Top 5 places to visit in Mumbai with your kids

Mumbai, the metro city perched in western India, is a tourist’s paradise for its beautiful mix of history, culture, adventure and food. It is also a great place for your kids to forget their mundane studies and indulge into some unrestrained fun. If you are a parent and looking for a great place to take your child, then we present 5 attractions in Mumbai your kids will love:

i.    Essel World: Essel World is the biggest amusement park in the continent and one of the top places to visit in Mumbai. From water slides to bowling house, from skating ring to dance floor, this place has got it all.

Essel World Photo credit: esselworld.in

Essel World Photo credit: esselworld.in

ii.    Great Escape: An exciting place for game-lovers, this is a venue where both outdoor and indoor games are available. If your kid has got his head muddled up with studies and overburdened with inane history notes, then bring him to this place for a ‘great escape’ (from studies)!

Great Escape: Photo Credit greatescape.co.in

Great Escape: Photo Credit greatescape.co.in

iii.    Fantasy Land: Fantasy Land is another great venue for revelers of all age groups. From swinging dragons to pony rides to paddle boats, ‘Fantasy Land’ has got a lot to spoil your kid and the kid within you!

iv.    Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the most recommended places to visit in Mumbai for both adults and children. Since, it is a wildlife park with lots of animals just within sniffing distance, your kids are surely going to savor every moment spent here.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Photo credit: Wikipedia

Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Photo credit: Wikipedia

v.    Nehru Planetarium: For the geeky kid, this place offers him an escape into the stars and the planets. No doubt, children cajole their parents to take them to this place!

Nehru Planetarium: Photo Credit: nehruplanetarium.org

Nehru Planetarium: Photo Credit: nehruplanetarium.org

Top 5 places to see in Mumbai

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!