The City of Dream needs no introduction. It is one of the most happening places in India and known for its busy and fast paced life. Amidst the busy life schedule, people find time to enjoy their lives. And do not miss out on the World Famous food of Mumbai… Vada Pav (Vada Pao). The beaches, historical places and night life make it one of the best weekend getaways for people living nearby such as Pune, Alibag, Lonavala, Khandala and more. If you are away from those neighboring areas, you can find some time to spend your holiday there with your friends or family. A family trip is ideal during winters especially during Christmas and New Year.
The former name was Bombay which a few people still like to call it by till date. The city has never failed to entertain people with its glamor and night life. The city of Maharashtra is one of the most popular destinations for adventure trip with friends too. There are many things you can do while in Mumbai and experience sight-seeing most popular destinations within the city. Read on and know about them.
Things to do in Mumbai
1. Marine Drive
We are pretty sure you have heard and seen Marine Drive in most of the Bollywood movies. The forceful water and the serenity definitely make for a lovely place to spend time with your friends and beloved. One more added point, It is 3 kilometers long. The beginning point is the famous Nariman Point and the end point is Chowpatty beach. Love to watch the sunset? You got to be here.
2. Gateway of India
One of the most visited places in Mumbai is the Gateway of India. Built in the year 1942, it has people coming from different parts of the world. It is located at Apollo Bandar, Colaba Waterfront also called the Mumbai’s “India Gate”. You can’t miss the view of the great Arabian Sea when you are here. Planning for a short weekend trip? If not any other place, do visit this place. Also, right opposite to the Gateway of India is the famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
3. Juhu Beach
One of the most famous beaches in not only Mumbai, but also across India is the Juhu Beach. A tourist cannot simply come to Mumbai and not visit Juhu Beach. Although this beach is extremely populated, people don’t miss being here. Due to many people visiting this beach, off late, it has become a little polluted. However, the sound of the waves and the street food there still continue to mesmerize people.
4. Haji Ali Dargah
Built by a wealthy merchant who preferred to get converted into a Muslim Sufi, Haji Ali Dargah is quite a popular tourist destination. People belonging to every religion visit this Dargah and wish to fulfill their dreams. If you are religious and on a family trip, this place will be ideal to visit.
5. Temples and Mosques
There are many temples in Mumbai. A few of them are quite popular. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple, ISKCON Temple, and Jama Masjid are some of those popular temples and mosques.
6. Elephanta Caves
Considered as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, these caves have beautiful architecture for your record. Located in an island, you need to make your way through a water body. Enjoy your ferry ride and reach here. Most families on a family trip do come here and show this wonder to their children. Mumbai skyline is beautiful, and this place makes it look even more enchanting. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site that you should visit during the night is the famous “Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus”, which looks beautiful with all the lighting.
7. Film City
Are you a movie buff? Especially of Bollywood? You must visit this place for a different experience. It will definitely enhance the level of your adventure trip with friends. It is spread across an area of 520 acres and assumed that at least 100 studios can be set here at a time. It has served as the best location for most of the Bollywood movies, to be precise more than 900. Even television shows have been shot here. You will have the feeling of being standing in one of your favorite films’ shots.
Not just Juhu beach, there are more beaches in Mumbai that you can visit for some lovely time. Versova beach, Marve beach, Gorai beach are few of the names that you can strike off while you are in Mumbai. Also called the land of beaches, Mumbai will have more for you to enjoy.
10. Fashion Street
We know that Mumbai is a fashionable city. Every second person especially youth will be seen wearing trendiest of attires and accessories. If you are one of them and like buying fashionable things such as clothes and accessories, you need to visit this colorful fashion Street.
11. Trekking Activity
If you are on an adventure trip and don’t want to miss out on the feel, Mumbai is the right place. There are many treks that you can experience. Mahipatagad trek, Jivdhan trek, Haji Malang Dargah and trek, Mahuli trek, Nanheghat trek, Bhimashankar trek are just a few of them that you can try.
12. Water Activities
Mandwa beach hosts a number of water activities for adventure seekers. If you have never tried water sports, you should try here because you get average risk water sports for all age group.
The list is never-ending. You have to be in Mumbai to in order to know more about the rocking things you can do in the city.
If you are travelling from Pune, you can cover a distance of 148 kilometers by road. The distance from Alibag is 97 kilometers while the distance from Goa is 586 kilometers and from Delhi, it is 1423 kilometers away.
A typical two-day trip to Mumbai may cost you Rs 6000 to Rs 12000 at least. Depending from where you travel and what you spend on, you can estimate spending upwards of Rs 30000. One thing to remember is that the budget differs from one person to another. And if you go on a shopping spree here, the sky will be the limit.
How to Reach Mumbai?
Mumbai, being a metropolitan has access to all public transportations; air, road, and railways. People from nearby locations can hire a cab or book a ticket on a bus to the city. By railway, you deboard at Mumbai Railway station also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station. The nearest airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Travelling in and around Mumbai is very convenient for the metered Autos and Taxis that are available at reasonable rates. Known as one of the safest places in India, especially for women, solo trips are highly recommended.
Best Time to Visit Mumbai
If you love rain, Mumbai’s rain is to die for. The green gets greener and the city offers tasty food during this season, however, the transportation gets affected during monsoons, sometimes brining the city to a halt. The peak season to visit Mumbai is from October to February. Avoid Summer as it is extremely hot and humid in the city.
What are your plans for Mumbai? Book your tickets now and plan before it is too late.