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Best Things To Do in Mumbai

Beautifully tucked away on the western coast with the waters of Arabian Sea, Mumbai is a marvelous tourist destination that attracts millions of tourists throughout the year. Mumbai is a city of paradoxes and lures travelers to witness the bustling metropolis offering something for everyone. The heart of Bollywood, the commercial capital, a melting pot of cultures, traditions and religions, Mumbai is a land of contrasting diversities. Blessed with numerous tourist attractions and the best things to do in Mumbai, it is perfect if you are looking for an exciting vacation destination. Explore this amazing city and take home a cherished ‘aamchi Mumbai’ experience. See it to believe it! The history buffs can go touring the well known Gateway of India, Haji Ali, Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya and Rajabai Clock Tower in Mumbai while the adventure junkies can embark on some thrilling adventures around Mumbai like Matheran, Andherban, Rajmachi or go on a cycling visit in Borivali National Park.

 

While the children can have a fun filled day at the Essel World with various rides and amusement activities. Mumbai is additionally home to delightful shorelines, Madh Island shoreline is known for its peaceful environment. Visit the Siddhivinayak temple to find some solace in the spiritual ambience. The city is swirling with the nation's most acclaimed night clubs. Take a stroll during sunset on the famous ‘Chowpatty Beach’ while enjoying the famous Mumbai street food to spice up your taste buds. From soaring malls to street shops, Mumbai offers a wide range of shopping options that suit every pocket. And so on, the city has alternatives for various types of tourists. If you have a vacation to Mumbai on the cards in the near future, don’t sweat out asking people or browsing the endless listings on the internet. Just read on to find the best holiday packages with the most amazing listing on the best things to do in Mumbai.

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Attractions

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Dharavi Slum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mumbai Dabbawala Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Traveller Tales From Mumbai

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simranjitss

20 November 2017

"It was an amazing experience. The tour operators were very helpful and accommodating with respect to our needs. The sailboat was absolutely neat and clean. The guy doing the sailing for us was also ve...

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Nikita Gupta

14 January 2016

one of the most amazing experience of my life HELICOPTER joy ride over mumbaii had some most incredible moments. During this the small time of just 10 minutes regenerted over feeling for beauty of the

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Devagya Jain

08 September 2015

Helicopter Joy Ride over Mumbai: This is the best way to look at the whole of Mumbai. The crowded, big city is viewed the best way with this. Despite being a Mumbai native girl, I grew more than half o...

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Bharadwaj Pandey

01 August 2015

Was first time on a speed boat in the Arabian Sea and it really inspired me to do it again. After boarding the boat, I found the skipper and sailor very co-operative. Must try this sailing experience a

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Parvati Kapoor

16 May 2015

The playful waves that ushers love, the gentle breezes of the sea that incites romance, and the candle light dinner that brought us yet closer than before...everything was so very romantic and were rea...

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Dakshayani Naik

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 glamo...

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Bala Khatri

10 May 2016

Wow! Yes wow is the word. It was a splendid experience doing Rappelling & Kayaking near the river side. It’s not as easy as it seems in movies, but not tough too. If one sheds initial inhibitions then ...

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Nitish Nitish

22 February 2018

"Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the peaceful sea and relax "

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Sanjana Parekh

24 February 2018

"really nice experiance"

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Mumbai

  • Q. Which is the best time to visit Mumbai for vacation?

    Mumbai is a popular tourist destination all throughout the year. The winter months are ideal for sight-seeing as the days are cool. July and August see a lot of rainfall, while travelling is difficult during monsoons, it is still beautiful by the sea.

  • Q. What all activities can be done in Mumbai?

    Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city which caters to all types of travelers.

    • The avid history lovers can go sightseeing the famous Gateway of India, Haji Ali, ChhatrapatiShivajiVastuSanghralaya and Rajabai Clock Tower.
    • The thrill seeking adventure lovers can indulge in one of the many famous treks around Mumbai like Matheran, Andherban, Rajmachi or go on a cycling tour in Borivali National Park.
    • The kids love Essel World with its numerous rides and amusement games.
    • Mumbai is also home to beautiful beaches, Madh Island beach is known for its serene surroundings.
    • A visit to the famous Siddhivinayak temple for a soul searching experience.
    • The city is abuzz with the country’s most famous night clubs. You name it, the city has options for different kinds of tourists.

  • Q. What all adventure activities can be done in Mumbai?

    There are a number of adventure sports near Mumbai. The city is located at the confluence of the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats and has many alluring activities from sailing, rafting, trekking to rappelling.

    • You can enjoy rowing in Kayaks around the Chowpatty beach.
    • Cycling and trekking through a beautiful trail with interesting flora and fauna in Borivali National Park is an experience in itself.
    • A trek to Cannon hill on the Elephanta Island will give you a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

  • Q. Which all places are best for sightseeing in Mumbai?

    Mumbai has amazing sights that will just blow your mind with its beauty.

    • The iconic ‘Gate way of India’ on the Mumbai harbor front is a popular tourist haunt and depicts the grandeur of the British era.
    • ‘Haji Ali’ the shrine of Saint Pir Haji Ali stands in the middle of Arabian Sea and is a marvel of Indo-Islamic architecture.
    • The Dargah complex is also known for delectable Mughalai cuisine like kebabs and biryani. A trip to Elephanta Island to witness the intricate artwork and carvings in the temples inside elephanta caves. The temples are cut into the rocks with charming patios, corridors, and columns.
    • The famous ‘Siddhivinayak Temple’ of Lord Ganesha is known for its alluring architecture and beauty.
    • ‘ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharajVastuSangrahalaya’ is the most premier art and history museum in India. This is also known as Prince of Wales Museum of India and has rare displays depicting the rich culture and heritage of our nation.
    • ‘Mount Mary Church’ is a quaint and peaceful church located on a hillock in Bandra.
    • A walk during sunset on the famous ‘Chowpatty Beach’ while enjoying the famous Mumbai street food is sure to leave your taste buds tingling.

  • Q. What is Mumbai Darshan bus service? How can we book it?

    Mumbai Darshan Bus Service is a packaged tour to cover many destinations in one day. It starts by picking up tourists from different destinations in the morning and ends at 8 PM by dropping tourists at respective stops. The tour can be booked by visiting websites of Neeta Tours and travels.

  • Q. Which places are best for trekking near Mumbai?

    The famous places for treks around Mumbai are:

    • Lohagad Fort which stays covered with mist and clouds and becomes particularly wet with growing moss. It is an easy one day trekking tour.
    • Mahuli Fort is situated on a solitary hill on its western face of Sahyadri Range. This makes for a secluded yet one of the most majestic trekking spots.
    • Prabalgad Fort is 50 km from Mumbai. It is located on a plateau close to Matheran.
    • Raigad Fort is one of the best treks near Mumbai, with a chance to trek in the night. It’s scary but safe.

  • Q. Which are some famous forts for trekking near Mumbai?

    Kulang Fort has the highest climb from base to the top in Sahyadri ranges. Out of the trio forts. Only this fort can be climbed without technical help. To reach the top one has to climb rock cut stairs, some which were broken and blown away by the British. There are few remnants and a water tank on the fort. One can stay in caves for the night (30 people capacity).

     

    Kohoj, a  hill fort is situated in Palghar region. One can see this fort while traveling on Mumbai-Ahmadabad highway near Manor Naka. This fort is at about 12 km from Wada. You can take the route which starts from Waghote.

     

    This village is located on Manor-Wada route at around 8 km from Mumbai-Ahmadabad highway. One can reach to the top of Kohoj within 3 hrs. from the base village.

     

    Located in Lonavala which is just a couple of hours from Pune, Lohgad is one of the best forts to visit during any time of the year. An ideal time to visit Lohgad would be in the winter season. It is always recommended that you start your trek early so that you do not get fatigued quickly.

     

    Raigad is a fortified hill fortress situated in the modern day near Mahad, Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. The fort, which rises 820 meters (2,700 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range.

     

    There are approximately 1400–1450 steps leading to the fort, though today a rope-way exists to reach the top of the fort.

  • Q. Which are the best amusement parks in Mumbai? How much is the entry fee?

    The best amusement parks in Mumbai are:

    • ADLABS IMAGICA, India’s biggest theme park, which has earned the nickname “India’s Disney world”. The park has six different entertainment zones with crazy rides, exotic restaurants and shopping arcades.
    • Essel World is one of the oldest amusement parks and is a must visit for all age groups.
    • Smaaash offers a blend of thrilling sports, music and fine dining to tourists.
    • The Snow World offers snow sledding, skiing and snow war game options making tourists go bonkers in the snow.

  • Q. Where can we do river rafting near Mumbai?

    • Rafting in Kundalika River in Kolad has been rated as one of the top 5 rafting destinations in India. Kolad is 130 kms from Mumbai and is well connected by train, bus and road.
    • The Kundalika River is one of the fastest flowing rivers in the Southern part of India, providing adrenaline rush to the thrill seekers.

  • Q. What sort of activities are enjoyable by children in Mumbai?

    There are many places and experiences for kids in Mumbai.

    • OvalekarWadi Butterfly garden is an exciting spot for children to observe more than 130 species of colorful and vibrant butterflies.
    • The RBI Monetary Museum will take your child on a historical tour through the evolution of money.
    • A trip to Kanheri caves through Borivali National park is exciting for kids with small rivulets and waterfalls.
    • Essel World with its many rides and amusement games is an all-time favorite spot for kids.

  • Q. Which all places are best for couples in Mumbai?

    The best places for couples to explore together are:

    • A late night coffee at Marine Drive.
    • Madh Island beach is an ideal getaway for couples with its placid waters and mangrove trees.
    • Bandra Fort is another popular place for spending some quality time together.
    • To share a memorable day with your partner a late night drive at the Palm beach road, Navi Mumbai is exquisite.
    • The terraced Hanging Gardens are a perfect place to spend some cozy time together.
    • Chotta Kashmir, in Goregaon East with its lake and lush green gardens and paddle boating is one of the most romantic spots in the city.
    • Carter Road is another hangout spot for couples alongside Bandstand Promenade for couples.
    • A candle light dinner on a cruise, which starts from Gateway of India is ideal for that special date with your significant other.

  • Q. Where can couples go for a romantic candlelight dinner in Mumbai?

    These restaurants have a perfect ambience with candle lights, view of the sea and excellently cooked food.

    • ‘The Sassy Spoon’ in Nariman Point is one of the prettiest restaurants with a décor of fairy lights and gauzy curtains. The cuisine is European.
    • ‘Dome’ perched on the rooftop of Intercontinental is famous for its all white décor and spectacular view of the marine drive.
    • ‘Aer’ on the 34th floor offers the most breathtaking views of the city and is quite romantic to sip cocktails on the top of the world.
    • ‘The Pali Village Café’ provides romantic two seater tables on the mezzanine balcony with sumptuous meals.

  • Q. Which are the best restaurants of Mumbai? What cuisines one should try?

    Mumbai cuisine is known for its native, borrowed, refurbished and reinterpreted food.

    • The trademark VadaPao, PaoBhaji, SevPuri, Bhel are a gastronomic delight for all.
    • The Juhu Beach and Chowpatty are the best places to get these authentic chaats.
    • The Konkan food in Mutton Masala and Tisriya is known for delicious fish curries and sol curry.
    • Try traditional simple yet delectable Maharashtrian meal consisting of VaratBhat, Usat, thaliPeeth and Kharwas in small restaurants in lanes of Dadar.
    • The Udipi restaurants are known for their South Indian food and have outlets in all parts of the city.
    • The Muhammad Ali road for its delectable kebabs and biryanis.
    • ‘Britannia’ ‘Jimmy Boy’ are some of the oldest Irani cafes in the old town area.

  • Q. What sort of nightlife I can experience in Mumbai?

    It is known as the city that never sleeps and Mumbai night life is an experience in itself. 

    • Nariman Point on Marine drive is the place to hangout and admire the city lights during the wee hours.
    • JuhuChowpatty is open throughout the night and Bademiya in Colaba is best for late night munching.
    • The city is known for its dazzling night clubs from elite Taproom, Olive, Social, Hoppipola to local bars like Gokul and Sunlight for travelers on budget.
    • The late-night movie shows at famous Regal and Metro cinemas for movies buff at pocket-friendly rates is an experience.

  • Q. Which are some famous pubs and bars in Mumbai?

    The nightlife in Mumbai is an experience in itself. The city boasts of some of the most happening pubs in the country.

    • ‘Toto’s Garage’ is a neon-lit bunker with DJ playing in a Maruti Van.
    • ‘Aer’ is one of the plushest bars on the 34th floor with spectacular view and interesting cocktails.
    • Janata Lunch Home is a fuss free bar which serves beer up to 3 am.
    • Olive, WTF and Woodside Inn are few other interesting places to hang out for a couple of drinks.

  • Q. Which places are good for shopping? What I must buy from Mumbai?

    Mumbai is a shopper’s paradise for frugal tourists and is known for its street shopping.

    • The best shopping destinations are Linking Road Bandra for latest clothes, bags, footwear at throwaway prices.
    • Hill road and Zaveri Bazaar is known for antique pieces of junk jewelry and trinkets.
    • Fashion Street is the place where you get fake Guccis and Prada at cheap prices. Do look for manufacturing defects.
    • Colaba causeway is a fashion lover’s delight with everything from clothes to accessories. Hindmata Market is known for its designer sarees, lehengas, and sherwanis.
    • Do visit Chor Bazaar the oldest markets of the city and get good deals on gadgets.

  • Q. Which are some famous resorts in Mumbai for a day out?

    The best resorts near Mumbai to soothe your frazzled nerves are:

    • U Tropicana Beach Resort in Alibaug with sandy tranquil beach, Della Resorts and Villas are known for their luxurious apartments and adventure sports.
    • Upper Deck in Lonavala is perched at the highest point with amazing views of hills.
    • Prakruti Resort in Kashid village is a beautiful picnic with the view of sea and the mountains.

  • Q. Which resorts are good for family outings near Mumbai?

    • Prakruti Resort inKashid Village is the best for a family outing with huge lush green lawns for children to play and antique sit outs for adults.
    • Palm Beach Resort is ideal for family with kids near Mumbai with horse cart riding and hammocks.
    • Mango Beach House in Alibaug is nestled in natural surrounding with birds chirping and lush green surrounding gives a good break from the city life.

  • Q. Which resorts are good for team outing near Mumbai?

    • Outdoors Ahoy in Sajan with its sprawling lawns and myriad adventure activities is perfect for team building activities.
    • Resort by Cascading waterfalls provides numerous soft adventure activities for corporate teams to relax and enjoy together.
    • The Ecotel Resort in Tungarli is a perfect getaway for team outings for soothing frazzled nerves.

  • Q. Can we go for caving near Mumbai? Which places are famous for cave exploration?

    Caving or Spelunking is not for the faint hearted as it is dark and murky world inside the caves with rocks and mud.

    • The Elephanta Caves in Elephanta Island boast of the most intricate architecture of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monks.
    • Kanheri Caves are located in the Borivali National Park and the carvings show development of Buddhism in India.

  • Q. Can we go for a wine tour near Mumbai? Which vineyards are famous for wine tasting?

    Sula Vineyards and Soma Vineyard Resort in Nashik provide wine tasting session with ample information on the techniques of proper wine tasting. A tour of the vineyard estate will show you the grapes from which wine is made and wine factory for the techniques involved in winemaking.

  • Q. Which places are good for camping near Mumbai?

    Mumbai has many campsites around which are full of beauty and amusement.

    • Pavana Lake Camp is one of the least explored artificial lake and is a perfect spot for camping, picnics and sightseeing.
    • Camping in Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Panvel is an enthralling experience with swaying palm trees forests and untouched splendor.
    • Camping in Badlapur is an experience with sounds of chirping birds and the music of flowing river.

  • Q. Which are must visit places within 100kms from Mumbai?

    There are several weekend getaways within 100 Kms of Mumbai.

    • Hill stations like Lonavala, Khandala and Matheran offer beautiful picnic spots, trekking and camping opportunities. They are a perfect place to rejuvenate in the lap of beautiful Sahyadri ranges.
    • Several one day trekking tours like Rajmachi Trek, Prabalgad Trek and Kulang Fort Trek offer a short break from the city life.
    • Alibaug, which is 97 Kms from Mumbai is known for its sandy beaches and tranquil surroundings.

  • Q. Which are some famous weekend getaways from Mumbai?

    Mumbai is located at the confluence of the Western Ghats and Arabian Sea and has amazing places for a short weekend trip.

    • A trip to Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Karjat, Matheran, Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy lush green slopes of mountains and waterfalls.
    • Many adventure activities like trekking, rappelling and river crossing are available for adventure junkies.
    • A trip to MalshedGhat is the most picturesque trip in Maharashtra with amazing flora and fauna.
    • Alibaug is a hot favorite for a beach holiday.
    • Kolad is famous for white water rafting.

  • Q. Where can we go for road trips from Mumbai?

    The road trips which should be on the bucket list of all travelers are:

    • A bike trip to Lonavala and Khandala.
    • Kashid Village is a secluded beach destination with quaint surroundings and a fort in Murud, which is located in the sea.
    • Pelhar Dam is only 59 km from Mumbai and is a charming picnic spot.
    • The drive to Kamshet is beautiful with scenic surroundings.
    • For long road trips you can visit Aurangabad, Sula Vineyards, Tarkarli for star gazing and Goa.