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Stay in Heritage Villa in Matheran

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Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities @ 1850 Only

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One Day Trek to Andharban, from Mumbai @ 1320 Only

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  • The financial powerhouse of India and the nerve center of India’s film industry is fortunate enough to have the Arabian sea at its side but there are also several beach resorts near Mumbai which have sprung up for a relaxing vacay. For anybody who is a beach baby and a lover of finer things, these resorts would be the perfect way to take a break from the daily grinds of the city.

    Steal Deal: Day Out At Monteria Resort in Mumbai (Flat 30% Off)

    There are several eco-friendly resorts as well which take care of mother nature without affecting the quality of services to the guests. Unwind on a patio with a chilled beer in hand or dive right in the cool waters of the nearby beaches with your gang, you won’t have a dearth of activities to do at these beach resorts.

    Deal of the Day: Day Out At Sun Beach Resort, Mumbai (Flat 30% Off)

    Limited Period Offer: Day Out At Pali Beach Resort, Mumbai (Cashback Upto Rs. 500)

    Just like the Blue Ocean Resort and Spa offers you with lavish beds and sumptuous local food along with a beautiful sunset on the private beach. Similarly, Greenleaf, the Resort offers both leisure and business facilities to their guests. With its eco-friendly policies, Nakshatra Beach Resort by O’Nest will make sure your stay is as close to nature without bringing down your experience.

    Here are some of the best beach resorts near Mumbai:

  • 01U-Tan Sea Resort

    U-Tan Sea Resort
    Claimed to be in the city yet far away, the U-Tan Sea Resort in Thane is a paradise waiting to be discovered. With world-class facilities and additions to the interior, this resort sitting on top of a hill that looks over to the sea in front is a scenic wonder, both inside and out. Complete with 26 spacious rooms with facilities of a swimming pool and a sports zone in the open gardens, and the hills nearby abundant with trails for trekking, the U-Tan sea resort is also a great place to keep your conferences at, with an envious capacity of accommodating 70 to 100 people.

    Located just 4 km from the city’s boundary, this beach resort near Mumbai is truly in the city yet far away enough to have an unforgettable experience. Accessible from the Villages of Uttan, Pali, and Chowk, this is a perfect getaway in the form of a beach resort.

    Distance from Mumbai: 54 Kms

    Location: Chowk Dongri via Uttan, Bhayandar (West), District Thane 401 106

    Price: Starting from 6000/- with double occupancy

    Check out: Top 50 Tourist Attractions in Mumbai
  • 02Stay Experience at Gandhar Eco Lodge in Alibaug

    Stay Experience at Gandhar Eco Lodge in Alibaug
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    About the Activity:

    • The Gandhar Eco Lodge aims to allow people to relish the rural culture amid a highly comfortable setting.
    • Stroll around the silent lanes, and observe the the blend of natural solutions in construction of the shacks, water-heater systems, among others.
    • Nothing matches a quaint walk on the beach for completely unwinding.
    • Indulge in Rangoli and statue-making with friends and family for great time of relaxation.
    • Watch a movie in the local 'cinema', and experience a slice of rural India during your charming stay here.



  • 03Leisure Stay in Alibaug Resort

    Leisure Stay in Alibaug Resort
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    • Situated on Mandwa-Sasawane Road, the Countryside Resort lies cradled in the arms of a forest that embodies its beautiful charm even further.
    • It is a perfect melange of unique design, modern day hospitality, and old world simplicity. 
    • Located close to the Mandwa beach, you can also enjoy water sports on the shoreline.
    • It offers an easy respite from the pollution and monotony.
    • Cozy, comfortable and charming stay where you can enjoy with your family and friends.
    • CHECK OUT: 10 AM and CHECK IN: 11 AM
    Note: Travel modes from Mumbai include car and ferry 
  • 04Hans Nandgaon Beach Resort

    Hans Nandgaon Beach Resort

    The Hans resort situated in Nandgaon is popular in name of beach resorts near Mumbai. Nandgaon is a beautiful village situated on the Kashid Murud stretch on the West Coast. Nestled amidst a beautiful coconut grove, the property overlooks the beach and the mesmerizing Nandgao Bay.

    This beach resort offers six fully contained Basha huts which are fitted with all the basic amenities such as bed linen, towels, lights, fans, and hot water supply once a day. The retreat also offers a number of adventure activities such as coconut tree climbing, Burma Bridge, Flying Fox, Trust Fall, Parasailing and Banana boat ride.

    The Basha huts are erected on a tiled plinth and have coconut thatched roof and walls. All of them are rainproof and can accommodate a maximum of six persons. The huts have well-appointed bathing and toilet blocks, a private sit out with tables and camping chairs. Each one is also given two hammocks.

    Smoking is not allowed in here and guests will be asked to remove their footwear outside the hut in order to keep the interiors clean. At the beachfront, facilities such as toilets, changing shacks, showers, and hammocks have been made available.

    All meals at the resort are served in a buffet style. For guests who will stay overnight, a dining area has been made available. Guests are not allowed to take food inside the huts. The retreat has a standard menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are several places of interest close by. 

    Distance from Mumbai: 143 Kms

    Location: Sutarwadi, Roha, Kolad, Maharashtra 402304 

    Explore: 40 Exciting Things to Do in Mumbai

  • 05Tropicana Beach Resort

    Tropicana Beach Resort

    The Tropicana Beach Resort is situated in Alibaug in Maharashtra and is one of the best beach resorts near Mumbai. Located on the edge of lofty mountains, it promises peace, tranquillity, and serenity to all its guests. The beautiful and refreshing surroundings soothe the worked up nerves and rejuvenate your body.

    The resort offers flawless services and hospitality and special care is taken to ensure that all your needs and requirements are met. It is situated at a distance of 80 km from Mumbai and is a one-hour ferry ride from the Gateway of India. This exquisite retreat overlooks the Kankeshwar Hills and it is one of the most exciting treks near Mumbai.

    Guests can choose from standard, deluxe and super deluxe rooms. All of which are self-contained and tastefully decorated and furnished. The suites are decked with beautiful furniture and marvelous paintings.

    The resort also offers a number of facilities such as jogging track, Jacuzzi and indoor and outdoor game facilities, swimming pool and lawn. It provides conferencing facilities such as the business center. The restaurant here serves dishes from the regional and Continental cuisines.  

    Distance from Mumbai: 91.5 Km

    Location: Chondi Naka, Mapgaon, Alibaug, Maharashtra 402201

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  • 06Golden Swan Beach Resort

    Golden Swan Beach Resort

    The Golden Swan Beach Resort is situated on the Murud beach, 150 km south of Mumbai. Formerly known as the MTDC resort, it is now under private administration and is a beach resort near Mumbai that must be visited. The beach and the Janjira Fort are the biggest attractions in the region.

    The Janjira Fort can be accessed only by a boat or a ferry. The Murud Beach has a long sandy stretch of shore which is safe for swimming. The region experiences pleasant weather throughout the year and the temperatures rarely exceed 32 degrees.

    The resort has three different kinds of accommodation options, AC rooms, cottages and the beach house. There are six cottages and 12 standard rooms at the hotel. The rooms are well appointed, tasteful done and extremely comfortable. They have independent access to the beach offering a breathtaking view of Shivaji’s Kasa Fort.

    Utmost care has been taken to provide all guests with the best of services to ensure that everyone has a comfortable stay. The stay also offers a number of facilities to ensure the comfort of its guests. It has a small restaurant where vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are served.

    Guests can also indulge in indoor games such as carom, Ludo, chess, etc. Arrangements have also been made for outdoor games. The deluxe double rooms have twelve beautiful rooms decked in the Mediterranean style. The beach house is the epitome of luxury and sophistication. It has five spacious units, each having its own independent entrance.

    Distance from Mumbai: 150 Km

    Location: Darbar Road, Opposite Customs Office, Murud Janjira, Murud, Maharashtra 402401

    Food: Veg &  Non-Veg

    Liquor: Yes

    Activities:
    Fishing
    Trekking
    Sailboat 

    Price: Rs 2,500

    Suggested reads: 25 Best One Day Picnic Spots near Mumbai

  • 07The Kelva Beach Resort

    The Kelva Beach Resort

    The Kelwa Beach is situated amidst the spiralling ranges of the Sahyadri Mountains. The resort is nestled amidst fresh lotus lakes, ancient fortresses and long beaches. The stay is about two and a half hour’s drive from Mumbai. This paradise offers a getaway from the maddening chaos of city life and lets you soak in the tranquil beauty of Mumbai

    Its seaside atmosphere offers complete solace with a touch of relaxation. The resort is surrounded by the lush green beauty of thick foliage and thus has a cool surrounding. It also promotes eco-friendliness with the specially designed coconut hut styled cottages made out of bamboo and other local eco-friendly material like dried palm leaves and treated bamboo wood.

    This stay offers super deluxe cottages with sit-outs, western-style bathrooms with 24 hours water; deluxe bamboo cottages with sit-outs and eco-friendly green canvas tents with table fans, good ventilation, and complete privacy.

    The retreat also offers a number of facilities such as a 30 feet long swimming pool with a special deck for fun and frolic; cable TV for television addicts. It arranges for excursions to the Sitaladevi Temple, which is the most imposing and spiritual structure in the area. It is one of the many Shaktipeeths in the region and attracts a large number of Marathi devotees every Tuesday.

    There is no dearth of activities for guests at the Kelwa Beach Resort. From cycling to horse buggy rides, there is a host of fun indulgences awaiting the guests. You can enjoy activities such as kite flying and volleyball here.

    Distance from Mumbai: 109.7 Kms

    Location: Behind Sitladevi Temple, Taluka Palghar, Thane District, Kelwa, Maharashtra 401403

    You may also like: 35 Popular Beaches near Mumbai

  • 08Prakruthi Resort

    Prakruthi Resort

    The Prakruti Resort is listed as popular beach resorts near Mumbai. It is situated near Kashid, a sea village in Raigad district. This four star luxury retreat is spread over 100 acres of lush greenery. The resort is situated amidst the scenic beauty of Kashid and promises you tranquillity and relaxation. The beach is just three hours drive from Mumbai

    The stay has 120 rooms in total which has been segregated into villas and apartments built in a three-tier system on the slope of the hills. Each villa sprawls on a plot of 10000 square feet. Lush green Mexican lawns sprawl in front of them and enhancing their beauty. Guests can choose from VIP Villas, three bedroom executive villas and four bedroom executive villas.

    The VIP villas is a spacious and beautiful three bedroom ones which have been decked with exquisitely carved furniture, three beautiful bedrooms and spacious bathrooms with changing rooms. The villas also have spacious living rooms and private sit-outs that open into a lush green private lawn.

    The four bedroom executive villas are perfect for a group of friends or a family of eight members. They have en-suite bedrooms, a private portico on the top and ground level which opens into a private lawn. During the stay, guests can also enjoy a panoramic view of the golf course.

    The three bedroom executive ones are beautifully decorated with a private lawn and a spacious sit out area. The cottages have been decorated with beautiful Mangalorean tiles and have three en-suite bedrooms and an adjoining living room.

    The resort also offers conference facilities with three conference halls for meetings, seminars, and team building activities. The multi-cuisine Nisarg restaurant serves the best of dishes from the South Indian, Punjabi, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Chinese and Continental delicacies.

    It also serves Malwani cuisine and dishes from the ethnic cuisine. Breakfast usually comprises of dishes from Western and Indian cuisine.

    Distance from Mumbai: 125.7 Kms

    Location: Murud-Janjira Road, District Raigad, Kashid, Maharashtra 402401

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  • 09Manoribel Resort

    Manoribel Resort

    The  Manoribel is a charming hotel situated at a distance of about 48 km from Mumbai. This beach resort near Mumbai is situated on a quiet island with Christian, Portuguese and Hindu influences and has a number of churches that date back to the 16th century.

    The serenity and tranquillity surrounding the retreat make it an ideal place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. It has about 21 aesthetically done rooms. The property is spread on seven and a half acres of verdant stretches. The resort offers comfortable accommodation and a number of activities to keep the guests engaged and entertained.

    Besides comfortable accommodation, the stay offers a number of facilities such as direct access to the public beach, air conditioning in all rooms, 24 hours hot and cold water supply, adequate parking space, complimentary beach towels, first aid for minor ailments, laundry service, plants and herbs that guests can buy and grow and homemade pickles and cakes for guests to buy.

    Here is the multi-cuisine restaurant including East Indian specialties, outdoor games facilities, bicycles for adults and children, children’s play area, tree houses and machans, hammocks, air-conditioned conference hall and books and magazines for those who enjoy reading.

    The resort also has a seaside restaurant called the Seaside Tapper, set amidst a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere. The eatery caters to the seafood-loving guests and offers a delightful choice of food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The specialty of the restaurant is East Indian cuisine. The Portuguese Koli influence is greatly reflected in the food here.

    The food is cooked in the traditional way using hand-pounded ingredients and spices. Guests can also order dishes from Indian, Chinese, Tandoori and Continental cuisines.

    Distance from Mumbai: 48 Kms

    Location: Near Kajradevi Temple, Manori-Gorai Road, Manori Island, Manori, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400092

    Check out: 35 Beautiful Resorts near Mumbai

  • 10Fonseca’s Beach Resort, Gorai

    Fonseca’s Beach Resort, Gorai

    The Fonesca's beach resort is situated on Gorai Beach. It offers a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea and also a stunning sight of the sun setting into the sea. The beach stretches for 2.5 km and is one of the best ones to swim in. Gorai is one of the last seven islands connected to Mumbai by road via Bhayandar and is fringed with tall coconut trees and palm trees.

    There are several places of interest near the Gorai Beach such as the Portuguese church of 18th century, local fish and vegetable market, lighthouse, Essel World and the Water Kingdom, the church at Uttan surrounded by sea on the three sides and Pagoda that is Asia’s largest meditation center.

    The Fonseca Beach Resort offers air-conditioned and non-air conditioned rooms in different price ranges. It also has facilities for the celebration of special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, corporate groups and social gatherings. The location is also ideal for photoshoots and portfolios because of its scenic surroundings.

    There are several activities that the resort offers to keep its guests entertained and engaged. They include horse rides on the beach, walks on the beach, feasting on golas or pani puris on the beach, tender coconut drinks, and fishing.

    This beach resort near Mumbai also provides a number of facilities to its guests such as Children’s Play area, heating, and refrigeration of infants’ milk and foods, barbeque pit, kid’s swimming pool.

    The Fonseca Resort offers special packages such as group packages for large groups of people. The stay has an in-house restaurant called the Snack Shack which serves the choicest delicacies from the Indian, Mughlai and Chinese cuisines.

    Distance from Mumbai: 32.3 Kms

    Location: Near Main Gorai Beach, Fonseca Wadi, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091

    Check out: Top 20 Camping Sites near Mumbai

  • 11Ya Niwant Beach Resort

    Ya Niwant Beach Resort

    Located on the west coast of India, Ya Niwant is one of the best beach resorts near Mumbai. Surrounded by lush green palm trees and betel nut trees with a spectacular sea view, it offers gracious hospitality for your indulgent stay.

    The resort provides a range of facilities along with AC & non AC Deluxe rooms like indoor-outdoor games, terrace hall for small gatherings, a green lawn for large parties, a swimming pool, and delicious local cuisine.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Approx 110 Km.

    Location:
    Taluka Palghar, District Thane, Kelwa, Maharashtra 410401

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  • 12Nakshatra Beach Resort by O’Nest

    Nakshatra Beach Resort by O’Nest

    This resort is equipped with spacious, airy and elegant rooms, categorized as Emeral Standard, Emerald Deluxe, Topaz deluxe and Solitaire Super Deluxe all of which offer a magnificent ocean vista from their windows. It offers unique services such as entry for pets ( at a charge) a multi-cuisine restaurant and bar with the availability of special Konkani cuisine, family rooms, barbecue, car rentals, a lush garden for a 

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Approx. 342 Km

    Location:
    Aarey Warey Coastal Highway road, Bhandarpule, Dist Ratnagiri, Ganpatipule, Maharashtra 415615

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  • 13Greenleaf the Resort

    Greenleaf the Resort

    If you want to get away from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, then Greenleaf the Resort is the best bet. With 70 extensive rooms, this hilltop hideaway offers an ideal mixture of leisure and banquet facilities and is popular with families and corporates.

    Its modern amenities include four restaurants, three banquet halls, two swimming pools, a tennis court, a spa, and a children’s area. The famous Ganpatipule temple and beach are just at a distance of 1.5 km. and the House of Wax is just 800 m far from the resort.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Approx 337.5 Km

    Location:
    Plot no.46, next to Advait Petrol Pump, Chafe Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 415615

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  • 14Blue Ocean Resort and Spa

    Blue Ocean Resort and Spa

    This 5-star Portuguese- style property is the epitome of luxury among the beach resorts near Mumbai. Situated bang opposite Malgund Beach, it offers direct access to the beach, Thai Massage & detox treatments, yoga/meditation, paragliding, a mini water park for kids, lush green gardens to take leisurely strolls, a swimming pool and bar and restaurant for a variety of food and drinks.

    The cottages and villas are spacious and airy, with some of them offering splendid views of the ocean. The guests can enjoy various amenities such as tea/coffee maker, mini bar, internet access, and work desk. 

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Approx. 320 Km

    Location:
    S No. 127, Malgund, near Ganpatipule, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 415615

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  • 15Paradise Village Beach Resort

    Paradise Village Beach Resort
    Goa, with its exquisite beaches and culture like none other, has always been a bucket list destination for many in the country. One of the best ways to explore this serene destination is to stay in a beach resort. One such amazing experience is the Paradise village beach resort, situated in North Goa. Perfect Spanish villas amidst beautifully manicured gardens at a very short distance from the beach, this beach resort near Mumbai will soak you in comfort and all the love that you can imagine from Goan Hospitality.

    Complete with a horde of facilities like the usual laundry room and games room etc., the resort also provides a doctor on call and a foreign exchange option. The air-conditioned rooms come with a fridge and a minibar in each, and an internet facility. You can even enjoy a beautiful pool complete with sun lounges to bask in the sunlight. Next time when you come to goa, do check in to this place for an all-round experience.

    Distance from Mumbai: 566 Kms

    Location: Tivai Vado, Calangute Beach, Bardez, Goa 403 516.

    Price:  Starting from 3500/- per room of double occupancy

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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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Kanheri Caves

Situated in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali East is one of those attractions in Mumbai every tourist in the metropolitan swears by. The caves are believed to be one of the oldest caves in the history of the country, dating back to as far as 1st century BC. The Kanheri Caves is famous for its 109 entrances, and ancient Indian architecture.

The caves were carved out of natural basalt, which gives it a unique texture. The place is known as the “lungs of Mumbai” because of the greenery all around and is counted among major Mumbai tourist places. “Kanheri” originates from “Krishnagiri”, which is Sanskrit. Every cave is adorned with a “splinth”; a rock bed.

The caves were Buddhist shrines because it used to be a Buddhist settlement in the third century. The Kanheri Caves are an ideal spot for a picnic as well, as there are much greenery and an array of natural streams around the caves that make it a pleasant place for the public.

Location: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 5 (Indians), INR 100 (foreigners)
Timings: 7.30AM-5.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 39 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Siddhivinayak Temple of Mumbai is one of the most popular places to visit in Mumbai. The two hundred years old temple attracts thousands of devotees every single day, who stand in queues patiently waiting for their turn to devote their prayers to Lord Ganesha.

The temple was founded in 1801 by a woman called Deubai Patil, who funded and constructed the temple so the lord may grant her a child, and that other women like her may be blessed with children. The lake which is located right next to the temple was dug in the nineteenth century to counter the issue of water shortage in the area.

The Siddhivinayak Temple is often visited by celebrities, actors, producers, and directors alike, who go to seek the Lord's blessings before their movies release. The temple opens very early in the morning, as the morning aarti begins at 5.30am and the temple closes at 9.50 at night. The timings of the temple vary according to the festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi.

Location: Simla Cottage, Khatun B. Chawl Welfare Society, Road Number 5, Shankarwadi, Jogeshwari East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 5.30AM-10.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 23.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Nehru Science Centre

The Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai is an extremely popular attraction in Mumbai for science lovers. This amazing initiative lets you get a glimpse into the world of science and technology that is informative, interesting, and full of knowledge for the young and old alike. There are more than 500 interactive projects at the centre that help you learn about the principles and laws of kinetics, sound, mechanics, energy etc.

A lot of workshops, seminars, meetings, and exhibits are held at the Nehru Science Center from time to time. The centre also has a lot of artefacts that
depict the several achievements of mankind in the field of science and technology.

There are also three-dimensional shows you can attend at the Nehru Science Centre; there are two such shows which are called Grand Canyon Adventure and Monsters of the Deep.  You can see mythical underwater monsters in Monsters of the Deep. There is also a well-kept library which houses more than 10000 books and up to 300 films on science and technology.

Location: Opp 4 Seasons Hotel, Dr E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 40
Timings: 10AM-6PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 4.2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Chor Bazaar

Originally called the “Shor Bazaar” because of the noise in the market, the bazaar has now come to be known as Chor Bazaar after the British couldn’t pronounce “Shor”. The place has been coined the name of Chor Bazaar since then, which literally means the Thieves’ market.

The place is full of old buildings, cramped shops, and the streets are always crowded. Chor Bazaar is about 150 years old, and it is said that the place was a favourite of the British back in the days. There is nothing that you cannot find in this market, making it one of the most sought-after places in the city.

Everything from real and fake jewellery, electronics, antique items, Victorian-style furniture.You can find stolen items here too, as the name of the market suggests. The amazing thing about shopping at Chor Bazaar is that you can bargain to no end and get goods at very cheap prices. This is why Chor Bazaar is so famous.

Location: Mutton Street, Kumbharwada, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year 
Entry fee: Not applicable
Timings: 6AM-4PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 1.7 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Fort Bassein

Situated about 55 kilometres from Mumbai, Fort Bassein is a splendid example of robustness and architecture, being constructed in the early 1400s. Originally constructed by Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat, the fort has seen many masters.

The name of the fort comes from the word “Bacaim” which is Portuguese. It has been ruled by the Portuguese, Marathas, and the British in old times. At present, the fort is under the protection and care of the Archaeological Survey of India, although not much effort has been made to conserve the heritage site.

The fort is in ruins and you can see vegetation in some parts of the fort. Come here to marvel at the medieval architecture and vastness of the fort, and spend a morning going around the place, for there’s much to see on the inside of the fort. You can see marks by sharp chisels etc on the walls of the fort as well, indicating the times of attack in old times.

Location: Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 6AM-6PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 78.7 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra

Bandra is one of the most popular areas in Mumbai, famous for its lifestyle, fashion, Bollywood, shopping centres, restaurants, and entertainment centres, and of course, churches. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is one of the most popular churches in Mumbai and therefore attracts flocks of tourists to its doors every year.

The church is known for its architecture, and serene environment. Due to the festivities at the church, you can see tourists crowding the church in the month of September. The church overlooks the sea and is located on a hill, about 260 feet above the ground. The Sanctum Sanctorum in the church has seven steps, leading to a marble altar.

The unique thing about the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is that it attracts people of many faiths, the majority of which are devout Catholics. Come here to spend a calm and quiet afternoon if you are visiting Mumbai.

Location: Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Sunday:10AM-7PM, Other days: 8AM-8.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 13.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Gorai Beach

The Gorai beach in Mumbai is one of the most frequented beaches by the local people and tourists alike, popular for its location. Locals from Mumbai’s north suburb often come here to enjoy an evening or even an entire day outing. The beach is ideal for a full day picnic with your family.

Gorai beach is known as Lovers Point beach as well since this is the place where lovers meet secretly in the beach’s isolation and privacy for the last three to four decades. The festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are celebrated here with great pomp, and something to come to the beach to watch.

Ganesh visarjan is done here every year, and holy is a beach party for the entire day. Come here to see the giant idols of Lord Ganesha being immersed in the Arabian Sea during the visarjan. It is an occasion to not give a miss too if you are in the metropolitan of Mumbai during the Ganesh Chaturthi.

Location: Gorai Beach Road, Koliwada, Gorai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 43.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Horniman Circle Gardens

The Horniman Circle Gardens is one of the largest parks in the city of Mumbai. The garden was popularly called as “Bombay Green” in the 18th century, which was changed to “Benjamin Horniman” after India gained independence. This was meant as a tribute to the editor of the newspaper Bombay Chronicle, Benjamin Horniman.

The garden covers an approximate area of the 10,100-meter square and is surrounded by lush greenery and office buildings all around, most of which are the leading banks in the country. Construction of the gardens began originally in 1821, but the construction could not be completed for the next twelve years.

Only after India became independent in 1947, the garden was revived from the garbage dumpyard it had become after 1842. The park has a Historic Asiatic Society library in the enclosure for all those who wish to sit down and relax close to the garden. The gardens have perfect pathways and tall trees laid out in a neat fashion.

Location: Horniman Circle, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 8AM-9PM every day
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.8 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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