10 Must-Visit Places In The City That Never Sleeps
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Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, has a plethora of great places for travellers to explore and enjoy themselves. With its rich history and beautiful architecture and monuments preserved from the colonial era, this vibrant, bustling city is a treat to the senses. If you are heading there for a holiday, we recommend you check out these awesome places to visit to soak in the sights, sounds and energy.
Places to Visit in Mumbai
1. Gateway of India
No trip to Mumbai is complete without a picture at the Gateway of India. This beautiful arched structure overlooking the sea was built in 1924 in commemoration of King George V and Queen Mary’s visit to Mumbai. Admire the stately monument, have a cup of chai from the street vendors and click a few pictures.
2. Marine Drive
Nicknamed the ‘Queen’s Necklace’, the stretch is lit up by beautiful yellow-tinted street lamps that resemble a sparkling necklace when seen as a whole. A favourite for walkers, runners and cyclists.
3. Bandra-Worli SeaLink
The pride of Mumbai, this Rs. 16-billion, 8-lane bridge reduces the travel time from Bandra to Worli from one to one and a half hour to a mere 10 minutes. Its imposing design is awe-inspiring. Take a drive on it in the early morning or late night hours (when it is lit up beautifully) to fully experience its magnificence.
4. Haji Ali
Built in memory of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, this structure is built in the Indo-Islamic architectural style and is a treat to marvel at, even from afar. Nearby, visit the iconic Haji Ali Juice Center, known for their delicious fruit and cream combinations.
5. Juhu Beach
Juhu Beach is a great place to spend a quiet morning or an eventful evening. Go for a run with Mumbai’s residents and breath in the fresh sea air. Or visit in the evenings when you can feast on a range of Mumbai’s famous chaat and snacks - try the pani puri, sev puri, pav bhaji and bhel.
6. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
This gorgeous Victorian gothic building was built in 1887 and is the headquarters of the Central Railways and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside you can see the workings of Mumbai’s lifeline. There’s also a heritage museum open on weekdays which is a treat to visit.
7. Colaba Causeway
In need of a new wardrobe - Colaba Causeway is a street shopping paradise where you can find quality clothes, accessories and jewellery for a steal. Be confident and don’t forget to bargain - preferably take a local friend along. The street is lined with Mumbai’s restaurants such as Cafe Mondegar and Leopold Cafe where you can stop for an afternoon snack and beer.
Location in the trendy western suburb of Bandra, Bandstand Promenade is 1.2 kilometers long - a breezy, sea-facing walkway where you can enjoy a nice relaxed walk. And take a picture outside the homes of India’s top superstars, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, who live on either ends of this promenade.
9. Nehru Science Center
Named after India’s former Prime Minister, this centre is great for those with an interest in science. Over 8 acres of land is covered by over 500 interactive exhibits that are varied in their focus, from transport and mechanics to sound and energy.
10. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
This protected area is 104 square kilometres in area and is a lush green environment, a stark and welcome contrast of foliage in the largely concrete covered city. The park is great for long walks and picnics. Visit the stunning 2400-year-old carved out Kanheri caves in the park.
When visiting Mumbai, make sure you have a comfortable and safe place to go to every day after exploring and sightseeing. Treebo Hotels in Mumbai are located all over the city and offer affordable, comfortable rooms with utmost attention paid to guests’ well-being, security and preferences.
Mumbai is an excellent place to visit, offering tourists an experience unlike anywhere else in the world. Be sure to check out these amazing places on your trip to the city.