Places To See In Mumbai
Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra
offers various places that are exquisite and worth visiting. The land
of celluloid dreams and opportunities, Mumbai is home to
archaeological sites, religious sites, historical sites and many more that together form a big list of famous places to visit in Mumbai. No trip can be complete without a visit to this famous tourist attraction of Mumbai.
Tourist Attractions In Mumbai
¤ Gateway of India
The Gateway of India in Mumbai is the signature mark of Mumbai and one of the most important places to visit in Mumbai. It
was build to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary
in 1911. It is regarded as one of the most celebrated monuments of
India. Visit to Mumbai is incomplete without visiting this glorious
monument. It is situated past the Council Hall and towards the sea.
Most of the five star hotels of Bombay are located around the Gateway
of India. The Gateway of India is definitely a must visit site.
¤ Juhu Beach
Juhu beach situated in the northern suburbs of Mumbai. It is not only one of the top most places to see in Mumbai for tourists but also a popular
hangout places of Mumbai. This beach is well crowded,
always bustling and offering visitors an array of opportunities to
enjoy themselves. This lovely palm-fringed beach is ideal for bathing.
Since the beach is nearby the international and domestic airports
(Sahar and Santa Cruz), it is surrounded by some of the famous
five-star hotels like Sun N Sand, and Holiday Inn.
¤ Chowpati Beach
Places to visit in Mumbai also includes the Chowpati beach apart from Juhu beach. Chowpati Beach is located between Marine Drive and Malabar Hill. It
holds a special place in the life of Bombay, being the venue of mass
political meetings during the freedom struggle. Today, it is a major
hangout place of Mumbai, where people gather in the evening to have
fun and enjoy.
¤ Haji Ali Mosque
The Haji Ali Mosque rises squarely from the sea, the mosque has a
tomb of the Muslim saint Haji Ali. People from all religions come
here, since they believe that all their wishes will be fulfilled upon
a visit here. The mosque is known for its typical Islamic
¤ Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus was earlier known as Victoria Terminus.
It is an impressive structure built in 1888 and designed by Frederick
William Stevenson. The entire facade is covered by sculpture of
animals and birds.
¤ Chor Bazaar
The Chor Bazaar situated in Mumbai literally means "Thieve's
Market" and is a famous place to see in Mumbai. It is located near Bhendi Bazaar. Here you can buy
various antique pieces like curios and small souvenirs items. All you
need to do is to identify the genuine antique.
¤ Sanjay Gandhi National Park
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is situated at Borivli, off the
Western Express Highway. It is sprawled over an extensive area of 5000
acres and owns a number of beautiful picnic cottages. This park is
considered an ideal place to unwind. A major attraction of this park
is the lion safari.
¤ Prince of Wales Museum
Another one amongst top places to see in Mumbai is the Prince of Wales Museum, built in
the Indo-Saracenic style. This museum is famous for its outstanding
architecture and an imposing dome following the architectural styles
of Western India of the 15th and 16th centuries. The museum has many
important collections on art, natural history, and on archeology.
Besides there are many other smaller sections devoted to other
¤ Jehangir Art Gallery
The Jehangir Art Gallery is situated just next to the Prince of Wales
Museum and is yet another entry in top places to visit in Mumbai. Here many art and photographic exhibitions are held, where
visitors can see and understand the modern Indian painting and
sculpture. Just outside the entrance, at the meeting point of Rampart
Row and Mahatma Gandhi Road, lies one of the best statues in Bombay,
the statue of King Edward VII, by Boehm.
¤ Flora Fountain
As you drive down the Veer Nariman Road, you will reach Flora
Fountain. It is also known as Hutatma Chowk, the very hub of Bombay's
busy life. Near the fountain there are some of the most interesting
institutions and building of the Bombay University, the old
Secretariat, and the famous Gateway of India.
¤ Mumbai Sightseeing - Other Atrractions To See In Mumbai
Besides, these attractions there many other important places to see
in Mumbai. Some of them have religious significance whereas some are
important from the tourism point of view. The bazaars of Kalbadevi and
Bhuleshwar, north of Crawford market are the major shopping spots
visited by tourists as well as by the local residents. Other
highlights include Mangaldas Market, Zaveri The Nehru Planetarium and
the Nehru Science Center, located at Worli. The Marine Drive is
another major attraction of the city, this beach stretches from
Nariman Point to Malabar Hill with tall buildings on one side. It is a
lovely beach also known as Queen's Necklace, when in night thousands
of lights flicker around it. Nearby the Marine Drive, Malabar Hill
extends to the northern parts of the island to the southernmost points
of Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point, and Fort. Other attention
catching attractions in Mumbai are Taraporewala Aquarium, ISKCON
temple, amusement parks like Essel World and Fantasy Land, beaches
like Madh Island, Manori, Versova, Goral and Marue.