Best Things To Do In Mumbai

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Last Updated on September 19, 2022

Are you looking for a happening place to visit? No matter what you like be it a walk on the beach, a late-night party, relishing street food or just exploring the monuments you get it all in the city of dreams. Yes, we are talking about our very own city Mumbai. This amazing city of youth is the capital city of Maharashtra. A location where you get all emotions, glamours, food, party and social as well as private life. 

This is a place that fits everyone’s dreams and aspirations be it simple or too classy. This dynamic city is where anyone must visit. There is a long list of locations here that you can visit alone, with family and friends. 

How to reach Mumbai?

Reach Mumbai by airThe second busiest airport network in India connects easily to many domestic as well as international airports. Further taxis are available the moment you get out of the airport that can take you to your desired location.
Reach Mumbai by RoadThe Mumbai-Pune Expressway is an easy way to connect to nearby cities like Pune, Lonawala etc. There are easy-to-hire cab services as well as comfortable bus services at Asiad bus services. 
Reach Mumbai by RailThere are two stations that help you reach Mumbai Lo Manya Tilak terminus and Mumbai central. All parts of India connect to Mumbai via rail. It’s a great solution.

Here is a brief list of top things to do in Mumbai

Pause Life at Marine Drive

Pause Life at Marine Drive

A 3.6 km long arc that offers a mesmerising view of the city. We would love to describe this area as nature hugged by city life. A part of the Arabian sea touching Mumbai and people who visit Mumbai is for sure make it the first place you must visit. 

The best time to visit this place is at night. The sunsets are so beautiful that this one location can light up your life.  The sounds of the waves make Marine Drive city’s favourite spot. 

Reasons to visit: People come here to take a pause from the hectic life and take a walk beside the shores. It’s a part of nature hugged by city life. 

Commute: The most convenient way to visit this popular place in Mumbai is by hiring a private cab to the location directly.

Extra Information: This amazing beachside is designed by philanthropists Bhagojisheth Keer and Pallonji Mistry.

Visiting hours: All times of day and night 

Entry Fee: N/A

Witness the art of Elephanta Caves

Best Things To Do In Mumbai

Locally known as Gharapurichi Leni, the Elephanta caves are a popular piece of art that makes a significant part of history. These are a collection of temples located on Elephanta island. The first few caves are 5 Hindu caves that shelter stone sculptures of the Shaiva Hindu sect. There are two Buddhist caves too. Some significant sculptured idols are Trimurti, Gangadhar, Ardnareshwar etc. 

Reasons to visit: Admire the rock-cut art and architecture that this UNESCO world heritage site has to offer. 

Commute: The most convenient way to visit this popular place in Mumbai is by hiring a private cab to the location directly.

Extra Information: These are collections of temples that belong to the 5th to 7th centuries. 

Visiting hours: 9 AM to 5:30 Pm

Entry Fee: SAARC, Myanmar and Thailand Citizen: INR 10

Foreigners Fee: INR 250

Free for children below 15 years.

Experience Calm at Juhu Beach

Live the Mumbai nightlife in Juhu beach comes alive with amazing pubs and bars in close vicinity. The street food here in the Juhu Chowpatty needs no one’s recommendation as it is something you mustn’t miss out on. The nearby areas are some posh localities that also shelters ISKON Temple and Prithvi café for theatre performance.

This one location can offer calmness to your senses immediately.  

Reasons to visit: Put this spot in your itinerary to experience mouth-water food experiences like misal pav, pav bhaji, vada pav, pani puri etc.

Commute: One can choose to travel in a cab or bus to visit this beautiful beach.

Extra Information: Juhu Beach Chowpatty is the major attraction after the beautiful beach. Relish the food here with the music of waves. 

Visiting hours: All times of day and night

Entry Fee: N/A

Walk at Gateway of India

A hotspot for tourists that overlooks the Arabian sea. This amazing monument was designed by George Wittet to commemorate the visit of Queen Mary and King George V to Mumbai. The grand monument is made of yellow basal and offers you to see various Hindu as well as Islamic motifs. 

The statues of Swami Vivekananda and Chhatrapati Shivaji can also be seen here. 

Reasons to visit: Travel into the past of Indian history by witnessing this grand monument. 

Commute: One can take a bus or cab to the Gateway of India. These are easily available from all parts of Maharashtra. A train is an inexpensive option too.

Extra Information: Ferry rides can be tried here. Enjoy the rides with your friends and family. 

Entry Fee: The monument is free to see but ferry rides can cost from INR 50 to INR 110.

Essel World

For all the adventurous people out there a trip to Essel world is a must-visit. This amusement park is one of Asia’s largest. It has two parts: the Essel world and the water kingdom. If you have kids or you and your friends love visiting places that thrill you then don’t miss out on this. This amusement park is the winner of many awards of excellence too. 

Reasons to visit: Take risky rides as they are all safe to experience. There are horror rides too inside the amusement park. 

Commute: Choose a private cab from anywhere you stay. 

Extra Information: The ticket for water rides and the rest of the amusement park is different You can try either or both. 

Entry Fee: Essel World Adults INR 885 and Kids INR 649

The water kingdom: Adults INR 920 and Kids INR 649 

Also read: Places to visit in Maharashtra

Know More About Mumbai

Other than the places we just told you there are so many other places that you can check out like:

Prince of Wales Museum: This is a heritage building in the city. A museum made with intense art whose foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales. It is hugged by stonework and embellished art. Now it is known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. It exhibits footprints of our past like sculptures of god, fabrics used, costumes etc. The entry fee here is INR 30 per person. 

Hanging Garden: This is a terrace garden on the top of Malabar hills. This offers an amazing view of the Arabian sea and various animals shaped from hedges can be seen. This unique garden is dedicated to Barrister Pherozshah Mehta. There is a beautiful flower clock too that makes it the main attraction of the garden.

Street Food Culture: There are various places to eat in Mumbai that are something you mustn’t miss out on like Kheema Pav at Gulshan-e-Iran, White Biryani at Noor Mohammadi, Samosa with Chola at Guru Kripa etc 

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