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  • Stay options near Mumbai are not a new thing to be discussed but still some of the sections of Mumbai society are not so well informed about the best resorts which can be selected for their vacations and picnics. For those sections, we are giving a proper list of resorts near Mumbai for family with which you may get a clue of how to select the best place to spend your days of happiness properly. The stays offered at many of these resorts are abundantly comfortable with the most modern amenities and special arrangements inside and outside. All of them possess an irresistible beauty since the background gives them the utmost charm by displaying the nature at its best. The Sahyadris and the regions near to it have a wonderful connection with the enjoyable ambience of these resorts. You are happily invited to take a look at the stunning beauty of places with the help of some of the most famous resorts near Mumbai. Families can spend a short vacation with kids, for almost all the resorts have spacious rooms for a family along with swimming pools, kids’ play area and similar facilities. Couples come for honeymoon celebrations as well as anniversary celebrations and the resorts make it more colourful by offering special dinner and creating romantic ambience around. Corporate teams from the city come as a group to conduct meetings and small functions related to the anniversary of the company since the resorts are definitely suitable to arrange great food and provide ample space for meetings and team building activities.

    In today’s scenario, people are looking forward to have more time for themselves in order to escape from the work pressure and chaos of their lives. Family weekend getaways near Mumbai are one of the major outcomes of people’s search for a private space far away from the unamicable city routines. Perhaps, the resorts and nature retreats have made enough business with the options of different types of packages at their properties. The lush greenery, cold breeze, friendly ambience, great facilities and adventure filed activities make the resorts more attractive and people are quite ready to accept the invitation extended by them. Apparently, these resorts have a major influence in the society to make decisions about its plans for spending some time quiet anywhere away from the city.

    Unorthodox mindset of the people have changed the future and the concepts about getaways and short vacations. Now, everyone is ready to plan a trip on weekends and choose a very remote locations to stay for two days. That change is necessary to escape from the follies of the world and rejuvenate yourself with the help of pleasant sights prevailing in this beautiful Earth apart from traffics, illuminating lights, buildings and pollution. The major resorts near Mumbai with a great deal of happiness are Offbeat Resort Stay at Sangameshwar, Village Stay Experience in Junnar, Farm Stay Experience in Panchgani, Family Stay Experience at Le Farm, Revanda Beach Camping, Stay and Activities at Monteria Resort and the list is endless.

    Here are some of the best resorts around Mumbai for family outing:

  • 01Offbeat Homestay Experience in Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri

    Offbeat Homestay Experience in Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lRatnagiri
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • Chanak Doshi
      Supplier
      Chanak Doshi

    About the Activity:

    • In the closet of Ratnagiri district, Sangameshwar is a beautiful coastal hamlet situated on the confluence of Rivers Shatri and Sonavi.
    • An ideal offbeat destination tucked away from the hurries and worries of city life, homestay in Sangameshwar is certainly a paradise on earth. Beautiful green meadows on one side and cascading rivers on the other side is a sight worth visiting for!
    • With its placid environs and cool climate homestay in Sangameshwar is a flawless destination for a weekend getaway. Lush green surroundings, gushing rivers and cool climate throughout the year gives a surreal touch to this land. For a short, fun-filled escape from the routine life, Sangameshwar is one of the perfect destinations.
    • With your arrival in Sangameshwar at 12:00 PM and get checked in, you will be offered with a range of activities and a number of places to visit in Sangameshwar.
    • After quick-easy fresh up, get ready for some memorable moments. Give a head start to your day, trek in the surrounding wilderness and explore the beautiful flora and fauna while trekking in the Jungle.
    • Capture the beautiful birds chirping and flying with your camera; there is no better way to shoot pheasants than in their natural home.
    • Post your trek at homestay in Sangameshwar, take a splash in the private waterfall and feel your heartbeat racing under the chilling water.
    •  In the evening, give some rest to your legs and relax around the bonfire (additional charges for bonfire applicable).
    • Dig into your favourite book or spend some quality time with your company while relaxing around the fireplace.
    • Check out a 11:00 AM and make some marvellous memories with friends and family while places to visit in Sangameshwar engage you for a good weekend

  • 02Village Stay Experience in Junnar

    Village Stay Experience in Junnar
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lJunnar
    • NNNNN71 ratings
    • Chanak Doshi
      Supplier
      Chanak Doshi

    About the Activity:

    • Check-in at 11:00 AM and experience the stooped history and the charming rustic ways of India!
    • Glimpse the wide pastures shielded by architecture from the bygone era like never before.
    • Try your hand at farming, and partake in other intriguing agricultural activities for a unique bout of fun.
    • Play traditional games like the Ningorcha, Bhovara, and Vitti Dandu, and proceed to trek around the expanse and click some enchanting photographs.
    • This admirable city is surrounded by the Sahyadris, and houses Asia's largest telescope alongside exotic farmlands.
    • After this amazing experience in the property you can check-out at 4:00 PM.

    1 Night/2 Days Stay includes - Traditional Welcome, Breakfast & Tea, Farm Tour, Lunch (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Village Tour, Evening snacks & Tea, Dinner (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Camp Fire, Morning Breakfast & Tea/Coffee, Forest Visit, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Tea/Coffee

    2 Nights/3 Days Stay includes - Traditional Welcome,  3 Breakfasts & Tea, Farm Tour, 2 Lunches (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Village Tour, 2 Evening snacks & Tea, 2 Dinner (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Camp Fire, Forest Visit.

  • 03Farm Stay Experience in Panchgani

    Farm Stay Experience in Panchgani
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lPanchgani
    • NNNNN185 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4051277
    About the Activity: 
    • Enjoy a fun-filled farm stay in the warm locales of Panchgani.
    • Revel in the beauty of the Krishna River and dense thickets.
    • Participate in farm tours, boating, bullock cart and tractor rides.
    • Spend a delightful evening beside a lively campfire.

  • 04Nashik Wine Tour with Stay at Soma Service Apartment

    Nashik Wine Tour with Stay at Soma Service Apartment
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lNashik
    • NNNNN466 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2168054

    About the Activity:

    Soma offers one of the best Wine tour experiences in Nashik. The vineyard is located between the backwaters of the Gangapur Dam and Sahyadri Ranges. It offers you a pleasant perspective of the grand vineyards where you can engage yourself with a plantation walk and get a heady dose of fun with vineyard visits and tastings. While here, you can also savour in the delightful nourishment from Culture Kitchen, the in-house eatery that serves exclusive soul food and other delectable cuisine. An epitome of luxury, romance and solitude, Soma Village is the perfect getaway destination for all those looking wine enthusiasts.

    The overnight stay will be in an apartment which is in the city and is just 15 KM away from the vineyard.

    Note: Check-in: 02:00 PM & Check-out: 12:00 PM

  • 05Adventure Activities and Stay at Kamath’s Residency in Nagothane

    Adventure Activities and Stay at Kamath’s Residency in Nagothane
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN359 ratings
    • Abhishek
      Supplier
      Abhishek

    About the Activity:

    • This offbeat destination is a fine blend of adventure and rejuvenation, making it a perfect weekend retreat!
    • After you reach the property check in at 10:00 AM to embark this amazing experience like never before.
    • The experiential stay here opens you up to an exciting range of activities such as white water rafting and kayaking.
    • Glorious ruins of Raigad or Murud Janjira forts are a charming brush with history, while the lush environs and the isolated beaches form an enchanting setting.
    • Raise it a few notches with River Crossing, Jet Ski, and Banana Boat rides, or tread through the slushy trails on the mountain biking trip.
    • Following a chilling Kansai Waterfall trek, retire for the eventful day around a cozy bonfire with many unforgettable memories to return with.
    • Stay in luxurious AC room for the night and check out at 06:00 PM.




  • 06Family Stay Experience at Le Farm, Pune

    Family Stay Experience at Le Farm, Pune
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKamshet
    • NNNNN54 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2994678
    • 40,000
    • Book Now

    About the Activity:

    Family is indeed the most precious gift of God! Treat your family members in the most soothing ways in one of the most exquisite family resorts near Pune; in short, in the Le Farm. Located around 45km from the main city, this holiday retreat makes it for a perfect and befitting family picnic spots near to Pune.

    Situated in a village called Bhajgaon along the silent backwaters of the Vadivale Dam, Le Farm boasts of its alluring ambience and captivating beauty all around. Spreading across 15 acres of private land, this family resort near Pune will surely fill your stay with plenty of exciting moments!

    The Le Farm, with its exciting range of offerings, will make you feel to be at the perfect family picnic spots near Pune and Mumbai! Adding more to the beauty and charm, the lush ambience around the property will keep you engrossed within itself.

    While its surroundings will offer you the essence of any of the ‘Scottish Highlands’, its modern amenities and facilities will make your stay more comfortable and luxurious as well! In addition, the aesthetically designed rooms in this family resorts near Pune are spacious enough to host your family with all the best it has in its couch.

  • 07Day Out at a Farm Resort near Mumbai

    Day Out at a Farm Resort near Mumbai
    • d1 Day
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN32 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 1272447
    About the Activity:
    • Spend an amazing day out in a farm resort 30 kms from Mumbai with your loved ones.
    • Reach the resort at around 9 AM and start your day with lip-smacking breakfast. After that stroll around the resort, which is located amidst the beautiful scenery. The location is gifted with beautiful natural canopies, serene green banana plantations, coconut palm trees, and sprawling crop fields.
    • Enjoy a delicious lunch in the afternoon and spend some time at your own leisure.
    • You can also indulge in various adventure activities at an extra cost.
    • In the evening have a hot cup of tea or coffee with some delicious snacks and conclude your trip.
  • 08Stay and Activities at Monteria Resort

    Stay and Activities at Monteria Resort
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lRaigad
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3099401

    About the Activity:

    For those residing near cities like Mumbai and Pune, Monteria Resort, Khopoli proves to be an ideal leisure spot. Located on the Mumbai-Pune Highway Vinegaon, this retreat is aesthetically designed to bring in a unique essence to fun and recreational activities.

    Nestled amidst scenic locales, this resort hosts an array of exciting games and activities that will keep you engrossed all day long. Whether you are looking for some fun-filled, peaceful, enthralling or amazing moments, the Monteria Resort is the most befitting place to heat to!

    Your stay in the Monteria Resort, Khopoli will be amused by an array of engrossing activities. On offer, there are adventure activities like archery, high and low rope courses, ziplining, paint ball and rifle shooting. Participate in all these activities and make your stay, an extremely exciting affair. And in case, you are yearning for some fun-frolic experience, you can indulge in activities like angry birds, rain dance, swimming and sumo fights during your stay.

  • 09Agro Home Stay at Dapoli, Ratnagiri

    Agro Home Stay at Dapoli, Ratnagiri
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lRatnagiri
    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • Chanak Doshi
      Supplier
      Chanak Doshi
    • 5,450
    About the Activity:
    • Dapoli, a tiny hamlet in the Ratnagiri district is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway. With tranquil beaches sprawling in the South and Kelshi in the North, you just can’t escape from its charms.
    • Crowned at a height of around 800ft above sea level, the primary reason behind the popularity of Dapoli is its calm environs, less crowded beaches and amazing greenery.
    • One can easily find out why this little place has earned the title of ‘Mini Mahabaleshwar’ during their stay in Dapoli!
    • If you enjoy farm culture, then do not hesitate to go ahead with the agro homestay at Dapoli! Apart from scenic beauty, Dapoli offers a wide range of activities that makes it a must visit destination for everyone!
    • Once you reach the site get checked in at 12:00 PM and get ready for some amazing activities! Get ready to learn a little more about different spices, fruits, medicinal and herbals plants that are grown here.
    • Away from all the humdrums of city life, spend some quality time watching different bird species here. Capture the rich variety of birds on your camera while in Dapoli.
    • Depending upon your season of travel, you can also indulge in some farming activities with the locals here. Learn more about traditional rural practices by interacting with the humble folks of Dapoli.
    • Enthral in exciting adventure activities like archery, rifle shooting, net climbing and various other thrilling events. For a sea lover, there are scores of activities awaiting you! 
    • Get your heart racing with activities like parasailing, banana boat rides and other equally adventurous activities. Make some good memories with other people while in Dapoli and check out at 11:00 AM.
  • 10Farm Stay in Sai Farms in Kolad

    Farm Stay in Sai Farms in Kolad
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5576609

    About the Activity:

    • This adventurous stay at Sai Farms in Kolad is the ideal weekend getaway, and is a treat for adventure enthusiasts!
    • A stunning melange of tranquility and adventure indulges you in the organic lifestyle of the farm, even as a host of adventure activities beckon you.
    • Guided treks, kayaking, canoeing, rappelling, the famed white water rafting, and other such pursuits will set your heart racing and are availed at an additional cost.
    • Flanked by towering peaks and trees, the resort is blessed with a stunning view of the misty valley.


  • 11Monsoon Stay and Activities in Nashik

    Monsoon Stay and Activities in Nashik
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lNashik
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 9235461

    About the Activity:

    Set on the banks of the Godavari River, the city of Nashik is not only known for the famous Hindu temple Trimbakeshwaror ‘Kumbh Mela’! It is also counted amongst the fast emerging cities in India.Nested on the banks of Godavari with Sahyadri Ranges around it, makes up for its primary industry which is wine and agriculture.A stay in Nashik is the perfect way for you to spend a quiet weekend in the company of the relaxing rains. With around 50 wineries in and around the region, get ready for an unforgettable wine tasting experience. 

    Make it to the ‘Soma Vineyards’, the creator of India’s best wine and taste some of the best quality wines in India! In addition to all these, you can also enthral in a cycling experience around the lush-green vineyards and explore their charming beauty and appeal.

    Timings:Check-In: 01:00PM ; Check-Out: 11:00AM


  • 12Lakeside Chalet Stay in Lonavala

    Lakeside Chalet Stay in Lonavala
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • NNNNN39 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4808133
    About the Activity:
    • Located around 15 km from Lonavala, the Pawana Lake is one of the least explored artificial lakes in the vicinity of Pune.
    • Surrounded by the pristine and untouched beauty of the nature, this Chalet is now gaining attention of the mass and caters to the need of a quick weekend getaway.
    • In addition to its scenic beauty, the Chalet is located in close contact with historic forts like Lohgad, Tikona and Tungi, for a delightful retreat.
    • The Chalet boasts of 4 fully serviced luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms facing the lake, a living room with an open kitchen & a huge deck.
    • Every room is unique and has its own look & feel, like one of the rooms has an indoor dip pool with completely private.
    • The check in time is 1300 hrs. and  check out time is 1100 hrs.


  • 13A Walk to Sajan Resort

    A Walk to Sajan Resort
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lIgatpuri
    • NNNNN173 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6029266

    About the Activity with Details:

    Embark on an adventurous foot journey that will test the limits of your endurance, but reward you with stunning sights to take your breath away! The 30km long walking expedition will take you from the cascades of the Dabhosa Falls, through the wilderness of the villages and valleys to land you at the exhilarating sights of the Saajan Dam.

    Beginning at the Fountain Hotel, as you reach the Dabhosa Waterfall Resort, the expedition begins immediately. Commence on the adventure activities with training on tent pitching, First Aids, route and expedition planning and many more essential adventure activities. Traversing through various pathways, the journey finally terminates at Sajan Resort where after lunch and freshening up, it will be time to head off to the hometown after checking-out of the resort.

    Total walking  distance/distance trekked per day: 15km


  • 14Stay and Activities in Igatpuri

    Stay and Activities in Igatpuri
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lNashik
    • NNNNN73 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3320746
    About the Activity:
    • Enjoy the camp stay at Igatpuri camp, which is the perfect campground for those seeking complete solitude in nature.
    • Reach the camp site around 12:00 PM. You can reach the site by road from Mumbai in just 2 hours.
    • Once checked in, you'll be astonished with the scenic and the tranquility view of the entire place amidst the lush greenries and pleasant ambiance.
    • The campsite boasts array of amenities like a fully equipped club house with a variety of indoor games, swimming pool and a coffee house.
    • The stay in the camp site provides you with beautiful villas and various adventure activities like burma bridge  zip-line  fox climbing and rappelling
    • Spend quality time near the campsite before going to bed under the blanket of billions stars.
    • The next morning, You can  check out of the property at around 10 am.

  • 15Stay Experience at Exotica Beach Resort, Diveagar

    Stay Experience at Exotica Beach Resort, Diveagar
    • d2 Daysn2 Nights
    • lShrivardhan
    • NNNNN84 ratings
    • Lancy Dsouza
      Supplier
      Lancy Dsouza
    • 6,000
    About the activity :

    On your next holiday, head to Diveagar for a Stay Experience at Exotica Beach Resort and relax in the comfort of blissful nature! The beaches here boast of aquamarine waters, white, clear sand and undisturbed nature. Diveagar is perfectly located on the Mumbai – Goa highway, at 185km from Mumbai and about 160km from Pune.

    Settle into the calm and quiet shores of Exotica Beach Resort.  Revel in the shade of the Suru trees and the rollicking waves that touch the shores of this place. Enjoy your stay in the lap of comfort and luxury at the Exotica Beach Resort, situated on the beach outskirts.It is here that you can relax and enjoy the luxury of 20 log cottages, a restaurant with Indian and Chinese cuisines and a fun play zone for kids. So, grab your bags and book your best deals!


  • 16Stay at Hideout Farms in Palghar

    Stay at Hideout Farms in Palghar
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lPalghar
    • NNNNN106 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7986310

    About the Activity:

    • The ideal fun and luxury stay here with friends and family, and be immersed in the different activities that will take you to a whole new world!
    • A space to gather a strong community of like-minded people share warm stories, and imbibe the values of an organic lifestyle.
    • Cool off at the several waterfalls close by, and do some reading or snoozing amid pristine woods.
    • Drop by at the charming local markets, or the Jawahar Palace, at close proximity to this truly soulful retreat.
  • 17Luxury Stay Experience in Lonavala

    Luxury Stay Experience in Lonavala
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN239 ratings
    • Vikas Khandelwal
      Supplier
      Vikas Khandelwal

    About the activity :

    If you are in dire need of a luxurious stay in the very arms of mother nature, surrounded by lovely green hills and relaxing in the lap of luxury, then you need to head for a luxury stay experience in the heart of Lonavala, a hill station that has driven many a traveler towards it for that much needed weekend therapy! The property is located in the heart of Lonavala in Maharashtra, Lonavala amidst the folds of the hills and especially as it is one of the most popular hill stations in India! This stay mesmerizes any visitors with her wooded slopes, mighty rocks, enhancing waterfalls and beautiful looks and dams, among many other features! Lonavala is a charming hill station, and you need to be here now!

  • 18Stay Experience at Gandhar Eco Lodge in Alibaug

    Stay Experience at Gandhar Eco Lodge in Alibaug
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lAlibag
    • NNNNN79 ratings
    • Caroline
      Supplier
      Caroline

    About the Activity:

    • The Gandhar Eco Lodge aims to allow people to relish the rural culture amid a highly comfortable setting.
    • Stroll around the silent lanes, and observe the the blend of natural solutions in construction of the shacks, water-heater systems, among others.
    • Nothing matches a quaint walk on the beach for completely unwinding.
    • Indulge in Rangoli and statue-making with friends and family for great time of relaxation.
    • Watch a movie in the local 'cinema', and experience a slice of rural India during your charming stay here.



  • 19Group Stay in Prakruti Resort, Kashid

    Group Stay in Prakruti Resort, Kashid
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lRaigad
    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3925991
    • 41,040
    • Book Now

    About the activity :

    • Let yourself go and enjoy a peaceful retreat into the arms of nature with a placid stay at Prakruti Resorts in Kashid. Located in Kashid, a sea-village in Raigad District it serves as a four star luxury beach resort spread well over 100 acres of distinct scenery.
    • A beachside abode, it allows you to be merely a few short steps away from the sun and sand of Kashid.
    • Take a walk along the pristine beaches, take a dip in the clear swimming pool, revel in a soothing massage and rejuvenate your mind and body amidst the ever inspiring natural beauty of the surroundings.
    • Make your evenings count as you listen to the soothing music performed live and slip away into the mood of Shaam-e-ghazal. For the young at heart, a DJ lets you shake a leg on the dance floor at night!
  • 20Leisure Stay in Alibaug Resort

    Leisure Stay in Alibaug Resort
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lAlibag
    • NNNNN401 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3486325
    About the Activity:

    • Situated on Mandwa-Sasawane Road, the Countryside Resort lies cradled in the arms of a forest that embodies its beautiful charm even further.
    • It is a perfect melange of unique design, modern day hospitality, and old world simplicity. 
    • Located close to the Mandwa beach, you can also enjoy water sports on the shoreline.
    • It offers an easy respite from the pollution and monotony.
    • Cozy, comfortable and charming stay where you can enjoy with your family and friends.
    • CHECK OUT: 10 AM and CHECK IN: 11 AM
    Note: Travel modes from Mumbai include car and ferry 

Attractions

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Dharavi Slum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mumbai Dabbawala Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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