Mumbai formely known as Bombay, the city with passion, will surprise you with its diverse culture, fashion, people, politics, share market, beaches, temples, parks, mosques, skyscrapers, bollywood, local trains and slums. The city of Mumbai has a life of its own - a life that has a old worldly charm as well as the latest fashion center. If you are in Mumbai, then this place will make you its own. A city that will welcome you with its open arms. There are a number of places to see in Mumbai City. Amongst the list the major places to visit includes Chowpatty Beach, Juhu Beach, Marine Drive and Gateway Of India.
The six-lane road of the famous Marine Drive is kissed by the breath-taking Arabian sea. Palm trees along the road make the sight picture perfect. This road connects Nariman Point with Malabar Hills. You will see locals and visitors enjoying their time as you take a stroll along the coast. The other side of the coastline is graced by concrete buildings. More on Marine Drive
Gateway of India
The mere thought of the Mumbai city brings the burning desire to visit the phenominal structure of The Gateway Of India. This is the most frequently visited and admired site in India. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. There are steps in this monument which will lead you to the sea attracting you like a magnet. The Gateway Of India has its own story and history to unveil. So if you are in Mumbai then this attraction located in Colaba certainly demands your visit. More on Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, located near Churchgate - Marine Drive is a World Heritage Site. If you are an architecture admirer, then you should definitely see this busiest Railway Station. Its pointed arches, stone dome as well as elegant interiors, like wood carving, tiles, ornamental iron, brass railings will mesmerize you. Do not miss seeing this beautiful work of British and Indian architecture.
This popular beach located in Juhu, Mumbai is famous for its sunset. The spectacular view of the dark yellow sun slowly setting down in the Arabian Sea is the best sight you can see while being in the Mumbai city. The sight of sunset along with the chirping of birds will sweep you off your feet leaving you mesmerized. Juhu Beach is visited by the locals and visitors alike. Apart from enjoying the seaside view, you can savor the local sea food dishes. More on Juhu Beach
The beautiful stretch of the Chowpatty Beach is breath-taking. This deep blue sea complements the clear blue sky. Local people and tourists throng the beach during in the evening. The days are quieter in the beach, whereas the evening is like a fun fair. Right from the food stalls to monkey shows to self-styled gymnast to kids enjoying, you will see everything here suring your visit. More on Chowpatty Beach
Nariman Point is also known as the commercial hub of Mumbai. It marks its importance with the gracious presence of major business districts with corporate offices and industrial houses that replicate the busy Manhattan. Nariman Point is also a home to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Vidhan Sabha. More on Nariman Point
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
If you want to spend a luxurious time in Mumbai, then you must plan your stay in the famous and world-renowned The Taj Mahal Palace as this hotel defines the true meaning of luxury. The view from the top floors of this hotel is amazing as you can see the full view of the Arabian Sea. A visit to this hotel is truly a memorable experience as its truly exquisite and lavish in its class. This hotel is an architecture marvel and is one of the oldest hotels of India. It was opened in 1903 receiving the guests for the first time. On 15 August 2010, the Taj Mahal Palace, was reopened after restoration after the series of terrorist attacks which took place in Mumbai on 26 November 2008. More on The Taj Mahal Palace
Malabar Hills is the highest point in Southern Mumbai and is also a posh residential area. After standing on this hill, you will get the sensational view of the Mumbai city. A beautiful Jain Temple totally built in Marble rests here. You can also see the historic Walkeshwar Temple. Even the Banganga Tank is a site which you can see during a visit to the Malabar Hills as it is the oldest standing structures in Mumbai. Malabar hills boasts of beautiful and serene greens of Hanging Gardens, Kamala Nehru Park and Priyadarshini Park, three of the best parks of Mumbai. More on Malabar Hills
Elephanta Caves are known for the rock cut temples dating back to 5th Century. These temples are dedicated to the Hindu god - Lord Shiva. Its rich sculptural carvings and intricate designs cannot not be missed by anyone as it showcases the ancient Indian architecture proudly. More on Elephanta Caves
Haji Ali's Mosque
This brilliantly white washed structure of Haji Ali's Mosque is built amidst the Arabian Sea. This mosque is connected to the mainland with a 500 yards narrow causeway. It is a single minaret rising to 85 feet, a prominent architecture floating in the middle of the sea. More on Haji Ali's Mosque
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
Bombay Stock Exchange building is located in Dalal Street, Churchgate. This is the place where the economy of India gains or loses and where the daily trading takes place. It draws a great attraction because of the involvement of money transactions.
The Prince of Wales Museum
This basalt stone structure came into existence in 1905. The style and design of The Prince of Wales Museum replicates the medieval architectural style of western India. You will be spellbound after seeing the art, archaeology and natural history peserved in the museum. The finest collections, ranging from ancient Indus Valley relics to the artifacts from the Gupta and Maurya periods will overwhelm you. More on The Prince of Wales Museum
Built in 1864, Flora Fountain certainly deserves your visit. This fountain showcases the golden period of architecture. It is stratergically surrounded by imperial colonial buildings and is a piece of Roman sculpture depicting the Goddess Flora. The flow of water is like a never ending cycle of life. More on Flora Fountain
Jehangir Art Gallery
Art has always generated interest in the people from far and wide and its the love for art which attracts everyone to this beautiful art gallery located at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. This huge gallery is directly linked with the renaissance of Indian Art. Bombay Art Society has been managing Jehangir Art Gallery allthese years. You can see its 4 Exhibition Halls during your visit here. More on Jehangir Art Gallery
It was from Mani Bhavan only that Mahatama Gandhi, the father of the nation, initiated the Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements. Later, this building was taken over by Gandhi Smarak Nidhi to maintain it as a memorial of Mahatama Gandhi. You must make it a point to visit this place and show your respect to great man of history.
Horniman Circle Garden
Horniman Circle Garden is a beautiful green park is located in South Mumbai right in the middle of soaring buildings. The park is proudly spread in an area of 10,101 sq m. The garden overlooks the prominent 'Asiatic Society of Bombay'.
Last Updated On: 2011/09/02