Tourism in Mumbai: The Most Popular Visited Places

Tourism in Mumbai - The Most Popular Visited Places 1Mumbai Skyline – Photo Courtesy: Ashutosh Garg

You would be visiting Mumbai, India with your family next week and are quite apprehensive regarding your family security when staying there. But here is some news for you; In a survey conducted by the reputed Reader Digest magazine, Mumbai has emerged as the second honest city in the world after Helsinki. Thus you should not take the big bad image of Mumbai very seriously and plan out your family’s sightseeing to various tourist places in Mumbai.

To make your work a little easy, we are helping you with a few popular tourist destinations in Mumbai in India, which form an integral part of any tour of Tourism in Mumbai.


Chowpatty Beach In Mumbai


Tourism in Mumbai - The Most Popular Visited Places 2Chowpatty beach view from Kamala Nehru park, Mumbai, India – Photo Courtesy: Jan

Bollywood movies have made the Chowpatty beach in Mumbai immortal and this beach is situated in the northern area of Marine Drive. Tourist who visit Mumbai throughout the year visit this popular location and chowpatty beach is an important aspect of Tourism in Mumbai. One of its most common and popular features is its delicious food stalls which offer a variety of lip smacking food. If you love to eat, this would be one of the important tourist places in Mumbai that you would visit first.

Of course, like most tourists, one visit is not enough and you would be back many times more for the special chats, bhel puris and kulfi. On weekends or on national holidays, chowpatty is invaded with curious tourists and local residents who spend quality family time there with great food and various fun rides.


The Historical Gateway of India


Tourism in Mumbai - The Most Popular Visited Places 3Gateway of India, Mumbai – Photo Courtesy: Andy Hay

There is no monument as grand as the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The gateway situated near the port of Mumbai was erected in 1927 to celebrate the visit of Queen Mary and King George V to India during the Delhi Durbar event. Gateway of India’s architect was George Wittet and the design was greatly inspired by Gujarat style which was prevalent in the 16th century.

This location holds great significance and is one of the most popular tourist places in Mumbai as it is mentioned that the last British soldiers exited from India by sea at this location. The tourist enjoy themselves here by feeding thousands of pigeons that inhabit the area and one can also take boat rides to the sea from this location.


Marine Drive


Tourism in Mumbai - The Most Popular Visited Places 4Queen’s Necklace (the street lights along the beach on Marine Drive, Mumbai, India) – Photo Courtesy: Gopal Vijayaraghavan

Even if you have not visited Mumbai, you would have been mesmerized by the beauty of Queen’s Necklace [the street lights along the beach] which lights up this driveway in the evening. The Marine Drive links the areas of Malabar Hills to Nairman Point and the Fort area. It is one of the most popular roads used by the local residents and gets heavily congested in the evening.

Some of the other tourist places in Mumbai, which can be visited, are Mosque of Haji Ali, Siddhi vinayak temple, University Buildings and many more. At the end of your Mumbai vacation, you would be inspired by the indomitable spirit of its residents and infuse the same element into your own life as well.


Chandralekha is a travel writer at ixigo and is passionate about writing destination travel guides and travel tips on topics like Mumbai Tourism. Apart from this, she also writes on Holiday Packages, Holiday Tour Packages, Tour Packages and other related stuff.

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