PLACES TO VISIT IN MUMBAI
From beaches to Bollywood and nature to nightlife, the City of Dreams lives up to
its name featuring a dreamlike encounter for all the tourists. Serving just the right
things to your platter, Mumbai is a city that will build its perspective on what you
For a party lover, Mumbai is all about clubs and ravishing parties, for a tranquillity
seeker, it is about the beautiful sunset over the Bandra Fort and the serene
seashores, for a shopaholic the Linking Road and the Colaba Causeway will be
their go-to place and for a person interested in history, the cultural heritage will
be the best tourist places in Mumbai to entice.
GATEWAY OF INDIA
The Gateway of India is an arch-monument built in the early twentieth century in
the city of Mumbai, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was erected to
commemorate the landing in December 1911 at Apollo Bunder, Mumbai of King-
Emperor George V and Queen-Empress Mary, the first British monarch to visit
One can discover hints of Muslim building styles joined in the structure of the
pretentious building. The focal arch of the landmark is around 48 feet in the
distance across, with an aggregate stature of 83 feet. Planned with multifaceted
latticework, the 4 turrets are the noticeable components of the whole structure
of the Gateway of India.
Juhu can be defined as one of the largest and most sought after beaches in India.
It is a hot-spot for elite celebrity homes and film personality sightings located in
the suburbs of the city making it one of the most eminent tourist places to visit in
Mumbai. Visitors all over the country love the beach for it is also a gastronomic
paradise hosting stalls that serve up platters of lip-smacking street food. The
sandy delight is most crowded during weekends where people can get
entertained by horse and donkey rides, dancing monkeys, toy sellers, and other
kinds of amusement.
Marine Drive is the most easily identifiable landmark associated with Mumbai and
is indicative of the glamor and glitter of the city. It is essentially long, arc-shaped
boulevard along the South Mumbai coast that starts at the southern end of
Nariman Point and ends at Girgaum Chowpatty, popularly known as Chowpatty
Beach. The coast wraps the Arabian Sea and is the best place in Mumbai to watch
the sunset or even to just take a leisurely stroll by the sea at any time of the day or
night. At night, when the whole coastline lights up, it justifies its other moniker
i.e. Queen’s Necklace.
The Siddhivinayak Temple in the Prabhadevi area is a revered shrine dedicated to
Lord Ganesha and is one of the most significant and frequented temples
in Mumbai. This temple was built in the year 1801 by Laxman Vithu and Dubai
Patil. The couple did not have any children of their own and decided to build the
Siddhivinayak temple so as to fulfill the wishes of other infertile women.
Interestingly, the statue of Lord Ganesha here is believed to be self-manifested
and grants wishes.