Places To Visit In Western Suburbs

9 out of 10 Areas To Visit In Mumbai

Here are the top 10 places to visit in Western Suburbs

1. Sanjay Gandhi National park

3.8 /5

15 km
from city center
1 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

Squeezed between the two suburbs of Mumbai and Thane, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is ideal for picnics and weekend getaways offering respite from the chaos and buzz of the city. Famed to be one the most liked national parks, visitors throng in thousands to spot Leopards, Macaques, Boars, Lions, Flying fox, Kingfisher, Sunbirds and a significant number of butterflies here. Kanheri caves, which are more than two thousand years old are also a major tourist attraction inside the park premises. The caves have been carved out of the rocky cliffs.

2. Film City Mumbai

3.8 /5

10 km
from city center
2 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

Spread across a vast area of 520 acres, the Film City is comprised of about twenty indoor studios and is located in Aarey Colony, Mumbai, Film City is often regarded as a home of Bollywood. The place is so vast that about 1000 film sets can be erected here simultaneously. Over the years, it has been the locations for a number of Bollywood films. Almost over 900 movies and many more television shows have also been shot here. Today, Film City has grown to be one of the best film studios, well-equipped with all the essential amenities and world-class facilities. Not only is it a great place for film shoots, but it is also filled with verdant greenery and refreshing expanses.

3. Essel World

3.6 /5

19 km
from city center
3 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

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. One can plan a day-long picnic or stay overnight at one of the hotels nearby to explore both the amusement parks. For tourists visiting the state capital, a visit to Essel World is a must. For many of the adults going to Essel World is synonymous with childlike enthusiasm and nostalgia.

4. Gorai Beach

3.0 /5

21 km
from city center
4 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

Located in the north suburb of Mumbai, 40 kms from the main city, Gorai Beach is one the cleanest, most tranquil and one of the most frequented beaches of Mumbai. Located near Bhayandar, on the Gorai Creek, the soothing calmness of this beach bordering the Arabian Sea, makes for a perfect leisure weekend vacation. Other than the umpteen food shacks and street food options available at the spot, the beach is also replete with resorts and beach houses. Other than the numerous water sports, camel rides, boat rides and fun picnics, you can also rent one of these cottages to have a quiet private time with your friends and family.

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5. Marve Beach

3.0 /5

16 km
from city center
5 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

Away from the industrial pollution and the chaotic city life, Marve Beach is situated in Malad, in the western suburbs of Mumbai. Due to the strong tides and currents, it is generally not recommended to swim in the sea waters or even to step aside post evening hours. Lined by cashew nut trees and elite villas, the beach is a charming spot to spend some quiet time with your loved ones. Mostly frequented by couples owing to the romantic appeal and idyllic setting, the beach is also visited by college troupes and families occasionally.

6. Madh Island

3.0 /5

12 km
from city center
6 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

Madh Island, an island located off the coast on Mumbai is home to umpteen villages, farmlands and surreal vistas. In recent times, it has found popularity as a weekend destination among the rich and elite of Mumbai. Dotted with quaint settlements and lush green farms, Madh Island is a respite from the glitterati and dazzling environs of the city and can be reached by an hour?s drive or a ferry ride from the city. The island is bordered by the Arabian Sea on the west and Malad Creek on the east. Primarily inhabited by Kolis, Marathis, and Roman Catholics, it also has several luxury resorts to give you a respite from city life.

7. Aksa Beach

3.0 /5

14 km
from city center
7 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

Located a little on the outskirts of the city in Malad, Aksa Beach is an unparalleled oasis for a rejuvenating retreat from the hustle bustle of the city traffic. The beach, no doubt, owes most of its fame to the song ?Tujhe Aksa Beach ghuma du? from the hot shot Bollywood movie but is lately becoming a choicest pick among tourists seeking tranquility and peace from the mainstream chowpattis in Bombay. The mesmerising coastline is one of the longest in the city and offers an extremely vivid and surreal panorama of the merging horizon ahead. The beach is still untouched by the city crowds and hence maintains its natural charm apart from being immaculately clean.

8. Water Kingdom

19 km
from city center
8 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

Believed to be Asia's largest theme water park, the Water Kingdom is an enormous family-friendly water cum amusement park in Mumbai. Boasting of a number of small and large pools and featuring speed modulated slides, pool waves, lazy river etc, the park is a big hit among the kids and the adults. In addition to that, you can also opt for a fish pedicure on the premises. For kids and adults like the Water Kingdom is a welcome respite from the heat and hassles of Mumbai.

9. Kanheri Caves

3.8 /5

15 km
from city center
9 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

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. Standing in sharp contrast to the verdant greenery of the surrounding hills, Kanheri Caves can be accessed through a series of rock cut steps.

10. BMC Forest Theme Garden

12 km
from city center
10 out of 10
places to visit in Western Suburbs

Situated behind the Inorbit Mall in Malad suburb of Mumbai, BMC Forest Theme Garden is wonderful mini forest created artificially. Boasting of 3000+ varieties of trees, a lake, lotus pond, a beautiful butterfly garden etc. The park remains especially crowded due to its beautiful aesthetics and green surroundings.

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