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Best Places to Visit in Maharashtra in 2018

  • The presence of great diversity and stunning views from various cities in this state, make Maharashtra one of the most visited states in India. The state is an economic powerhouse and is the most significant contributor of funds to the central government and plays an important role for the economy of the country as the BSE is headquartered in the capital city of Mumbai. The state has a long coastline that stretches for nearly 530 kms along with the length of the Arabian Sea. Maharashtra shares its borders with Daman towards its north and Goa in the south.

    The Sahyadri mountain ranges in the western ghats look simply stunning and act as a visual treat for tourists looking for some hillside recluse. The inviting white beaches in this state, along with the sculpted temples act as a big booster for gaining a significant footfall of the tourists. The state is well known for its beaches and other leisure spots including the hill station of Matheran and Lonavala.

    The art and craft of this state also act as a big factor for drawing a large number of tourists with an artistic outlook. The other prominent cities in the state include Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, and Kolhapur. Maharashtra also has a large number of wildlife parks to its credit as it is an abode to a large species of animals as well as birds, with the most famous being the Chandoli national park which is home to tigers, leopards and other endangered animals. The various migratory birds such as the white stork, Pintails, Mallard also have also made this region their home for a considerable time.

    The wide range of the vegetation present in this region has led to the formation of wildlife national parks, such as the Tadoba wildlife sanctuary and Sanjay Gandhi national park, where safaris are a common affair. The best time to tour Maharashtra is from the month of June to the month of September.

  • 01 Wonders Park

    Image Credit : Wonders Park
    Located in Nerul, this park is a heaven for the elderly and the young. The Wonders Park, as the name suggests, has the miniature models of all the seven wonders of the world, thereby making it one of the best sightseeing places in Mumbai.

    There are also other facilities to make you relax such as open-air amphitheatre, a nice area to play for kids, a toy train, amusement rides, the lazy river, the Khandoli lake etc. The Wonders Park is a beautiful place to come and visit all day, or in the evenings when you can come and sit by the lake.

    The toy train and amusement rides have their own tickets and you will need to pay separately to avail, although there are entry fees for the park.  In addition, there is a giant chess board, a horse cart, cycling and jogging tracks for those who come to the park for their morning and evening walks etc.

    Location: Uran Road, Sector 19A, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: INR 25 (children), INR 35 (adult)
    Timings: Morning: 6.00AM-12PM, Evening: 3PM-9PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 35.1 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 02 Cafe Mondegar

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    Opened in 1871, this cafe is extremely popular among Indians and foreigners alike because of its chilled beer and choice of breakfasts of American, Parsi, and English spreads. This is one of the places to visit in Mumbai if you want to experience the metropolitan closely.

    The interior of cafe Mondegar is done in retro style and is largely famous for serving Iranian and American dishes. The inner walls of the cafe have been adorned by the art of famous cartoonist Mario Miranda, giving it the perfect interiors for a cafe so old.

    Cafe Mondegar also happens to be one of the very first restaurants in Mumbai to be the home to a jukebox. Cafe Mondegar is located in the Metro House in the Colaba Causeway, half a kilometre away from the gateway of India, and hardly 200 meters away from The Leopold Cafe.

    Come here for breakfast to have your fill from their detailed breakfast menu. You can also come here for Iranian dishes, something that the cafe was originally known for before it became a cafe.

    Location: 5A, Metro House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: Not applicable
    Timings: 7AM-12AM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 7.2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 03 Bandra–Worli Sea Link

    Image Credit : Bandra–Worli Sea Link
    The Bandra–Worli Sea Link is an eight-lane bridge that connects Bandra and Worli. This cable-stayed bridge is the very first initiation by the Maharashtra government that implements the West Island Freeway System.

    The bridge is a civil engineering marvel and it has the strength to cater to up to 37,500  vehicles every day. The robust architecture of the Bandra–Worli Sea Link is nothing like what you have seen anywhere else in the country.

    The bridge considerably decreases the travelling time between Bandra and Worli via road. You get a stunning view of the Arabian Sea as well as Mahim Bay from the Bandra–Worli Sea Link.

    Come here to see the beauty of the bridge and the engineering marvel that it is. When you get on the bridge, do keep your windows rolled down to experience the beauty of it. This man-made marvel is best viewed at night, when the lights come alive and adorn the Bandra–Worli Sea Link, making it appear even more stunning.

    Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra 
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Not applicable
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 8.2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 04 Hanging Gardens of Mumbai

    Image Credit : Hanging Gardens of Mumbai
    Located on the Malabar Hill, the Hanging Gardens of Mumbai are a treat for the Mumbai resident and tourist alike. The gardens offer you a nice break from the hectic and fast life of Mumbai, somewhere you can sit down and relax for a few hours as you watch the sunset in the Arabian Sea. On any day, you can get a clear view of the Arabian Sea and Chowpatty from the gardens.

    The park is perfect for an ideal stroll or jog in the mornings and evenings, complete with jogging tracks. There are beautiful animal-shaped hedges in the park that make it a treat for any visitor to be at peace in such a surrounding. There are also water fountain shows in the evenings that give a distinction to the Hanging Gardens of Mumbai.

    It is, however, uncomfortable to sit in the park on a hot and humid day as there are not many big trees for shade in the gardens.

    Location: Ridge Road, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 5AM-9PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 5 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 05 Tikuji-Ni-Wadi

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    Tikuji-Ni-Wadi is an amusement centre located close to Thane. The center consists of an amusement park and a very beautiful resort, which is ideal for weekend getaways for those living in Mumbai as well as a tourist spot for those who are visiting Mumbai. Located about fifteen kilometers from MUmbai, towards Thane, this amusement park is one of the major attractions in Mumbai in the recent years.

    As more and more tourists are finding out about Tikuji-Ni-Wadi, it is gaining popularity and seeing more footfall as days go by. Tikuji-Ni-Wadi also has ap water park among with the amusement park. The water park has something for everyone in the family, there’s a kid pool, a family pool, slides, lazy river, wave pool etc.

    The amusement park at Tikuji-Ni-Wadi has a lot of activities for kids, along with rides such as giant wheel,family train, super jet, dragon ship, crazy cup, frog ride, funny bunny, bumping boats etc.

    Location: Ghodbunder Road, Manpada, Opposite Tata Power House, Thane, Maharashtra 
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: Price upon contacting
    Timings: Resort: 9AM-7PM, Amusement Park: 11AM-7PM, Water Park: 10Am-6PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 37.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 06 Global Vipassana Pagoda

    Image Credit : Global Vipassana Pagoda
    The Global Vipassana Pagoda, counted among one of the best places to visit in Mumbai, was constructed with an ideology to promote peace through the teachings of Gautam Buddha. The foundation stone of the monument was laid in 1997, while the construction was completed in 2008. The construction spanned a total of eleven years during which the largest dome in the world (pillar-less) was erected.

    The central dome is even bigger than that of Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur. The architecture of the Global Vipassana Pagoda is rather interesting, as it is made in sync with the Shwedagon Pagoda of Myanmar. The monument goes up to a height of 325 feet. The meditation hall has a capacity to house 8000 devotees at the same time.

    There is a statue of Buddha inside the monument, which is one of the major attractions here. There is a Myanmar gate as well, carved very intricately, along with the depiction of Burmese architecture throughout the structure. As this place is frequented by international visitors, good facilities of dining are available inside along with ample amount of washrooms for the convenience of the devotees.

    Location: Global Pagoda Road, Near Essel World, Borivali West, Gorai Village, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 9AM-7PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 42.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 07 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

    Image Credit : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
    Formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is one of those attractions in Mumbai that deserve a visit. This is one of the cultural institutions in the country that was erected to honour the arrival of George V in India. The conception of the monument was done in 1905, and construction began soon after.

    The building was completed in 1914, but the monument wasn’t open to the public until 1922. Categorised as Grade 1 Heritage Building by the Government of India now, the monument sports some excellent Indo-Saracenic style, which is a combination of Indian and Western architectural styles.

    The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya houses more than 50,000 artefacts that range from Harappan heritage artefacts to European, Chinese, and Japanese historical items. The museum also has a separate wing for Natural History. One of the top sightseeing places in Mumbai, this museum has to be on your list of places to see.

    Location: 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
    Best Time to visit: Can be visited all year around
    Entry fee: INR 85
    Timings: 10.15AM-6PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 4.9 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 08 Lal Mahal

    Image Credit : Lal Mahal

    This red coloured palace is one of the most prominent attractions in Pune that you must add to your bucket list when you are visiting Pune. The place was built by the father of Shivaji, Shahaji Bhosale with the intention to revive the recently destroyed city of Pune in 1630 CE. However, the original structure was completely demolished in a series of attacks that befell Pune and now the structure that stands was only a part of original Lal Mahal once. The new Lal Mahal was thus rebuilt in an entirely new way near the Shaniwar Wada in Pune.

    When visiting the Lal Mahal, tourists can see a great collection of oil paintings that showcase various events in the life of Shivaji Maharaj. There is also a statue of Shivaji’s mother Jijamata and there is the popular place for recreation for kids at Jijamata Garden. Lal Mahal is also famous as the place in history where Shivaji Maharaj cut the fingers of Shaistekhan, the Mughal invader when he was trying to escape from the Lal Mahal. 


    • Location: Lal Mahal, Kasbapeth area, Pune, Maharashtra, India

    • Best Time to visit: Tourists can plan their trip to Lal Mahal any time throughout the year in Pune

    • Entry fee:  The cost of entering the place is INR 3/ 0.046 USD Per Person

    • Timings:  The timings for the mornings are from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and for the evenings, the timing is from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM



  • 09 Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

    Image Credit : Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

    Go for an amazing outing with your friends and family to Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park when you are in the city of Pune. The famous park is known for having a snake park, an animal orphanage and a zoo that makes it totally worth a visit for lovers of wildlife and nature. Whether you are an adult or a kid, a visit to Rajiv Gandhi zoological park is an exciting trip to learn more about snakes and reptiles and come back with more knowledge about these elusive creatures. Some famous animals which can be spotted here are a white tiger, leopard, blackbucks, elephants, sambhars etc. There is also a 13 ft cobra which gathers the most attention by tourists visiting the snake park inside the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park.


    • Location: Satara Road, Near Bharati Vidyapeeth, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is good for visiting Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

    • Entry fee: The entry fees for an adult is INR 15/ USD 0.23 and for the children, it is INR 5/ USD 0.07

    • Timings: It can be visited by the tourists between 9.30 and 5 pm




  • 10 Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum

    Image Credit : Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum

    Gear up to be fascinated by an amazing collection of Indian artefacts at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum in Pune. The museum boasts of having more than 20,000 artefacts which Baba Kelkar collected during his lifetime to leave behind a legacy for the future generations. One can see various paintings, handicrafts, musical instruments and a number of other objects of art collected from all over the world.

    A must visit for all the tourists in Pune, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum showcases various items that will leave you spellbound. One can see anything and everything here from door frames to musical instruments. For lovers of history, there are many artefacts which date back to the 18th and 19th century and makes for a wonderful revisit down the lanes of past.


    • Location:  Bajirao Road, near Abhinav Kala Mandir, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The museum is great for visiting throughout the year.

    • Entry fee: The ticket fees to enter here are INR 15/ USD 0.23

    • Timings: Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum can be visited any day of the week from 9 am to 6 pm 



  • 11 Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

    Image Credit : Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

    Dedicated to the Hindu God Ganesha, Dagdusheth Halwai Temple is one of the most famous Pune Tourist Places if you wish to add some spiritual essence to your vacation. The temple is one of the oldest Ganesh temples in India and was built by a local halwai called Shri Dagdusheth. It is considered that it was his dedication that inspired the construction of the temple and encouraged his friend Lokmanya Tilak celebrating the Ganesh festival. This festival paved to be an important event in India’s history and today celebrated with great fervour and gaiety. The beautiful temple has a humble architecture but resonates greatly with history and culture of this place. Being located in the centre of the city, Dagdusheth Halwai Temple is an important place in Pune to appreciate and take part in various events like music concerts, bhajans, and Atharvasheersh recitation which are held here.



    • Location: Shivaji Road, Budhwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit this temple is from August to September

    • Entry fee: There are no entry fees to visit Dagdusheth Halwai Temple

    • Timings: Tourists can plan their visit here from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm




  • 12 Shaniwar Wada Palace

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    One of the fascinating heritage places to visit in Pune, Shaniwar Wada Palace will take you on an exciting historical journey. Built by the Peshwas in the 18th century, Shaniwar Wada Palace is one of the important remnants of Maratha empire. Also known as one of the most haunted places in India, Shaniwar Wada Palace is also famous for its gruesome history filled with murders, fires and wars.

    One of the popular attractions at Shaniwar Wada Palace is the sound and light show which is organized every evening. The place got a major boost in tourism after the popular Bollywood movie Bajirao Mastani hit the theatres and has been attracting a lot of crowds since then. Shaniwar Wada Palace in Pune is a resounding reminder of India’s rich history spanning from the Peshwas to the Britishers and offers an interesting experience in for the tourists in Pune.


    • Location: Shaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from the months of July to March

    • Entry fee: INR 5/ USD 0.07 for Indians and for the foreigners it is INR 125/ USD 2

    • Timings: Tourists can visit here from 8 am to 6:30 pm



  • 13 Mahakali Caves

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    Also known as Kondivite Caves, the Mahakali Caves are located in Andheri, that is, the western part of the city of Mumbai. The ancient Mahakali Caves, one of the best places to visit in Mumbai, are centuries old, comprising of nineteen monuments cut from rock, built somewhere between the first and sixth centuries.

    The caves are dedicated to Buddha, as there are stupas and idols carved in the rock that signify the Buddhist connection. The caves are made of basalt, making them an ideal spot of interest for archaeologists and history lovers. These caves, cut out of black basalt, and located far from the metropolitan city of Mumbai, are a peaceful place to come and spend a day in as you see the intricacies of the architecture of the caves.

    The architecture and stone carvings indicate that it was home to Buddhist monks some time in history, as these caves existed from the time of the Ashokan Empire. There are scriptures written in Pali, an ancient language older than even Sanskrit. Come to Mahakali Caves to see the beautiful monastery carved entirely out of the rock on the outskirts of Mumbai.

    Location: Mahakali Caves Road, Sunder Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: INR 20 per person
    Timings: 9AM-4PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 26.8 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 14 Aksa Beach

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    Located 27 kilometres from the city of Mumbai, this beach is famous for being calm and quiet. Come here to enjoy a quiet early morning walk or come in the evening to watch the sunset in the Arabian Sea. The place is situated between INS Hamla Camp on one side and another beach called Dana Paani on the other.

    The place is perfect for spending a day out at the beach as well, and therefore you can see many locals out on a picnic on a cool day. Although the place is clean, the sands are white, and the area is secluded, the water currents make it impossible for tourists to swim or surf in the waters. Therefore, getting into the waters for such activities is not advisable.

    Take a walk on the beach and enjoy the views around, but refrain from taking a dip in the waters here. The sea breeze is quite cool and gentle here, making it a pleasant experience to be on the beach.

    Location: Aksa Village, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Sunrise-Sunset
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 39.1 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 15 Girgaum Chowpatty

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    The Girgaum Chowpatty is one of the most visited and perhaps the most crowded beaches in the city of Mumbai. Located in the very heart of the city, this beach has white sand and the blue waters of the Arabian for you to take a dip in or just relax by the beach. Come here to enjoy a very scenic view of the Arabian Sea or the sunset.

    There are also various other sources of entertainment at the beach too, such as riding a camel or a horse, asking a fortune teller to tell your future, watching dancing monkeys, snake charmers with their snakes, or simply indulge in eating the local food available on the beach such as raw spiced mango, chaat, or roasted peanuts.

    You can simply take a walk on the Chowpatty beach as well, which is ideal early in the mornings or in the evenings.  Although the beach is crowded most of the time you will enjoy your time here. You will have a peaceful feeling when you come and sit by the Arabian Sea or swim in its waters.

    Location: Adjoining Marine Drive
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Sunrise-Sunset
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 3.2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 16 Juhu Beach

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    Located close to the Juhu suburbs, the Juhu beach is one of those attractions in Mumbai every tourist swears by. The beach is at a distance of 18 kilometres from the heart of Mumbai. The Juhu beach is ideally visited in the evening, to watch a beautiful sunset by the Arabian Sea. Carry a camera with you when you head to the beach in the evening, for the sunset is worth capturing.

    One of the most popular sources of entertainment and fascinating activities to do on the Juhu beach is horse riding. You can pay to ride a horse on the beach here. The Juhu beach is close to several of Mumbai’s famous tourist destinations such as Mahalaxmi temple, ISKCON temple, St.Joseph’s church, Siddhivinayak temple etc.

    The beach s particularly popular because many movie stars reside in the vicinity, making the place one of the poshest places in Mumbai. Come here to spend a lazy evening by the Arabian Sea when you are visiting Mumbai.

    Location: Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Sunrise-Sunset
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 18.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 17 Elephanta Island

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    The Elephanta Island, or the Island of Gharapuri, is an island famous for its ancient caves near the city of Mumbai. The island is counted among one of the major attractions in Mumbai because of the Elephanta Caves that are located on the island. The Elephanta Caves are ancient caves that were constructed during 5th-6th centuries and have the distinct rock-cut architecture that’s nothing like anything in the rest of the country.

    There is no certain record of who constructed these spectacular caves on Elephanta Island, which makes the caves even more mysterious as they are robust and rich in their sculptural architecture. The island is very pretty, complete with greenery all around, and the quietness of the uninhabited island grows on you as you spend a few hours there.

    The Elephanta Island is located at a distance of 19.6 kilometres from Mumbai Central, or an hour’s ferry ride away. On a day when the sky is clear, you can actually see the Elephanta Island from the Gateway of India.

    Location: Elephanta Island, Navi Mumbai, 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: 19.6 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 18 Kamala Nehru Park, Mumbai

    Image Credit : Kamala Nehru Park, Mumbai
    If you are tired of the buys hustle-bustle life of Mumbai, take a break and relax amidst the greenery and colourful flowers at the Kamala Nehru Park. This park is one of the most visited Mumbai tourist places. The Kamala Nehru Park overlooks the Arabian Sea, as it is situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, which gives the park stunning views all around.

    The park is named after the wife of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The park sports elaborate gardens, trees, and stunningly pretty flowers, making it a heaven for nature lovers in the midst of a city.

    There is a giant shoe house in the park, inspired by a nursery rhyme about an old woman who lives in a shoe. You can get inside the giant shoe house and climb the stairs, and look out of the windows. Come here in the evening to witness the sun set in the Arabian Sea. The sun casts a golden light over the sea and the trees, which are a treat to watch. 

    Location: Babulnath, Dadi Sheth Wadi, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 5AM-9PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 5 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 19 Panshet Water Park

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    Surrounded by the glorifying beauty of Sahyadri mountains, Panshet Water Park is a famous attraction in Pune. It offers a fun-filled adventure for everyone where people can indulge in a number of exciting activities. It is a popular place for kids and families who come here for an exceptional weekend retreat from Pune. There are a number of water sports which gets the tourists excited here like kayaking, boating, windsurfing, swimming, water scooters, speed boating etc. Panshet Water Park also boasts of a serene backdrop that is encompassed by lush greenery and the beautiful Panshet Lake. Apart from that, this place is also great for exploring some nearby attractions of Pune like Raigad Fort, Sinhgad Fort, Khadakvasla Dam etc.


    • Location: Panshet water park, Near khadakwasla Dam, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: July to March are the best months of the year for tourists to plan a trip here

    • Entry fee: For Adults- INR 250/ USD 4, For Children- INR 170/ USD 2.6 (Weekdays)

      • For Adults- INR 300/ USD 4.6, For Children- INR 230/ USD 3.5 (Weekends)

    • Timings: The timings to visit Panshet Water Park is from 10 am to 6 pm



  • 20 Katraj Lake

    Image Credit : Katraj Lake

    Located near the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Kataj Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the city of Pune. Developed and maintained by the Pune Municipal Corporation, the lake is a must visit for all the nature lovers who are on a vacation in Pune. It is an artificial reservoir and has a pleasant jogging track around it drawing in a number of fitness enthusiasts. Offering a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Katraj Lake has been hailed for its beautiful surroundings. One of the prominent attractions of this lake is the incredible statue of Shivaji Maharaj that is in the middle of the lake. Katraj Lake is a treat to the eyes where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Sahyadri Mountain ranges and also spot some beautiful birds. The beauty of the lake is best enjoyed at the time of sunset which makes it a postcard-perfect setting to be captured by your cameras.


    • Location: Katraj Vasahat, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season.

    • Entry fee: There is no entry fee for visiting Katraj Lake in Pune

    • Timings: Katraj Lake can be visited between 6:00 am to 9:00 pm



  • 21 Diamond Water Park

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    Enthral yourself with an eventful day at Diamond Water Park the next time you are visiting Pune. It is one of the main attractions in Pune where you can be assured of a wonderful day and jam-packed enjoyment for kids. Diamond Water Park is visited by the people for a refreshing retreat with water sports and other fun activities. It boasts of having more than 7 swimming pools and more than 32 international water rides and attractions. Some popular attractions at Diamond Water Park are kiddies pool, family play station, wet bubble, Tortuga Falls etc. the fun rides offer a thrilling experience to all the tourists and there is also an unlimited lunch which you can enjoy at Diamond Water Park


    • Location: Water Park Road, Lohegaon, Pune City, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: Diamond Water Park is a great place to visit in Pune throughout the year

    • Entry fee: The entry ticket for the weekdays is INR 600/ USD 9.25 and for the weekends & public holidays is INR 700/ USD 10

    • Timings: Tourists can visit Diamond Water Park from 10 am to 5:30 pm every day



  • 22 Kamala Nehru Park

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    One of the finest places in Pune, Kamala Nehru Park is the place to go for enjoying the company of nature. The park has been frequented by locals and tourists who want to enjoy some peaceful moments. One can spot many people jogging and doing yoga in the mornings here. The park also boasts of having a children’s playground, a fountain and two laws.

    The star attraction of Kamala Nehru Park is the military jet which tourists can see in one of the lawns. The place is filled with green trees and offers a pleasant weekend outing with friends and families. When visiting here, tourists can also explore the temple of Lord Dutta which is located next to the park. The presence of various food stalls and eateries makes it a lively place for enjoying a nice evening in Pune.  


    • Location: Babulnath, Dadi Sheth Wadi, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: Winter is the best season to visit this place when the climate is cool and ideal for sightseeing.

    • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for going to Kamala Nehru Park

    • Timings: The timings at Kamala Nehru Park is from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm



  • 23 National War Museum

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    Offering an astounding getaway to commemorate the memory of brave Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the line of fire, National War Museum is one of the most amazing Pune tourist places. Engulfed by a blanket of greenery, National War Museum is the only war memorial in South Asia that was built by the contributions of common citizenry.

    National War Museum is an interesting visit to appreciate the efforts of citizens in Pune in acknowledging the valour of Indian soldiers. One who visits here can get a chance to get a glimpse of a MiG-23BN which was used in the Kargil war. Another fascinating thing on display here is the replica of INS Trishul which offered its services in the India-Pakistan War of 1971 and Liberation of Goa. National War Museum offers a great trip for students and people interested in Indian defence history.


    • Location: Prince Of Wales Drive, Ghorpuri Lines, Dobarvadi, Ghorpadi, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: July to March are the best months of the year for seeing this place on a trip to Pune

    • Entry fee: There are no entrance fees to visit here

    • Timings: National War Museum can be visited any day of the week from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm




  • 24 Peacock Bay

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    Peacock Bay is a spectacular place to visit in Pune when you are touring National Defence Academy. It is adjacent to the lake at Khadakvasla Dam and owned by the National Defence Academy. With a large number of peacocks which could be spotted in the area, Peacock Bay got its well-deserved name. Along with the peacocks, the place has been known for offering glimpses of various flora and fauna like deer, Lion-tailed monkeys, and civets.

    Peacock Bay has been famous for hosting a number of challenging competitions and activities of NDA. The place has many facilities which range from sailing boats, windsurfers to different whalers and dinghies. Peacock Bay offers a surreal ambiance and offers a wonderful visit distinct from many other places to visit in Pune.

    • Location: Peacock Bay is located at National Defence Academy in Pune

    • Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Peacock Bay is from the month of July to February

    • Entry fee:  Tourists are not required to pay any entrance fees for visiting Peacock Bay

    • Timings: Although there is no specific time to visit this place, it is advisable to plan your visit in the morning or evening.



  • 25 National Defence Academy

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    If you’re fascinated by the defense forces of our country, the National Defence Academy is one of the most unmissable places to visit in Pune. It is a joint training institute for the members of Indian Navy, Indian Airforce, and Indian Army. A visit to National Defence Academy offers an interesting glimpse into the lives of valiant men who receive their training here. The place has been famous for producing for some of the finest military personnel who have gone on to champion in various fields like sports, arts, Olympics etc.

    A visit to National Defence Academy is an unforgettable experience for children who can learn more from the place where future Indian soldiers are made. The place is also popular for its magnificent architecture, the largest inter-service museum in the country and the Weapon Technology Park that are great places for tourists.

    • Location: National Defence Academy is situated in Khadakvasla which is around 15 km from Pune

    • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year as per your convenience

    • Entry fee: There are no entrance fees, however, one has to take prior permission 48 hours before visiting.

    • Timings: It can be visited only on Sundays between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm by the tourists.  




  • 26 Pashan Lake

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    Enjoy a surreal evening at Pashan Lake in Pune away from the clamor of city life. It is a man-made lake and one of the most picturesque places to visit in Pune. Dating back to the British times, this lake was built as a water reservoir to meet the needs of water in the neighborhood. The place can be visited for a picnic to enjoy the natural scenery and the cool breezes. Boating and fishing are other popular activities that one can enjoy at Pashan Lake

    Pashan lake boasts of hosting many beautiful migratory birds and has become a popular spot for bird watching in Pune. One can see many rare and exotic birds here like a gray heron, little egret, white-breasted kingfisher, open billed stork etc. With the great landscape replete with greenery and natural surroundings, Pashan Lake is a wonderful bird sanctuary which you can visit in Pune.


    • Location: Pashan Lake is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from Pune city center

    • Best Time to visit: The months from December to February are the best for visiting Pashan Lake

    • Entry fee: No tickets are required to enter Pashan Lake

    • Timings: The timings are 8:00 am to 11:30 pm



  • 27 Versova Beach

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    Counted best among places to visit in Mumbai, Versova beach is extremely popular among tourists because of its fascinating coastline. It’s ahead of Juhu beach and is separated from that beach by a creek, and is closer to the suburban area of Andheri.

    The Versova village is located close to the Versona beach; the village is home to fishing folks who go by the name of “kolis”. Mumbai boasts a lot of beaches, but not all of them are serene and popular among Mumbai tourist places because of how peaceful it is to sit on the shore and enjoy the sunset in the Arabian Sea.

    It’s a blissful experience to sit on the beach and watch the fishing folks head out in the sea and fish. Apart from the serenity that Versova beach offers, every year, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated here, which is spectacular and is a must-see for everyone.

    Location: Versova Beach, Bharat Nagar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Can be visited at any time of the day
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 25 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 28 ISKCON Temple

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    Located very close to Juhu beach, the Hare Krishna temple is one of the places to visit in Mumbai and is set upon four acres of land. The ISKCON temple was constructed in the early 1970s when Juhu was a rather remote place. The temple is beautiful, complete with marble domes that reach more than a hundred feet in height.

    But the unique thing about the ISKCON temple is that it also houses more than just the temple. The temple has many Hindu gods, primarily Gaura-Nitai, Rama, Laxman, and Hanuman etc. There are also centres for spiritual, cultural, and educational enlightenment such as workshops, lecture and seminar halls.

    There are also centres of Vedic Education, library, Vedic Samskara Hall, vegetarian restaurant and bakery, and spiritual boutique. There is also a seven-storey guesthouse in the premises of the temple. ISKCON temple sees thousands of devotees every day and seeing the maximum number of pilgrims during Janmashtami.

    Location: Hare Krishna Land, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 4:30 am – 1:00 pm, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm, every day.
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 24 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 29 Prince of Wales Museum

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    Now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, the Prince of Wales Museum is one of the premier institutions of art and history in the country. Counted as one of the top places to visit in Mumbai. As one of the best sightseeing places in Mumbai, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya sports an excellent architectural style of Indo-Saracenic cultures.

    At present, the building is categorized as a grade I heritage building by the government of India and is maintained by the Indian Heritage Society. The planning and construction of the building started in 1905 and was completed by 1914. The museum finally opened to the public in 1922. The museum now sits in a well-maintained garden that further beautifies the heritage building.

    The museum has a vast collection of natural history, sculptures, textiles, paintings, Japanese and Chinese antiquities, decorative art etc. The museum also has a vast collection of digital files. If you are a history buff, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is a must visit for you when in Mumbai.

    Location: 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: INR 60 per person
    Timings: 10.15AM-6PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.8 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 30 Babulnath

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    Constructed in 1780, the temple of Babulnath in Mumbai is an example of great architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The entire architecture of the temple gives you the impression of Mount Kailash because the interiors are carved in such a manner.

    Come here not just because you are religious and you are a devotee of Lord Shiva, but come here to see the splendid architecture of the temple and its interiors. The history of the temple dates back to the 12th century when Raja Bhimdev placed the Shivling and idols at the now temple of Babulnath.

    The idols were discovered in the 18th century. The Shivling was discovered about 300 years ago when Malabar Hill used to be a pasture. Upon the discovery of the Shivling, the temple was constructed in the same spot as it was found. The temple of Babulnath is situated at the very end of the Marine Drive, close to the Girgaon Chowpatty.

    For a pleasant and memorable experience, visit the babulnath temple early in the morning. You will have a beautiful view of the surroundings and you can enjoy the architecture while the weather is still cool.

    Location: 16, Babulnath Road, Charni Road, Malabar Hill, Near Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 5AM-10PM every day.
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 3.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 31 Powai Lake

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    The Powai Lake was built in 1799 by the British. Located in the very heart of the city if Mumbai, the lake is a pleasant break from the humdrum life of the city. The 219-years-old lake was once used as a source for drinking water in the city, now i is a sightseeing place that is home to varieties of birds, amphibians, insects etc.

    There are colourful flowers around the lake that attract moths, honeybees, bumblebees etc. You can also find varieties of aquatic plants in and around Powai Lake. Among birds that flock around the lake, one can easily spot bulbuls, marina, sparrows, kingfishers, spot-billed ducks, doves, pond heron etc which make it an interesting place for bird watchers who come here early in the morning to catch glimpse of these birds.

    Come to the Powai Lake on a lazy afternoon or evening to enjoy the cool breeze that blows because of the lake. There are narrow roads beside the lake for you to take a walk on as well.

    Location: Powai Lake, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Sunrise-Sunset
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 26.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 32 Marvé Beach

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    Situated in Malad West, the Marve Beach is a beautiful beach by the Arabian Sea. The beach isn’t very long, but it is clean and a pleasure to visit in early mornings. The beach is very close to the INS Hamla Camp, therefore, if you visit the beach in the morning, you can see the Hampa Camp jawans training on the beach.

    The Marve beach is also known for the Koli fishermen, who fish close to the beach and bring their fishes on the shore to be sent to Mumbai’s markets. The beach can be a quiet getaway, but the beach is rather narrow and getting in the waters is not advisable due to the swift current and mud that sinks fast.

    The Marve beach is about seven kilometres from the western suburbs of Malad. The beach gives you a stunning view of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding hills. You can come here in the evenings too, to watch the sunset in the Arabian Sea.

    Location: Marve Beach, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Sunrise-Sunset
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 37.2 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 33 Maratha Mandir

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    Maratha Mandir is an old movie theatre in Mumbai that was constructed in 1958. This is one of the best places to visit in Mumbai among tourists. The theatre has only one screen, and the hall can accommodate up to a thousand people comfortably. The Maratha Mandir is rather ordinary to look at from the outside, but it is a rather distinguished hall from all other such halls in Mumbai because of a unique thing.

    The Maratha Mandir has been screening Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge since October of 1995, that is more than a thousand weeks as of now. The theatre has gained popularity because of this tradition the theatre has followed for the last twenty-three years, and many Shah Rukh Khan fans flock here everyday to watch the blockbuster movie of the 90s.

    If you are a movie buff, coming to Maratha Mandir and watching Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge over a box of popcorn might not seem too cliche a thing to do!

    Location: 22, Maratha Mandir Marg, RBI Staff Colony, Agripada, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: Not applicable
    Timings: Last show at 9.30PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 1 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 34 Taraporewala Aquarium

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    This sightseeing place in Mumbai is one of the largest aquariums in the city of Mumbai. Situated in Marine Drive, this aquarium was founded by D. B. Taraporewala, a Parsi philanthropist, in the year 1951. The aquarium has a twelve feet long three-sixty degrees glass tunnel that holds interesting marine life.

    There are several species of fish here, such as damselfish, butterfly fish, tiger fish, angelfish, moss, sea urchins, sea cucumber, marine eels, tube worms, tangs, batfish, puffer fish, tangs, jellyfishes, orandas etc that make this aquarium a highly diverse collection of marine life. There are a total of thirty-two tropical tanks in the building.

    You can also see several species of freshwater and marine plants such as water lilies. There is also a fish spa and touch pool, where you can dip your feet in the water and the fish eat away the dead skin off your feet (at the fish spa), and you can touch sea urchins, turtles, sea cucumbers in the touch pool.

    Location: Marine Drive, Near Charni Road Railway Station, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: INR 40 (adults), INR 20 (student), INR 30 (child)
    Timings: 10.30AM-8.00PM (weekdays), 10.00 AM-8.00 PM (weekends)
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 3.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 35 Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai

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    Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai is one of the best places to visit in Mumbai because it is a market, unlike anything you have ever seen anywhere. Located in south Mumbai, This is the largest market in the entirety of south Mumbai. The market is very old, evident from the fact that the architecture of the market was designed by William Emerson.

    The architecture style combines the styles of Flemish and Norman. There’s a fountain inside the market, made entirely out of stone, which was designed by Rudyard Kipling’s father. The market occupies a space of approximately 22471 square meters, out of which 5515 square kilometres is occupied by the original building.

    The market has expanded a lot in the past few years, including many shops that sell everything from fruits, toys, clothes, groceries, to even pets and birds. The market is best visited on weekdays, and between 11 am to 8 pm when it is open.

    Location: Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 11AM-8PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 36 Haji Ali Dargah

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    The Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most popular attractions in Mumbai. Located about 500 yards in the middle of the Arabian Sea, just off the Lala Lajpatrai Marg, this religious landmark attracts people of various faith to its doors. This shrine is the resting place of Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, and it is his tomb that people from all across the country and the world flock in to visit every year.

    The Haji Ali Dargah is counted among the top Sightseeing Places in Mumbai,  attracting as many as twenty-thirty thousand visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays with ten-fifteen thousand pilgrims visiting the dargah daily. The shrine features distinct architectural styles of the Mughal Period.

    On the eve of Islamic festivals such as Ramadan and Bakri-Eid, the number of pilgrims increases tenfold. The unique thing about this dargah is that it is much holy to people of other faiths as it is to Muslims. Pilgrims come here without boundaries of caste, creed, religion, wealth or nationality separating them.

    Location: Dargah Road, Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 5.30AM-10PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.8 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 37 Essel World

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    Essel World, India’s largest amusement park, is one of the best places to visit in Mumbai. Located on the Gorai island, this amusement park is one of India’s premier amusement parks, complete with breathtaking and thrilling rides. Opened in 1989, this park was a venture by the Essel group of companies. Spread over an area of 64 acres, it can be well counted among Mumbai tourist places because of the number of people it attracts every year.

    To get here, you can catch a ferry from Borivali Jetty or get on Bus 294 from the Borivali Station. It’s a great way to spend time with your loved ones on a one-day trip to Essel World, as the place is big enough, has attractions that will take you up to an entire day to see and experience completely. With several types of rides, slides and amusement options, the Essel World offers you complete entertainment throughout your visit to the park.

    Location: Global Pagoda Road, Gorai, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: INR 885 (adult), INR 649 (child)
    Timings: 10AM-7PM every day
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 41.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 38 Dehu Gatha

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    With an imposing statue of Sant Tukaram Maharaj, Dehu Gatha is known for being one of the biggest temples in Pune. The wonderful statue greets the visitors at the entrance of the temple and this place makes for a memorable visit in Pune. One of the most notable sights at Dehu Gatha is the various carvings from all the Gathas on Sant Tukaram embellished on the walls of this temple. It is often said that tourists who visit the temple must read at least 3 Gathas.

    Dehu Gatha draws in pilgrims from far and wide and its spiritual ambience is totally tranquillizing. Built in 1723, this temple is believed to be the place where Sant Tukaram resided during his life. The most preferred time to visit Dehu Gatha is during palakhi in the month of ashadh which is held every year.

     

    • Location: Dehu, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during monsoon and winter season.

    • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for the visitors at Dehu Gatha

    • Timings: The timings are from 6:30 am to 10:30 am in the mornings and then from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm in the evenings. For Saturdays, pilgrims can enjoy their darshan at Sant Tukaram temple up till 9 pm




  • 39 Kamshet

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    Kamshet is a beautiful hill station in Pune which is renowned for its natural beauty and a number of adventure activities. Located in the Western Ghats, Kamshet is replete with lush green hills and beautiful lakes. Kamshet is nestled between the gorgeous paddy and sunflower fields and offer a postcard-perfect landscape as a visual delight. It is located close to the two famous hill stations of Maharashtra-Lonavala and Khandala and offers a refreshing getaway to beat the heat and enjoy the surreal ambience.

    Kamshet is most famous for being a paraglider’s paradise. There are various paragliding schools and world-class facilities to offer an unforgettable experience for the adventure junkies. Being an adventure hub, Kamshet is a must visit if you wish to challenge yourself with some pulse-racing adventures on your visit to Pune. Apart from paragliding, tourists here can embark on an exciting trek to the Kondaleshwar Cliff, Tower Hill or Shelar. Some other famous places to visit in Kamshet are Kondeshwar Temple, Bhairi Caves, Bhedsa Caves, Pawna Lake and Bhandar Dongar for a wholesome experience.

     

    • Location: Kamshet, Pune District, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is from October to June

    • Entry fee: N/A

    • Timings: N/A



  • 40 Katraj Snake Park

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    Situated in Katraj, Maharashtra, this place is an exciting outing for lovers of nature and wildlife. It is one of the most famous Pune tourist attractions and offers an excellent tour of fascinating wildlife spotting various snakes, reptiles, birds and turtles. Katraj Snake Park is home to more than 22 species of snakes and garners interest from both children and adults.

    One of the most favourite attraction for the tourists at Katraj Snake Park is 13 feet long King Cobra. A park is an intriguing place where people are educated about snakes by clarifying their doubts and allaying their fears about snakes. Katraj Snake Park has been known for hosting a number of snake festivals, one of the most famous beings during the Nag Panchami. A visit to Katraj Snake Park is an educational experience where you can have fun and enjoyment with your family and friends with a bit of adventure.


    • Location: Pune-Satara Road, Opp. Katraj Dairy, Katraj, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: One should plan a visit here in the rainy season from the months of July to September

    • Entry fee: The entry fee at Katraj Snake Park is INR 3/ USD 0.05

    • Timings: It is open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm for the tourists. Tourists should avoid Wednesday as it remains closed on that day



  • 41 Parvati Hill

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    Famous for being one of the most postcard-perfect locations in Pune, Parvati Hill is the second highest point in Pune. It offers some of the most majestic views of the cityscape right from the top and makes for an interesting tourist attraction with many heritage temples located there. By climbing up 103 steps, tourists can reach the top of the hillock and treat their eyes with the wonderful views.

    It is known for having the Parvati Temple built by the Peshwas and the oldest structure in Pune. There is also a Devdeveshwar temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu Temple, Kartikeya Temple, Sri Vitthal Rukmini Temple, Peshwa Museum which is located on Parvati Hill. Parvati Hill is amongst the few sightseeing places in Pune that will take your breath away and offers a refreshing getaway to enjoy with your loved ones.



    • Location: Parvati Hill is located near the Swargate Bus station in Pune

    • Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Parvati Hill is from July to February

    • Entry fee: Tourists don’t need to pay any fees for entering Parvati Hill

    • Timings: It can be visited by the tourists between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm



  • 42 Vetal Tekdi

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    One of the most notable hills in the city, Vetal Tekdi and often considered a favorite retreat for trekkers in Pune. It is at a height of 2600 ft above sea level and offers some of the most panoramic views of the city from the above. It is surrounded by dry deciduous forests and offers a serene escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tourists here can visit the famous temple of Vetala that gives the name to this famous hill in Pune.

    The peaceful surroundings of the hill have made this place one of the most popular sightseeing places in Pune among groups of families and friends. It is frequented as a picnic spot and draws in a number of people who appreciate the company of nature. It is also a famous spot for joggers and bird-watchers in Pune.


    • Location: Pashan, Pune 411038, Maharashtra, India

    • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year. Nevertheless, tourists are recommended to plan their visit during the early morning hours.

    • Entry fee:  There is no entrance fee for Vetal Tekdi

    • Timings: There are no precise timings to visit Vetal Tekdi. However, it is advised to go during the day and avoid the dark.



  • 43 Marine Drive

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    This three-kilometre stretch between Babulath and Nariman Point is located at the foot of the Malabar Hill and is a C-shaped road. One of the most visited Mumbai tourist places, Marine Drives gives you a beautiful view of the sun at sunset in the Arabian Sea.

    You can see the entire stretch of the road, and sit by the beach which is known as the “Queen’s necklace” as the Marine Drive does look like a necklace at night since the road glistens like a necklace because of the streetlights at night. Marine Drive is famous for morning and evening walkers, who find this stretch of road perfect for their walks.

    This is also a natural bay and a perfect place to visit in the city of Mumbai. Come here to watch the sunset and relax by the bay in the evening, and enjoy Mumbai’s street food by the sparkling dark blue waters of the Marine Drive.

    The stretch of Marine Drive is home to various celebrities who live in their swanky residences in the area. The place has become a premium residential area because of this.

    Location: Marine Drive, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Not applicable
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 4.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 44 Nehru Planetarium

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    If you are a science enthusiast, Nehru Planetarium in Mumbai is your place to go to. Inaugurated in the year 1977 by Indira Gandhi, the Nehru Planetarium promotes science and technology through lectures, educational and cultural events, seminars etc. The planetarium primarily promotes astronomy and scientific discoveries etc through these seminars and lectures.

    The planetarium was designed by famous Indian architect JM Kadri. Ever since its construction, the Nehru Planetarium has been a centre of interest for students, scientists, and aspiring astronomers. There are also shows held at the planetarium on a regular basis. Some popular shows such as Tryst and Destiny, Mahatma - The Eternal Light, The Wonders of the Universe, Invaders of Mars, etc have been attracting visitors for a very long time.

    The Nehru Planetarium features a white dome, which is stunningly spectacular, along with the building’s cylindrical structure. The architecture of the Nehru Planetarium is something to marvel at. The popularity of the planetarium is because of its educational and cultural activities, as well as architecture.

    Location: Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Lotus Colony, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: INR 60 (adult), INR 40 (child)
    Timings: 12PM-4.30PM everyday
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 4.7 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 45 Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai

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    Constructed sometime between the 16th and 17th centuries, the Mahalakshmi temple of Mumbai is a popular tourist destination people flock into throughout the year. Dedicated to the Goddess Mahalakshmi, this temple of counted among the oldest in the city. Apart from Goddess Mahalakshmi, Goddess Mahakali and Goddess Mahasaraswati are also worshipped here.

    The temple has a very calm and serene feel to it, and spending time here is amazing in the mornings. The temple is really calming in its appearance, as you see it from far away. The Goddess Mahalakshmi occupies the centre in the altar at the temple, with idols of Goddess Mahakali and Mahasaraswati on either side.

    All the goddesses are adorned with pearl necklaces, gold bangles, and nose studs. The area around the temple is always jam-packed and busy. You can see a lot of stalls for flowers and goods for worshipping the goddess outside the temple as well.

    Come here early in the morning, right after the temple opens at six. It’s always cool and quiet in the mornings, and you will enjoy worshipping the goddess during this time. 

    Location: Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 6AM-10PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand:  3.7 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 46 Colaba Causeway

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    The Colaba Causeway is actually known as Shahid Bhagat Singh Road and is located between Old Woman’s Island and Colaba. In fact, it is the main road that connects the two places. The road is Mumbai’s cultural destination and reminds you of the country’s colonial past because of old buildings dating back to the British times.

    The road was constructed sometime between 1835-1838 when Sir Robert Grant supervised its construction. The road had been primarily constructed to avoid accidents as people crossed from Old Woman’s Island to Colaba on a boat.

    Nowadays, the Colaba Causeway is famous for being the shopping hub of Mumbai and for having some of the most popular restaurants here such as Cafe Mondegar, the Taj Mahal Hotel, and landmarks such as the Afghan Church, Sassoon Dock, and the gateway of India etc.

    Come here in the evenings to enjoy a great time in the cafes and shopping in some of the well-known shopping centres in the area. You can find everything from furniture, accessories, apparels, cosmetics, to perfumes and handbags etc here.

    Location: Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 9AM-10PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 7.8 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 47 Mumba Devi Temple

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    One of the oldest temples in Mumbai, The Mumba Devi Temple was constructed in Bori Bunder in the year 1675. After that, the temple was demolished and reconstructed in 1737 at Zaveri Bazaar. The temple is located in the very heart of the busy Zaveri Bazaar. The famous temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mumba Devi.

    Mumba Devi is devotedly worshipped by the Koli fishermen of Mumbai, who believe in the goddess and consider her as their guardian. The temple houses the ancient idol of Goddess Mumba Devi, which is the main attraction here. The idol is adorned with a gold necklace, a silver crown, and a nose stud.

    The fascinating thing about the idol is that the Goddess has no mouth, which symbolises Mother Earth. There are also idols of Hindu gods Ganesh, Hanuman, and Goddess Annapurna in the premises of the temple. The temple is open on all days of the week except Mondays, and aartis are performed regularly in the mornings and evenings. 

    Location: Mumba Devi Marg, Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: 6.30AM-10PM, closed on Mondays
    Timings: No entry fee
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.7 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 48 Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya

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    The Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya is a popular attraction in Mumbai because Gandhiji came and stayed in the two-storeyed building called Mani Bhavan during 1917-1934 whenever he visited Mumbai. The building has now been converted into a museum that now reminds the country of its struggle for freedom from the British rule.

    During the period Gandhiji used to come and stayed in Mumbai, he introduced the concept of satyagraha in the country, hence this period saw his rise as a freedom fighter and saw him gain immense popularity. The place is particularly famous for Gandhiji was arrested here by the British in 1932, from the wing of the building that he occupied.

    There is a room, a library, a picture gallery, and a terrace that Gandhiji used in mani Bhavan that people flock in to see. The library now houses as many as 40000 books and periodicals. There is also an auditorium where films on Gandhiji’s life and times are showcased on a regular basis.

    Location: 19, Laburnum Road, Gamdevi, Near Gamdevi Police Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 9.30AM-5.30PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.8 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 49 Birla Ganpati Temple

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    Boasting of one of the biggest idols of Lord Ganesha in the city of Pune, Birla Ganpati Temple is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Pune. For all those who seek a spiritual retreat away from the hustle and bustle, Birla Ganpati should be on your wish list. Encompassed by natural beauty and greenery, this temple attracts a number of devotees who come here to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

    One of the most striking features of this temple is that is not very much commercialized and offers tourists the peace of mind they are looking for. The imposing statue is one of the most beautiful idols of Lord Ganesha you’ll see in the region and tourists can be enthralled to see the glorious view from the top. The views can be best enjoyed when you go to the temple by climbing the steps and witness the spellbinding landscape filled with a blanket of greenery and gorgeous flowers.


    • Location: Birla Mandir, Revdanda-Murud Rd, Salav, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: Tourists can visit Birla Ganpati Temple anytime throughout the year

    • Entry fee: There are no entry fees for entering this temple in Pune

    • Timings: The timings for visiting Birla Ganpati Temple is from 5 am to 10:30 pm every day



  • 50 Mahatma Phule Museum

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    Founded in the year 1890, Mahatma Phule Museum is one of the must-visit Pune tourist attractions for history buffs. Earlier established as Lord Ray Museum, the museum was renamed as Mahatma Phule Museum in the year 1968. The museum makes for an interesting trip as one can see various collections of industrial products, agricultural items and handicraft pieces in this museum.

    Although the place has been about 118 years old now, it presents the old-world charm in the most amazing way to the tourists. If you wish to know more about the unique culture and rich heritage of India, Mahatma Phule Museum is a very educational experience for the tourists. Other notable and interesting collections which one can see here include brassware, stone carvings, marble statues, oil painting, textiles, body samples of animals from seals to elephants and so on.


    • Location: 1204/10, Ghole Road, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The museum can be visited by the tourists throughout the year.

    • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit the museum

    • Timings: The timings are from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The museum remains closed on Wednesdays.



  • 51 Adlabs Imagica

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    Embark on a day filled with adventure and excitement by visiting Adlabs Imagica in Pune. This is a 130-acre theme park that will help you relax and refresh unlike any other place in Pune. Adlabs Imagica offers wonderful fun and enjoyment for people of all ages and makes for a recreational getaway from Pune. It is divided into three parks which are a theme park, water park and snow park.

    One of most thrilling places in Pune, Adlabs Imagica boasts of fantastic rides, pool, gym and many restaurants to keep your day filled with various activities. Due to its so many premium offerings in recreational adventure, it has been hailed as one of the most preferred retreats for families near Pune and Mumbai


    • Location: 30/31, Sangdewadi, Near Khopoli, Pali-Khopoli Road (State Highway 92), Off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Taluka Khalapur, District Raigad, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The months of monsoon and winter season are considered the best time to visit Adlabs Imagica

    • Entry Fee: The cost of a regular ticket at Adlabs Imagica is INR 1500/ USD 23 per adult during the weekdays and INR 1900/ USD 30 during the weekends and holidays.

    • Timings: It is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm



  • 52 Khadakwasla Dam

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    Known as one of the most renowned places for group outings in Pune, Khadakwasla Dam offers a relaxing getaway. It draws in a number of tourists who wish to indulge in some adventurous activities or just relax and unwind in the company of nature. The place boasts of great vibes and always packed with crowds. It is built across the Mutha river and one of the integral sources of water supplied to the city of Pune. Some of the other famous attractions near Khadakwasla Dam are Kudje Village, Peacock Bay and Neelkanteshwar Hill. 

    People here come with their loved ones to enjoy the natural scenery and indulge in some gastronomy with the help of food chowpaty serving lip-smacking bhelpuri and bhutta here. The monsoons offer the best experience at Khadakwasla Dam as it makes the landscape look mesmerising.  The place boasts of many interesting activities and keeps the tourists abuzz with its exuberant ambience.

    • Location: Khadakwasla Dam, near Khadakwasla Village, off Sinhagad Road, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: Monsoon season is the best time to visit the dam.

    • Entry fee: No entry fees are required to visit here

    • Timings: The timings for tourists at Khadakwasla Dam is from 6 am to 6 pm




  • 53 Osho Ashram

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    Savour a slice and peace and rejuvenation when you visit the Osho Ashram in Pune. If you are seeking a place to get away from the worries of life and discover your inner peace, Osho Ashram is a perfect place for you to visit in Pune. Osho Ashram was founded by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a popular spiritual leader, and a famous public speaker. The place has been renowned as a meditative retreat where people can appreciate the serene atmosphere and enjoy a peaceful stay with luxury resort facilities. The place boasts of many facilities like a swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts and a spa. People here can indulge in various meditation activities and therapies and look forward to an exciting visit as there are a number of activities to keep you engaged all the time. Osho Ashram in Pune offers an awesome retreat to channel your inner energies and make a meaning of your life.


    • Location: 17, Koregaon Park Road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year

    • Entry fee: The entry fees at Osho Ashram is INR 870/ USD per person for a day

    • Timings: Osho Ashram is best visited between 6:00 am to 10:30 pm



  • 54 Pataleshwar Cave Temple

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    One of the fascinating sightseeing places in Pune, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is an important temple in Pune dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar who is the God of the Underworld. Dating back to the 8th century, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is renowned for being carved out of a single rock and been announced by the government as a protected monument in Pune. Along with its architectural brilliance, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is also known for its unique sound of bells.

    Pataleshwar Cave Temple offers an interesting glimpse of rock-cut architecture in India and dedicated to Lord Shiva and Nandi. At the main shrine of the temple, pilgrims pay their respect to the imposing Shiva lingam which is built there. One of the astounding features of Pataleshvar Cave Temple is that its construction was never completed and thus one can witness that there is no specific entrance to the temple. Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a great visit both for spiritual reasons and appreciating the art and culture the region.


    • Location: Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from the month of June to February

    • Entry fee: You are not needed to pay any entrance fees at Pataleshwar Cave Temple

    • Timings: The timings at this temple are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm



  • 55 Aga Khan Palace

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    Aga Khan Palace in Pune is a wonderful landmark of India’s history and has many great events and personalities associated with it. It was constructed in the year 1892 by Sultan Mohammad Shah Aga Khan III. It was in Aga Khan Palace where Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi imprisoned and now it is famous as the Gandhi National Memorial Society.

    It is one of the prominent attractions in Pune and people here can enjoy a fascinating visit seeing the personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi in the room where he stayed. One can also see the collection of pictures of many other freedom fighters associated with Indian Freedom Movement against the British at the museum here. It is now hailed as a monument of national importance and also boasts of interesting architecture.


    • Location: Gandhi National Memorial Society, Aga Khan Palace Road, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: Tourists should plan a trip here during the months from October to March

    • Entry fee: The entrance fee for Indians is INR 5/ 0.07 USD and for the foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

    • Timings: The visiting time at Aga Khan Palace is from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm




  • 56 Mandwa Beach

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    Mandwa beach is known for its panoramic views, right from the Gateway of India to the bay. It is unlikely to find a view as this from any other beach in Mumbai. One of the best places to visit in Mumbai, the Mandwa beach gives you an enthralling experience as you stare across the sea on a clear day, taking in the panoramic view that it offers you.

    The beach is usually less crowded and is extremely pleasant to visit in the evenings. The Mandwa beach is located close to the Kihim beach, which is equally beautiful. Among the other beaches of Mumbai, this is one of those Mumbai tourist places that you can visit to get away from the hullabaloo of the metropolitan.

    You can reach the place via a ferry that you can get from Mumbai. This famous weekend beach destination is a hit among the locals and tourists alike, basking in the sun and relaxing by the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea is a treat nobody wants to give a miss. Come here for a wonderful time.

    Location: Mandwa Beach, Kolgaon, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: Can be visited at any time of the day
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 114.9 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central



  • 57 Mumbai Zoo

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    The Jijamata Udyan is one of the most popular places to visit in Mumbai, originally constructed during the British Period and called Victoria Gardens. The zoo is located in Byculla, in every centre of the metropolitan city of Mumbai. Constructed in 1861, the Mumbai Zoo is home to many endangered species of animals and birds.

    The zoo is spread over an area of 48 acres, mainly surrounded by Mumbai’s chawls, or homes of the low-income public in the city. The zoo has a clock tower in the very entrance, made in Italian Renaissance style. Although the clock doesn’t tick anymore, the architecture of the clock is one to reminiscence.

    Mumbai zoo boasts of some of the oldest trees in the area, that were brought in and planted in the zoo. Mumbai zoo’s aviary has a lot of rare birds, which makes it a hit among the attractions in Mumbai.

    Location: 91A, Lalbaug Flyover, Near Byculla Railway Station, Byculla East, Mazgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: October-March
    Entry fee: INR 5 per person
    Timings: Closed on Wednesdays. Summer: 9.00AM-6.15PM, Winter: 9.00AM-5.30PM, Monsoon: 9.00AM-5.45PM
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.9 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 58 Castella de Aguada

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    Situated in Land’s End in Bandra, the Castella de Aguada is also called Bandra Fort and remains one of the most visited Mumbai tourist places. The original Portuguese word for castle is Castelo, although the builders of the place actually called it Forte de Bandora.

    The Portuguese built it in 1640 after they had settled in the area since 1534, to use the castle as a watchtower overlooking the Arabian Sea, Mahim Bay, and the island of Mahim. The name of the castle originates from a fresh water fountain that was close to the fort, thus the name “Aguada”.

    When the Portuguese had control over the fort, the fort was armed with as many as seven cannons and smaller defence equipment such as guns etc. The fort is strategically placed, and back in the days, it was sued to watch the northern sea route to the Mumbai Harbour.

    In the early eighteenth century, the British destroyed a large part of Castella de Aguada when Marathas had become a threat to the British in India.

    Location: Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
    Entry fee: No entry fee
    Timings: 10AM-8PM every day.
    Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 13.9 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central


  • 59 Horniman Circle Gardens

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

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

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

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


  • 60 Gorai Beach

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

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

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

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


  • 61 Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra

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

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

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

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


  • 62 Fort Bassein

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

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

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

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


  • 63 Chor Bazaar

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

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

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

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


  • 64 Nehru Science Centre

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

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

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

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


  • 65 Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

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

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

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

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


  • 66 Kanheri Caves

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

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

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

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


  • 67 Krushnai Water Park

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    If you’re looking for a nice hangout place to enjoy some memorable time with your friends and family then Krushnai Water Park is a wonderful place to go in Pune. Spread over an area of more than 10 acres, it has emerged to be one of the most popular Pune tourist places if you are fond of recreational activities.

    When visiting Krushnai Water Park, tourists can supplement their visit by seeing other notable attractions like National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla Dam, Sinhgad Fort and Panshet Dams. It offers a perfect weekend retreat where people can enjoy a cottage stay too. Moreover, there are various activities to keep you engaged throughout the day and bring out the inner child in you. Some popular activities held here are water sports, adventurous bull ride, net cricket, video games, kid's favourite tom & jerry, rain dance, artificial bridges, wave pool, cyclone, lazy river, octopus etc. 


    • Location: Krushnai Water Park, Gat No. 186, Donje Gaon, Sinhagad Base, Pune, Maharashtra  

    • Best Time to visit: Krushnai Water Park can be visited anytime throughout the year

    • Entry fee: Tourists need to spend INR 500/ USD 7.7 to gain entry here on weekdays and INR 600/ USD 9.23 during the weekends

    • Timings:  The timings at Krushnai Water Park is from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm




  • 68 Vishrambaug Wada

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    A resonating reminder of Pune’s rich cultural heritage, Vishrambaug Wada was built in 1807 as a mansion for Peshwa Bajirao of Pune. It boasts of its majestic design and architecture with cypress-shaped columns, decorated ceilings and imposing verandahs. The place can be visited during a heritage walk in Pune that is organised every Sunday and offers an entertaining musical performance to the public.

    The place is replete with its historical charm and leaves a lasting impression on everyone’s mind. It is one of the most interesting Pune tourist places that will take you back to the times of Peshwa rule in the erstwhile Maratha kingdom. The place has been undergoing constant renovations and houses a post office and some other offices of Pune Municipal Corporation.


    • Location: RB Kumthekar Rd, Perugate, Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is great for planning a trip to Vishrambaug Wada

    • Entry fee: The entry fee at Vishrambaug Wada is INR 5/ USD 0.07 Per Person

    • Timings: Vishrambaug Wada can be visited by the tourists from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm



  • 69 Saras Baug

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    One of the most scenic attractions in Pune, Saras Baug is a great place to plan a visit with your friends and family. This place is popular its beautiful 25-acre park and the famous Talyatla Ganpati temple. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple attracts a number of devotees who come here to pay their respects and seek God’s blessings. It is one of the ideal Pune tourist places if you are visiting with children or looking for a relaxed spot for picnicking in the city.

    Saras Baug offers a refreshing experience as you are surrounded by a lush green landscape and indulge in various rides like giant wheels to bring out the kid in you. Another attraction of this place is the presence of a wide array of eateries which are just a delight for foodies in Pune. One can look forward to enjoying some lip-smacking dishes outside Saras Baug like pav bhaji, bhelpuri, panipuri etc.


    • Location: Saras Baug is located within a radius of one kilometre from Swargate bus station and 3.6 km from Pune Railway Station.

    • Best Time to visit: Anytime throughout the year is great for visiting Saras Baug in Pune.

    • Entry fee: There are no entry charges to enter Saras Baug in Pune.

    • Timings: The garden remains open for tourists from 9 am to 6 pm every day.




  • 70 Shinde Chhatri

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    Dedicated to the Maratha leader Mahadji Shinde, this place is a popular tourist attraction in Pune. Being an important reminder of the Maratha rule in India’s history, this place is hailed as a significant landmark. There is a memorial devoted to the great ruler Shinde and the place also houses a temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built by Shinde himself.

    It boasts of an interesting architecture replete with intricate carvings and beautifully aligns Rajasthani design with Anglo style. The splendid designs have withstood the passage of time and still considered to be one of the gorgeous pieces of architecture in Pune. The place was constructed following the Vaastu Hara rules and represent a fine amalgamation of two beautiful cultures. Shinde Chhatri is now maintained by Shinde Devasthan Trust, Gwalior and attracts many lovers of art and history in Pune.


    • Location: Shinde Chhatri is located in Wanawadi in Pune

    • Best Time to visit: The months from July to February are the most preferred time to visit here

    • Entry fee: The entry fees at Shinde Chhatri is INR 5/ USD 0.07

    • Timings: The timings to visit here from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm




  • 71 Victoria Terminus

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    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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  • 72 Mulshi Lake and Dam

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    Originally a dam used for irrigation and hydroelectricity generation, Mulshi Lake and Dam is now one of the most notable attractions in Pune. The place attracts a number of visitors who wish to relax in the serene ambience of nature and rejuvenate their soul away from all the hubbub of city life. Mul shi Lake and Dam gets its picturesque landscape as it is nestled beautifully between two hills and verdant forests. One can’t help but appreciate the natural beauty of this place which is replete with various flora and fauna along the dam and lake. Some popular activities for the tourists Mulshi Lake and Dam are hiking the hills, picnicking with your loved ones or enjoy boating in the lake. Although the place is located at a short distance away from the main city, it offers a perfect escape for the nature lovers in Pune.


    • Location:  It is located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State.

    • Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Mulshi Lake and Dam is during the monsoon months.

    • Entry fee:  There are no entrance fees to visit this place in Pune

    • Timings: It can be visited during the day from 9 am to 6 pm.



  • 73 Mumbai Dabbawala Center

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    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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  • 74 Gateway of India

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    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



  • 75 Film City

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    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


  • 76 Mumbai Dhobi Ghat

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    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


  • 77 Red Carpet Wax Museum

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    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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  • 78 Panshet Dam

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    Also famous as Tanaji Sagar Dam, Panshet Dam is one of the top places to visit in Pune for adventure enthusiasts.  Perched beautifully in the Sahyadri Ranges, Panshet Dam is a visual delight with a surreal landscape that offers a soothing retreat. Panshet Dam is encompassed by luxuriant hills and a number of thundering waterfalls that makes it a perfect place for nature lovers too.

    Tourists here can look forward to savouring an adrenaline rush by partaking in a number of water sports. Some of the popular water sports enjoyed here are kayaking, boating and few rides like the banana ride and water scooters. Other activities which you can enjoy here are trekking and camping in the midst of nature.


    • Location: Panshet Dam, Ambi River, Pune District, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit:  The best time to make a visit to Panshet Dam is during the monsoon days or in the evenings of the winter season

    • Entry fee: During the weekdays the entry fees for an adult is INR 250/USD 3.75 and for a child is INR 170/ USD 2.62. For the weekends the entry fees for a child in INR 230/ USD 3.54 and for an adult is INR 300/ USD 4.62

    • Timings: Tourists can visit here from 10:00 am in the morning to 6:00 pm in the evening.



  • 79 Elephanta Caves

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    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


  • 80 Raigad Fort

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    Raigad Fort is a majestic fort in Maharashtra which you can see in Sahyadri mountain ranges of Western Ghats. The fort is a symbol of Maratha pride and one of the great reminders of the history of Marathas. It was named as Gibraltar of the East by the British due to its strategic location and one of the most important landmarks in the city of Pune.

    Some main attractions of Raigad Fort are the Hirakani Buruj, Maha Darwaja, the King’s Durbar, Takmak Tok, Jagdishwar Mandir etc. The fort has become a major tourist spot for its trekking opportunities where one needs to climb up to 1737 steps and enjoy a breath-taking view of the landscape. For those who wish to give trekking a miss, there is a splendid ropeway ride to give you goosebumps as you move through the winds with an exquisite aerial view of the landscape. The place has been dubbed as one of the most exciting Pune tourist destinations for history lovers and adventure freaks.


    • Location: Raigad Fort, Raigad, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Raigad Fort is from November to March

    • Entry fee: The cost of an entry ticket for Indians is INR 10 / USD 0.15 and for foreigners, it is INR 100/ USD 1.54

    • Timings: Tourists can visit Raigad Fort from 10 am to 6 pm every day



  • 81 Dharavi Slum

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    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


  • 82 Sinhagad Fort

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    Literally meaning the Lion Fort, Sinhagad Fort is one of the most famous historical places to visit in Pune. It was earlier named Kondana and believed to have been built about 2000 years ago. Sinhagad Fort occupies an important place in the history of Pune as there were many important battles like the famous Battle of Sinhagad fought here. It boasts of a strategic location and is protected by natural frontiers.

    The fort makes a mesmerising scenery with the Sahyadri mountains and serves an as popular place for outings in Pune. Many trekking lovers also flock the place for an enterprising day to complete a one day trek from the village to the fort. Some notable attractions which you can see inside the fort are Tanaji memorial, the tomb of Rajaram Chhatrapati, a Kali temple, some military stables and a brewery.


    • Location: Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi, Pune, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The months of winter and monsoon season from July to February are the most preferred time to visit this fort

    • Entry fee: N/A

    • Timings:  Tourists can visit here between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m



  • 83 Pawna Lake

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    Enjoy the wonder of nature by paying a visit to the exquisite Pawna Lake when you are in Pune. Its paradise location is something that you will not be able to forget anytime soon. The setting at Pawna Lake is made beautiful with the presence of various tourist attractions like Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort, Tung Fort and Visapur Fort. Its refreshing ambience makes this place a beautiful destination near Lonavala and Khandala to enjoy an idyllic weekend.

    It was created as an artificial water reservoir and offers a soothing time to relax with nature. People keep flocking to Pawna Lake for its postcard-perfect landscape. The place is known for its wonderful climate and offers a serene retreat away from the noise of usual city life. Pawna Lake is also known to attract nature lovers due to the number of flora and fauna which can be seen around the lake. Some of the activities which you can look forward to enjoying at Pawna Lake are camping, paragliding, sightseeing etc.


    • Location: Pawna Lake, Pune

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon season

    • Entry fee: There is no entry fee for visiting Pawna Lake

    • Timings: This place can be visited from morning till evening.



  • 84 Lohagad

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    Situated close to the famous hill station of Lonavala, Lohagad is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Pune. Located on a beautiful hillock near Malavali, this place is one of the favourite destinations for trekking enthusiasts in Pune. Dating back to the 18th century, this place is an interesting visit to appreciate the charm of ancient architecture nestled in the midst of natural beauty.

    Lohagad Fort offers an exciting trek where people can look forward to an adrenaline filled day. Surrounded by beautiful green hills, it also offers various delightful opportunities for photographers and nature lovers to appreciate the panoramic views all around.


    • Location: Lohagad Fort, Lohagad Trek Rd, Maharashtra

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Lohagad Fort is during Monsoon season when the surroundings are most spectacular due to the rains and presence of dark clouds without the scorching sun.  

    • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit Lohagad Fort

    • Timings: One can visit the Lohagad Fort from 9 am to 6 pm