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  • Welcome to the city that never sleeps, enjoy an eclectic mix of the most exhilarating places to visit in Mumbai that will allure you with an enviable vibe, the ‘City of dreams’ is quite the holiday destination. Mumbai has always been the dream city for all and while you are here you don’t want to miss the chance of exploring each and every corner of the city. Some of the best places to visit in Mumbai are the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Cave, Siddhivinayak Temple, Essel world, Elephanta Island etc.

    While you are in this amazing city you can also visit the Kanheri Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mount Mary Church, Banganga Tank etc. Click some of the best pictures along with your loved ones as you explore the city. Have a tryst with the historical legacy of the place, chill by the Arabian Sea as you munch on some delectable street food, study about some legendary arts, ride on the most epic amusement park, escape away to quaint little hill stations, explore the world of Bollywood, the list is endless.

    And yes the Marina beach who can miss this place while you are in Mumbai. The soft breeze and the singing water will lure you to some magnificent land. Bring out the best in you as you reconnoiter this one of a kind place and bring back some good memories.

  • Popular Places to Visit in Mumbai

  • 01Gateway of India

    Gateway of India
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    One of the most distinguishing landmarks that signify the city, the Gateway of India came into existence in the year 1924 during the British Raj to celebrate the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. The structure marks the area as one of India’s major ports which formally symbolised elements of British grandeur. Located in the waterfront area of Apollo Bunder, today it is one of the most popular tourist places in Mumbai for people from all over the globe who flock just for a glance of this monument.

    The Gateway of India is a landmark that denotes India's main ports and is a noteworthy vacation destination for guests who touch base in India surprisingly. At a certain point of time, this landmark spoke to the greatness of the British Raj in India.A most loved spot for visitors, these days, and this landmark pulls in vendors, food stalls and also the photography buffs. The passing of the First Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry; was recorded as the primary headliner that occurred at the Gateway of India.

    The design plan of the Gateway of India is constituted of a vast curve, with a tallness of 26m. The landmark is worked in yellow basalt and insoluble cement. The basic arrangement of Gateway of India is outlined in the Indo-Saracenic style.

    Highlights:
    One can also discover hints of Muslim building styles joined in the structure of the pretentious building. The focal arch of the landmark is around 48 feet in the distance across, with an aggregate stature of 83 feet. Planned with multifaceted latticework, the 4 turrets are the noticeable components of the whole structure of the Gateway of India.
    There are steps developed behind the curve of the Gateway that prompts the Arabian Sea. The landmark is organised such that one can witness the vast breadth of the blue blanket right ahead, welcoming and sending off ships and visitors.

    Entrance fee:
     The entry is free of cost.

    Location:
    Gateway of India is located at Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

    Insider Tips:

    This time, while you visit Mumbai and explore the amazing Gateway of India, don’t miss your chance to taste from the local street food which is very popular here. Head out for a stroll near the tall amazing gate and click some memorable pictures with the stunning background as the sunset.

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  • 02Marine Drive

    Marine Drive

    Popularly referred to as the Queen’s Necklace, Marine Drive is a 4 km long promenade located in South Bombay. One of the most beautiful roads in Mumbai, a birds-eye view of this stretch looks magnificent at night with the lights making the entirety resemble a queen’s necklace. The place comes alive in the evenings when people relax and admire the brilliant view or take a walk on the promenade overlooking the Arabian Sea that is surprisingly therapeutic to the soul. Chai-wallas, chat-wallas are added bonuses to the place making it another must-visit tourist places in Mumbai.

    Large groups of people are seen crowding the place to walk along the lovely walkway and to witness the dazzling sight of the setting sun at nightfall. The splendidly lined palm trees offer its guests an exciting background. Marine Drive is also alluded to as ‘Queen's necklace', due to the streetlights that make the road look like a string of pearls and create an illusion of a necklace. Marine Drive is considered as the best pathway for a night walk.

    Highlights:
    Witness the shining waters of the Arabian Sea and the astonishing frosty breeze stroking your hair alongside a long cluster of restaurants offering scrumptious snacks and beverages will definitely make your evening special. For the elderly one can visit the Nana-Nani Park is quite an attraction these days. The 3 km long Marine Drive is a characteristic cove and furthermore frames a bit of the well-known horizon of Mumbai. It approaches a portion of the major corporate focuses, diversion exercises and furthermore places of excitement.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Marine Drive is located at a distance of 25. 2 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    Marine drive is another fascinating place in Mumbai. This place is known as an inspiration for artists, musicians and poets who come here. Spend some time along with your friends while sipping a cup of tea and staring at the distant sea.

  • 03Elephanta Island

    Elephanta Island
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    Marooned about 9 Kms away from the Gateway of India in the middle of Mumbai Harbour is one of the prominent places to visit in Mumbai. Housing a labyrinth of rock-cut temples, their artwork represents some of the most intricate and impressive carvings in India. The main Shiva-dedicated temple is a magnanimous structure full of halls, courtyards, shrines and pillars with a 6m tall statue of a three-faced Sadhashiva depicting Shiva as the destroyer, creator and preserver of the universe.

    The island is definitely one where you must visit to witness some spectacular and serene sights in Mumbai. The stone cut temple on Gharapuri, also called Elephanta Island, are a Unesco World Heritage Site. Made between AD 450 and 750, the maze of giving in sanctuaries speak to some of India's most great sanctuary cutting.

    The fundamental Shiva-devoted sanctuary is a charming latticework of patios, corridors, columns and holy places; its perfect work of art is a 6m-tall statue of Sadhashiva, delineating a three-confronted Shiva as the destroyer, maker and preserver of the universe, his eyes shut in interminable examination.  It was the Portuguese who named the island Elephanta in view of a substantial stone elephant close to the shore (this crumpled in 1814 and was moved by the British to Mumbai's Jijamata Udyan). There's a little exhibition hall on location, with enlightening pictorial boards on the source of the holes.

    Timings:
    The cave remains opens from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday

    Entrance fees:
    The entry price for Indian is Rs 10 while for the foreigners the entry price is Rs 250

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Elephanta cave is located at a distance of 39.8 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    Another interesting place which you can visit while you are in Mumbai is the amazing Elephanta Island. Head out for a ferry ride to this island or enjoy the scenic views while taking a ride on the famous toy train. Witness the beauty of the whole place and click some memorable pictures.
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  • 04Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
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  • 05Juhu Beach

    Juhu Beach
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    Juhu can be defined as one of the largest and most sought after beaches in India. It is a hot-spot for elite celebrity homes and film personality sightings located in the suburbs of the city making it one of the most eminent tourist places to visit in Mumbai. Visitors all over the country love the beach for it is also a gastronomic paradise hosting stalls that serve up platters of lip-smacking street food. The sandy delight is most crowded during weekends where people can get entertained by horse and donkey rides, dancing monkeys, toy sellers and other kinds of amusement.

    Sightseers visit this shoreline in view of its serene climate and its grand excellence. Juhu Beach is additionally well known for its nearby indulgences and road nourishment. The sustenance slows down to set up here offer incredible cooking styles and nibbles things. Individuals in Mumbai visit this shoreline to unwind and appreciate the dreary day.

    Highlights:
    Soak in the dreamy sunset during the evening the huge Arabian Sea, is a fantasy like the vision for any individual who visits the shoreline. The road nourishments, like 'Pani Puri', 'Bhel Puri' and 'Pav Bhaji' are quite recently a portion of the numerous delights offered at the shoreline slows down. One can also visit the celebrated Italian restaurants here like Little Italy, Mangi Ferra, Don Giovanni, Penne, et cetera.

    Prominent ocean bottom claims to fame are served at these quality eateries sited close to the Juhu Beach. Here, one can visit bars and discotheques that are the adolescent joints of the zone.  The 'Gandhi Gram' is situated at the north end of the shoreline, which is a place where youngsters regularly make the most of their late spring excursions playing sports like b-ball, cricket and football.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Juhu Beach is around 5.9 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    There is no doubt in that Juhu beach is indeed a great hangout spot in Mumbai. While you are spending some awesome time with your friends at this beach head out to the nearby beach stalls here. Try the exotic ‘Pani Puri', 'Bhel Puri' and 'Pav Bhaji' once and you will definitely go for a second time again.  Also explore the statues of freedom fighters and other important figures here. What’s more you can always jog along the sand to burn those extra calories.

  • 06Essel World

    Popularised by the advertisement from the 90s, Essel World is a fun-filled theme park situated in Gorai, Mumbai. Housing some of the most thrilling rides and fun activities in Mumbai, it attracts people from all over the country. The special features of the park, namely the fact that it has rides for all ages and is open 365 days in a year is why it entertains 10,000 visitors on a daily basis. It is obvious to state that Essel World is one of the favourite places to visit in Mumbai. Essel World is the biggest entertainment park in the Indian is situated on 64 sections of land of land. Since the previous 26 years, Esse lWorld has been in charge of setting a benchmark in the entertainment park industry in India.

    The Island of Fun is situated on the coastal Gorai town in north-west Mumbai, a beautiful setting infused with healthy excite and stimulation. The 42 section of land complex brags of more than 57 attractions intended for diversion of all age bunches flawlessly defending the title of India's biggest event congregation. With time

    Highlights:
    Monsters in the Mist, Ice skating arena, bowling back street to give some examples. With all the fun and skip it is guaranteed the well-being of the guests is not bargained. An amalgamation of exciting, fun, stimulation and immaculate satisfaction - Essel World offers it all.

    Rides Offered:
    Shot-N-Drop, Hoola Loop, Aqua Dive

    Timings:
    Opens from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM

    Location:
    Essel World is located at Global Pagoda Road, Gorai, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091

    Insider Tips:
    For that fun filled adventure in Mumbai visit the most amazing Essel world. Make your day a happening one as you spend a perfect day with your family and friends. Enjoy your day as your try some of the exhilarating rides there.
  • 07Siddhivinayak Temple

    Siddhivinayak Temple
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    A Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Shri Ganesh is a standing testament to beauty and architecture. Constructed in 1801, the temple entertains thousands of devotees every single day. Even Bollywood celebrities as well as other prominent figures climb up to the temple to seek blessings and offer prayers to Lord Ganesha that is its magnetism. In all, the temple is definitely among the popular tourist places to visit in Mumbai.

    The Siddhivinayak Mandir evolved from a little place of worship to the Grand Temple that stands today in the later 50% of the twentieth century. Temple glory was purchased not just by the lawmakers who frequented the sanctuary additionally Bollywood film stars who ceaselessly visit to look for the gifts of Lord Ganesha. Siddhivinayak is notable as "Navasacha Ganapati" or "Navasala Pavanara Ganapati" among devotees.

    It was Constructed on 19 November 1801, the first structure of the Siddhivinayak Temple was a little 3.6 m x 3.6 m square block structure with an arch moulded block shikhara. The sanctuary was worked by the temporary worker Laxman Vithu Patil. The building was financed by a rich Agri lady named Deubai Patil. Childless, Deaubai manufactured the sanctuary so that the Lord should concede youngsters to other infertile ladies. Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, a supporter of the Hindu holy person Akkalkot Swami Samarth, covered two divine idols in the front of the directing god of the temple on the requests on his master. It is the starting point of Mumbai darshan tour.

    As forecasted by Swami Samarth, following 21 years after the internment of the symbols, a mandar tree developed at that spot with a svayambhu Ganesha in its branches. The 2550 temple complex had two 3.6 m Deepamalas, a rest house and living quarters for the overseer. It had a bordering lake 30 x 40 sq. m. in measure on the eastern and southern side of the sanctuary.

    The lake, dug by Nardulla in the mid-nineteenth century to counter the shortage of water, was topped off in the later years and the land is currently not some portion of the sanctuary complex. Around 1952, a little Hanuman place of worship was worked in the temple complex for the Hanuman symbol that was found amid the street expansion venture of Sayani Road close Elphinstone Road.

    Entrance fee:
    There are no entrance fees for entering the temple. The devotees can pay something of their own.

    Location:
    Siddhivinayak Temple is located at S.K.Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028

    Insider Tips:
    The very well known Siddhivinayak Temple is another attraction in Mumbai which attracts a lot of people. If you are visiting the temple try to reach the temple by 4.30 AM for Morning Arti so that you avoid long queues. There is also another special queue for the senior citizens.  Try to visit the temple during week days and also be careful with the children.

  • 08Taraporewala Aquarium

    Taraporewala Aquarium
  • 09Worli Seaface

    Worli Seaface
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    A favourite hangout situated south of the picturesque Sea link from Bandra, Worli Seaface is another one of Bombay’s promenades. It is one of the top places in the city for one to experience the epic monsoons that offer a remarkable view of the angry waves rising up onto the road. The magnificent view of the BandraWorli Sea Link is another sight that must not be missed. The Worli-Bandra Sealink which is generally called the Rajiv Gandhi Sagar Setu is found on Worli Sea Face. It interfaces the island of Worli to Bandra over the Arabian Sea. This place is an outright shocker on the off chance that you are searching for a place to hang out in Mumbai. 

    The Worli Sea confront is the favoured place to remain of the Rich and Famous of Mumbai. The territory extends from Worli Fort in the north to Narayan Pujari in the south. Worli Seaface has been an astoundingly beautiful purpose of enthusiasm for a considerable length of time and is an extremely well-known shooting area for Indian Movies.

    Timings:
    Worli Seaface remains opens 24 hours a day.

    Highlights:
    One of the busiest in the city of Mumbai is The Promenade at the Seaface. It is ideal for Morning or Evening walks. Amid a tempest, the waves will surge into the terrain making an exciting environment that makes hundreds of people visit this place even during a bad weather.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Worli Seaface is located at a distance of 13.4 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    If you are looking for some refreshing jog in the morning then head out to Worli Seaface. This whole place can be best enjoyed during the monsoons.

  • 10Chowpatty Beach

    Chowpatty Beach
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    Towards the northern end of Marine Drive lies one of the most seasoned seafronts called Chowpatty Beach, which is acclaimed for its bazaars and dinners.  Here one can find hundreds of salesmen are seen walking over the shoreline to sell various items of things, particularly on Sunday nighttimes. One can see stalls highlighting fast food and snacks, like Bhel Puri, Pav Bhaji, and so forth are set up in the territory each and every day. Going further down the path, is Walkeshwar, an exceptionally well-off and elegant range that gets its name from the popular and very loved Walkeshwar Temple.

    Keeping in mind the end goal to see the most extreme festival soul of the Mumbai's group on this shoreline, the ideal time to visit is amid Ganesh Chathurthi, the greatest occasion of just for the city and state by and large. One can discover beach vendors selling toys and local dishes like spicy raw mango, roasted peanuts and Mumbai fast-food (or chaats). Travellers who visit Mumbai make it a point to visit this shoreline to encounter the quiet and peaceful climate. People come here with their loved ones to spend a few hours on this unwinding spot. A walk around Mumbai's Chowpatty Beach will promise you an affair of a lifetime.

    Highlights:
    While at the beach one can also see snake-charmers who entertain the crowds with their antics. Few of you who are interested to know about your fortune can reach the fortune tellers there. Also, the people who head to the beach enjoy the horse ride, camel ride by the sea shore. This shoreline is an ideal place to perform Yoga "Asanas" and to go for runs. The merry-go-rounds, ferry wheels, Beebee weapon shooting exhibitions on the shoreline are fun open doors for the kids to invest an incredible energy. One may even witness a film shooting or a road play being performed in this awesome shoreline.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Chowpatty Beach is located at a distance of 26.6 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    Another favorite place in Mumbai which is visited by a lot of people is the Chowpatty Beach. Known for as the favorite shooting spot, one can also get a chance to enjoy a street play here. One can also head out for horse and camel rides here. Don’t forget to taste the local dishes like spicy raw mango, roasted peanuts and Mumbai fast-food.
  • 11Versova Beach

    Versova Beach
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    It is said that nothing can be a better solace than the magnificent beach in Mumbai.  Facing the Arabian Sea and creating a perfect moment for the beach lovers this beach is attracting a lot of tourist around the world. The population residing in this beach known as the Kolis mainly earns their livelihood by fishing. Fishing is the principle business around there. Unlike Marine where you can see tetrapods, Versova beach is seen filled with massive rocks to buffer the buildings from the waves.

    Amid high tide, the whole shoreline goes submerged and so one cannot see any permanent structure on the beach.  Over the past couple of years, there have been some actions taken by the local residents and the BMC to enhance the state of the shoreline. The Save Versova Beach Association was formed for this purpose yet the shoreline lacks few facilities like lifeguards, which are basic considering the waters.

    Highlights:
    There is another section of the beach known as the Rock Beach which is headed by people of all age group. The beach is known for its mesmerising sunset and also a great chance for the photography buffs who love to click some amazing pictures. The beach is very clean which is why a lot of people love to spend their leisure time here. s of late, the UNEP drove a program to clean plastic litter, and more than 43 weeks expelled more than 2 million kilogrammes.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    The Versova beach is located at a distance of 11.9km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    Nothing can be a better place than the beach when you are visiting Mumbai. Another famous beach, Versova Beach is a must visit for you here. Try to visit this beach during the time of festival of the Kolis that is 'Coconut Day, where coconut offerings are made to the God of the Sea. While at the beach you can also opt for a horse or donkey rides. Catch the glimpse of the fisherman catching fish and enjoy the glorious sunset in the evening.

  • 12Haji Ali

    Haji Ali
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    A paramount religious site in Mumbai, Haji Ali is situated 500 yards from the shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea that houses the tomb of Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. This 400-year-old structure is not just marvelled at for its intricate Indo-Islamic architecture; it is also a popular place of worship for people. Moreover, the local stalls outside the dynamic complex house some of the most delectable cuisines and specialities you can gorge on. It is a prominent stop on the Western line of the Mumbai local train hence making it easily accessible to the public.

    The structure of Haji Ali was on an arrangement of high rising rocks and was given its present day shape in the mid-nineteenth century after the Trust was lawfully framed as an element in 1916. Haji Ali Dargah is the complex which holds the tomb of the Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.). Alongside the tomb, there is likewise a Masjid at Haji Ali. This landmark has been the sentinel to the shores of Mumbai for quite a while. The structure has white vaults and minarets reminiscent of the Mughal architecture of the period.

    Highlights:
    The Dargah is a renowned pilgrimage site of the Muslims. Non-Muslims are additionally permitted to visit the Dargah. The white-hued structure draws in guests in huge numbers. Around 10-15 thousand individuals visit the Dargah day by day. The number of devotees increases to 20-30 thousand, on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Lakhs of devotees visit the Dargah on the second day of Ramadhan Eid and Bakri (Eid-ul- Uzha), and amid which the pathway prompting the Dargah Complex resembles a Sea of Humanity.

    Location:
    Haji Ali is located at Dargah Rd, Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra

    Insider Tips:
    Mumbai city has been always a fascination for all. While you are in Mumbai and visiting Haji Ali you will see the Dargah Complex. Lure your taste buds with some Kebabs, Mughlai Biryani, Hyderabadi fast food. Also, don’t miss your chance to witness the stunning sunset from Haji Ali Dargah.
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  • 13Aksa Beach

    Aksa Beach
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    Another beach which is very famous in Mumbai and a must visit tourist spot is the Aksa Beach. Located close to Malvani, Aksa Beach is a popular beach and a vacation spot in Aksa town at Malad. Dabbed with private bungalows and lodgings, Aksa Beach is a prevalent spot in the Aksa town in Malad. The beach has INS Hamla (a base of the Indian Navy) toward one side and another little shoreline called Dana Paani at another.

    It is seen that during Sundays and holidays, Aksa is stuffed with Aksa is packed with vacationing families and students. However amid the week, it remains for the most part noiseless and clean unlike any other crowded beach. During the monsoon season the beach becomes very dangerous though it is estimated that around 15000 people visit this beach during the weekends. One can see a number of lifeguards at the beach as it said that the beach can be a bit dangerous.

    Highlights:
    Refreshingly, there are no crowded foot stalls along the shore and beside the shoreline itself there isn't much to do along Aksa. Because of solid streams and shifting sands, it's the beach is not allowed for swimming.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Aksa Beach is located at a distance of 36.6 km.

    Insider Tips:
    Another favorite beach in Mumbai is the Aksa Beach. This beach is known for its magnificent sunset.  As the beach is less crowded one can also enjoy a memorable picnic in Mumbai along with your loved ones. One can also see a lot of street stalls here and try the delicacies from here.
  • 14Fashion Street

    Fashion Street
  • 15Colaba Causeway Market

    Colaba Causeway Market

    From cheap road garments to in vogue boutiques, this path, which houses old structures from the British Raj, has it all. Colaba Causeway, also known as Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, is a business road, and a noteworthy thoroughfare or land connect amongst Colaba and the Old Woman's Island in the city of Mumbai, India. While you can walk around the trails and search for garments, shoes, totes, and even gems in the most recent plans, you can likewise venture into one of the boutiques and take a gander at stunning decorations, garments, and so forth.

    The road merchants offer the most recent form at disposable costs, which can be expected all things considered. It is constantly great to invest some energy here; you never realise what take you will discover.  You may locate the "fixed rate" board composed of the city side shops yet one should know how to deal and cut down the cost. It resembles an extremely normal Indian Road bazaar. In the event that you investigate more, you can likewise get your name composed of a rice grain or, can get it engraved on a memento.

    With the Gateway adjacent and the ocean holding your back, one can take a day away from work for trinket shopping and shabby Indian antiques, the whole mess of urban Indian lifestyle.

    Timings:
    Opens from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

    Location:
    Colaba Causeway market is located at Bakery Ln, Army Area, Nofra, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005

    Insider Tips:
    If you are looking for some good shopping spot in Mumbai then Colaba Causeway Market is the perfect place for you. Show your shopping skills while bargaining here at the market and buy some of the amazing stuffs here. You can also taste parsi, sindhi and european food here.

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  • 16Gorai Beach

    Gorai Beach
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    While you are in Mumbai there will be a lot of places which you would want to explore and wouldn’t want to miss. Gorai is a standout beach amongst the known beaches of Mumbai in the north suburb. This beach draws in residents from Suburb and furthermore from far for a day cookout. Couples favour this shoreline because of simple availability from Bhayandar and Borivali and a furthermore bunch of resorts in Mumbai, cabins accessible as well. It is one of the most secure and cleanest shorelines with sufficient space to play around with your group, ride bikes, ride a camel or go inside ocean for a pontoon ride.

    One can see a lot of couples spending some romantic time with each other during the full moon night. This beach has turned into a perfect weekend getaway for the beach lovers as well as the romantics. People from Mumbai, Gujarat and Pune love to spend their weekends here. As there are a lot of cottages, resorts and other beach houses.

    Highlights:
    While you are at the beach you can enjoy some beach activities and also enjoy horse rides and camel rides which are available here. One can also take a boat ride for around Rs 100 and enjoy the vast new ocean from a different angle here.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    The Gorai Beach is located at a distance of 44 km approx.

    Insider Tips:
    While you are exploring Mumbai also visit the famous Gorai Beach. Soak into the peacefulness as you take a stroll through the beach. The beach is very clear and the sparkling water will definitely feel you much better as it touches your feet. There are also few nearby restaurants where you can enjoy some delicious food.

  • 17Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

    Mumbai has always been the dream destination for all. While you are visiting this amazing destination times don’t miss your chance to visit the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Also known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India this museum is one of the premier art and history museums in India. Located on the southern tip of Mumbai on the 'Cresent Site', the Museum building is a fine case of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. 

    Today this building is recorded as a Grade I Heritage Building and has been granted the '2010 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Award' for Cultural Heritage Conservation. It has been granted at the top of the rest of the competition for Heritage Building Maintenance by the Indian Heritage Society.  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) works on creating awareness and sensitivity towards rich culture through a well-maintained museum for education, study, and delight of the people.

    The Museum offers an impeccable recreation day out for every one of its guests where you can learn about the world-class craftsmanship accumulation and also indulge in some activities there. CSMVS is also a dynamic establishment, buzzing with cultural practices, amazing displays, outreach and also educational projects. It is effectively occupied with coordinated effort with worldwide exhibition halls and social associations.

    Timings:
    The museum opens from 8:00 AM–6:00 PM

    Entry fees:
    The approximate price for the entrance is around Rs 60 per person.

    Collection size:
    The collection size at the museum is approx. 50,000 artifacts

    Location:
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is located at 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400032

    Insider Tips:
    Make your evening special for your kids as you take them to the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. There is an amazing gallery for the kids where they can learn and explore.

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  • 18Shivaji Park

    Shivaji Park
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    Well, when you are visiting Mumbai there are a lot of places which you would not want to miss at all. Most of you might already know about these places but for the ones who are planning to visit for the first time let’s talk a bit about them.  Known as the largest park Shivaji Park is a public park situated in Dadar. Like the Azad Maidan and August Kranti Maidan of historical and cultural value because of the political and social gatherings it has witnessed, both in pre-and post-freedom Mumbai. The 112,937 square meters (27.907 sections of land) open space is eminent as the support of Indian cricket.

    The open ground or Maidan is flanked around its edge by a katta, a basic consistent low kerb edging that structures an improvised seat, a prominent home base for youthful and old alike.The cleared walkway around this border is swarmed with individuals taking strolls. The inward circuit of the recreation centre is 1.17 kilometres (0.73 mi). The maidan covers 112,937 square meters (27.907 sections of land), the greater part of which is possessed by 31 inhabitants, the biggest being clubs like the Shivaji Park Gymkhana, and the Bengal Club. The park was made in 1925 by the Bombay Municipal Corporation, amid the British Rule.

    The Shivaji Park Gymkhana, at that point known as the Dadar Hindu Gymkhana, opened its initial Tennis court on the grounds in 1927 and initiated its structure in November 1931. The statue of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj put on the western side of the recreation centre is one of the not very many statues in which Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is portrayed without having drawn out his sword. Rather, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is demonstrated essentially driving the path with his arm outstretched.

    Timings:
    The park is open 24 hours from Monday to Sunday.

    Location:
    The Shivaji Park is located at Dadar West, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028

    Insider Tips:
    If you are looking for some relaxation during your stay then visit the famous Shivaji Park. Spend some time exploring the park as this is known as the cradle of Indian cricket. One can see a large statue of Shivaji here. There will be different team practicing cricket and football on this ground.

  • 19Mount Mary Church

    Mount Mary Church
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    A lot of you might be planning to explore some of the amazing potions in Mumbai. With its beauty and the crowd, this place attracts a lot of tourist around the world. As we call our Aamchi Mumbai this place have quite a few hidden jewels which are a must see attraction for you. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is also known as Mount Mary Church is a Roman Catholic Basilica situated in Bandra, Mumbai. The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is commended here on the 8th September on the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This holy place draws in people from all beliefs who appeal to the Virgin Mary for offering their gratitude. 

    The church is on a hillock that stands 262 feet above ocean level. The street that closures outside the church is seen with small shops offering candles, blossoms and different offerings for love. There are additional shops loaded with wax puppets of human body parts and even houses or dolls. People of different religions purchase these to make an offering and pray to Mother to end their miseries.  This Mother Mary is a minor basilica that is about 100 years of age.

    The origin of this Basilica dates back to the sixteenth century when a Jesuit cleric needed to develop a church. The first statue is from Portugal. In the 1700s, Bandra was attacked by the Muscat Arabs who, looking for treasure ravaged and plundered this place of worship by removing the correct hand of the Virgin Mary. Once you step inside the church you will see the statue of the Mother and Child. The open doors from either side acquire the salty and cool ocean breeze which will definitely give you that perfect peace of mind.

    Timings:
    Monday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM and During Sunday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
    Mass Timings –6:30 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM

    Entry Fee:
    The entry is free of Cost

    Location:
    Mount Mary Church is located at Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

    Insider Tips:
    While in Mumbai, visit the famous Mount Mary Church. For your best experience visit the church during the month of September, The week of ‘Bandra Fair’ or the ‘Feast of Mount Mary’. While you visit the church you can also see various shops with religious artefacts, innovatively shaped candles, wax figures of Virgin Mary.  It is believe that people who suffer from any disease bring wax figures to the church so that they can be cured.

  • 20Mumba Devi Temple

    Mumba Devi Temple
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  • 21Remains of Fort St. George

    Remains of Fort St. George

    For those who have always wondered why the Fort area in South Mumbai is named such, this is the answer. Many are unaware that the Fort district got its name from a fort that used to exist here. Built during the colonial era by the British East India Company, the structure is 1.6 km long and 500 meters wide and named after King George III. Though the fort was demolished in 1865, the name stuck by it. As of now, the fort is totally reestablished and is the home office of the Archeological Survey of India.

    The fortress is possessed by the State Directorate of Archeology and Museums, Maharashtra (SDA) and falls under C-ward. Stronghold George itself was constructed later in 1760, when Sir Archibald Campbell, Chief Engineer in Bengal, was sent to Bombay to make the place as solid as could be expected under the circumstances. Fort George was worked set up of the recent Dongri Fort and was furnished with bomb-proofs, secured ways and magazines.  

    Highlights:
    After the fall of the Maratha realm in the fight at Kirki in November 1817, the British had set up themselves as successful leaders of the district. In 1964, the dividers of Bombay Fort were expelled to clear a path for business. Be that as it may, some portion of Fort George was held is still observed today inside the compound of St. George Hospital

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Fort St George is located at a distance of 23.8 Kms from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    While you are in Mumbai plan a visit to the Forts St. George. Explore the age old fort which remains tell you the stories of the yesteryears. Most of the fort is demolished and only a few part of it is accessible.
  • 22Film City in Goregaon

    Film City in Goregaon
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    The Film city is one of the main highlights of Mumbai thus making it one of the most favourite tourist places to visit in Mumbai. Well-equipped with a multitude of studios that house artificial mountains, lakes, gardens, cities and villages, that make it difficult to distinguish real from fake, the film city is a dream world for tourists everywhere. Built by Dada SahebPhalkeunder the renowned veteran actor, director V. Shantaram, the film city dating back to early 20th century resides in the outskirts of Goregaon near the Borivali National Park. The Film City is built by Maharashtra Government which gives an extensive variety of concessions and offices to the film business.

    It is accepted to be one of the biggest on the planet and a fascination in itself. Its contamination free foundation, tranquil condition and enormous open space give individuals of all age gatherings to meander around in peace and respect and welcome every most recent improvement and advancements place congruously in one place. While you are visiting the film city there will be various tour which will be given to you. All the tours shows different clippings from Bollywood motion pictures, dubbing acts, light and sound experience and so on. Diversely evaluated tickets are charged for various visits and Indian and remote nationals.

    Tours offered in Film City:
    Dream Tour, Studio Tour, and Live Show Tour

    Entry Fee:
    The entrance to the film city is free of cost.

    Timings:
    Opens from 10:00 AM–11:15 PM

    Location:
    Film city is located Inside Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri Main gate, Post Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400065

    Insider Tips:
    Most of you might have already heard about the amazing Film city in Goregaon.  Get a chance to explore the amazing the fake lakes and the scenic mountains. Also you can head out for a picnic along with your loved ones and trek through the nearby villages there. Also catch a glimpse of your favorite Bollywood Star while exploring the film city.
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  • 23Hanging Gardens

    Hanging Gardens
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    Planning to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and if you are searching for a place to loosen up and unwind in Mumbai, the Hanging Gardens would be a decent break. An inviting spot for kids, the garden is lovely with an assortment of blossoms and very attractive with its vast greenery. This beautiful garden is also called Pherozshah Mehta Gardens. It is also said that there is a huge reservoir underneath the garden. 

    Hanging Gardens is a well-known vacationer goal arranged in Mumbai. This terraced plant was worked in 1880 and later redesigned in 1921. This eminent garden situated on the Malabar Hills is known for its amazing green vegetation and animal shaped fences, which is an intriguing sight for any person who visits this spot. Adding to the garden's magnificence is the amazing view of the tremendous Arabian Sea. Marvel at the sight of the breathtaking sunset from the Hanging Garden. 

    The reservoir which is under this hanging garden provides a daily water supply to the people residing there. Assortments of plants and blossoms can be seen inside the hanging garden. The striking blossom, check arranged in the focal point of the garden, fills in as the fundamental fascination for all sightseers. The garden is looked after superbly. One can also see The 'Old woman shoe' or the 'Boot House'  which is made using stone and is adorned by the children who visit the place.

    Timings:
    Opens from 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Entrance fees:
    The entry fee to the park is free of cost.

    Location:
    Hanging Gardens is located at Ridge Road, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006

    Insider Tips:
    Another beauty in Mumbai which attracts a lot of tourist is the famous Hanging Garden. This garden is visited by a lot of people around the world to witness its amazing sunset.  As the garden is on the Malabar hill one can also get the perfect view of the place from the top.

  • 24Nehru Planetarium

    Nehru Planetarium

    Discover the magic of the universe while you visit the famous Nehru Stadium in Mumbai this time on your visit to Mumbai. The Nehru Planetarium was commissioned on third March 1977, with the goal of encouraging scientific temper through the methods for edutainment (training + amusement). The planetarium has been making learning Astronomy a wonderful affair. It additionally has developed into a Center for logical investigation of space science and for the meeting of researchers and researchers for exchanges and addresses, organised occasionally on different stellar and Astronomical occasions. 

    With its round and hollow structure and delightful white vault, the extraordinary design of the Planetarium itself enraptures the consideration of its guests. It was composed by the celebrated Indian designer JM Kadri. Not long after its foundation, the Nehru Planetarium ended up noticeably essential among a students, astronomers and amateur scientists who were keen on space and astronomy studies. Specified beneath are the key highlights of the Planetarium and what it brings to the table to its guests! 

    The programs at the planetarium aimed basically on inspiring students.  These incorporate Science test challenges, Astro-painting, Science address, Astro-verse and Astro-test rivalries. Exceptional game plans are made to watch, study and photo Solar and Lunar obscurations, and numerous such different occasions. Telescopes are introduced outside the Planetarium to empower excited guests to watch these marvels.

    Timings:
    Opens from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM.

    Entrance Price:
    The entry fee is Rs. 60 (adults), Rs. 40 (children of the age group 4 to 12 years) and Rs. 20 (students)

    Location:
    Nehru Planetarium is located at Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018

    Insider Tips:
    What could be a better way to spend some time with you family which is both fun and educational. Head out to the Nehru Planetarium and enjoy the 360 view inside the planetarium. Learn about the different stars, constellation and the whole universe here. But keep in mind regarding the timings here if you are planning to attend an event or programmes in the evening.

  • 25Dharavi Slum

    Dharavi Slum
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    The largest slum in Asia, Dharavi breaks all stereotypes of a slum and is far from being a habitat for the impoverished and underprivileged. Contrary to popular notion, it is home to some of the most industrious, inspired and creative people, where the community leads rich lives in poverty. Residing east of Mahim and Bandra, this “slum” produces close to $500 million to $1 billion dollars thus largely contributing to Mumbai’s already-rich economy. From tea and vegetable vendors, bakeries, garment districts to NGOs, schools, Dharavi is home to one and all which is what makes it such a spectacular visit.

    Home to around 700,00 to around 1 million people, Dharavi is the second-biggest slum in the mainland of Asia and the third-biggest slum in the world. With a zone of a little more than 2.1 square kilometres (0.81 sq mi)[10] and a populace thickness of more than 277,136/km2 (717,780/sq mi), Dharavi is additionally a standout amongst the most thickly populated ranges on Earth.

    Highlights:
    The Dharavi slum was established in 1882 amid the British pilgrim time, and developed to a limited extent in view of an ejection of plants and occupants from the peninsular downtown area by the pioneer government, and from the relocation of poor provincial Indians into urban Mumbai. For this reason, Dharavi is right now an exceedingly multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and various settlements.

    Dharavi has a dynamic casual economy in which various family unit undertakings utilise a significant number of the ghetto resident cowhide, materials and ceramics items are among the goods made inside Dharavi. The aggregate yearly turnover has been assessed at over US$1 billion

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Dharavi Slum is located at a distance of 9.7 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:

        -Do opt for a guide so that you can get the information and have fun filled tour.

        -Do carry your water bottle and food stuff.

        -Casual wear and Shoes are recommended.

        -Do keep eye on the overhead wiring. 

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  • 26Chor Bazaar - Thieves Market

    Chor Bazaar - Thieves Market
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    Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar whose literal translation is Thieves’ Market first came into being due to the stolen goods that were sold here thus living up to its name. It is mostly reputed for the plethora of gorgeous antique goods and vintage items sold here. The bazaar is also a visual delight for those who just want to stroll around coming across GolDeoul, the circular Shiva temple. In addition to this, visitors may even stumble upon a diverse sect of people such as the Kolis that are the original fishing community of Mumbai and the Bohras, a minority community of Shia Muslims. Even if it is just to window-shop, Chor Bazaar is definitely one of the unique places to visit in Mumbai.

    A standout amongst the most entrancing souks, Chor Bazaar is home to many stolen goods as the name goes. You will, for the most part, discover shopaholics scrounging at good at a lower price. From collectables to Victorian furniture and design to hardware, a wide cluster of goods accessible here is amazing. The vast majority of the shop proprietors are utilised to the impulses and fancies of the customers. Chor Bazaar has a history that ranges more than 150 years. The market was first known as 'Shor Bazaar' and in the end got changed to 'Chor Bazaar'

    Highlights:
    Once in Chor Bazaar you will get yourself encompassed by Muslim architecture and surroundings. Situated on Mutton Street, the range is loaded with dilapidated buildings, swarmed lanes and disintegrating shops, holding a touch of the old world appeal. The vast majority of the paths are packed with vendors selling a wide range of goods at exceptionally low costs. The nearest railroad station to Chor Bazaar is situated at Grant Road.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Chor Bazaar is located at a distance of 24.2 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    Another interesting place in Mumbai which you should definitely visit is Chor Bazar. Stroll through the market as you see all the items here. You will bascically see automobile parts are available here. Always bargain before you buy any items here.
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  • 27Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat - Massive Open Air Laundry

    Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat - Massive Open Air Laundry
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    This is the one spot in the Mahalaxmi region of Mumbai where the entire city’s dirty laundry gets painstakingly hand-washed by hardworking dhobis or laundrymen. The Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat was formed in 1890 to cater to Mumbai’s large English and Parsi population. The sight of seemingly endless rows of concrete troughs fitted with stones where the clothes are laundered makes this one of the quirky places to visit in Mumbai.

    Known as the world's biggest open-air clothing, the civil Dhobi Ghat in Mahalaxmi is the place Mumbai's customary washer folk - or dhobis - give a magnificent administration, gathering messy clothing, washing it, and returning it conveniently squeezed, just for a little charge. The stubborn stains on the clothes are removed by soaking the garments in a boiling vat of caustic soda and then they dry the clothes in dark coloured rows and heavy wood-burning irons are used for pressing.  

    Highlights:
    For the photographer it's an extraordinary photograph opportunity, however, most local people think it rather diverting that their regular work stimulates such interest.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat - Massive Open Air Laundry is located at a distance of 11.6 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:

        -You can visit the place without a local guide.

        -Can have a view of Dhobi ghat from the nearby Bridge.

        -Local people may or may not allow you to take tour of the area.

  • 28Sanjay Gandhi National Park/ Borivali National Park

    Sanjay Gandhi National Park/ Borivali National Park
    The national park previously known as Borivali National Park is a large wildlife reserve protected in the northern suburbs of Mumbai. It may not be as large or exotic as other national parks in the country but its accessibility is why it is popular. For a tranquil time away from the hustle of the city, take off to these environs. The park was additionally extended to an aggregate region of 82.25 square km in 1981. The recreation centre involves the vast majority of the northern rural areas of Mumbai. Toward the west lie suburbia of Goregaon, Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar. Toward the east lie suburbia of Bhandup and Mulund. Toward the south lies the Aarey Milk Colony and the College grounds of IIT Bombay.

    The northern spans of this backwoods lie in Thane city. There are 800 species of plants, 284 sorts of birds, 5,000 insects, 36 species of mammals, 50 kinds of reptiles and 150 species of butterfly are found here. An aggregate of 172 types of butterflies has been accounted for here, of which the breathtaking ones are blue Mormon which is the phenomenal artist of camouflage the blue oak leaf, the bright Jezebel and large yellow and white orange tip, tiger butterfly, egg flies and sailers. There are various moths as well. The biggest moth is the extent of a sparrow.

    Highlights:
    Lion and tiger safari, which keeps going around 20 minutes, are directed by the forest specialists and no private vehicles are permitted inside the fenced in area. The twelve-hectare Lion Safari Park with befuddled streets offer a close encounter with the majestic king, from special buses.

    Entrance Price:
    The entry fee for the park cost around Rs 36 per person and for Tiger & Lion safaris: Rs 61 (30 minutes)

    Timings:
    Opens from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM.

    Location:
    Sanjay Gandhi National Park is located at Mukhaylovka, Borivali East, Mumbai Gujarat Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066

    Insider Tips:

        -You might have to walk for few miles so carry caps and drinking water.

        -Do follow the rules and regulations mentioned by the park authority.

        -Carry your own food and drinking water.
  • 29Madh Island

    Madh Island

    If you are looking for some offbeat places to visit in Mumbai then Madh island is just the right place for you. Arranged in this very city is an island known as Madh Island. This hidden island is home to many fishing villages and farmlands. With the staggering Arabian Sea to its west and Malad spring toward the east, Madh Island is for the most part occupied by Kolis, East Indian Roman Catholics and Marathis. Renowned for techno rave parties, the Island is perfect for those looking for an escape from the pandemonium and hustle – clamour of the city. A stroll around the wet sands of the shoreline and the sunsets will definitely blow your mind.

    The waters are not safe for swimming due to the solid and deceptive ocean streams. Be it the sun-dried fishes in the backgrounds, anglers and their boats inadequately weaving in the ocean and the waves spouting to kiss the shore – the perspective of the place is invigorating. The place will give you space to be in your own reality contemplating literally nothing and in the meantime offering all of itself to you with the goal that you won't feel alone regardless of the possibility that you are.

    Highlights:
    Just near the island one can find the Mudh Fort and nearby villages where they can head out and spend the evening with the local people there. And if you are lucky enough you can see a fil shooting there as this island is known as a popular shooting spot for movies.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Madh Island is located at a distance of 32 km from Mumbai.

    Best time:
    The best time to visit this island is during the month of June to October as the weather remains very pleasant during this time.

    Insider Tips:
    Another place in the Mumbai city which you should explore is the Madh Island. Although the nearby beach is not recommended for swimming but the beauty of the whole place will make you visit there once again. This beach is a bit isolated than the other beach here and is also far from the city.
  • 30Mahakali Caves

    Mahakali Caves
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    Also known as Kondivite Caves, the Mahakali Caves are situated in the western part of the city of Mumbai, Andheri. The Mahakali Caves are an aggregate of 19 rocks cut landmarks, worked between the span of the first and sixth century. The principle cave comprises of Buddha figures and stupas, while the there are a few Buddha icons cut on the stones too. Beautifully cut out of strong dark basalt rock, the holes exist since the Ashokan Empire. The presence of a Buddhist Stupa shows the home of Buddhist ministers here. The dividers contain sacred writings in Pali, a dialect more established than Sanskrit.

    Majority of the caves are on a low-lying slope, rising just a couple of meters over the environment. The caves are little in an estimate and contain various shake cut storages. Since the hollows are cut in volcanic trap breccias, they are inclined to weathering. The engraving on the caves as specified by J M Campbell about a Pali engraving close to the cross section window of this roundabout holy place. He specifies that the characters are fundamentally the same as the third century CE Rudradaman engraving of Girnar.

    Bhagvanlal Indraji deciphers the engraving as, 'Endowment of a vihara, with his sibling, by Pittimba, a Brahman of Gautama gotra, a tenant of Pachi Kama'. Pachi Kama most likely is available day Pachmarhi. Head out there morning, between 7-10 AM for better photos and you will likewise maintain a strategic distance from the nearby group.

    Entrance fee:
    The entry price is Rs 20 per adult

    Location:
    The Mahakali Caves are located at Mahakali Caves Rd, Sunder Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093

    Insider Tips:
    If you love exploring caves then visit the famous Mahakali caves in Mumbai.  Get the perfect view of powai and north mumbai from the top of the cave.
  • 31Powai Lake

    Powai Lake
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    Powai Lake is an artificial lake located in the Powai valley in the northern suburb of Mumbai which was named after Framaji Kavasji Powai Estate. This lake is among the delightful places in the city of Mumbai which you can't pass up a great opportunity for your visit to this city. Situated on the Salsette Island, by the Powai town, Powai Lake is a quiet and mitigating spot to appreciate nature taking care of business. Toward the east of this lake is the famous Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Mumbai) which lies downstream of Vihar Lake and the Mithi River.

    One can also find different luxurious resorts of Mumbai and hotels buildings around the fringe of the lake. When it was worked in 1891, the Powai Lake was spread crosswise over 2.1 km2 and had a profundity of around 3m at the outskirts and 12m at its most profound end. While you are in Mumbai nothing can be a better way to take a break from the busy tight schedule of your life.

    One can take a boat ride through the lake to get clearer pictures of the whole region composed with that perfect silence of nature.  There is additionally 'Powai Lake Garden' where you can sit and appreciate the quietness of the environment. Another significant fascination of this lake is that it is arranged near the rich Hiranandani gardens.  

    Highlights:
    This Lake is invaded with crocodiles that can be seen along the shore of the lake in huge numbers and are effectively spotted by an angler. Other animals which are seen here are spotted billed duck, small blue kingfisher, white-throated kingfisher, spotted dove, brahminy kite, Purple-rumped sunbirds, white browned bulbuls, peregrine falcon, woolly-necked stork and many other species of animals. Also one can see a flawless cover of Balsam hedges, which is viewed as a wonderful cover of an appealing pink-purple mix after its blooms.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    The Powai Lake is located at a distance of 40 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    If you are a nature lover then Powai Lake is another best place to visit in Mumbai.  Catch the glimpse of various types of flowers and trees by the lake.  Swimming is not recommended on the lake. Also be sure to take care of your kids.
  • 32Kanheri Caves

    Kanheri Caves
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    Kanheri caves which are nestled inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park attracts a lot of tourists around the world who seeks some isolation. One can see the amazing waterfall which is just close to the cave. The seasonal waterfall gets plentiful of water amid the storm and turns into a place to be frequented by people around the world. The stupa at the front passageway makes the guests sufficiently curious to investigate a greater amount of this world legacy site known for their effortlessness which is without any remarkable imaginative aptitudes.

    The Kanheri caves serve as the main purpose of the Buddhist centre of education, where the religious men used to convey addresses on the religious writings and fundamental good esteems that one ought to take after.  Aside from the Buddhist Viharas, the Kanheri Caves additionally has few Chaityas with shake cut Stupas. History specialists and Archaeologists trust that those Stupas were implied for assembling adore. The Friars kept up an exceptionally strict and trained life in those caverns.

    They drove an exceptionally basic life which they accepted would help them to accomplish salvation. Kanheri was one of the noteworthy places of artistic activities in Mumbai. With such a variety of Buddhists Viharas, the Kanheri Caves ended up plainly one of the critical focuses of Buddhists training. The Viharas had exchange joins with Sopara, Nashik, Kalyan, Paithan, and Ujjain. The Kanheri caverns are spread over a wide range. Each cave served as a room of a monk which had a stone platform that was most likely utilised as a bed. There is additionally an enormous corridor which houses the "Dagoba", a Buddhist Image. The Hall was utilised as a place for mass religious gatherings or for bunch love.

    Entrance fees:
    The entry fee for Indians is Rs 5 whereas entry fee for foreigners is Rs 100

    Timings:
    Opens from 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Distance from Mumbai:
    The Kanheri Caves are located at a distance of 29.6 km from Mumbai.

    Insider Tips:
    Another cave which is famous in Mumbai is the Kanheri caves. One has to climb a lot of stair to reach the top of the cave and so old people are not recommended. Also carry drinking water and food with you while you visit the cave. The cave closes at 5:00 PM, so be sure to visit the cave a bit early.
  • 33Banganga Tank

    Banganga Tank
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    A sacred water tank, Banganga or Banganga Tank is one of the conspicuous vacation spots in Mumbai. This old tank, whose birthplace goes back to the twelfth century, frames a piece of Walkeshwar temple complex in Malabar Hill. Built in 1127 A. D under the activity of a priest of Silhara line that ruled Mumbai from ninth to the thirteenth century, Banganga tank and the temple was pulverised by the Portuguese and was remade in 1715 using a gift made by Rama Kamath, a rich donor and specialist in Mumbai.

    This structure is one of the holiest destinations in Mumbai and one among the few surviving chronicled spots in the generally solid wilderness. As the water in the tank is viewed as the auxiliary of Holy Ganges, it is viewed as frightened and is trusted to have recuperating powers.  Banganga Tank, today, is a rectangular moulded pool encompassed by ventures on all sides. At the passageway of the tank, stand two columns bearing oil lights or Diyas having a place with antiquated days.

    Highlights:
    The water of the tank still stays sweet regardless of the ocean being found exceptionally close. Today, this consecrated tank is gone to by thousands who wish to take a plunge in the sacred water and offer blooms at the Banganga sanctuary. The tank, alongside the Walkeshwar Temple and the Parasuram sanctuary, is possessed by the 'Goud Saraswat Temple Trust' who claims the greater part of the properties in the complex.

    Timings:
    The Banganga Tanks remain opens 24 hours a day.

    Location:
    Banganga Tank is located at 2, Walkeshwar Rd, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006

    Insider Tips:
    Known for its scenic views and amazing surroundings this is another place which you should visit in Mumbai. You can click beautiful pictures here. This water tank is considered very sacred by the holy people residing here.
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  • 34Café Leopold

    Café Leopold
  • 35Hard Rock Cafe

    Hard Rock Cafe
  • 36Kitty Su

    Kitty Su
  • 37Asilo

    Asilo
  • 38Doolally Taproom

    Doolally Taproom
  • 39AER

    AER
  • 40Ziya

    Ziya
  • 41Neel

    Neel
  • 42 Indigo Delicatessen

     Indigo Delicatessen
  • 43Wasabi by Morimoto

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  • 44San Qi

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  • 45Lonavala

    Lonavala
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    Lonavala is another heaven which is a must visit destination for you if you are visiting Mumbai. Most of you might have already heard about this destination and its wonders are still the talk of the town. With stunning waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is visited by a number of people, particularly explorers and trekkers. Lonavala, being a piece of the Sahyadri hills, offers a charming and entrancing knowledge of nature's most unique region.

    The name Lonavla gets from Len (Prakrit, A resting place cut from stone) and Avali (Prakrit, arrangement). Lonavli in Prakrit is a place which has a progression of such Len around it. Show day Lonavla was a piece of the Yadava tradition. Afterwards, the Mughals understood the key significance of the locale and kept the district for an expanded time. The forts in the district and the "Mavla" warriors assumed an essential part in the historical backdrop of the Maratha and Peshwa realms.

    Encompassed by thick forest, waterfalls, dam close by lakes this place will definitely make you visit it again. Marvel at the sight of the distant hill as the fog slowly pass by. And most of all if you are a photography buff then get ready to click some of the best pictures of your life. While you are here one can also visit Khandala and Rajmachi while in transit to Lonavala. There are also a lot of attractions here like the Bhaja cave, Bushi Dam, Karla hollows, Rajmachi fort, Ryewood Lake, among others.

    Highlights:
    Trekking, Hiking, and cave exploration are few of the favourite activities which are very popular here.  There are also a number of forts and hill nearby which is a must visit for you while you visit this destination in Mumbai.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Lonavala is located at a distance of 82.7 km from Mumbai.


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  • 46Kolad

    Kolad

    I am sure most of you have heard about this amazing place in Maharastra. We can definitely say that Kolad is an astounding place just like Rishikesh in Uttrakhand. The place is among the best wilderness boating goals in Maharashtra. Known for its waterfalls and thrilling activities Kolad is located in the Sahyadri mountain in Raigad region of Maharashtra.

    A languid village, Kolad picked up noticeable quality after it was found by trekkers and the people in Maharashtra found the delight of boating in their own terrace. Acclaimed for its rough geology, the trekking trails in Kolad offer fluctuating degrees of trouble levels. Trekking in Kolad amid the storm season includes an extraordinary appeal as the scene stays secured under a green cover.  

    Highlights:
    The Kundalika River is one of the principle attractions of Kolad. The Kuda caves, Tamhini falls and Bhira dam is some more places to visit. Other than river rafting there are heaps of other activities there are various adventure activities near Mumbai like river zip line crossing, kayaking and canoeing. Riding ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles), paragliding, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking and waterfall rappelling, mountain biking and waterfall rappelling are a portion of activities which are very famous for this region.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Kolad is located at a distance of 121.7 km from Mumbai.

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  • 47Kamshet

    Kamshet
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    Another attraction near Mumbai which is a must visit for you during your holidays is Kamshet. Kamshet is a beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats, prestigious for paragliding and flying schools. If you are an adventure addicts then this destination is a definitely your weekend break destination. Situated in Pune at a distance of 45 km from the town Kamshet is a paragliders heaven. Soak in the mesmerising beauty of the region will the breezy air.

    Take a walk through the scenic beauty of the region while you visit this one of a kind destination. The territory is encompassed by Paddy and sunflower fields and it gives a magnificent view while you are getting a charge out of the world class paragliding facilities here. Among other essential attractions in this area are the Bhairi cave, Bhedsa caves, Khondeshwar temple, Pavana Lake and Shinde hills. With other hill stations near Mumbai like Lonavla and Khandala, one can also visit these spots while you are visiting this awesome place.

    Highlights:
    Kamshet is very famous for paragliding which is another favourite activity here. Another interesting thing is that there are few places like a cave, Bhedsa caves, Khondeshwar temple, Pavana Lake and Shinde hills which the people can explore while they visit this place. Refresh yourself while you visit the villages nearby. One can also enjoy a number of joy rides, tandem flights and trail bikes while you Kamshet.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Kamshet is located at distance of 110 km from Mumbai.


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  • 48Karjat

    Karjat
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    When you are visiting Mumbai you would definitely love to explore all the places nearby. But before heading out for that fun filled vacation it is very important for you to know about the place. Kajrat is another just the perfect destination for you near Mumbai which is a must see for you. Karjat, a scenic small town is the last station of Thane region in Maharashtra. The stream Ulhas discovers its starting point in Karjat and trekking and hiking spots make it a well-known goal for trekkers and experience aficionados. Karjat has a normal height of 636 ft. Its atmosphere and beautiful quality make it advantageous for experience sports like trekking, mountain climbing, rappelling and river rafting in stream Ulhas.

    It is an incredible place to outing with your family and companions or go climbing and shake climbing. The must-see places in Karjat are Ulhas Valley, Bhor Ghat, Kondana Caves and Peth Fort. Exhumed in the principal century BC, the gathering of 16 Buddhist cave was utilised by monks for their home amid the storm months. The caverns comprise of figures, chaitya, vihara and stupa. Kondana is among the few shake cut Buddhist temples found in Maharashtra.

    Highlights:
    For that perfect weekend getaway or vacation spot for the ones who are planning to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. River rafting, trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing are few of the activities which are very popular here among the locals as well as the tourist.  Thousands of people are seen visiting this destination every here. One can see the whole place filled with the crowd during the rainy seasons.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Karjat is located at a distance of 62.3 km from Mumbai.


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  • 49Pawna Lake

    Pawna Lake

    It is said that nothing can be a better option than spending your evening by the lakeside soaking in its beauty. Well if you are one of those and planning to visit Mumbai then don’t miss your chance to visit the one and only Pawna Lake. Pawana Lake is a huge attraction near Mumbai and the thrill seekers and nature lovers are seen rushing to this place. The Pawna lake is man made which attracts a lot of tourists here. Situated close to Lonavala this destination is the ideal spot to invest some peaceful time along with your family and loved ones. The backwaters of the lake compensate for a lovely view which is improved complex amid the monsoon season.

    The Lohgad, Tikona and Tungi Forts are few of the places which are close-by which makes it the ideal end of the week getaway. Pawna Lake is a laid back vacation spot for enjoying Maharashtra's charms. This lake is popular for the number of activities here likes paragliding, advanced kiting and ridge dancing. One can also take a look at the construction of the Pawna dam which is an excellent example of design and engineering. With its picturesque views and laid back atmosphere, people visit this place in huge numbers. This place is known as one of the famous places in Mumbai for camping.

    Highlights:
    Without a doubt, this destination is the most sought one in Lonavala. One can also camp near the lakeside while you are there. Also indulge in some other activities like paragliding, advanced kiting and ridge dancing which are very famous here.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Pawna Lake is located at a distance of 111.2 km from Mumbai.


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  • 50Maval

    Maval

    Known as the census district in the Pune city of Maharastra this is another place which is a must visit for you while you are visiting Mumbai. Located 59 KM towards west from District head quarters Pune this place will definitely five you that perfect vacation goals. Grasped with the interesting appeal and interest of the Sahayadri Range, this engaging town is additionally a perfect outdoor activity spot and is known for water sports near Pune.

    The word Maval is derived from a Marathi word Maval, which means the course in which the sun sets. he Sahyadri extend goes from north to south. On the western piece of the range lies the Konkan region and on the eastern side 'Maval'. Numerous waterways start from this locale and go from west to east. Extensively Maval is subdivided into 12 subregions. Every subregion is for the most part recognised by the name of a waterway. The most astounding purpose of this locale is the Mahabaleshwar region, which is roughly 4500 feet above ocean level.

    Highlights:
    Maval is one of the world's profoundly diversified locales. It was the principal home Shivaji, who shaped a multitude of the neighbourhood workers called 'Mavale'. Chhatrapati Shivaji joined together, spurred, engaged and prepared the 'Mavale'. Maval district is a home to various forts of huge historical military significance. The entire of this area gladly conveys the verifiable impressions of the Great Shivaji and his devoted 'Mavale'.

    Distance from Mumbai:
    Maval is located at a distance of 87.3 km from Mumbai.


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