Mumbai Itinerary 1 Day

This is a glimpse of what to see in 1 day in Mumbai from Mumbai itinerary 1 day created by our travel experts. These are the attractions one must visit while planning a 1 day trip to Mumbai.

A Day in Mumbai - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Widely known as the city of dreams all over India, Mumbai is a must visit when you are touring the country. Being the economical capital of the country, it is a bustling city that never comes to a standstill. It is a favorite weekend getaway amongst many that live in the nearby cities. Packed with many attractions, there is a lot to see in Mumbai. After a tiring day of wandering, Mumbai offers its beaches where you can relax, absorbing the calmness of the sea. If you are visiting the city, then here is an ideal Mumbai itinerary for 1 day which will let you make the most of your limited time.

Is one day enough for Mumbai?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Mumbai? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Mumbai is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Mumbai could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Mumbai, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Mumbai, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Mumbai vacation?

It can be worth having a petite backpack for Mumbai day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Mumbai:

  • Light jacket
  • Maps and Brochures
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Camera with batteries

How much money do you need for 1 day in Mumbai?

The average daily price for traveling in Mumbai is USD 56. The average price of food for one day is USD 7.35. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 88.

How to spend 1 day in Mumbai?

Witness heritage in the morning

Start off your 24 hours in Mumbai by having a vada pav, accompanied by a steaming cup of tea, for breakfast. Then head towards The Gateway of India. This is a seafront arch monument built in basalt and tops the list of attractions in the city. Right opposite to The Gateway of india, you will be able to admire The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel which is considered to be a landmark in Mumbai. After spending considerable time by the Gateway of India, take a ferry from there which leads you to the Elephanta Caves. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features a number of caves with carvings. Take a ferry back to the Gateway of India and then make your way to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Built in 1888, this is a historic railway station and another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai. The structure of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus will leave you awestruck.

Enjoy your afternoon by the sea

Make your way towards the famous Marine Drive of Mumbai. This high-end area in the city has many good restaurants where you can have delicious lunch. After lunch, leisurely stroll along the promenade which runs parallel to the Marine Drive. Then hire a cab and head towards the Haji Ali Dargah. This is a mosque situated on an islet away from the coast. A paved walkway leads you to the dargah. Then make your way to the Siddhivinayak Temple which is a Hindu temple built way back in 1801. With the inner roof of sanctum plated in gold, this temple is called the richest temple in Mumbai.

Devour the mouth-watering spicy dishes in the evening

As the sun starts setting, head towards the Juhu Chowpatty beach. This is one of the most favorite beach amongst locals and tourists alike, and hence is always crowded. While you enjoy watching the sunset, you must taste Bhel-Puri - a spicy mixture of different ingredients. Follow it by gulping down Nariyal paani that is coconut water. Later, at night if time permits you may go shopping at Crawford Market where you will get a variety of products at very cheap prices. There are many hotels in the vicinity where you can have good dinner.

With this itinerary at hand, you will be able to make the most of your 1 day in Mumbai.

Mumbai travel tips to save time and money

Easy and handy Mumbai guidelines for your one day trip in Mumbai:

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Mumbai sightseeing tour
  • Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
  • Don't leave your planning until the last minute

Where to stay for 1 day in Mumbai?

Since you have only 24 hours in Mumbai, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Mumbai for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.

Best places to eat in Mumbai if you've only 1 day:

Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.

Local transportation in Mumbai

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Mumbai and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.

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