Last Updated: May 13, 2019 Tour My India
Apart from a friendly rabble on the local trains and conceivable Air Quality Index, Mumbai has its own seductive smell that attracts. Despite being a busy city, Mumbai has the ambiance that forces you to get the town included in your travel itinerary. Nobody can deny the fact that city’s attractiveness is enhanced by stunning seashores, roaring rivers, staggeringly beautiful architectures and the aroma of freshly cooked snacks on the streets of Mumbai. The city area is so wide having glorious getaways, dazzling routes and most cherished pilgrimage sites. If you’ve arranged just one day from your busy schedule and wanna explore Mumbai in one go, here is the top 10 best attractions list for one-day sightseeing.
1. Selfie with Gateway of India
Photo Credit: Piyush Tripathi
Bordered by the Arabian Sea and shadowed by the Taj Hotel, Gateway of India is one of the most valued & emblematic in the country. The architecture was built in 1924 and designed by George Wittet, a Scottish architect. You can start your best Mumbai Darshan tour from this most remarkable destination or based on any particular itinerary you shouldn’t skip. Ready with your high-resolution gadgets to capture some otherworldly picture-perfect views around the place as part of heritage attraction in Mumbai. If today isn’t Monday, you can ferry to Elephanta Caves that is approx one-hour away by boat starts 9 in the morning till 2 PM from Gateway of India and do remember the last one that leaves Elephanta is at 5:30 PM.
2. Blessings of Shree Siddhivinayak Temple
A visit to Mumbai is imperfect without visiting Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, a famous Hindu religious site located in Prabhadevi in Mumbai. Lord Ganesh is the first to be worshipped either you start a new venture or you’re on the pleasant Mumbai Darshan city trip dotted around its bustling streets. Deciding to make it a starting point on your expedition would assuredly be impeccable in the wee hours of the day. Generally, the temple is opened from 5:30 AM to 9:50 PM. You go to the website (www.siddhivinayak.org) for further information about Aarti timings and festive activities.
3. Go, Explore at Nehru Science Center
The informative science exhibition that offers all sorts of knowledge regarding energy, sound, kinematics, and mechanics, Nehru Science Center has been constructed in Worli with its prime objective of spreading science education among all and it’d be one of your most enjoyable day trips ever. The dedicated team conducts a gamut of activities including science seminar, teachers’ training programme, film festival, sky observation programme, 3D films and odyssey shows. The center remains opened 10 AM to 6 PM all days throughout the year except two days: Holi & Diwali.
4. Meet a Variety of Fish at Taraporewala Aquarium
Who doesn’t love to see varieties of fish in a beautiful aquarium? Here is a must-visit attraction located on Marine Drive in Mumbai, a perfect destination for one-day sightseeing which takes an average 1 to 2 hour. Taraporewala Aquarium exhibits an ultimate collection of marine, turtles, sharks and few rare species of seashells. The tourists gave Taraporewala 3 out of 5 on Tripadvisor. The entry fee ranges from Rs.30 to 60 for Indians and Rs.100 to 200 for foreigners.
5. A Glorious Page of History: Prince of Wales Museum
Also known as ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya‘, the museum is one of the best attractions for one-day sightseeing in Mumbai. Not only the decorative arts while it has a huge collection of natural history, sculptures, textiles, European paintings, Chinese and Japanese antiquities. I recommend your exploration at the museum during your memorable Mumbai sightseeing tour and keep in mind the visiting hours 10:15 AM to 6:00 PM all days.
6. Turn Your Camera towards Worli Seaface
Undoubtedly, Worli Sea face has a world-class promenade where you wouldn’t like to miss out a leisurely stroll in the sunshine with your loved ones. Featuring picturesquely scenic view characterized by endless electric-blue waters, Worli Seaface is one of the must-visit attractions in Mumbai and the best place to visit if you’ve planned to explore the financial capital of India.
7. Be Adventurous at Mahalaxmi Racecourse
A horse racing might immerse you at Mahalaxmi Racecourse with the adventurous environment and unfamiliar sensation. As an added bonus, it’s located just half-an-hour drive from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and one of the thrilling episodes of Mumbai Darshan city. The best time to be the witness of an equestrian tournament is during Derby, a special type of horse race that has been organized once a year in February that shows the thrills and spills of the event.
8. Take a Stroll at Girgaum Chowpatty
One of the top tourist places, Girgaum Chowpatty becomes congested particularly on Ganesh Visarjan otherwise holidaymakers greatly enjoy the sound of waves crashing against the shore. During the Mumbai Darshan, get your dose of excitement through swimming, having a variety of mouth-watering snacks and try to spot marine creatures.
9. Witness the Sunset at Hanging Gardens
Thinking holidays in Mumbai or one-day Mumbai Darshan Tour? Set at the edge of less popular and well-liked Hanging Gardens, situated on Malabar Hill in Mumbai offers bright greenery, kitschy objects, and top-notch sunset views which were designed to arrange a suitable space for citizens to socialize & unwind. Also referred as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, it opens at 5 in the morning till 9 PM all days.
10. Feel More Power at ISKCON Temple
Spread over 4 acres of land, this Hindu Temple is a well-known international society for Krishna Consciousness and this beautiful addition to the city is located within a walking distance from Juhu Beach in Mumbai. Visiting ISKON with a golden walk along with Juhu Beach might be one of the best things to do on your Mumbai tour. You can go anytime except 1 PM to 4:30 PM and 9 PM to 4:30 AM. You can also choose to take a HOHO Bus for Mumbai Darshan. Here are few things you need to know about it:
- Catch a bus for Mumbai Darshan at around 7:00 AM till 9:00 AM based on your booking platform, generally Chhatrapati Shivaji Bus Terminus or Gateway of India.
- Mumbai Darshan tour takes 12-14 hours depends upon the route.
- Maharashtra Tourism and IRCTC Tourism also offer Mumbai Darshan Packages ensure fair trade.
Best Route Includes: Gateway of India | Shree Siddhivinayak Temple | Nehru Science Center | Taraporewala Aquarium | Prince of Wales Museum | Worli Seaface | Mahalaxmi Racecourse | Girgaum Chowpatty | Hanging Garden | Juhu Beach | ISKON Temple
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Published: 05 Feb, 2018