Mumbai is the most populous and Business capital of India. It is the capital of Maharashtra which was previously known as Bombay. It is one of major metropolitan cities in India which is known for its import-export business, i.e. a centre of finance and communications. This capital city of India has the major International airport as well as the largest business port which handles the foreign trade. The third largest Stock Exchange market is of India which is situated in Mumbai and everyday billions of stocks are carried on daily basis. If you think that this is all about Mumbai, then my answer would be NO. Because without honourable mention about Bollywood, the largest film industry of India, the introduction about Mumbai is incomplete. We are here today with tourist places of attractions in Mumbai despite knowing that this place donâ€™t really have much historical attractions but have numerous unique as well as interesting sights of seeing.
Gateway of India
Gateway of India is one of the major historical monuments of India situated in South Mumbai on the Colaba waterfront, opposite to Tower Hotel and Taj Palace. It was built during the British Raj rule in India. It has Indo-Saracenic architectural style and is 85 feet high with a basalt arch. It is the major place to start in first for exploring Mumbai. It is one of the major destinations for visitors, photographers, locals and vendors.
Kanheri Caves and Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Kanheri caves are located in the forests of Sanjay Gandhi National Park which are particularly located to the north of Borivali. This place exhibit the influences of culture and art of Buddhists on India. This national park and the caves are worth a visit which has hand carved inscriptions. Other than these, Mumbai also have caves which are significantly dedicated to Lord Shiva which can be found in Elephanta Island.
Haji Ali Dargah
It is one of the most famous mosques and dargah in India which is located in the south Mumbai. It has got an extremely beautiful and intense Indo-Islamic architecture. It was established in the year 1431 in commemoration of Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, Muslim merchant.
It is the richest temple not only of Mumbai but of India which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It was built in the year 1801 by Laxman Vithu as well as Deubai Patil in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. It significantly evolved from a small place to worship to Grand temple. It is also known as Navasala Pavanara Ganapati or Navasacha Ganapati. It is quite elegant in its architecture and looks.
Castella de Aguada
Castella de Aguaga is a Bandra fort which is significantly known as the Fort of the Waterpoint by Portuguese as it established its base in 1534 but completely built in 1640. It was actually made as a watchtower which can able to overlook onto Mahim Island as well as Mahim Bay and Arabian Sea. This fort is now in ruins but still is one of the most important tourist places of attraction.
Marine Drive is situated in south Mumbai which was officially known to be Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road and famously known as Queenâ€™s Necklace, as the street lights give it a view of pearls in the night time. The locals of the city call this palce as Sonapur and it is a 3km long concrete road.
Chowpatty beach in Mumbai is one of the best and most famous picnic spot for people and is situated to the north of Marine Drive. It is famous for mouth-watering street snacks. The worth sigh seeing of this beach is the glorious sunsets and itâ€™s a retreat for the people.
Juhu Beach is not the most famous one but even the most visited beaches in India. It is most common place for Bollywood celebrities to walk and jog in the sands of Juhu beach as it is significantly one of the most posh localities in Mumbai. The most popular Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations take place here where numerous devotees immerse idols of Lord Ganesha.
Forts in Mumbai
Worli Fort : This fort was built by Britishers in the year 1675 in Worli. This place was used for overlooking for the enemy ships and pirates. Visitors can even walk down to visit Golfadevi Temple.
Madh Fort : This fort is significantly called as Versova Fort which is situated in north Mumbai built in around 1739 by Portuguese. It was built as a watchtower during Portuguese war against the Marathis to win over their empire.
Tulsi Lake : Tulsi Lake is located in north Mumbai and is the second largest lake of Mumbai which is significantly the fresh water lake supplying portable water to the city. The area around this lake is known for its calm as well as clean environment and beauty.
Vihar Lake : Vihar Lake is the major source of fresh water supply to the city of Mumbai and is situated in the pre-instincts of Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Powai Lake : Powai Lake is an artificial lake situated in Powai valley of Mumbai where visitors go in for bird watching as well as crocodile spotting. This area is even surrounded by 2km walking way too.
These are the best tourist places of attractions in Mumbai which you can visit. Other than these include India Tower, David Sassoon Library, Afghan Church, Cathedral of the Holy Name, Shivaji Park, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Global Vipassana Pagoda Walkeshwar Temple, Jehangir Art Gallery, Rajabai Clock Tower, EsselWorld, Prince of Wales Museum.