Since the beginning of the 16th century the city was known as ‘BOMBAY’, After 1996 it is called ‘MUMBAI’. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and located on the coast of Arabian sea. It is the largest city of India and the most populous cities in the world with millions of inhabitants with heavy traffic and the most running local trains. It is famous for the economic centre of India. There are many cultural CENTRES with universities, theatres, industries, museum and galleries. Two monument CHHATRAPATI Shivaji terminus and ELEPHANTA caves are the world heritage monuments in the UNESCO. City has three major lakes TULSI lake, VIHAR lake and Powai lake. The most spoken language in the city is Marathi. The Shiv SENA is the largest party in the metropolis of Mumbai. The city has numerous bars, clubs and many big hotels. Prithvi theatre is the most famous theatre in Mumbai founded in 1944 by PRITHVIRAJ Kapoor. It is the part of PRITHVIRAJ Kapoor memorial trust and research foundation since 1975. Two major cricket stadium BRABOUNE stadium and WANKHEDA stadium close to marine drive are in Mumbai. Many events take place in Mumbai like star screen awards, KALAGHODA arts festival, the Mumbai motor show, etc. It is the largest film industry in the world in terms of the film produced every year. It is the home of the many block busters “ALL-INDIA FILM”. It is known for the birth place of numerous celebrities. The movie stars and her extravagant lifestyle in the city clubs and millionaire Quatre of MALABAR HILLS are unbelievable. The first ALL-INDIA RADIO starts from Mumbai. The second largest NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE of INDIA are based in this city. It is the biggest centre of financial industries, economy, trade and fashion in India.





The Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in MUMBAI.The Gateway of India was erected to honor the arrival of Queen Mary & George V in 1911, It is a 26m high structure, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. The sea view from the gateway is breath taking .The tour boats anchored near the gateway add to the scenery so it holds a huge place in India’s history. It’s a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. The best views of the Gateway of India are actually from the water & above. A visit to the Gateway off India in Mumbai ia a must for every tourist, taking . A trip in the boat is a must as they take you for a lovely 1 hr bot trip into the sea..Opposite the gateway is the old heritage building of the Taj Mahal Hotel which sits magestically across the sea.Many a couple have got married after carrying on their romance at Gateway of India and many will do so in the future.
Really an ideal spot for romance ans soaking in the cool breeze from the seaI love visiting this place as it offers great view of the mighty ocean with Horse Carts, Cruises, Yatches & the magnificent taj hotel. Its one of the most beautiful part of the city. An evening here should be a must do on every travellers visit. Simply Love it & keep going back! one of the most hanging spot in Mumbai. This place has its own charm 24×7. Beauty of the sea is mesmerising. You can travel to elephanta caves and ali baugh from this area as the govt. provides small ship services to this place.


Traveling by Sea Link on the Sea Link gives you the feeling of being in a foreign land! The route is smooth and offers a pleasant ride. The view accompanied the driver when on the sea link is just great. This is one of the very few world class infrastructure facilities in the city of Mumbai. It’s a miracle to watch whether day or night. It connects the Worli and Bandra areas, and reduces the travel time between these two locations to less than ten percent of what it should be during the times. It offers a very convenient connection between South Mumbai and the airport; That saves a lot of time. View from the bridge is great. Panoramic views of the city, the beach and the Arabian Sea. Especially to appreciate the night, with the glittering glamorous city lights in the background. Even if the waves are high. In short, it’s worth the toll. This is a beautiful bridge and you have to see this easily, which offers breathtaking views and pure pleasure in traffic fast.


Shree Siddhivinayak Ganpati Mandir is the most popular & significant places of worship of Shree Ganesh in India.Shree Siddhivinayak Temple of Mumbai located in Prabhadevi is counted amongst the most venerated temples of India. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Elephant God. The credit for the construction of the temple goes to Vithu and Deubai Patil. Built in the year 1801, Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is visited by people belonging to almost all the sects of the society. It is said that if you pray here, all your wishes and dreams turn into reality. Everyone form Politicians to Bollywood Stars and from buisness men to common man visits the temple. The reason why people flock to the Siddhivinayak Temple is because of the uniqueness of this idol. Normally the Elephant God has his trunk twisted on the left side. The Siddhivinayak idol has the God with his trunk on the left side. It is said that all your prayers get anwered here and if you are a religious person, you should visit this place on Tuesdays, which is the day marked for this god. Enter the temple and find yourself in a serene and peaceful atmosphere in the divine presence of Lord Ganesha “The Vighna Harta” It is undoubtedly among the first places that one should be looking to visit once in Mumbai.Just the sight of the Lord in the sanctum is enough to fill your hearts with a sense of rejuvenation. It is truly a blessed place to be visiting.


Nariman Point is the fourth most expensive office location in the world. It is home to some of the biggest financial and business establishments such as Air India, Central Bank of India, Indian Express, State Bank of India, The Oberoi Hotel and so on. Situated on the extreme southern gradient of Marine Drive, It is one of the posh locations in Mumbai. The vivacious city of Mumbai proudly boasts of this place as a main tourist attraction. Even more eye-catching is the breathtaking view of Arabian Sea, which is the highlight of Nariman Point that attracts tourists from all over the country and also the world. Moreover, the nightlife in Nariman Point is quite lively because of the presence of extraordinary star hotels, pubs and lounge bars. Read on to learn about the beginning and history of Nariman Point. Being famous as one of the most expensive and urbane locations, Nariman Point stands a pride of India. It not only pulls business officials to trade here, but also serves as a motivation to the city of Mumbai and the rest of India, in terms of commercial and economic partaking. Its intelligent layout is something which will be referred to while planning for any financial or industrial zones. The beautifully situated, modern but stylishly furnished hotel or its facilities meet all the requirements for a business trip. The Indian workforce is very friendly and attentive, but in a reserved manner. The culinary offer is delicious.


Iskcon temple is a divine and spiritual getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the capital city of Mumbai. Dedicated to Lord Krishna who is considered as the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, the temple is clad in marble and glass. Meters away from the Juhu Beach, incorporating Iskcon Temple in your weekend plans might just be the perfect peaceful escape you are looking for. This place has a tranquil feel about it and the in-house vegetarian restaurant serves exceptional food at cheap rates. Gates are opened at four thirty in the morning for visitors. The best time to visit Iskcon temple is early in the morning when the deities are decorated with flowers. Drip yourself in the chants of ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ to ward off all the negativity and evil. The complex also has a research and education center conducting daily seminars and preaching on Vedic writings and an impressive library inside the “The Heaven on Earth” complex with an extensive collection of spiritual works. Spiritual, educational and cultural programs are regularly conducted.

Iskcon Temple houses an auditorium, restaurant and a guest house for visitors. The evening ‘Kirtan’ (prayer) and ‘Aarti’ give a supernatural vibe to the place. A charged ambiance with the humming of mantras from devotees during the daily morning and evening Aarti and the delicious Prasad served just after is a must during a visit to this place. The aartis are held at 4:30 AM and 7:00 PM. One of the most visited temples in the country, Iskcon also actively conducts special workshops and seminars dedicated to the welfare of the societySpecial kirtan and preaching are conducted followed by delicious ‘Krishna Prasadam’ offering.There is also a dedicated youth wing which conducts enlivening group work, seminars, dramas, games and feasts for teens and children.


For a Mumbaikar Juhu beach is real boon. Its colourful crowd is an excellent attraction. It is vibrant with young and old from city and from outside, with joggers and curious onlookers etc etc. It is a place to spend a cool evening with freinds and family.All street foods of Mumbai available along with tender coconuts, fruits and what not. You can walk a fairly long distance into the shallow waters with out fear.A beautiful beach to visit and a must for any tourist visiting Mumbai .The flowing waves of the sea give you a sense of peace and tranquility.A walk on the beach on a moon lit night is an amazing experience .An idealic place for romance and also taking a walk or excersing
Horse rides and merry go rounds keep the children .busy and happy Sunday is is a good day for a picnic on the beach ..The beach is lined with many good 5* hotelsGood place for boating and water sking which they plan to start soon.. The coconut water at the beach have a soothing effect on your body and the ice candy were very delicious for eating,and as the cold wind from the sea passses through our body these candy mesmerise our mind and the foodcorner like bhelpuri are good with some fully arranged restaurants over there..When the sun sets,the redish light of the sun at juhu beach is the best glimpse of this scenery.


The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station, in Mumbai, is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. The building, designed by the British architect F. W. Stevens, became the symbol of Bombay as the ‘Gothic City’ and the major international mercantile port of India. The terminal was built over 10 years, starting in 1878, according to a High Victorian Gothic design based on late medieval Italian models. Its remarkable stone dome, turrets, pointed arches and eccentric ground plan are close to traditional Indian palace architecture. It is an outstanding example of the meeting of two cultures, as British architects worked with Indian craftsmen to include Indian architectural tradition and idioms thus forging a new style unique to Bombay. One of the busiest train terminals in the world, also known as VT, this beautiful train terminal is not only amazing to see during the day, but even more spectacular at night. For those of you who have late night airline departures, it is well worth having your driver take you by this wonderful site on your way for this breathtaking spectacle. It is an impressive building from the outside, but it is hard to justify the UNESCO World Heritage designation. There is nothing worth seeing inside, although fans of Slumdog Millionaire might find it fun to see where part of it was filmed. This is simply marvelous as one of the iconic railway station not only in India but a rare one to spot any where in the world. It is a marvelous piece of architecture by the prime designer Mr Williams. Surely it a reflection of impression of British art pattern which is embraced well in present day Mumbai.


Marine Drive is a km long, arc shaped boulevard along the South Mumbai coast, starting from the southern end of Nariman Point and ending at the famous Chowpatty beach. The coast lines the Arabian sea and is the best place to watch the sunset in Mumbai, or even to just take a leisurely stroll by the sea any time of the day or night.The Marine Drive is also known as the Queen’s necklace on account of its shape and yellow streetlights. It makes for a extraordinary view at night – you can go to either end of Marine Drive after sunset and see the lights glowing in a perfect arc all along the coast. People come to walk here in the evening to experience the brilliant sunset. It is also one of the places people visit late at night, and you will find vendors selling chai and sutta at all hours. The sound of the waves, a view of the Mumbai skyline and the starry sky easily make Marine Drive one of the most romantic spots in the city.Marine Drive comes to life an hour before sunset through the evening. It’s a great place to see families, couples, friends , photographers, musicians, etc.Nice place to see the sunset over the Arabian Sea and watch the waves break over the tetrapods laid along the stretch of rocky shore south of the Chowpatty beach. The Marine Drive promenade is used by Mumbaikars to walk from Nariman Point to Chowpatty and has the kilometers marked all along the stretch of the promenade. During the monsoons it is a huge draw for youngsters who want to get drenched in the huge waves lashing down on the promenade.


Colaba is the old colonial part of town, and the spiritual hub of Mumbai. It is where the Gateway of India is located ; the entry point for King of England, who arrived here in 1911, via ship), and is ideally located for day trips to the Elephanta Island, via ferry, and to the sights and sounds of Mumbai.Colaba has the old charm and still one of the most happening tourist destination in South Mumbai for visitors and locals. The street market, Colaba Causeway, narrow streets, ample of restaurants, pubs, cakes etc are the USP of the place throughout the day n night. In the month of February falls a festival”kala ghoda festival” its awesome you will enjoy the art and creativity of the people and it become very happening place…Colaba is good for hangout with friends, shopping, eating like indian junk food and chiken variety of BADE MIYAN stall beside hotel taj…and the best part is it open till late night around 3 -4 am!

Located in the deep southern end and about 30 kms from the ariport, one gets a feel of authenticity of the city in Colaba. This is apart from the British era buildings, the lovely Marine Drive, the parks, the ‘Gateway’, the wonderful hotels etc.


Your visit to Mumbai is incomplete till you have had a taste of Bollywood. If you have been yearning to see the workings of the film industry up-close, we have it all sorted out for you. Take a Bollywood Tour, check out the behind-the-scenes action and simply live the magic of movies. Bollywood is the world’s second largest movie and music industry and India’s largest. The incredible colors, music, dancing, and action of the movies have captured the attention of the world and rapidly gaining more fans worldwide. This tour gives you a chance to step into the magical, mesmerizing world of Bollywood right in the heart of Mumbai. You will hear about its famous names and your guide will give you priceless insight into the filmmaking process that has made India’s movies so unique against the rest of the global market’s. All these combined with its in- house recording room serves as the shooting venue for many Bollywood films. The Film City is built by Maharashtra Government which provides a wide range of concessions and facilities to the film industry. It is believed to be one of the largest in the world and an attraction in itself. Its pollution free infrastructure, serene environment and huge open space give people of all age groups to roam around in peace and admire and appreciate all latest decorations and innovations put harmoniously in one place. The Film city has been named Dadasaheb Phalke Nagar in memory of the legend. Being located in the heart of Mumbai, it is easily connected via various modes of transportation. Tourists in Mumbai should not miss out the spectacular sight of this artificially made cinema complex.


Mount Mary Church is a Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to ‘Virgin Mary’, situated in Mumbai. This ancient church, built in 1640 and then rebuilt in 1761, is also known as ‘The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount’. What makes this church even more beautiful is that it is sited on top of a hill known as ‘Sunderban Bandra’, which overlooks the mighty Arabian Sea. It is believed that the church has unbelievable healing powers and for this reason, the church is herded by devotees every day. Some also say that those who sincerely pray at the Mount Mary Church often get their wishes fulfilled. The ‘Bandra Fair’ or the ‘Feast of Mount Mary’ is a week-long celebration held every September at the Mount Mary Church. Tourists from all over the world who visit Mumbai always make sure to visit this popular church while in the city. The basilica stands on an all-round panoramic view attracting annually pumping away the lovers and pilgrims. The shrine attracts people from all religions who prefers to take prayers to Virgin Mary for their gratitude or calls. This church is picturesque, charming, atmospheric and very cute! It’s clean, quiet, has a quaint approach and definitely creates spirituality in one! It is a little out of the way, but worth a visit.


Mani Bhavan, a modest two-storied building on the Laburnum Road in the comparatively quiet locality called Gamdevi, served as Gandhiji’s Bombay head-quarters for about seventeen long and eventful years (1917-1934). It belonged to Shri Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri, who was Gandhi’s friend and a host during that period. It was from Mani Bhavan that Gandhi initiated Satyagraha against Rowlatt Act and propagated the causes of Swadeshi, Khadi and Hindu-Muslim Unity. In 1955 the building was dedicated as a memorial to Gandhiji and to the very important activities of great significance he initiated from that place.Mani Bhavan has a story to tell as it housed Gandhiji occasionally during the times when he grew in stature and strength, from an agitator to a world figure by successfully introducing satyagraha (individual as well as mass) as a new and effective weapon to fight all evil and injustice.Once you enter the place, there is a library with the statue of the Mahatma where people offer their tributes. Then a staircase dotted with Gandhi’s pictures depicting his life leads visitors to the first floor which has a big photo gallery where photographs of his childhood till his assassination are displayed along with press clippings. The room that Gandhi used during his stay here is on the second floor – there is a glass partition and people can see through two of his spinning wheels, a book and a still preserved floor- bed. Right opposite the room there is a hall where photographs and paintings of his lifetime are on display. A must for anyone with an interest in Indian history.


It takes a full day and a thirst for ancient Indian heritage. You’ve got to take the ferry from the Gateway of India and then walk into the world heritage caves. The first cave is the most attractive. You can watch a beautiful sunset come back from the caves. If you love to click, it’s the best time. Evening sun in Arabian sea to click … There are a number of caves in the complex and every wetland art and architecture. Really a must for archiology as a snorkeling fan. About 10 km from the coast of Mumbai, at the Gateway of India, is a fascinating island once called Gharapuri. Somewhere in the 17th century, the Portuguese traders reached the coast and saw a huge monolithic stone elephant figure … and called it “Elephanta”. So it’s been named since that time.Barges leave at 9:00 am to about 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at regular intervals for half an hour. It’s a mesmerizing journey from the coast of Mumbai, as you continue to watch the historic imposing gate and impressive Taj Palace drift facade. The routb Elephanta has too many naval ships and civilian ships anchored on the way. About an hour and a half of the boat trip, and suddenly the humble island appears! It is almost complete in thick mangrove forests a special local mango (raw eaten) and tamarind trees lined with bronze-colored forests.


The Mahalakshmi temple in Mumbai, is known for uniqueness, and piety. Anyone who visits the city, considers his trip incomplete without a visit to the temple. The central deity of the temple, Sri Mahalakshmi, is known for her kindness and compassion. The temple is situated along the western coast of the country, and the waves of the Arabian sea form a lovely backdrop to the magnificent temple. Mahalakshmi Temple is located on the west side of Mumbai on Bhulabhai Desai Road, within the walking distance from Haji Ali’s Tomb. We decided to go there as we were passing by few times earlier and there were always quite a lot of people.
The temple itself is really beautiful and very colourful. Unfortunately taking pictures inside is not allowed. It was built at the end of XVIII century. Before you enter you have to leave your shoes in secured room (free of charge). You can buy as well different offerings, like floral wreaths, simple beautiful lotus flower, coconuts, sweets etc. When you enter main shrine you can feel the amazing spirit of this place.


Essel World is India’s largest Amusement Park & Water Kingdom- Asia’s Largest Theme Water Park spawled over 64 Acres land in Gorai Island, near Mumbai, State of MaharashtraThere is ample ways to get enjoyed here, you cannot even dream of. This place is something you can’t afford to miss when in Mumbai.Essel World was promoted by the song “Essel World Mai Rahunga Mai Ghar nahi jaunga Mai” back in the 90s. It was such a big craze to go to Essel World. However as the years have passed by there are few more Theme Parks in the market which are better in every aspect. But however Essel World has maintained itself for the last so many years and still looks like how it used to look 20 years back. Whatever said and done we still cant forget their famous jingle and always get us down the memory lane as OLD IS GOLD. EsselWorld’s amusement park is full of family-friendly rides (carousels, bumper cars…) as well as thrill rides; including roller coasters (one with a loop is under construction!). It’s located on an island in the middle of the jungle and consequently it is very green. Exotic trees, flowers and even birds are at every corner. During the day, you will see gardeners caring for the bushes and flower beds. It was almost refreshing to see, after a whole week in urban Mumbai, such well-preserved nature. Also, we were surprised to see how clean the park was. As opposed to the rest of Mumbai, there are no papers and wrappers piling up on the side of the street: in the park, they even have recycling bins!


Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most popular religious places in Mumbai, visited by people of all religions alike. Haji Ali Dargah is one of India’s most famous and prestigious landmarks situated about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Lala Lajpatrai Marg.The structure was erected on a set of high rising rocks and was given its present day shape in the early 19th century after the Trust was legally formed as an entity in 1916.It contains the tomb of the Muslim saint Haji – legend has it that Haji Ali died while on a pilgrimage to mecca. Thousands of people gathered there for prayer.


It is located on a hill cardinal points around the suburb of Borivali in Mumbai. There are various types of wild animals such as the panther, antelope, mouse deer and wild bear. Children especially like riding the colorful train here as it winds its way through the huge park. In Lion safaripark visitors can view lions as close as 6 feet away, from the special park vehicles.The park is a paradise for bird lovers and it is difficult for them not to attract their charm here in Sanjay Montezuma’s National Park. The Kanheri Caves complex is set amidst dense jungle within the Sanjay Montezumas National Park – main public entrance in Borivli East, Mumbai. In fact the name Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit word Krishnagiri, which generally means Black Color. The specialty for these caves is that these caves have been chiseled outcropping out of a huge balsa rock. These caves are extremely ancient and these caves are also links to the Buddhist religion. That speaks volumes of our historical past. Kanheri Caves – Kanheri or Kanhasela, as the two inscriptions from the place where we called it, is the largest Buddhist monastic hotel on the Konkan coast. It is located in the heart of Sanjay Montezuma National Park and is one of the better known tourist attractions in Mumbai.


Flora Fountain, also known as ‘Hutatma Chowk’ since 1960, is declared as one of India’s Heritage structures. Built in 1864, this tourist spot houses India’s prestigious fountain, located in the city of Mumbai. The name ‘Flora’ is derived from the name of the Roman Goddess of Flowers. The Flora Fountain was constructed by the Agri-Horticultural society of Western India.. The square wall within which the monument is erected is called as Hutatma Chowk. This place is also a major hub for commercial activities. Many institutes, such as the famous Bombay University, Bombay Stock Exchange and Gateway of India border the Flora fountain, in addition to other interesting places. Apart from sight-seeing, one can also spend time shopping for local delights in this place. The fountain is illumined at night and offers the most exquisite view to tourists. Flora Fountain, also known as ‘Hutatma Chowk’ since 1960, is declared as one of India’s Heritage structures. Built in 1864, this tourist spot houses India’s prestigious fountain, located in the city of Mumbai. It is great place to go. Flora fountain is a major tourist attraction in Mumbai. The name Flora is derived from the name of Roman goddess of flowers. This place is a major hub for commercial activities. The Flora fountain is sculpted from Portland stone and is coated with white oil paint. A magnificent statue of the Roman goddess is installed at the top of the structure, which makes the fountain even more beautiful. Tourist who came to mumbai always make sure to explore the beautiful monument, it’s construction, lush garden and the fountain light show. The beauty of this fountain increases at night.


Churchgate, now known as Veer Nariman Street, is a prominent location in the South Mumbai. The Place imbibed its name from the Churchgate railway station and St. Thomas Church. Churchgate houses some of Mumbai’s prestigious buildings and organizations. Being a home to banking and business organizations as well as educational institutions, Churchgate is a location worth visiting whenever you travel to Mumbai. It is also famous for Churchgate railway station, which is a terminus and headquarters of Western railway. With churchgate suburb being a prominent junction in South Mumbai, it is easily accessible through frequent trains, buses or taxi. Housing one of the oldest and busiest stations in Mumbai, Churchgate welcomes innumerable tourists. The location is also the popular spot for the shooting of numerous films. Read further to know more about Churchgate and the major attractions which make it a significant place to visit. Churchgate is also the focal point of business organisations like Business centre of Mumbai and educational institutions including University Of Mumbai, Jai Hind College, Government Law College, K.C. College and Indo-German Training Center. Churchgate is important location in terms of sports also; it also houses the Brabourne Stadium, Wankhede Cricket Stadium, Mahindra Hockey Stadium and Oval Maidan. Churchgate with its landmark buildings is a prominent location in Mumbai. The place is also a shopping hub where you get plenty of options.


The Sanjay Gandhi National Park, previously known as the Borivali National Park, is no ordinary park. The total area of ​​this park is 104 km ² large, which Kanheri caves to the center, which were built between 2nd and 9th century. Aside from that, the park also has two lakes, namely Tulsi Lake and Vihar Lake, Deer Park, the Lion Safari and the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi.  Attracting more than two million tourists a year as one of Asia’s most visited parks, this lush green marvel has immense historic, geographic, ecological and artistic significance. From a tiger resident population to over 2,000-years-old Buddhist caves, there’s almost nothing this park doesn’t have. Here are six facts about this Mumbai landmark that will fascinate you.. It is a beautiful place in the green Mumbai’s cement jungle. They have their Lion Safari which is very nice and a must see for kids. . There are playgrounds with swings and benches designed near the entrance for large of the crowds and are now also bicycles available for cycling in the park. Feature of rich flora and fauna, the park is a treat for tree lovers as well as animal lovers. The nesting ground for a number of birds, it is also known as the bird lover’s paradise. The park further offers beautiful views of the mountains, valleys, lakes and open areas. Various school and college picnics are also held here.
Gorgeous natural place. Good picnic area. You can go on a Lion Safari in a bus, even though all the lions were barred.  The best part of the park are the Kanheri Caves, within the park only.You can see the Rock Cut Cave, the walls are carved with Buddha’s idol.









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