With the exotic places and the amazing beaches, there are a lot of things to do and places to see in Mumbai. This historic city is becoming more and more popular with visiting tourists and you’ll find so much to entice you to holiday in Mumbai. Here are five of the many things travelers must do when visiting this magnificent city in India.
The Gateway of India
This magnificent structure was built in 1911 to welcome the King and Queen of England. It is an iconic symbol of Mumbai and an absolute must do when visiting. The area can get very crowded with tourists and local vendors. But that is to be expected at such a site. It is said that sunset is the best time to visit as the views are beautiful and it makes for a great photo. You can also take the ferry out onto the water and enjoy the sight from the water.
Juhu and Marine Drive Beaches
When wondering what to do in Mumbai, beaches should be high on the agenda. Juhu beach is favoured by tourists. It is peaceful and relaxing, offering the perfect scenic setting to enjoy the sunshine at the seaside. There are also some great street food vendors nearby, meaning you can try some local food whilst chilling out on the beach. Marine Drive offers a sweeping promenade up to the old well know chow patty beach. Eating here is cheap but not as good as Juhu, however the laid-back feel is great for families with kids.
Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat
The place where clothes are washed. This 140-year-old open air structure is a spectacle to behold in this day and age. Each day hundreds of people beat and wash the clothes belonging to Mumbai residents in these 1026 open-air troughs. Thousands of clothes, linens and towels are washed and air dried here. You’ll see rows and rows of hanging garments of all colours and sizes. The largest outdoor laundry service in the world. If you want to get the best overall view make your way to the bridge near Mahalaxmi train station.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
If you are interested in Indian history then take a visit to the largest museum in Mumbai. This mixed architectural domed building holds a collection of items from across the continent. Highlights include miniature paintings, Buddhist sculptures and Indus terracotta figurines. Take an audio guide in your chosen language and wander around the exhibits. An excellent way to learn a bit more about India and avoid the city heat. Entrance costs 500 Indian Rupees for adult Foreign visitors.
This Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh and is one of the richest temples in Mumbai. It is deemed important as both politicians and Bollywood film stars visit to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. You will enjoy the beautiful décor, carvings and rich finishing’s making it a wonderful place to enjoy even if you are no religious. Many people, both foreigners and locals often enter to say a prayer and seek blessings. Take a wander around, viewing the idols and lovely decoration.
So, have you been convinced to visit amazing Mumbai?
As you can see there are plenty of different things to do in Mumbai. From relaxing on the beach to exploring museums what ever your kind of holiday, Mumbai has something for you. Have these amazing things to do convinced you to add Mumbai to your bucket list? This destination is certainly unique and you’ll enjoy the amazing amazing sights, people and food in Mumbai.