Tour Activity – Top things to do in Mumbai maharashtra
Tour Activity - Top things to do in Mumbai Maharashtra
Mumbai is the city full of spirit & enthusiasm. There is a number of things to do in the financial capital of India; Mumbai. Some of the must to-do things in Mumbai are listed below: Best Places to Visit in Maharashtra
Ø Worli Bandra Sea Link: This modern engineering marvel is a must visit for every tourist landing in Mumbai. This sea link is an eight lane road which connects the Worli & Bandra area of Mumbai. Driving over this bridge especially in the night can be considered as a heavenly experience.
Ø Marine Drive: Marine Drive is iconic 3.6 Km long boulevard in Mumbai. Taking a walk on the marine drive is one of the best things can be done in Mumbai. This iconic drive has witnessed nearly all stars in the sky of Mumbai strolling around this place.
Ø Gateway of India: Gate way of India is often referred as the Tajmahal of Mumbai; designed by George Wittet in 1914. This magnificent monument was inaugurated on 4th December 1924, it was built in commemorating of King John V & his Queen Mary’s visit to India in 1911, however, when they visited India the monument was not there but at that time foundation stone was already laid. In future Gateway of India was used to celebrate the visits of British royals & Governor of Bombay; it was a monument which was built to symbolize the British colonial rule in India & the name Gateway of India also shows the importance of city as Mumbai was gateway to enter in India proving the status of financial capital right. Today this monument is standing proudly on the shores of Arabian Sea; it has become the most popular tourist destination of Mumbai. Hotel Taj( One of the oldest luxurious hotels in India) is just opposite to this place which makes a perfect picturesque location.
Ø Global Vipassana Pagoda: Golden Pagoda is situated near Gorai in the northwest of Mumbai, just a 45 minutes drive Mumbai airport; this monument was inaugurated on 9th February 2009 by then Smt. Pratibha Patil the then President of India. For tourist seeking peace, harmony, meditation & excellent knowledge of Buddhism this pace is not less than heaven; it is like a shadow of a tree in the concrete jungle of city where one can introduce to himself. Golden Pagoda represents India’s identity- Meditation, equality, knowledge & wisdom.
Ø Haji Ali Dargah: Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque & tomb was built in 1431 by a wealthy Muslim merchant known as Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari from Uzbekistan. Apart from its religious significance, this place is also an important landmark of Mumbai. This dargah is on Small Island in the bay of worli nearly 500 meters from the coast. Dargah is a proud sign of secular & respectful coexistence of people from different religions, colour & creed in India
Ø Dhobi Ghat: Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat is one of the largest open air laundries in the world with an area of 15 acres out of which nearly 2.5 acres have been declared as the world heritage site. It was built by British in 1890, today 7000 men & women wash clothes daily on this iconic ghat; view of washing clothes using hands in such a big number is a point of curiosity among tourists. It has proven to be the favorite destination of photographers since many years because of the vibrant colours of clothes, splashing water. The best view of this ghat is from the railway bridge of Mahalaxmi area.
Ø Red Carpet Wax Museum: Red carpet museum is considered as the best wax museum across India. It is located in R city Mall, Ghatkopar, Mumbai. It is a center of attraction for tourists visiting Mumbai. Wax statues of nearly all celebrities are present here, among all statues statue of Bala Sahab Thakrey, Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Anna Hazare is most popular among people. It is considered as the best day out spot for Mumbaikars.
Ø Chowpatty Beach: Chowpatty beach is most famous & live beach of Mumbai. It got its name because of the 4 water channels here. Malabar hills are the background of the chowpatti beach. It is also world famous because of immersion of idols of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh festival( one of the biggest festival in India). Chowpatty is also known for its street food; street food served here is considered as most delicious street food in India. Pao Bhaji, ragda patties, vada pao ( Indian fast food) served here are very famous.
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