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5 Best places to visit in Mumbai

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1.Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India, Mumbai
                                        Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India, the best place to visit in Mumbai, was built in 1924 by George Willet to honor the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai.

Visit this place in the early morning or late evening hours to enjoy the cool breeze of the sea with your family sans the crowd.

Located next to the iconic Taj Mahal Palace and facing the vast Arabian Sea, the Gateway of India leaves you spellbound in every way possible.

Take a ferry ride offered here to experience a stupendous view of this monument right from the sea and you can also visit other main attractions nearby

2.Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai


Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai
                                      Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

One of the most frequented temples in Mumbai, the Siddhivinayak Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh.

Devotees from across India including famous personalities from Bollywood and sports throng the temple to seek the blessings of Siddhivinayak Ganapati.

The auspicious idol of Lord Ganesha is carved out in a single black stone with the trunk bent towards right making it one-of-its-kind. You can plan a visit to this temple with your family for an enriched spiritual experience.

3.Elephanta Caves, Mumbai

Elephanta Caves, Mumbai
                                                Elephanta Caves, Mumbai

Take a tour to this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai and get wonderstruck by the massive rock-cut caves that date back to several centuries.

It has five caves dedicated to Hindu god Shiva and two caves depicting Buddhist architectures.

To reach this place, you need to take a one-hour ferry ride from the Gateway of India, during which you can also enjoy the scenic beauty of Mumbai.

Those who lack the spirit of a trekker can hop on the toy train that will take you on a tour of the caves right from the entry point.

The restaurant and canteen run by MTDC can take care of your hunger pangs. If you are planning a one-day tour to the Elephanta Caves, this blog will give you more details.

4.Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
                      Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Sprawling over an area of 104 sq. km. of land, this is one of the most-visited national parks in Asia and because of this.

I give it the 2nd spot among all the best places to visit in Mumbai.

With all sorts of fun activities, this park can surely be a family entertainer.

You can watch the big cats of the park close enough in a safari cage and have a fun day boating in the artificial lake in the park.

Take the forest road or stairs and hike towards the Gandhi Tekdi, a memorial built in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi.

The toy train, Van Rani, is another popular attraction here, especially among kids.

You can also visit the 2000-years-old Kanheri Caves to capture the Buddha relics.

The undisturbed natural trails and the Jain Temple in the forest are also sure to make your visit a memorable one.

5.Red Carpet Wax Museum, Mumbai

Red Carpet Wax Museum, Mumbai
                                  Red Carpet Wax Museum, Mumbai

Ever imagined standing next to Barack Obama, striking a pose with Michael Jackson or taking a selfie with Harry Potter? Yes, you read it right.

Come to the city of dreams and fulfil this dream at the Red Carpet Wax Museum.

It exhibits lifelike wax figures of prominent icons from various fields including science, politics, sports and world cinema.

So, take selfies with your favorite icon, post it on social media, and make your friends jealous. This is my 3rd best place to visit in Mumbai.

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