Don’t leave Mumbai without visiting these places
The city of dreams, the city that never sleeps, concrete jungle, financial epicentre, entertainment capital –Mumbai is a city that upholds its history and heritage as much as it embraces everything that’s modern and global. With tourists flocking to the bay from every part of the world, there are quite a few places in the city that are not just popular but have assumed iconic status. Here’s a quick round-up of what not to miss when you’re visiting Mumbai.
- Gateway of India:
No tour of the city can begin without a trip to the grand Gateway of India. Take a walk around the structure, admire the architecture, and enjoy the view of the sea from the promenade. The arches of the stately structure have witnessed the final exit of the British from India and is a symbol of entry into the country. A definite must-see.
- Beaches of Mumbai:
Take your pick from Juhu or Chowpatty. But you cannot leave Mumbai without spending sometime with the waters of the Arabian Sea. Teeming with people from all walks of life, the beaches of Mumbai are a melting pot. Watching the sunset while enjoying some of the best street food is how you should be spending your time here.
- Culture Shot:
Mumbai may be home to the movie industry, but it has a dedicated audience for theatre. So make an offbeat choice and catch a show at Prithvi theatres, the NCPA or the recently restored Royal Opera House before you leave.
- Haji Ali Dargah:
An absolutely unique spot of Mumbai, the Haji Ali Darga his situated in the middle of the sea and is accessible by a narrow walkway only during the low tide. Both a mosque and a tomb, the shrine is a must-visit before you leave the city.
- Ballard Estate:
The architecture of Ballard Estate is breath-taking. There’s history at every corner. This is a place you need to explore on foot. Offices, small businesses, shops- you’ll find it all here with a touch of the old world charm. But don’t walk away without sampling the menu at Brittania and Co. Restaurant- one of the last few famous Parsi Cafes of Mumbai.
When you’re tired of the sightseeing, step into a spa in Mumbai to destress. ESPA by The Leela has many holistic therapies to choose from that draw from European, Eastern and Ayurvedic traditions. You may choose spa in Mumbai that can curate special healing treatments. But don’t forget to check out spa offers while booking, for an experience that’s light on the pocket and the mind.