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  • Away from the fast-paced hustle and bustle of the city, camping near Mumbai is the best escape that one can get from the routine life. Camping around Mumbai can prove to be an exhilarating experience while you will be actually sleeping under the stars and finding your place in the world, as something tells you that this right here is your place. And with its location adding to the benefit, the proximity to some of the most favourite picnic and weekend spots in Maharashtra, camping becomes an exciting affair when in Mumbai. You can pack up your tents, take your snacks and hit places like Pune, Lonavala, Khandala, Kamshet etc. Get an unforgettable experience of camping in nature, on a hill or even on the banks of a lake.

    Speaking about the last one, the Pawna Lake in Lonavala is a great spot to camp near. Finding its fame after the construction of the Pawana Dam, this lake serves as a prime spot for camping, where you pitch your tent next to the lake and prepare your own BBQ and enjoy the evening under the blanket of stars. Or how about camping in the jungle and under the shade of trees for experiencing the true thrill of a forest camp? You can do that in Falyan, Maharashtra, some 90 kms from Mumbai. With a lot of experiences waiting for you, camping at one of these brilliant places near Mumbai is going to define a new way of enjoying your weekend with your family, friends or partner, or maybe even alone.


    Here are some of the best places for camping near Mumbai:

  • 01Pawna Lake Camping

    Pawna Lake Camping
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    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN705 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
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      Verified Local Operator

    About the Activity:

    • Pawana Lake is an artificial lakes in the vicinity of Pune. It is 10 Kms off Kamshet on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, this lake came into existence after the construction of the Pawana Dam, and now it plays a scenic host for camp site
    • The overnight stay will be in tents nest to the lake. Depending on the group size, 2 men, 4 men or 8 men tent will be provided.  
    • During the stay, activities like make your own barbeque, star gazing and bonfire will take place. 
    • The campsite is located near the forts like Lohgad, Tikona and Tungi and a trek can be arranged at an additional cost for large groups.
    • Special trek to Lohagad Fort on the following morning. 
  • 02White Water Rafting and Stay at Kolad

    White Water Rafting and Stay at Kolad
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN373 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
  • 03Lakeside Camping at Bhandardara

    Lakeside Camping at Bhandardara
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lBhandardara
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • Ajaysinh Lakhe
      Supplier
      Ajaysinh Lakhe

    About the Activity: 

    Indulge yourself in an adventure of camping in Bhandardara and carry back memories of an exciting and unforgettable experience. The reservoir of Bhandaradara is located at an ideal and easy drive away from Mumbai, near Igatpuri. 

    The beauty of Igatpuri itself is legendary, since it is full of the beauteous charms of hills, lakes and dense forests. The sparkling waters of Bhandardara that reflects the lush green mountains around also lives up to the repute! 

    Camping on the edge of this lake is a truly pleasurable pursuit that will land you right in the lap of stunning scenery and relaxing environs. Recline and rejuvenate under a star studded sky on this exciting activity!

  • 04Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai

    Camping and Adventure Activities Near Wai
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    • lSatara
    • NNNNN649 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2784943

    About the Activity:

    • Indulge in array of  activity at camping resort in Wai, situated right in the midst of the beauty of nature, at the foothills of Kate's Point.
    • Reach the campsite around 12 noon to get checked into the camp and freshen up for a briefing session, followed by an introduction.
    • Spend the day outing in the open and indulge in some activities like never before for a fun day with family. 
    • Indulge yourself in an array of activities like cycling, kayaking, rifle shooting, barring trail, star gazing and camping.
    • Experience the lush greenery enveloping the hills, that will add an extra dose of fun and excitement to your adventure. 
    • Get away from the city and enjoy the sight of millions of twinkling stars in the night staying in a retreat tent or in a quechua tent 
    • The next day enjoy the delicious breakfast and depart from the camp site around 11:00 AM 


  • 05Falyan Jungle Camp

    Falyan Jungle Camp
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    • NNNNN27 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2451510
    About the Activity:
    • Pack your bags for something crazy and different on your next weekend. If your are ready, then check this package out which brings forth an exciting camping amid the thick jungle canopy in Falyan, Maharashtra.
    • This 2 day 1 night camping is happening at a location called Falyan near Jambhulpada, 30 KM towards Pali from Khopoli. Falyan in Raigad is filled with plenty of greenery giving away its visitors an awesome time.
    • It is not just about camping but differing adventurous activities are on the list like rope course, rifle shooting, archery, night trail, river visit, trek to Murg Fort etc. These activities would fire the night on to reach another level of excitement.
    • Enjoy a BBQ session as well to make your adventurous night more eventful.
    • Check-in at the campsite around 04:00 PM and check-out around 11:00 AM after the camping.
    • The package promises you welcome drink, BBQ, dinner and breakfast during the camping.
  • 06Group Adventure in Maval, Takve Lake

    Group Adventure in Maval, Takve Lake
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    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN783 ratings
    • Navin
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      Navin

    Sold out for 26th, 27th and 28th January.

    About the Activity:

    • This Multi-Adventure activity Camp Site is located next to a lake near Kamshet off old Mumbai-Pune highway. The activities are performed in a group and will give you an enriching experience during your visit.
    • The package is available in two different variants, Day-out and Overnight Stay and is ideal for a group of 6 or more people. 
    • Both the package includes 3 activities - Kayaking, River Swimming and River Crossing. The other activities are Tarzan Swing, Skywalk, Net Climbing, Tunnel Crawl, Tyre Crossing, Commando Walk and they can be availed at an additional price. 
  • 07Stay Experience at Camp Temgarh in Maharashtra

    Stay Experience at Camp Temgarh in Maharashtra
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    • lLavasa-1
    • NNNNN151 ratings
    • Rajan Anand
      Supplier
      Rajan Anand

    About the Activity:

    • Just 30 kms from Pune along a winding road, amidst gathering clouds, tucked away in a little village of Mulshi taluka, is a nature retreat.
    • Spend some time surrounded by lush green thickest like never before with your loved ones.
    • Sleep under a blanket of stars with a crackling bonfire keeping you cozy for the night!
    • This quaint camp is a tranquil escapade away from the daily grind.
    • Engage in an exciting fishing experience in the river, partake in mountain biking along the rustic terrains of Temgarh.
    • Indulge in delicious homemade meals, after having a go at an array of indoor and outdoor games.
    • Idyllic cottages which are splendidly furnished, or the Swiss tents are tailored for the sheer comfort.

  • 08Camping Adventure at Lonavala in Pune

    Camping Adventure at Lonavala in Pune
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN394 ratings
    • Joshua
      Supplier
      Joshua

    About the activity: 

    • Located just 8 km away from Lonavala, Lonavala campsite strikes a fine balance between easy accessibility and being the perfect hideaway unsullied by tourists.
    • Our weather-proof tents ensure that you can enjoy the rains only when you want to. After you are done soaking in the rain, our air beds guarantee sound sleep whilst shielding you from moisture, insects, and the unsavoury bits of nature. Moving away from civilisation doesn't mean you have to leave civic amenities behind, safety and privacy of toilet tents equipped with seats are provided.
    • A safe and exhilarating waterfall rappelling setup is available for adrenaline junkies among you. If you would rather soar over the clouds, we also provide flying fox (zip-line) rides that give a bird's-eye-view of a picturesque location.
    • Those who want to commune with nature instead can opt for a short, hour-long trek culminating at the source of the pristine Ulhas river. However, you don't have to tread long to soak in the virgin splendour of a secret waterfall situated just 10 minutes from the campsite.
  • 09Bhandardara Lake Camping

    Bhandardara Lake Camping
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lAhmednagar
    • NNNNN41 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator
    About the Activity:
    • A time that secures your comfort even at the basic level of facilities is camping but in today's scenario a lakeside camping is something necessary to keep aside the day to day humdrum.
    • Near Bhandardara, you are getting a peaceful ambience throughout with the gurgling noise of the lake on your side. 
    • Indulge your heart with the non-stereotypical activities such as star gazing and watching star constellation and many other adventure activities near the camp.
    • The event starts at 05:00 pm and concludes at 10:00 am, the next morning.
  • 10Camping Besides the Glorious Tikona Fort

    Camping Besides the Glorious Tikona Fort
    Camping on top of the hill, being sun kissed and being delighted by the bewitching scenery around you is something that comes with you if you plan to camp at Tikona fort. The glorious fort camping is on the hill top, mesmerising you with the pretty scenic beauty around the place. You can also trek amidst the surplus greens at this camping destination near Mumbai. It is one of the must visit places in Mumbai specially if you are a camping lover.

    Get over the week’s stress and dive into the relaxing mood at Tikona Fort and enjoy your stay here with bonfire, party and stargazing at night. Wake up to the rising sun and be mesmerised by the beauty you witness from this hill top destination. Bag these tiny little memories of placid view at Tikona fort along with your camping experience and step into the next week with double energy and enthusiasm. These places for camping near Mumbai are worth visiting for.

  • 11Camping on the Banks of River Kundalika in Kolad

    Camping on the Banks of River Kundalika in Kolad

    Plan to camp beside the River Kundalika and you are sure to tick off a good destination, several adventure activities and water sports form your checklist. Camping besides this mesmerising countryside is a blissful blend of both nature and adventure. Bring out the adventurer in you, boost your confidence and delve into the amazing water sports near Mumbai that this campsite has in store for you! Not so far from Mumbai city, camping next to River Kundalika is an experience within every travellers reach. Take a break and let yourself lose in this nature’s basket and relax at this amazing place for camping near Mumbai.

    Nestled in the Sahyadri hills, a campsite next to this beautiful river is a visual treat for every tourist. Enjoying the wonderful landscapes, relish the picturesque view from the hilltop and trekking through the lush greenery is something you can look forward to while camping at River Kundalika. You can also boost your adrenaline by trying out white water rafting, boating, kayaking and many such activities at this spot. Spending a night camping at this scenic location is a quality experience you would not want to miss out on.

    Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities

    Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities

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  • 12Camping in Badlapur

    Camping in Badlapur
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    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • Prachi
      Supplier
      Prachi
    About the Activity:
    • Set out on a day picnic in Vishnubaaug, a serene beauty located on the banks of perennial Ulhas river at the foothills of Matherran ranges.
    • Enjoy the escapade at the campsite with the chirping of birds and soothing music of the river and sleep forgetting all the worries.
    • Rejuvenating workshops for kids and adults after which a visit to the furnace unit is being arranged to see the techniques involved in brick making.
    • The forest area is a nest for rare species of butterflies and birds, try recognizing the species and get excited with harmonious participation of nature.
    • Find the time useful to explore the wilderness and discover the secrets of a picturesque area with unending thrill.
    • Adventure is at your doorstep in the form of valley crossing, Burma Bridge and Commando net.
    • Know more about the lifestyle of rural people and witness the charm of an ancient well of Peshva.
    • Feel the chillness near the waterfall and the camping experience will be made reverberating.
    • Check in is at 5:30 PM and check out is at 4:30 PM next day.
  • 13Jungle Camping at Matheran



     Adventure lies at the heart of Matheran; jungle camping is definitely one of the most thrilling experiences you may be looking forward to this weekend! Matheran, a camping place near Mumbai is just next to best for the thriller in you. Pack yourself to an exciting and adventures experience at this rustic camping destination and be sure to not get disappointed with its persona.

    This alluring campsite is just a couple of hours away from Mumbai and is an absolute allurement for those of you that love to be in the wild. Pitch the tents in the middle of the jungle, enjoy the wilderness of the place and expose yourself to a camping experience like never before! Enjoy the company of densely grown forest while you barbeque at night and get ready to party.

    At Matheran, you can also try out activities like rappelling and valley crossing and make the camping experience much better. This destination is surely the best and one of its kind camping experience near Mumbai.
  • 14Wilderness Camping at Prabalmachi

    Wilderness Camping at Prabalmachi
    A small village, quaint place lost in the forests near Mumbai has another breath-taking camping destination to offer to the weekend getaway seekers from Mumbai.The picturesque camping location at Prabalmachi offers a beautiful view of the scenic landscapes around and a number of activities that a camping enthusiast can try out during his stay there.Twin trekking is the most famous activity at this camping destination.

    One can explore the wonderful terrains of nature and walk through the trekking trails till the Prabalmachi and Kalawantin peaks.The amazing view from the hill top and an experience of sunset at the destination will definitely remain immortal in your travel diaries.Discovering the untouched lands and exploring the uninterrupted terrains of Prabalmachi will be a major allurement during the camping.

    Lay back and enjoy this perfect blend of fun, frolic and calm on the foot of Prabalmmachi peak, one of the best camping places near Mumbai.
  • 15Lakeside Camping near Mukne Dam

    Lakeside Camping near Mukne Dam
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • NNNNN32 ratings
    • Nikki Shribas
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      Nikki Shribas
    About the Activity:
    • A lakeside camping near Mukne Dam located at a place which needs 2 hours and 30 minutes travel from Mumbai is here to present before you the best ever experience amidst undulating nature. Igatpuri is the parent region of Mukne Dam.
    • Igatpuri is cuddles by the highest peaks in Sahyaadri i.e. Western Ghats, you will get the mighty views of the old forts built during Satavahana dynasty. A well-acclaimed destination by trekkers and nature lovers equally.
    • Along with the peaceful camping, you may get the chances to do trekking, hiking, swimming and playing games with your beloved.
    • Arrive at the campsite somewhere around the evening and pitch your tents and spend the whole night indulging in music, games, bonfire gatherings and what not.
    • The package includes food, accommodation in tents and unlimited fun.
  • 16Camping Experience near Shirota Lake, Lonavala

    Camping Experience near Shirota Lake, Lonavala
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    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4420402
    About the Experience:

    • Though Lonavala in Mumbai is overflowing with offbeat locations, Shirota Lake is a spot every nature lover would love to explore again and again. 
    • Here is a camping package that is extending a hearty welcome to all those special people who are looking for a total change from their daily life scenes. The campsite is perching at an elevation from Lonavala passing through the jungles and is situated near the famous Shirota Lake.
    • Check-in at the camp around 04:30 PM and explore the peaceful, alluring beauty of the lake which lies so majestically across a vast area.
    • A lake view camping experience in the accompaniment of delicious dinner and fun will definitely uplift you, emotionally and physically.
    • Also, a time-bound campfire at night would be arranged where you can leave your worries and tiredness away as well as indulge in a night trek to the nearby jungle to experience the bizarre interiors of an unfamiliar habitat.
    • Check-out of the camps next morning around 10:00 AM after breakfast. 
  • 172 Day Adventure at Nisarga Vihar, Matheran

    2 Day Adventure at Nisarga Vihar, Matheran
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    • lMatheran
    • NNNNN27 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6068976

    Embark on an exciting day out at Nisarga Vihar adventure camp in Matheran and commence on a host of adventure activities that will excite and delight you! As soon as you reach the camp you will be welcomed by the group of adventure and outdoor experts who will then brief the group about safety procedures and precautions. This 2 day adventure activity focuses on tasks that will help the group to not only have fun but also impart real life problem solving skills, decision making abilities, leadership qualities and the ability to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each person in the team.

     

  • 18Camping and Rappelling with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat

    Camping and Rappelling with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat
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    • lAhmednagar
    • NNNNN35 ratings
    • Ajaysinh Lakhe
      Supplier
      Ajaysinh Lakhe

    About the Activity: Fixed Departure - Every Saturday from Mumbai and Pune

    • Difficulty Level - Medium  /  Endurance level - High   /   Hill Fort Height: 4710ft
    • Assembly Point Mumbai - Kasara Railway Station (At 10am. On Saturday)   /   Assembly Point Pune - Swargate(At 8am On Saturday)
    • This is an Exclusive package that offers Multi-Adventure activities. Along with trekking to Harishchandragad you will also do rappelling and overnight camping.
    • The main attraction here is the Konkan Kada which offers a spectacular view of Konkan. you will also visit Temple of Harishchandreshwar, Kedareshwar Cave, Ganesh Gufa, Saptatirtha, Kedareshwar, and Taramatipeak.
  • 19Trip to Tapola in Maharashtra

    Trip to Tapola in Maharashtra
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    • lMahabaleshwar
    • NNNNN52 ratings
    • Sumit
      Supplier
      Sumit

    About the Activity with Details:

    • Tapola a tiny hamlet in the west is also known as mini Kashmir Tapola. Apart from all other attraction points, Shivsagar Lake is something that makes this place a ‘Hit’ for all its visitors.
    • Enthral in various water adventures available in this hot spot. Indulge with rest of the group members in an hour long boat ride to stunning Bamnoli Island. 
    • Also, referred as mini Mahabaleshwar, delight in the stunning landscapes of mini Kashmir Tapola that reminds you of a fairy-tale land.
    • Enjoy a relishing barbecue session, dig into mouth-watering charcoal cooked food. 
    • Revel in succulent flavours of this amazing food. For adventure lovers, take a water scooter ride in the shimmering waters of this lake. Emerging as the next potential water adventure destination, mini Kashmir Tapola certainly provides you with your required dose of adventure.
  • 20Night Trek and Camping at Koarigad in Lonavala

    Night Trek and Camping at Koarigad in Lonavala
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN31 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4677602

    About the Activity:

    • Camping in Lonavala is a unique experience combining adventure and convenience of being closer to Mumbai and Pune.
    • Start your trip by reaching the Lonavala Station at 7 PM on 14th May 2016, either by your car or in the express train with the team from Mumbai or Pune.
    • On meeting your team depart to Korigad base village in a local transport and reach the Base Village in 30 mins. 
    • After a brief introductory session head for a scrumptious dinner. Begin trekking, this one hour easy trek takes you through luxuriant thickets
    • Spend rest of the night while playing games, music and a soothing campfire session before retiring to camps.
    • After a quick breakfast on 15th May 2016, begin descending. Wish adieu to your camping experience and return back to Lonavala railway station by 11 AM.


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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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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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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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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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