10 Best Places to Visit in Mumbai – Popular Tourist Attractions

Tourist places in Mumbai fall into three main categories: British colonial architecture, modern functional buildings and religious sites. Here we list 10 best places to visit in Mumbai.

1. Gateway of India

Gateway of India

It is a top landmark, and the best place to visit in Mumbai. The design of Gateway of India blends with Hindu and Islamic style, symbolizing the diversity and integration of Indian religions. However, it was built to welcome the British monarch George V and Queen Mary.

Ticket price: Free
Opening Time: All day
How to get there: By bus or take a walk

2. Chhatrapati-Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati-Shivaji Terminus

Built to mark the 50 anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign, the train station is a magnificent Gothic building that blends traditional Indian style. It is one of the most beautiful architecture and a popular attraction in Mumbai.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
How to get there: By bus
Recommended Time for a visit: 1 hour

3. Dhobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai

It is an open laundry area of poor class in Mumbai, where all classes of people hand over their clothes for manual cleaning. It is an amazing experience to watch how they wash and dry clothes.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
How to get there: By bus or subway

4. Dharavi Slum

Dharavi Slum, Mumbai

Located in the heart of Mumbai, next to Mumbai International Airport "Dharavi", it is the largest slum in Asia but the second one in the world. It is meaning tourist attraction in Mumbai where you can feel the huge gap between poor and rich.

Ticket Price: $6 a guide/one day
Opening Time: All day
How to get there: Take the western city Railway from church gate station to Masim Station, and Dharavi is over the railway bridge position

5. Prince Wales Museum

Designed by British architects who designed the Gateway of India, this museum has a 16th century Muslim style that also blends Hindu, Islamic and European. It collects numerous treasures from all periods of India and is a worth-visiting tourist place in Mumbai.
Ticket Price: Rs300 for foreigners; extra fee are charged if you want to take pictures
Opening Time: 10:15-18:00 except Monday
How to get there: Take the bus
Recommended Time for a visit: 1-3 hours

6. Elephanta Caves

Located in the northeast of Mumbai, it was built in 450-750 BC, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a famous tourist attraction in Mumbai. There are currently 5 caves open to the public, of which the temple of Shiva is best worth seeing. Sculpture in the caves has been destroyed by the Portuguese, coupled with weathering and other reasons, most have been damaged, but people can still appreciate the exquisite carving.
Ticket Price: Rs100 for entry fee and Rs250 for entering caves
Opening Time: 9:00-17:00 except Monday
How to get there: By ferry
Recommended Time for a visit: 2 hours

7. University of Mumbai

It is one of the premier universities in India. Buildings in campus features in classical gothic style and the whole university is teemed with beautiful palms. It is also a popular attraction in Mumbai.
Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
How to get there: By bus or train
Recommended Time for a visit: 2-3 hours

8. Marine Drive & Chowpatty Beach

Chowpatty Beach

It is a great place for people wandering around. Many locals like taking a walk along the drive and beach in the evening.

Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: All day
How to get there: By bus or take a walk
Recommended Time for a visit: 2-3 hours

9. Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves

It is called “Louvre of India” and was declared as World Heritage site. This attraction is famed for splendid Buddhist history and exquisite painting and carving.

Ticket Price: Rs250
Opening Time: 8:00-17:00 except Monday
How to get there: By train or charted car
Recommended time for a visit: 4 hours

10. Bollywood Film City Mumbai

Film City Mumbai

Bollywood is the capital of Indian cinema. It is the world’s second largest movie industry a famous tourist attraction in Mumbai. Travelers can sign up for a Bollywood day trip to watch their film scene or filming process.

Ticket Price: Rs2282 ($35) for half-day tour; Rs3587 ($55) for day trip
Opening Time: in the daytime
How to get there: By bus or subway
Recommended Time for a visit: 1-2 hours


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