Gateway of India
One of the major landmarks of Mumbai is the Gateway of India. Situated at the Apollo Bunder, the Gateway of India was built in honour of King George V and Queen. You may enjoy a ferry ride across the harbour to the Elephanta Island. At the Island, the Shiva temple is a must visit for its exquisite rock-cut structures.
Prince of Wales Museum
A major tourist attraction in Mumbai is the Prince of Wales museum. The lovely landscape of the Museum is worth visiting for its collection of art, sculpture, rare coins, old firearms and a priceless collection of miniature paintings. Built in the year 1914, the museum remains one of the best museums in the country.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as the Victoria Terminus is one of the architectural wonders of Mumbai. The elegant British building of 1888 makes Mumbai terminus one of the finest stations in the world. Exquisite sculptures of animals and birds decorate the façade and the statue of Queen Victoria adorns the dome.
For the art lovers, the Jehangir Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art are must visits in Mumbai. Similarly, the nature lovers should not miss the Hanging Gardens, Victoria Gardens and the Kamla Nehru Park of Mumbai.
Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach, Malabar Hill and the Juhu Beach are the other places of tourist interest in Mumbai.
There are several places around Mumbai that make excellent weekend trip and excursion options. The Buddhist caves of Karla and Kanheri are amongst the best excursions. For the nature freaks the hill stations of Matheran, Khandala and Lonavala make great holiday destinations close to Mumbai.
Places of Worship in Mumbai
One of the most popular places of worship in Mumbai is the Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple was rebuilt on the site of a 200-year old temple. The black stone idol of Lord Ganesh, in the temple is two and a half feet in height and two feet in width. Several devotees throng this temple in the Prabha Devi area of Mumbai.
Situated on the Malabar Hill is the Jain temple of Mumbai. The frescoes of the temple depict various events in the lives of 24 Jain Tirthankaras. Pilgrims from far and away visit Mumbai to worship in the temple.
The Mahalaxmi Temple of Mumbai is dedicated to Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth. The temple is situated on B. Desai Road - residential and shopping area of Mumbai. The holy temple attracts thousands of devotees every year.
St. John's Church
The Afghan Church or the St. John's Church is a place of tourist interest in Mumbai. The church is dedicated to the British soldiers, who lost their lives in the Sindh and Afghan campaigns during 1838 and 1843.
Mumba Devi Temple
The Mumba Devi temple is dedicated to Goddess Mumbadevi, the patron of Mumbai city. Goddess Mumbadevi is often referred to as the resident deity of Mumbai. The city derives its name from this sixth century old temple. Several devotees flock to this temple at Bhuleshwar.