Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Mumbaiby Jaidev Kumar writer Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and the fourth most populous city in the world. It is regarded as the financial and entertainment capital of India and is one of the busiest cities in India. Mumbai tourism offers its visitors a peek into the city’s present glamorous and active life as well as the rich glorious past of.
As a tourist you will never get bored in the city as there are several things to do in Mumbai. Mumbai offers a beautiful blend of the past as well as contemporary times. Below is a list of the top tourist attractions in the city of dreams:
1. Gateway of India – This is the most iconic and famous structure in Mumbai and definitely the first things to do in Mumbai for any first time visitor. This spectacular basalt structure overlooks the Arabian Sea and was built by the British in honour of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.
2. Haji Ali Mosque – Built on a tiny atoll, this mosque houses the remains of Haji Ali. The architecture is a blend of Indian and Islamic styles and the white mosque strike out beautifully against the blue ocean. It is visited by people from all religions who come here to seek the blessings of the revered saint.
3. Elephanta Caves – The Elephanta Caves consist of two groups of caves – the larger Hindu Caves which are five in number and the two smaller Buddhist Caves. These caves date back to the 5th century and are built by cutting into solid basalt rock. They are located on Elephanta Island and are accessible only by a ferry ride.
4. Chowpatty Beach – A visit to the famous chowpatty beach is a must in things to do in Mumbai. You will have a fun filled time here frolicking on the beach, enjoying the street food, watching the sunset and absorbing the local revelry of the city.
5. Film City – Definitely the top things to do in Mumbai for Bollywood buffs. This film studio complex houses many grounds, recording rooms, theatres, lakes and gardens that have featured in various hindi movies.
6. Siddhivinayak Temple – Another iconic and most visited place in Mumbai visited by scores of devotees from all over Maharashtra. Located in Prabhadevi, this temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is included as part of most Mumbai tourism itineraries.
7. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – The busy terminus built in a fusion of gothic and Mughal styles, is an architectural marvel and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
8. Marine Drive – This is a c-shaped road along the coast in South Mumbai. It is also called the Queen's Necklace because at night it lights up and resembles a shining string of pearls.
9. Sanjay Gandhi National Park – The park is a wildlife reserve nestled among the hills. Several endangered species of plants and animals can be found here.
10. Global Pagoda – This is a Buddhist meditation hall built in Burmese style. The central dome is the world’s largest dome that does not have any supporting pillars.
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