10 Tourist Attractions to Visit in Mumbai for First-Timers

This is a huge world and there are just too many countries, cities, national parks, heritage sites, mountains and beaches to cover in one lifetime. It’s quite overwhelming even to think about it.

But, if you’re ticking off your bucket list by planning your first ever trip to Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, this is how it should be done.

The best way to explore Mumbai is hiring a self-drive car instead of taking public transport (which by the way many blogs and websites will suggest you do). It will serve two purposes; first, you won’t have to go through hurdles of getting on heavily crowded local trains and buses and second, you’d be the master of your own time and itinerary.

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Mumbai in 2020

In this blog, you can see the list of some famous tourist attractions in Mumbai. If you want to plan a weekend trip with your family and friends, or are looking for picnic spots in Mumbai, then these are the most attractive tourist places in Mumbai that you must visit.

  1. Gateway of India
  2. Film City
  3. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  4. Bandstand Promenade & Mount Mary Church
  5. Haji Ali Dargah
  6. Siddhivinayak Temple
  7. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
  8. Colaba Causeway
  9. Chota Kashmir
  10. Juhu Beach

1. Gateway of India, Mumbai

This arch monument built during the 20th century was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder when they visited India in 1911. Previously used to serve as the ‘gateway’ for access to India, it came to be associated with the ceremonial entrance for Viceroys and new Governors of Bombay. The Gateway of India is a symbol of centuries old, rich trade business and culture exchange that has shaped this pulsating city. It gives you a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea, where you can spend the whole evening gazing at far horizons. And don’t worry about parking, there is a paid parking slot which will keep your self-drive car safe for a nominal per hour fee while you enjoy the scenic view.

Nearby you can shop your heart out in Colaba Causeway,  which is always crowded with locals and foreigners alike.

You can also go for a long drive on the iconic Marine Drive, also known as Queen’s Necklace, owing to its shimmering lights along the coastline that look like a necklace from a topical view.

  • Best Time to visit: 24X7
  • Entry Fee: Free

2. Film City, Mumbai

The Film City Founded in 1977, it is also known as the Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari. It has been synonymous with Bollywood and the Hindi film industry ever since its inception. Located in Mumbai’s famous Aarey Colony, the Film City sprawls across an area of 520 acres, comprising 20 indoor studios and numerous outdoor sets. It is also surrounded by lush landscapes of verdant greenery. The Flim city can be one of the best picnic spot in Mumbai for you.

  • Best Time to visit: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: Starting at ₹599

3. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Squeezed between the suburbs of Mumbai and Thane, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a highly sought-after destination for picnics and weekend getaways. Thousands of visitors throng this park to spot leopards, bears, lions, flying fox, kingfisher, butterflies, and so on. This area covers approximately 20% of Mumbai’s geographic area. It hosts over 500 species of fauna and more than 1300 species of flora. You will also find another popular tourist attraction within the park premises- the Kanheri Caves. These are over 2000 years old and have been carved out of rocky cliffs. The two artificial lakes within the forest is home to crocodiles and migratory birds. First introduced in 1974, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the largest city parks in the world.

  • Best Time to visit:  07:30 am to 06:30 pm,  Closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee: Adults – 53 Rs. per person
    Children (Below 5 years) – free

4. Bandstand Promenade & Mount Mary Church, Mumbai

Bandstand Promenade is considered to be a popular hangout spot within the city. It is not only dotted with food joints but also has numerous hawkers selling street snacks. No wonder you will find the promenade swarmed with people, irrespective of the time of day. The mesmerizing views of the adjacent sea and the skyline accompanying it add to the appeal. The end of the promenade has the Amphitheatre, which hosts various cultural events and concerts. 

  • Best Time to visit: 6 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: N/A

5. Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque which is a memorial to Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and is situated on the banks of Worli in Mumbai. Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari was a Sufi saint and a wealthy merchant of Uzbekistan. The Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most religious recognizable landmarks of Mumbai.

  • Best Time to visit: 05:30 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A

6. Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

Sri Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple is a famous temple of Lord Shri Ganesha situated in Mumbai. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the richest temples in India. It was constructed on 19 November 1801 and well known as “Navsacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” among devotees.

  • Best Time to visit: 5:30 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee: N/A

7. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is a historic railway station in Mumbai, India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India. The station was built in 1887 designed by Frederick William Stevens. The station is in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai.

  • Best Time to visit: 24×7
  • Entry Fee: N/A

8. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

The Colaba Causeway, popularly known as Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, is a commercial road. The Colaba Causeway is one of the most exciting and eclectic tourist attraction and shop in Mumbai. You have a lot of options for shopping here and you can get a good bargain.

  • Best Time to visit: 24X7
  • Entry Fee: N/A

9. Chota Kashmir, Mumbai

Aarey colony is known as’ Chota Kashmir. It is one of the best places to visit for couples in Mumbai. Part of Mumbai away from busy life people come here with their loved ones. Chota Kashmir is a green place where there is a beautiful lake and boating is also done here.

  • Best Time to visit:  10:00 am to 06:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fees: Free entry

10. Juhu Beach, Mumbai

Juhu Beach, popularly known as Juhu Chowpatty, is one of the most attractive places in Mumbai. Here you will find vendors offering snacks like bhel puri and ice cream. Nearby, chic bars serve everything from local beers to cocktails. Seeing the sunset in the evening here is a beautiful experience for people visiting Mumbai.

  • Best Time to visit: 24/7, Best in Sunrise & Sunset
  • Entry Fee: N/A

So, let your worries about travel melt in thin air and make the most of your visit to Mumbai in the comfort of your favorite Revv self-drive car rental.


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