Places To Visit In South Mumbai

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Here are the top 17 places to visit in South Mumbai

1. Gateway of India

4.4 /5

18 km
from city center
1 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

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. The imposing structure of the monument is a beautiful confluence of Indian, Arabic and Western architecture and has become a popular tourist hub in the city. It is also the starting point of a number of ferry services that ply to the historic Elephanta Caves.

2. Marine Drive, Mumbai

4.5 /5

16 km
from city center
2 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

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. At night, when the whole coastline lights up, it justifies its other moniker i.e. Queen's Necklace.

3. Colaba Causeway

4.3 /5

18 km
from city center
3 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

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. If designer stuff is your calling, there are a number of options for that as well. If you do feel like catching a bite and a beer, there are a number of restaurants that offer great food and booze at very affordable prices and Cafe Leopold and Cafe Mondegar are pretty much the best!

4. Siddhivinayak Temple

4.3 /5

8 km
from city center
4 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

The Siddhivinayak Temple in the Prabhadevi area is a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is one of the most significant and frequented temples in Mumbai. This temple was built in the year 1801 by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil. The couple did not have any children of their own and decided to build the Siddhivinayak temple so as to fulfil the wishes of other infertile women. Interestingly, the statue of Lord Ganesha here is believed to be self-manifested and grants wishes.

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5. Worli Sea Face

3.0 /5

10 km
from city center
5 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

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. Extending from Worli Fort in the north to Prabhadevi in the south, the seafront offers picturesque vistas of the endless blue sea with a hazy image of Haji Ali Dargah in the distance. The major attractions of the Worli Sea Face are the quaint Worli Fort, Bandra- Worli Sea Link, Haji Ali Dargah etc.

6. Haji Ali Dargah

4.3 /5

13 km
from city center
6 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

Situated on the backdrop of a beautiful view of the Arabian sea is the shrine of Haji Ali, dedicated to the wealthy merchant turned who gave up his worldly belongings and turned into Muslim Sufi saint after a trip to Mecca. Haji Ali Dargah is located on a small islet that is off the southern coast of Mumbai near Worli. People from all walks of life and religions come here to seek blessings. The Dargah can only be accessed during the low tides via a causeway that is surrounded by the sea on all sides. At night, the view of the shrine lit up in the distance with nothing but the sea around it, is a divine sight.

7. Girgaum Chowpatty

4.3 /5

15 km
from city center
7 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

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.

8. Mahalaxmi temple, Mumbai

3.9 /5

5 km
from city center
8 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

The Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the oldest temples situated in the city of Mumbai. Located on the Bhulabai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi West, it is dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi or the 'Goddess of Wealth'. The temple was built sometime around the 16th - 17th century and the main presiding deity here is Goddess Laxmi, while Goddess Kali and Saraswati are other two deities worshipped here. Together, the three idols are known as Mahalaxmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati. Thronged with devotees and tourists in large number throughout the year, the temple is a must visit if you are visiting Mumbai.

9. Bandra Worli Sea Link

4.4 /5

9 km
from city center
9 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

Officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, this eight-lane cable-stayed bridge in Mumbai is the first project initiated by Maharashtra Government that commences West Island Freeway System. Bandra Worli Sea Link is one of the few bridges that is a cable-stayed with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts to hold it in place. Spanning across the arc of Mumbai's coastline, this sea link is a civil engineering wonder that reflects the modern infrastructure of the city of Mumbai. The bridge is designed to cater around 37,500 vehicles per day while reducing the time travel between Bandra and Worli by a big margin. The beauty of the Bandra Worli Sea Link is in its engineering genius which compliments the sea that it is built over.

10. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

4.4 /5

15 km
from city center
10 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly known, Victoria Terminus, is a modern yet archaic railway station in the bustling capital city of Maharashtra - Mumbai. The marvellous structure is the perfect example of the Victorian-Gothic style of architecture in India and was built in 1878. In fact, the railway station, which still functions as usual, waas a World Heritage Site under UNESCO in 1997. The station is always bustling with the sounds of the metro city and the locals. It is a bustling railway terminus, but there are some corners of it that will make you feel like you have stepped into the pages of British history.It is one of the most famous historical landmarks in the country that is also the second most photographed monument in India.

11. Mumbai Zoo

3.8 /5

12 km
from city center
11 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

Formerly known as Ranichi Bagh meaning Queen's Gardens, Jijamata Udyan is the only zoo in the city of Mumbai. Its former name is a depiction of the original British name Victoria Gardens.  Now it is also known as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo, named after the mother of Shivaji, the hero of Maratha Empire. The zoo is located in the heart of the city in Byculla. Built in 1861, it is the only zoo of Mumbai and one of the oldest in India. In the zoo, you can witness many wild animals in separate enclosures such as lion, monkeys, crocodiles, elephants and many more.

12. Hanging Gardens

3.8 /5

15 km
from city center
12 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

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.

13. Kamala Nehru park

3.8 /5

16 km
from city center
13 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

Kamala Nehru Park is a famous recreational attraction located in the heart of the city. It is a favourite spot for jogging, walks or just for spending some time away from the hustle and bustle of the routine life. The Park is also in close proximity from some colleges, schools and hostels. So, one would find groups of students exercising or just hanging out after a busy day. Having said that, it is a great place for people belonging to all age groups. People get their children; the elderlies visit and parents also steal some time off from their home and work lives.

14. Shivaji Park

7 km
from city center
14 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

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.

15. Horniman Circle Garden

17 km
from city center
15 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

Horniman Circle Gardens is a well-known attraction for rejuvenation activities. Locals living nearby often head to the gardens for their morning and evening jogs/ walks. The place has well-maintained jogging tracks, pavements, lawns with a decent number of trees. The attraction also houses a kid?s play area where visitors can let their children have fun. Along with the landscape, visitors can also witness the posh area that the garden is located in. There are old and new buildings like the Asiatic Library, Elphinstone Building, the Garden Cathedral etc. in and around the Gardens. Their magnificent architecture belongs to varied decades and makes this part of the city a suitable place for architecture buffs and photographers.

16. Smaaash, Mumbai

9 km
from city center
16 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

A one of its kind entertainment hub in Lower Parel area of Mumbai, Smaaash is one of the best destinations for a fun day outing in the City of Dreams. Smaaash has taken video gaming to a whole new level of excitement and expertise with a fun culmination of sports, music, virtual reality, simulation technology and creative digital designing. Launched in 2012 by the biggest sportsperson India has ever had, Sachin Tendulkar, who also happens to be their brand ambassador, Smaaash has now spread across all over the country with outlets in cities like Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Siliguri.

17. Dadar Chowpatty Beach

3.0 /5

7 km
from city center
17 out of 17
places to visit in South Mumbai

As the name suggests, Dadar Chowpatty Beach is situated in the Dadar suburbs of Mumbai. Majorly popular for the giant view of the Bandra Worli Sea Link bridge, this beach is customarily used for jogging and watching beautiful sunsets. Located in South Bombay, the beach is frequented by residential locals coming for an evening stroll, early morning yoga or to spend some leisure time. The absence of shacks and eateries ward off the tourists a little bit. However, as of now, the beach also presents an ugly picture as it has become a dump yard of local filth and a victim of city pollution. The government has been actively working for the renovation and beautification of Dadar Chowpatty.

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