Are you tired of Chennai’s sultry summer and looking for a break? How about experiencing the flavour of monsoons in Mumbai? All you got to do is board a Chennai to Mumbai flight and enjoy the Western Ghats! Mumbai’s monsoon is widely famous because of the wonderful experience one can get by sea while drenching in rain. The streets do get waterlogged, however, that doesn’t stop the people of Mumbai from enjoying the season.
If you are not a pluviophile, no worries! You can visit Mumbai during any time of the year. Popularly known as the ‘City of Dreams, this city never disappoints anyone. Every year, many people migrate to Mumbai for work purpose or for academics. This place has some of the premier institutes and is also known as the ‘financial capital of India’. Mumbai is an ideal destination for tourists. People can enjoy a week-long vacation visiting places in Mumbai as well as its outskirts. Some of the major places of tourist attraction are stated below.
- Marine Drive: The 3.6kms long boulevard is a six-lane concrete road along the coat of the natural bay. Marine Drive facing west-southwest is also known as the Queen’s Necklace. When it is lit in the evening, it looks like a string of pearls forming a necklace.
- The Gateway of India: One of the major tourist attractions, this 20th-century arch monument was designed by George Wittet. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, this is known as the ‘Taj Mahal’ of Mumbai. It exhibits the Indo-Saracenic style and commemorates the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder.
- Elephanta Caves: The UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on Elephanta Island, 10kms to the east of Mumbai. It is a collection of Shaivite caves and also possesses a few Buddhist stupas. Made up of solid basalt rock, it exhibits syncretism between Buddhist and Hindu ideas. It is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
- Juhu Beach: This six-kilometre long beach is home to Bollywood celebrities and one of the most affluent areas of Mumbai. It stretches from Versova in the north to Khar in the south. It is famous for street food and Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT): Also known as Victoria Terminus, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and headquarters of Central Railways. This station exhibits Victorian Italianate Gothic architecture and commemorates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria. It was renamed to CSMT in honour of Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji.
- Siddhivinayak Temple: The famous Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The architecture includes carved doors and a gold plated ceiling.
- Haji Ali Dargah: built on the tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, this Mughal styled mausoleum is another tourist attraction and a famous religious site.
- Kanheri Caves: This group of caves is made up of basalt located in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park on the island of Salsette. It comprises the sculptures, painting and carvings of Buddhists ranging from 1st Century BC to the 10th Century AD.
- The Hanging Gardens: Located in Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, this garden is terraced and perched on the Malabar Hills.
You will cherish an amazing break in Mumbai as you fly back with loads of memories! Book your Chennai to Mumbai flights’ ticket now!