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  • When it’s about spending your weekend in a thrilling way nothing can be a better option than these amazing adventure resorts in Mumbai. Whether it’s about heading out on an adventurous trek or indulging in some thrilling water sports Mumbai is the definitely the best place for you. The long weekend is around the corner and you are waiting for that ideal getaway with your mates-loaded with the amazing environment, and an essence of adventure. Get a chance to taste the adventure this weekend as you head out for these amazing adventure getaways from Mumbai. Overcome uneven waves, scale a hill, or spot a Tiger for a blood pumping knowledge. Spend your vacation in some of these amazing resorts to kick back in after a day of kayaking, boating, rappelling and cliff jumping.  Take a nature walk or go for an invigorating jungle safari you will definitely have the best time of your life here. Let the thrill of the moment keep you in its grasp as you scroll down here. The city of dreams and the red carpet of reality that it is, the city have a number of escapes that cater to the needs desires of the adrenaline junkies that the city is so well known for.  The landscapes of Mumbai are filled with a wondrous variety that includes hills, forts, waterfalls, beaches and of course the tall mountains of the Sahyadris and the Western Ghats. There is no dearth of adventures to suit your inclination. It’s time for some real adventure in the Western Ghats along with your thrilling group.

    Here are some of the best adventure resorts near Mumbai:

  • 01Scuba Diving and Water Sports in Malvan

    Scuba Diving and Water Sports in Malvan
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lMalvan
    • NNNNN405 ratings
    • Ajay
      Supplier
      Ajay

    About the Activity with Details:

    • Within these two delightful days, you will be discovering the stunning and magical beauty of Malvan’s underwater world. 
    • Starting late night; around 08:00 PM, from Bangalore, an overnight bus journey will take you to Malvan and at around 07:00AM, you will be arriving Belgaum, where you can get freshened up and have your breakfast. After relaxing for a while, continue with your bus journey and reach Malvan by mid-noon; around 12:30PM. 
    • Arriving in the town, check-in into a hotel and make yourself comfortable with a delicious buffet lunch and some rest. Post this, visit the Tsunami Island in Malvan and indulge is exciting water activities like banana boat ride, bumper boat ride and island tour. If you wish to, you can also go for parasailing on this day; however, parasailing can only be availed at an additional cost and you can pay for it while in the bus. 
    • Returning from the island by evening, enjoy a buffet dinner beside the bonfire and retire for the night in the hotel. 
    • Begin the day with an energising drink of tea and biscuits in the hotel followed by your transfer towards the boat jetty. Post this, you will be taken towards the jetty, from where a boat will take you to the decided spot. 
    • Arriving at the decided spot, the trip guides and instructors will brief you about the dos and don’ts of diving. Once done with the briefing, gear up with the necessary equipment and take a dive into the kaleidoscopic waters of Malvan. 
    • Post this, you can also go for snorkelling and take a look at the enchanting marine life beneath the clear waters of Malvan. By the time, snorkelling gets over, it will be time for lunch.
    • By late afternoon; at around 04:00PM, wish adieu to this exotic holiday destination and embark on the return trip to Bangalore via Belgaum; you will be reaching Bangalore by next day morning.
    • Depth of Water: Less than 35ft
  • 02Kundalika Eco Adventure & Rafting Camp,Kolad

    Kundalika Eco Adventure & Rafting Camp,Kolad
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN166 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4162909
    • 2,250

    About the Activity with Details:

    Set on the banks of the wonderful river Kolad, off the Mumbai-Goa highway is the pleasant yet adventurous Kundalika rafting camp, Kolad. The striking aspect of this camp, is the fact that it’ll keep you on your toes from morning till it’s time for dinner. Adventure sports on the river, nature trails, village based activities, easy treks and night trails are some of the activities that you can try on the adventure front. Another enjoyable activity is the camp cookouts, carried out every season.You can embark on activities such as tandem kayaking, river crossing which will certainly give you an adrenaline rush like never before.

  • 03Adventurous Day Out in Mira-Bhayandar, Mumbai

    Adventurous Day Out in Mira-Bhayandar, Mumbai
    • d1 Day
    • NNNNN26 ratings
    • Abhijeet
      Supplier
      Abhijeet

    About the Activity with Details:

    • The moment you step onto the  Resort, the day will begin delightfully with a scrumptious breakfast at around 10:00AM, and will take you further with a range of enthralling and exciting activities.
    • After attending a briefing session about the layout of the day; between 10:30 AM-11:00 AM, collect the waiver coupons for the day and form smaller teams within the group. Upon making your team strategy, get into the activity zone and indulge with the first set of the activities from around 11:00AM and continue with the revelry till 02:00PM.
    • Among the activities on offer in this adventure resort near Mumbai, you can enjoy target shooting (10 shots), rifle shooting (5 shots), sumo wrestling and mini zip wire followed by one of the team building activities and tree top adventures (it includes 4 ground based, 6 low-rope courses and 6 vertical rope activities of difficulty grade-I). 
    • During the day, you will also be provided with a complimentary access to the mini water park, where you can enjoy rain dance, mushroom waterfall and also complete a few laps in the swimming pool.
    • After completing the first set of the activities fill-in yourself with a delicious buffet lunch and relax till 02:45PM. Post this, you can continue with the second set of the activities and let the fun and excitement flow till evening; 05:30 PM. During this period, you can enjoy activities like body zorbing or simple zorbing, mighty pentagon that includes 5 high & low rope activities of difficulty grade-II and two of the team building games.
    • As the evening make its mark, settle down with a high tea session between 05:30PM, and after relaxing for a while, depart from this adventure resort near Mumbai with the numerous memories of the day.



  • 04Adventure Day Out at Empower Camp, Kolad

    Adventure Day Out at Empower Camp, Kolad
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN149 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5474240
    About the Activity:
    • Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a fun-frolic day out at Empower Camp in Kolad.
    • Take a short drive from cities like Mumbai, Pune and mark the beginning of an exciting day out.
    • Pick up the most suitable package for your group from a wide range of options and choices.
    • Keep yourself immersed in unlimited fun, thrill and excitement with activities like raft building and rafting.
    • Make the day out even more exciting with sumptuous buffet meals.
  • 05Stay and Adventure Activities at Durshet

    Stay and Adventure Activities at Durshet
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lRaigad
    • NNNNN32 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6029266

    About the activity:

    Set against the stunning Sahyadri ranges, Durshet is an ideal getaway located at around 100km from joining metros: Mumbai and Pune. Nestled amidst a pictorial landscape, resorts in Durshet are an ideal getaway to rejuvenate your mind and soul at an ease.

     Adventure in Durshet is a perfect escape from the otherwise hurried city life. Witness the stunning sunrise and sunsets, visualizebeautiful Amba River winding its way in the valley below. The proximity of this place with famous attractions like Sidi Ashtavnayak Temples at Pali and IMAGICA Park are some other added perks that makes this escapade worth visiting.

    Beginning from the moment you arrive at resorts in Durshet, till you stay here, you will be promised with never-ending fun and excitement. The activities lined for you will keep you engrossed in unlimited gala time with the other group members.

    Adventures in Durshet like rappelling, ziplining, wall climbing, treasure hunt, Burma Bridge, Tarzan Swing and laddering, will offer you an array of enthralling moments, others like nature walk will keep you close to the blissful nature. On a whole, once you enrol for this package, you will be assured with some of the most exciting and memorable moments in Durshet.


  • 06Camp Stay and Water Activities at Kolad

    Camp Stay and Water Activities at Kolad
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN403 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5474240

    About the Activity:

    • Let the abundant greens of Kolad welcome you with the magical expanse of the Kundalika River.
    • A quick drive from Mumbai and you will be relaxing in the arms of Kolad camping. 
    • Perfect respite from the tiresome city life, this destination will offer you all the simple pleasures of life and adventure too! Embarking on water sports in Kolad promises to be not only thrilling experience!. 
    • As you arrive on a refreshing evening check in at your destination about 05:00PM, after which your adventurous experience gets off to a wonderful start. 
    • It is here that you can start on various experiences such as Burma Bridge, Trekking, Treasure Hunt and many more such pursuits which will keep your adrenaline at an all time high!
  • 07Rafting, Activities and Lakeside Stay near Kundalika River

    Rafting, Activities and Lakeside Stay near Kundalika River
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN337 ratings
    • Ravi Kumar Nayak
      Supplier
      Ravi Kumar Nayak

    About the activity:

    • White water rafting in Kundalika river provides you with an adrenaline pumping experience. Enjoy staying near Lake Belt in Pooja Farm to grab some adorable moments amidst a pristine location.
    • Post your arrival at the campsite at around 08:30 AM on the first day, prepare to go out for the exhilarating white water rafting.
    • In addition to rafting, you can also indulge in other breathtaking activities such as kayaking, river crossing etc.
    • This 2 day adventurous package is surely a recipe to cure the blues of an adrenaline junkie.
    • The package includes food and accommodation.
  • 08Horse Riding Camp at Aundoli in Lonavala

    Horse Riding Camp at Aundoli in Lonavala
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN25 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5861029
    • 10,450
    • Book Now

    About the Activity:

    • One of the renowned adventure camps near Pune, Aundoli Camp sprawls across 3.5 acres on the serene Aravali Ranges.
    • Explore the stunning landscape, relax and unwind at this offbeat adventure destination.
    • Learn the art of horse-riding, and learn a little about these majestic creatures.
    • Extending up to 4 days, it is conducted by experts in the area.


  • 09Rice Plantation and Activities at Sajan

    Rice Plantation and Activities at Sajan
    • d1 Day
    • lPalghar
    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6029266

    About the Activity:

    Sajan, also known as ‘Saajan’ is located in the Thane district of Maharashtra. A quaint, yet picturesque town, it has gradually evolved as a much sought after weekend destination for the Mumbaikars.

    Though the town provides you with limited attractions, its placid environs along with easy availability of an array of adventure sports make it a desirable tourist destination! Sprawling across a 30 acre campus, the resort is a hub of various horticultural projects and adventure activities in Sajan. While the summers are considerable hot, the pleasant climate throughout winters is considered the best time to visit this little abode of joy and pleasure! Be it the weather or calmness of the entire place, Sajan certainly is one of the best weekend getaway.


    With your arrival at Sajan at around 09:00AM, shed 

    off all your city buzz and get ready for a traditional – village experience! Kick-start your day with a delicious breakfast; enjoy the beautiful greenery and prepare for rice planting in knee deep waters under the pouring rain in the fields at around 10:00AM.

    Enjoy a fun-filled ride on the tractor while ploughing the fields and exploring the rice plantation at Sajan and live the life of a farmer in Sajan along with other group members. There is no better way to celebrate rain than with a cutting chai and pakodas; sip in hot tea while captivating with the lush-greenery surrounding you.

    Enthral in an array of adventure activities such as rappelling, Burma Bridge and various other team games. Give your opponents a taste of your strength while being engrossed in the adventure activities in Sajan. At around 02:00PM dig into lip-smacking home style Marathi lunch; relax your mind and soul by completing few lapses in the pool. Well, a football in rain is just something you cannot afford to miss while in Sajan.

    Wrap up this wonderful experience with scrumptious Marathi snacks at around 05:00PM. Forget your office-city worries and prep up to make some wonderful memories with other people while in Sajan.

    Timings:Check-In: 09:00AM ; Check-Out: 05:30PM

  • 10Rice Plantation and Activities at Durshet

    Rice Plantation and Activities at Durshet
    • d1 Day
    • NNNNN23 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6029266

    About the Destination:

    Embraced in the lap of gorgeous Sahyadri Ranges, Durshet is an ideal weekend destination. Its proximity with bordering metros – Mumbai and Pune further adds to its value. Crowned in a perfect setting, this tiny hamlet is a flawless getaway destination.

    Sprawling over an area of around 25 acre private forest, this place provides you with a breath-taking birding session along with sights of Rice plantations in Durshet. Witness the stunning sunrise and sunsets, visualize beautiful Amba River winding its way in the valley below.

    The proximity of this place with widely acclaimed attractions like Sidi Ashtavnayak Temples at Pali and IMAGICA Park, are some added benefits that you can relish while staying here. For those who seek adventure activities in Durshet, you are in luck!  Be it the weather or calmness of the entire place, Durshet certainly is one of the best weekend getaway.

    About the activity with details: 

    With your arrival at Durshet at around 09:00AM, get ready for an experience like never before! Kick aside all the humdrums of city life and commence your day with a relishing breakfast. Post breakfast it is time to hit the fields; when you visit the rice plantation is Durshet, you will find yourself planting rice in knee deep waters under the pouring rain in the fields at around10:00AM. Experience the hard-work of a farmer while indulging with them in their daily routine.

    Post this, enthrall in an array of adventure activities such as rappelling, Burma Bridge and various other team games. Gather your wits as you rappel under the rain. Upon completion of these exciting activities; at around 02:00PM, it will be time to celebrate rain with lip-smacking home styled Marathi lunch.

    Rejuvenate your mind and soul by completing few lapses in the pool, followed by engrossing games like cricket or football. Wrap up this wonderful experience with scrumptious Marathi snacks at around 05:00PM. Post a relishing Hi-tea, wind up yourself as your experience at Durshet finally comes to an end

    Timings:
    Check-In: 09:00AM
    Check-Out: 05:30PM


  • 11Group Adventure Day Out at Wada

    Group Adventure Day Out at Wada
    • d1 Day
    • lWada
    • NNNNN100 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2075404

    About the Activity with Details:

    • Get away with your choicest mates and companions to a campsite that offers you the best of adventure activities on a platter! The camp, set amidst the rural settings, has been deliberately kept in an untouched setting which enhances the overall rustic feel of the experience. It is here that you can experience the true pull that rural life has on your senses and being.
    • To kick start your day adventure at Wada, arrive at the campsite on a fresh and early morning at 09:00AM and have a delicious breakfast. Post this, you can choose from a full range of activities that offer the best of adrenaline rush!

    Duration: 09:00AM – 05:30 PM




  • 12Stay and Activities in Igatpuri

    Stay and Activities in Igatpuri
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lNashik
    • NNNNN73 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3320746
    About the Activity:
    • Enjoy the camp stay at Igatpuri camp, which is the perfect campground for those seeking complete solitude in nature.
    • Reach the camp site around 12:00 PM. You can reach the site by road from Mumbai in just 2 hours.
    • Once checked in, you'll be astonished with the scenic and the tranquility view of the entire place amidst the lush greenries and pleasant ambiance.
    • The campsite boasts array of amenities like a fully equipped club house with a variety of indoor games, swimming pool and a coffee house.
    • The stay in the camp site provides you with beautiful villas and various adventure activities like burma bridge  zip-line  fox climbing and rappelling
    • Spend quality time near the campsite before going to bed under the blanket of billions stars.
    • The next morning, You can  check out of the property at around 10 am.

  • 13Scuba Diving in Tarkarli

    Scuba Diving in Tarkarli
    • d1 Day
    • lMalvan
    • NNNNN547 ratings
    • Shrikant Khopade
      Supplier
      Shrikant Khopade
    • 700

    About the Activity:

    • The beautiful Tarkarli is a beachside haven to be explored in the company of family and friends!
    • Be amazed by the exotic underwater creatures with this scuba diving experience.
    • Embark on the breathtaking Dolphin Safari and the Tsunami Island Safari, and be taken by a rich past with a visit to Nivanti Fort.
    • Be surrounded by fascinating flora and fauna during the Sangam Safari, and witness the elegant crocodiles languishing in their natural habitat at Crocodile Point.


  • 14Monsoon Stay and Rafting in Kolad

    Monsoon Stay and Rafting in Kolad
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lRaigad
    • NNNNN27 ratings
    • Sumit
      Supplier
      Sumit

    About the Activity:

    • Charge yourself and get ready for some thrilling monsoon rafting in Kolad. This tiny weekend getaway destination in Maharshtra is well known for its wide variety of water adventure sports. 
    • Reach Kolad in the evening at around 4 PM in the evening and relax and stroll around the area amidst the green surroundings.
    • Enjoy your dinner and go for a good night sleep because a day awaits you with full of adventure.
    • Next day, enjoy your breakfast and report at the rafting start point, where you will meet your guide. Until you gear up for the activity, listen to your guide carefully explaining all the important safety procedures.
    • Start your rafting activity and pass through some really tough and challenging rapids and get your adrenaline pumped up. 
    • Finish your rafting activity and head to your stay where a delicious lunch awaits you.
    • Check out from the stay at around 3.30 PM and end your tour with lots of adventurous memories.
  • 15White Water Rafting and Stay at Kolad

    White Water Rafting and Stay at Kolad
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN396 ratings
    • vaibhav chorge
      Supplier
      vaibhav chorge

    About the activity :

    If it is pure and raw adventure that you are looking for, then you need to head for an exciting white water rafting and stay experience in Kolad. Apart from the adventure sports, you can also enjoy an exciting array of historic sites around the place. 

    The Kundalika River flows through the rugged terrain of the forested hills and through the farms and offers a golden opportunity to enjoy a rafting tour for beginners. This river on the international scale is rated as a grade IV river, making its rapids pose a challenge for the ardent water sports lover.You will run the rafts in fast flowing water currents almost 12km downstream

Resorts in Mumbai

Attractions

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Dharavi Slum

Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, invites many curious eyes because of the sheer vastness of it. It is counted among one of the places to visit in Mumbai because of the slum houses as many as a million people crammed in pint-sized houses, dirty bylanes, open drains, and extremely filthy living conditions in average.

Located in the very heart of Mumbai, the Dharavi slum stretches between two of Mumbai’s major rail lines, which is what makes it such a convenient location to travel for work for the folk who live here. In a city where rents are sky high, Dharavi offers rather low rent for people who move into the city.

You can find a room complete with a cooking gas and a small colour TV for as low as 185 rupees a month. Dharavi has many small-scale businesses thriving, manufacturing everything from garments to pots and pans. The products are sold in local as well as international markets, where they are exported.

The annual turnover for these products is as much as 650 million dollars a year. Visit Dharavi to see the lifestyle of those living here, for it is not every day you get to step inside Asia’s largest slum.

Location: Spans over 500 acres in the heart of Mumbai
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 10.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves are a major attraction in Mumbai because of its archaeological significance. This is where the caves are located, must have seen early settlements from 2nd century BC. The caves, however, are estimated to have been constructed sometime between 5th and 6th century AD.

One of the biggest caves here measures about 39 metres from the front to the back. The main body of the Elephanta Cave is about 27 square meters, supported by six rows of pillars. The caves show distinct artistic features from the time of its construction.

The caves feature rock-cut architecture, which makes the entire layout of the caves very interesting. The Elephanta Caves have a combination of sculpture art and aesthetic beauty carved into the rock formations.

This is what makes it popular among archaeologists as well as historians, who wish to find out more about the natives who moved on the Gharapuri Island (Elephanta Caves) in 2nd century BC. Come here to experience the ruins of an ancient world on the Elephanta Island, and see the caves and sculptures in their natural surroundings.

Location: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 10 (Indian), INR 250 (foreigner), free (child)
Timings: 9AM-5.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 7.3 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Red Carpet Wax Museum

As the name suggests, the Red Carpet Wax Museum is one of those tourist places in Mumbai that one simply cannot miss because the museum showcases lifelike statues of celebrities and prominent people from all walks of life, such as socialites, politicians, world leaders, scientists, social workers etc. The statues are made to be completely alike the person they have been constructed after, giving a very authentic feel to the statue.

Each statue is surrounded by the necessary ambience to give the statue and its theme a complete look and feel. Any individual can pose with the statues in the museum. The museum was constructed over a period of five years after which it opened its doors to the public in December 2016. The wax museum is one of a kind monument in the city of Mumbai, so make sure you drop by and catch a glimpse of it.

Location: 1st Floor, R City Mall, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 250 (weekday), INR 350 (weekend)
Timings: 9.45AM-9.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 20.5 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Mumbai Dhobi Ghat

A place that’s as unique as it can be, Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat maintains and lives up to its 140-year-old tradition and profession in the heart of Mumbai city. There are as many as 1026 open “ghats” for washermen to wash clothes in, and almost all of them are occupied at the same time as they beat the dirt out of hundreds and thousands of dirty clothes from the city.

The Mumbai Dhobi Ghat is located very close to the Mahalaxmi railway station. The place is also famed to be the world’s largest washing centre because there’s no such other place for washing clothes in the world. Most of the clothes being washed here come from Mumbai’s hospitals, and hotels.

You can see likes of cleaned clothes and sheets being hung to dry in the open air after they have been thoroughly cleaned. Come here to see a very different face of the city of Mumbai. Lately, it has become a place for tourists to flock in out of sheer curiosity. 

Location: Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 4AM-7PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Film City

Home to the film fraternity of the country is perhaps one of the most popular among Mumbai tourist places. The Film City is so vast that more than a thousand sets can be erected here at the same time. Over the last few years, the Film City has become one of the major locations for shooting the Hindi serials.

Film City was built in 1911, under the guidance of veteran actor and producer V. Shantaram. The total area of the place is about 520 acres, built according to the outlines of the film city in California. The film city has elaborate sets of villages, mountains, mansions, gardens, fountains, streams, cities etc. More than 900 Hindi movies and Hindi serials have been shot in the Film City of Mumbai.

The studios are well equipped, complete with the electronic items necessary for shooting and extremely sophisticated instruments that give the kind of quality to the shows shot here, making Bollywood top in the game in the country.

Location: Inside Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri Main Gate, Post Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 599-INR 1699 per person
Timings: 10AM-5PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 31.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Gateway of India

One of the most visited places in Mumbai, the Gateway of India is counted among Mumbai tourist places that see excellent footfall at any time of the year. The attraction was built by the British in 1919, by the then Governor of Bombay, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who laid the foundation of the monument in 1911. The plan was approved in 1914, after which construction began. The monument was built to honour the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, who was to arrive at Bombay.

The architectural design of the Gateway of India is done in the Indo-Saracenic style, along with Muslim architectural styles incorporated when it comes to the archways. 
The Elephant Caves are located quite close to the Gateway of India and can be reached via a ferry from here. You can pay the ticket price here and get on a motorboat to reach the Elephant Caves, which takes a little more than an hour to reach, being located 56 kilometres from the monument.

Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Can visit anytime
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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Mumbai Dabbawala Center

The dabbawalas of Mumbai have long been a centre of curiosity among the people because of their accurate delivery system that has been never altered its professionalism over the last 125 years. The Mumbai Dabbawala Center is definitely one of the places to visit in Mumbai. The Mumbai Dabbawala Centre originally started out as a one-man army, when a Parsi banker wanted to eat homemade food and gave this task to Mumbai’s first dabbawala.

His idea was appreciated by others and soon, more office goers joined in the demand for home cooked food that had to be delivered in office, giving rise to a business that has famously become a case study in universities across the world, who try to learn and decode the Mumbai Dabbawalas’ exceptional accuracy in delivering the tiffin boxes.

At present, the Mumbai Dabbawala Center has as many as 5000 dabbawalas who deliver food from home to office every day with the kind of constant accuracy they have mastered over more than a century.

Location: 23, Navyug Mansion, Sleater Road, Naushir Bharucha Marg, Opposite Krishna Palace Hotel, Grant Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.1 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Victoria Terminus

Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is Mumbai’s outstanding railway station. Although this is a railways station and not primarily counted among places to visit in Mumbai, this building, designed by British architect FW Stevens, sports excellent Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style.

The designs are based on medieval Italian models, known as High Victorian Gothic Design, is remarkable. The domes, corridors, arches, and turrets are therefore distinct and prominently archaic. The construction of the building began in 1878, taking up to a decade to complete. Numerous British architects and Indian craftsmen worked day and night to give the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus the definition of what it is today.

This is why the architectural style doesn’t just boast of Victorian style, there’s a distinctive feature of Indian architecture in the building as well, making it one of the attractions in Mumbai for history lovers and architects who love to study the significance of various architectural styles in the building.

Location: Opposite BMC Building, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort/P D'Mello Road (PF-18), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 5 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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