Once a Portuguese colony, the city is now one of the most advanced and modern Indian cities. It is not only a renowned tourist hub, but also the leading economic and recreation centre of the country. It is Mumbai! The city has so much on its platter to allure its vacationers and the visitors that no amount of time can be sufficient to holiday here. However, to get an essence of the place there are some must visit places, which you should not miss visiting!
You can start with the absolutely famous and loved, Juhu Beach. It is well-liked by the locals as well as the tourists. The place livens up as the evening approaches. You will get to see a different face of the city on your visit to this part. Make sure, you indulge in the yummy street food available here. You would want to come back only for the food! Then, you can enjoy a stroll along the three kilometer long walkway, Marine Drive, which is probably the most iconic spot in the city. Many Mumbai hotels are located around this area. You can choose to stay in one of them and enjoy a fantastic view at all times.
The next stopover has to be the renowned and historic Gateway of India. A visit, no matter how small it is incomplete without visiting this amazing place. The Gateway is not only a must see, but also gives you a chance to indulge in numerous fun activities. You can take a ferry trip from here to various destinations like Elephanta caves and Alibaug, or get Polaroid pictures clicked by the number of photographers around. It is a perfect place for some family time!
If you decide to take a ferry ride to Elephanta caves, then you would get a chance to augment your holiday experience. After all, it one of the two UNESCO World Heritage sites Mumbai the city has to offer. They're situated on a small island in city’s port and are made up of five Hindu and two Buddhist caves, which are more than 1,500 years old and have engraved rooms, intricately designed reliefs and statues and carved panel.
While visiting the capital city of Maharashtra, make sure you also visit the spiritual places like the famous Siddhivinayak Temple and the Haji Ali Dargah. Siddhivinayak Temple is a 200 year old temple, made of gold and marble. Devotees from all across the world, visit this holy place.
Yet another popular religious site in the city is the Haji Ali Dargah. Located in the middle of the Arabian Sea and is spread over 4,000 square meters. A roundabout concrete footpath running over the sea leads to this sacred place, which is visited by thousands of people every day. This wonderfully designed marble structure has Arabian scriptures inscribed on the walls and mirror artwork in the interiors. You will have a soulful experience by visiting both these places.
These are just few of the must visit places; there are many more. Thus, make sure, you plan a long vacation and enjoy its numerous facets. Book a room in any of the numerous comfortable Mumbai hotels and relish an exotic vacation.
An exotic holiday awaits you in Mumbai