26 Oct

15 Awesome tourist places in Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

Reached Mumbai & wondering where your wanderlust will take you today? Go by the list of our tasteful picks & you’d realize, not all those who wander are lost.

Gateway of India:

Gateway of India

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This Indo-Saracenic architectural marvel is the first thing you’d love to explore if you’re approaching Mumbai by sea. Built in the year 1920, Gateway of India was constructed to honour King George V & Queen Mary’s maiden visit to the city.

Royal Bombay Yacht Club:

Mumbai Royal Bombay Yacht Club

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Relish spectacular sea view from a series of stunning bungalows owned and managed by Bombay Sailing Association. Sailing experience here would help you seize some breath-taking sights of this dynamic city.

Elephanta Caves:

Elephanta Caves

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Explore the ultimate epitome of India’s rich cultural heritage with splendid Elephanta caves on Arabian Sea. It signifies India’s long lost art of rock carving. It’ll take you back to a time reigned by faith and spirituality, a time where carving caves and colossal statues was accepted a blessing. You’d experience how a tryst with a stone raised fanatical effigies of Hinduism.

Marine Drive:

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Checkout Marine Drive, one of the most iconic promenades in Mumbai. It’s an awesome place to sit by the ocean & adore the cool breeze. Walk the talk with your pals or head on to any of the perky sea facing restaurants. Evenings are magnificent as lights transform this three kilometre long patch into a string of glowing jewels that signify Queen’s necklace.

Mahalakshmi Racecourse:

Racecourse

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Fond of horse racing? You shouldn’t miss out on Mahalakshmi Racecourse that boasts some of the greatest tracks in Asia. Owned and managed by The Royal Western Turf Club, this Racecourse is of the most elite clubs in Mumbai. In fact, the list of India’s heritage structures is incomplete without racecourse’s Grandstand.

Churchgate:

Churchgate

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Churchate (now known as Veer Nariman Street) is 4th most expensive corporate locations in the world. It is home to some of the biggest banking and business institutions that ride over Mumbai’s trillion dollar fortune.

Colaba Causeway Market:

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Colaba Causeway is an ultimate shopper’s delight. You get everything ranging from folkloric jewellery, clothes, shoes, bags, books, antiques, and the list goes on. But don’t forget to hone your barging skills before to take the plunge.

Bandstand:

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This where the sun, the sea and the Badhshah of Bollywood reside. It’s a great place to hang out with your pals over coffee. You can also plan a quick trip to Bandra fort (also known as Castella de Aguada) located at the end of the walkway.

Juhu Beach:

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Juhu is a popular destination amongst elite class for residential apartments and bungalows. The beach is great for sightseeing and has an impressive assortment of hawkers peddling everything from junk food to mini amusement rides.

Bombay High Court:

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Built in 1878, Bombay High Court is one the most eminent high courts in the country. Gothic style architecture of this supreme structure has a magnetic aura that attracts tourists from across the globe.

Film city:

Film City Mumbai

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In one single visit to film city you’d find it difficult to distinguish between what’s real and what’s not. Which is why this place is like a living dream for tourists. It’s equipped with several studios that house simulated lakes, mountains, villages, cities and gardens.

Siddhivinayak Temple:

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Constructed in the year 1801, Siddhivinayak temple is a long standing testament of belief and architecture. Every day thousands of devotees offer prayers to Lord Ganesha and seek divine blessings.

Bandra Worli Sea Link:

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This 7km long 4 lane road is an ultimate man-made wonder that adds to the grandeur of the city. As you drive through Bandra Worli Sea Link, you’ll be able to look at Mumbai from a completely different angle.

Borivali National Park:

Borivali National Park

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Take some time off from the hustle and bustle of the city and plan your visit to the Borivali National Park. Though it might not be as enormous and exotic as other parks in the country, it is sure to leave you mesmerized with its picturesque landscapes.

Chor Bazaar:

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Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar which literally means Thieves Market is a visual glee for those who simply want to walk around. You’d find attractive vintage stuff and goods that don’t have an authorized owner. You’re advised to limit your visit to a stroll and don’t indulge in buying stuff.

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