Mumbai is the most popular city of India and the capital of Maharashtra. It is the second most metropolitan area in India. The city also houses the maximum numbers of billionaires and millionaires of the country. Today it is the financial, commercial, and entertainment capital of India.
In 2008, Mumbai was named the “alpha city of the world”. The city has lived under the control of Portuguese empire before it was passed on to the East India Company.
Mumbai has a natural harbor and a tropical climate. It faces peak rainfall in the month of July. Air pollution is a major issue that the city is currently facing. The sightseeing in Mumbai is an unforgettable experience.
Places to visit in Mumbai
A large number of tourists visit this city every year. Mumbai travel guide will introduce you to the vibrant and enthusiastic culture of the city which never sleeps. Some of the sites which can be a part of your Mumbai tour are:
Marine drive is a 3km long and a bow-shaped road on the coast of Mumbai. It starts from Nariman point and ends at Choupatty beach. This is the one of the best spots to enjoy sunset in Mumbai.
Gateway of India
This distinguished monument of the state of Maharashtra was built in 1924. This place can be spotted in many Bollywood movies and is a famous tourist hub.
This is the most popular beach in Mumbai. It once used to be the most beautiful beach of the city. Now, it has polluted water because of factories and industries.
Siddhivinayak temple is located in Prabhadevi and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. A number of visitors arrive here on a daily basis. It is famous not only among the general public but also among celebrities. Bollywood celebrities are often spotted here before their film launch. It is also one among the richest temples of the city. It has wooden doors carved with the image of Lord Ganesha and inner roof of gold.
This UNESCO World Heritage site has sculptures carved out of stone. It has architecture dating back to the medieval ages. This island is located 11km away from the Mumbai city.
Prince of Wales museum
This is one among the heritage sites of Mumbai. It has splendid architecture and has ancient artifacts safely preserved and put on display. The exquisite articles display the rich culture of India since ancient times.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
It is a wildlife sanctuary situated amidst the busy Mumbai city. It has abundant flora and fauna which can be enjoyed in a train ride. The wildlife that can be spotted here includes macaques, flying fox, sunbird, lions, boars, kingfisher, leopards and many others. It also has a huge collection of butterflies.
Other places to visit (Mumbai tour):
Some other famous tourist spots in Mumbai are Colaba Causeway (which is popular for its shopping centres and cafes), Haji Ali Dargah, GirgaumChowpatty, Victoria terminus, Essel Park, National gallery of Modern Art, Film City, Global pagoda, and many more.