Top 10 places to visit when you are in Mumbai!


Gateway of India

Location: Colaba, South Mumbai
Highlights/Famous For: Indo-Saracenic style of architecture
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Elephanta Caves and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
How to Reach: 2.5 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal and 2.4 km from Churchgate.

People can visit the monument at any time of the day. The Gateway of India is a major tourist hub in the city, which is located at Apollo Bunder Waterfront in Southern Mumbai. This monument was built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai and years later, the last horde of British troops left India through this gateway.

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Marine Drive

Location: South Mumbai
Highlights/Famous For: Beautiful walk way, sunset point
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Art deco buildings, Chowpatty Beach
How to Reach: This beach is located in the center of Mumbai and hence, is easily accessible by all means of local public transportation.

Marine Drive is considered as the best pathway for an evening stride. The sight of sparkling waters of the Arabian Sea and the amazing feeling of cold breeze caressing your hair along with a long array of restaurants offering mouthwatering snacks and drinks can make any low day bright again. Needless to say that these streets are a perfect hang out place for all age groups! This is the perfect hangout spot once you are in the city of Mumbai. The 3 km long Marine Drive forms a portion of the famous skyline of Mumbai. It has access to some of the major corporate centers, recreation activities and also places of entertainment.The mesmerizing breezes which blow around this area makes it’s way to a person’s heart and hence calming the mind.

Marine Drive is also referred to as ‘Queen’s necklace’, because the street lights make the road look like a string of pearls and create an illusion of a necklace, when viewed at night from any elevated point along the pathway of the drive.

Unfortunately the yellow street lights which were the main reason for the queen’s necklace have been replaced with white lights on the street.

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Location: Suburban Mumbai, Bandra
Highlights/Famous For: Beautiful walk way, sunset point
Nearby Tourist Attractions: carter’s blue restaurant, jogger’s park
How to Reach: 2.8 kms from bandra railway station

The Carter Road Promenade is a kilometer -long walkway along the sea on the west side of Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai, India. It is simultaneously a popular hang out spot next to Bandstand Promenade, a jogging track, a park and also a lovers’ point. The promenade is managed by Bandra West Residents’ Association.Carter road promenade is now extended till Khar danda. There are a lot of eating places at the end of the road which makes it even more popular.

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Juhu Beach

Location: Western suburbs of Mumbai
Highlights/Famous For: Film Shootings, celebrity homes, local eateries
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Versova Beach, Iscon Temple
How to Reach: The beach is accessible by road, rail and is situated near the domestic and international airport.

The Juhu Beach in Mumbai is one of the most famous Indian beaches. This beach is known to be the one of the most-visited beaches of India and is situated in ‘Ville Parle’.There are extravagant hotels and apartments located at the southern end of the beach. Watching the sunset in this wonderful place, guarded by the vast Arabian Sea, is a dream-like vision for anyone who visits the beach. Children often come here to play cricket, football etc.

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Mumbai Monorail

Location: Central suburbs of Mumbai
Highlights/Famous For: Monorail network
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Imax Cinemas
How to Reach: 4.6 kms from sion railway station

Mumbai Monorail is a monorail system in the city of Mumbai, India, part of a major expansion of public transport in the city. The project was implemented by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), along with a consortium of Mumbai-based conglomerate Larsen & Toubro and the Malaysian infrastructure firm Scomi Engineering Bhd. It is the first monorail in India since the Kundala Valley Railway and Patiala State Monorail Trainways were closed in the 1920s.Construction began in 2009 and the first operational line, between Wadala Depot and Chembur, was opened to the public on 2 February 2014.Trains were run from 7am to 3pm IST in the initial stages, but extended to operate for 14 hours, from 6 am to 8 pm, from 15 April 2014.

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Location: Western Mumbai
Highlights/Famous For: Beautiful walk way, sunset point
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Bandra fort, Mount Mary Church
How to Reach: 2.5 kms from bandra railway station

The Bandstand Promenade is a kilometer long walkway along the sea on the west side of Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai, India. Less than a decade old, it is simultaneously a popular hangout spot, a jogging track, a park and also a lovers point.

Towards the Land’s End side of the promenade is an amphitheater. It serves as a venue for the Mumbai Festival, Celebrate Bandra and other events including concerts, classical dance and other performances. The ‘Artist’s Court’ is another performance venue built into the promenade that witnesses public Jam sessions on Sundays.

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Mahalakshmi Racecourse

Location: Keshav Rao Khadye Marg Road, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai
Highlights/Famous For: McDowell’s Indian Derby, Horse races
Nearby Tourist Attractions: Gallops, Tot on Turf (Famous restaurants)
How to Reach: Mahalakshmi Station is the closest railway station..

A huge open land sited in the middle of the bustling city of Mumbai, this racetrack is a mirror image of the Melbourne Caulfield Racecourse. Special lawns within the Mahalakshmi Racecourse are used for parties, weddings, concerts and other special occasions.

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