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Places And Attractions To See In Mumbai (Bombay)

Discussion in 'Maharashtra' started by ChaiNashta, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. ChaiNashta

    ChaiNashta Active Member

    • Shree Siddhivinayak
    This is one of the largest temples of Lord Ganesh, a Hindu deity, and has received the Certificate of Excellence in 2015 by TripAdvisor. It is situated near S.K Bole Marg near Prabhadevi and is one of the most disciplined, organized and clean complex with regard to the crowd that it manages each day. It really is peaceful and serene despite of so many visitors everyday. You can take auto rickshaws from Dadar West to visit this 200 year old landmark of faith and belief on almighty.

    • Bandra-Worli Sea Link
    If you haven't noticed it in Mumbai, please rethink taking another tour. It is just awesome in the evening with the lighting and the sea mesmerizing with the color of the dusky sun and the dark skies. The scene is worth enjoying and please carry your camera. It falls when you cross South Mumbai and takes around an hour to enjoy a pleasant ride across the link.

    • Marine Drive
    The Queen's Necklace is known as Marine Drive locally and is the favorite pass time for joggers during the morning and in the evening. There are street food stalls that sell all varieties of local Mumbai eateries. You can enjoy the gentle breeze from across the Arabian Sea on a stroll past the evening. It stretches all the way from Babulnath & Malabar Hills to the best part, which is the Nariman Point towards the end of the 4.3 km long trail. The 'C' shaped bay is guarded by a six lane concrete road.

    • ISKON Mumbai
    This is one of the most visited temples of Mumbai, after Siddhivinayak. It is situated near Juhu near Hare Krishna Land. ISKON temples are devoted to Lord Krishna and offer visits without any fee. You have to buy any pressed if you want and there are many kinds of merchandise from holy books to sweets. This is a religious place and provides serenity and peaceful atmosphere in the buzz of the city. The temple provides a really magnificent view, apart from the calmness of mind that it provides.

    • Mount Mary Church
    One of the architectural milestones and an avid site of interest for architectures and historians is the Mount Mary Church. It is located in Bandra in West Mumbai. You need like 1-2 hours for an informative visit. It is just around the Bandra Link on top of a hill overlooking the vastness of the Arabian Sea. It is one of the oldest church in Mumbai, a Roman Catholic Basilica. It is a beautiful edifice made out of stone that stands for tranquility, peace and reassurance for centuries. It also contains a relic containing a drop of blood of St.Pope John Paule II when he visited in 1986.

    • Food Tours
    The evenings are crunching your stomach for hungry bites and a food tour is the least you can do in Mumbai that has a plethora of options. If you just walk down the Fort District you can sample at least 10 varieties of food that represent the local cuisines. If you are a foreigner, do use the services of a local guide. The place is really amazing and you can use like 2 to 3 days for covering the best locations. It is a confluence of local street food, Parsi cuisines, Western cuisines like burgers in Indian style and many other novelties.

    • Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
    This is an amalgamation or the chronological display of the various episodes of life of Mahatma Gandhi. This legend was the epitome of pacifism and was responsible for the independence of India in 1947. This museum is located at 19 Laburnam Road, near Gamdevi. There are many items that belonged to him and it is not less than a thrilling experience as you get to feel a little of the times and moments during his days.It is a collection of photographs, films, audio, books and many more related to the times when India was still under the British rule.

    • Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus
    This place can be considered as one of the architectural sites for tourist to spend like half an hour and feel the monumental design. It is situated near Mumbai CST, near DN Road. It is one of the prime locations of Mumbai in terms of the daily crowd it gathers. This has been granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site accreditation and is one of the few historic railway stations present in the heart of Mumbai. It was opened for the first time in 1887 and has the remainants of Indo-Saracenic Revival style architecture.

    • Colaba
    This has been convened the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2015. It provides a local perspective to Mumbai with a prominent neighborhoods, landmarks and few small sites for shopping and youthful activities. It is located on Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, near the Colaba Bus Station. The popular tourist destinations include the Gateway of India, museums and other historic sites too.

    • Gateway Of India
    This is British architecture built in 1924 and is one of the Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture. It was designed by George Wittet and is known to be the last point from where the Britishers left India, once and for all. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai. It was originally built to commemorate the visit King George V, which is located right next to two other prominent buildings in Mumbai, that is, The Taj Inter-Continental and The Taj Hotel.

    • Mahalakshmi Temple
    This is another prominent religious site devoted to Hindu deity Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. It is located on Bhulabhai Desai Road. It is recommended to have like 1-2 hours to make an informative visit of the entire complex. This is one of the best places, which is located right next to the most famous Dargah for Muslims, Haji Ali Dargah. Haji Ali Dargah, is undoubtedly a place that cannot be missed. You will feel the aura of the Prophets and Muhammads in the air. Haji Ali is also the driving force of the entire Mumbai Police that takes the vigilance when millions of people go to bed.

  2. Anuj Dhawan

    Anuj Dhawan New Member

    Along with the above list - Juhu Chaupati is one of the other favorite destination for outsiders. Don't forget to eat the Pav-Bhaji there, if you want to taste North Indian food while being in Mumbai.

    If you are young enough and would like to woo your girl - don't forget to go to Band-stand Bandra. Along side it you can see Sharukh Khan's mansion and the Galaxy Apartments where Salman Khan stays. If you're filmy type (who is not in India! :D) - suggest you go to Lokhandwala in Andheri West - you might just hit into some TV actor/actress.
    Chahal likes this.

  3. If you are the artsy type then you can go to the Jehangir art Gallery and the Prince of Wales museum. There are many historical places from the British time in and around the Fort and Colaba area. The Bandra fort is also a great places to relax and chill out while watching the sun go down.