Mumbai the city which never sleeps have been always tantalising travellers, backpackers and tourists not only from within the country but also globally. The financial capital is home to many billionaires and millionaires. The glitz, glamour and power contribute to the city’s distinctive charm. But it was not always the city as it is in the current modern times. It has got strong historical connections dating back to the ancient times and also as a colony of Portuguese and Britishers. Everybody has contributed to its diversity and richness. So for those who thinks of Mumbai only as Bollywood and glamour, the city has and offers more than that.
Exploring the metropolis one could see that the colonial structures dotting has become an integral part Mumbai tourism and rich history. Many of the prominent buildings have now been converted into government run offices. The key tourist attraction dotting the city are Gateway of India, Elphinstone Circle, Flora Fountain, Old Crawford Market, Oval Maidan, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station. A cosmopolitan city is also famed for its beaches, temples and pomp celebration of festivals.
Mumbai is loved by all as the city loves everyone who visits there. Explore the rich colonial history and relish the delicious food. Stroll the city’s historic alleyways and old bazaars. Must visit the Siddhivinayak temple, a drive to the Bandra–Worli Sea Link, and enjoy the game of cricket at the famous Oval Maidan. Truly Mumbai still holds the colonial charm along with its glitz, glamour and Bollywood.
Today, in the morning, proceed towards the Elephanta Caves and city tour on your own. Early morning, you will be transferred to the Gateway of India. Then there is Elephanta Caves, located on an island about 10 kilometers away from the shores of Mumbai. These caves comprise of temples carved from solid rock dating back to the 7th century. The main attraction is the three-headed bust of Lord Shiva, famously known as ‘Trimurti’. Thereafter, proceed on a city tour. Later, halt at the Gateway of India for photo stop, drive past monuments built during the British era such as Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Tower, High Court and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (VT).
You may choose to stroll across Fashion Street, a stretch famous for its export clothing and accessories. Later drive past Marine Drive also known as the Queen’s Necklace. Later, ascend Malabar Hill to visit the beautifully adorned Jain Temple, Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Garden. Later, return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.