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 on 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 is 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 fisher folk. 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. This 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. Read on!

1. Marine Drive

Marine drive is the most famous place in Mumbai. It is the special landmark of the city. But, now, the authentic landmark of Mumbai 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 top place in Mumbai to enjoy the sunset, nightlife, and clubs. Republic day parade on 26th January also takes place alongside the road. The nearest local stations near marine drive 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. So, you seriously can’t afford to miss this place whenever you travel to Mumbai.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

2. Gateway of India

It is the place, which 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. This is famous monument in the city and mostly visited by tourists. Church Gate is the nearest station to visit and auto and 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 boat ride which can be an unforgettable experience for the lifetime. Hence, your visit to Mumbai is incomplete without a visit to the gateway of India.

Timing – Open 24 hours
Entry Fees – No Entry Fee

3. Haji Ali Dargah

It is among the most popular religious places in Mumbai. The island is located on the shoreline in the middle of the Arabian sea near the Worli coast. It was built in the year 1431 to honor the death of the Sufi saint, Sayyed Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The 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 and based on this Dargah. This Dargah is almost 600 years old and there is 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 as most of the Bollywood celebrities have their house near the beach. There are also lot’s of Hotels and Restaurant available with awesome quality near it. Juhu Beach is 6 km long up to Versona. Juhu beach has food stalls that are known for Mumbai style in which the main food is pani-puri and bhelpuri. Juhu Beach is one of the best places to visit in Mumbai city. It is also popular for horse riding and Movies shooting. At the time of 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. People visit the beach for jogging, to enjoy street food, to play games and to lighten their mood after a busy day by enjoying the peaceful atmosphere around the beach.

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 TV stars and Bollywood stars in the film city. There are also lot’s of a good quality restaurant that offers awesome quality food and drinks. Trust me, if you are Bollywood fan than this place is just for you. You seriously can’t afford to miss this place. So, if you are planning a trip to Mumbai then don’t forget to take a separate day for film city as it will take around 4-5 hours 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 famous one because you can see this place in lots of movies like Ra-one and most of TV shows. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is also popular among photographers as it is the best recommended destination for photography purpose. The charm of this place enhances during  Night time 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 approx 6 km long eight-lane bridge.It is officially known as the Rajiv Gandhi sea link. It is a cable-stayed bridge with a total length of 5.6 km. It was constructed by the Hindustan construction company and opened for the public on 30 June 2009. The weight of bridge is equal to 50,000 African Elephants and this project took 10 years to complete and estimated time was 5 year. The bridge reduces the travel time between Bandra and Worli by 10 minutes. There is a toll that tourists have to pay to use the bridge. Rs 70 for car, rs 110 for light commercial vehicles and rs 145 for heavy vehicles. 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. Any bus, taxi can be taken from Bandra station to reach the sea link. 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 approx 6 KM long. It is an ideal attraction for children as they can enjoy came 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 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. It is also a wonderful place to capture memories with their loved ones by watching a spectacular view of the sunset. Hence, you should visit this place to spend your valuable time with your affectionate ones and to get an unforgettable experience for the lifetime.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No entry fee

9. Elephanta Caves

Located on offshore of Mumbai located on 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. If you love and interested in history this should be the must visit place for you because of some scholars say that these caves are 550 CE Old. Elephanta caves contain statues of Hindus and Buddhist ideas and lords. Elephanta caves located on Elephanta island that is 10 km away from Mumbai city.There are 7 caves, among which cave 1 spreading for 3 meters from its entrance and have 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 costing to reach gharapuri. From here the tourist can walk 1 km or take a ride of toy train. This is the best places 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. It is from the famous place in to visit in Mumbai. 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 the Asia’s largest amusement and water park which expand 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 adventerous activities which will definitely gives you an unforgettable experience for the lifetime. It is the favorite destination during summer time because it is a famous water kingdom in the city. Here you can also scenic view and is famous for 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 are an array of shops more than 100 from where you can buy cloths, shoes, bags and from more of latest trends. It is a famous shopping hub for Mumbai people. There are shops of varies accessories and cloths 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 Zoo. It was also known by the name of Ranichi Bagh  which means Queen’s Garden. It is the only famous zoo in the city. This zoo is located in the heart of 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 as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan or Zoo and is named after the mother of Shivaji who is the hero of 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. Here is also a collection of many medicinal and beautiful flowers and trees which gives an scenic view. This is the place where you can enjoy and spend valuable time with your affectionate ones.

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

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