Mumbai which is the capital of the state of Maharashtra is abundant with historical sites, cultural establishments, serene waterfronts, lively markets, and heaps of
entertainment. The city is located on the western coast of India and is also called as the financial capital of India. It is all the more famous for being the heart
and soul of the Bollywood movie industry! The city of Mumbai is packed with places which will provide its visitors with a culturally enriching experience. To help you
have a great time in this vibrant city, we have put together the list of best places to visit in Mumbai and how to reach Mumbai from various cities across India. Apart
from all of these lovely features, this city is also famous for its rich culture and history along with the finest nightlife in the nation. Bottom-line, Mumbai is one
place you should definitely visit in India while looking at India tour packages
. This capital is also home to several tourist spots and there are so various travel agents now who can provide you with a list of Mumbai tour packages
and Mumbai tourism guide
with pre-planned itineraries which showcases the best that the city has to offer.
Here is a list of places to visit when choosing a Mumbai tour packages from your travel agents.
● Film City
Film city is one of the most favoured spots in Mumbai and should be on your list of places to visit in Mumbai particularly if you are a film buff! You are fortunate if
you can catch a film being shot at the studios while visiting. Now, who would want to miss the chance to see their favourite Bollywood stars in action? There are so
many studios inside the film city which houses mountains, artificial lakes, gardens, cities and villages and all these seem so genuine that it is relatively hard to
differentiate between the real and the replica. The film city is situated in the outskirts of Goregaon (near Borivali National Park) and origination of this place
dates back to early 20th century.
● Elephanta Caves
Elephanta caves are situated 10 kms away from the Gateway of India
and this is one of the chief tourist spots in Mumbai. You will have to take a ferryboat from Gateway
of India to arrive at these caves and the ride will take usually an hour. These caves are known to be one of the most primeval rock-cut erections in India which
reflect the archaic Indian art which is associated with the respect for Lord Shiva. These statues were chiselled in the caves somewhere between the 6th and 8th
century. Before the caves came into the picture, the island was initially called Gharapuri which was a tranquil and scenic island with a lot of foliage and fauna. The
main attraction of this island is the three-headed statue of Lord Shiva famously known as the Maheshmurti. Apart from this, there are also other statues which are
worth seeing such as “Ardhanarishvara” and “Shiva Nataraja”.
● Marine drive
Marine drive is a gorgeous 3 km stretch that links Nariman Point and Babulnath. This place is always crammed with public visiting to take long walks on the walkway
overseeing the Arabian sea and to see the stunning sun set on the horizon at dusk. Marine drive is also fondly called as ‘Queen’s Necklace’ since the street lights
when seen from atop, looks like a string of pearls making it look like a pearl necklace at night-time. On the northern end of the marine drive, you can discover one of
Mumbai’s first-born beaches known as Chowpatty Beach, which is well known for its bazaars and delicious chaat stalls.
● Essel world
Essel World is acknowledged to be one of the very first amusements parks in India which provides entertainment for all ages. This theme park is situated on the Gorai
island and it has lots of land and water rides to the likes of every age group. This amusement park is open all through the year and there are numerous fun activities
that can be experienced such as dancing, bowling and ice skating. There is also a dedicated area for shopping and food courts to give the customers a holistic experience while visiting Essel World. if you are travelling with children then ensure this amusement parking on your Mumbai tour packages itinerary.
● Siddhivinayak temple
This temple was built in the year 1801 and is a time-honoured symbol of ancient architecture and belief. Each and every day, more than a thousand devotees swarm to the
temple to offer their devotions to Lord Vinayaka and get his divine blessings. The wooden doors of this temple have splendid carvings of Ashtavinayaka which are the
eight manifestations of Lord Ganesha. The innermost roof of the temple is gold plated. Many Bollywood celebrities too visit this temple to seek the blessings of Lord
● Gateway of India
This is one of Mumbai’s ancient monuments which was erected to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary on their visit to the city of Mumbai. This is also the same
spot through which the last of the British troops departed our country after the colonial rule in India. This structure was finished construction in the year 1914 and
the architecture was inspired from indo-Islamic, Roman and Indian influences. This must be on your list of best places to visit in Mumbai. You will have to take a
ferry from this spot to reach the Elephanta caves, therefore, this place will invariably be mentioned on all the Mumbai holiday packages.
● Taj Mahal Palace
A tour of Mumbai is incomplete without visiting the iconic architectural marvel that is Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. This was built way back in the year 1903 under the
leadership of Mr. Jamshedji Tata way before the Gateway of India was built. Hence, this hotel was the first landmark of the Mumbai harbour until Gateway of India came
into the picture.
● Juhu Beach
Although there are plenty of options for pristine beaches there is nothing like the bustling Beach in Juhu. This beach is packed with people from all walks of life
tourists from all across the world. There are so many stalls here which make the beach a very vibrant and energetic hangout spot for people to come relax and enjoy
their time or to have their dose of exercise with a long walk along the beach or jog overlooking the Arabian sea.
● Mahalakshmi Dhobi Ghat
The Mahalakshmi Dhobi Ghat is almost 140 years old and is amongst the popular offbeat places to visit in Mumbai
. This Dhobi Ghat is Mumbai’s largest human-powered laundry service where hundreds of people wash and toil the soiled clothes of Mumbaikars in open air troughs. To get an aerial view of this Ghat (which is also the best view) you can get on to the bridge on the Mahalakshmi station railway tracks.
● Mount Mary Church
Mumbai, fondly called as ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ by the locals has quite a few hidden gems which are a must see for tourists from all over the world. The mount Mary church
which is also called as The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is a Roman Catholic Church located in Bandra. The church stands on a hillock which is 262 feet above sea
level. The lane that leads up to the church is filled with small shops selling candles and flowers and various other offerings to the shrine. There are a few more
shops which sell wax puppets of body parts, dolls and houses which are bought by people belonging to diverse religions also in order to end their misery by offering
and praying to Mother Mary. This basilica is about a 100 years’ old. You can feel the cool breeze from the ocean when you enter the church which by itself gives you
peace of mind.
Have a look at our best tour packages for Mumbai
and you will be tempted right away to book your tickets right away! Since the city is located on the western coast, Monsoons are quite bad in the city just as the summers which are humid, the
best time to visit Mumbai
is during the winters which are from November until February. Mumbai has a very large and beautiful International airport which is very well connected to all parts of India and even many countries around the world. Therefore, you
should never worry about how to reach Mumbai
, because there is always a way to visit this vibrant city!
Also, there is wide range of good resorts & hotels in Mumbai
for visitors where tourist can feel the comfort of home.