One of the major attraction in Mumbai is the Film City built by Dada Saheb Phalke & V. Shantaraman in 20th Century in Goregaon & Borivali National Park.The heart of Mumbai has some of the best and beautiful colonial architecture and if you venture out to the lesser known lanes, you will also come across several distinct bazaars, temples, fancy restaurants and a nightlife that is one of its kinds. Amidst its cosmopolitan crowd, there still exists a world that is connected with rich history that can undoubtedly, win every heart.The best time to visit Mumbai is between the months of October to March. Mumbai is a city where every night seems like a festival night. So, with heartiest happiness we welcome you to the city of wonders, Mumbai.
Built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai during the 20th century inaugurated on December 4, 1924. The Gateway of India is located on the waterfront at Apollo Bunder area at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. it is the most famous monument of Mumbai and is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. Gateway of India is a great historical monument built during the British rule in the country. Trip to Mumbai cannot be deemed complete without a visit to the Gateway of India.
built between the 5th and 8th century C.E., the five Hindu and two Buddhist caves collectively known as the Elephanta Caves have survived through centuries of habitation, invasion and neglect to still stand and draw in thousands of tourists in present-day Mumbai. Indian art has found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly the huge high reliefs in the main cave. Natively known as Gharapurichi Leni, the Elephanta Caves that exist today are ruins of what were once elaborately painted artworks. Elephanta Caves is a fascinating blend of art and heritage. No one knows for sure who built these caves or when, but it remains beyond doubt that these centuries-old caves are among the finest rock-cut architecture existing in India.
Constructed between 1878 and 1888 A.D. to house the principal terminus and headquarters of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, today’s Central Railway, The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station, in Mumbai, is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, The main structure is made of sandstone and limestone, and the interiors of the station are lined with premium quality Italian marble. Some of the architectural detail is incredible, with dog-faced gargoyles adorning the magnificent central tower and peacock-filled windows above the central courtyard. The night lights up the station and it looks even prettier. Today the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station, which is a terminus, maintains 18 platforms, 7 are for locals trains and 11 are for long distance, connecting Mumbai city to rest of the country.
Marine Drive officially called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road"is a 3km long, six lane concrete road in southern Mumbai which stretches north along the coastline, forming a natural bay., also called the Queen’s Necklace, is one of the most easily recognizable landmarks in Mumbai. This C-shaped road links Nariman Point to Babulnath, and is situated at the foot of Malabar Hill. Known world over as Marine Drive, A favorite hangout spot of the Mumbaikars, it is a prime tourist attraction as well. a lot of luxury hotels like The Oberoi, The Trident, Hotel Marine Plaza, and The Intercontinental also dot the esplanade, with palm trees adorning the footpath. One of the prominent financial hubs of the city, the Nariman Point is located close to it. The popular Chowpatty beach is situated to its northern end.
Northeast of the Gateway of India in Mumbai Harbour, the rock-cut temples on Gharapuri, better known as Elephanta Island. Elephanta Island happens to be one of the most popular tourist spots in India. This destination was named ‘Elephanta Island’ in the sixteenth century, by the Portuguese navigators. This name was suggested after a big stone elephant was discovered at the spot. Shiva-dedicated temple is an intriguing latticework of courtyards, halls, pillars and shrines; its magnum opus is a 6m-tall statue of Sadhashiva, depicting a three-faced Shiva as the destroyer, creator and preserver of the universe, his eyes closed in eternal contemplation.
these caves present an insight into its evolution and also have the distinction of having the largest number of cave excavations from a single hill. there are a group of 118 monolithic Buddhist caves that date back to the 1st century BC. A must-visit for history buffs and art lovers. The caves are only accessible via stone-cut stairs, Buddhist Caves are popularly called as Kanheri Caves which means ‘Black Mountain’. The Kanheri caves were built 1,400 years ago. . There is also a huge hall which houses the 'Dagoba' , a Buddhist Image. The Hall was used as a place for mass religious meetings or for group worship. Here, one can find with Buddhist sculptures, paintings, relief carvings and inscriptions. The Kanheri caves are spread over a wide area. Each cave served as the room of a single monk which had a stone podium that was probably used as a bed.
Colaba is a diverse and dynamic area of the city, filled with bustling markets, colorful art galleries, and historic monuments. With no shortage of things to see and do. Colaba is now experiencing a grand renaissance, Indian-style. Vibrant and colourful, Colaba is compact, walkable and packed with stuff to see and do. Every week new cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars open. One of Mumbai's top attractions and the city's most famous monument, the iconic Gateway of India is a popular place to start exploring Colaba. This striking symbol of the British Raj era was completed in 1924 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. exploring the many streets of Colaba will take a major portion of the day, but at the end of it, you would have found a little something to please all of your senses.
The longest beach in Mumbai, Juhu Beach is the most sought-after among locals and tourists alike. It is also a sought after destination for shooting films. It is renowned for its wide variety of street food that has a typical Mumbai flavour and is sweet and sour. Juhu beach in Mumbai lies in close proximity to several tourist attractions, including ISKCON temple, Mukteshwar Devalaya, Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple, St. Joseph's Church, and Holy Cross Church. Siddhi Vinayak Temple is one of the most famous temples in Mumbai. The shores are ideal to relax and enjoy after a long, tedious day. Watching the sun set over the glittering waters of Arabian is a soothing sight.