This year’s Republic Day is just around the corner and is coming with a long weekend. How? Well, this year Republic Day falls on Thursday and all you have to do is take a leave on Friday. And here you have your Republic Day long weekend. If you are not interested in travelling anywhere, you can simply explore your own City of Dreams, Mumbai. Here are 10 places you can and must visit in Mumbai.
Places In Mumbai
1. Elephanta Caves
Elephanta caves is a well known UNESCO world heritage centre. It is a collection of caves which are mostly dedicated to Lord Shiva. They are beautifully situated on the Elephanta or Gharapuri island.
Where: Ferry from Gateway of India to Elephanta caves
Time: 9 am to 5pm (Closed on Mondays)
2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya was previously named as Prince of Wales Museum.This museum is divided into three sections namely Art, Natural History and Archaeology. They also display remnants of various dynasties of India.
Where: Kala Ghoda, Fort
Time: 10:15 am to 6 pm
3. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the most-visited national parks in Asia. The rich flora and fauna of this park is simply mesmerising. You can opt for Lion and Tiger safaris in this park as well.
Where: Kulupwadi, Borivali East
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
4. Kanheri Caves
The Kanheri caverns were carved out of a massive basaltic rock formation. These 109 caves, which were carved between the first century BCE and the tenth century CE, have sculptures on the walls and pillars in addition to carvings of Buddhist literature.
Where: Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Time: 7:30 am to 5 pm
5. Haji Ali Dargah
Haji ali Dargah is an iconic landmark in Mumbai as the mosque sits beautifully right in the middle of the mighty Arabian sea. It boasts of the beautiful Indo-Islamic architecture and is a very revered religious place in Mumbai.
Where: Dargah road, Haji Ali
Time: 5:30 am- 9:45 pm
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6. Siddhivinayak Temple
Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the most beautiful Hindu temples in Mumbai dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The temple was built back in 1801 and the deity is also known as Navsacha Ganpati– the one who fulfils genuine wishes.
Time: 5:30 am to 9 pm
7. Jehangir Art Gallery
Jehangir Art Gallery is a beautiful art gallery in Mumbai and is known as one of the most prestigious venues for artists. The gallery is connected with the renaissance of Indian art.
Where: Kala Ghoda, Fort
TIme: 11 am to 7 pm
8. Gateway Of India
The 20th century saw the construction of the Gateway of India, an arch structure. Basalt was used to build the 26 metres (85 feet) tall arch. This beautiful and majestic monument overlooks the Arabian Sea.
9. Chowpatty Beach
Chowpatty Beach adjoining Marine Drive in Mumbai is one of the most famous beaches in the city. Sunsets here are the most mesmerising with various stalls lit up around selling some of the best delicacies.
Where: Near Marine Drive
10. Marine Drive
Marine Drive beautifully borders the mighty Arabian Sea and is a popular spot among Mumbaikars. The cityscape from this point with the sea looks magical and is a must visit place in Mumbai.
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Which is your favourite place in Mumbai?
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