Juhu Beach is the most famous beach in Mumbai city. It is situated on the shores of Arabian Sea in Juhu suburb. At the north end of Juhu Beach is Gandhi Gram. Mahatma Gandhi lived here whilst practicing at the Bombay High Court in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the largest park in the world confined within the city. It is Asia’s most visited National Park. It encompasses of 1/6 th land mass of the city. Residents include an estimated 800 types of flowering plants, 284 kinds of birds, 5,000 species of insects, 36 types of mammals, 50 kinds of reptiles and 150 species of butterfly. Kanheri Caves, the 1 st century built buddhist caves are situated within the park.
The Queen's Necklace is a stroll down the Marine Drive. The best way to unwind in Mumbai is this winding stretch of road with tall buildings on one side and sea on the other. It extends from Nariman Point to Malabar Hills. A popular sea front, Marine Drive is also the main thoroughfare link for the Malabar Hills to the southernmost points of Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point, and Fort.
The church stands on a hillock about 80 metres above sea level overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Every September, the feast of Mount Mary is celebrated on the Sunday following 8 th September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. This week- long celebration is known as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.
The Symphony Orchestra of India is the first fully professional symphony orchestra created in the country, offering a series of concerts initially for two seasons in September and February each year. It is located at the NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts), the premiere performing arts institution in India.
NSE (NESCO) Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is the largest and permanent exhibition centre, in the private sector, in India and was set up in 1991. BEC has hosted several prestigious International trade fairs/exhibitions ever since. The centre is ideally situated along the Western Express Highway in Goregaon, within 10 minutes from airports, walking distance to train stations and a 20 minute drive from the heart of the city.
Aarey Milk Colony (established in 1949) has gardens, a nursery, lakes, an observation pavilion, picnic facilities, and milk plants spread over 104 sq kms. On an average 16,000 cattle are reared on 1287 hectares of land, and 32 cattle farms. Some of the must see places in Aarey Milk Colony are the Aarey Garden Restaurant, Chota Kashmir, Boating Lake and the Picnic Spot.
The Hanging Gardens were built during the early 1880s over Mumbai's main reservoir at the top of the Malabar Hills. Located just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park, this terraced garden provides lovely sunset views over the Arabian Sea.
Only the facade remains of the edifice that was formerly the auditorium known as the Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall or Sir C. J. Hall, as it was popularly known. It has now transformed into the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.
The Asiatic Society, Town Hall was founded by Sir James Mackintosh, the Recorder or the King’s Judge for Bombay. Known then as the Literary Society of Bombay, it met for the first time on November 26, 1804.
Taraporewala Aquarium is the sole aquarium in the city. Built in 1951, it hosts marine and freshwater fishes. The aquarium is located on the famous Marine Drive.
The Bandstand Promenade is a kilometer long walkway along the sea side of Bandra. It is a popular hangout spot and has a jogging track and a park.
Also known as the Bandra Fort, it is situated at the Land’s End.
Linking Road is a fashion boulevard which extends from Santa Cruz to Bandra. You can pick from international brands to clever fakes and cheap Chinese goods here. There is a mix of departmental stores, brand outlets, street-side carts and regular shops that sell mainly clothes and accessories.
Chor Bazaar (The thieves market ) is famous for its second-hand goods. It is a basically an "organized" flea market, where one has to rummage through junk and hopefully find treasures. The reason it is known as "thief's market" is because it assumed that goods sold here are stolen.
Natesan’s Antiquarts stores antiques and arts that date back to thousands of years. The country’s oldest licenced dealers are located inside Jehangir Art Gallery
Mani Bhavan presently functioning as a Gandhi memorial, was the Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. This two storied building houses a reference library, memorabilia and a film and recording archive.
The David Sassoon Library, the first building to come up at the southern end of the Esplanade, has since its completion in 1870, been a landmark. Today the building finds itself in the list of 145 old building which have been declared as protected monuments by the government.
The Prince of Wales Museum was built in the year 1914. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, the museum houses art, sculpture, rare coins, old firearms and a priceless collection of miniature paintings. The Prince of Wales museum is regarded as one of the best museums in the country.
Victoria and Albert Musuem ( Bhau Daji Lad Museum) is the oldest museum in Mumbai. The Byculla Zoo makes the picturesque setting of this historical museum. Built in 1872, the museum has a great collection of archaeological relics, maps and photographs that peep into the history of Bombay. It was later renamed after its benefactor, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, who dedicated his life to this museum.
Elephanta Island (also called Gharapuri Island or place of caves) is one of a number of islands in Mumbai Harbour. This island is a popular tourist destination for a day trip because of the island's cave temples, the Elephanta Caves, that have been carved out of rock.
The Gateway of India holds greater historical significance as the last of the British troops that left India by sea, marched through its portals. You can also go for a short cruise through Mumbai's harbour in one of the little motor launches that are stationed here.