Top 10 Touristy Places to visit in Mumbai

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Mumbai is the one place that has a special place in my heart. From the people to the picturesque Bombay skyline there is just something about this city that makes me fall in love with it. So if you have been planning on visiting Bombay, here is your quick guide on the top 10 touristy places you must visit. To start with Mumbai got its name from the patron deity, the Goddess Mumba Devi. 

Did you know, Mumbai; the dream city is home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? It also constitutes 7 islands. Well, there are lots of famous places in Mumbai and here are some of our favourites: 
Top 10 touristy Places to Visit in Mumbai
Marine Drive: The famous drive which starts from the north of Nariman Point and ends at the famous Chowpatty Beach is a 3 km long road along the sea coast of South Mumbai in an arc shape. The coast lines the Arabian Sea and is undoubtedly the best place to watch the sunset in Mumbai. Marine Drive is also known as the Queen's Necklace because, when viewed at night from an elevated point, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace. This is honestly my favourite place in all of Bombay. The cool sea breeze, the sound of the waves crashing against rocks and the sunset are all elements for a memorable evening in Bombay.

Marine Drive

Gateway of India:
Gateway of India is one of the most outstanding monuments in Mumbai which was built in 1924. It is one of the most visited tourist hubs in the city. The monument overlooks the Arabian Sea in a beautiful way. It is also nicknamed “Mumbai’s Taj Mahal”. This beautiful structure is a memorial arch made of basalt and stands tall at 26 meters, with an architectural resemblance to a triumphal arch.
Gateway of India 

Jehangir Art Gallery: This Art Gallery was founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir at the request of K.K. Hebbar and Homi Bhabha. The gallery hosts the works of M.F. Hussain and other artists and is a haven for art lovers. It consists of 4 halls with all the possible facilities to showcase visual art which includes: Terrace Art Gallery, Exhibition Gallery, Auditorium Hall and Hirji Jehangir Gallery.
Jehangir Art Gallery

Prince of Wales Museum: The Prince of Wales Museum is a museum in Mumbai that documents the history of India from prehistoric to modern times. This museum is regarded as one of the heritage buildings of Mumbai because of its splendid architecture. It consists of a large number of ancient, exquisite artefacts relating to the rich and diverse Indian history. The museum showcases pieces from the Indus Valley Civilization and relics from the time of the Guptas, Mauryas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas. Now this museum is known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.
Prince of Wales Museum or Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangralaya

Bandra Worli Sea Link: The link is a cable-stayed bridge linking Bandra to the Western Suburbs of Mumbai. One part of the link was opened to the public on March 24, 2009, and was completely opened on July 1, 2009. The sea link is a civil engineering wonder that reflects the modern infrastructure of Mumbai city, spanning across the arc of the Mumbai coastline.
Bandra Worli Sea Link

Sanjay Gandhi National Park: A theme water park is situated in Gorai which is around 55 km. Away from Mumbai city and along with Essel world forms India’s largest amusement water park. Apart from the basic features of a water park it also has a 30000 sq. ft. Lagoon, thrilling coaster rides at Adventure Amazonia, spiralling water rides at Missphily Hills and Dance & Music Zone.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park 

Nehru Science Center: 
Located in Worli, the Nehru Science Centre is the largest interactive science centre in India. This is one of the country's most famous science centres, with more than 500 hands-on interactive science exhibits on various aspects of science. It is a must-visit destination for students. The main attraction of the centre is a 15-minute 3D show.
Nehru Science Center 

Juhu Beach: Juhu Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Mumbai and is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea. This is one of the most popular and crowded tourist spots in all of Bombay. The food court at its main entrance offers Bombay-style street food including notably sev puri, bhel puri, pani puri, pav bhaji, ice gola etc. 
Juhu Beach 

Elephanta Caves: The Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Situated on the Elephanta Island these caves reveal evidence of occupation from as early as the 2nd century BC. The rock-cut Elephanta Caves were constructed somewhere around the 5th to 6th century AD. The cave is divided into 3 parts with the main attraction being the 7meter high sculpture 'Sadshiva' - showcasing Shiva in his three forms Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. The Elephanta caves are one of the greatest specimens of rock-cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India.
Elephanta Caves 

Global Vipassana Pagoda: The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a monument of harmony and peace which is located near Gorai. It is the world's largest hollow stone masonry structure containing relics of the Buddha. This is also the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars.
The aim of this place is to express gratitude, honour Gautama Buddha and his teachings and to practice Vipassana Meditation. Vipassana meditation courses are held free of charge at the meditation centre that is situated in the Pagoda complex. 

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