The city which is always moving and breathing, the city where dreams come true, Mumbai is located on the west coast of India (on the Konkan coast) and has a naturally deep harbour. This megacity has the highest number of wealthy people among all cities in the country. But Mumbai isn’t just where the wealthy and Bollywood breathes, there are splendid cultural sites as well. UNESCO has bestowed three sites in Mumbai with the title of World heritage sites- The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Elephanta Caves and the ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings. This city may seem like a pain to get through and yet it is there on everybody’s bucket list- whether people want to see a Bollywood star on the streets or to perhaps enjoy the heady atmosphere of the city.
Reaching the city isn’t an issue at all because the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport handles all domestic and international flights. You will be able to book flights from Dubai to Mumbai or from New York to Mumbai etc. from any reliable travel booking site. Most flights around the world have Mumbai as the main destination for sure.
How about we view some places which should be visited in Mumbai while your stay there?
- Marine Drive: Referred to as the Queen’s necklace (because a bird’s eye view at night with lights makes it look as such) this 4km long drive is touted as the most beautiful road in Mumbai. You should think about going for a ride in here with your significant other.
- Worli Seaface: Located on the sea link from Bandra, this picturesque hangout occupies a prominent place for Mumbaikars. You should really experience the monsoon out here as the view of angry waves lashing against the road is breathtaking.
- Film City in Goregaon: Being in Mumbai and not visiting the Film city is a major mishap. One of the highlights of tourist bucket lists, the Film City is equipped with a multitude of studios which have realistic looking lakes, mountains, cities, gardens and much more.
- Gateway of India: Probably the most distinguishing landmark of the city, the gateway of India was created to symbolize British grandeur with the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. The structure also stands tall and marks the area as one of the major ports of India.
- Siddhivinayak Temple: Flocked by devotees in thousands, every single day; this temple of Lord Shri Ganesh was constructed in 1801 but it’s still standing grandeur is a testament to architecture and beauty.
- Chowpatty Beach: When you will almost reach the end of the Marine drive, then you will be able to see this seafront. Famous for its dinners and bazaars, you will be able to see hundreds of salesmen walking over to sell various items along the shoreline.
Mumbai is the land where a variety of Indian cultures and languages mix because of the varied ethnicity of the people who come to seek out a livelihood there. While there’s plenty of things which will make your eye turn, the true beauty of this city lies hidden in its people.