7 Great Things to Do in Mumbai

Posted by Brightsun India on February 13th, 2020

As the financial and entertainment capital of India, Mumbai is one of the most spectacular cities in the Indian subcontinent. The city is often referred to as “the Maximum City” for its relentless spirit, and one can experience the very heart and life of Mumbai with a well-planned itinerary for book cheap holidays to Mumbai. And though there are many interesting things to do and experience in the city, here are seven particularly great activities that visitors can enjoy to make the most of their Mumbai vacations:

Visit the Siddhivinayak Temple: Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the richest temples in India. The temple was built in the early 19th century, and features a central shrine for Mumbai’s ruling deity, Lord Ganesha. Its intricate wooden doors depict eight manifestations of Lord Ganesha, while the gold-plated inner roof of its holy sanctum offer a good proof of the temple’s massive patronage. A darshan (holy visit) of this temple on an auspicious day is said to bring wealth and prosperity.

Sample some local Vada Pav: Vada Pav is the most popular street food of Mumbai. One can easily savour a couple of these stuffed bun breads for as little as 10 rupees. This vegetarian fast food is sometimes referred to as the Bombay Burger for its stark resemblance to a western burger. There are vada pav kiosks in every corner of the city, and one can have it with some spicy Indian sauces to get a real taste of Indian street food.

Discover the Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region is one of the most visited national parks in the world. This spectacular park features over 1,000 plant species, over 250 species of birds, 40 species of mammals and 47 species of reptiles and amphibians. The main highlights here are leopards, porcupines, pythons and numerous species of Asian snakes. Visitors exploring this park can also visit the centuries-old Kanheri Caves and numerous Buddhist viharas.

Explore the hustle-bustle of local fish trade at the Sasson Docks: Visitors can get up early and take to the Sasoon Docks area to watch crazy scenes of fishermen returning with their fresh catch, and buyers bidding for the best prices. Sea food junkies will have a great time learning about different species of fish and other sea creatures. The venue is certainly the best place to buy some fresh shrimps, prawns and crabs.

Admire the Caves of Elephanta Island: The mystique caves of Elephanta Island are an hour’s boat ride from the Gateway of India. These magnificent caves offer a good glimpse into the ancient Hindu and Buddhist art works, while its rock cut sculptures will mesmerize any traveller exploring these caves. Currently, only 7 caves are open for visitors, and one can take to the island’s cannon point for beautiful vistas of the Arabian Sea.

Discover the Gateway of India: The bustling metropolis of Mumbai is best recognized through the Gateway of India. This iconic arched monument was built by the British on the shores of the Arabian Sea, symbolizing Mumbai’s significance as the gateway to the Indian Subcontinent. This splendid monument remains busy with tourists throughout the day; so one can rise up early to get postcard pictures of this legendary entry point of India.  

Catch a Sunset at Marine Drive: This bustling seafront is a 15 minute drive from the Gateway of India. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘necklace’ for its shape that resembles a necklace and is one of the breeziest parts of India. Chowpatty Beach at the northern end of Marine Drive is one of the world’s oldest seafronts, and a great place to savor some delectable local food. Marine Drive is best known though, for its breath-taking ocean sunsets.

Discover all the cultural, historical, religious and culinary offerings of the “Maximum City” with luxury holidays to Mumbai offered by Brightsun Travel.

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