Mumbai is the city that fulfils the dreams of people, that’s why Mumbai is famous as “City of Dreams”. From the jam-packed railways to famous Dabbawalas, from the millionaire to the slums, from the brilliant Bollywood to the quintessential vada pav, bhel puri, and sev puri, the uniqueness of the city goes beyond words. If you plan to travel to Mumbai, make sure you visit these top 8 famous Mumbai attractions that will leave you mesmerized.
To assist you, we have listed the top 8 incredible places in Mumbai that will keep you in love with this extravagant city.
8 Famous Mumbai Attractions
1. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Extended over a 104sq area, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of Asia’s most frequently-visited national parks. One can see the large cats in the park from a close distance in a safari cage. You can also have a fun day in the park in the artificial lake. Take the road or escalators of the forest and walk up to the Gandhi Tekdi, a monument of Mahatma Gandhi. Hence, this park can certainly be a family entertainer with all kinds of fun activities.
Another popular attraction here, particularly for children, is the toy train, Van Rani. Also, you can go to the Kanheri Caves, 2000 years old, to capture the Buddha’s relics. Hence, your visit will certainly be memorable with unspoiled natural trails and the Jain Temple in the forests.
2. Red Carpet Wax Museum
Did you ever imagine standing beside Barack Obama and posing with Michael Jackson or a Harry Potter picture? You read it correctly, yes. Come to dream town and make this dream come true at the Red Carpet Wax Museum. For it displays wax figures of people from various fields, among them science, politics, sport, and international movies are the major ones.
So take pictures with favourite icon, post it on social media and make your friends jealous.
3. Haji Ali Dargah
What about your family visiting one of Mumbai’s most popular religious shrines right in the middle of the Arabian Sea? Yes, the Haji Ali Dargah that is Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari’s tomb is the answer.
The great building consists of white marble that illustrates the Indo-Islamic architectural style. The main attraction of this place is a walk through the road that links the Dargah to Lala Rajput Rai Marg. Feel your favourite spirituality while enjoying the deep blue waters panoramic views!
4. Gateway of India
In 1924 George Willet built Gateway of India to honour King George V and King Mary’s visit to Mumbai. You can see the cool sea waves with your families, without the crowd, in the early morning or late evening. The Gateway of India lets you be in spell, next to an iconic Taj Mahal. Take a ferry ride to see the monument from the sea and you can visit other main attractions in the immediate vicinity.
5. Temple of Siddhivinayak
Siddhivinayak Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, one of the most frequently visited temples in Mumbai. Devotees from all over India with famous Bollywood figures and sports visit the temple to seek Siddhivinayak Ganapati’s blessings. Lord Ganesha’s auspicious Idol is built in a black single stone and has a trunk bent to the right that makes it unique.
For an enriched spiritual experience, you can plan a visit to the temple with your family.
6. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is one of Mumbai’s famous places which require attention as a place of fun and learning with a great architectural style.
The museum was originally named Prince of Wales as it was built to celebrate the visit to India of George V, then Prince of Wales. The beautiful museum has been awarded the 2010 UNESCO Asia – Pacific Heritage Award for around 50,000 artifacts and is a must-see if you’re interested in knowing about the heritage of our country.
7. Juhu Beach
This is Mumbai’s most famous and longest beach, popularly known as Juhu Chowpatty. People in Mumbai visit the beach to spend some time in peace and to relax their minds after their tedious day.
The famous street foods such as Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Bheel puri, Paav Bhaji, are sold by street vendors which are very delicious in taste. From the month of October to February is the ideal time to visit this beach.
8. ISKCON Temple
Also known as Sri Radha Rasabihari Ji Temple, the Iscon Temple is situated near Juhu Beach and has 4 acres of land. This beautifully sculptured temple attracts Hindu devotees during numerous festivals, like Ratha Yatra, Janmashtami, Radhasthami, Makarsankranti, and Gaura Purnima.
The Iscon temple, made from marble, has a 7-storey guesthouse, a restaurant, and an auditorium to help devotees take advantage of spiritual programmes easily. The Temple is also an educational centre with an impressive collection of spiritual books on its bookshelf.
Thus, we have seen in detail, the major attractions in the Mumbai City. You should not miss these spots on your visit to Mumbai.
This is a guest blog. Contributed by TuskTravel