Mumbai – The Film City and also the finance capital of the country. This city on the one hand buzzes with the traffic but on the other hand, has a lot to offer the people visiting this place to see some breathtaking sceneries. There are countless places to see in this city and it would be unfair to omit any. So, when you’re planning a visit to Mumbai try not to plan it for a weekend but for a longer duration. But here we have selected the top 10 places to visit in Mumbai so let’s have a look.
Gateway of India
This historical structure was built in 1924 by George Willet to honor the visit of King George V and his wife Queen Mary. This place is one of the fewest places in Mumbai which is free for a visit. Facing the Arabian Sea the Gateway of India has a large crowd gathered throughout the year. This is one of the most famous places of not just Mumbai but the entire state of Maharashtra.
One of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Elephanta Caves has five caves dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and two caves for Buddhist architecture. The center of tourist attraction, this place can be visited between 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. The ticket cost for the citizens of the SAARC nation is 10 INR per person and for the rest of the foreign travelers, it costs 25 INR.
Chhtrapati Shivaji Terminus
It is also one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO we have in Mumbai. This place is also seen as the landmark of Mumbai. This beautiful architectural style is called Victorian Gothic Architecture. Besides, this place also appeals to a lot of people due to its spicy and varied street food. When you are in Mumbai, it is inevitable to not get to this place which dates back to 1888 even for once.
This place is specifically widely known amongst youngsters. This place is a spectator of several couples and friends walking aside the shore or clicking pictures of themselves and the beautiful scenic. There are many films which have been shot at this location and the street food here too should also be given a must-try if you haven’t had the Maharashtrian food ever in your life.
Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Zoo
This is the most visited zoo in Mumbai city. This zoo has a wide assortment of animals of different species which are adored by kids and adults alike. The timing is 9:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the evening. It is open every day of the week except Wednesday when it is closed. The ticket cost is highly variable. 100 INR for a family of four and an extra 25 INR for an extra person. 100 INR also for the couples but 15 INR for a private school student.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
This National Park is one of the paramount national parks in India. The most fascinating realm of this park the Kanheri Cave which is more than 2000 years old and has Buddha relics. It also a toy train called Van Rani which runs across the whole park which is 104 square kilometers. Gandhi Tekdi is also one of the tourist attractions of this National Park. It is closed on Monday and can be visited between 7:30 am 6:30 pm. It costs 53 INR per person.
Haj Ali Dargah
This again is the place which is free to visit. This Dargah opens at 5:50 am and closes at 10:00 pm. It has the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. This place is an epitome of Indo-Islamic architecture and will intrigue you on your very first visit.
This temple is the most frequently visited temple by Bollywood celebrities and people from the entertainment industry seeking the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The idol of Lord Ganesh is in itself a sight to adulate. It is made of by cutting a single black stone. There are no visiting charges and can be visited between 5:30 am to 10:00 pm.
Juhu Beach is an ideal beach for every beach lover. This along with the Aksa Beach are the two most famous beaches of Maharashtra. For beach walks, this might be a perfect place. The crowd and the food here is overwhelming and is the best place to visit if one wants to feel the soul of the city of dreams that is Mumbai. Juhu Beach is one of the most famous beaches in India.
This place is open for many hours, from 5:00 am to 9:00 at night. This garden has several beautiful flowers. It has spellbinding fountains and has a number of hedges cut in the shape and the form of animals. This is the best garden to visit in Mumbai.
There are many top places to visit in Mumbai as this city has more to offer. If you have more time, you could enjoy various top places in Mumbai including famous museums and historical places.