The northeast of the city of Mumbai, past the Thane district, is famously known as Navi Mumbai. Built in 1971, the district of Navi Mumbai was a satellite township. The place is also being refurbishe (Read More)d and built into a place which provides all facilities to individuals and includes a multitude of tourist destinations that one can enjoy while visiting Mumbai.

Here is the list of 15 Things to Do in Navi Mumbai

1. Seek Blessing at Bawkhaleshwar Temple

Seek Blessing at Bawkhaleshwar Temple

The Bawkhaleshwar Temple that is located in the Navi Mumbai area of Maharashtra. It was managed by the Bawkhaleshwar Temple Trust since the year of 2010. Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Devi were the primary deities of this temple. The Bawkhaleshwar Temple was most well known for its majestic marble architecture, and the weekly aarti held for Lord Ganesha every Tuesday.

2. Stop by Nerul Balaji Temple

Stop by Nerul Balaji Temple

The Nerul Balaji Temple is an almost-exact replica of the Tirupati Balaji Temple, and also replicates certain aspects of the Venkateswara temple at Tirupati. It has been constructed according to the Shilpa Shastra. This temple is located on a small hill close to the western side of the Nerul railway station.

3. Short-trek to Pandavkada Falls

Short-trek  to Pandavkada Falls

Pandavkada Falls is a 107 metres tall waterfall near Mumbai. It is a plunge type waterfall that flows through the mountains of the Western Ghats of Mumbai and cascades down with immense speed over rock formations underneath. It takes barely an hour and a half from Navi Mumbai during low traffic situations.

4. Bird-watching at Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Bird-watching at Karnala Bird Sanctuary
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A little away from the Mumbai-Pune Expressway is the Karnala Bird Sanctuary filled with species of both flora and fauna that are sure to astound you. The Sanctuary was established in 1968. Today the Karnala Sanctuary is popular among bird watchers as well as hikers who want to get away from the busy urban jungles of their cities.

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5. Pray at the ISKCON Kharghar Temple

Pray at the ISKCON Kharghar Temple

The world famous temple of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) has a branch in the Khargar area of Navi Mumbai district. This structure is more than just a temple. It aims to offer a complete cultural experience that is bound to go beyond your imagination.

6. Admire the Architectural Beauty of Belapur Fort

Admire the Architectural Beauty of Belapur Fort

Belapur Fort is a sight that you can find in the Belapur Township of Navi Mumbai. It was constructed in the 16th century by the Siddhis of Janjira. Later the fort has been passed to the Portuguese as well as the British who were present in the area.

7. Relax at the Central Park

Relax at the Central Park

Made in 2010, the Central Park in Navi Mumbai has been serving as an essential natural and entertaining addition for individuals of all ages. The park is a perfect place to enjoy an evening in peace or to hold social gatherings in the various locations within the park.

8. Watch a Mesmerising Sunset on Kharghar Hill

Watch a Mesmerising Sunset on Kharghar Hill

The lush green hills of Kharghar make for the perfect everyday trek backed with nature. Just at a distance of 3 kms from the Mumbai-Pune expressway, the Kharghar Hills are one of the must-visit places in Mumbai. In addition to the trekking trail, these hills share immense popularity among bird-watchers.

Timings : Open 24 Hours

9. Zorbing at Mini Seashore

Zorbing at Mini Seashore

This waterfront park in Navi Mumbai is a hub for fitness enthusiasts who like to kick-start their day with a walk/jog. The sunset seemingly touches the horizon at this spot, which makes it an appealing sight for visitors. Monsoons call for bird-watching at Mini Seashore. Visitors can also partake in activities like zorbing, riding water scooters and boating here.

10. Visit Rock Garden

Visit Rock Garden

Located in Nerul, Navi Mumbai, the Rock Garden is one of the must-visit parks in Mumbai. Ideal for a family outing, Rock Garden is a well-developed park with swings, sculptures, and other art carved out of stone. Since it is not an extremely popular place owing to its location on the outskirts, the ambience is quiet and nice. Locals are usually seen jogging or strolling in the park as children play on the swings.

11. View the Roman Architecture at Utsav Chowk

View the Roman Architecture at Utsav Chowk

This reflection of Roman and Greek architecture, Utsav Chowk, is one of the most famous tourist spots in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The chowk lightens up at night, making it eye-catching for the people passing by. This grand structure was envisioned in 72 AD by the Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty. Completed in 80 AD, this marvellous architecture is still in its full glory.

Timings : Open for 24 Hours

12. Replicas of Seven Wonders at Wonders Park

Replicas of Seven Wonders at Wonders Park

The Wonders Park in the Nerul area of Navi Mumbai is a unique park in India which you may not witness anywhere in the country. The park is an artfully built space that contains replicas of all Seven Wonders of the World for all visitors to explore. These replicas feel extremely real and are kept in prim and proper shape by the maintenance crew.

13. Visit the DY Patil Stadium

Visit the DY Patil Stadium

Inaugurated on the 4th of March, 2008, the DY Patil stadium is situated in the DY Patil campus in Nerul area of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Designed by the famous architect Hafeez Contractor, the stadium is located in the sector 7 region, and has a maximum seating capacity of 55,000.

14. Play at the CIDCO Golf Course

Play at the CIDCO Golf Course

The CIDCO or the City and Industrial Development Corporation has recently taken the initiative to make a massive, sprawling green golf course of varying difficulty in Navi Mumbai. This golf course is said to stretch across 103 acres of land and contain a total of eighteen holes which are still under development.

15. Go Shopping in Navi Mumbai

Go Shopping in Navi Mumbai

Over the years, many malls and complexes have built their standing in the Navi Mumbai area.  Some of the well-known malls in Navi Mumbai are Seawoods Grand Centre, Inorbit Mall (Vashi), Raghuleela Mall (Vashi), Vashi Central Mall, Little World Mall and Orion Mall (Panvel). Street shopping is also enjoyed by all and provides individuals with a wide range of wares to choose from.

This post was published by Avneet Kang

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