As the city is a land of beautiful Victorian architectural buildings surrounded with beaches, a mere walk on the city streets would make you feel as touristy as visiting any of the places mentioned in this blog. But still as said in the previous blog if you want to avoid the question “you have been to Mumbai and did not visited that place?” then you should definitely check these places out.
1.Gateway of India
The most famous monument of Mumbai, if you ask anyone what place should I visit in Mumbai the answer surely would be Gateway of India.This mighty structure is built in such a spot that it has the view of the Arabian Sea in the backdrop. And to the side of it within few walkable steps is the famous Taj Hotel, now if one cannot afford to be there one can surely enjoy the beauty of this hotel structure from outside as it looks no less that any architectural masterpiece.
For the history lovers this place would be heaven, as they would be able to experience literally travelling back in time. Elephanta caves are situated on the Elephanta island and to reach there one has to take the ferry from the Gateway of India. The caves are grouped into two categories one containing five caves with Hindu sculptures and the second containing two Buddhist caves. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Going to Mumbai and not planning to visit Marine Drive?, you are not doing it right then as you are missing out the city’s quintessential experience. Sit there for few hours and watch the waves hitting the shore you might forget everything and there is a high chance that the inner philosopher in you might wake up.
As said in the last blog every city of India has one famous temple, well Mumbai not only has a famous temple but a dargah as well as a church. Shree Siddhivinayak temple, Haji Ali Dargah and the Mount Mary Church are the city’s most famous as well as oldest religious landmarks dating as long back as to the 15th and 18th century. All the three places are visited by large number of people irrespective of their religion.
5. Bandra Worli Sealink
This engineering marvel breaks the stereotypical thinking that ancient structures or historical monuments which has years of stories attached to it would only catch tourist’s eye. Built in the year 2009 this bridge connects the Mumbai suburbs with South Mumbai, it is the perfect example of a collaboration of man made and natural beauty, and the beauty of this structure is enhanced during night time. If you ever visit Mumbai do not miss the chance of taking a ride along this bridge and you may come across the opportunity to click candid beautiful shots of the city as well.