Mumbai is the fast paced commercial,
financial, industrial and celluloid capital of India. Haji Ali
Mosque is a great place to visit, standing proudly on a raised
walkway in the middle of the sea exposing the ultimate power of
almighty. At nights, backdrop of twinkling lights from the sky
scrapers shows the true charm and glamour of financial hub. The
scenes at Chowpatty Beach, filled with the lights of stalls
selling fruit-juice, ice-cream and snacks to the crowds is worth a
visit.. Marine Drive, stretched along the Arabic sea shore is a
pleasant walk way out from the huge rush of traffic as it gives a
feeling of tranquility in midst of fast moving chaos.
• Area 603 sq. km
• Population 9925891
• Altitude Sea level
• Languages Marathi, Hindi, English, and Gujarati
• Best Time to Visit October-March
• STD Code 022
Tourist Attractions in Mumbai
The places of tourist interests are endless in Mumbai. A number of
sites with historical importance, contemporary wonders,
archaeological sites, religious places and natural wonders in the
backdrop of modern day marvels is an experience of life time. The
Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai city. Built to
commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the
Delhi Durbar in the year 1911, The other sites like the Mani
Bhawan or the Gandhi memorial, Prince of Wales Museum, Marine
Drive and Juhu gives the feeling of being in the commercial
capital of India. The Hanging Garden and the Kamla Nehru Garden
provides the much needed rest between sightseeing trips and the
Chowpatty adds flavor as the view of one of the most happening
beaches of Mumbai.
Tourist Attraction in Mumbai
GATEWAY OF INDIA - The Gateway of India
was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary
for the Delhi Durbar in 1911 when Delhi became capital of India.
Situated at the Apollo Bunder, the gateway holds greater
historical significance. The monument is complete with four
turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt
PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM - The Prince of Wales museum Was built
in the year 1914, it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes forming
an ideal getaway. The museum houses art, sculpture, rare coins,
and old firearms and a priceless collection of miniature
paintings. This museum is regarded as one of the best museums in
MARINE DRIVE - A stroll down the Marine Drive is definitely
one of the best way to discover Mumbai. This winding stretch of
road extends from Nariman Point to Malabar Hills.it’s also called
as Queen’s Necklace because of its curvy shape and many street
lights with sky scrappers on one side and Arabian sea on other..
JUHU - Nicknamed as the uptown paradise, It is a place that
attracts a large number of visitors throughout the yearJuhu beach
is attractively studded with five star hotels offering the
customers a splendid view of the coast. The beach remains
overcrowded on weekends. The general beach activities like camel
rides, pony rides, acrobats, performing monkeys and entertainers
keep tourists enthralled all the time.
JUHU - Mumbai Nicknamed as the uptown bourgeois paradise, Juhu
Beach is a place that attracts a large number of visitors
throughout the year. Characterised by walkers, screaming children
and courting couples, the beach covers an area of about 5
kilometres. Juhu beach is attractively studded with many five star
hotels offering the customers a splendid view of the coast. The
beach remains noticeably crowded on weekends. Moreover, the beach
activities like camel rides, pony rides, acrobats, performing
monkeys and entertainers will keep you enthralled all the time.
Keep away from hawkers.
HANGING GARDENS - The Hanging Gardens was built during the
early 1880s over Mumbai's main reservoir at the top of the Malabar
HillsIt was built on this location to cover water from
contaminating activities of Towers of Silwnce which is nearby. The
garden provides lovely sunset views over the Arabian Sea.
- Another sandy attraction
of Mumbai is the Chowpatty beach in the suburbs of the city.
Chowpatty is perhaps the most famous beach of Mumbai, flooded by
the usual hustle and bustle of roadside vendors, screaming kids,
Ferris wheels, pony rides, wayside astrologers, monkey shows,
Moreover, the bhelpuri shops and sometimes the film shoot or a
street play also adds to the festive atmosphere of the beach.
AAREY MILK COLONY - One of the most modern milk colonies in
the world is Aarey Milk colony of Mumbaiwhich is located at a
distance of 32 kms from main Mumbai city. A visit to the
observation pavilion here on a hill near the colony's entrance
also gives an enchanting view of the surrounding areas. But the
main feature of the colony is the 4000 acres of parkland with fine
JAIN TEMPLE - Jain temple of Mumbai Located on the Malabar
Hill, it houses frescoes depicting various events in the lives of
the 24 Jain Tirthankaras.
Tourist Attractions around Mumbai
There are many cool and calm destinations around the city to
walk away from the crowded and fast moving citylike caves of
Elephanta, the Karla caves, the unique Kanheri caves and the well
known hill stations of Mumbai, Matheran and Lonavla.