One of the most thrilling experiences one can have is to explore a city in a whole new part of the world. Visiting a new city and immersing yourself in its local customs, cuisine, and attractions is quite an experience. And what better place to explore new cultures in the world than India? Mumbai is one such city to visit that’s filled with culture. There are numerous unique places to visit in Mumbai with many things to do and interesting people to meet.
If you’re an avid traveler that loves exploring new places, then Mumbai should be on your checklist for 2023. The city of dreams is perfect to satisfy your wanderlust and indulge in multiple new experiences. From happening nightclubs to gothic architectural marvels and sprawling slums, the city has something for everybody.
At Magical Mumbai tours, we help visitors explore the most iconic parts of the city through our Mumbai private tours. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or culture, you are sure to find something to enjoy in Mumbai. The city is home to many landmarks and tourist attractions and in this blog, we’ll cover the most aesthetic places to visit in Mumbai. These are 3 of the best places to visit in Mumbai during 2023:
The Elephanta Caves is one of the most historic places to visit in Mumbai. The caves are filled with heritage and are found on the 1200-resident-strong Elephanta Island, which is just 10 kilometers into the Mumbai Harbour from the infamous Gateway of India.
The five Hindu and two Buddhist caves known as the Elephanta Caves are thought to have been constructed between the fifth and eighth centuries C.E. They have endured centuries of human habitation and neglect and still draw thousands of tourists to modern-day Mumbai. The name “Elephanta” was given to the island by Portuguese invaders after finding an elephant sculpture made of black stone in the caves
Due to the lack of records that have survived, it is unknown who built the cave temples; however, legend says that several mythical and non-human beings were involved in the creation of these structures. Although historians continue to debate their role in the design of the caves, the oldest surviving records recognize Elephanta Island as Puri or Purika, the capital of the Konkan Maurya kingdom in the sixth century C.E.
On our Elephanta caves tour, you’ll be able to enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful Arabian sea while taking a ferry ride to reach Elephanta caves. The cool breeze and calm sunset soothe your mind whilst you enjoy a panoramic view of commercial ships and tankers. Seagulls are the best part of the ferry ride to Elephanta Island and fly past the ships like angels.
Marine Drive in Mumbai is a three-kilometer-long concrete road officially known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road and is situated in the city’s southern region. It forms a bay as it stretches toward the north. This road, which creates a ‘C’ shape and runs from Babulnath to Nariman Point, is situated at the base of the Malabar range.
This stunning tourist destination is also known as Queen’s Necklace because at night. It takes the top spot for places to visit in Mumbai as the sparkling streetlights along the expansive coastline resemble a chain of pearls, giving the impression of an elegant necklace.
Tourists visit the seaside for its calming views, click beautiful photos by the sea, and enjoy local cuisines. It’s one of the best places to visit in Mumbai with friends and have heart-to-heart conversations in this tranquil setting. It is said that Marine Drive is the pride of the “City of Dreams” and Mumbai would be incomplete without this captivating location. The allure of this location draws visitors from all over the world and adds charm to Mumbai as a whole.
You can stroll along the beachfront promenade or sit and soak in the beautiful sunset or sunrise views on our Mumbai city tour. You can grab a soothing cup of chai or coffee from street vendors and relax in the cool breeze. Relish some mouth-watering street food and take amazing pictures along the seaside for your Instagram.
Queen Victoria Railway Station
The Queen Victoria Railway Station in Mumbai, India, was built in 1888 in an opulent Victorian-Gothic style and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in honor of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The station took ten years to build and was designed to serve the country’s leading mercantile port. This was completed in 1888, with immense labor required to carry out the execution of architect F. W. Stevens’s plan for decorative stone carvings and representing the country’s communities.
According to UNESCO, the railway station serves more than three million commuters daily and operates long-distance trains and Mumbai Suburban Railway commuter services. The railway station serves as the headquarters of the Central Railway, one of the largest Indian railway zones.
Much of V.T.’s significance stems from the fact that it helps connect central Mumbai to the city’s residential outskirts, which provides a vital link to the city’s business hub.
You can visit the Heritage Gallery at Queen Victoria Railway Station, check out the miniature modes of the building, trains, and engines, and how technological advancement helped evolve from steam to diesel to electric engines. We help you experience the beautiful domes and colored stained glass windows from the British Raj on our Mumbai tours.
Whether you are visiting Mumbai for the breathtaking view of the Arabian sea at Marine Lines or witnessing the hustle and bustle of the Mumbai city at Queen Victoria Railway Station, our guided Mumbai private tours will leave you in awe.
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