Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. In this blog, we will discuss the major highlights of Mumbai city.

Mumbai is full of dreamers, hard- laborers, artists, and servants.

The city isn’t a threatening one but it is fast-paced and furious one has to cope with the pace of life.

Mumbai is called as India’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicenter and a religious.

More of the above Mumbai is known for its film industry many youngsters come to this place on a daily basis to become a Bollywood star.

Despite all these things Mumbai is a great place for visitors as it offers many beautiful places to tourists.

Some of the highlights of Mumbai are

1. Marine Drive

Beautiful highlight of Mumbai- Marine Drive

Marine Drive is one of the most beautiful highlights in Mumbai and it is the symbol of glamor and glitter of the city.

Some facts about these highlights in Mumbai

It is essentially 3.6 km long, the arc-shaped boulevard along the South Mumbai coast that starts at the southern end of Nariman Point and ends at Girgaum Chowpatty, popularly known as Chowpatty Beach.

The coast wraps the Arabian sea and it is the most magnificent place in Mumbai to watch the sunset or even to just take a walk by the sea any time of the day or night.

At night, when the whole coastline lights up, it justifies its other moniker i.e. Queen’s Necklace.

Beautiful sea view from Marine drive

The whole curve of the coastline, covered with palm trees makes for a beautiful view at night.

You can go to either end of Marine Drive after sunset and see the lights glowing in a perfect arc all along the coast.

People come to walk here in the evening to experience the beautiful view of the sunset.

It is also one of the best places people visit late at night, and you will also find vendors selling chai and cigarettes at all hours.

The sound of the waves, a view of the Mumbai skyline and the starry sky easily make Marine Drive one of the most romantic spots in the city.

It is one of the most visited places in Mumbai and most of them come to visit marine drive.

Beach near MARINE Drive

People come here from Delhi, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Kerala, Bengaluru, and many more different parts of the country.

Yes, the marine drive is a place to visit at night and in fact, it looks more beautiful at night.

Things to do at marine drive:

1- watch a sunset

2-Take an evening stroll enjoying the cool breeze

3-Try the delicious street food of Mumbai near the walkway and Chowpatty must-try food items are Bhel puri, vada pav, etc

Its really mind refreshing when U feel the fresh air at the marine drive

And watch the amazing sea ahead with corn chat in hand and sun heading for the set as if entering the sea.

If you witness these beautiful highlights in Mumbai then you should visit here.

Location: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Chowpatty, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, India

2. Filmcity

It is one of the best highlights for all Bollywood lovers and you can even get a chance to see your favorite star here in Filmcity.

Filmcity, Mumbai. A world of wonder. A world where you can; put your imagination to the test and Shoot out your thoughts.

Some facts about these highlights of Mumbai :

The Indian Film Industry is one of the largest in the world and Mumbai accounts for almost 60% of film productions.

Over the last hundred years, the Indian Film Industry has grown by leaps and bounds and has undergone amazing technological changes.

The film city is like the heart of Mumbai city. It is spread over a large area of 520 acres.

The film city consists of about twenty indoor studios and is located in Carey colony, Mumbai, film city is often named as a home of Bollywood.

First Mumbai film city wasn’t allowed for the public to visit there but in 2014 it was finally opened for public.

Inside tours were organized by the Maharashtra state government tourism board.

The best way to get into the Goregaon film city is through the tours organized by the Maharashtra state government.

The Goregaon Film city is one of the biggest Film city in our country.

3.Gateway of India

Gateway of India stunning highlights of mumbai
Ariel view of Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India is one of the main highlights of Mumbai city and this place is famous throughout the country

The Gateway of India is a monument built in the early twentieth century in the city of Mumbai.

It is one of the oldest monuments built in Mumbai.

Many people from different parts of the world come to see the gateway of India.

FACTS ABOUT GATEWAY OF INDIA

The foundation stone was laid in March 1913, incorporating elements of 16th-century Marathi architecture.

The final design of the gateway of India was finalized by architect George Wittet was sanctioned only in 1914.

Beautiful Gate way of India- Mumbai

And construction was completed in 1924.

After its construction, the gateway was used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to British India for important colonial personnel.

It has been called a symbol of “conquest and colonization” commemorating British colonial legacy.

The gateway is also the monument from where the last British troops left India in 1948.

It is built by Gammon India and it is built in Indo Saracenic architectural style.

Besides the Gateway of Mumbai, there’s a prestigious and iconic 5 Star hotel The Taj Hotel.

This place is also one of the best highlights in Mumbai city. People also prefer this place to visit once.

Stunning view of The Taj Hotel Mumbai
Why Mumbai is the Gateway to India at an earlier time?

Because the gateway of India was built in December 1911to commemorate the visit of King George Pancham and Queen Mary of Britain to Mumbai.

The Gateway of India is made of basalt and reinforced concrete. Basalt is a volcanic rock.

If you are planning for your holidays in Mumbai then these highlights should be on your bucket list.

It is located at Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

4.Juhu beach

Major highlights of Mumbai- Juhu beach
Sunset at Juhu beach- Mumbai

Juhu beach is the longest beach in Mumbai and the most popular highlights among tourists as well.

Some facts about Juhu Beach:

Juhu beach is known as the wide variety of street food that has a typical Mumbai flavor and is sweet and sour.

The surrounding area of Juhu is one of the poshest& most expensive localities in Mumbai and is home to a lot of famous Bollywood

TV celebrities – the most famous being Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow – and one can easily spot a celebrity jogging on the beach.

Television shoots are often held and a number of toy-sellers, roasted corn, vada pav vendors and acrobats attract the eye.

Different variety of vendors at Juhu beach

While here, you may also visit the iconic ISKCON Temple which is just a few meters away from the beach

And you can watch a theatre performance at the famous Prithvi Cafe.

Just taking walk across the beach sand can bring an infinite sense of calm.

At Juhu beach, there’s also a tall statue of Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Statue of Maharaja Chhtrapati Shivaji at Juhu beach- Mumbai

Although the beach was criticized for being unclean, efforts by BMC have significantly improved the scenery in the past few years.

Many more NGO’s have also joined hands with BMC to clean the Juhu beach.

They all are working very hard upon this concern as more and more started to visit Juhu beach on a daily basis.

But now Juhu beach is getting cleaner than ever. All plastic waste has been removed.

People can also enjoy watersports at Juhu beach and try the unicorn bowl at the hotel sea princess

I can tell you these things in my own experience.

These highlights will surely remember you for a longer period of time and make your holidays even more memorable.

Location: Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400047

5.Bandra Bandstand

One of the best highlights in Mumbai - Bandstand

The Bandra bandstand is also known as the Bandstand Promenade, it has a 2 km long sea-facing long walkway.

It’s also known as Bandra promenaded.

Some facts about these highlights of Mumbai city

Bandstand is famous for lover’s point as well as for Bollywood celebrities home-like Salman khan and Shahrukh khan.

Bandra bandstand mumbai highlights
Bandra Bandstand

Things to do at Bandstand:

  • You can spend an evening at Bandstand because at night time it looks beautiful.
  • You can Visit Bandra Reclamation for great craft beer, grub and lots of fun there.
  • People also Visit Castella De Aguada (Bandra Fort)
  • Mount Mary’s Church
  • For heritage lovers, you can Visit heritage structures such as Bandra Railway Station.
  • Visit St. Andrew’s Church.
  • It has eating places like pub grub/Shawarma on Carter Road.
  • Shopping on Hill Road and Linking Road
The official name of the bandstand road is Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road.
Beautiful sunset at bandstand

The promenade came to be called bandstand as there was a spot along the stretch where bands played to entertain people.

That’s why it is called a Bandstand.

You can get to the bandstand by taking the nearest station to Bandstand in Bandra.

You can get down at the station and either choose to walk down or hire an auto-rickshaw. You can also travel in one of the state-run buses.

Alternatively, you can book a taxi cab from your accommodation for a more comfortable journey.

Location: Bandstand Road, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

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