From amusement parks to well-maintained wildlife sanctuaries, historical sights to the amazing food market- Mumbai, Maharashtra is a heaven for travelers. If you let alone the traffic of this city, you have a lot of places to enjoy at. Needless to say, Mumbai which is also the financial capital of the country is for everyone. People of all walks of life and interest can visit here and enjoy their time to the fullest.
Whatever kind of traveler you are, irrespective of the liking and places you wish to visit, Mumbai can be a selection without a doubt. But if you are still confused, or have limited time during your trip, then follow the list we are mentioning below to have a blast. It’s true, you can’t visit all the places offered by Mumbai on a short trip but we have arranged a comprehensive list for you.
Here are some top things to do in Mumbai during your trip.
1. History museums – Explore Mumbai history in grand museums
Mumbai and history have always been linked together for all good reasons. There are multiple places that can satiate the hunger of history buffs.
If you wish to explore the museums to know what all things are in store for you- here are some of the best history museums in Mumbai to stop by.
|Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya||100 INR Per Person||159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai||Monday to Sunday- 10:15 am to 6 pm|
|National Gallery of Modern Art||20 INR Per Person||Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai||Monday to Sunday- 11 am to 6 pm|
|Mani Bhavan||No Entry Fee||19, Laburnum Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai||Monday to Sunday- 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
(It remains closed on the 2nd and 4th Saturday)
|Jehangir Art Gallery||No Entry Fee||161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai||Monday to Sunday- 11 am to 7 pm|
|Nehru planetarium||100 INR per person for people above 5 years of age||Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Lotus Colony, Worli, Mumbai||Tuesday to Sunday- 11 am to 5 pm
Hindi- 12 pm & 4:30 pm
English- 3 pm
Marathi- 1:30 pm
2. Colaba shopping – Browse shops & stalls on Colaba Causeway
Looking for a streetside destination for shopping, food, and other things? Don’t worry, the Colaba Shopping complex in Mumbai has it all for you. You can head to the shopping area to browse shops and stalls. Get going and buy some souvenirs from this place. Here are some important things that you should know.
The Colaba Shopping complex has a huge variety of branded clothes, accessories, bags, some home decor, kids’ wear, stylish Kolhapuri Chappals, gemstones, and a lot of other items.
Address of the Market– Hormusji Road, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai
Timings of the Market– There is no fixed time but you can visit here between 10 am and 9 pm.
3. Elephanta Caves ferry – Take a ferry ride to Elephanta Caves
The Elephanta Caves are one of the finest attractions of Mumbai. They are not only the key attractions but reaching the caves is a completely next-level amusement too. If you want to reach the caves and explore them you will have to make a note of the important information that is given below.
- The Elephanta Cave service operated between Gateway of India and Apollo Bandar. You can ask the locals about the exact ferry point at the Gateway of India.
- There are two types of ferry services offered- one is the economy ferry and the other is the luxury ferry. Where the economy costs 120 INR per person, the luxury ferry costs about 150 INR per person both of them for return tickets. Those with a luxury ticket can pay 10 INR more to sit on the highest deck of the ferry to enjoy the beautiful view of the sea.
- The travel time takes about an hour from one side to reach the destination.
- The first boat of the day leaves every day at sharp 9 am. The last ferry from Gateway of India leaves at 2 pm.
- Also, there is a ferry that leaves both terminals every 30 minutes.
- Most importantly, Elephanta Caves are closed on Mondays and that’s the reason why the ferry is also not available on that day.
4. Fort neighborhood walk – Stroll the Victorian-era Fort neighborhood
For those who love spending time with monuments of the bygone era; take a walk at the Victorian-era forts in the neighborhood. There are a lot of magnificent forts that were built during that time.
Also, Mumbai has been a very important place right from the very beginning. Britishers also found this to be a true statement and hence established a lot of memorials in the city. If you too want to visit any of these, here are the best forts in Mumbai to visit.
|Name of the fort||Location||Timings|
|Castella de Aguada||Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand Road, Mumbai||Monday to Sunday- 6 am to 6:30 pm|
|Karnala Fort||Karnala bird sanctuary Mumbai goa highway, NH 66, Panvel||Monday to Sunday- 7 am to 1 pm|
|Sewri Fort||31, Sewri Ford Road, MPT, Sewri, Mumbai||All days a week and 24 hours a day|
|Bandra Fort||Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Bandstand Road, Mumbai||Monday to Sunday- 6 am to 6:30 pm|
|Worli Fort||Worli village, near Worli, Fort, Mumbai||Monday to Sunday- 5 am to 7 pm|
5. Bollywood movie – Check out a Bollywood flick
The home of Bollywood, Mumbai always satiates the hunger of people who wish to spend some time watching a flick. There are multiple theatres across the city where you can head and enjoy your time.
Moreover, if you want to enjoy DDLJ on the big screen, there is a chance to enjoy that too. You will have to head to Maratha Mandir to enjoy the movie.
6. Mumbai dabbawalas – Watch dabbawalas loading lunchboxes
Watching dabbawalas loading their boxes is another interesting and not a usual thing to do in Mumbai. There are hundreds of people who order these lunchboxes and the service providers are also extensive.
People load a full cart of lunchboxes on the train, their vans, cycles, and even rickshaws to deliver. That’s one of the biggest chains in Mumbai. And yes, it is old enough.
7. Hang out at Colaba’s iconic bars
Colaba is located in South Mumbai and is one of the iconic places of the city. Colaba offers a diversity of things to do in Mumbai for foreigners. It is a very vibrant place with many amazing pubs, restaurants, resto-bars, and bars. Which is why, the nightlife of this place is over the roof. Hanging out in one of these places will give you a great time and you can enjoy some amazing cuisines while dancing on some desi track. Here are the most popular bars of Colaba that you visit on your next trip to Mumbai.
|The Beer Café||Gokul Restaurant and Bar|
|The Bombay Bronx||The Table|
|Café Mondegar||Woodside Inn|
|The Irish House||Café Royal|
8. Dine in a restaurant with panoramic Arabian Sea views
Mumbai is the name of luxury and it is one of the most amazing places in India. Mumbai is filled with a lot of great and unique things and attractions. If you want to indulge in one of the crazy things to do in Mumbai, then why not dine in a rooftop restaurant that offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea? Doesn’t this sound amazing? People visiting Mumbai with family can also dine in one of these restaurants to enjoy their delicious menu with the view.
|Aer, Four Seasons Hotel||Salt Water Café, Bandra and Churchgate|
|Dome, InterContinental Hotel||Estella, Juhu|
|Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra||Sea Lounge, The Taj Mahal Palace|
|Gadda Da Vida, Novotel||Bayview Café, Colaba|
|Marina Upper Deck, Colaba||Aer Bar & Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel|
Make sure you take down important notes from the list and then prepare an itinerary. It is important that you visit these places and enjoy the things to do in Mumbai. Don’t worry, there is a huge list coming up too! So, keep following us for more.