If you are a travel freak then Mumbai is the most captivating and endearing option for spending a vacation there. Also termed as the commercial capital of India, Mumbai was earlier named as Bombay. It is also known as the city of dreams as the film industry of India; so called Bollywood is situated there. The connectivity option via sea is also very good thus making it a port city as well. There are many sites that are a must keep while planning a tour to Mumbai. There are innumerable things to do in Mumbai and many spectacles to enjoy. It can be a real uphill task in order to complete the whole tour of Mumbai without missing out any of the sites, so the tour should be planned methodologically.
Places to visit
Mumbai tourism is very much rich due to various sites which are located all around the city. From religious sites like Haji Ali to hangout places like Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Mumbai has it all. Apart from these Mumbai tourismis a treasure house of heritage spots which still have the traces of the colonial essence in them. Prince of Wales museum tops the list which is located in Kala Ghoda, followed by Victoria terminus railway station, Horniman Circle in the Fort Area etc.
Other places to enjoy
There are many other things to do in Mumbai apart from just visiting places. The trip cannot be complete without watching a movie in Maratha mandir. Shopping is such a hobby which many people possess, especially women. For them Mumbai bazaars are a paradise and a must in their things to do in Mumbai list. One will find huge variety of toys, dresses, handicrafts items, shoes, and other items. Another mandatory item in the things to do in Mumbai list is enjoying the delicious street food which is available in Mumbai. “Vada paws” is the authentic street food which became popular from Mumbai and later on spread around India. Other than this Bhel puri, Gol gappas, papri chaat are a few more names in the list.
Apart from all these the night life of Mumbai is a treat to watch. The city never sleeps. Even at 12 in the night, watching marine drive from the roof top of any nearby building is really a visual treat. Sitting there and enjoying the evening with a cup of tea can be really mesmerizing. This spot is very much famous among the people of Mumbai and the tourists as well. Everyone who visits Mumbai goes there for spending at least a weekend and tastes the famous pav bhaji available there which is another authentic food of Mumbai. The discos of Mumbai are popular all over India and youngsters really like to hang out there and enjoy the late night parties held there during special occasions like New Year’s Eve or Christmas. Rains of Mumbai are also another famous element. Though at times the city gets waterlogged but still it’s the treat to watch the whole city drenched in water.
This guest post is submitted by Jaidev. Jaidev is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide helps you to plan your trip. This time he has written on Mumbai tourism. Hope this information will help you to plan your trip to Mumbai.