Gateway of India
This 26 mtrs high basalt arch stands proud on the water edge at Apollo Bunder. Built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, The Gateway of India is an icon of India’s history.
Prince of Wales Museum / Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum, this historic monument was build to commemorate the visit of the then Prince of Wales. Constructed in 1904, it is built in the Indo–Saracenic style of architecture.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya has a remarkable collection comprising approximately 50,000 artifacts originating from different eras of Indian history. This museum has Art, Archaeological and Natural History sections.
Jehangir Art Gallery
Situated at the cultural hot spot of Kala Ghoda, this art gallery is one of the most famous art galleries in the country. It was built in 1952 and the entire cost of this building was donated by Cowasji Jehangir. It has four exhibitions halls. Bombay Art Society currently manages this premise. The Jehangir Art Gallery complex also houses the famous Samovar Café.
Rajabai Clock Tower
Located in the confines of the Fort campus of the Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Tower is a spectacular structure. It is 85 mtrs in height. The architectural style of this tower is a fusion of Venetian and Gothic. The Tower Clock chimes every fifteen minutes during the day.
Built in 1864, this fountain depicts the Roman Goddess Flora. It is located in Fort business district of South Mumbai.
Designed by R Norman Shaw, the fountain was constructed by the Agri-Horticultural society of Western India and crafted out of imported Portland stone. In midst of imperial colonial buildings, the fountain showcases the historic times that this city has witnessed.
The picturesque promenade of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road is commonly known as the Marine Drive. This 3 kms long stretch is a very popular spot amongst the people of Mumbai. It is also known as the Queen’s Necklace as the chain of lights along the stretch of this promenade resembles a string of pearls at night.
The Haji Ali Dargah is located on an islet off the coast of Southern Mumbai. Constructed in 1431, Haji Ali is spread over 4,500 sq ft. This Dargah has the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Located in the middle of the bay, it is inaccessible during high tide. The monument is visited by more than 80,000 people in a week.
One of the famous beaches in Mumbai, the Juhu beach is a favourite picnic spot and tourist destination. This scenic beach is also well-known for the street food and local cuisine.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Located within city limits, this National Park is a real jungle within the concrete city. It is one of Asia's most visited National Parks with 2 million annual visitors. This bustling forest is home to 800 types of flowering plants, 284 kinds of birds, 5,000 species of insects, 36 types of mammals, 50 reptiles and 150 species of butterflies.
Kanheri Caves are located within the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Chiseled out of a massive black basaltic rock outcropping, these Buddhist caves date back to the 1st Century BCE. These caves are the only remnants of Mumbai’s Buddhist history. These intricately designed and well planned caves are surely worth a visit.
Elephanta Caves are located at Elephanta Island, 10kms off the coast of Mumbai. These beautifully carved caves are dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The Elephanta caves date back to 9th-12th centuries, the period of the Silhara kings. This site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage. Easily accessible from the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves are a must on all tourist itineraries.
Essel World and Water Kingdom
One of India’s first amusement parks, Essel World is a massive theme park spread over 64 acres of land. This amusement park was started by the Essel Group in 1986. The Water Kingdom, the water park section was added in 1998. These amusement parks have been attracting crowds ever since as favourite picnic spots.