Places to Visit in Mumbai on Day 1
Built in the early twentieth century, Gateway of India is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is a massive structure made using yellow basalt rock and indissoluble concrete. The 4 turrets made on the middle arch are the prominent features of the monument.
It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, so it should definitely be in the list of Places to Visit in Mumbai for 2 Days. Moreover, it is the landmark to catch a cruise or a ferry these days. Besides, there is a decent crowd near it so vendors, food stalls and photographers are attracted towards it.
Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Timing: 24 hour
Now known as 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya', Prince of Wales Museum is stunning work of stones and lattice. This work is finely blended with Indian, Mughal and British architectural style giving it a unique appearance.
The foundation stone of the museum was laid on 11 November 1905 by Prince Wales and the construction was completed in the year 1915. But the museum was opened to the public on 10 January 1922 with more than 50,000 of the excellent artefacts related to the affluent and varied history of India put on display. This should be definitely shown to the kids so make sure to elist it among Places to Visit in Mumbai with family for 2 Days
Location: 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023
Timing: 10:15 am to 06:00 pm
Price: 85 INR for Indian tourists above 12 years and 500 INR for foreign tourists
Now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the monument is an excellent example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture blended with traditional Indian architecture. Initially it was a classic building and later renovated to what it looks like now and then it was named Victoria Terminus. It could never be enough complementing the beauty of the CST so definitely keep it in the list of Places to Visit in Mumbai for 2 Days.
The entrance of the monument has two columns, each crowned with a lion representing Britain and tiger representing Indians. The basic structure is made of sandstone and limestone whereas the interiors are decorated with fine quality of Italian marbles. When the night draws upon, the monument looks even more beautiful to an extent that it is crowned as the second most photographed places in India.
Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Timing: 24 hours
Jehangir Art Gallery is hub of paintings and crafts of various famous artists. The making of the gallery was funded by Cowasji Jehangir and hence named after him. It was established in the year 1952 and it has even hosted the works of various legends like M.F. Hussain and S.H. Raza in its whole life span. You will find the best of the bestest as all the art works have to wait for at least two years before getting a chance to be displayed on the walls of it.
These artworks are placed in either of four halls according to the category they fall in. There is a hall for Exhibition Gallery, Auditorium Hall, Terrace Art Gallery and the Hirji Jehangir Gallery. It would be the perfect outing for your parents so make sure to keep it in Places to Visit in Mumbai with family for 2 Days. In fact the outside of the gallery is no less than an exhibition with all the works of the artists who couldn’t make it up to the gallery.
Location: 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Timing: 11:00 am to 07:00 pm
Chowpatty Beach is situated along the Marine drive and always bustling with groups of friends and families. One can come here to sit and relax and enjoy the salty breeze. The spot is also famous for beautiful sunsets for which people and couples arrive here.
While spending some quality time in silence, you can munch on the world famous street food being sold by vendors and hawkers near the beach. It transforms itself into a colourful fair at night which is enjoyed by people from all age groups. It displays the local feel of the city so do not forget to put it among Places to Visit in Mumbai for 2 Days.
Location: Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Timing: 24 hours
Officially named as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a marvellous work of civil engineering displaying the elegant modern architecture of Mumbai. It is hugging the arc of the coastline of Mumbai and reduces the travel time from Bandra to Worli. It can cater to around 37,500 vehicles a day.
The bridge is overlooking the waters of the Mahim Bay and one can go at the sea link just to enjoy the harbour of the city. While giving beautiful scenes of the city, you can drive here just to catch some good memories and refresh yourself. It is highly suggested to go on a drive at night to witness the city in its bloom with lighting everywhere.
Location: Mahim Bay, Maharashtra 400030
Timing: 70 INR per Car, 110 INR per Tempo/LC V, 145 INR per Truck/Bus
Price: 24 hours
The temple was built in 1801 by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil. As the couple did not have any children, they decided to build a temple to pay their tribute to God with a hope of fulfilling the wishes of the other infertile women.
The people believe that the idol of Lord Ganesha placed in the temple actually grants wishes which attracts devotees from across the world. It also owes its popularity to the film stars coming here to pray. It is among the richest temple in Mumbai, so make sure to keep it among the Places to Visit in Mumbai for 2 Days.
Location: SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028
Timing: Wednesday to Monday: 5:30 AM to 9:50 PM; Tuesday: 3:15 AM to 12:30 AM
Places to Visit in Mumbai on Day 2
Nehru Science Centre is a hub for science education programmes, activities and competitions. They benefit the people and students to learn and experiment more. It is a free and natural environment where science enthusiasts enjoy learning more about the subject.
They can get familiar with the technology by spending time amidst it and among various professionals. Also, the centre tries to innovate the way of communicating the knowledge of science which helps keep the curiosity in students alive. You must keep it among Places to Visit in Mumbai with family for 2 Days even if you aren’t a ‘science person’ because you never know which future scientists is growing up in your house.
Location: Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018
Price: INR 20 per person
Haji Ali Dargah is a very beautiful example of Indo-Islamic style of architecture. It is located on a small islet in the Arabian sea which is surrounded by water from all sides. Being connected through a thin strip of land, one can travel to the dargah easily.
However, it can only be accessed in the day time as the tide is low at that time but once the evening draws upon, the tides rise covering the avenue to the dargah. Though you can not go inside the dargah at night, but you can surely witness the divine scene of the lit shrine surrounded by nothing but sea.
Location: Dargah Rd, Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Timing: 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, considered as Mumbai’s oldest museum was once also known as the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is the very first colonial monument built by the Britishers to serve the purpose of a museum for exhibiting India’s rich culture and tradition to the world.
It was opened for public in 1857 and had its charm across the world. After independence, it was renamed after Dr Bhau Daji Lad in the year 1975 to show respect to the man who made the establishment of the museum possible with his vision and dedication.
Location: 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Byculla East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400027
Timing: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Price: INR 10 for Indian adults; INR 5 for Indian kids; INR 100 for foreign tourists
Sri Babulnath Temple is an excellent example of Indian architecture. It is situated on a small hill at the end of the Queen’s Necklace near Girgaum Chowpatty. The temple is one of the oldest in Mumbai where you will get to witness fine carvings on the outside of the temple.
The main idols were placed in the temple in the 12th century. By the passage of time, the temple got layered under the earth and got lost. But later these idols were re-discovered in the 18th century and the present temple was constructed to place these idols.
Location: 16, Near, Babulnath Rd, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004
Timing: 05:00 am to 10:00 pm
Located on the slopes of Malabar hills, Hanging Gardens are one of the favourite spots of the locals. The gardens is overlooking the magnificent Arabian sea and also shows some of the best views of high rise buildings of the city. Built in 1880, the garden is dedicated to Barrister Pherozeshah Mehta and so you will see the letter PMG from the top view as a short form for Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens.
You can witness animal shaped hedges in the garden which looks stunning with backdrop of lush green vegetation. The clock made from flowers is also a piece for attracting people. You can use this garden as a place for jogging and yoga like other people do.
Location: Ridge Rd, Simla Nagar, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006
Timing: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
Global Vipassana Pagoda is a meditation hall which is shaped like a dome. It can have 8,000 people inside it at one time. It is the quietest place amidst the very loud city of Mumbai. Devotees across India and the world come here to have sessions of meditation.
You can also come here and get a free 10 minutes session and further decide if you want to enroll in it or not. It is a true eye opener as you will know the importance of mediation and connecting to yourself after having a session or two here.
Location: Global Pagoda Road, Near Esselworld Gorai, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091
Timing: 9 am–7 pm
Taraporewala is India’s oldest and Mumbai’s only aquarium located on the candid Marine Drive. You can witness an array of more than 100 species of colorful marine and freshwater fish. Included in that, there are coral fish from Lakshadweep Islands and bottles containing fossils, preserved fish and rare sea-shells.
They have also placed a 360-degree acrylic glass tunnel where you can walk through the colors and freshness of the sea. Also, they have introduced special pools where children can touch harmless fish. All over the experience will prove to be a good one.
Location: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Marine Drive, Near Charni Road Railway Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002
Price: INR 60 for an Indian adult; INR 30 for kids; INR 20 for students; INR 200 for foreign adults; INR 100 for foreign child
Castella de Aguada is also known as Bandra Fort. It is an ancient fort which is located at the Land’s End in Bandra and shows panoramic scenes of the magnificent Arabian Sea to the west passionately going back and forth the coast of Mumbai. It is also overlooking the Worli to the south and Mahim to the south west.
It is because the purpose of constructing this fort was to keep an eye on the surroundings of the kingdom for any upcoming threats. But now you can enjoy the beauty around it. The fort is made on several levels giving an array of view along with a beautiful sunset.
Location: Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050