A visit to Mumbai is an integral part of your India tours. Infact it is quiet possible that you will set your feet in India in Mumbai itself as the city is home to the international airport of the country. A number of people do not find Mumbai appealing. For them, it is a city with huge population and a taxing lifestyle. But once you begin exploring Mumbai, you will eventually fall in love with it. There are a number of places to see in Mumbai, few of them we list for you below.
Places to Visit in Mumbai
Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Juhu beach, Chowpaty beach, Elephanta Caves, Mahalaxmi Temple, Dargah of Haji Ali are the topmost mentions in this list. The above mentioned places of Mumbai reveal the cultural, historical and religious side of Mumbai.
Nightlife in Mumbai
Once you have explored the cultural, historical and religious side of Mumbai, move on to experience its throbbing nightlife. The nightclubs in Mumbai are just the perfect place for this. Here you will come across the youth of Mumbai – carefree and enjoying themselves to the hilt.
Shopping in Mumbai
If you are not the sort to while away your time in nightclubs and bars, you might as well indulge yourself in shopping, but ofcourse during daytime since Mumbai doesn't have shopping places open throughout the night. Mangaldas Market, Chor Bazaar, Zaveri Bazaar and Mutton Street are the popular shopping areas of Mumbai.
Nasik, Pune, Lonavala, Aurangabad (Ajanta Ellora Caves) are quiet closeby Mumbai and make for good weekend excursion options. However, the first choice of tourists is Goa. Places to visit in Goa are numerous but what people love to do in Goa is very simple – have fun and that too to the maximum. Beaches of Goa are the hotspots. Laze on the sandy beaches, indulge in water sports or shop in the flea market, beaches of Goa offer you complete freedom to enjoy yourself. Churches in Goa too are a prime attractions. Infact they are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Festivals of Goa are yet another attraction. The fun factor that makes Goa so special for tourism reaches its zenith during the festive season. Come here during Christmas- New year week or during Goa carnival and you will be delighted by the atmosphere.
Longer Trips from Mumbai
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