Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. The city of dreamers, food lovers, actors, businessmen and the list goes on. Regardless of what adjective you use, Mumbai will lure you into visiting its nooks. However, if you just have a day to explore the Maximum City, you might find yourself stuck in a bind regarding which places to cover. Worry not because here are the best picks from Mumbai to visit when you have a day in this city.
Gateway of India was built in the honour of King George V and Queen Mary’s landing at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in the early twentieth-century. Gateway of India is one of the best tourist spots in Mumbai where you can find a number of balloon sellers, photographers, vendors, and street food stalls selling delicacies like bhelpuri and papdi chaat. Gateway of India is open for 24 hours a day for the public.
A spiritual visit to Haji Ali Dargah and a royal lunch at Café Noorani near the Dargah counts as a perfect afternoon. Next, head over to Mumbai’s iconic railway station, Chhatrapati Shivaji MaharajTerminus. After that, a visit to museums and art galleries in south Mumbai is a must. Following that, all you need to do is check out at the beautiful sunset and city lights on your way to Marine Drive.
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An astounding walkway, beautiful viewpoints and amazing architecture are what Marine Drive is all about. A perfect place to spend time with your family and friends, don't miss watching the starry lights of the Queen’s necklace. It is an open location and you can visit it any time. However, it is suggested not to spend late nights at this place. Although, the lapping sea waves and cool sea mist may not let you leave.
Away from the hustle-bustle of the city life, Hanging Gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hills are a great option to explore if you are seeking calm and tranquillity. Kids will have a good time playing in the beautiful gardens. There are a variety of flowers trees lining up the terraced gardens. These gardens are also known as Pherozshah Mehta Gardens. There is no entry fee for this place and the visiting time is from 5 am to 9 pm.