8 places to visit in Mumbai 2017: Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is officially the largest and most populous city in India. Check the top places to visit in the city this year!
Mumbai is widely known as “The city that never sleeps” and rightly so due to the 24/7 hustle and bustle of the city. “The city of dreams” and “the city of seven islands” are the other epithets used to describe Mumbai. One of its peculiarities is its diversity because all calibers of humans are found there. A trip to Mumbai is a trip to India’s financial, commercial and entertainment capital. Happen to find yourself in the City of Dreams, here are some of the interesting places to visit
8 Places to visit in Mumbai
1. Marine Drive:
This is a perfect spot where Mumbaikars (Mumbai residents) and tourists watch the sunset. The promenade is a long arc-shaped boulevard along the sea coastline for about 3km, it starts from the North of Nariman Point, ending at the famous Chowpatty beach. Fondly referred to as the Queen’s Necklace because of its shape and yellow streetlights arrangement is one of the best romantic spots for lovers. The atmosphere is breathtaking at night.
2. Gateway of India:
Nicknamed “Mumbai’s Taj Mahal” is a very popular monument in Mumbai. It was built in the 20th century as a commemoration of the royal visit of King George V. The tribute is located close to the Arabian Sea, on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area. To get the best Gateway experience, tourists take a short ferry ride round. Opposite the Gateway is an exotic Taj hotel taking care of tourists’ hospitality.
3. Hanging Gardens:
Also known as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, this garden is a peaceful getaway from the rowdiness of Mumbai, free of charge. The atmosphere is pleasant, especially in the mornings and evenings. Good spot for kids as there are a lot of hedges carved into animal shapes. The scenery is better experienced.
4. Film City:
Bollywood is second only to Hollywood and Film City is mostly instrumental to this. This is a place where it is so hard to differentiate dreams from reality. It was built in 1911 under the guidance of famous actor and film producer V. Shantaram. The area is vast, it has about 20 indoor studios and up to 1000 sets could be erected simultaneously. The world class facilities will have you in awe plus you get a chance to meet some of your favorite Bollywood stars.
5. Juhu Beach:
The beach is well renown in Mumbai. Statistics has it as a very tourist-friendly destination in India too. The beach borders the swish locality housing Bollywood celebs, so chances are you will bump into them. You can visit Juhu beach around October to February but avoid during monsoon seasons due to high tides. One of the advantages of the beach is the local cuisines offered at the beach stalls.
6. Esselworld and Water Kingdom:
One of the largest amusement parks in the country with estimated visitors of 1.9 million annually. A fun place to have a great time with your family. It contains a variety of rides, an ice skating rink and even a dance floor for hosting parties. Esselworld is a beehive of activities that is ideal for families
7. Siddhivinayak Temple:
This is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. One of the most popular temples in Mumbai. The interior roof is plated with gold and has carved wooden doors of excellent quality. A great tourist attraction over the years.
8. National Gallery of Modern Art:
Art enthusiasts love the museum for its eclectic collections. Indian and international artworks are on display in the great five-floor exhibition space.
These are some of the places to visit in Mumbai in 2017. If you are a big fan of tourism, Mumbai should definitely be up on your bucket list.
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