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Tourist Attractions in Mumbai

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Mumbai

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About Mumbai

Mumbai was once called Bombay. It stands on islands that were connected by crossings and bridges back in the colonial period. Its location on the coast of the Arabian Sea allowed Mumbai to become an important transport hub of the country, including its largest port. The city is the first in India in terms of the number of inhabitants. Poverty and wealth easily coexist in the neighbouring urban areas.

Tourists can familiarise themselves with different sides of Mumbai if they wish. For example, Europeans often stay in hotels in Colaba and go on excursions to Dharavi, a vast slum with cramped buildings and a million inhabitants. The contrast of these neighbourhoods is obvious. In terms of architecture, there is a great legacy left after the colonists left. Most of the sites have been renamed, but externally they have retained the initial features.

Top-25 Tourist Attractions in Mumbai

Gateway Of India Mumbai

356326 reviews
The mixed style triumphal arch was built in honour of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India. The work was delayed until 1925, so the monarchs only got to see a model of the project. The height of the structure is about 26 metres. The gate stands in the city harbour away from the access road and close to the water. There are identical halls on each side, each with a capacity of up to 600 people.


It was formed as a colonial neighbourhood as it attracted Europeans for settlement. Majestic and massive mansions standing against skyscrapers impress visitors. Budget and decent quality hotels are popular with travellers. This part of the city is relatively quiet and has plenty of greenery. In the evening, the streets are filled with market stalls with souvenirs, clothes, jewellery.

Marine Drive

7269 reviews
The promenade is built along the Back Bay. It is about 4 kilometres long. In this area live wealthy people. It is also home to the state governor’s house. In 1961, an aquarium was opened on Marine Drive, which remains one of the best in India to this day. In the evening it becomes clear why the promenade is also called “Queen’s Necklace”: thousands of lights are lit up and they look like small pearls.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

9 reviews
The main railway station of the city was built for 10 years, until 1888. At the same time, the station began to work earlier. The prototype of the project by architect F.W. Stevens was the English railway station in St Pancras. The building was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. Two years later, the station, originally named after Queen Victoria, was renamed in honour of the Indian national hero.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

33167 reviews
It has been in existence since the beginning of the last century. The height is 7 floors, the total number of rooms is 500. The interiors of each room are unique. European materials were used for finishing. Gustave Eiffel was partly responsible for designing the building. The hotel offers a view of the Arabian Sea. There is a swimming pool in the courtyard. The Taj Mahal is home to some of Mumbai’s best restaurants. The place is iconic: India’s independence was declared here.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours


The slums are located in the centre of the city. The population is approaching one million people. The buildings are literally standing on top of each other. The density is very high, which is already threatening the city with serious consequences. The neighbourhood is very poor and colourful. In the past, the area was inhabited by fishermen and those who worked in the mango swamps. When the water bodies dried up, the active population left and their shanties were occupied by migrants from other states of India.

Dhobi Ghat

2912 reviews
It is the world’s largest launderette. The area is 10 hectares and there are several levels. The laundry process takes up to 3 days and includes drying and ironing. There are about 700 families working in Dhobi Ghat. The father passes on the skills and position to his son. The labour is physically hard, so only men are involved. They hammer the laundry on concrete tubs, then spread it on rooftops or hang it. Only charcoal irons are used.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

60283 reviews
It is named after Indira Gandhi’s deceased son. The park is spread over a hilly terrain with about a thousand species of plants. The animal life is also diverse. There are predators like leopards, herbivores like hares, and many snakes. The most popular entertainment of the park is the lion safari. The main attraction is the Kanheri Caves, a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Elephanta Caves

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In the past, the island where the caves are located was called Gharapauri. The current name came about when Portuguese explorers found an unusual elephant statue in one of the caves. There is a ferry service from the jetty to the island. On the other side, you can walk to the natural beauty on foot or use special carriages. The paintings in the cave halls are dedicated to Shiva. In the inner temples there are stone sculptures.

Kanheri Caves

6457 reviews
The temple-monastery cave complex is considered the largest in the world. Buddhists created it back in the 3rd century BC. Subsequently, the premises were expanded and new ones were added. Buddha images were carved on the walls. There are 109 caves connected to each other. Tourists are not shown all of them. Particularly notable are the large hall for prayer, the hall sandwiched between the stones, hall No. 34 with paintings on the ceiling.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

33821 reviews
It is located near the India Gate. Both projects have the same architect, D. Whittet. The foundation stone was laid by George V. The building was completed by 1915. However, during the First World War it was a hospital and children’s centre. The exhibition was opened in 1922. The main themes are three: art, archaeology, natural history. In XXI its official name became the name of the founder of the Maratha Empire.
Open time
Monday: 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya

845 reviews
The house, which houses the museum collection, was often visited by Gandhi during his lifetime. It belonged to a friend of the nation’s leader and was the place where key issues relating to the country’s independence were decided. The building was later handed over to the National Gandhi Memorial Foundation. His monument has been erected near the entrance. The ground floor has been given over to photos and press materials, and part of the office has been recreated. On the first floor, the interiors of the past have been preserved.
Open time
Monday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Jehangir Art Gallery

8691 reviews
The main museum of contemporary art in the city. The exposition is displayed in 4 halls. The collection includes paintings of painters, sculptors and photographers of India. To get an opportunity to exhibit your work in the gallery is a chance to become famous. Some young masters wait for the opportunity to have an exhibition at Jehangir for several years. Near the entrance and along the street are vendors selling paintings and souvenirs.
Open time
Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

5106 reviews
The oldest museum in the city. Founded under the names of Victoria and Albert. In 1975 it was renamed in honour of a famous local doctor and antiquarian. The collection is extensive and includes: maps, rare photographs, samples of applied art. The museum has a library with a collection of ancient books in several languages. In front of the entrance is an elephant statue dating back to the 6th century.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Haji Ali Dargah

16015 reviews
It is interesting primarily because of its location. The mosque is built on an island, not far from the coast of Mumbai. Named in honour of its founder. Haji Ali, a merchant, renounced everything and went on a pilgrimage. He failed to reach Mecca and his body was brought back to the mosque and buried here. During low tide, the mosque can be reached from the city by a narrow road. The structure is slowly deteriorating due to natural features.
Open time
Monday: 6:00 AM – 9:45 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 9:45 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 9:45 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM – 9:45 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:45 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 9:45 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 9:45 PM

Shree Siddhivinayak Temple

100345 reviews
The construction was completed in the first years of the century before last. However, the present form of the temple was acquired later. Almost 100 years after its foundation, additional premises were added, including a guest house and recreational facilities for workers. A small artificial pond also appeared. Siddhivinayak is dedicated to the elephant-headed god Ganesh. In one of the halls there is a statue of him made of monolithic stone.
Open time
Monday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Shree Mahalakshmi Temple

32366 reviews
Built in 1785. Dedicated to the goddess of prosperity, wealth and good fortune. There is a legend connected with the appearance of the temple. Allegedly, the British engineers and their Hindu assistants could not connect all the islands of Mumbai. Goddess Lakshmi, through a dream, pointed out the place where her statue was buried. Once the artefact was dug up, luck returned to the project. The goddess received a temple in gratitude for her help in the work.
Open time
Monday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount

15110 reviews
The house of prayer on this site was first built by the Jesuits in 1570. The altar was decorated with a statue of the Virgin Mary, which was brought from Portugal. Later, the building was converted into a chapel, lost the sculpture and again took up the task of rebuilding. The present basilica appeared by 1904. It has Gothic features. The interior and exterior decoration is rich in small details. On holidays, bells are rung around the neighbourhood.
Open time
Monday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 8:30 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 – 8:30 PM

Global Vipassana Pagoda

18019 reviews
An exact replica of the Shwedagon Stupa in Yangon, built over 11 years. A piece of Buddha’s relics, donated by Sri Lanka, was embedded in one of the stones. The pagoda opened its doors to all interested people in 2008. The complex includes several other objects. Among them are: a meditation hall, an art gallery, lecture rooms, and a library. Eight thousand people can pray and meditate here at the same time.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

ISKCON Chowpatty (Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir)

6399 reviews
It was built by 1988, allegedly so one of the prophecies was fulfilled. Many statues were installed in the temple as dedications to the deities. After some time, the foundations had to be urgently strengthened and several other important changes in the structure had to be made. On major festivals, Krishna pilgrims from all over the country gather here. There is a garden, a restaurant and a souvenir shop next to the temple.
Open time
Monday: 5:00 – 5:30 AM, 7:45 – 9:30 AM, 10:00 – 11:50 AM, 12:30 – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 6:25 PM, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 8:50 – 9:05 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 – 5:30 AM, 7:45 – 9:30 AM, 10:00 – 11:50 AM, 12:30 – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 6:25 PM, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 8:50 – 9:05 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 – 5:30 AM, 7:45 – 9:30 AM, 10:00 – 11:50 AM, 12:30 – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 6:25 PM, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 8:50 – 9:05 PM
Thursday: 5:00 – 5:30 AM, 7:45 – 9:30 AM, 10:00 – 11:50 AM, 12:30 – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 6:25 PM, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 8:50 – 9:05 PM
Friday: 5:00 – 5:30 AM, 7:45 – 9:30 AM, 10:00 – 11:50 AM, 12:30 – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 6:25 PM, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 8:50 – 9:05 PM
Saturday: 5:00 – 5:30 AM, 7:45 – 9:30 AM, 10:00 – 11:50 AM, 12:30 – 1:00 PM, 4:30 – 6:25 PM, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, 8:50 – 9:05 PM
Sunday: 5:00 – 5:30 AM, 7:45 – 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, 8:50 – 9:05 PM


4489 reviews
It was built until 1840. This building is an example of colonial architecture in the neo-Gothic style. Germanic castles were taken as a basis for the design. They are characterised by monumentality, reliability and clear lines. All of the above is symbolic for the supreme court. There are some peculiarities in the design. For example, the bas-relief: a one-eyed monkey playing with the scales of justice.
Open time
Monday: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Bandra Worli Sealink View Point

2259 reviews
Cable-stayed bridge with a toll bridge. It is more than 5.5 kilometres long. It is the longest over-water bridge in India. It connects two urban areas. The opening of the bridge has reduced travelling time for some routes by 10 times. The structure is claimed to be able to withstand an earthquake of 8 magnitude. As the bridge is wind-blown, it cannot be travelled on two- or three-wheelers.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Water Kingdom

19468 reviews
The water park was built in 1998 and is part of an amusement park. “Water Kingdom” is divided into the following sectors: “Wetlanik”, “Lagoon”, “Miss Fisley’s Hill”, “Adventures in the Amazon”, children’s zone. These are differently styled, with some allowing children only under adult supervision. “EsselWorld opened in 1986. It has extreme rides, as well as a kind of carousel for the youngest ones.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM


The second most popular beach in the city. It is even busier than Chaupatti at certain times. It is about 6 kilometres long. The coastal zone is built up with first-class hotels and mansions. Some of them are owned by Bollywood stars who have long chosen this beach for their holidays. Cricket games are organised on the sand. The area is famous for its picturesque sunsets. There is a Krishna temple complex nearby.

Bollywood Society

2 reviews
The city’s film industry, the term refers to films produced in Mumbai. There are 14 studios and 44 venues concentrated in a vast area. Two types of tours are available for tourists. The Mumbai Filmcity Tour by bus will teach you a lot about the history of Bollywood, while the Live Show Tour will appeal more to those who want to visit a film set.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM