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What You Should Know More About Sightseeing in Mumbai
Mumbai is frequented by tourists all throughout the year. However, the winter months from November to February are best for outdoor activities and sightseeing. The days are cool and the temperature at night seldom drops below 10 degrees.
Mumbai is full of beautiful places to visit and roam around:
Mumbai is known as the city of dreams and is quite a tourist destination.
Keep two-three days for sightseeing. Most of the sight-seeing places are in South Mumbai, so visit all these places together. A visit to the Elephanta caves and the Film City will take half a day. If you plan to visit Essel World, then keep one more day as it takes a full day to explore all the rides.
A quick sightseeing tour will give you a perspective of the city. ‘Mumbai Darshan’ provides taxi services with complete city tours. You can book the car of your choice depending on your budget.
The car will pick you up at 9 AM and drop you back to the hotel/guest house by evening 7 PM. The Mumbai Darshan Tour by the state government will take you to about 60 sight-seeing destinations in AC buses/taxi with experienced guides, who give a running commentary.
Mumbai cuisine is known for its native, borrowed, refurbished and reinterpreted food.
Mumbai is a shopper’s paradise for frugal and is known for its street shopping.
It is known as the city that never sleeps and Mumbai night life is an experience in itself.
There are various romantic getaways near Mumbai:
Helicopter joyride is one of the best ways to experience the breathtaking beauty of the city, coastline and surrounding areas. The duration of the ride will be 15 minutes and it will range between 8000- 9000 INR.
There are many places and experiences for kids in Mumbai.
The busiest city in the world is also home to some serene soulful beaches.
There are may hotels, lodges, and resorts in and around Mumbai for a pleasant stay:
Dharavi Slum is known as the largest slum in Asia. A neighborhood smack in the heart of Mumbai, it is ironically a hot real estate in Mumbai.
With small winding lanes and more than 4000 business units, the forces at work here are a window to the future of urban spaces everywhere.
Travelling by local trains will give you a unique glimpse into the daily Mumbai life. It is the fastest way to travel from one end of the city to another. However, the trains are overcrowded, with passengers hanging out of them.
People even travel sitting on the roof. Do get a map of the local train routes and download their train app ‘M indicator’, before you board to familiarize yourself with the routes.
Elephanta caves are a network of sculpted caves on the Elephanta Island which is 10 km away from Mumbai. A ferry runs every 40 min from the Gateway of India for Elephanta Island.
The carvings are intricate and give an insight into medieval India’s art and culture. A famous Shiva Paravati temple is visited by pilgrims and is known for its beautiful columns and corridors. A trail leading to the top of Cannon Hill takes you to an old military post overlooking the harbor.
There are many famous hill stations near Mumbai like Lonavala, Khandala and Mahabaleshwar which are famous for their forts, treks and lakes.
The coastal town of Alibaug and Kashid Village are perfect getaways for beach bums with its sandy beaches and pristine waters.
The city of dreams is home to the world’s largest film industry ‘Bollywood’. You can view Amitabh Bachan’s house ‘Jalsa’ and Salman Khan’s ‘Galaxy Apartments’ from outside.
Most stars come out occasionally to wave out to fans. The ‘Bollywood Tour’ will take you on a drive past houses of famous movie stars.
Traveller Tales from Mumbai
09 April 2015
Many unknown and unseen pictures of Mumbai was revealed during our tour. In today's world, we are so much attracted towards all the glamour and hardly bother about those faces who brings us these glamour. But while we were walking down the narrow and bustling lanes during this tour, we got to see the real picture. Everyone must try this tour and witness the very original pictures of Mumbai that are hardly brought in the focus.
30 August 2017
An energetic night tour of Mumbai I have ever done. It was a creation of new friendships. People from different parts of the city were in the group. Though I am from Mumbai itself, I never found Mumbai this beautiful before. Many of the sights have seen before only but the night views of them were absolutely dashing. I went with my son and he was also enjoying it. Good coordination and friendly approach from everyone in the team. They gave refreshments too after the tour. Kamala Nehru Park and the view of Marine Drive from the top made my day. Short but exciting trip for two hours. Nightlife is remarkable in Mumbai.
30 August 2017
I have been staying in Mumbai for 2 years now but never explored the markets here. So I booked this amazing market tour in Mumbai. The tour started from Regal Cinema at around 03:30 PM. It was ana amazing experience for all of us. The Archetypal-Gothic architecture was very beautiful. We also visited the Mangaldas Market or the ‘Mecca’ for fashion designers and the 100 year old flower market which known as the Flower Gallia. We also visited the Goddess Mumbadevi and Bombay Panjarpole. Our tour ended after 2 hours. All together it was a great trip and I really loved it.
30 August 2017
Mumbai in just 4 hours was unbelievable!!! Nice one… come up with such things in future too. Thanks Thrillophilia for suggesting this to us. We had a fun time together. We are from South India and visited Mumbai for a seminar and one friend suggested to do a bus tour to see around Mumbai and thus this tour happened. Well managed by the organizers. Though there were normal commuters in the bus, it was not a problem for them or us. Chor Bazar was simply amazing. How crowded it is but still we did not feel exhausted or bad. All over it was a great trip.
30 August 2017
I went on this amazing bicycle tour in Mumbai which was really one of the best. The booking was done instantly and it was an easy process. I along with my four friends went on this cycling tour. We started at around 06.15 AM. Oh I tell you guys mornings are always the best in Mumbai. We took some of the unknown roads which is away from the hustle and bustle. We covered some of the famous places like CST Station, Crawford Market, Mumbadevi Temple, Bombay Panjrapole etc. Altogether it was a great trip. Would love to go for it again.
16 March 2015
It was morning time when we started pedalling and got to enjoy the morning beauty of the city that never sleeps. After arriving at the dock, we witnessed the fishermen getting busy with their catches. Visit to Bombay Panjtapole was also very exciting along with a visit to Mumba Devi Temple. After all these, we also ride around Marine Drive, Crawford Market, and several other stunning places. The 4 hours spent on cycling along with the guides and instructors was just an unforgettable experience!
13 March 2016
Kaas Plateau Sightseeing, Satara has been an amazing getaway for us. Being in Mumbai, we have a lot of getaway options, but with a couple of friends coming from Pune, we wanted something midway to both the places. So, Satara was pretty much a favourable option. Overall, the experience of sightseeing was awesome. The planning was professional and we loved being part of this wonderful trip. Even cost wise it was indeed very cost effective.
04 June 2015
You will get to see the real image of life in Dharavi and several other corners of Mumbai. The way our movies has been portraying these areas are not exactly the same and has a lot more. Kumbha Wada and Dhobi Ghat were very busy places but they had something to learn. I mean, everyone in these areas are very much aware of their roles and duties and also carried them out in a perfect way. Hats off to the people of these areas.
01 January 2016
The bus journey to Lonar was very exciting. We reached there early morning and the weather was very pleasant. Breakfast was served after sometime and then the group leaders took some time to give us an insight about the day. The entire day was very exciting and there were activities spread out throughout the day. Foods were really good. Star gazing at the night sky was the best part of this trail in Lonar.
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