The city of dreams, Heart of Bollywood Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is one of the most visited cities in Maharashtra. Museums have always been a major attraction in the city, offering a glimpse of the city’s rich past.
Some of the most popular museums and art galleries in India are found here. The city has more than 15 museums covering a wide range of subjects including ancient art, archaeology, natural history, contemporary art, science and technology, flora, and fauna, etc.
The parks in the city are very well organized and add history as well. The “Hanging Garden” on Malabar Hill offers spectacular views of Marine Drive. Unlike the Hanging Gardens, there is another park known as Kamla Nehru Park, which is popular for the stunning shoe-shaped structure.
Gateway of India, Haji Ali, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mahalakshmi Temple, Marine Drive, Juhu, and Chowpatty Beach are the major attractions in the city.
Apart from the towering buildings, the city is also known for British style architecture. The Victoria Terminus has now been renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, marking it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its impressive architectural and technological innovations.
There are temples, mosques, churches, Parsi agiaries in Mumbai which reflect the diversity of its citizens. Siddhivinayak Temple of Mumbai is very famous. Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most visited places in Mumbai. Every week, more than 80,000 people from different religions and places visit the dargah.
Mumbai has a good balance of North Indian and South Indian cuisine. The best time to visit Mumbai is between October to March.