Mumbai is one of the best cities in Asia. The city is home to a vibrant and picturesque culture, along with many interesting attractions. Mumbai is a diverse and bustling city, drawing thousands of tourists every month.
The top 20 places to visit in Mumbai are:
- Walk along Marine Drive—Mumbai’s most famous beach street, lined with restaurants and cafés. If you stay at Grand Hyatt Mumbai you will get rented private cars near this place
This walk is considered as one of the best walks in Mumbai. It starts from CST Railway Station and ends at Colaba Causeway. It measures 300 feet long and is one of the most beautiful beaches of India.
The Halwai Tomb – Located at Marine Drive shore on a small island. This tomb houses a Muslim family that ruled this area in the 12th century.
St Fancis Fort – Located at St. Thomas Mount, it was built by the Portuguese, moved by the British later, and demolished by Ahmed Shah Bahadur after they capture the city by him. This fort was built by the soldier of the king who believed that this area is made by God to build and live in it. The Portuguese had built a small fort at this place. Later, the British took control of this fort and demolished it after the people of Mumbai revolted against them. So today not even a trace of the castle exists here.
- Walk along Chowpatty beach front—Mumbai’s most famous beach street, lined with restaurants, bars, and cafés
Chowpatty beach fronts are one of the busiest tourist places in India where thousands of tourists gather every day to enjoy their time spent here.
- Visit Bandstand—The place where the battle of Bhima nagar took place.
This is an area that is filled with memories of the old days. The place which has a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea, it was formerly an island but due to land reclamation and the construction of the Victoria bridge, it became a peninsula. History says that once upon a time there was a small village near this area by name “Bhima Nagar” (Hindi: भीमा नगर).
- Visit Carter Road—It is the first station of Mumbai’s suburban railway and lies on the Marine Drive. The road got its name after William Henry Carter, an American philanthropist who donated the land where Old Woman’s Home was located.
- Visit Colaba —It was once known as Bombay’s “Rajbagh”. This area is considered as one of the world’s finest places to live in. It houses many private resorts, mansions, and luxurious hotels.
- Visit Mahalaxmi Temple—Built by the great courtesan Pandarani in the 1630s, it is a sacred pilgrim place for women.
- Visit Parsee Tower of Silence—It is the last resting place of the Zoroastrians in India.
- Visit the Prince of Wales Museum —Prince of Wales Museum is Mumbai’s most famous museum. It houses a collection of arts and artifacts from all parts of the world.
- Visit Hanging Gardens —It was built by Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy and was opened to the public in the year 1869.
- Visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya – “The Prince of Wales Museum displays the unique Persian collection, the oldest in southern Asia…The museum has a rare collection of splendid and exquisite works of art from all parts of the world. The museum also on display is a unique collection of the birds and reptiles, insects, fish, molluscs, crustaceans, and amphibians especially collected for this museum through a team of more than 50 scientists over the past four decades…The museum also has galleries on Indian history and heritage…”..
- Visit Lalbaug – it is situated in south Mumbai. This area became famous due to its population which was well connected with Mughal Empire.
- Visit Fort-Saint-George —It is one of the oldest attractions in Mumbai. It has a historical value for many reasons like, it is the place where the first English East India Company was built but was later moved to Kolkata in 1698 and again shifted to its present site in 1727.
- Visit Churchgate Station—It is one of the oldest railway stations in Mumbai. It was built by the British.
- Visit Jogeshwari Caves —In 30 A.D., the Buddhist monks dug caves here, though they were later abandoned due to periodical flooding.
- Visit Haji Ali Dargah —The Haji Ali Dargah is located on an island off the coast near Worli in Mumbai, India.
- Visit Mahim Church —Located near the famous Mahim Causeway, it is one of the oldest churches in Mumbai.
- Visit the Prince of Wales Museum (Mumbai) (Maharashtra)—It is India’s third largest museum and was built by Jamshetjee Jeejeebhoy.
- Visit Sreerangapatna temple—It is the only temple in India where a golden chair was found.
- Visit RC Church —A Roman Catholic Cathedral located next to Marine Drive in south Mumbai, it was built by the British who later on moved it to its present location in the 1970s from its original spot which was earlier at Parel.
- Visit Wankhede Stadium—It was built by J.R.D Tata in 1974. This stadium also has an indoor stadium which is used for various sports activities.
- Visit Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya —It is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Indian Nation, located at Dadar in the heart of Mumbai City.
- visit Fort —The fort has a scenic view and it is located in south Mumbai.
- visit Siddhivinayak temple —It is one of the most famous temples of India situated in Dadar.
- visit Hanging Gardens —The Hanging Gardens are located on Malabar Hill in Mumbai City. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Mumbai.
- visit Lal Bagh Palace —The Lalbagh Palace was built by the British in Kenya Colony. The British had built this palace as a summer retreat to escape the scorching heat of Chennai.
- visit Hawa Mahal—Hawa Mahal is located in Jaipur city and was built by maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, who wanted to give his women folk a view of the world outside their palaces through the windows which surround the whole palace.
- visit Aurangabad Caves – The Aurangabad caves are situated in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Maharashtra.
- visit Elephanta Caves —The Elephanta Caves are located on an island in Mumbai harbor, 10 km from the city center. They house a rock-cut shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.
- visit Kanheri Caves – It consists of 34 caves built from 200 BCE to 600 CE, with cave 10 dating back to the 4th century CE. The caves were sculpted out of a steep laterite hillside facing north towards Mumbai Harbor.
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