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  • Being on the beautiful Konkan Coast of India, there are a lot of picturesque and comfortable beach resorts near Mumbai. For anyone who loves the sea and the beaches, these resorts are sure going to prove worth your while and money when you decide to take a getaway from the city with and relax in the comfortable beds and lounge on the patio furniture. Making it even more worth it for you, these resorts are the best way to enjoy with the whole gang, be it your family or group of friends. And for a couple's getaway, there is just no beating the feeling of being in close proximity to a beach where you can walk hand in hand on the golden sands and watch a sunset.

    And if the resort is eco-friendly, the stay experience there will be the perfect one, as close to nature as you would love it to be. Like the Gandhar Eco Lodge in Alibaug or the Kelva Beach resort, who promote eco-friendliness in everything they do, without bringing down the level of experience for the residents. Or if you wish to go all the way when it comes to Lavish, the Palm beach resort in Manori is just made for you. Just like the Gorai beach, Manori beach is a beautiful destination and a favorite one too. And speaking of the Gorai beach, the Fonseca’s beach resort here is an amazing experience, especially when it comes to watching a beautiful sunrise from here, making it a photographer’s favorite. 

    And if you wish to stay near the real fun, then resorts on the Calungate Beach and South Goa are equally famous for the beautiful sights, luxury and comfort that they give you when you are staying there, at just a stone’s throw away from the beaches. Pack your swimwear and prepare yourself for an adventurous and fun stay in these beach resorts near Mumbai.

    Here are some of the best beach resorts near Mumbai:

  • 01Stay 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.



  • 02Leisure 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 
  • 03Hans 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 mesmerising 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 rain proof 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 beach front, facilities such as toilets, changing shacks, showers and hammocks have been made available.

    All meals at the resort are served in 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


  • 04Tropicana 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.

    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 marvellous 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 business centre. The restaurant here serves dishes from the regional and Continental cuisines.  

    Distance from Mumbai: 91.5 Km

    Location: Chondi Naka, Mapgaon, Alibaug, Maharashtra 402201


  • 05Paradise Village Beach Resort

    Paradise Village Beach Resort
    Goa, with its exquisite beaches and a culture like none other has always been a bucket list destination for many in the country. One of the best way 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 mini bar 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
  • 06Golden 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 resorts 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 breath taking 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 acomfortable stay. The stay also offers a number of facilities to ensure 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 Kms

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

  • 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 Goa.

    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

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  • 08U-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 awaiting 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 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 kms 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
  • 09Prakruthi 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 cuisines.

    Distance from Mumbai: 125.7 Kms

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

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  • 10Manoribel Resort

    Manoribel Resort

    The Manoribel is charming hotel situated at a distance of about 15 to 20 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 which 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.

    In here is the multi-cuisine restaurant including East Indian specialities, 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 sea food loving guests and offers a delightful choice of food items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The speciality of the restaurant is the 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: 20 Kms

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

  • 11Fonseca’s Beach Resort, Gorai

    Fonseca’s Beach Resort, Gorai

    The Fonseca’s Beach Resort is situated on the 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, light house, Essel World and Water Kingdom, church at Uttan surrounded by sea on the three sides and Pagoda that is Asia’s largest meditation centre.

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

  • 12Majorda Beach Resort

    Majorda Beach Resort

    The Majorda Beach Resort is a five star deluxe resort which is situated on a 26 km stretch of beautiful sandy beach in South Goa. It is located at a distance of 15 km from the Dabolim airport and 10 minutes from the Margao Konkan Railway Station.

    Among the best beach resorts near Mumbai, the retreat has as many as 120 rooms spread over 22 acres of scenic settings. Each room has a private balcony that offers a spectacular view of the scenic surroundings.

    The rooms have individually controlled air conditioning, luxurious baths, satellite television, free in-house movies, international direct dialling, well stocked minibar, tea and coffee maker, hair dryer, safe and Wi-Fi. The resort has about 85 superior rooms, 15 deluxe superior rooms and 10 suite rooms and 10 cottages.

    Guests can treat their taste buds with fresh sea food, schezuan specialities and steaks at the restaurant called the Sea Shells. The Garden Cafe is set by the outdoor pool and serves breakfasts and moonlit dinners. 

    The Tea Lounge & Bar serves tropical drinks and light snacks. The eatery has the perfect ambience for cocktail parties. The multi-cuisine restaurant Laguna provides a fine dining experience. The coffee shop, Cafe Del Mar overlooks Goa’s only indoor pool and offers a fabulous environment for relaxation.

    The place also offers facilities for conducting conferences, meetings and events. The Majorda Beach Resort also has the largest column free ball room called the San Rafael. The San Gabriel is a smaller hall ideal for conducting meetings and seminars. The San Miguel is a boardroom. All the rooms are fitted with audio, video, OHP etc.

    The resort also offers a number of activities such as beach volley ball games, water sports etc for the guests. It has a separate health and fitness centre for ladies and gents, indoor and outdoor pools, a squash court, a tennis court and massage centre for its guests.

    Distance from Mumbai: 611.8 Kms

    Location: Majorda, Salcette, Margao, Goa 403713


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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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