Choosing Mumbai as a travel destination is somehow quite obvious. The local Mumbadevi deity inspired the city's new name earlier called Bombay. Portuguese, British, Maratha, influences have shaped the architecture, demography, culture and creation. With such an admixture of colonial style structures, Soviet fashioned offices, Dutch roofing, German gable, Romanesque arches and Tudor casements Mumbai's architecture is rich in variety and substance. A Mumbai tour must start with a visit to Victoria Terminus now renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, a Gothic building complete with stained glass windows, decorative turrets, carved domes spelling an amalgamation of Hindu, Victorian and Muslim architecture. The Taj Mahal Palace would count as a second important landmark, displaying a unique blend of Renaissance and aesthetic Islamic architecture said to have been built by Sir J.N Tata to snub snobbish British. The famous Chhatrapati Museum displays treasured collections of figurines, paintings, porcelain and weaponry (rather vicious in looks). Other popular tourist places in Mumbai would remain a little away from the Mainland. Madh Island and the breathtaking Elephanta Caves, Ajanta and Ellora Caves are few must-see sights. A Mumbai tour is a perfect holiday destination for art lovers and nature loving folk. Madh Island is a little to the north of Mumbai having serene clean, beaches, quaint fisher folk and quietude.
Along C-shaped Boulevard hugging the sea coast in South Mumbai constructed over reclaimed land which forms a natural bay connecting Nariman Point to Malabar Hill. One of the popular sightseer places where you would take a walk is the raised promenade running parallel to the six-lane road.
It is a pleasure to walk on enjoying sprays of seawater as wave’s crash onto the sides. A night view of the lighted drive nicknamed it The Queen’s Necklace. Chowpatty beach front, rates as one of the top sightseeing places in Mumbai. Most buildings here are Parsi owned with art deco styles. Almost all the five star hotels of Mumbai are located here. Other top sightseeing places highlighting the cosmopolitan, free minded ethos of Mumbai are the Haji Ali Dargah and the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, famous pilgrim sites. Forts, lakes, little lesser known relics of history and ancient stories remain yours to discover in this land of movie makers. Mumbai is a shopper's haven so tourism in Mumbai cannot be complete without a few fashionable buys. We keep track of all travelling formats to help you decide upon the best places to visit in Mumbai and to reach them with the easiest possible method. We provide you with guidance as to where you can get your best bargains in this sprawling metropolis. Experience the best travel plans and tourist attractions with Tour My India to enjoy trips in Mumbai, wrapped in excitement and comfort.