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Gateway of India:

Erected to honour the visit of King of George V and Queen Mary in 1911, the Gateway of India is a huge arch at a height of 26 metres and an inner width of 15 metres. The presence of the gateway is symbolic to the city. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, this high tower is situated in South Mumbai at the Apollo Bunder Area. The architectural style is Indo-Saracen with several features of 16th century Muslim architecture. The nearby waterfront offers boating facilities to tourists.

 

Chowpatty Beach:

The picturesque Chowpatty Beach is the crowning glory of Mumbai, renowned for the immersion of the idols of Lord Ganesha after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The soft, sandy beach is situated at one end of the Marine Drive and is deemed a holy place where several Hindu rituals including thread tying are carried out.

 

Mahalaxmi Temple:

This temple constructed in the year 1785 is dedicated to the Goddess Mahalaxmi, the spouse of Lord Mahavishnu. Locals believe that the main reason for erecting this temple is connected to the construction of Hornby Vellard. The construction had earlier collapsed twice and the chief architect dreamt about the statue of Goddess Laxmi in the sea close to the site. Following the completion of the temple, it is believed that the construction of Vellard went on without any hitch. One of the most famous temples in the city, Mahalaxmi Temple attracts several devotees.

 

Kanheri Caves:

Situated deep within the dense forest region of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali, the Kanheri Caves are a group of almost 109 caves built at the time of the Maurya and Kushana period. These caves date back from the 2nd century BC to the 9th century BC. The Kanheri Caves at a time acted as Buddhist Viharas, used for the purpose of study and meditation and the dwelling place of Buddhist monks. The caves were later transformed into monasteries by the 3rd century. Each cave contains inscriptions related to the life of the Buddha and his teachings.

 

Elephanta Caves:

Situated at Gharapuri Island, the Elephanta Caves are a congregation of three tiny villages close to the city of Mumbai. Travelling to Elephanta caves in a motorboat takes approximately 30 minutes and the beauty of these seven rock cut caves are extremely amazing. These caves are considered to be a world heritage site by UNESCO and are visited by both locals and foreigners. The caves are believed to date back to the period between the 9th and the 13th century AD and are renowned for their ancient figures. The main deity of the temple is Ardhanarishwara, a combination of half man and half woman, depicting Shiva and Parvathi. The temple is carved out of rock and is designed according to the astrological knowledge base of the Hindus. There are some amazing sculptures at the Elephanta Caves indicating the three faces of Trinity, mainly Vishnu, Brahma and Maheshwara. Famous lingam shrine is a sacred place located within the caves.

 

Hanging Gardens:

Commonly known as Feroze Shah Mehta Gardens, the Hanging Gardens were built in the year 1881 and is located on top of the Malabar Hills in Mumbai city. Given the name ‘hanging’ because of its location at the hilly slope, this garden is a place with plush greenery and beautiful panoramic city view. To watch an awesome sunset, the garden is the best place to visit in Mumbai. The garden is also the reservoir for the gallons of cleaned water that is supplied to the whole city. The garden is perfect for an outing with the family.

 

Essel World:

The largest amusement park in India and the biggest water theme park in Asia, Essel World is great for an outing with friends and family. Situated in the coastal village of Gorai, the park covers a huge area of 64 acres with both water rides and dry rides.

 

Jehangir Art Gallery:

Constructed in the year 1952 by Sir Cowasji Jehangir, the Jehangir Art Gallery is one of the most spacious art galleries in Mumbai. The gallery houses a great collection of Indian crafts and arts. Tourists have an opportunity to own some of the rare artifacts from the antique shop connected to the art gallery.

 

Victoria Terminus:

This important building erected in the year 1888 is present in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. A rail terminus constructed along the lines of the St. Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus, now known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, is the handiwork of the English architect, Frederick William Stevens. The VT station now serves as the headquarters of the central railways. The architectural style is a harmonious mix of Indian and Gothic Victorian styles. The building is extremely attractive with detailed tiles, iron grills, woodcarvings and iron railings. The statue of Queen Victoria adorns the dome of the building.

 

Siddhivinayak Temple:

Dedicated to the Lord Ganesha, Siddhivinayak temple is the most famous places of worship in Mumbai. Located at Prabhadevi, the temple was built in 1801 by Mr. Laxman Vithu and Mrs. Deubai Patil. Tuesday is the day when gigantic crowd of devotees visit the temple and it is really surprising to see the serpentine queue of about 2 km at the temple.

 

Marine Drive:

Running along the Arabain Sea shoreline, Marine Drive is the most striking attraction in the Mumbai city. Built in 1920, this place displays the amazing view of sea starting from Nariman point till the end of Malabar Hills. Tourists and local people visit the place to view the beautiful sunset and the ‘Queen’s Necklace’ that is made in the night with the impressive street lights spread over the Marine Drive.

 

Haji Ali:

White domes of the Mousque at Haji Ali seem to be kissing the blue expanse of Arabian Sea offering a panoramic view for the beholders. This is the most uniquely constructed place of worship that can only be visited in low tide. During monsoon, the entire path reaching the mosque is submerged in sea water giving an impression that mosque is gliding in water.

 

Mahakali Caves:

Mahakali Caves which is also known as Kondivita Caves is a rock cut structure consisting of 19 caves located between Aarey Milk colony and Borivali National park in Mumbai. It located at a scenic location in the picturesque Udayagiri hills. About two thousand years ago these caves were home to Buddhist monasteries. 

The main cave, ie, the 9th cave contains figures of Buddha and also many stupas.

 

Borivali National Park (Sanjay Gandhi National Park):

This wildlife park located within the city limits of Mumbai is a natural habitat of several animals, birds, reptiles, butterflies and several flowering plants.  The Kanheri caves that date back to nearly 3000 years is within this park. The dense green forest enclosed in the park can be ideally enjoyed on a toy train ride.

 

Fashion Street:

Fashion Street in Mumbai offers one of the most vibrant shopping experiences in the country. As hundreds of colorful stalls stands on both sides of the road, selling everything from the latest apparel to the ethnic, it is every fashion lover’s dream.
Bargaining will be the best bet here to get upto 50% discounts.

 

Colaba Causeway:

This isthe prime shopping spot in the state and bustles with activities year round. It is a shopaholic’s paradise with several shops, hotels, cinema halls and restaurants. The causeway was designed by English East India Company and stands parallel to the Gate way of India.  The major tourist attraction in the area is the Church of St John the Evangelist (Afghan Church) and the Sasson Dock.