Interesting places in Mumbai

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Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra state. The city was called Bombay till 1995, considered as the financial capital of India. Mumbai is the second largest and most populated city in India. It consists of two districts of Maharashtra Mumbai city and Mumbai Suburban. It is a deep natural and busiest port city in India that’s why it is called Gateway of India.

Mumbai has its own distinct style and fun from morning stroll to nightlife. Mumbai is a city where people’s careers are made. Hence it is also called the city of dreams. In this city, the biggest celebrities and corporates have their own shelter and the lifestyle here is so attractive that people come here and there.

The city of Mumbai, also known as the Bollywood city, is very famous for its sightseeing. The scenic spots here make your heart feel relaxed, which is very important for this runaway life. Yes, there are many such places in Mumbai where you can find time for yourself and enjoy living life, then let us know about these sightseeing in Mumbai city.

The Gateway of India

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We begin with one of the symbols of Mumbai, the Gate of India, often confused with the Gate of India of Delhi. This gigantic stone door that faces the sea is considered the hallmark of the city of Mumbai. It was built in his memory during British rule i.e. in 1924 when King George V and Queen Mary Bombay came. One of the memories of British rule is also the building which is counted in the major ports of India.

Marine Drive

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Marine Drive is one of the most beautiful and famous spots in Mumbai. It is a ‘C’-shaped six-lane 3.6-kilometer-long concrete road along the coast of a natural bay. Its beauty is made at night when the street lights burn at night in the streets of marine drive in rounding, it seems a string of pearls in a necklace. So it is also called Queen Necklace.

Juhu Chaupati Beach

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Juhu Beach is located at a distance of thirty kilometers from Mumbai. It is one of the major attractions of Mumbai. Being on the beach, the cool breeze of this place revives the mood. Most people like to come here in the summer season because there is a good place to hang out with the family. Juhu is one of the major shooting locations in Mumbai. Many Bollywood celebrities are living near Juhu.

Elephanta Island Mumbai

Elephanta cave Mumbai

It is a small island just 9km from Mumbai where the main attraction is seven small caves that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Five of them are visited and are full of sculptures and stone carvings. This small island is named after the Portuguese, who nicknamed it because of the stone elephants that adorned the port of entry to the island. The statue is currently at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai.

The main attraction is the entrance of a temple carved into the mountain where the Trimurti is located, a large sculpture that represents the three main gods of Hinduism: Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva, referring in Hindu mythology to the cycle of creation, conservation, and destruction of the universe.

To get there you have to take a small ferry that leaves from the Gateway of India. The price of the ferry to Elephant Island is about 200 rupees round trip and it takes about an hour to arrive. The first ferry leaves at 9:00 a.m. and the last at 2:00 p.m. To return, the first is at 12:00 and the last at 17:30.

Once on the island, you will find a toy train that, for 10 rupees, takes you to the caves although you can also walk up about 600 meters away. If you prefer you can also hire an excursion to Elephant Island that will also take you to know Gharapuri, a small town where you can walk through the typical fishermen’s houses.

Mumbai Haji Ali Dargah

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Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali’s Dargah is near Worli beach in Mumbai city. It is one of the famous religious places in the city. This Dargah is situated on a small island and is reached by a bridge. There is a group of rocks behind the dargah. When sea waves hit these rocks, they produce a coarse sound. All of this is a very interesting view.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai

Mumbai Chatrapati Sivaji Terminus
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The beautiful Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST train station), formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is another of the things to see in Mumbai, as it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was built in 1887, where formerly the Bori Bunder station was honored as the Golden Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria.

To visit it you just have to go to see it. You can also reach it by train. it is one of the busiest stations in Mumbai, both by local trains and long distances.

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat

Mumbai Dhobi Ghat
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Another of the things to see in Bombay is the largest Dhobi Ghat located in the Mahalakshmi region. It was built in the year 1890, by the Parsis and the British. It is considered to be the largest open-air laundry in the world where all the washermen wash together dirty clothes by hand. Clothes are also used at this lowest price.

Mahalaxmi is the closest train stop and from which you can approach the Dhobi Ghat. You can observe the joy of colors of fabrics and the different illuminations from above, from a viewpoint of the overpass of the Mahalaxmi station. You can also go inside the laundry through several entrance doors.

This is not a complete list, and you can find many interesting locations and things to do in Mumbai.

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