From ferry rides to wildlife, from checking out local delicacies to exploring historical forts and religious places, Mumbai has everything. Be it a family vacation or a quick weekend escapade, Mumbai offers aplenty things to do for a perfect holiday experience. Whether we choose to hang out with our better half at the Marine Drive or have a thrilling time at Essel World with our kids, we will end up having fun.
Here is a list of things to do in Mumbai, so that we don’t miss out anything on our trip.
Haji Ali Dargah, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg
It has the backdrop of the azure Arabian Sea. Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most prominent religious landmarks in Mumbai designed impeccably in Indo-Islamic style of architecture. This Dargah has a beautiful marble courtyard where the main shrine is placed. It was built by Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari in 1431. It is a spiritual hub where millions of people visit every day to make wishes, seek blessings and listen to melodious Qawalis.
Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri
It is located off the coast of Arabian Sea, in an island; Elephanta Caves is an architectural wonder. It is accredited as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO; this place has amazing rock-cut caves, depicting cult of Lord Shiva. It can only be accessed in ferries from Gateway of India. It has various popular sculptures, admiring all these artwork, strolling in the island and trekking up to Cannon Hill are some best adventure activities.
One of the most fun things to do in Mumbai is to visit Vasai Fort or Bassein Fort. It was once used to build ships; this fort was owned by the Portuguese Army, but later overtaken by the Marathas. The place is surrounded by seas on all three sides. The fort is almost in its ruins, except three chapel and rock pillars. We can hike up to the terrace of the fort and admire the surrounding beauty.
It is an azure sea with ferries sailing in; photogenic sunset and refreshing breeze hypnotize the mind completely. We can sit and enjoy some special time with our beloved, stroll hand in hand and enjoy street food or capture the most beautiful sunset vista.
Bandstand in Bandra is a long rocky walk away by the sea. It is known as one of the most famous hangout spots and jogger’s park. The place has gained its popularity as a romantic hotspot nowadays.
There are a lot many places to visit in Mumbai. This is just the beginning of the list of places to see and admire.