Whenever talked about Mumbai it is just a city that never sleeps but there is a lot more we can talk about. The city is hidden in many layers and can only be found when explored. Be it cricket or any other historical moment Mumbai have everything with them. There is no shortage of places to roam in the city. So here’s a list of the most highlighted places in the city you can experience whenever you be in Mumbai.
Gateway of India
It was built by George Willet to honor the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. It gives you a great view of the Arabian sea and is one of the best places to enjoy the sea breeze. There are many tourist places close to the Gateway of India. Be it Taj Mahal Palace Hotel or the Colaba causeway all is within a walking distance. The best of Gateway of India is you don’t have to spend a rupee to explore this place.
It’s one of the best places to come after a long tried day. It is best preferred in the evening hours of the sunset. There you will find one of the most beautiful sunsets in the whole world. People love the calmness of the sea. It’s a four-kilometer-long stretch. Some of the best cuisines are also found near Marine Drive.
Sanjay Gandhi Park
It is also referred as the Green Lungs of Mumbai. The sanctuary is the home of many wild creatures in the world. The area is more than 100 square kilometers situated in Borivali. This sanctuary also has an ancient temple hidden under the forest, like the almost 2,000-year-old Kanheri Caves. The ancient Buddhist monuments are also found here.
This place is famous for rock-cut cave temples. It is a one-hour ferry ride from Mumbai. Most of the caves in Elephanta are dedicated to Lord Shiva. They are easily available, as ferries for Elephanta Island depart every thirty minutes from the port at Gateway of India, making it a comfortable tourist place near Mumbai to visit.
Haji Ali Dargah
It is one of the most religious places in Mumbai. The place is built with white marble in the Indo-Islamic style. The Dargah is Surrounded by sea from all sides which makes it worth visiting. The grave within the mosque is covered by a brocaded red and green cloth. You can attend the qawwali session on Fridays which is the best part of Dargah.
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