Mumbai Travel Guide

Everyone is awed by the charm and strength Mumbai commands. Mumbai magically lures people from all around the world, such is its might. Known as the ‘City Of Dreams’, the financial and commercial capital of India harbours the fantasy of every individual.

Come along with us on the virtual tour of ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ while we give you an insight of this beautiful and powerful city!

1. The Gateway of India.

Can you go wrong with this? The Gateway is the most symbolic and fascinating place in Mumbai. Facing the Arabian Sea, the Gateway is a true marvel and an epitome of wise architecture. Built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai, this monument is one which every Mumbaikar will recommend- without fail!

2. Siddhivinayak Temple.

Located in Prabhadevi, the Siddhivinayak Temple is an ode to the Hindu deity, Lord Ganesha. One amazing fact about this temple is that it is Mumbai’s richest temple trust. This temple is one of the most outstanding temples in Mumbai where it is massively believed that your wishes shall be granted if you wish for devotedly.

How to get there:

From Dadar, you can go by car, taxi or simply BEST buses.

3. Girgaum Chowpatty.

Who doesn’t like beaches? The Girgaum Chowpatty or rather known as ‘Choupatty’ is a popular beach in Mumbai. Moreover, this beach is well-known for its Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

Get a taste of tongue-tickling foods like bhelpuri, sevpuri, ragda patties and pav bhaji.

4. Elephanta Caves.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Elephanta caves are a beauty to behold. A network of sculpted caves located on the Elephanta Islands, the Caves contain rock-cut structures dedicated to Lord Shiva.

How to get there:

From the Gateway of India, one can ride to the caves on a ferry.

Timings and fees:

9 a.m. To 5 p.m.

Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC: Rs. 10 per head.

Others: US $ 5 or Indian Rs. 250/- per head.

5. Haji Ali Dargah.

Situated off the coat of Worli, the Haji Ali Dargah is a combo of a mosque and a Dargah or tomb. A masterpiece of Indo-Islamic finesse, the Dargah spells the stories of doomed lovers.

On some Fridays, you can can also chance to witness Sufi musicians performing rhythmic and soulful Qawaalis.

How to get there:

 

The distance between Mahalaxmi Railway Station and Haji Ali Dargah is only two km. You can reach Haji Ali Dargah from Mahalaxmi Railway Station by local bus (BEST), car, or cabs.

6. Mount Mary Church, Bandra.

Attracting thousands of tourists and locals every year, the Mount Mary Church is the most relevant structure in Bandra. The feast celebrated at this famous church on the first Sunday after September 8, also known as the Bandra Fair celebrates the birth of Virgin Mary.

How to get there:

Reach Bandra station. From there get a rickshaw or a BEST bus.

7. Horniman Circle Gardens.

Renamed after Benjamin Horniman, a prominent journalist and an avid supporter of Indian independence, the Horniman Circle Gardens highlight the large open space with grand buildings.

8. Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

Renamed after Indian physician and Sanskrit writer Bhau Daji, Byculla’s Bhau Daji Lad Museum is a major tourist attraction. The Victorian ambience inside the museum is reminiscent of the Victorian era.

9. Jehangir Art Gallery.

Located at Kala Ghoda, the Jehangir Art Gallery is a huge collection of various art installations. Moreover, it showcases the renaissance of Indian art. What’s better you ask? The entry is free!

10. Mumba Devi Temple.

Dedicated to the patron goddess of the kolis and agris of Mumbai in the past, the Mumba Devi temple tells the tale of Mumbai’s name. Honoured after the goddess Amba Devi, the Mumba Devi Temple is believed to be six centuries-old!

How to get there:

One can hire auto-rickshaws or taxis to Bhuleshwar where the Mumba Devi Temple is located.

When you stay in such a diverse city, we recommend that you choose a diverse accommodation too! When in Mumbai, choose alternate accomodation like the ones Roomnhouse provides and make your stay and altogether your Mumbai experience a diverse one.

 

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