Mumbai is the city of dreams, it is the city that never fails to please anybody. Though Mumbai is known for its hustle busy and busy life it gives a chance to the people to rejuvenate themselves. Take one day off your schedule to tour some of the inexpensive yet iconic places in the city. Below are 10 of them out of the many places to go that would flush off stress from your mind but not empty your pockets :
Sounds cliche but this article cannot begin without possibly Mumbai’s best known road. This 3 kilometre stretch of boulevard, with Girgaum Chowpatty at the northern end, curves around the coast. Its feature is a seaside promenade where people flock to catch the evening breeze. All you need is some free time with your loved one to bring those good days back to your life . Marine Drive is also referred to as the Queen’s Necklace because of its string of sparkling lights, reflective of a row of jewels that lighten the entire place.
Haji Ali, both a mosque and a tomb built in 1431, sits right out in the ocean but is connected to land by a narrow pathway. The pathway becomes completely submerged during high tide, giving the impression that it’s floating on the water. During low tide, it’s possible to walk along the path to Haji Ali. With the waves lapping at your legs, with a big crowd all walking together cheering in the name of ALI. it’s an exhilarating and an unforgetfull experience.
3. The Gateway of India:
The most notable of the attractions in the city, the Gateway of India also gets some feisty waves during high tide. Dine on monsoon snacks from the street vendors. You can just spend hours by standing under the monument and praising its beauty. Ladies don’t forget to check the Colaba Causeway- a famous clothes and jewelry rasta shopping area just behind.
In the hip suburb of Bandra, the revamped Bandstand Promenade extends for around a kilometer from the rocky outcrop where the Taj Land’s End hotel is situated. With the Arabian Sea on one side, and homes of the rich and famous on the other side, it’s an evocative place for monsoon dreaming. You can have a long walk on the rocks with the water hitting your legs or sit on the promenade and just watch the scenery and have the peace of your mind.
5. Borivili National Park:
In contrast to its millions of inhabitants and sprawling development, Mumbai surprisingly also has a National park located within its limits. It’s worth a visit just to see the many ancient Buddhist caves, which have been hand carved into volcanic rock there. More caves, dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva, can also be found on Elephanta island. It is like a long trek away from the daily struggle just some alone time with the nature.
Juhu beach At the end of a tiring day of sightseeing, relax with the locals on the beaches of Juhu and Marine Drive, and watch the sunset. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll also be able to feast on tasty snacks offered by the multitude of food stalls and mobile food vendors. The favorites include roasted corn on the cob, bhelpuri, panipuri and pavbhaji.
Upvan is a very beautiful and scenic place in the interiors of Thane surrounded by mountains and a lake in the vicinity. The place is well maintained and there are a few small restaurants in the area to cater to the people visiting the lake. The place is quite cool and breezy especially in the evenings. The lake helps you to be connected to the nature it helps you to just relax and free your mind.
The central park Navi Mumbai would spread in the area of approximate 80 hectares comprising three sectors of Kharghar node. It is near to Sector 20, Jalvayu Vihar, and opposite famous Pandavkada cave and waterfall. An 18 hole Golf Course is also being developed over here. As per CIDCO it is going to be largest park in Asia and 3rd largest park in World.It also houses many dance sculptures, musical sculptures, and was rated one of the most ‘Beautiful Gardens of The World’, after Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi. It is indeed a site to marvel at, and a great picnic spot, housing more than 1000 picnic places for families
Yeor hills are one of the most peaceful and serene places bang in the middle of Thane City.A jungle right in the middle of Thane city, Yeoor has always been an attraction to Thaneites and even others from outside. It’s magical in the monsoons as it turns lush green. Its winding uphill road is perfect for a morning walk any time of the year. Birds watching and sightseeing spots within the dense forested areas luckily with restricted access!
The Belapur Fort is a fort near the township of Belapur in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The fort was built by the Siddis of Janjira. It was later conquered by the Portuguese, and then Marathas. It is a perfect place for the lovers of the past and the curious ones who love to explore. The fort is covered with forests and scenic beauty.