Mumbai is one of those places in India which has everything a tourist could ever ask for. Name the requirement and you can spot it in the peripheries of the city limits itself. Known as the financial capital and business hub of India, the city has a beautiful shoreline aligned perfectly along the western sky for the perfect shots of sunsets each day. Tourists and locals can enjoy loitering around on the beach at all hours without bothering about the place ever shutting down as Mumbai is also known as the city that never sleeps. Below are a few highlights of the majestic city.
Apart from the shoreline, the hills of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park are also worth capturing. And yes, there is a national park within the city limits here. The national park boasts of a wide variety of animal species, especially of the leopard. There are creeks and lagoons where fishermen fish and sell their catch each day. There are flea markets at various locations where tourists and locals bargain with the sellers for the best deal. There are huge open playgrounds like the Oval Maidan and Shivaji Park where budding sportsmen spend their day practicing their games.
Mumbai also has a touch of history with certain historical monuments dotted across the city. The Gateway of India is an exemplary evidence of the city’s rich history. Apart from that, there are few forts too. One of the largest forts – Thane fort has been converted into the Thane Central Jail and is now out of bounds for general public. However, the great bastions which can be seen from the outside are worth admiring. The other forts like the Sion fort and Bandra fort are open for everyone to visit and that too without any entry ticket.
Elephanta caves provide a person with in depth knowledge of the rich Stone Age history of the region too. Several shopping malls adorn the city for those interested in going on a shopping spree. Parks and gardens are available for those wishing for some recreation. The best ones are Hanging gardens and Kamala Nehru Park. These places are good for children and adults alike and people across all age groups tend to have a lot of fun.
Mumbai is easily reachable from all major cities and towns from around the world. Excellent air and rail connectivity is also a boost for the tourism sector of the city. Do not miss out a chance of visiting the city. Hotels and lodges across all budget ranges are easily available and near important landmarks too. The experience of spending even a few days in the city is an unforgettable one.