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7 Best Places to Visit in Mumbai – The Blissfull Blogger

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Mumbai “the city of dreams” is home to people from diverse backgrounds. From multi-millionaires and glitzy Bollywood to suburban slums, there’s something for everyone. If you are planning a trip to Mumbai  I have listed some amazing places for you to visit. 

Gateway of India:

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Gateway of India was built in the 20th century, it is located opposite the Taj Mahal hotel and overlooks the Arabian sea. You can visit here in the morning or the evening to enjoy the cold breeze of the sea and its scenery. You can even take the ferry to experience the beautiful view of the sea. The most iconic Taj Mahal palace is close to the Gateway of India and the best thing is you can watch it without having to spend money. 

Juhu Beach:

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For tourists and locals, Juhu Beach is one of the most well-known destinations. This beach is a must-see for any visitor to Mumbai. You will find locals using the beach for morning and evening jogs. It is also used by the youngsters to play cricket or football. There are several four- and five-star hotels, as well as numerous food vendors serving a variety of cuisines that are quite popular with travellers. There are a few water sports on the beach as well. On weekends, it gets pretty packed. People can sit near the shore and eat their hot food while enjoying the cool and fresh breeze. 

Marine Drive:

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This famous road is a popular spot for watching sunsets, and is gorgeous when lit up at night. It is also famously known as the Queen’s necklace.  It is one of the most popular tourist spots as well as a hang out place for the locals, several people can be spotted doing their morning and evening walk through the promenade. 

Film City:

Film city is where most TV and movie shoots take place. It is located in Goregaon near Sanjay Gandhi National Park. To visit film city a prior permission is required. It is a real set which includes a mountain, village, city, garden.

Elephanta Caves:

This location is on an island and can only be reached by boat from the ‘Gateway of India.’ It means that a trip to the Elephanta Caves includes stops at the Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Hotel, and other local attractions. The caves, albeit mostly depleted, do a good job of depicting Indian culture and ancient architectural techniques. The trip from Gateway of India to the Elephanta Caves will take anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour. 

Sanjay Gandhi National Park:

Sanjay Gandhi national park is a serene place full of trees and wildlife. Atmosphere is very refreshing with cool air around. It is a great place for animal lovers. The park has a variety of activities from cycling to a safari in the forest. Here you will feel calm and relaxed and it is a great place to enjoy a picnic with family.

Essel World Mumbai:

This amusement is visited by locals as well as non locals. It is suitable for all ages. This amusement park has roller coasters, vertical drop, mirror maze, bumper car ride, ice skating, hedge maze etc. It also has an interactive bird park which is a new attraction. Essel world is one of the largest theme parks in mumbai.There is also a water kingdom combined with essel world, you can also buy combined tickets and enjoy both at the same time.

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