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Ravinder Malik Nov 07 2014

top 10 reasons to visit Mumbai

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Planning a trip to Mumbai? Check out these top 10 reasons to visit Mumbai and plan your trip right away!

Gateway of India (by Arian Zwegers)

1.The Gateway of India

Mumbai’s famous seaside landmark, The Gateway of India, with its elegant arches and minarets all lit up at night, is the iconic landmark of Mumbai.


Gateway of India (by Andy Hay)


Gateway of India (by Mayur.thakare)

The Taj Hotel building, built in 1903 by Jamshedji Tata, adds to the grandeur of the place.

2. Fountain and Kala Ghoda
South Mumbai has a phenomenal collection of Victorian Neo-Gothic buildings. For instance, you can explore the Sahakari Bhandar, Regal Cinema, the Police Headquarters building and the National Gallery of Modern Art.


Police Headquarters (by string_bass_dave)


National Gallery of Modern Art (by Balajijagadesh)

3. Colaba

Named after the word Koli, Colaba is an upmarket residential area. It is known for the Colaba Causeway and popular bars like Leopold’s and Mondegar.


Colaba Causeway (by Ekabhishek)

4. Marine Drive and Chowpatty

The twinkling lights of the sweeping seaside arc of Marine Drive (now Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Marg) have been given the elegant sobriquet of ‘the Queen’s necklace’. It is one of the top 10 reasons to visit Mumbai.


Marine Drive (by Arunthumbayil)

Chowpatty is a favourite hangout spot for families and couples, with numerous restaurant shacks and vendors lighting up the scene.

5. Banganga

Visit the Banganga Tank located near Malabar Hill. Legend says this serene pool, with shrines surrounding it, was created by Lord Rama shooting an arrow (ban) into the ground here.


Banganga Tank (by Oknitop)

6. Victoria Terminus

This railway station, now renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, can easily be mistaken for a palace. Honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage monument, it is one of the most beautiful railway stations across the world.


Victoria Terminus (by Arian Zwegers)

7. Dharavi

The famous Dharavi slum is home to around 10 lakh people and houses many small factories and workshops. This place rose in popularity after being featured in many famous movies like The Slumdog Millionair, Dhobi Ghat, etc. Guided tours are available.


Dharavi (by Flickr upload bot)

8. Essel World and Water Kingdom

Gorai Island boasts of the Essel World, which claims to be India’s largest amusement park and water kingdom. This place has awesome water rides and slides, cars, mazes, bowling, an ice skating rink and oodles of fun!


Essel World (from official Facebook page of Essel World)

9. Shopping in Mumbai

There are many shopping options in Mumbai like Linking Road, Fashion Street, Zaveri Bazaar, Chor Bazaar and Colaba Causeway. Inorbit Mall is the most popular one on Link Road in Malad West.


Antique watches (by FlickreviewR)

10. Delicious Bites

Mumbai offers everything from fine-dining to street food fares, To explore the food scene of Mumbai, you must check out Mahesh Lunch Home and Kamat Restaurant. Then there’s always the deified Chowpatty vada pav, Leopold Cafe and Colaba’s Bade Miyan for some nocturnal non-veg rolls.


Cafe Mondegar (by File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske))

In short, there are a number of restaurants in Mumbai which offer delicious dishes, both local as well as international ones. Hope the list of top 10 reasons to visit Mumbai help you in planning your vacation!
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