Marine Drive is the most easily identifiable landmark associated with Mumbai and is indicative of the glamor and glitter of the city. It is essentially 3.6 km long, 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 is the best place in Mumbai to watch the sunset or even to just take a leisurely stroll by the sea any time of the day or night.
Juhu beach is the longest beach in Mumbai and the most popular among tourists as well. It is renowned for its wide variety of street food that has a typical Mumbai flavour and is sweet and sour. The surrounding area of Juhu is one of the poshest localities in Mumbai and is home to a lot of famous Bollywood and TV celebrities - the most famous being Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow - and it is not rare to spot a celebrity jogging on the beach.
Popularly known as Chowpatty, the beach is located in southern Mumbai along the western railway route. This small sandy beach is a popular place to chill, and a must visit for all tourists who visit Marine Drive for the first time. At night, the beach appears to look like a colourful fair. Children from all age groups rush to ride the Ferris wheel and merry-go-rounds, while the adults indulge in the city's famous street snacks.
Worli Seaface is one of the most prominent promenades in Mumbai and is located right along the Arabian Sea. The exuberant area with lashing waves and gushing waters of the Arabian Sea is situated in Worli, Mumbai and is popularly called Worli Sea Face. Home to the rich and affluent residential colonies, the posh locale is also a major business district.
One of the most famous and popular amusement parks in the country, Essel World is located in Gorai, close to the capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai. EsselWorld and Water Kingdom together make one of Asia's largest amusement parks. They expand over an area of 64 acres and are frequented by locals and non-locals from all age groups, especially kids. With some exciting rides and entertainment, Essel World and Water Kingdom are a favourite summer destination for many families.
Endearingly known as "India's Disneyland", Adlabs Imagica is the largest theme park of the country situated in Mumbai. Inaugurated in 2013 and sprawling over a humongous area of 300 acres, the Adlabs Imagica is a one stop destination for all water cum adventure activities. Besides, it also boasts of a plethora of restaurants and club both for luxury dining and binge eating.
Located in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, near Borivali in Mumbai, the Kanheri Caves in Mumbai are a group of rock - cut monuments in the form of caves. The caves and the paintings, themselves, illustrate the Buddhist influence on the Indian art and culture. The caves are famous for their 109 special entrances as well as for their ancient sculptures, carvings, paintings and inscriptions dating back to the 1st century to the 10th century that adorn their basalt formations.
Also known as Castella de Aguada, Bandra Fort is an ancient Portuguese Fort that is situated in Land’s End in the Bandra neighborhood of Mumbai. The fort lies several feet high from the average sea level, at a height of 24 m. Besides being a major tourist spot in the region, the fort has also been featured in several Bollywood films like Dil Chahta Hai and Buddha Mil Gaya. It is also frequented by couples and love birds who come here for photo and video shoots, pre wedding shoots etc.
Hanging Garden is a terrace garden situated on top of the Malabar Hill, right next to the Kamla Nehru Park. It overlooks the stunning Arabian Sea and was built in 1880 by Mr. Ulhas Ghapokar. The stunning gardens are dedicated to Barrister Pherozeshah Mehta and are also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens. In fact, when viewed from above, one can clearly see the letter PMG spelt out in the gardens. The garden has impeccable animal shaped hedges and lush green vegetation along with a serene bird's eye view of the Arabian Sea.
The Gateway of India is, without doubt, one of the most popular tourist hotspots of Mumbai. Sitting proudly on the Apollo Bunder, it overlooks the Arabian Sea. It is one of the defining monuments of the city of Mumbai and was built in the year 1924. The construction was undertaken by the famous architect George Wittet, to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai.
Bandra Bandstand or Bandstand Promenade is the popular promenade in the queen suburbs of Bandra in Mumbai. It boasts of a joggers’ strip and a park making it quite a popular hangout spot. Dotted with food junctions and sprinkled with hawkers selling street snacks, the promenade is replete with swarms of people at all points of the day. Besides presenting an enthralling picture of the adjacent sea and the mesmerising skyline, Bandstand also boasts of being Shahrukh Khan’s residential place, which is a major pull for the tourists.
Located on the 34th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel in Worli, AER is one of the best rooftop party lounge in Mumbai. Boasting of plush interiors and overwhelming ambience, the restaurant also offers astounding panoramic vistas of the city’s skyline. The lounge has just the right kind and quality of music; you can choose to shake a leg to it or just enjoy it with good drinks and amidst good conversations.
Tryst is a nightclub located at the Phoenix Mill Compound in Lower Parel. It is considered one of the best places to go pubbing and clubbing in Mumbai. After a busy day in the city, this is one of the places that could provide a much-needed break. The club has an in-house disc jockey, a dance floor, a bar area and comfortable seating. The ambience is very contemporary with tall ceilings, an expansive dance floor, colour-changing neon LED lights and a posh décor that can seat a considerable number of customers at a time.
Situated in Bandra West in Mumbai, Drop is a popular European restrobar famous for its beautiful indoor setting replete with exuberant chandeliers, high ceiling and plush glass decor giving a very posh vibe to the entire place. The Boho bar is the talk to the town for its delectable food and amazing cocktails. For the same reason, the place also stays overbooked and abuzz with activity all day long.
One of the most exciting and eclectic places to visit in Mumbai is the Colaba Causeway, famous for being a shopper's paradise. Iconic at best, ask any Mumbaikar and they will tell you that the Causeway is pretty much the heart of Mumbai. Resurgent, even after the terror attack, this shopping street stood up on its feet in no time. Apart from gorgeous clothes and accessories, especially earrings, you can also find great bargains on home decor stuff such as lampshades, curios and antiques.
Situated in Dadar, Mumbai, Shivaji Park is one of the largest parks in the city. Besides the very famous massive statue of Shivaji, the park also houses an enormous cricket ground which hosts local cricket and football matches.