Mumbai is India’s largest and most popular metro city and the ‘city of dreams’ for the entire nation. To a tourist, the city has plenty to offer, ranging from landmarks to temples to mosques to beaches. Narrowing down its myriad attractions to just 5 is a Herculean task.
Nevertheless, here are the top 5 places to visit in Mumbai:
i. Gateway of India: It is not just a historic landmark but is more like the poster boy of Mumbai. Traveling to Mumbai and not seeing ‘Gateway of India’ is like traveling to Agra and not seeing the Taj Mahal.
ii. Marine Drive: Marine Drive is a bay where friends and lovers enjoy hangouts and kisses (not necessarily in respective order). The view from here is just mind-boggling! To an extent, it also mirrors the real Mumbai- busy, fast yet serene and soulful!
iii. Haji Ali Shrine: There are 3 reasons why you must visit Haji Ali. Firstly, it is a very spiritual site. Secondly, its 15th century birthdate makes it a historic jewel. And thirdly, it is situated in the sea, around half a kilometer away from the shores!
iv. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST): They may have changed its name from Victoria Terminus to CST, but they could never change its colonial persona! Today, it is as busy as the rest of the city, but proudly flashes its badge of a World Heritage site.
v. Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL): It is a modern day marvel! It is a bridge-like-link that connects Bandra with Worli to reduce the tedious 1-hour journey to a laughable 7 minutes. If you love to drive cars, then make sure to drive over this link for that cool sea breeze slapping hard across your happy face!