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  • Places to visit in Bandra includes Trace Bandra's Heritage, Bandra Fort, Carter Road, Mount Mary's Church, Linking Road, Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Jogger's Park and many more. 

    Those who are searching for places to visit in Bandra Mumbai will notice that the suburb will completely win your heart. This area of Mumbai is usually called the "Queen of the Suburbs." Bandra West is a mixed bag of the Portuguese, British, and Indian cultures, and the contemporary trends.

    A number of chic cafes, parks, nightclubs, and boutiques dot the location - all acting as an add-on to the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Mumbai. The popularity of this suburb area speaks volumes through its mesmerizing landscapes, and old heritage buildings like Bandra Fort, Bandstand Promenade, Mount Mary's Church, etc.

    Furthermore, the fusion of street food stalls and fine dining restaurants at Linking Road or Carter Road will feed your gastronomic cravings sufficiently . All this and a lot more create a perfect vibe for anyone looking forward to have some good time. So, if you are searching for places to visit in Bandra west Mumbai, this iconic location won't fail to impress you.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Bandra:

  • 01 Trace Bandra's Heritage

     Trace Bandra's Heritage

    If you want to envision what Mumbai used to look like from Portuguese to the British period, Bandra has a lot to please you. This suburban area boasts of several Portuguese attractions that will transfer you to the past.

    You can wander along the cobbled streets to view old-style houses, buildings and many churches. Bandra's heritage exploration is one of the prominent places to visit in Bandra Mumbai to explore the glory of past in the city.

    Location: Bandra West, Mumbai

    Timings: Anytime

  • 02Bandra Fort

    Bandra Fort

    Bandra Fort is notable as one of the remainders of the Portuguese dominion in Mumbai. Bandra Fort is also known as Castella de Aguada and it acted as a watchtower at Mahim Bay during that era. It was likewise used as a port for the ships to enter Mumbai Harbour.

    Built in 1534, now this fort is a popular picnic spot visited by locals and tourists alike. It is a perfect spot to explore the architecture and history of the Portuguese era. One can also enjoy an exceptional panorama for the landmark Bandra-Worli Sealink bridge from here. In the evening you'll also get to admire the azure sky turning into a spectacle as the sun goes down.

    Location: Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand Road, Mumbai

    Timings: 6 am - 6:30 pm

  • 03Carter Road

    Carter Road

    If you are a food lover, this one's for you! Carter Road is also known as the food district, the reason it's one of the most popular places to visit in Mumbai Bandra for foodies. A myriad of well-known eateries and restaurants are lining up the road that includes famous Carter's Express, The J's, Corniche, Dumpling King, etc.

    This area is also renowned for its street food stalls, where you can find anything ranging from Shawarma, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, and Idli to North Indian cuisine. Also, many times at the open amphitheatre on Carter Road, a host of novice musicians come around in the evening for jam sessions boosting the whole vibe of this place.

    Location: Carter Road Promenade, Bandra West Mumbai,

    Timings: Anytime

  • 04Mount Mary's Church

    Mount Mary's Church

    This Roman Catholic Church dedicated to the 'Virgin Mary' is one of the most famous places to visit in Bandra west Mumbai. The Church is established on top of a hill called Sunderban Bandra, facing the majestic Arabian Sea.

    You can explore this old church of Mumbai that is an architectural masterpiece in itself. Moreover, visitors can buy small statues of the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, religious artefacts, or Goan sweets from kiosks perched outside this church. Also, if you are visiting in September, you can take part in the 'Bandra Fair' or the 'Feast of Mount Mary' celebration here.

    Location: Mt Mary Rd, near Shanti Avedna Sadan, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai

    Timings: 10 am - 7 pm

  • 05Linking Road

    Linking Road

    Shopping and Bandra go hand in hand and along this line, one will discover and several expensive jewellery shops and designer boutique outlets. Further, the area also serves street shoppers well enough with a plethora of stalls dotting the road.

    This place is all about grabbing the latest fashion garments, accessories, and footwear of your choice in any budget range. No doubt, Linking Road is amongst the go-to places to visit in Bandra west Mumbai for shopaholics.

    For a great shopping experience, keep your bargaining skills handy when shopping from roadside vendors. You can conclude your day with an appetizing meal or drinks by visiting any restaurant or pubs located in the area.

    Location: Road stretching from Bandra Talkies to Dahisar East,

    Timings: Anytime

  • 06Bandra-Worli Sea Link

    Bandra-Worli Sea Link

    The latest yet one of the most famous places to visit in Mumbai Bandra is Bandra-Worli Sea Link. This sea link connects Bandra to Worli, which is a classic example of one of the most magnificent human-made wonders. A lot of Bollywood movies are an excellent representation of this one of a kind and stunning cable infrastructure. We bet you will always cherish the view of this beautifully built bridge whenever you come to Mumbai.

    Also, it is amongst the top favorite places to visit in Bandra Mumbai to enjoy a long drive at night with your friends or beloved. During ride you’ll experience mesmerizing time together with the refreshing sea breeze and a lovely sight to behold.

    Location: Mahim Bay, Bandra

    Timings: Open 24 hours

  • 07Jogger's Park

    Jogger's Park

    As the name implies, this lush park is a paradise for joggers staying near Carter Road. The sea-facing park offers a refreshing scene to chill down amidst the greenery and breathe in the fresh air. It is among the best places to visit in Mumbai Bandra to go for early morning or evening hours to jog or walk with your partner.

    The serene aura, manicured-lawns, and beautiful backdrop spread delightful vibe all around that win the heart of every visitor and fitness lover alike. What's more? The affluent area is home to a lot of Bollywood celebs, thus an ideal place for celebrity spotting as well.

    Location: Bandra-Carter Road

    Timings: Daily 5:30 am - 9 am & 3:30 pm - 9 pm

  • 08Bandstand Promenade

    Bandstand Promenade

    If you are searching for extraordinary places to visit in Bandra Mumbai, then here you go! The decision to invest a few hours at Bandra Bandstand promenade can never go wrong. It is amongst the must-visit promenades in Mumbai city that offers a spectacle to behold.

    A lot of joggers, walkers, youngsters, and cyclists frequently visit this social and iconic location. Moreover, while strolling here, you will get a chance to see a few Bollywood stars who reside in the same area. Also, this place is home to several renowned restaurants with a vibrant ambience all around.

    Majorly all the cafes and lounges here serve contemporary cuisine, true to the trendiness of Bandra. Thus, visitors can conclude their trip to this spot with a good meal at any of the posh restaurants.

    Location: Bandra, Mumbai

    Timings: Open 24 hours

  • 09Hill road

    Hill road

    Shopping is no doubt one of the best moments while in Bandra. So, if you’re searching for places to visit in Bandra Mumbai for shopping, don’t miss this one! Close to Linking Road, Hill Road is another fantastic place with many street shops to satisfy the hungry souls of shopping lovers.

    So those looking to restock their wardrobe with funky and latest fashion collection at an affordable range, it is your one-stop destination. There are plenty of small shops and roadside kiosks selling everything ranging from clothes, footwear, accessories, jewellery, lingerie, and much more. Just be ready for some good haggling, and you will return with a lot of lovely items and souvenirs for yourself or your loved ones back at home.

    Location: Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

    Timings: Daily 11 am - 9 pm

  • 10 Jama Masjid

     Jama Masjid

    Jama Masjid, also known as Jumma Masjid, is situated in the crowded lanes Crawford market and Kalbadevi. It is an ideal spiritual place to explore about Islamic community and their holy culture. The gleaming white Mosque is in the quadrangular shape constructed of brick and stone, enclosed by terraced roofs and double storied structures.

    At the eastern gate, visitors can view an antiquated tank used for ritual ablutions loaded with around 10 ft water along with gold and silverfish and some turtles inhabiting it. During your visit to the historical Mosque, you likewise get an opportunity to see the beautiful artwork at nearby markets that is dating back to 1802.

    Location: Nagdevi St, Nakhuda Mohalla, Lohar Chawl, Kalbadevi, Mumbai

    Timings: 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Gateway of India

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

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

Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Timings:
 Can visit anytime

Price:
No entry fee

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Victoria Terminus

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

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

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

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


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
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Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum



Formerly known as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum happens to be the earliest museum built in the Indian city of Mumbai.

 Established back in the year 1855, the structure was first used as a storehouse of industrial and decorative arts. However, in the year 1975, it was renamed in honor and memory of the great scholar, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad. The museum was opened for public visits in the year 2008.

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum displays the early craftsmanship and art of the early residents of Bombay. The museum manifests the rich cultural heritage of Mumbai through decorative and fine art.

Some important primitive objects that visitors can see in the museum include small clay models, costumes, copper and silverware, lithographs, maps, photographs, dioramas, and rare books that highlight important tidbits about life in the city from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. 

The museum also has a manuscript of the well-known Arab poet Hatim Tai, which dates back to the seventeenth century. 

You can also find the historic Kala Ghoda figurine placed inside the museum. Just outside the building, a monolithic elephant sculpture discovered from the water body originating from Elephanta Island has been installed.

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is frequently visited by history buffs, experience seekers, photographers, and education enthusiasts. Visitors can stroll inside the mesmerizing museum and admire the crafts and artifacts.

They can also explore the fascinating stones placed outside the building. Travelers can even explore the backyard of the museum, where some small bookstores and cafés are present. In addition, they can also experience the fun events and activities occasionally organized here.

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Priyadarshini Park


Priyadarshini Park and Sports Complex is a clean and well-maintained sea-facing attraction in South Mumbai. Located in one of the sophisticated localities, this Napeansea Road park overlooks many expensive apartments on the street. 

 Every nook and corner of this 20 acres land has now become a powerhouse to keep the heart of Mumbai pumping. For more than 3 decades, this wonderland has served as a recreational site, and sports and fitness complex.

 Visit here early in the morning to witness the magic of this refuge for the inhabitants of Mumbai.  Also, Mumbaikars do not forget to visit here in the early monsoons to sit on its sea-facing end and seek a delight with the sound of soothing waves. 

 Once, this piece of land was merely a rocky patch of the coastal area of Malabar. What you see today is a gorgeous lush green garden lined up with a total of 600+ coconut trees.

With a perfect and well-maintained ambiance, this park is a boon for early morning yoga, jogging, walking, aerobics, and so on. The credit, of course, goes to its active group – the Malabar Hill Citizen Forum, who looks after it as its own child.

You can connect with their authorities to be an annual member of the plethora of recreational sports activities that they organize. 

In addition to pumping the adrenaline of youth with its recreational touch, Priyadarshini Park of Mumbai also serves as an ideal family outing location and a lover’s point.

If you are fortunate enough, you may even witness little squirrels accompanying you here for some pleasing views. 

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Nehru Planetarium

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:
 12 PM-4.30 PM everyday

Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 
4.7 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Colaba Causeway

If your Pune trip can accommodate a fun-filled evening in Mumbai, Colaba Causeway is definitely among the places you cannot miss out on. Located close to some of the most important landmarks in the city, this commercial street thrives on the energy of gastronomes, shoppers, and fun-seekers and is always found packed with throngs of visitors.

Offering a wide range of amusements in the form of countless options for dining, shopping, and much more, this is one of the finest places to visit in Pune at night with family.

Whether you are interested in stuffing your travel bag with some surprisingly inexpensive clothes, trying on the latest styles at designer boutiques, or teasing your taste buds with authentic Indian delicacies, this place has it all.

Location: Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai

Timing: 9 am to 10 pm

Price: No entry fee

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Snow World




Take a fascinating relief from the sweltering heat of Mumbai at a one-of-its-kind theme park – Snow World. Situated in Phoenix Market City, Snow World is a perfect place for your family to enjoy a day in the world of snow. 

The state-of-art technology at the Snow World is such that you get to witness the bliss of Kashmiri snowfall in the financial capital of India. Engineers of the Snow World have tried their best to maintain the mercury level below minus 10 degree celsius. 

So, spare some time from your schedule and indulge in snowy adventures like ice skating and sledging. If still your child craves for something more, lead him towards the Snow Dance Arena to witness the realistic rainfall. Watch your child building his own dream snow castle here or set him free to perform his favorite snow dance. 

From beginner to veteran, this world of snow has experiences for one and all. There are guides near every snow activity here to guide you with the basics to your comfort and convenience. 

Apart from enjoying it with your family, you may bring in your companions or your school kids and have a moment of joy with them. It is also a great place to organise your child’s first birthday or encourage his academic excellence here. Snow World, Mumbai has also been a place for corporate events in the past. 

Activities and Things to Do at Snow World Mumbai 



Enjoy the bliss of natural snowfall –

Are you unable to plan your Kashmir visit? Snow World in Mumbai brings you an exciting opportunity to experience the magical touch of snow at your hometown. Surprise your loved ones with a snowy tour on their birthdays with the chilling adventure rides right in Mumbai. 

Slide on a speeding rubber tube at -10 degrees Celsius – 

Slide along the curves and slopes of the speeding rubber tubes from a height of 100 feet. Having a jungle view in its backdrop, it forms the most picturesque spot for some candid moments. 

Throw snowballs at your friends or siblings at the snow play area – 

There’s a snow play area inside the Snow World where you can live your childhood days. Wear your snow jackets and step in the play area to throw some soft snowballs at your family, friends and relatives. Here too, you can ask someone to click some candid moments to cherish your family time. 

A little flavour of adrenaline adventure –

How does it sound to sledge, board or skate on the snowy land? Although it might seem like an easy task, there’s a little chance of slipping over the ice. Make sure that you follow the instructions thoroughly to experience a snow adrenaline adventure. Once you understand the tips and tricks here, you can make your adventure a challenging one!
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Babulnath

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
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Taraporewala Aquarium

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

Timings: 10.30AM-8.00PM (weekdays), 10.00 AM-8.00 PM (weekends)

Price:
INR 40 (adults), INR 20 (student), INR 30 (child)
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Elephanta Island



Situated to the east of “The City of Dreams”, Mumbai, Elephanta Island happens to be one of the most popular tourist spots in India. This destination was named ‘Elephanta Island’ in the sixteenth century, by the Portuguese navigators. This name was suggested after a big stone elephant was discovered at the spot. 

Spread across a region of around 16 square kilometers, the place houses the historic rock-cut structure, the Elephanta Caves. Dating back to the medieval period, Elephanta Caves is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These caves feature over 2000 years old Buddhist and Hindu cave temples. The Hindu temples consist of stone sculptures that represent the Hindu Saiva cult.

These temples shelter important imageries, including ‘Trimurti’ (Lord Shiva with three heads), ‘Ardhnarishwar’ (a manifestation of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati sharing a common body), and ‘Gangadhar’ (a representation of River Ganga descending to the planet). These caves also form a unique trekking destination for the visitors. 

Elephanta Island is visited by a host of tourists from all over the world each day. Although the destination is visited by all kinds of travelers, yet it is more popular amongst history buffs, photo fanatics, and experience seekers. The ferry and toy train ride to reach the ancient caves makes the trip to Elephanta Island even more attractive and joyous.

Apart from sightseeing, photography, and learning, the tourists visiting this beautiful destination also indulge in shopping at the local stalls that sell souvenirs, junk jewelry, traditional bags, shell necklaces, bracelets, and apparel. Excited to visit Elephanta Island? Check out all the important things you need to learn before you head to your destination.
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Vihar Lake



Vihar Lake is the largest lake in Mumbai. It is located within Sanjay Gandhi National Park near Vihar village on the Mithi River. The lake was built from 1856 to 1860 by the British government to overcome the drinking water woes of the people of southern Mumbai. It gets its water from The Powai-Kanheri hill ranges in the catchment area.

Today, the lake meets about 3% of Mumbai's drinking water needs and has evolved into one of the most alluring picnic spots in Mumbai. The scenic beauty of the lake makes it a great spot to hang out with friends and family and enjoy some Kodak moments with a picture-perfect backdrop. In the evenings, eateries, restaurants, and cafes around the lake serve piping hot food taking every visitor to the lake on a food tour.

This beautiful lake has a dense population of Khair trees that invite a lot of migratory birds. It looks glorious during the monsoon season. A creepy fact about Vihar Lake is that it is indeed filled with a good number of freshwater crocodiles, also known as Mugger or Marsh crocodiles.

One can visit the Crocodile Park near the lake to witness these reptiles in various sizes and forms. Also, the lake has strong currents when full and hence, visitors are strictly warned from venturing into the waters here. Entry to Vihar lake is restricted since 1993, and one needs to seek prior permission from the authorities of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.    

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Manori Beach



Tucked away neatly in the quaint village of Manori in northern Mumbai, this beach is a perfect weekend getaway from the ruckus of city life. The inviting stretch of sand, the open blue of roaring waters and the beauty of the serene atmosphere makes it a popular picnic spot.

Manori Beach is often known as “Mini-Goa”, not only because of its beautiful white stretches of land but also because of a number of quaint, beautiful churches that dot the beachside. The beach also witnesses an amalgamation of different religions and culture, being home to the Samudreshwar Temple, the Buddhist Pagoda and even the Sufi Dargah. The beauty of the place is further enhanced by a thick grove of cashew trees and ample greenery that covers the place.

The beach becomes even more scenic during the nights, where one can enjoy barbeques or even simply lay on mats and enjoy the open starry skies. The beach also has a number of hammocks for use by visitors.

There are a number of sea-side restaurants and shacks offering scrumptious food up for grabs. They are especially popular for their seafood options, which are made from fresh produce caught from the sea. Manori Beach itself is a popular fishing destination for locals, and most of the catch is used for cooking at these food stalls.
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Mohammed Ali Road

Mumbai’s most-loved food street, Mohammed Ali Road, has been delighting food lovers for decades. The place is a paradise for people who want to binge to their heart’s content on rich Mughlai food. At the bylanes buzzing with smoky flavours and din of happy eaters, you can enjoy everything right from the usual fare like nihari, paya, huge varieties of kebabs, tikkas, butter chicken, etc. For those who love to try unique foods, can try the delicious zubaan fry, white biryani, badam khichda, Sanju Baba chicken, chocolate shawarma, and tandoori quails.

Vegetarian food lovers need not despair. There are umpteen choices of vegetarian rolls, shawarmas, chana masala, and varieties of creamy paneer dishes. Those with a sweet tooth love the mawa jalebis, malpuas, fluffy phirnis, and the rich ‘Aflatoon’. Choose from pop-up stalls to single vendors and legendary restaurants as old as 130 years to try foods that you just cannot afford to miss!

The place is a melting pot of movie actors and commoners coming together for the love of exquisite and delicately flavoured food here. Mohammed Ali Road comes alive during the time of Ramzan and is the favoured place to break one’s fast amidst beautifully lit up alleys and people from all faiths gathering together.
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya was earlier known as Prince of Wales Museum and it is considered one of the splendid structures of the Mumbai city. This is one of the heritage buildings in Mumbai, which has been an established museum since 1922.

The best part of this heritage building is its construction. It has one of the most intricate design work and it truly displays extraordinary artisanship. The architecture is a clever blend of both Indian and British marvels. The garden spread all around the Museum adds to its beauty. 

The museum is famous for one more reason. It holds more than 50000 artefacts, artworks, and sculptures that display the rich cultural heritage of India. Since it has been in the air close to a century, there have been a number of renovations, which has increased the beauty of the structure and has opened doors for newer galleries and artworks. It now features artworks of many Hindi deities, traditional textiles, and age-old Indian costumes. 

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya has been awarded as the Grade I Heritage Building of the city and the first prize in Urban Heritage Award by the Indian Heritage Society. The museum was renamed as 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya' from “Prince Wales Museum’ in order to memorialize the founder of the great Maratha Kingdom - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Let’s get to know more about this amazing tourist destination in the heart of Mumbai city.

Location - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is located near Kala Ghoda Fort on Mahatma Gandi Road, Mumbai. 

Timing - 
The museum remains open from 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM on all days except Monday.

Price - 
The entry fee of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is INR 30.
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Dharavi Slum

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

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

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

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

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

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