10 Top Tourist Attractions in Mumbai

5. Kala Ghoda Art Precinct

It is an annual art festival that takes place in the Kala Ghora Region of south Mumbai usually around January. It inspires many art galleries and Museums to showcase the varied treasures of India. It also paves the way for many visual arts, music, dance, theatre, cinema, literature and every possible elements of the culture to be performed and preserved. This festival can give anyone an exclusive overview of the rich and diverse Indian culture. For more information please visit kalaghodaassociation.com/precint.aspx 

4. Chowpatty Beach

Chowpatty beach is also known as the Girgaon Chaupati as it lies in the Girgaon area of Mumbai. It is the most recognized public beach in India. It is famous for the Ganesh Chatuthi celebrations, one of the most prestigious religious festivals of India. The beach has many local food stands or vendors where you can taste various Indian snacks in a very cheap price. The great religious play “Ramlila” is performed here very lucratively every year. For more information please visit www.mumbai.org.uk/marine-drive/chowpattybeach.html

3. Haji Ali Dargah Mosque

The famous Haji Ali Dargah mosque is a sentiment to the cultural and religious diversity that exist in India. It is a mosque and also the tomb of “Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari”. It tells the story of a love doomed by the wish of god. Many people, regardless of their religion come to this place at the weekends. Musicians called “Sufi” performs a special devotional music called “Qawwali”. The mosque is located on a small island in the south part of Mumbai. The view of the Mosque seen from the waters is truly magnificent, making it one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in Mumbai. For more information please visit hajialidargah.in

2. Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island is named after the Elephenta caves which are carved entirely out of rocks. It is famous for the temples inside the caves which have many artifacts and sculptures of ancient India. One can get a glimpse of the mysterious Indian ancient civilizations that has fascinated historians throughout the ages. It is a very popular tourist spot and one can easily get a boat from the Gateway to get there.

1. Gateway of India

The gateway of India is stands guard on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area of south Mumbai by theArabian Sea shore. It is often referred to as the Taj-Mahal of Mumbai due to its fascinating structure and stand-alone stature. It is a basalt arch with a height of nearly 90 feet. It was originally constructed to provide a landing place for the British king George V and Queen Mary upon their arrival. It was the first sight of India people would get when arriving by a boat. It is the most recognized monumental attraction of Mumbai and has great accommodation for the tourists.For more information please visit www.mumbai.org.uk/gate-way-of-india.html

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