Must Visit Places in Mumbai
Mumbai, the city of dreams witnesses a huge incursion of tourists throughout the year for sightseeing. Most of them, visit Mumbai to seek employment opportunities. The city, which hardly sleeps, is known to be one of the most populated cities in the world. Mumbai boasts a number of tourist attractions, shopping malls and beaches that one can explore and enjoy. Starting from the Gateway of India, to the Bombay Natural History Museum, Crawford Market, Chor Bazaar, Chowpatty, Elephanta Caves, Film City, Essel World, and Haji Ali, Mumbai has all this to offer and more.
The Gateway of India
The Gateway of India was constructed to honor the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. It is one of the first things that visitors notice when approaching Mumbai via the sea route. It is practically the beginning point for any visitor who wishes to get a glimpse of this exuberant city of Mumbai.
The striking Haji Ali is both a mosque and tomb. Built in 1431, Haji Ali stands in the middle of the sea with a constricted path that leads to the Dargah. It is the tomb of Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, which also contains his body. Situated in the middle of the ocean, Haji Ali can only be accessed during the low tide from the narrow, walkway. Hundreds of believers throng at the mosque to gain blessings of the saint. The courtyard is also filled with a number of refreshment stalls.
Juhu and Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beaches
After a tiring day of sightseeing, stop and unwind gazing at the sunset with the locals on the beaches of Mumbai. Juhu, Girgaum Chowpatty, and Marine Drive are the places to look out for. For the food lover in you, you can savor on tasty different snacks offered by multiple food stalls and vendors nearby the beaches and the streets. The most preferred street food in Mumbai includes roasted corn (bhutta), vada pav, bhel puri, pani puri, and pav bhaji.
There are a lot of interesting places to hang out and go street shopping here at Mumbai. Grab some attractive souvenirs at the Colaba Causeway, or visit Linking Road to gain a good bargain on shoes and clothes, roam around the narrow lanes of Chor Bazaar to find some unique and antique stuff. Grab a bite of some of the fresh food and spices while admiring the architecture of Crawford Market and what not.
Prince of Wales Museum – (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya)
The biggest and one of the best museums in Mumbai – Prince of Wales museum exhibits a mix of demonstrations from different parts of India. The domed colossus is an interesting melange of Islamic, Hindu and British culture and architecture. It was started in 1923 to commemorate the visit of then Prince of Wales, King George V’s to India. The museum houses 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history categorized into Art, Archaeology and Natural History.
One can gather a wide array of experiences from worshipping holy spots to thronging the best collections in the most prominent museums in the world. Take your pick from the wide of choices offered in the vibrant city of Mumbai.
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