Mumbai is one of the largest metropolitan cities in India. It is known as the commercial capital of the country. Earlier Mumbai was known as Bombay. Here you can see all types of life from slums to sky-touching buildings. The city is loved by people from all sectors. People from all around the country come here to fulfil their dreams. Mumbai is famous for its food and the most famous ones are vada pav, sev puri, bhel puri etc. It is a thickly populated city with a higher rate of people per square kilometre. Mumbai won’t disappoint any travellers visiting it. There are so many places to visit in Mumbai.
Where to stay in Mumbai?
There is no dearth of good hotels in Mumbai. If you are travelling for the first time and don’t know the place quite well, it will be a good choice to stay in a reputed hotel. This will keep you and your things safe and will give you peace of mind. This city is also known for its high crime rates. So it is sensible to stay in a good place when you visit this city. You can also look for Hilton Mumbai International airport.
This is a five-star hotel and has palace-like architecture. There are so many facilities available at Hilton Mumbai International airport. There are an outside pool, meeting rooms; onsite restaurants, fitness centre etc, which are a few of the facilities available at this hotel. You can book a room in this hotel directly by looking at the hotel website or you can book through some hotel booking apps. If you book well in advance you will get some discount.
Places to visit in Mumbai
Marine Drive is also known as the Queen’s necklace. This place looks extremely beautiful at night with all lights and people coming here to relax and to take long walks. This can be enjoyed by both young and old. For elderly people, there is a park named Nana Nani Park. It is mesmerizing to watch the Arabian sea at night from here and it is an ideal place for relaxing and for long walks. The city comes truly alive at the night with all the shops and restaurant around it. You can spend here as long as you want. This one of the beautiful place in Mumbai and you should definitely visit here. Once you are here just admire the sea and the breeze and enjoy a beautiful evening here.
Gateway of India
Gateway of India is built around 1924 and one of the popular tourist destinations in Mumbai. It is one of the most distinctive monument. This was build to welcome King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. This is also known as Mumbai’s Taj Mahal. This is one of the brilliant architecture and the view is amazing especially at night time.
Elephant caves are located at Gharapuri island, which is around eleven kilometres from Mumbai. This is a UNESCO world heritage site. The visiting time is from morning 9:00 to evening 5:30. It will take around four to five hours to see this place. It is a very important site because it is an archaeological site. For kids under fifteen, the entrance is free. You can also reach here by taking a ferry from the Gateway of India. The whole site is built form one solid rocks and inside you can find beautiful sculptors. In total there are seven caves. There are two groups of alcoves in Elephanta caves. One is a large group of five Hindu caves and another small set of two Buddhist caves. It was the Portuguese who visited during the earlier period who gave this name to this heritage. You can take a cab to reach here or you can take a ferry from Gateway of India. Apart from being a popular tourist destination, this is also a good place for trekking. The best time to visit Elephanta caves is during winter time which is from November to February. One should avoid visiting the caves from June to August as it will be the rainy season. It will be slippery and the ferry ride will stop due to weather conditions.
The hanging garden is also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens which is located at the top of Malabar hills and is just opposite Kamala Nehru Park. This garden has so many trees, shrubs and colourful flowers. There are so many hedges carved into various shapes of animals. People would love to come here to have a good time with their family. It is a quiet and calm place away from the main city. The air is clean and there is so much greenery that is the reason why people love to come here.
It is around twenty-two kilometres from the airport. You can hire a cab to reach here. The opening time is from morning five to night nine. The best time to visit the hanging garden is from October to June. It is better not to visit during the monsoon because then you will not be able to enjoy it. You can enjoy a nice view of South Mumbai and can also visit the beach nearby. It is better to visit the garden early morning otherwise it will become hot and you will not be able to enjoy it much.
Mumbai, this city is for everyone and whoever visits will long to come back to it again. Mumbai is also known for its nightlife as it has various cafes and pubs which are open late at night which is widely visited by youngsters and college-going students. If you want to enjoy your stay here in this city, it is highly recommended to book a good hotel which is very close to all the famous location. Mumbai traffic is hectic and to get through that will take away a lot of your time. So it is important to choose a hotel which is close for easy transportation. So enjoy this beautiful city which has a lot to offer for both young and old.