When we think about Mumbai, the obvious thing that comes to our mind is it’s the Gateway of India. It’s a big city and there are a lot of attractions so if you are in Mumbai on business, book an extra a day or two for sight seeing. There are lots cheap domestic air flights to Mumbai so make the most of your time there – it is one of India’s most intriguing cities.
Must visit attractions in Mumbai are: Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount (Bandra), Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumba Devi Temple, Shivaji Park, Marvé Beach, Cafe Mondegar, Salsette Island, Marine drive, etc.
This list really could be be a lot longer as there is so much to experience in this vibrant city. However rather than trying to cram too much in each day select up to five attractions.
- Siddhi Vinayak Temple– If you are reaching Mumbai in the morning, you can first choose to visit Siddhi Vinayak temple. Reach there by 6 am for Shree Darshan. The early morning prayer starts from 5.30 and continues till 6. If you are heading this temple at afternoon make sure you reach there by 12. It is open from 12.30pm to 7.20 pm. After an evening prayer from 7.30 to 8 pm, they again open the Shree Darshan for visitors till 9.50pm. It closes with a bedtime prayer at 9.50 pm. They have different timings for each day. This routine is on Check the schedules for each day before you step in. From Mumbai Airport, the temple is 11.4 km away via Western Express Highway.
- Cafe Mondegar – Have your breakfast or lunch at Cafe Mondegar. It is very popular and must visit if you are a newcomer to Mumbai. It serves American and Indian dishes. You will find the decoration very retro as you will see jukeboxes and caricatures on the wall. It is the first restaurant to keep jukebox, and the cartoons were painted by famous cartoonist Mario Mirand. It should be mentioned that it is a bar cum restaurant. It is situated in Colaba Causeway.
- Gateway of India – Gateway of India is not very far away from Cafe Mondegar. If you are coming of the railways, then the nearest railway station to Gateway of India is Churchgate. From there you will get a taxi or bus to reach Gateway of India. It was built in the year 1924 just to honor and celebrate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, to our land. This is a great attraction to the tourists and even the local people also visit. Before heading towards the next destination, have your lunch nearby as you will get an array of option there.
- Shivaji Park– Shivaji Park can be your next destination as it is not very far away from the Gateway of India. If you are travelling by rails, then get down at Matunga Road Railway Station, which is the nearest railway station to Shivaji Park. From here you can move on to Bandra Worli Sea link, Worli Sea Face or Bandra Fort. If you are in a mood for shopping, then check out the BB Dadar market.
- Marine Drive – Those who have chosen the railways as the best option to travel they can end their day at Marine drive. If you follow the list, it might happen that when you are heading to Marine drive, it is almost sunset. The nearby attractions are Art Deco buildings and Chowpatty Beach. Marine Drive is the best place to chill even if you are going alone. Choose a place and see the sunset or if you are there with your family or friends, then going for a beautiful walk and enjoy the street foods. Remember you’ll find cheap domestic air tickets to Mumbai so book an extra day or two in this fascinating city so that you can enjoy amazing attractions including the calmness of Marine drive.