The Gateway of India, with its regal arches, stands guard facing the Arabian Sea at Apollo Bunder in bustling Colaba area of Mumbai. The most popular tourist attraction, it is the unofficial icon of the city of Mumbai and is a reminder of its rich colonial history as Bombay. It is the first structure to welcome visitors entering the city by sea, it is popularly called ‘Taj Mahal of Mumbai’.
Marine Drive is a 3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay and links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill. Large crowds of people come to this place to stride along the beautiful walkway. 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.
Girgaon Chowpati Beach
Girgaon Chowpatty is one of the famous public beaches adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon area of Mumbai, India. The beach is noted for its Ganesh Visarjan celebrations when thousands of people from all over Mumbai and Pune come to immerse the idols of Lord Ganesh in the Arabian Sea.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (station code : CSMT), formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is a historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens according to the concept of Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and meant to be a similar revival of Indian Goth (classical era) architecture. The station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
The Elephanta Caves
Elephanta is situated close to the Gateway of India in South Mumbai and it takes only a ferry ride to get to this island that houses marvelous cave temples built between the 5th to 8th century. The stone elephant is now placed in the Victoria gardens in Mumbai. There are three rock cut cave temples on the island, the largest being the Shiva temple. It has a large statue of Mehsamurthi, or Lord Shiva with three heads and around the cave you can spot many other statues of Shiva and his incarnations
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Located in Khopoli along the Mumbai-Pune expressway, Adlabs Imagica is a recent theme-amusement park which opened up in 2013. It is home to India’s biggest floor-less roller coaster and has several fun, exciting rides for people of all ages. Apart from the usual rides, there are several restaurants and shopping places as well.
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
The place is also famous for the 11th century Karnala Fort, charming greenery and trekking expeditions. Don’t miss buying the fragrant sandalwood soaps from the local markets. The bird sanctuary at Karnala is a popular monsoon and winter time one day picnic spot near Mumbai.These range from the rare species like Malabar trogon and ashy minivet to the endangered ones like peregrine falcon and king vulture. In addition, there are migratory birds like blue-headed rock thrush and red-breasted flycatcher can be spotted here.
A township over the hilly terrains of Western Ghats, Aamby Valley hosts some great adventures for picnickers. Indulge in jungle safari, ziplining, zorbing. Then, go for ATV rides, rock climbing, trekking, and paintball shooting to extract the best out of the trip. get wet under the waterfalls and ride the amazing aqua bus which runs on the road and floats on water. If you had enough of street food in Mumbai, splurge on the mouth-watering Hyderabadi, Awadhi, Lebanese and Turkish delicacies here.
Surrounded by green hills and innumerable waterfalls, Malshej Ghat is a scenic hill station located very close to Mumbai. A nature buff’s paradise, it is an excellent place for a one day trip near Mumbai for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, and bird watching. Or you could choose to spend your time relaxing and rejuvenating in a resort.
A beautiful hill station in the state of Maharashtra, Matheran is a very well-known place for preserving the biodiversity. This place offers majestic views of the Western Ghats that will leave you spellbound. This place has views of the famous Louisa Point. Distance – Matheran is 92 km from Mumbai
Things to do – Rock Climbing, Staying in a magnificent resort Best time to visit – June to September
Hill Road and Linkin Road, Bandra
Mumbai is the style capital of India. From the bustling street bazaars to the exclusive designer boutiques, fashion blends and clashes here in a way that's unique to the rest of the country. Trendy Bandra, in Mumbai's western suburbs, is a well known shopping haven. Locals flock to Linking Road to spend their cash on the latest clothes and accessories. It's a fusion of modern and traditional, where streets stalls contrast with brand name shops. In this article, discover the types of bargains you can expect to find along Linking Road.