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The heart of Maharashtra, Aamchi Mumbai
What comes to mind when you hear the name Mumbai? Most would say Bollywood, however, there is a lot more to the ‘city that never sleeps’, similar to that of New York. The city has been awarded many epithets, but the most famous is ‘the city of dreams’. Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is a place filled with dreamers, hard workers, exotic birds, millionaires, artists, servants, and starlets. The city homes the big names. Many visit the city to feel the ambiance, the Arabian Sea Breeze, and the Mumbai Monsoons. Mumbai is a place where you can stay awake all night long and feel alive. Apart from the running crowd rushing to their workplace, this city has a lot to offer to tourists who are looking to have a perfect vacation. So, we have brought together a few ways and things to do here.
How to reach Mumbai?
Mumbai lays in the Westernmost, peninsular part of the country. With the Arabian Sea at its behest, you can take a cruise to the city. However, most prefer to go by air, road, and train.
By train and road
If you are a resident of India, you can take zonal trains to the city. While there are some who prefer to go by road and take road trips which are really a fun experience. Since the city has three sides open to roadways and railways; you can come along as per your destination.
If you are a resident of India, your city airports should be the nearest for you to travel by air. The flight rates are cheap and genuine. While, if you are coming directly from another country, then you can take transit flight or else direct flights from your city International Airports. Cheap flights from Dubai to Mumbai or from Saudi are available. Rates of flights differ from place to place.
Places to visit and things to do in Mumbai:
- The Marine Drive
Mumbaikars (people of Mumbai) love to stroll around the Marine Drive and watch the water and sunsets. Tourists flock to this place for its ambiance and mostly the street foods. The drive-by is beautiful, all you see is the beautiful sea stretching long without any end.
- The gateway of India
This is no doubt one of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire Mumbai. Both Mumbaikars and tourist flock to this architectural building. Also, if you wish to visit the Elephanta Caves, you will get your ferry ride from the Gateway of India which is right beside the water body.
- Haji Ali Dargah
This is a shrine of Haji Ali who was a Muslim Sufi. This Mausoleum was raised in 1431 in the name of a merchant turned Muslim Sufi. He had given up all his worldly belongings before making a trip to Mecca. The place is holy and is flocked by thousands every day.
- Siddhivinayak Temple
This revered shrine is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is a significant place for visitors for their true beliefs on the deity. The place is holy and has daily rituals that many come to witness.
- Colaba Causeway
It is the most crowded and electrifying places in all of Mumbai. It is a shopper’s paradise and has endless shops with quirky to gorgeous things to buy from. The Colaba Causeway is a must visit when in Mumbai.
Well, these were the top rated places to visit in Mumbai. It offers scenic beauty, holiness and tons of shopping options. Next time here, make a trip to these places.