Mumbai in a glance :
Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India. Here are a few places to visit in Mumbai.
Bandra Worli Sea Link :
A cable stayed bridge linking the western suburbs of Mumbai to its southern part is a wide freeway of eight lanes and a recent addition to the prominent landmarks of the city. A fine specimen of engineering, drive through this one to experience yet another personality of Mumbai.
Colaba Causeway :
Established by the East India company, Colaba causeway is a hub of shopping market for apparels, gadgets, accessories, footwear, etc. Along this street is an Afgan church and Sasson dock.
Elephanta caves :
A drive from Mumbai or a ferry ride away from Gateway of India are famous Elephants caves, a favorite on the lists of a history enthusiasts. A heritage site as declared by the UNESCO, the sculptors here depict trinity, Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh.
Fashion Street :
A 10 minute walk away from Colaba Causeway, this street too provides all sorts of shopping experiences at real cheap rates. Enjoy your shopping for hats, footwear, books, etc here.
Film City :
This is the one place in the city, that the world knows it for. One can take tours through the film city to experience the fascinating world of movies and the glitter that they gather around themselves.
Gateway of India :
Gathering influences from both the Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture is a monument, almost synonymous to the city. Facing the Arabian sea on one side and the city land marked by the most recognized hotels of India, The Taj on the other, is the one place in Mumbai, its visitors just cannot miss.
Girgaum Chowpatty :
Mumbai has two beautiful Chowpatties, which celebrate the spirit of the city and tend to be one of the most loved and popular spots of Mumbai. Girgaum and Juhu are the two Chowpatties here -the later being the more famous one.
Global Pagoda :
The Burmese architectural style Pagoda is a monument for peace and harmony. One can visit this place by road or can board a ferry from Gorai and Marve respectively.
Haji Ali Dargah :
Situated at the backdrop of a beautiful view of the sea, is the shrine of Haji Ali, a wealthy merchant turned into Muslim Sufi. People from all walks of life and religions come here to seek blessings.
Hanging Gardens :
Marked by bushes trimmed into shapes of various animals and proximity to the Arabian Sea are the Hanging Gardens, opposite the Kamla Nehru park. Spend a relaxed evening here, enjoying the sunset, especially if you are with kids.
Hill Road and Linkin Road- Bandra :
Acknowledged for its high fashionable taste, Mumbai provides many opportunities to shop around. Besides Colaba, Bandra is another place for Shopaholics.
Jehangir art gallery :
Built by Cowsaji Jehangir, the gallery is a true ode to Indian glory in the form of art. One can also avail art pieces from history from the antique shop attached to the gallery.
Juhu Beach :
The most popular beach in Mumbai, Juhu beach is located close to Andheri and was once quite a beautiful beach. However, with so many tourists coming in here, the place has become dirty and water is also not clean because of affluents from nearby factories and industries.
Kamla Nehru park :
Named after the first wife of the late Prime Minister of India, Sri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, it is family spot for outings. Enjoy the view of Marine drive and the Chowpatty beach from here.
Kanheri caves :
At an altitude of 1500 feet above the sea level, the area offers a panoramic view of the city. Built inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the are around 109 caves in total, built during the Maurya and Kushana period.
Mahakali caves :
Located on Udyagiri hills, these cave are carved out of hard rock. There are 19 caves in all and served as a Buddhist Monastery.
Mumbai Zoo :
Popularly known as Veermata Jijabai Udhyan, the zoo is the best way to spend family holidays amidst a vast variety of birds & animals.
National gallery of Modern Art :
An art lovers heaven, this gallery promotes and celebrates modern art. The department here holds exhibitions for young artists as well to showcase their talent.
Prince of Wales museum :
Known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, the museum was built in 20th century to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales. Its exhibits rare artifacts, worth a see.
Sanjay Gandhi National park :
This is a wildlife sanctuary and a habitat to abundance of flora and fauna, in the midst of a busy Mumbai. Famed to be one the most liked national parks, one can also enjoy a train ride through this one.
Siddhivinayak Temple :
Located in Prabhadevi, is a Lord Ganesha temple, one of the most significant and frequented temples in the city. Visitors visit this temple in large numbers on daily basis.
Victoria terminus :
Another landmark that Mumbai is identified with, Victoria terminus also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus and now as VT station is a huge and beautifully structured building. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
What to Eat in Mumbai : Mumbai is sparkling, colorful and fascinating in all its spheres. Food, is no exception. Anything and everything can be found here to flatter your appetite. From very expensive cuisine with finest dining experiences to a mere 8-rupee mouth watering Vada Pav along the street. Diversity like this finds its home in Mumbai. The spicy street food or stalls along the beaches offer the popular Pani Poori, Jhaal Moodhi, Bhel Puri, Dabeli, Chinese food and more complimenting the fast and glittering lifestyles here. These are a must try and defining part of the city’s cuisine. Other local delicacies found here are Batatya rassa, Potato Bhaji, Dalimbi, Batatyache Kaap, Moong Dal Khichdi and more. One must also try the delicious options for desserts such as Modak, Puran Poli, Sheera, Basundi and Besan Laddu and countless other delicacies that Mumbai is known for.