Best Places to Visit in Mumbai to Maximize Your Vacation

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Mumbai, the city where dreams are made and fulfilled! From jam-packed railway platforms to the famous Dabbawalas, multi-millionaires to suburban slums, the dazzling Bollywood to the quintessential vada pav, bhel puri, and sev puri, the uniqueness of Mumbai is beyond words. If you are planning a trip to Mumbai, make sure you visit the right places to imbibe the dynamic effervescence of this city. To help you with that, we have listed down some of the amazing places visit in Mumbai, which will make you fall in love with this extravagant city over and over again.

Places to Visit in Mumbai with Family

Are you visiting Mumbai with your parents, spouse, and kids? The city has a long list of places to visit in Mumbai where families can have fun and create indelible memories. Here’re some of the best places to visit in Mumbai with family:

1. Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India, the best place to visit in Mumbai, was built in 1924 by George Willet to honor the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. Visit this place in the early morning or late evening hours to enjoy the cool breeze of the sea with your family sans the crowd. Located next to the iconic Taj Mahal Palace and facing the vast Arabian Sea, the Gateway of India leaves you spellbound in every way possible. Take a ferry ride offered here to experience a stupendous view of this monument right from the sea and you can also visit other main attractions nearby.

And the best part? You don’t have to spend a penny to enjoy the beauty of this iconic monument which is often called the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. And the city has many such places that you can enjoy free of cost.

  • Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai
  • Timings: 24×7; every day
  • Entry Fee: Free entry

Ferry rides are chargeable

2. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

sanjay Gandhi park Mumbai

Sprawling over an area of 104 sq. km. of land, this is one of the most-visited national parks in Asia and because of this, I give it the 2nd spot among all the best places to visit in Mumbai. With all sorts of fun activities, this park can surely be a family entertainer. You can watch the big cats of the park close enough in a safari cage and have a fun day boating in the artificial lake in the park. Take the forest road or stairs and hike towards the Gandhi Tekdi, a memorial built in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. The toy train, Van Rani, is another popular attraction here, especially among kids. You can also visit the 2000-years-old Kanheri Caves to capture the Buddha relics. The undisturbed natural trails and the Jain Temple in the forest are also sure to make your visit a memorable one.

  • Location: Borivali East, Mumbai
  • Timings: 07:30 am to 06:30 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee:
    Adults – ₹53 per person
    Children (Between 5 to 12 years of age) – ₹28 per person
    Children (Below 5 years) – free

Additional charges for Kanheri Cave visit, safari, boat ride, and toy train ride

 Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai


3. Red Carpet Wax Museum, Mumbai

Red Carpet Max Museum Mumbai

Ever imagined standing next to Barack Obama, striking a pose with Michael Jackson or taking a selfie with Harry Potter? Yes, you read it right. Come to the city of dreams and fulfil this dream at the Red Carpet Wax Museum. It exhibits lifelike wax figures of prominent icons from various fields including science, politics, sports and world cinema. So, take selfies with your favorite icon, post it on social media, and make your friends jealous. This is my 3rd best place to visit in Mumbai.

  • Location: Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai
  • Timings: 09:45 am to 09:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee
    Weekdays – ₹250 per person
    Weekends – ₹350 per person

Check their website for details on combo offers

4. Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

Hazi Ali Dargah Mumbai

How about taking a trip with your family to one of the most popular religious shrines in Mumbai, built right in the middle of the Arabian Sea? Yes, we are talking about Haji Ali Dargah that houses the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. This grand edifice is made of white marbles and exemplifies the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. A walk through the causeway that connects the Dargah to the Lala Rajput Rai Marg is the main attraction of this place. Feel the spirituality of this place with your dear ones while enjoying a panoramic view of the deep blue waters! I give the places Fab rank no.4 among all the best places to visit in Mumbai.

  • Location: Dargah Road, Mumbai
  • Timings: 05:30 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A

5. Elephanta Caves, Mumbai

Elephanta caves Bombay tribune

ake a tour to this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai and get wonderstruck by the massive rock-cut caves that date back to several centuries. It has five caves dedicated to Hindu god Shiva and two caves depicting Buddhist architectures. To reach this place, you need to take a one-hour ferry ride from the Gateway of India, during which you can also enjoy the scenic beauty of Mumbai.

Elephanta caves Bombay tribune

Those who lack the spirit of a trekker can hop on the toy train that will take you on a tour of the caves right from the entry point.

Elephanta caves Bombay tribune

The restaurant and canteen run by MTDC can take care of your hunger pangs. If you are planning a one-day tour to the Elephanta Caves, this blog will give you more details.

Elephanta caves Bombay tribune

  • Location: Gharapuri, Mumbai
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee:
    Citizens of India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, & Thailand – ₹10 per person
    Other foreign citizens – ₹250 per person

Separate charges involved for videography, toy train ride, and ferry ride


6. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai


One of the most frequented temples in Mumbai, the Siddhivinayak Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Devotees from across India including famous personalities from Bollywood and sports throng the temple to seek the blessings of Siddhivinayak Ganapati. The auspicious idol of Lord Ganesha is carved out in a single black stone with the trunk bent towards right making it one-of-its-kind. You can plan a visit to this temple with your family for an enriched spiritual experience.

  • Location: Khed Galli, Prabhadevi, Mumbai
  • Timings: 05:30 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: NA


7. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Mumbai

hatrapati Shivaji Terminus is another UNESCO World Heritage Site situated right in the heart of Mumbai. Built in the year 1888, during the British colonial period, this edifice exemplifies the Victorian-Gothic style of architecture. While you are here, don’t forget to take a photograph with your family and kids. And guess what, the magnificent CST is the most photographed building in India after Taj Mahal!

And once you are done with sightseeing, don’t forget to treat yourself and your dear ones to some lip-smacking food. Whether you are looking for budget restaurants, fine diners or buffet places, Mumbai has it all. Want some great ideas? Read our blog on the top restaurants in Mumbai.

  • Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Mumbai
  • Timings: Every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A

8. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai


Boasting a grand Indo-Saracenic architectural style, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is one of the famous places in Mumbai that demand your attention as a centre of entertainment and learning. Since the museum was built to commemorate the India visit of George V’s, the then Prince of Wales, it was initially named as the Prince of Wales Museum.

Home to about 50,000 artefacts, this beautiful museum has received the 2010 UNESCO Asia – Pacific Heritage Award and is a must-visit if you are keen to know about our country’s heritage.

  • Location: Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
  • Timings: 10:15 am to 06:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: Different packages are available for Indian adults, foreign adults, Indian senior citizens, children (5-12 years), students, defence personnel and group Indian visitors (15 and more). The range is from INR 60 to INR 700. INR 100 is charged for photography without the use of a tripod. You can visit the website for more details.

9. ISKCON Temple, Mumbai


Also known as Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari ji Temple, it is close to Juhu Beach and boasts 4 acres of land area. The gorgeously carved temple draws Hindu devotees in droves and hosts festivals like Ratha Yatra, Janmashtami, Radhasthami, Makarsankranti, and Gaura Purnima with great pomp and show. Crafted with marble, the temple comes with a 7-storey guesthouse, an auditorium, and a restaurant to help devotees attend spiritual programs with ease. The ISKCON Temple is also an educational hub and its library houses an impressive collection of spiritual books.

  • Location: Hare Krishna Land, Juhu, Mumbai
  • Timings: 08:00 am to 01:00 pm and 04:15 pm to 09:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: Free

10. Girgaon Chowpatty, Mumbai

Looking for a breezy getaway that doesn’t cost a bomb? This public beach that lies along the Queen’s Necklace is the answer to your prayers. Counted among the best Mumbai tourist places, this beach is famous for grand Ganesh Visarjan celebrations, where countless people flock to witness Lord Ganesha’s immersion. This beach is known for its 10-day Ram Leela performance too, at the end of which, Ravan’s effigy is set afire. Also, if you want to admire the Nariman Point skyline in all its glory, Girgaon Chowpatty is where you should be.

  • Location: Queen’s Necklace, Marine Drive, Mumbai
  • Timings: 24×7
  • Entry Fee: Free

11. Shri Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai

Built in 1831 by a Hindu merchant named Dhakji Dadaji, this beautiful temple attracts numerous devotees daily, and more so on Diwali and Navaratra. On these two occasions, Shri Mahalakshmi is believed to come alive and grant the wishes of her worshippers. The other two deities housed here are Shri Mahasaraswati and Shri Mahakali. The vernacular domestic architecture of the temple and its unique surroundings, dotted with sweet and flower shops, make Mahalakshmi Temple an integral part of Maharashtra tourism.

  • Location: Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Mahalaxmi West, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai
  • Timings: 06:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Morning aarti – 07.00 am to 07.20 am
  • Evening aarti – 06.30 pm to 06.40 pm
  • Main aarti – 07.30 pm to 07.50 pm
  • Night aarti – 10.00 pm (at the time of closing)
  • Entry Fee: Free

12. Powai Lake, Mumbai

The beautiful and artificial Powai Lake is 12m deep and spread over 6.6 km. IIT Bombay is situated to the lake’s east and adds extra sparkle to it. Nature enthusiasts flock to this lake for its pretty pink-purple Balsam bushes and the wide variety of birds that you can see here, including sunbirds, kingfishers, kites, bulbuls, herons, ducks, parakeets, storks and doves. Even crocodiles have been spotted here.

  • Location: Powai Valley, Mumbai
  • Timings: 24×7 (Powai Garden is open from 06:00 am to 10:00 am and 01:00 pm to 07:00 pm, all days)
  • Entry Fee: Free

Places to Visit in Mumbai with Kids

One of the most prized gifts you can give your kids is fun-filled memories. And while in Mumbai, this isn’t a tough task at all. Listed below are some of the places to visit in Mumbai with kids, where they can create virtual souvenirs to cherish a lifetime.

13. Nehru Center, Mumbai

Nehru center

Built in the memory of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, this center propagates his teachings and ideas through educational and cultural programs. It consists of a spectacular dome-shaped planetarium that creates curiosity about astronomy and science in young kids. You can stargaze with your little ones at the sky theater for a memorable time. Make your kids stand at the cubicle that calculates their weight in each of the nine planets of the solar system. Other attractions here, such as the miniature galaxy with Sun at the center, Moon’s surface, a view of Earth from Moon, art gallery, library, etc. will surely get your kids charged up with energy and intuitiveness.

  • Location: Dr. Annie Besant Rd, Lotus Colony, Worli, Mumbai
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 05:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee: ₹100 per person (4 years and above)

For details on shows and their timings, check the website

14. Kidzania, Mumbai

Kidzania Mumbai

Kidzania is an indoor amusement park made exclusively for kids with a unique concept of role-playing in a real city-like environment. Here, kids are required to perform a ‘job’ as a part of their role-playing. After successful completion of the job, they get paid in the form of kidzo money as an encouragement. You can see them brimming with joy as they make their own money for the first job in their life. Parents can relax at the lounge, from where they can monitor their kids on the TV screen. With such interactive edutainment activities, Kidzania should be your ideal destination for a fun-filled day with your tiny tots.

  • Location: R City Mall, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai
  • Timings:
    10:00 am to 08:00 pm; Tuesday to Friday
    10:00 am to 03:00 pm and 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
    Closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee:
    Different packages for kids, adults, and senior citizens, ranging from ₹300 to ₹1500. Check the website for more details.

15. Taraporewala Aquarium, Mumbai


Touted as India’s oldest aquarium, this place houses a variety of marine and freshwater fishes including coral fishes from the Lakshadweep Islands. It also has an Oceanarium that gives you the feel of walking under the sea with exotic fishes floating above you. Well, there is more. Your kids can touch some of the aquatic fishes and animals without harming them at the Touch Pool. You can also enjoy a whale of a time at the fish spa along with your little ones. This aquarium is a perfect blend of education and entertainment, making it an ideal place to visit with kids.

  • Location: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Marine Drive, Mumbai
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 08:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee:
    Adults – ₹60 per person
    Children (Below 12 years) – ₹30 per person
    Govt. Employees – ₹30 per person

Separate charges for photography and videography

16. Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Zoo, Mumbai

Kids love zoos, period! While you are in Mumbai, you can have a great day out with your little ones at Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Zoo that houses many wild animals like elephants, lion, tiger, monkeys, crocodiles, etc. The aviary includes some colorful birds and some rare ones like albino crows and flamingos. Sprawling over an area of 48 acres, one of the prominent attractions of the zoo is its penguin enclosure, which is kept in the perfect environment and temperature.

  • Location: Byculla East, Mazgaon, Mumbai
  • Timings: 09:30 am to 05:30 pm, closed on Wednesdays
  • Entry Fee:
    Family of four – ₹100 and ₹25 for each extra child
    Couples – ₹100
    Students (Private schools) – ₹15 per person

17. Smaaash Junior, Mumbai


Looking for some indoor activities for your little munchkins on a scorching summer day or on a dull rainy day? Then, Smaaash Junior is the right place for them. This is a perfect entertainment zone for your kids to have a frolicsome day. The Tubular Slide, Canon Shooting, Netted Tunnel, Padded Bridge, Spinning Palm Tree, etc. are some of the popular slides and rides among the tots. Also to curb their ravenousness, some finger-licking food and desserts are available at their food court.

  • Location: Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai
  • Timings:
    01:00 pm to 01:00 am; Monday to Saturday
    11:00 am to 01:00 pm; Sundays
  • Entry Fee:
    Weekdays – ₹399/ 60 minutes and ₹499/ 90 minutes
    Weekends – ₹499/ 60 minutes and ₹599/ 90 minutes

18. EsselWorld, Mumbai

Looking for adventure and thrill in the heart of bustling Mumbai? You can head to EsselWorld to have fun with the whole family. A wide array of vibrant and exciting rides await at this famous amusement park, to give you the adrenaline rush you want while shooting up in the air or plunging into cold water. Roller coasters, kid-friendly rides, challenges, and a cheerful playground make EsselWorld the complete package. It is a happening destination for wedding photography and events too.

  • Location: Global Pagoda Road, Gorai Island, Borivali West, Mumbai
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 06:30 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: Multiple packages are available for both children and adults, including Basic, Silver, Fast Track + Silver, Combine and Annual Pass – Passport Next. The price ranges from INR 290 to INR 1640. You can visit their website for more details.

19. Shivaji Park, Mumbai


If you are passionate about sports and looking for things to do in Mumbai, the vast green expanse of Shivaji Park will surely appeal to you. It has witnessed plenty of social and political gatherings before and after India’s independence, and hence, teems with historical charm. Owing to a sprawling open area of 28 acres, this park is ideal for enjoying a game of cricket, football or tennis. It is also surrounded by the residences of important personalities like Milind Soman, Raj Thackeray, Anup Jalota, and Sachin Tendulkar.

  • Location: Gopi Tank Marg, Mahim West, Shivaji Park, Mumbai
  • Timings: 07:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: Free

Places to Visit in Mumbai for Couples

Mumbai is the city of dreams and by extension, the perfect city for romancing couples. If you are looking for spots where you and your partner can add some spark to your love life, here’s our hand-picked list.

20. Juhu Beach, Mumbai

beach juhu

Nothing can be more romantic than watching the crimson sun and the luminous orange sky on a breezy beach, with your loved one. Juhu Beach is one such spectacular place in Mumbai, often visited by couples who need a little romantic escape from the humdrum of city life. You can also plan a romantic date night at one of the amazing beachside restaurants available at Juhu.

  • Location: Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
  • Timings: 24 x 7; every day
  • Entry Fee: NA

21. Marine Drive, Mumbai


Walk hand in hand with your lover along the walkway at Marine Drive witnessing the sunset hues reflecting on the vast Arabian Sea. It is an ideal place to relax and spend some romantic moments on a beautiful evening. This is also one of the popular places to visit in Mumbai at night. Don’t forget to satiate your hunger with some delicious street food available here.

  • Location: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Chowpatty, Mumbai
  • Timings: 24 x 7; every day
  • Entry Fee: NA

22. Chota Kashmir, Mumbai

chota kashmir mumbai

If you are in search of a peaceful yet serene place to cherish some intimate moments with your partner, Chota Kashmir should be the right spot while you are in Mumbai. It has a beautifully landscaped garden and a placid lake that tranquillizes your body and mind. Recline peacefully on the greens of the garden or go boating in the lake and get lost in love on this little piece of paradise. Either way, you are sure to find a new spark in your love life!

  • Location: Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon, Mumbai
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fees: Free entry

Separate charges for boating.

23. Worli Sea Face, Mumbai

worli sea face mumbai

Worli Sea Face, undoubtedly, is one of the favorite hangout spots for couples, where they can walk along the long stretched promenade in the evening or late night hours with a splendid view of the sea in the background. You can sit along the sealine with your lover and feel the water splashing across your face after hitting the rocks below, making the evening more enchanting and memorable. The panoramic view of the Arabian Sea and the cool refreshing breeze make this place a must-go among the couples in Mumbai.

  • Location: Worli, Mumbai
  • Timings: 24 x 7; every day
  • Entry Fee: NA

24. Hanging Gardens, Mumbai


Every relationship deserves a break from monotonous daily routines. Take your significant other to this amazing Hanging Garden and unwind and slacken yourself amidst the flower beds, spectacular water fountains, and lush green animal shaped hedges. Don’t miss out to take a funny picture with your partner at the giant boot structure here, known as the “Old Women Shoes”. What else can be more romantic than this?

  • Location: Simla Nagar, Malabar Hill, Mumbai
  • Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Free entry

25. Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai


If you are a connoisseur of performing and fine arts and things that make you think, a visit to the Prithvi Theatre is a must. Built in the memory of Prithviraj Kapoor, this theatre conducts meaningful live performances in various languages and even online workshops. One of the top places to visit in Mumbai, it hosts many festivals too, and has a bookshop and café to cater to your mind and gastronomic juices. Since 1978, this theatre has always been about embracing new ideas, respecting each other, and evolving as human beings.

  • Location: Juhu Church Rd, Mumbai
  • Timings: 01:00 pm to 09:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: Show ticket prices can range from INR 125 to INR 400. You can visit the website for more details.

26. Versova Beach, Mumbai


Dry black and white sand lends a unique appeal to this peaceful and clean beach. You can simply laze around, go for a swim, watch or participate in a fish auction (the beach is home to a well-known fishing community, Koli), or dig into some tasty seafood at one of the cafes here. Those seeking thrill can indulge in snorkelling, surfing or scuba diving. Photographers will fall in love with the beach at dawn and dusk.

  • Location: Bharat Nagar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai
  • Timings: 24×7
  • Entry Fee: Free

27. Madh Island, Mumbai

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Are you looking for places to roam in Mumbai that will give you a break from your busy city life? Connect with rustic farmlands and charming fishing villages at Madh Island. Dotted with serene beaches like Aksa, Silver, Erangel and Dana Pani, Madh Island has a modest Portuguese fort as well. It has Malad Creek on its east and the Arabian Sea on its west. You can avail the ferry service from Versova to reach this serene island easily and spend a relaxed weekend.

  • Location: 30 km from the north-western coast of Mumbai
  • Timings: 24×7
  • Entry Fee: Free entry (Ferry charge from Versova – INR 3 per person)

28. Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai


Finding peace amidst Mumbai’s hustle and bustle is possible if you pay a visit to this picturesque pagoda. Designed to accommodate 8000 Vipassana meditators, the pagoda’s architectural style is Burmese. While the pagoda has 3 sub-domes, the largest and first dome holds Buddha’s bone relics. Different courses are offered to new and old students who wish to embrace Buddha’s teachings, practise gratitude and shed mortal bindings.

  • Location: Global Pagoda Road near EsselWorld Gorai, Borivali West, Mumbai
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm (entry allowed till 06:30 pm), Monday to Sunday (ID proof required)
  • Entry Fee: Free

29. Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai


A magnificent example of modern architecture, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge that features viaducts made of pre-stressed concrete and steel on either side. It can support a total of 8 lanes of traffic (to and fro) and is a staggering 5.6 km in length. This bridge is not only worthy of photography, but also makes travelling between Bandra and Worli super simple by spanning across Mahim Bay.

  • Location: Kesarinath Buva Bhaye Marg, Koliwada, Worli, Mumbai
  • Timings: 24×7
  • Entry Fee: Toll for Car – INR 70, Light Commercial Vehicle – INR 110, Heavy Vehicle – INR 145

Places to Visit in Mumbai with Friends

Moments spent with friends are moments filled with unlimited fun and joy. The city of Mumbai offers you and your friends many options to indulge in heavy-duty, boundless fun and entertainment. Here’s a list of the best places to visit in Mumbai with friends.

30. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

Do you have friends who think shopping is the best form of therapy? Then the Collaba Causeway would be a shopping paradise for them forever. With shops after shops piled up with goodies, you are sure to have a great time shopping everything from inexpensive clothes to sophisticated designer wears, home décor items to jewelry, and everything in between. For food fanatics, the place has a lot of restaurants, cafés, and patisseries.

And once you are done with this retail therapy, it’s time to start your gastronomic therapy. Head out to one of the many food streets in the city and experience an explosion of flavors in the form of pav Bhaji, vada pav, pani puri, bhel puri, ragda pattice, kebabs, sandwiches, and more. Here’s your ultimate guide to discovering Mumbai’s best street food.

  • Location: Collaba Causeway, Mumbai
  • Open: All days
  • Entry Fee: NA

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31. Mumbai Film City, Mumbai

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Sprawling over approximately 100,000 sq. ft. area, the Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari also known as Mumbai Film City is a world of wonders where you can see theaters, gardens, lakes, recording rooms, and grounds that are leased out for Bollywood film shootings. Take a bus tour of the film city with your friends and see the familiar sets of popular sitcoms and movies. If you and your pals are die-hard fans of Bollywood, this film city is something you shouldn’t miss out on.

  • Location: Aarey Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Tours starting at ₹599

32. Hakone Entertainment Centre, Mumbai

An ideal entertainment center to have a blast with your friends, this place offers the perfect blend of sports, fun, and leisure for people of all ages. Here you can indulge in Go-Karting on the 200-meter track with karts of Honda engines of 5.5HP. This power-packed entertainment center also offers simulators, redemption machines, billiards, and a LAN Gaming zone. Some of the other popular activities here are the Bull Ride, Air Gun Shooting, and Bumper Cars. Or how about competing with your friends at the Paintball game in a real, simulated field?

  • Location: Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
  • Timings: 02:30 pm to 09:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Check the website for activity charges

33. Snow World, Mumbai

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Now, you can experience -10° C temperature in Mumbai with some frolicsome activities at Snow world, another great place to have serious fun with your friends. Feel the natural snowfall, slide through the ice in a rubber tube, play snowball wars with your buddies, run down the ice slope screaming with joy, go ice skating and learn some snowboarding while you are in this really ‘coool’ place. Enthralling right?

Besides this, Mumbai has a fine range of amusement parks where you can have a fun-filled day with your family and friends. From Essel World and Yazoo Park to Hakone and Vardhman Fantasy, your options are plenty while you are here. Know about the best 8 amusement parks in Mumbai for more details. For those who love some heavy-duty aquatic fun can also visit one of these 10 best waterparks in Mumbai where fun and frolic never end.

  • Location: Phoenix Market City, Kamani Junction Kurla (W), Mumbai
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: ₹575 per person

34. Clue Hunt Mumbai, Mumbai


Looking for some unique yet interesting games to play with your friends? Indulge yourselves in this 60-minutes ‘Room Escape’ game challenge, where you and your friends are locked in a game room. Spooky? Wait, there is more. Using some hidden clues and keys, you should solve the puzzles and escape out of a 250 sq.ft mysterious room. So, go ahead and play this dynamic and mindboggling game at the Clue Hunt Mumbai.

  • Location: Andheri, Bandra, Lower Parel, and Fort, Mumbai
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee:
    Clue Hunt Twin – ₹700 per person
    Triplet – ₹600 per person
    Quartet, Quintet, Sixtet, Septet, and Octet – ₹500 per person
    Weekends and Public holidays
    Clue Hunt Twin – ₹1000 per person
    Triplet – ₹900 per person
    Quartet – ₹800 per person
    Quintet, Sixtet, Septet, and Octet – ₹700 per person
    Exclusive of taxes

35. National Gallery Of Modern Art, Mumbai


This butterfly-shaped gallery with a dome in the centre attracts art lovers from different parts of India. It is the brainchild of Jawahar Lal Nehru, Humayun Kabir and Maulana Azad, and shows you how visual and plastic art forms have evolved over time. Art collections of important civilizations, artists and sculptors have found their rightful place in this contemporary gallery. You can explore the artworks by Pablo Picasso as well as many Egyptian artefacts here.

  • Location: Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: Adults – INR 150 per person, Students – INR 1 per person, Children – INR 1 per person

36. Gorai Beach, Mumbai

Whether you like solitude or parties, this beach offers ample opportunities for you to enjoy the way you want. Watch palm trees sway while you relish street food at one of the colourful shacks here. Or, participate in water sports to get your adrenaline pumping. Sunsets are amazing here too.

  • Location: 58 km from the main city of Mumbai
  • Timings: 24×7 (ferry timings are 06:00 am to 08:30 pm)
  • Entry Fee: Free

37. Kanheri Caves, Mumbai


Nestled in the forests of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the 109 caves here were carved out of basalt rock, between 1st century CE and 10th century CE. Ancient carvings, sculptures, inscriptions and paintings make these caves one of the most popular places to visit in Mumbai. The Kanheri Caves were once home to Buddhist monks who studied and meditated here, and still feature channels that drained rainwater into the cisterns. The congregation hall with its massive stupa and stone pillars is of special interest.

  • Location: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
  • Timings: 07:30 am to 05:00 pm, Tuesday to Monday
  • Entry Fee: Indians – INR 15 per head, Foreigners – INR 200 per head

38. Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


Built in 1952 and backed by Sir Cowasji Jehangir’s funding, this art gallery is a popular space for many important exhibitions by photographers, painters, sculptors, craftsmen, weavers and alike. It was established with the aim of promoting contemporary Indian art and forging a bond between aspiring artists and art patrons. S. H. Raza and M. F. Hussain are among the noted artists who have had exhibitions here.

  • Location: Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
  • Timings: 11:00 am to 07:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: Free

39. Mahakali Caves, Mumbai


If you wish to go back in time and explore something truly interesting, this group of 19 hillside caves should feature on your places-to-see list. Carved out of black solid basalt between 1st century BCE and 6th century CE, these ancient caves housed Buddhist monks once. They are also known as Kondivite Caves and boast a Buddhist Stupa as well as Pali scriptures on many walls.

  • Location: Mahakali Caves Rd, Sunder Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai
  • Timings: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee: INR 20 per head

Whether it is a bunch of crazy friends, a loving family or a cute couple, Mumbai has no dearth of places to escape the daily grind of life. You can explore the city at your own pace or hop onto the MTDC Mumbai Darshan tour bus, which takes you to prominent places to visit Mumbai in one day. As Salman Rushdie had rightly said, “You can take the boy out of Bombay. You can’t take Bombay out of the boy, you know”. So, go ahead, check in at one of the best budget hotels in Mumbai, and get yourself soaked in the magic of this city.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mumbai:

Q: What is the best time to visit Mumbai?

A: The best time to visit Mumbai is between October and March when it’s not too hot or humid and the rains have subsided.

Q: What are the best places for street shopping in Mumbai?

A: Colaba Causeway, Crawford Market, Zaveri Bazaar, Heera Panna Market and Linking Road are some of the best places for street shopping in Mumbai.

Q: List out the best malls of Mumbai.

A: Phoenix Market City (Kurla), R City Mall (Ghatkopar), Infiniti Mall (Andheri), Oberoi Mall (Goregaon) and Inorbit Mall (Malad) are the top 5 malls in Mumbai.

Q: What are the best places to eat near Mumbai airport?

A: Persian Darbar, Opa!, Delhi Highway, Barbeque Nation, Eva’s Pizza, Dragonfly Experience, Pop Tate’s, Oozo, Chimichurri, Cheelizza, Urban Tadka and Roots of India are some of the popular restaurants in Mumbai near the airport.

Q: Suggest some good places to party in South Mumbai.

A: Lord of the Drinks, Tamasha, MRP, Colaba Social, 145 The Mill, London Taxi, Toit, Havana, Effingut, The Sassy Spoon, House of Tipsy, Talli Turmeric, Millennials, Light House Cafe, Dome, TAP and The Bombay Cartel are a few of the buzzing nightlife places in South Mumbai.

Q: What are different means available to get around Mumbai?

A: Mumbai has an efficient public transportation system comprising kaali peeli taxis, autos, BEST buses, metro rail (Versova-Ghatkopar; 12 stations) and the most used of all — the local train (running along Western, Central and Harbour lines).

Q: Where is Mumbai airport located? How to reach my hotel from there?

A: Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located in Vile Parle area. Metered taxis, prepaid taxis, private cabs, app-based cabs and auto rickshaws are all available from the airport to travel to different areas and hotels in Mumbai.

Q: How many railway stations are there in Mumbai?

A: Mumbai is served by five major railway stations — Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dadar Terminus, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Bandra Terminus and Mumbai Central.

Q: Which festivals in Mumbai are worth attending?

A: Mumbai Wine Fest (Feb), Banganga Festival (Jan), Elephanta Festival (Mar) and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival (Feb) are some of the main cultural events in Mumbai. Religious festivals in Mumbai that are worth attending include Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri.

Q: Where can I go on a weekend getaway from Mumbai?

A: Lonavala, Matheran, Alibaug, Rajmachi, Igatpuri, Raigad and Silvassa are among the most popular destinations for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

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