Mumbai, the city where dreams are made and come true! The beauty of Mumbai is beyond words: from jam-packed railway platforms to the famous Dabbawalas, multi-millionaires to suburban slums, the sparkling Bollywood to the quintessential vada pav, bhel puri and sev puri. The place has always been the dream city for all and one should not simply miss a chance of exploring each and every corner of the city. The list of places to visit in the city is practically endless; anything from the beaches to Bollywood and much more.
Gateway of India, Mumbai
The Gateway of India, the best place to visit in Mumbai, was designed by George Willet in 1924 to honor King George V and Queen Mary ‘s visit to Mumbai. In the early morning or late evening hours, visit this spot to enjoy the cool sea breeze with your mates, without the crowd. The monument also marks the area as one of India’s major ports, symbolizing the glory of Britain.Located in Apollo Bunder’s waterfront area, the structure has now become one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions for those coming from all over the globe.
- Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai
- Timings: 24×7; every day
- Entry Fee: Free entry
The caves are said to be one of the country’s oldest rock cut structures, and are a prime example of archaic Indian art associated with Lord Shiva ‘s religion. It is estimated that between the 6th or 8th centuries the caves were adorned with sculptures. Originally known as Gharapuri, the island on which the caves are built is a quiet and picturesque island of green foliage and harmless primates.This island’s main attraction is the three-headed Shiva sculpture called Maheshmurti. Besides it, the sculptures of Shiva are still worth seeing in the forms of ‘Shiva Nataraja’ and ‘Ardhanarishvara’ in Elephanta Caves.
- Location: Gharapuri, Mumbai
- Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; closed on Mondays
- Entry Fee:
Citizens of India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, & Thailand — ₹10 per person
Nehru Center, Mumbai
This centre, built in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ‘s memory, propagates his teachings and ideas through educational and cultural programs. Through visitors’ eyes the beautifully made white dome and the building’s cylindrical structure are exquisite. Established in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ‘s memory, this center propagates his teachings and ideas through education. It consists of a spectacular dome-shaped planetarium that in young children generates curiosity about astronomy and science. You will have a fun time stargaze at the sky theater with your little ones.
- Location: Dr. Annie Besant Rd, Lotus Colony, Worli, Mumbai
- Timings: 11:00 am to 05:00 pm; closed on Mondays
- Entry Fee: ₹100 per person (4 years and above)
Taraporewala Aquarium in Mumbai is India’s oldest museum Inaugurated in 1951. Despite the aquarium being old, its has an efficient infrastructure. In the aquarium, tourists can see a good variety of freshwater fishes, sharks, turtles, rays, moray eels, sea turtles, small starfish and stingrays roaming freely in 12-feet long and 360-degree acrylic glass tunnel.The Taraporewala Aquarium in Mumbai, located in the popular Marine Drive, contains an amazing range of marine and freshwater fish including some coral fish captured from the Lakshadweep Islands. Moray eels, turtles, sharks, starfishes, and stingrays are among the popular attractions. When in the aquarium, make a point to visit the special museum, where kids can touch the fishes.
- Location: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Marine Drive, Mumbai
- Timings: 10:00 am to 08:00 pm; closed on Mondays
- Entry Fee:
Adults — ₹60 per person
Children (Below 12 years) — ₹30 per person
Govt. Employees — ₹30 per person
Separate charges for photography and videography
Juhu Beach (6 Km from Mumbai Airport)
Juhu can be considered one of India’s best and most sought after beaches. It’s a hot spot for trendy celebrity homes and movie star sightings situated in the city’s suburbs making it one of Mumbai’s most esteemed tourist destinations to explore. One such beautiful spot in Mumbai is Juhu Beach, mostly visited by couples who need a little romantic break from the humdrum of city life. You can also book a romantic date night in one of Juhu ‘s stunning beach side restaurants. Throughout the weekends, the sandy delight is most crowded where people can be entertained by horse and donkey rides, dancing monkeys, toy sellers and other sorts of fun.
- Entrance Fee: No Entry Fee
- Location: Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400049, India
- Timings: Always Open
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