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Places to Visit in the “City of Dreams”: Mumbai

Mumbai gives a magical vibe which cannot be felt until and unless you Visit this place. It houses India’s most prolific film industry and is known to have some of the Asia’s biggest slums.

It beautifully depicts the diversity and culture of India. Mumbai is considered as one of the most visited cities in Maharashtra as well as one of the busiest cities in the world.

If you are planning a trip to this nightlife city, do not miss out these places. Given below is the list of top 5 destinations in Mumbai.

Elephanta Caves:

This place is one of the major tourist places in Mumbai and is located within the 10-km radius from the Gateway of India. It beautifully portrays the Indian art which is associated with the cult of Lord Shiva.

The Elephanta caves are considered to be one of the oldest rock structures. Gharapuri was the original name of the island on which the caves are built.

This island is a picturesque island and is surrounded by green plants. The major attraction of this island is the three-headed Shiva sculpture.

Elephanta CavesJuhu Beach:

Situated in Ville Parle, Juhu Beach comes under one of the most visited places in Mumbai. It is the evening time when Juhu Beach comes to life. Different types of people come here to enjoy the beautiful sunset as well as play in the water.

Here you can find many celebrities jogging along the beach as this place borders the posh locality. One can also enjoy the local delicacies and the street food that this place offers. Pani-puri, bhelpuri and pav bhaji are some of the famous street foods that are available at the beach stalls.

Juhu BeachGateway of India:

Built-in 20th century, the major landmark of Mumbai city is the gateway to India. It was built to pay honour to the visit made by King George V and Queen Mary in Mumbai.

When you visit Mumbai for the first time by boat, the gateway is the first thing which is visible to the visitors. It depicts the Indo-Saracenic style and also has the traces of Muslim architectural style. It is close to the Elephanta caves as well as the Taj Mahal hotel.

Gateway of India

Victoria Terminus:

This place is also known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Being situated in the heart of Mumbai city, it is considered as one of the important landmarks of Mumbai.

It is often this station is one of the busiest railway stations and was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2004. The Victoria terminus was built in the year 1888 and it depicts the Gothic style of architecture in India.

Victoria Terminus mumbaiMarine drive:

Marine drive is one of the famous tourist spots and is a 3km long stretch. It successfully links Nariman Point to babulnath and locals of this city call it as Sonarpur.It is situated at the foot of Malabar Hill.

Here you can get a beautiful view of the setting sun at dusk. Large crowds of people visit this place daily. The street lights are decorated in such a way that it forms a string of pearls. Since it creates an illusion of a necklace, this place is also called as the “Queen’s Necklace”.

Besides these top 5 destinations in Mumbai, there are many more places to explore in Mumbai. You can visit the first amusement park in India, the Essel world. The film city which is located near the Sanjay Gandhi National park is a famous spot to visit.

Marine drive

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