Places to Visit in Mumbai
Mumbai is one of the busiest cities in India. The city is also a hub entertainment, commerce and cultural activities. Mumbai was built on what was once considered as an archipelago of seven islands: Mumbai Island, Worli, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba and the Little Colaba. Rumour has it that Mumbai was first inhabited in the Stone Age. The city has caves and historic monuments dating back to the 3rd century BC which let you travel back in time. Today the financial capital of India, Mumbai is well known for its historical monuments, stock market, bustling bazaars, film studios, nightlife, beaches and much more. Things to do in Mumbai Gateway of India This waterfront monument was buit in the early 20th Century to commemorate the King George V and the Queen Mary’s visit to India. The monument, which was completed in 1924 has become one of the most popular tourist spots in Mumbai. Marine Drive Also, called the Queen’s Necklace, Marine Drive is a boulevard by the sea side in South Mumbai. The boulevard has a beach on one end, popularly called Chowpatty owing to the numerous fast food stalls here. Kanheri Caves Kanheri Caves, part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park contains caves and rock-cut monuments. Most of the caves were used as Buddhist viharas and often housed hundreds of people at once. Elephanta Caves To get to Elephanta Caves, take a ferry ride from near Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. The rock-cut caves here date back to the 5th Century AD and depict various Hindu gods in stone scultpure form. Siddhivinayak Temple One of the oldest temples in Mumbai, Siddhivinayak dates back to the 3rd Century AD. Where to eat in Mumbai Cafe Mondegar If you’re in Colaba, we highly recommend stopping over at Cafe Mondegar for some continental food and murals of Mario Miranda’s artwork. Haji Ali Juice Centre This juice centre outside the Haji Ali Dargah serves the best milkshakes and Strawberry and Cream. If you’re nearby on a hot sunny day, we recommend you make a pitstop here. Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe This quaint little cafe in Andheri is a great place to stop for a quick, cheap bite in the middle of sight-seeing. Kyani & Co. The quintessential Irani cafe that serves Irani chai, bun muska and other typical Parsi fare. Britannia & Company Restaurant This is a must-visit when you’re in Mumbai. One of the oldest cafe-restaurants in the city, they serve from a huge variety of cuisines and the taste is still impeccable.