Hunting on the internet for the best place to visit in these holidays? But not able to get the right one? Don’t fret, now you are in the right place. As we know that there are so many places to visit in India but one of them is Mumbai. Have you ever heard about Mumbai? Mumbai is one of the famous and busiest cities in India and located in the Deccan range of India. The name of the capital city of Maharashtra was originated from Mumba Devi who is the goddess of the Koli fisherfolk. It is formerly known as Bombay and is famous for its food, historic places to visit, scenic views,  nightlife, etc. Mumbai is also known as the “City of Dreams” as it is the center point for film and TV industry.

People from many locations moved to this city to grab opportunities for their better future. Mumbai is also called the financial and commercial hub of the country. Simply, we can say that it is the sleep that never sleeps. This is the only state in India which is full of chaos, hope, glamour, and modernity. It is the place which is full of art, culture, dance, music, and theater. So, if you are looking for a place which is both interesting and adventurous then trust me, it is the best place to visit to get an unforgettable experience for the lifetime and to enjoy your vacations with your loved ones. Hence, if you are going to plan your next trip to Mumbai then first you gave to know about some of the interesting and famous places which are visited by the tourists most. Let’s have a small tour towards Mumbai.

1. Marine Drive

Marine drive is the most famous place in Mumbai. It is the special landmark of the city. But, now, it is officially known as Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Road. This is the 3 km long road, which can be visited at any time of the day or night. Travelers go during day time to watch the sunrise and at night time to enjoy the wonderful view of sparkling lights which looks like a queen’s necklace on the c-shaped road. It is the place to enjoy the sunset and nightlife too. Republic day parade on 26th January also takes place alongside the road. The nearest local stations are Church Gate, Marine Lines, and Charni Road. There is walking distance between stations and the beach. The wonderful view of the sea, the sound of waves and the chilling atmosphere make it a good place to enjoy with your loved ones. 

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

2. Gateway of India

This place is also known by the name of “The Taj Mahal of Mumbai”(called by citizens), situated in the Apollo Bunder area of South Mumbai. It was built by George Witter in 1911 to memorialize the visit of King George V and queen married to Mumbai. It is a famous monument in the city and most visited by tourists. Church Gate is the nearest station to visit and auto or taxis are available from any major part of the city. This favorite tourist spot can also be seen by ferry rides and cruises which are run by Maharashtra tourism development corporation(MTDC). The best time to visit is during sunset hours where tourists can click photographs and enjoy the view by having street food at stalls nearby the monument. You can also enjoy a boat ride which can be an unforgettable experience for the lifetime.

Timing – Open 24 hours
Entry Fees – No Entry Fee

3. Haji Ali Dargah

It is among the most popular religious places in Mumbai. It was built in the year 1431 to honor the death of the Sufi saint, Sayyed Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. This mosque is standing still after facing a storm of 1949 and heavy rains in 2005 which caused massive destruction in Mumbai. People come across the world to get the blessing of Haji Ali. It is a very popular place in Mumbai and you should visit here on Friday because some people perform Qawwali at Dargah. This place is also famous in Bollywood because “Piya Haji Ali” song of “Fiza Movie” and the “Bhar Do Jholi” song of “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” shooted here.

This Dargah is almost 600 years old and there are some miracle stories with Dargah. One of them is that Haji Ali Dargah never shrinks in the water. This belief makes it famous and most popular among others. Mahalaxmi metro station is the nearest metro station to the Dargah. Thousands of devotees visited here daily without any discrimination of caste, color, and creed. The number of devotees increased to lakhs during Eid. Before planning your trip to Dargah, one should remember that this place can not be visited during low tide, so the time from October to March is the best time to visit as tides are low during the winter season. So, plan your trip to Mumbai according to it. 

Timing- 5:30 AM To 10:00 PM
Entry Fees – No Entry Fee

4. Juhu Beach

Another famous place to visit in Mumbai is Juhu beach which is surrounded by the Arabian sea & is the most visited beach in Mumbai by tourists. Church gate and Santa Cruz stations are the nearest stations to reach the beach. The distance between stations to the beach is almost 3 km. This place is also famous because most Bollywood celebrities have their houses near the beach. There are also lots of Hotels and Restaurant available with awesome quality near it. There are many food stalls that are known for panipuri and bhelpuri. It is also popular for horse riding and Movie shooting. At the time of the Ganesha Chaturthi celebration, this place looks very awesome and thousands of people come here to enjoy the celebration. The best time to visit the beach is from October to march as there are low tides during this time of the year.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

5. Film City

If you are a Bollywood fan then it is the must place to visit in Mumbai. It is located in Arey Colony in Mumbai. The film city has a total area of 520 acres. 1000 film sets can be constructed in film city at one time. It is a magical experience to see the shoot of the film involving takes, retakes, dialogue, action, and romance. A bus ride is available which covers all the famous studios and locations in film city and if the shooting is going during hours of your visit then you will also be able to see the live shooting of film and TV serials.You can see lots of Bollywood stars in the film city. There are also lot’s of a good quality restaurant that offers awesome quality food and drinks. So, if you are planning a trip to Mumbai then don’t forget to visit here.

Timing- 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee- Varies From INR 600 to INR 1700

6. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is also known as Victoria Terminus and was built in the year 1887 on the golden anniversary of “Queen Victoria”. It is a famous railway station and is approx 130 years old. The architectural view of this place attracts most of the visitors towards it. It is also a famous one because many of the scenes of TV shows have shot here. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is also popular among photographers. The charm of this place enhances during nighttime because it is embellished with lights that looks awesome. The food facility and restroom in the station are quite impressive. You should visit this place once to spend your valuable time with your affectionate ones.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

7. Bandra Worli Sea link

Bandra Worli sea link connects Bandra in western Mumbai to Worli in south Mumbai. It is an approx 6 km long eight-lane bridge and is officially known as the Rajiv Gandhi sea link. It is a cable-stayed bridge with a total length of 5.6 km and was constructed by the Hindustan construction company and opened for the public on 30 June 2009. The weight of the bridge is equal to 50,000 African Elephants and this project took 10 years to complete and estimated time was 5 years. This bridge reduces the travel time between Bandra and Worli by 10 minutes. People go for a long drive with their loved ones and family, click pictures and enjoy the view of the beautiful sky and the sea. You should visit here once either during day time or evening time to see the view of sunrise and sunset respectively.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- Depends on Type of Vehicle ( Varies from INR 70 to INR 150)

8. Chowpatty Beach

It is the place which stands out from the rest, as it is, famous for Ganesh Visarjan Celebrations, thousands of people from all parts of  Mumbai come to submerge idols of Lord Ganesha in the Arabian sea. This beach is located on the northern end of the marine drive in the South Mumbai. It is C- Shaped and is 6 KM long. It is an ideal attraction for children as they can enjoy a camel ride, pony ride, ferry rides, merry-go-round, and food stalls. The nearest station to reach the beach is the church gate station. To enjoy the scenic beauty of the sea or to capture moments with family, it is the perfect place to visit in Mumbai. It is not preferable to visit the beach in monsoon season as there are high tides during this year of the season.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

9. Elephanta Caves

Located on offshore of Mumbai Elephanta island, Elephanta Caves is a collection of rock arts sculptured in form of Lord Shiva and Lord Buddha. This UNESCO world heritage has two hills separated by a valley, one to its west and other to the east. Elephanta caves contain statues of Hindus and Buddhist ideas and lords. There are 7 caves, among which cave 1 spreading for 3 meters from its entrance and have the most popular sculptures of Lord Shiva. On Stupa Hill, there are sculptures of Lord Buddha. Tourists can also take a ferry ride from Gateway of India to the caves. From here the tourist can take a ride of the toy train. This is the best place to visit in Mumbai. The scenic view of the nature island and caves of these islands will admire you. Thus, you must visit this whenever you travel to Mumbai.

Timing – 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee – No Entry Fee (But You Have To Pay For Rides)

10. Essel World

If you are an adventure lover then trust me this place is just for you. This famous amusement park is popular among tourists and is located in Gorai, which is very close to the capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai. It is Asia’s largest amusement and water park which expands over an area of 64 acres and is frequently visited by the kids, adults, or all age group people. Here you can enjoy many rides and also many adventurous activities which will definitely give you an unforgettable experience for the lifetime. It is the favorite destination during the summertime because it is a famous water kingdom in the city. Here you can also scenic view and is famous for a one-day picnic for your loved ones. Thus, don’t forget to miss this place, if you are planning your trip to Mumbai.

Timing- 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee- Varies According To Age Group

11. Fashion Street

Fashion street is a market place in Mumbai from where you can do shopping. There is an array of shops more than 100 from where you can buy clothes, shoes, bags and from more of the latest trends. It is a famous shopping hub for Mumbai people. There are shops for various accessories and clothes and is especially for students and youngsters. If you are a shopaholic then this place is just for you. Take a walk towards it and do lots of shopping for your loved ones.

Timing- 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

12. Mumbai Zoo

Another famous place to visit in Mumbai is the Zoo. It was also known by the name of Ranchi Bagh which means Queen’s Garden. This zoo is located in the heart of the city in Byculla. It was built in the year 1861. Its former name is based on the original British name Victoria Gardens. But now it is named Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan or Zoo and is named after the mother of Shivaji who is the hero of the Maratha Empire. This is the oldest zoo in the city and here you can see many wild animals like lion, monkey, elephant and many more. There are also many birds which you can see here. In addition to this, here is also a collection of many medicinal and beautiful flowers and trees. Hence, this is the place where you can enjoy and spend valuable time with your loved ones.

Timing- 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee- INR 100 for Indian and INR 200 for Foreigners

13. National Gallery Of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art is a paradise for art lovers. There is a collection of modern art, sculptures, paintings, artifacts, and many more. This famous art gallery has a number of artwork from the past 160 years. People from different states and cities come here to see them or to know interesting facts about those artifacts too. In addition to this, the architectural view of the art gallery attracts most of the tourists towards it. Hence, you seriously can’t miss this brilliant place.

Timing- 11:00 AM To 6:00 PM (But closed on Monday and National Holidays)
Entry Fee- INR 20 For Indians And INR 100 For Foreigners (Entry with Id card only)

14. Kamla Nehru Park

Kamla Nehru Park is another and popular tourist spot in the heart of the city. The clean and green environment of the park makes it more peaceful and relaxing. The local people of the city used this park for jogging and exercise. It is also the best spot for a picnic with family and friends. Thus, take time from your hustle and bustle schedule to visit here. Trust me, the cool breeze and chirping sound of the birds will surely relax your mood and make you more memorable. Thus, you should take a walk to Kamla Nehru Park and spend some time there.

Timing- 5:00 AM To 9:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

15. Mahipatagad Trek

It is a most popular hill fort in Maharashtra, Mumbai, and is located in Ratnagiri district. It is famous for its six ancient times entrance doors. Those gates are finely crafted and have some memories of the past too. There is also a Lord Shiva’s Temple at the top, which is famous by the name of Mayureshwar Mahadev. This place is totally surrounded by lush greenery or ha a dense forest. In addition to this, it is a paradise for trekkers too. Hence, if you are planning your trip to Mumbai then please don’t forget to take a walk at Mahipatagad Trek.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

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