Mumbai, the city of dreams or we can say the city of Bollywood or the city that never sleeps; is a home to a number of attractive destinations in Mumbai that you should witness while taking a trip to this place.
Explore these destinations in Mumbai
Here, I would like to recommend you some of the jaw-dropping destinations in Mumbai that should be added to your travelling bucket list.
The Elephanta Caves are nothing but a network of sculpted caves located at Elephanta Island, which is just 10 km to the east in Mumbai. Being a popular destination in the Indian state of Maharashtra, the Elephanta caves are located on an arm of the Arabian Sea that stands out to be a perfect destination for the tourists. The Caves have two groups, the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, and the second one is a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves are quite popular as they contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu society, which is highly dedicated to the god Shiva.
Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is one of the best tourist destinations in Mumbai. The monument was built during the British Raj and is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in the beautiful city of Mumbai. The structure of the Gateway of India is 26 meters high and lies at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in Mumbai Harbour. In the early days, it was used by the fishing community, but later on, it was renovated and used as a landing place for British governors and other well-known individuals. The Gateway has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, where the millions of travellers come to capture the beautiful moments of their life.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a historic railway station in Mumbai that even serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. It is even described as the UNESCO World Heritage Site that makes it quite popular among the tourists. The station was built in the year 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of the city and even called the busiest railway station in India; right now it is serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and traveller trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. In March 1996, the name of the station was changed to its present one and now it is simply known as CST.
Prince of Wales Museum
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of the most prominent museums and famous destinations in Mumbai that was founded in the early years of the 20th century by the well-known people of the city. The Museum is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India that offers a perfect collection of historic architectures. In the 1990s, the museum was renamed after the Shivaji who was the founder of Maratha Empire.
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Flora Fountain, at the Hutatma Chowk (Martyr’s Square), is an ornamentally and exquisitely sculpted architectural heritage monument built in the year 1864 at an entire cost of Rs. 47,000, or 9000 pounds sterling, a huge figure in those days. It is located at the southern end of the historic Dadabhai Naoroji Road, called the Mile Long Road. Flora Fountain has a fusion of water, architecture, and sculpture, and depicts the Roman goddess, Flora. Witness the breathtaking view of the monument and capture the beautiful moments here with your friends and family.
Shivaji Park is the largest park in Mumbai known for its historical and cultural value because of the political gatherings of the people in pre and post independence Mumbai. The park is located in the Dadar area of Mumbai. If you are a historic lover then make sure that you visit this place while roaming the city.
Banganga Tank is an ancient water tank in Malabar Hill area of Mumbai in India. Now, it is the part of the Walkeshwar Temple Complex. At the present, the tank is a rectangular pool structure which is surrounded by steps on all the four sides. At the entrance of the Tank, there are two pillars in which oil lamps called diyas were lit in ancient times.
The infamous Mani Bhavan is located at the Laburnum Road in the Gamdevi precinct of downtown Mumbai. Between the years 1917 and 1934, the place even acted as the focal point of Gandhi’s political activities in the city.
Asiatic Society of Mumbai
The Asiatic Society of Bombay was formed with the intention of promoting useful knowledge in the country. The place can trace its origin to the Literary Society of Bombay which first met in Mumbai on November 26, 1804. In 1823 in London, after the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland was established, the Literary Society of Bombay became affiliated with it and was known as the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (BBRAS) since 1830. However, it was separated from the Royal Asiatic Society and renamed the Asiatic Society of Bombay in 1954.