Top Ten Sites in Mumbai

There are more that ten great sites to visit in Mumbai but here is a selection .Check out our site for other attractions.

  1. The Gateway of India is a beautiful monument built on the edge of Mumbai Harbour to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Whilst the architectural aspects of the Gateway of India are grand , it is the experience of walking through the crowds in the open square that make this a must-do activity in Mumbai.
  2. Colaba Causeway: This everyday carnival that is the Colaba Causeway market is a shopping experience like no other in Mumbai. Geared especially towards tourists, that infamous Indian saying of “sab kuch milega” (you’ll get everything) certainly applies at this market. Dodge persistent balloon and map sellers, as you meander along the sidewalk and peruse the stalls. Want your name written on a grain of rice? That’s possible too. If you need a break from shopping, pop into Leopold’s Cafe or Cafe Mondegar, two well known Mumbai hangouts.
  3. Bollywood: Take a behind the scenes tour of Bollywood. Visit an old heritage cinema, peek inside a film star’s makeup room and pose for souvenir snapshots with some of today’s Bollywood stars.
  4. Spelunking: Go spelunking! Take a boat from Ferry Wharf and visit the Elephanta Caves, a network of sculpted Hindu and Buddhist caves. While there, eat the delicious wild berries the locals sell.
  5. Slums of Dharavi: A weird slightly voyeuristic experience but unique as well .Get an inside look at the slums of Dharavi. It’s a breathtaking, overwhelming experience with its ultra-dense housing and poverty and wealth existing in close proximity in the heart of Mumbai.
  6. Bazaars: Explore the bazaars of Mumbai and navigate the labyrinth of narrow lanes. Buy masala at the Lalbagh Spice Market, cooking utensils in Null Bazaar, or antiques and other gems in Chor Bazaar.
  7. Sassoon Docks: The largest fish market in Mumbai. See travelers and boats haul their catch in at dawn and learn about Mumbai’s fish trade from the Kolis, the original seafarers of Mumbai.
  8. Dhobi Ghat: The largest open air laundromat in the world. Then ride the trains with the dabbawalas, the people who transport hot meals from homes to offices every day.
  9. Marine Drive: Take a walk along Marine Drive; the Queen’s Necklace features excellent views of the Mumbai skyline. It’s especially magical during the monsoon when you’ll be sprayed by the waves.
  10. Mani Bhavan: The house in which Mahatma Gandhi lived in Mumbai, which is now a museum devoted to his work and life as the father of the nation.