Exploring Mumbai: The 10 Biggest Tourist Places To See In Mumbai

Mumbai might be known for its nightlife and being the financial capital of India. But if you are a tourist or a visitor to the city of Mumbai, you will love exploring the many tourist places in Mumbai.

The city is great for sightseeing because there are some amazing places to visit in Mumbai. These are either rooted in Mumbai’s history or have a strong cultural connection to the city of Mumbai.

Mumbai sightseeing can be fun if you visit these 20 famous places in Mumbai

Tourist Places To See In South Mumbai

Gateway Of India

Gateway of India
Gateway of India

The Gateway of India was erected to commemorate the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary in Mumbai. Check out the lovely Roman triumphal arch in the centre of the structure and the lovely designs on the walls. From the Gateway, you can catch stunning views of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel that lies next door. The place is safe to visit at night and during the day you can catch a short boat ride from the Gateway.

Entry Fee: Free

St. Thomas Cathedral

St. Thomas Cathedral
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The St. Thomas Cathedral on DN Road is one of the oldest churches in Mumbai. The church was built in true neo-gothic architectural style with tall pillars. In the church you will find many Epitaphs of soldiers who died fighting in the war and gorgeous stained glasses. At this Anglican cathedral you will also find a memorial dedicated to the first bishop of Mumbai

Entry Fee: Free

Location: Fort

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya

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The Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya was previously the residence of Mahatma Gandhi’s good friend Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri. The two-storye structure has now been converted into a museum that contains a few belongings of the father of nation. Visit this place to learn about Gandhi’s lifestyle and his legacy.

Entry Fee: Free

Location: Gamdebvi

St. George’s Fort

Ruins of Fort St. George, Mumbai

Built in 1769, the St. George’s Fort was once a glorious fort in Mumbai. Today, it lies in ruins, but it still exalts some of its former glory. It was built in honour of King George and was used as an arms station and to protect the empire from attack. The famous St. George’s Hospital lies next door.

Entry Fee: Free

Location: CST Area, Fort

Crawford Market

Crawford_Market
Crawford_Market

The Crawford Market is a historic shopping centre in Mumbai. At this iconic market, you can shop for a variety of products ranging from cloth to food, birds and even fruits. All the shops in the market offer their products at huge discounted rates. You can also find imported products being sold inside the market.

Once you have finished shopping, head out of the market and make a pitstop at the iconic Badshah Falooda shop nearby.

Entry Fee: Free

Location: Mohammed Ali Road

Leopold’s Café

 

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This iconic café and bar in Mumbai has a strong connection to Mumbai’s nightlife and culture. With its old charm décor, wooden furniture and clean white walls, the café is a famous hangout spot for foreign as well as domestic tourists. The place is famous for its beer on tap and beef or chicken chilly. Wait time is a lot, especially on the weekend and during the evenings.

Average Cost: Rs. 2,000 for two

Location: Colaba

Shree Siddhivinayak Temple

Siddhivinayak Temple
Siddhivinayak Temple

Located in the suburb of Prabhadevi, the Shree Siddhivinayak temple is dedicated to Lord Siddhivinayak. The best time to visit this iconic temple is on a Tuesday when special devotions are held. Devotees from all over Mumbai walk all the way to the temple to offer their prayers to God. It is believed that the temple is miraculous if you pray with faith.

Location: Prabhadevi

Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah

The Haji Ali is a mosque and a dargah located off the coast of Worli. Situated in the middle of the sea, this mosque was built in memoriam of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Qawwali sessions are held in the afternoons at mosque and special prayers are held on Friday. The entire mosque is built in an Indo-Islamic architectural style.  

Location: Haji Ali

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya ( Prince Of Wales Museum)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Situated inside a gorgeous building that was constructed using Indian, Mughal and British engineering styles, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya ( Prince Of Wales Museum) houses important artefacts and relics relating to the history of India. A visit to this museum is a great experience for kids who will learn about India’s rich and glorious past through the exhibits displayed at the museum.

Entry Fee: Rs.30

Location: Fort

Mahalaxmi Temple

Mahalaxmi Temple
Mahalaxmi Temple

This religious monument is an awesome structure. Dedicated to goddess Mahalaxmi, the temple has idols of Laxmi, Kaali and Saraswati. It attracts many devotees who come to pray for wealth and prosperity. In the temple complex, there are small shops selling puja items and religious artefacts.

Location: Mahalaxmi

Mount Mary’s Basilica

Mount Mary's Church, Bandra
Mount Mary’s Church, Bandra

The Mount Mary’s Basilica is a prominent Roman Catholic church in Bandra. Situated near the sea, this church attracts thousands of devotees who come to pay homage and seek the blessings of Mother Mary.

The best time to visit the basilica is during the Bandra fair that is held in the second week of September every year.

Location: Bandra

 Bandra-Worli Sea Link

 Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

A modern, engineering marvel, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link is one of the coolest bridges in Mumbai. The only, suspended bridge in the city, a drive through this is something that every tourist has to experience. The best time to drive through the bridge is at night, when the traffic is less and twinkling street light are on.

Location: Bandra, Worli

 

Although Mumbai is noted for its street food, Bollywood and being a commercial city, the places listed above show that there are a few amazing places to visit in Mumbai. We have put together this list to help you easily plan your sightseeing itinerary.

If you have visited these places before, we would love to know about your experience. What did you like about them, did you find anything special? We would like to know about them in the comments section below.

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