country. The railway station is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The terminus building has striking stone domes, pointed arches, beautiful turrets and eccentric ground plan that leave onlookers amazed. The stained-glass windows enhance the exquisiteness of the terminus’ impressive façade. The terminus serves as a terminal for both local and long-distance trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.
It is open all days for all the days of the week. It is located at Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Mumbai.
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- Malabar hills
Malabar Hill is a name synonymous with luxury condos and an affluent lifestyle, which make it one of the most expensive and sought-after residential areas in Mumbai. This place offers an undisturbed view of Chow patty, Marine Drive, Nariman Point and Back Bay. There are many tourist spots here too. The famous Hanging Gardens and Kamala Nehru Park are the prime attractions. Banganga Tank, which is believed to have water from the sacred Ganga River, is present in this locality. It is the highest point of the city.
Madh Island is a site that possesses some of Maharashtra’s most beautiful farmlands and fishing villages. For those who are in search of a peaceful place, this is an ideal place to be. It is a rural area with beautiful surroundings characterized by the Arabian Sea on the west and Malad Creek on the east. Apart from expansive sandy stretches and crystal shimmering water, Madh Island has a fort named Madh Fort, which is quite ancient and worth visiting. It is located in Ambu Bet, Madh, Mumbai.
- Shree Siddhivinayak Temple
Dedicated to Lord Siddhivinayak, a form of Lord Ganesha, Shree Siddhivinayak is one of Mumbai’s holiest places. It is located strategically in Prabhadevi and is often frequented by Bollywood stars and other celebrities. The idol was carved of a single 2.5 feet wide black stone. It was a Chaturbhuj idol with an eye etched on the forehead. Another unique feature of the idol was the trunk which tilted towards the right side. Although the whole temple was renovated in 1990, the main idol was kept intact. It is located in SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Dadar, Mumbai.
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- RBI Monetary Museum
RBI Monetary Museum is a unique museum set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – the most important financial institution of the country. It aims at depicting the evolution of money in the Indian subcontinent, right from the ancient days of barter system to the present era of plastic money. There are various galleries in the museum where coins, paper money, and other monetary artefacts are preserved. The coinage section here has a huge assortment of coins that range from 6th century BC to present day. Evolution of paper money and financial instruments are explained in this museum through the display of currency notes, paper bonds, and certificates. Visitors can also see important anecdotes, bank seals, and other related things. It is located at Ground Floor, Amar Building, Sir Phirozeshah Mehta Road, Fort, South Mumbai.
There is a lot more to this city which is to be explored. It has countless places, but these are the must go places. I hope this article makes it easy for you to go around in Mumbai and enjoy it thoroughly with beaches, churches, various parks and many more entertaining places like the amusement parks and resorts. Mumbai is indeed a mother city who allows everyone everything. Well its name itself says that as Mum is Mother in English, Ba is Mother is Gujarati and Ai-means mother in its regional language Marathi.