Seven different islands in the Arabian Sea came together to constitute this huge city Mumbai, which is now the wealthiest city of India. This city, previously called as Bombay, was initially the home to communities of fishing colonies and hence explains its rich fishery business. It is commonly said that this city never sleeps, as it has a colourful and lively nightlife.
Mumbai is very easy to reach as it is very well connected by air to most major destinations in the country and around the world. It is also extensively connected to most of the cities in the country through railways.
Major Attractions :
● Gateway of India: Located on the waterfront in Apollo Bunder area, this huge monument which overlooks the Arabian Sea was built during the British Raj. It is the most popular tourist spot in the city and referred as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai.
● Elephanta Caves: These are a network of sculpted caves which are located 11 km east to the city, on Elephanta island, in the Arabian Sea. The island consists of two separate sets of caves; first is a set of five Hindu caves and second is a set of two Buddhist caves.
● Shree Siddhivinayak: This Hindu temple dedicated to lord Ganesha has evolved from a small place of worship to a grand monument. It is undoubtedly the most-visited Hindu temple in the city.
● Marine Drive: It is a 4.5 km long boulevard along the coast of the Arabian Sea located in south Mumbai. At night the street lights along the coast resemble a string of pearls in a necklace, which is a breathtaking view.
● Beaches: Last but not the least are the beaches, which certainly are the life of the city. Juhu beach, Aksa beach, and Dadar Chowpatty are must-visit places in the city. Apart from picturesque views, these beaches also offer mouth-watering street food, which will leave you wanting for more.
When To Visit :
Being situated along the coast of Arabian Sea, Mumbai has a coastal type of weather and hence is humid all round the year. Hence, you can visit the place during winters which stay from October to March. During winters the air is very pleasant and not so humid.