4 Secret Adventure Destinations in Mumbai That You Didn’t Know About

Secret Adventure Destinations in Mumbai
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When life gets too monotonous, most of us turn to something different from our routine to make us feel alive again. To some people, it could be a trip to a good pizza or pasta outlet and pamper oneself with food. While to others, it could be a movie time with seasoned Popcorn. Also, there’s a set of people who like to travel and satiate their wanderlust. This also satisfies their thirst to make a difference. Such folks are not restricted to traveling abroad. They also find fun in exploring places hidden right under our nose and make the most of it. To this tribe, here are 4 secret adventure destinations in Mumbai. Continue reading “4 Secret Adventure Destinations in Mumbai That You Didn’t Know About”

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How to spend two days in Mumbai

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Mumbai is the largest and also the cosmopolitan city of India. People from all across the country come here to try their fortune. Be it Bollywood or business, Mumbai welcomes everyone with warmth. Despite being the most densely populated city of India, Mumbai homes several places for recreation, suiting everybody’s interests. If you have two days to spend in Mumbai, we suggest visiting the following places-

Day 1– Siddhivinayak temple, Mahalaxmi temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Gateway of India, Nariman Point, Shopping at Colaba, and eating at Fort Area.

Planning the route for Day 1

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Shri Siddhivinayak temple

It is a temple devoted to Lord Ganesha. People have a strong faith that the deity fulfills the prayers of the devotees.

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Address: S.K.Bole Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2422 4438

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Monday- 05:30 AM to 12:15 PM and 01:00 PM to 09:50 PM; Tuesday- 03:15 AM to 12:15 PM and 01:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next destination: Mahalaxmi temple, 30 minutes by car

Mahalaxmi temple

The Mahalaxmi temple was built in 1831 and is a beautiful sea facing temple. The temple is dedicated to goddess Laxmi.

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Address: Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2351 4732

Visiting hours: 05:30 AM to 09:45 PM

Time to spend: 30 minutes

Next destination: Haji Ali Dargah, 5 minutes by car

Haji Ali Dargah

The Haji Ali Dargah is located on an islet off the coast of Worli, Mumbai. It is a holy religious site and a remarkable place in Mumbai. There is a route in between ocean to reach the Dargah.

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Address: Dargarh Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2352 9082

Visiting hours: 06:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next destination: Gateway of India, 30 minutes by car

Gateway of India

It is an arched gate, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Sea winds, view of Taj Heritage Hotel are the main attractions here.

Gateway of India
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Address: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Visiting Hours: Open all day

Time to spend: half an hour

Next Destination: Nariman Point, 10 minutes by car

Nariman Point and Marine Drive

Nariman Point is Mumbai’s prime business area with high-rise offices and upscale hotels, popular for sunset drinks at sea-facing bars. The area lies at the end of Marine Drive, a promenade lined with beautiful buildings.

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Address: Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Visiting Hours: Open all day

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Colaba causeway, 10 minutes by car

Shopping at Colaba

It is a popular spot for street shopping in Mumbai. You can find a huge collection of clothings, imitation jewelry, footwear, handicrafts, etc.

Address: Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Visiting Hours: 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Spending the second day of your Mumbai visit

Day 2– You can spend the second day visiting any one of the following places- Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Alibag, Elephanta Caves followed by shopping and eating. If you have a group, you can also enjoy the amusement parks like Essel World and Imagica.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a protected area in the suburbs of Mumbai. The place offers rich flora and fauna. The Kanheri caves near it is also a popular site for visitors.

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Address: Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2886 0362 / 2886038

Visiting Hours: 07:30 AM to 06:30 PM

Alibag

Alibag is also spelled as Alibaug. It is a coastal town and has clean beaches like Alibag and Varsoli beach. Near to it is Kolaba Fort worth visiting.

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Elephanta Island and Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Island is one of the Islands in the Mumbai Harbour. The island is famous for the Elephanta caves. The Elephanta caves is a collection of cave temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is a ferry ride from the Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. We suggest visiting the island first and then spending time at the Gateway of India because afternoon, the ferry ride stop due to tidal conditions.

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Address: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2204 4040

Visiting Hours: 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

One of the easiest travel solutions we suggest is hiring a cab for the entire trip. This can save you from the hassle of local trains and the rising meters of rickshaws. You can also book intercity cab and travel to nearby hill stations.

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Best way to spend one day in Mumbai

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If you are visiting Mumbai for conferences, events, or business meeting and have only a spare day, this is how you can spend the day-

Route Plan to Spend One Day in Mumbai

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You can cover the places like Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Shop at Colaba, and visit Jehangir Art Gallery.

Elephanta Island and Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Island is one of the Islands in the Mumbai Harbour. The island is famous for the Elephanta caves. The Elephanta caves are a collection of cave temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is a ferry ride from the Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. We suggest visiting the island first and then spending time at the Gateway of India because afternoon, the ferry ride stop due to tidal conditions.

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Address: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2204 4040

Visiting Hours: 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Time to spend: 2 hours

Next Destination: Gateway of India, 1 hour by Ferry

Gateway of India

It is an arched gate, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Sea winds, view of Taj Heritage Hotel are the main attractions here.

Gateway of India
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Address: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Visiting Hours: Open all day

Time to spend: half an hour

Next Destination: Colaba Causeway, 10 minutes by car

Colaba Causeway

It is a popular spot for street shopping in Mumbai. You can find a huge collection of clothing, imitation jewelry, footwear, handicrafts, etc.

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Address: Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Visiting Hours: 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Jehangir Art Gallery, 10 minutes by car

Jehangir Art Gallery

Jehangir Art Gallery was founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir in 1952. You can find ongoing art exhibitions here. In the area, you can also get your portrait drawn by the artists.

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Address: 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2284 3989

Visiting Hours: 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 5 minutes by foot

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

It is a grand museum in Mumbai. It was formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum of Western India. At present, the director of the museum is popular designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

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Address: 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400032, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2284 4484

Visiting Hours: 10:15 AM to 06:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Flora Fountain, 10 minutes by foot

Flora Fountain

It is a heritage building located at the Southern end of the Fort area or D N Road of Mumbai. It is a landmark to locate the book stalls and art stalls in the area.

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Address: Veer Nariman Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Time to spend: 30 minutes

Next Destination: Crawford Market, 10 minutes by car

Crawford Market

Crawford market near CST railway station is the best place to shop for chocolates, dry fruits, and spices. You can also find exported fruits and other grocery items at a very reasonable price here. It is also known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai.

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Address: Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Helpline Number: +91 96640 36423

Visiting Hours: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

You can book a taxi for the entire day and travel without worrying about the traffic and local trains in Mumbai.

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Best places for shopping in Mumbai

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Mumbai is a highly populated city in India. Since it is the business capital of the country, it offers enormous opportunities to the people. And where there are people, consumer goods become a large market. That is why one can do shopping in Mumbai at a dirt cheap price and that too without worrying about the quality.

Shopping for imitation jewelry

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If you wish to purchase some trendy jewelry, the Colaba Causeway is the best choice. Although my personal preference is buying jewelry from the vendors in Local train, that becomes anecdote for tourists as their timings and collection vary. Other places to shop fancy jewelry are the crawford market, Fashion-street, and Linking road. A few minutes walk from Dadar station is also a great place to buy imitation jewelry.

Shopping clothes

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There are three main markets to buy clothes at the cheapest possible prices. One, the Fashion Street, near Fort Area. Two, the Linking Road market near the Bandra Worli Sea Link, and three, the Mangaldas and Mulji Jetha Market near Kalbadevi in South Mumbai.

Shopping Antiques

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Hop on to Chor Bazaar near Mohammad Ali Road in South Mumbai. You can find some really good antique pieces here. Whatever be the name of the market, not all products here are stolen. But since the place people occupy to sell is illegal, you can find a sudden burst of people collecting their items and vanishing.

Shopping chocolates, dry fruits, and spices

Crawford market near CST railway station is the best place to shop for chocolates, dry fruits, and spices. You can also find exported fruits and other grocery items at a very reasonable price here.

Shopping for Art

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You can shop paintings, art pieces at Kala Ghoda in the Fort Area in South Mumbai. What’s more, you can interact with the artists to know about their techniques, etc. Jehangir Art Gallery area, about 3 kilometers far from Kala Ghoda is also a good place to get portraits done, etc.

Shopping for books

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There was a small book stall in my office area, and when I interacted with the vendor, got to know, he was an Editor once!

Such is Mumbai. You never know who is whom. Anyways, you can find huge book castles (they have really arranged the books to sell like a castle) in the Fort area, near Fountain.

Shopping for electronics

You can find the electronics and repair shops for a very reasonable price at Manish Market, two stations before CST railway station. You can also get a taxi from CST to reach Manish Market.

If you wish to spend days of your trip to Mumbai in shopping, we suggest hiring a cab for the entire day. This can save you from the hassle of local trains and the rising meters of rickshaws. You can also book an intercity cab and travel to nearby hill stations.

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