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  • Celebrate New Year 2018 in Mumbai with these incredible & unique options around Mumbai. For the Party Lovers, Dancing Maniacs, Adventure Enthusiasts and Peace Seekers, we have something for everyone!

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  • 01Pawna Lake Camping

    Pawna Lake Camping
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN705 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator

    About the Activity:

    • Pawana Lake is an artificial lakes in the vicinity of Pune. It is 10 Kms off Kamshet on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, this lake came into existence after the construction of the Pawana Dam, and now it plays a scenic host for camp site
    • The overnight stay will be in tents nest to the lake. Depending on the group size, 2 men, 4 men or 8 men tent will be provided.  
    • During the stay, activities like make your own barbeque, star gazing and bonfire will take place. 
    • The campsite is located near the forts like Lohgad, Tikona and Tungi and a trek can be arranged at an additional cost for large groups.
    • Special trek to Lohagad Fort on the following morning. 
  • 02Group Adventure in Maval, Takve Lake

    Group Adventure in Maval, Takve Lake
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN783 ratings
    • Navin
      Supplier
      Navin

    Sold out for 26th, 27th and 28th January.

    About the Activity:

    • This Multi-Adventure activity Camp Site is located next to a lake near Kamshet off old Mumbai-Pune highway. The activities are performed in a group and will give you an enriching experience during your visit.
    • The package is available in two different variants, Day-out and Overnight Stay and is ideal for a group of 6 or more people. 
    • Both the package includes 3 activities - Kayaking, River Swimming and River Crossing. The other activities are Tarzan Swing, Skywalk, Net Climbing, Tunnel Crawl, Tyre Crossing, Commando Walk and they can be availed at an additional price. 
  • 03Paragliding in Kamshet

    Paragliding in Kamshet
    • lKamshet
    • NNNNN834 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4980405

    Ride to this adventure with Uber at a special price. Book Now to receive the unique code.

    About the Activity:

    • Embark on an exciting experience of paragliding in Kamshet with a set of certified pilots and flying enthusiasts.
    • Kamshet, is a beautiful destination located at about 110km from Mumbai and 45km from Pune that is decked with the beauty of the Sahyadri Ranges and valleys.
    • A daylong course will take you through paragliding of 3 different types namely; Classic Tandem, Instructional Tandem, and Acro Tandem.
    • A two seater plane will take you high up in the air from where you can take your paragliding flight with a certified instructor.

    Eligibility: For 15 yrs & above
    Weight: Above 45 kgs 

  • 04Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities

    Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN602 ratings
    • vaibhav chorge
      Supplier
      vaibhav chorge

    About the Activity:

    The Kundalika rafting camp is the perfect choice for anyone looking to indulge in adventure in the green escapes of nature! Located at just a couple of hours drive from Mumbai, it is the preferred hotspot for all those eager to escape the mad rush of the city.

    The Kundalika rafting camp gives you a rare opportunity to engage yourself in a multitude of adventure activities in the engaging company of nature. As you take a quiet drive down to the campsite, you can check-in and indulge in the beauty of nature while munching on some yummy snacks and refreshing tea. Fortify yourself and embark on a vast range of activities like kayaking, jet skii and archery! Get your tired but excited selves back to the campsite and relish a delicious dinner before calling it a night. Next day indulge in rafting and other activities post breakfast.

    Available in 2 packages

    Timings:Check-in: 3:00 PM (Day 01) ; Check-out: 3:00 PM (Day 02)

  • 05One day trek to Lohagad fort

    One day trek to Lohagad fort
    • d1 Day
    • lPune
    • NNNNN189 ratings
    • Ajaysinh Lakhe
      Supplier
      Ajaysinh Lakhe
    About the Activity:
    • Reaching point - Malavali Station 
    • Join the one day trek to Lohagad fort near Lonavala, experience a beautiful adventure in a serene place that is not tamed much.
    • Enjoy the exhilarating sight of the fort atop a hill that divides the basins of Indrayani and Pavna.
    • Have a glimpse of the strong and intact gates protecting the fort and interpret the stories from the period of Peshwa.
    • Feel the excitement existing in climbing up the hill which extends up to five kilometers from Malavli.

  • 06Bhandardara Lake Camping

    Bhandardara Lake Camping
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lAhmednagar
    • NNNNN41 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator
    About the Activity:
    • A time that secures your comfort even at the basic level of facilities is camping but in today's scenario a lakeside camping is something necessary to keep aside the day to day humdrum.
    • Near Bhandardara, you are getting a peaceful ambience throughout with the gurgling noise of the lake on your side. 
    • Indulge your heart with the non-stereotypical activities such as star gazing and watching star constellation and many other adventure activities near the camp.
    • The event starts at 05:00 pm and concludes at 10:00 am, the next morning.
  • 07Leisure Sailing in Mumbai

    Leisure Sailing in Mumbai
    • h2 Hours
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN414 ratings
    • Sai
      Supplier
      Sai

    About the Activity:

    • This stunning experience begins as you set off from the gateway of India, 10 minutes prior to your booked time. A speedboat will then take you to your assigned boat; post which your sail into the wide open waters begins.
    • Set off on a leisure sailing in Mumbai over the magical Arabian Sea in an international class keelboat which will give you a feel of having left your worries far behind!
    • The sight of the endless blue seas and the rim of horizon peeking over the end will surely make you sigh in exultation. 
    • The luxury sailing experience is far from anything you have ever imagined and the boat is well equipped with luxuries as well as safety procedures in the presence of the sailor and the skipper.
    • At an additional cost, you can also learn to sail over 2 hours of 10 sessions each; 1-3 participants can take part in this activity at a time.

    The options to book the package are given as two variants, Join a Group and Private Tour. You are requested to either book Join a Group which shows the cost for adults or Private Tour which shows the cost of one Sailing boat.

    Timings: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

  • 08Trek to Andharban, Pune

    Trek to Andharban, Pune
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lLavasa-1
    • NNNNN118 ratings
    • Ajaysinh Lakhe
      Supplier
      Ajaysinh Lakhe

    About the Activity :

    When was the last time you engaged in an exciting adventure with all your buddies? This weekend, head for an exciting trek to Andharban with your best buddies and all your loved ones to engage in a fun and exciting time! Andharban, by its name means a dark dense forest. This trek is primarily based on descending from the peak. It is one of the most beautiful treks and there are lots of things to explore. You will be walking on ridge that offers an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. During your trek, there will be scores of evergreen forests which covers you with a relaxing shade in first half of the trek (6-8 kms).The trek further descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms).The same valley is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting and other adventure activities.

  • 09Bicycle Tour in Mumbai

    Bicycle Tour in Mumbai
    • h4 Hours
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN270 ratings
    • Evelyn
      Supplier
      Evelyn

    This is Mumbai as you have never seen it before: calm and peaceful. While the rest of the city is only just beginning to wake up, we take advantage of the empty streets and cool air to explore South Mumbai by cycle. The tour starts at 6 AM and as you wind our way through the back lanes, we’ll visit must-see Mumbai sights like the Gateway of India and CST Station as well as some hidden gems like Sassoon Dock and Bombay Panjrapole (cow sanctuary). At the end of the tour, you’ll stop for a well-deserved South Indian breakfast of dosa, idli, upma, and much more.

    Safety is the number one priority on this trip, and hence Bicycle helmets are available on request and a second guide cycles at the back of the group.
  • 10Nashik 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

  • 11Nashik 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

  • 12Camping with Music near Pawna Lake

    Camping with Music near Pawna Lake
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator
    About the Activity:
    • Camping in the accompaniment of soothing music is what you will get near Pawna Lake with this 2 day 1 night package. The lake which is located at Thakursai Village, 1.5 hours of drive from Mumbai and 45 minutes from Pune.
    • The serenity is always praised as Pawna lake/ river originates south of Lonavala from the Western Ghats, and flows a total of nearly 60 kilometres to meet the Mula river in Pune.
    • Opt for a camping near this lake, enjoy the homemade food, move your heard according to the rhythms played. Witness a laid-back night sleeping lazily on the lap of the riverbank.
    • Star gazing is a favourite activity for many people and it is highly suitable for solo campers, corporates, couples and families equally.
    • Check-in at the campsite around 05:00 pm and wind up the event by 10:00 am, the next morning.
  • 13Camping near Pawna Lake, Lonavala

    Camping near Pawna Lake, Lonavala
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN94 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator
    About the Activity:
    • If you are bored of spending your weekends at the shopping malls or restaurants in the city, then this camping package would be a definite answer for you. Select this camping to get hushed by the Pawna Lake near Lonavala.
    • After meeting at Kalamboli McDonald's around 02:30 PM, start a fun ride toward the campsite in your own vehicle. 
    • Arrive at the campsite by the evening, amble along the location, watch the serenity that is enhanced by the reflection of the surrounding greenery on the lake, pitch your own tents near the lake, join the team to collect woods for the campfire and relax by the soothing music.
    • The next morning, wake up to the salubrious nature and head out to do trekking to one of the mighty forts nearby; Lohagad, Visapur, Tikona etc. The sunset views from the top would be unforgettable.
    • Meeting point for those who are coming in your own vehicle:  https://goo.gl/maps/LXqiNovCHPn 
  • 14Rafting in Kolad

    Rafting in Kolad
    • h6 Hours
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • vaibhav chorge
      Supplier
      vaibhav chorge
    About the Activity:
    • Pack your bags for one of the most enthralling weekend getaway trips near Mumbai and Pune with this rafting package in Kolad river amidst picturesque landscape and cloud touching peaks.
    • Along with rafting, you will be able to take part in different adventure activities as well as indoor games, depending on the package that you take up.
    • There are multiple packages available for the weekday and the weekend.
    • Report at the starting point of rafting around 08:15 am and the activity ends at 12:30 Noon. Have an enthralling experience doing the 12 KM rafting and if you have selected rafting and lunch package, you can have lunch after the activity at the campsite between 01:00 and 02:30 PM

  • 15Day Trek to Matheran

    Day Trek to Matheran
    • d1 Day
    • lMatheran
    • NNNNN131 ratings
    • Nilesh Patil
      Supplier
      Nilesh Patil

    About the Activity:

    The climate of Matheran is very cool. The most unforgettable things about Matheran are deep forest and the waterfalls nearby, especially in rainy season. The beauty of the hill station gets doubled in monsoon. Matheran is truly ‘The Best Hill Station in Maharashtra'. It covers an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadris. This lovely spot was discovered in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the collector of Thane district. Garbett point is located on South-west side of Matheran with a grand view of the plateau.

    • If you are planning for a 8 km trekking experience to  Matheran, then this tour is the perfect fit for you.
    • Start your activity by assembling at Bhivpuri Railway Station, then walk to trekking base camp. 
    • Witness the diversified flora and fauna with a stunning waterfall and get ready to be astonished with the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place.
    • Get transferred back to Bhivpuri completing this epic trekking trail.
  • 16Day Trek to Kalsubai

    Day Trek to Kalsubai
    • d1 Day
    • lIgatpuri
    • NNNNN126 ratings
    • Ajaysinh Lakhe
      Supplier
      Ajaysinh Lakhe

    Fixed Departure on every Saturday Night

    Kalsubai with the height of 1646m [5400Feets] is famous as one of the highest peaks in Maharashtra. Kalsubai lies in the Sahyadri mountain range. This being the highest peak, it commands a beautiful view. Since Kalsubai is extremely famous, enough effort has been made to make this trek easy. There are steel railings, chains and ladders at places where it is difficult to climb.

  • 17White Water Rafting and Stay at Kolad

    White Water Rafting and Stay at Kolad
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN396 ratings
    • vaibhav chorge
      Supplier
      vaibhav chorge

    About the activity :

    If it is pure and raw adventure that you are looking for, then you need to head for an exciting white water rafting and stay experience in Kolad. Apart from the adventure sports, you can also enjoy an exciting array of historic sites around the place. 

    The Kundalika River flows through the rugged terrain of the forested hills and through the farms and offers a golden opportunity to enjoy a rafting tour for beginners. This river on the international scale is rated as a grade IV river, making its rapids pose a challenge for the ardent water sports lover.You will run the rafts in fast flowing water currents almost 12km downstream
  • 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.



  • 19Fun Stay and Adventure at a Resort in Nashik

    Fun Stay and Adventure at a Resort in Nashik
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lNashik
    • NNNNN26 ratings
    • MAITHILI DIVATE
      Supplier
      MAITHILI DIVATE
    • This Resort offers you a perfect getaway experience. It is located at Nashik, Mahiravni, Maharashtra next to a lake, and is ideal for doing adventure activities. It is also great is you looking forward to s sense of luxury as it offers a mesmerizing view from the room and an infinity pool.
    • Check in time is 12:00 noon and check out time is 10:00 am, the next day.
    • Extra person cost can be paid at the resort 
    • Kids activities are payable at the venue. (Below 8 yrs) 
    • Folio Restaurant: A la carte (as per menu) offers authentic Indian and oriental cuisine for lunch and dinner on additional cost.
    • Fey Café: For a quick bite or relaxed conversation over a cup of coffee or some fun time with your friends.
  • 20Beach Farm Stay in Alibaug

    Beach Farm Stay in Alibaug
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lAlibag
    • NNNNN31 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3137644
    About the Activity:
    • Tucked in a serene location just 1 km from Nagaon Beach the beach farm stay is surrounded by lush greenery and tall coconut trees, along with trees of mango.
    • The stay provide you with enchanting feel you can discover at and around the vicinity, complete with modern amenities and endless entertainment.
    • All rooms in the property are equipped with LCD television and D2H connection. Generator backup is also available to provide the guests with good hospitality 
    • It is perfectly situated for a quiet and unwinding  with its serene and beautiful area, the property can be accessed through road.
    • The stay serves home made Vegetarian and Non- Vegetarian food with a rural touch to it, prepared in a well equipped kitchen.
    • The check in time is 11:00 AM and the check out time is 10:00 AM.
  • 21Leisure 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 
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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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