A Definitive Guide To Exploring Aamchi Mumbai
Mumbai has a lot of marvels in store for the trailblazer tourist! Here we share the top draws to help you explore the city better.
Mumbai is a city that is pulsating with life and it is rightly referred to as the ‘city that never sleeps.’ Whether it is the historic monuments, an unparalleled experience of Bollywood or the mouth-watering food fare, Mumbai definitely is a tourist’s dream. If you are in Ahmedabad, you can opt for one of the non-stop flights from Ahmedabad to Mumbai that take only about an hour and 10 minutes to reach.
So if you are headed for a quick vacation in Mumbai, get ready to pack your bags and go on to check out this amazing list of the top draws of the city that we have curated for you. We are sure this is going to help you explore the iconic city a lot better!
- Gateway of India
One of the most famous landmarks of Mumbai, this famous 90 years old monument is also called the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. It is open to the public 24 hours a day throughout the year and charges no entry fee. Made of yellow basalt stone, it has a ‘triumphal arch’ structure and looks even grander at night when illuminated. It is the connecting point to and from the Elephanta Caves. The nearest railway is Churchgate. You can also get there by BEST buses as well as shared or individual taxi.
- Elephanta Caves
This UNESCO world heritage site can be found on the Elephanta Island. The rich cultural heritage of the city can be traced in the archaeological remains dating back to 2nd century BC. These caves are cut of a rock and the central theme is Lord Shiva. The Hindu spiritual beliefs are well portrayed in the overall planning of the caves. These caves represent the stellar achievement in the history of rock architecture and can be seen 6 days a week (closed on Mondays). Entrance fee for Indians is Rs. 10. You cannot miss the Elephanta Festival in February every year.
- Gajalee or Trishna for seafood
Give your taste buds an unforgettable experience of seafood. You will be spoilt for choice with a wide collection of prawns, oysters, lobsters or pomfret. It is located at Ville Parle. It is open from 11: 30 am to 3: 30 pm and then from 7:00 pm to 11: 30 pm it is open on all days. The Trishna restaurant is located at Fort, Mumbai. It closes at 3 pm and re-opens at 6:30 pm. It offers the best seafood or coastal cuisine.
- Bollywood tour
What’s a trip to Aamchi Mumbai without a sneak peek at Bollywood! The industry that has the nation dancing to its tunes offers a tour of the Film City! This entertainment hub located at Goregaon can be accessed from the Western expressway. You need to book a tour which offers different packages ranging from the Dream tour to the Full Day Bollywood tour. The Full Day package, however, requires a special request and comes at a price. If you opt for the Bollywood tour you will be treated to the shooting studios, a dubbing studio, a Bollywood dance show and a peek at the famous Bollywood star homes! It is value for money:
- Prithvi Theatre
Located on Juhu Church road, this iconic theatre is a tribute by Late Bollywood actor, Shashi Kapoor and his wife, Jennifer Kapoor as a tribute to the legendary Prithvi Raj Kapoor. This offered a platform for Hindi theatre and gave opportunities to numerous new comers. Shows are held from Tuesday to Sunday.
- Banganga Tank
This tank is part of the Walkeshwar temple in Malabar Hill. It is always open. It dates back to the 12th century. The tank is considered sacred and is said to have healing powers. The entrance to the tank has two pillars with oil lamps or Diyas. One of the important festivals is the two-day Banganga music and cultural festival.
- Marine drive
This exemplary boulevard is as famous as the city itself. A Mumbai city tour is incomplete without a walk along the walkway or visiting Sunset Point. It stretches along the coast line and links Nariman Point to Babulnath at the foot of Malabar Hills. The perfectly planted palm trees along the driveway make it a picturesque experience. You must see the Marine Drive at night when the street lights are lit because they look like a string of pearls and is aptly referred to as ‘Queen’s Necklace.’
Now that you know what Mumbai has to offer, go ahead and book your Ahmedabad to Mumbai flights and have the experience of a lifetime.