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Things to do in and around Mumbai

There are quite a few places that you can see during your stay and I've listed down some of the main things that you can do in Mumbai.

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Main Touristy Places

Gateway of India

wikipage, also see the Taj hotel just opp to the gateway wikipage

Elephanta Caves -

You can take a ferry from the gateway and do the trip in 5-6 hrs (includes ferry ride time) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephanta_Caves

Victoria Terminus - famous for its architecture, also a World Heritage Site wikipage

Evening at Marine Drive - watch sunset,spend some time here and at the chowpatty beach where you can try some street food (Try Pav Bhaji, Bhelpuri, Pani Puri, Vada Pav and other snacks). Its a MUST DO http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Drive

Haji Ali Mosque - A Dargah in the sea connected by a narrow pathway, very crowded in the evenings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haji_Ali_Dargah)

Sanjay Gandhi National Park - See Image One of the biggest national parks within city limits, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a nice place to spend your morning, jogging, cycling or just sitting and enjoying the fresh air. So close to the hustle-bustle, noise and pollution of the city, the national park gives you a refreshing feel and a calm atmosphere. The park opens for visitors at 7:30 in the morning and you have to pay an entrance fee of Rs. 30 per person. For people interested in cycling, bicycles are provided on rent for Rs 20 per hour (for min 2 hours), with Rs 200 Deposit and a valid photo-id. You can go all the way upto Kanheri caves (around 6.5 kms from the main gate). A total of 109 caves, the place is really very peaceful and gets really beautiful during and after monsoons. Read More

Colaba - Take a stroll here, most of the good pubs and restaurants and located in this area, Can go to Leopold Cafe and Cafe Mondegar.


Museums and Galleries

Prince Wales Museum - Wikipedia link

Mani Bhavan - Place where MK Gandhi used to stay during his visits to Mumbai. Now turned into a museum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mani_Bhavan

Jehangir art Gallery - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehangir_Art_Gallery

Not so touristy Stuff

See this link - http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/160be3/10ce6e/4/

Dhobi Ghat - Open manual laundry place http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhobi_Ghat

Dharavi Slums - One of the largest slums in the world, used to be the biggest in mumbai. There are structured tours arranged by this company - Reality Tours and Travels

Vipassana Pagoda - People go there for the 14 day Vipassana course and recently they have also started a 1 hour meditation session. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Vipassana_Pagoda

Temples in Mumbai - Siddhivinayak,Mumbadevi,Banganga

Near Mumbai

Sula Vineyards - vineyard near mumbai (180 kms)- can go for wine tasting and grape stomping Sula Wines

Matheran - Small quiet hill station near mumbai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matheran

Lonavala and Khandala - Famous weekend getaway hill stations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonavla

Ajanta and Ellora Caves - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajanta_Caves

kandoi - Mon, 17 Sep 12 05:51:53 +0200kandoi