Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra is the most populous city in the state. A city that never goes off to sleep, is a favorite destination for movie buffs and history enthusiasts. With some of the most interesting and old architectural buildings, Mumbai is a city of cultural heritage and monuments. One will never fall short of places to visit when in this city. Even though it is the most crowded city in Maharashtra, it is flooded with tourists the entire year.
Places to See in Mumbai
The most visited tourist destinations, that one must not miss out when in Mumbai are:Gateway of India
Built during British Raj, The Gateway of India is located on the waterfront in Apollo Bunder area, South Mumbai. It is in the structure of Basalt Arch, 26 meters high which was built to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary. The historic monument's presence is symbolic to the city. It became a symbol of British downfall as the last regiment marched out of the country from this spot. The architecture is modeled in Islamic style. People who are on a vacation to seek more experience and get the perfect pictures come to this place.
There is no entry fee
for witnessing this pride of Mumbai and it is open on all days of the week. You can spend as much as two hours here unveiling the architecture that you rarely get to see these days. Elephanta Caves
Located on the Elephanta Islands, about 11 km north-east of Apollo Bandar, The Elephanta caves are a network of sculpted caves. These are a treat to the eyes of history buffs and photo fanatics. You will be enlightened to visit these caves which is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
To reach to the Elephanta Island you will have to take a ferry from the Gateway of India
. On days when the weather is clear, one can see the Elephanta Island in the horizon as a thin strip from the shore. Essel World
Essel World is the largest amusement park in the country also known as India's Disneyland. Located at the coastal village of Gorai, the park is spread in 64 acres of land. It is famous for both dry rides and water rides. One of the favorite places for not only the kids, adults too love to dive into the waters here. The ice skating rink, video games, bowling alleys and the breathtaking swings are always looked forward to by the tourists. Scream, laugh, eat, dance and hop on the swings in this adventurous world to get the experience that you will never forget in your entire lifetime. So buckle up your shoes for some of the extraordinarily amazing adventure drives in the world. Marine Drive
One of the most beautiful and most visited destinations in Mumbai, Marine Drive offers the best time to the beach lovers. It is a C shaped road along the beach of the Arabian Sea. It is also known as the Queen's Necklace
when illuminated at night because of the view that it offers when seen from an elevated place. People come here to witness the sunset as Marine Drive offers the best sight for it. After the heat of the day, people are seen taking a stroll along the Marine Drive letting the cool sea breezes brush through them. Chowpatty Beach
The Chowpatty Beach, located on the north of Marine Drive
opens up the senses of the tourists. This is one of the best picnic spots for families and lovers. It is not just the beach the brings in people here, but the local snacks here are enjoyed by the tourists thoroughly. Children can also have a wonderful time here with their families as the beach has children's rides.
Things to do in Mumbai
Mumbai is a city that brings night to life with some of the most amazing clubs in the country. One enjoys their evenings sipping cocktails and listening to some soft music
here. If it is shopping that brought you here then don't forget to visit the Colaba Causeway, where you get almost everything. Also, other famous markets that one must not miss are Linking Road, Fashion Street and Crawford Market. You might also enjoy taking a look at the huge mansions of Bollywood celebrities. A tour to Mumbai is incomplete unless you visit the famous beaches like Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach and the famous Marine Drive.
Enjoy your time in Mumbai during this vacation and fasten up your pace to match up with the people here. This city has ample number of tourist spots that will keep you engaged throughout your holidays. "