Mumbai is one of the richest Indian city and biggest city in the state Maharashtra. It is a city with numerous heritage sites and tourist attractions. People easily attracts towards Mumbai for its fame, glamour and wealth. If you have planned for two days trip to Mumbai, you will find the list useful to experience and explore the dreamy city.
1. Gateway of India
It was constructed in the year 1924 and is a popular monument in Mumbai. It was constructed in the honor of King George V and King Mary when they first came to India and it locates near to the waterfront in South It is exactly opposite to the Taj Palace and Tower Hotel. When you approach India by boat, it is the first thing that you notice in Mumbai.
2. Heritage Buildings
There are many heritage buildings in Mumbai which showcases the true colonial architecture. The Prince of Wales Museum in the Kala Ghoda Art Center is the most popular one as it resembles the true Gothic structure. The Bombay High Court and the CST Railway Station are other examples of the popular heritage buildings. They are mainly found in and around South Mumbai.
3. Kala Ghoda Art Precinct
It is the most popular cultural center in Mumbai. Kala Ghoda Art Precinct mainly refers to a statue of a black horse that was previously over there. Many art galleries and museums can be spotted here. The Kala Ghoda Art Festival is also hosted every year during the month of February. It is located between the Fort and Colaba which is in South Mumbai.
4. Banganga Tank
This place is entirely submerged in History. It is the oldest inhabited place in Mumbai. It is a sacred water tank. All along it, various temples and Dharamshalas can be seen. It is located in the Malabar Hills. It is in the northern end of Back Bay. One can just spend time by sitting on the steps and relax.
5. Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat
It is an open air laundry next to the Mahalaxmi railway station. It is located at a short distance from the station. Thousands of Dhobis or washermen work here daily. They manually scrub the clothes to take out the dirt from them. This place will give you a clear peek into the life of Mumbai.
6. Haji Ali
Haji Ali is a popular mosque and tomb in Mumbai. It is located in Central Mumbai in the coast of Worli. It is not far away from the Mahalaxmi Temple and it is build by a wealthy Muslim merchant. He was also a saint. His name was Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. It is located in the middle of the ocean with great views all around and also contains the body of the saint. It fills with tourists throughout the year.
7. Markets and Bazaars
Like the Chor Bazaar, there are other very popular markets in Mumbai. It has a huge number of colorful You can buy many attractive souvenirs from here. The Colaba Causeway and the Linking Road are the most popular ones. You can find shoes and clothes at a cheap price in Linking Road. Crawford market near Churchgate is another popular market in Mumbai.
To see the interior of the inner world of Bollywood films, Filmcity is a great place to visit. You can tour the entire Filmcity to have a look at the various sets of the films and TV shows and you can even meet many telly actors or film actors if there’s any ongoing shoot at that point. You can even take a full day Proper Bollywood tour to have a look at the great highlights over here.
9. Elephanta Caves
These rock cut caves are worth the visit during your stay in Mumbai. The main cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a UNESCO world heritage site of Mumbai. You have to take a ferry that will take you to the Elephanta Caves. It is a great work of sculpture and art. It is 10 kilometers away from Mumbai. They are an impressive site to visit. If you take a guide there, you will understand the history even more.
10. Juhu and Marine Drive Chowpatty
It is a great place to relax and you can even find a large number of locals with whom you can interact. You can spend evenings by admiring the beautiful sunset. You can find a number of food stalls and vendors selling street food and you can try various items over there. The roasted corn and the pani puri and the pav bhaji are a must try. They are located in South Mumbai, very close to the Gateway of India.
11. Bandra Worli Sea Link
It is popularly called as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link. It links the western suburbs of Mumbai to Bandra and it is a West Island freeway system and is inaugurate by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi. It has 8 lanes and almost 40 thousand vehicles pass through it. It is a great initiative which has reduced a lot of time. A journey of 8 kilometers just takes 10 minutes nowadays. The nearest bus stop to reach the sea kink is Bandra.
12. Siddhivinayak Temple
This temple is know by various names like Navasala Pavanara Ganapati and dedicates to Lord Ganesha. It visit by a large number of devotees all throughout the year. The Riddhi and Siddhi goddesses are also placed beside the idol of Ganesha. The main idol has been carved from a single black stone. There are various means of transport to reach this temple. Sometimes one has to wait for hours to enter this temple.
13. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
It was previously known as the Victoria terminus. It is the main railway network of Mumbai. Southern India, Central India, and Northern India are connect with this railway. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s design as a stone tomb, with many arches and turrets. The beautiful interiors of the station is design by the students of the Bombay School of Art. It highlights a true blend of the Indian and British cultures. It is located on the Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji Road.
14. Water Kingdom
It is located in Gorai and is the largest water park in India. There are many fountains, sprinklers and pools and a huge lagoon too. The brat zone is also popular for its music and dance. The best time to visit this park is during the summer months. It is a great place where you can enjoy with your family and friends. It is open for all age groups throughout the year. You can get ferries from Borivali and Malad daily to reach Gorai from where you can easily go to the water kingdom.
15. ISKCON temple
It is popularly known as the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple. It was established in the year 1978 by the ISKCON temple society and it is spacious and is made up of white marble. Here you will also find an inbuilt guest house and restaurant too. Authentic Vaishnavaite food serves here daily. You can find many beautiful paintings on the walls of the temple. Devotees from all over the world come to visit this temple during Janmashtami as it is a great time to visit this temple. This festival is celebrate to remark the birth of Lord Krishna. You can even avail spiritual courses from this temple.
16. Adlabs Imagica
The best time to visit this amusement park is during the daytime. It is a great place with lots of unique and adventurous rides to explore. It has build to match the international standards. The roller coaster, Nitro, is the most popular ride in this park. It is a great place to enjoy with your friends and family members. There is also a theater show which hosts every day. It is a great theme park of India.
17. Bandra Bandstand
It is a great place to visit for the people visiting Mumbai for the first time. It is a great place with the striking breeze and less crowd. The best time to visit this place is during the sunset. It is a well-maintained The rocky sea and the high waves over here makes this open area a lovely sight to see. On top of that, it’s just opposite to the house of Shah Rukh Khan, which is an added advantage to this place.
18. Nehru Science Center
It is a famous science center located in Worli. There are many interactive science exhibits here. Various aspects like kinematics, mechanics, and sound are highlight here. The 3D show is another major attraction. Various film festivals, science shows, science demonstrations, popular science lectures are provided. It can visits all throughout the year and is open on all days from 10 am to 5 pm. It is a great experience for the children.
19. Prince of Wales Museum
It is a huge museum with more than 50,000 artifacts, sculptures, and it build to commemorate the Prince of Wales during the 20th century and It divides into various sections like that of the natural history, archaeological section, Arts section and others. This museum is open on all days of the week and it takes 2-3 hours to visit this museum entirely and open from 10 am to 6 pm every day. It is now known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.
20. Kanheri Caves
It is inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. These are old caves and they connects to the history of the Buddhist religion. There are 109 rock-cut Previously it uses for meditation, living, and study. There are two statues of Lord Buddha at the entrance and more than 100 inscriptions over here. It is located at a distance of just 5 kilometers from the Sanjay Gandhi national park. It was previously a university during the time of the Mauryans and the Kushanas.