Mumbai is the city of dreams. Every year millions of tourists visit Mumbai to explore the dream city. This is the only city where you can find the richest person in India (Mukesh Ambani) and on the other hand, you can also find the poorest people of India living in Slums.
Apart from tourists, people also migrate to Mumbai for better education, lifestyle and jobs/career. Some people also look at Mumbai as Maya Nagari (City of Money). In this article, I will cover the most popular tourist destination in Mumbai our customers visit.
Top Tourist Places To Visit In Mumbai
Gateway Of India
Mumbai can be identified by looking at any photo which has Gateway of India. In fact, your Mumbai visit is not complete unless you visit here.
Best time to Visit: Evening
Ideal for Family: This is the place ideal for every tourist person. Be it Family or couple.
What To Do: You can visit here to spend your memorable evening. Click photos along with the Taj Palace Hotel and Gateway Of India. You can also take Horse-drawn carriage rides here. If you have kids they will enjoy this ride for sure. If you want to explore the ocean by taking a ferry ride you can do it here for an affordable cost approx Rs.100/- per person.
Elephanta is a small island near to Mumbai. There are no road connectivity to this island, you can visit this cave by taking a ferry ride from Gateway Of India. You can get more detailed guide about Elephanta here : https://longdrivecabs.com/mumbai/elephanta-caves-mumbai/
Elephanta Caves Timing: 09:30 am and 05:30 pm (Monday Closed)
Entry Fees: Rs.40 for (Indian, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Thailand citizens Rs.600 for Foreigners.
It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Also knows as Queen’s Necklace – Marine Drive. This is the long corridor to sit and relax here on the waterfront. You will see the place crowded in the evening especially on weekends.
Fees: There are no Entry fees or anything like that. This is the place to sit and relax after a long weekend.
This place is ideal for Couples and hanging out with friends.
Usually the busiest place during day time. This place is also very famous among foreign tourists. The Colaba Causeway is surrounded by British Era Buildings so you will see the real old Mumbai here.
Colaba Causeway is a commercial street. You can find the best products here on the streets and that too pocket-friendly cost.
If you have ladies, this place could burn your pocket too. This is the Market area.
Chhatrapati Maharaj Shivaji Terminus (CSMT)
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus (VT). CST is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a historic railway station in Mumbai, which also serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways.
History: This Railway Building was designed by Frederick William Stevens with influences from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings, the station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Bombay to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The new railway station was built on the location of the Bori Bunder Station and is one of the busiest railway stations in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and Local trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The VT name was changed to CST / CSTM in March 1996.
CST is closed to Azad Maidan and BMC Headquarter both are also historic places to explore.
This is India’s oldest Aquarium opened in 1951. The Aquarium re-opened after renovation in March 2015. Taraporewala is Mumbai’s only known aquarium and attraction for Fish Lovers.
Location: The aquarium is located on Marine Drive, Mumbai.
- Entry Fees:
- 60 per person for adults
- 30 per person for students and kids below age 12
- 20 per person for students (valid id is needed)
- 200 per person for foreign tourist
Haji Ali Dargah
Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most visited places and people from all faiths visit here. The Dargah is located inside the ocean and a small road connects to the Shrine from the road. High-tide roads may be closed due to waterlogging on the connecting road at some point of time every day.
Haji Ali has been featured in many Bollywood films and en number of documentaries and songs.
Nehru Centre was built in 1972. It is also known as Nehru Planetarium. If you have kids who want to see the planet in the best possible way you can bring them here. This place is also frequently booked by schools for their students. This science museum includes a planetarium, art gallery, library, cultural center and permanent, 14-gallery exhibit called Discovery of India.
Nehru Center is located at Worli near Haji Ali Dargah.
Worli Sea Face
Worli Seaface is posh locality. You will find people walking and jogging in the morning and evening time. This is the place to hang out with friends and spend a good evening here.
This is a newly built bridge that connects Banda to Worli. This is the quickest route to go south Mumbai and is also used by millions of commuters every day.
The Sea-Link is iconic and very popular for tourists also. Just take a ride to experience.
Bandstand is located in Bandra. The very popular place for couples. If you like Salman or SRK you will find their homes at this locality. Bollywood has some personalities who reside in Bandra. Don’t miss Mount Merry Church, SRK’s home Mannat, Salman Khan’s Galaxy apartment.
Juhu beach, just a name is enough. Mumbai’s famous Juhu beach famous among tourists and also popular in Bollywood films and other videos.
Film City – Goregaon
Bollywood’s most of the films and serials are shot in Film City. You will find many small and big personalities shooting here. A guide is recommended to explore the whole Film city. There are a few paid trip managers who arrange your visit to this place.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali
National Park is for people who love nature. This place is located near Borivali highway.
Chhota Kashmir is located inside Arey Colony a forest area. This is an ideal place for nature lovers and you can also find boating here. School kids go here for a picnic.
If you are on a tight budget you can go for street shopping. you will find fashionable latest trendy fashion items.
Famous Street shopping in Mumbai
- Fashion Street, Opp. Bombay Gymkhana
- Linking Road, Bandra
- Hill Road, Bandra (also known as Elco Market)
- Colaba Causeway, Colaba
- Natraj Market, Malad
- Hindmata Market, Dadar
- Chor Bazar, Mohd Ali Road
- Zaveri Bazar ( For Jewelry)
- Lamington Road (Electronic Market)
- Magnaldal Market (For Wedding Clothes)
- Lohar Chawl, (Electronic market)
- Sara Market (Mobile Accessories)
Khau Galli -Food Street
Mumbai is incompleted without street foods. The Vada pav is very famous in Mumbai but you can also eat your heart out on the street that too delicious food. Earlier it used to be a few Khau Galli but now it has multiple places. You can try delicious food at Bade Miyan Behind Taj Palace Hotel at the Gateway Of India.
List Of Khau Gallies in Mumbai
- Churchgate Khau Galli
- Princess Street Khau Galli
- Mahim Khau Galli. (Don’t’ miss Baba’s Falooda)
- Tardeo Khau Galli (Try Sardars Pav Bhaji)
- Zaveri Bazar
- Ghatkopar Khau Galli
- Chembur Khau Galli
- Carter Road Khau Galli
- Mohammad Ali Road (Foodies Heaven during Ramadan Month)
- Kharghar (New Mumbai)
Mumbai is the financial capital of India so its obvious Mumbai will have the best Shopping malls in India.
List Of Shopping Malls in Mumbai
- High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel
- Palladium Mall, Lower Parel
- Phoenix Market City, Kurla
- R-City Mall, Ghatkopar
- Infiniti, Malad, and Andheri
- InOrbit, Malad, and Vashi
- Raghuleela Mall, Vashi
- Oberoi Mall, Goregaon
These are the famous and biggest shopping malls in Mumbai.