39 Best places to visit in Mumbai

1. Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India is the best place to visit in Mumbai. It was built in 1924 as a tribute to the King and Queen of England’s visit to Mumbai. Visit Gateway of India in the early morning or late evening hours for a cool breeze and gorgeous time with your family, away from the busy crowd. It is located next to the iconic Taj Mahal Palace and faces out at the Arabian Sea. Take a ferry ride there to experience Gateway of India up close, and you can also visit other tourist attractions nearby.

The best part is that you don’t have to spend a penny to enjoy this iconic monument, which is often called the Taj Mahal of Mumbai. There are many other beautiful places in the city that you can enjoy for free of cost.

There are many things to do in Mumbai for free and I have listed some of the best ones on our blog.

  • Location :   Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai
  • Timings :    24×7; every day
  • Entry Fee :  Free entry

Ferry rides are chargeable

2.  Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

The one of the oldest national parks in Asia stretches over 104 sq. km., making it one of the most central parks in Mumbai. This park is family friendly with a variety of different activities to choose from such as safari cages, boating, and hiking. Besides these activities, it also has an ancient memorial for Gandhi and a popular toy train are just some of the other attractions available at this site.

  • Location : Borivali East, Mumbai
  • Timings : 07:30 am to 06:30 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee : Adults – ₹53 per person

Children (Between 5 to 12 years of age) – ₹28 per person

Children (Below 5 years) – free

Additional charges for Kanheri Cave visit, safari, boat ride, and toy train ride

3.  Red Carpet Wax Museum, Mumbai

In Mumbai, come meet some of the most famous icons in all fields, including science, politics and sports. If you feel like it, take pictures with all your favorite people and post them to social media so that you can make your friends jealous. My third favorite place in Mumbai is the Red Carpet Wax Museum.

  • Location : Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai
  • Timings : 09:45 am to 09:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : Weekdays – ₹250 per person

Weekends – ₹350 per person

Check their website for details on combo offers

4.  Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah is a popular religious shrine in Mumbai, situated in the middle of the Arabian Sea. It is made from white marble and demonstrates Indo-Islamic architecture. The causeway between the tomb and Lala Rajput Rai Marg is regarded as the main attraction in this place. This magical building can be enjoyed with your loved ones while viewing the deep blue waters. I rank Haji Ali Dargah at number 4 among all of the best places to visit in Mumbai.

  • Location : Dargah Road, Mumbai
  • Timings : 05:30 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : N/A

5.  Elephanta Caves, Mumbai

Let me take you on a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Elephanta Caves. Famous for its rock-cut caves, it features five caves dedicated to Shiva and two dedicated to Buddhist architecture. You can reach it by taking a ferry ride from the Gateway of India that takes a one-hour. The MTDC has a restaurant and canteen for your hunger pangs. This blog will give you more details on how to plan a one-day tour with Elephanta Caves.

  • Location :  Gharapuri, Mumbai
  • Timings :   9:00 am to 5:30 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee : Citizens of India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, & Thailand – ₹10 per person

Other foreign citizens – ₹250 per person

Separate charges involved for videography, toy train ride, and ferry ride

6.  Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

The Siddhivinayak temple located in Mumbai is the most common one to visit. The idol of Lord Ganesh that is carved from a single stone has the trunk bent to the right and it’s considered one of its kind. This temple invites famous people like those in Bollywood and sports. If you want to make an experience more spiritual, then make sure you visit this temple with your family.

  • Location : Khed Galli, Prabhadevi, Mumbai
  • Timings : 05:30 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : NA

7.  Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Mumbai

“Vehicles in motion in front of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India.”

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a world heritage site that displays Victorian-Gothic architecture and exemplifies how Western designs were mixed with Indian cultural traditions. It was built in 1888, and while you can’t miss the opportunity to have your family members or children pose for a picture in front of this building, don’t forget that CST is the most photographed building in India after Taj Mahal.

The sights and the food of Mumbai are like no other. After sightseeing, treat yourself with delightful food from one of Mumbai’s many restaurants.

  • Location : Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Mumbai
  • Timings :  Every day
  • Entry Fee : N/A

8.  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya boasts a grand Indo-Saracenic architectural style, and is one of the famous places in Mumbai. The museum was built to commemorate the visit of George V’s, the then Prince of Wales, and is home to about 50,000 artefacts. This beautiful museum received the 2010 UNESCO Asia – Pacific Heritage Award and it is a must-visit for those interested in our country’s heritage.

  • Location : Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
  • Timings : 10:15 am to 06:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee : Different packages are available for Indian adults, foreign adults, Indian senior citizens, children (5-12 years), students, defence personnel and group Indian visitors (15 and more). The range is from INR 60 to INR 700. INR 100 is charged for photography without the use of a tripod. You can visit the website for more details.

9. ISKCON Temple, Mumbai

Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari ji Temple is right by Juhu Beach and has four acres of land. It is gorgeously carved and draws Hindu devotees in droves. There are religious festivals like Ratha Yatra, Janmashtami, Radhasthami, Makarsankranti, and Gaura Purnima with pomp and show. The temple comes with a 7-story guesthouse and an auditorium. There is an ISKCON Temple too and its library houses spiritual books.

  • Location :      Hare Krishna Land, Juhu, Mumbai
  • Timings :       08:00 am to 01:00 pm and 04:15 pm to 09:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee :      Free

10. Girgaon Chowpatty, Mumbai

Looking for a public beach that is affordable and beautiful? This beach along the Queen’s Necklace is your answer. The beach is famous for its grand Ganesh Visarjan celebrations, where you can see Lord Ganesha’s immersion. It is also known for its 10-day Ram Leela performance at the end of which Ravan’s effigy (statue) is set on fire.

  • Location :  Queen’s Necklace, Marine Drive, Mumbai
  • Timings :   24×7
  • Entry Fee : Free

11. Shri Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai

The Mahalakshmi Temple is built in 1831 by a Hindu merchant named Dhakji Dadaji. Every day, a large number of devotees come to worship it, with more on the festival days of Diwali and Navaratri. On these occasions, Mahalaxmi is believed to grant wishes and happiness, while Mahasaraswati grants wisdom and knowledge, and Mahakali grant strength.

  • Location : Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Mahalaxmi West, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai
  • Timings : 06:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Morning aarti – 07.00 am to 07.20 am
  • Evening aarti – 06.30 pm to 06.40 pm
  • Main aarti – 07.30 pm to 07.50 pm

Night aarti – 10.00 pm (at the time of closing)

Entry Fee : Free

12. Powai Lake, Mumbai

The Powai Lake is famously visited for its colorful and relaxing scenery. Powai Lake is a man-made lake that’s filled with life and tourists flock to see the variety of birds, beautiful plants, and water life that thrives here.

  • Location :  Powai Valley, Mumbai
  • Timings :  24×7 (Powai Garden is open from 06:00 am to 10:00 am and 01:00 pm to 07:00 pm, all days)
  • Entry Fee : Free

13. Nehru Center, Mumbai

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Planetarium is a center dedicated to the memory of Jawaharlal Nehru, that educates and inspires through educational and cultural programs. It contains a spectacular domed planetarium in honor of him that stimulates curiosity about astronomy and science in kids. The sky theater provides a memorable time for kids as they can stargaze with their little ones. Other attractions inside like miniature galaxy with Sun at the center, Moon’s surface, a view of Earth from Moon contains exhibits, art gallery, library will surely get your kids excited and intuitively curious.

  • Location :  Dr. Annie Besant Rd, Lotus Colony, Worli, Mumbai
  • Timings :   11:00 am to 05:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee :  ₹100 per person (4 years and above)

For details on shows and their timings, check the website.

14. Kidzania, Mumbai

Kidzania is a fun, interactive amusement park aimed at children. The park is one of the few worldwide that inculcates role-playing in an interactive manner by allowing kids to do different jobs and earn “kidzo money.” Parents can observe their children on televisions while they spend time in the lounge. Kidzania is a great place for families to spend their day together, with plenty of enjoyable activities for parents and kids alike.

  • Location :  R City Mall, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai 
  • Timings :  10:00 am to 08:00 pm; Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am to 03:00 pm and 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays Closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee : Different packages for kids, adults, and senior citizens, ranging from ₹300 to ₹1500. Check the website for more details.

15. Taraporewala Aquarium, Mumbai

The Mumbai Aquarium is one of India’s oldest aquariums. There are a variety of marine and freshwater fishes, as well as an Oceanarium that gives visitors the experience of walking under the sea. Kids can touch animals and explore various aquatic habitats. If you’re looking for an entertainment and education combination, visit this aquarium to see rare fish and touch other ocean animals.

  • Location : Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Marine Drive, Mumbai
  • Timings : 10:00 am to 08:00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee : Adults – ₹60 per person Children (Below 12 years) – ₹30 per person Govt. Employees – ₹30 per person

Separate charges for photography and videography

16. Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Zoo, Mumbai

Kids love zoos. If you visit Mumbai, you should take your kids to the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Zoo that houses many wild animals like elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys, crocodiles, and more. One of the highlights is their penguin exhibit that mimics the perfect environment and temperature.

  • Location : Byculla East, Mazgaon, Mumbai
  • Timings : 09:30 am to 05:30 pm, closed on Wednesdays
  • Entry Fee : Family of four – ₹100 and ₹25 for each extra child Couples – ₹100 Students (Private schools) – ₹15 per person

17. Smaaash Junior, Mumbai

If you’re looking for a fun activity to keep your kids busy on a hot, sunny day or when it’s raining outside, Smaaash Junior is perfect. It offers many attractions and activities for children such as the Tubular Slide and Canon Shooting. Additionally, Snack Sora and Dessert Auriga offer finger-licking foods.

  • Location :  Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai
  • Timings :  01:00 pm to 01:00 am; Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 01:00 pm; Sundays
  • Entry Fee : Weekdays – ₹399/ 60 minutes and ₹499/ 90 minutes Weekends – ₹499/ 60 minutes and ₹599/ 90 minutes

18. EsselWorld, Mumbai

Looking for a thrill or adventure? You can head to EsselWorld, a bustling amusement park with rides to suit every mood and desire. From the exhilaration of zipping through the sky on a roller coaster, to the gleeful laugh of racing on a child’s favorite toy, EsselWorld has something for everyone. There are photo opportunities available for weddings and events too.

  • Location : Global Pagoda Road, Gorai Island, Borivali West, Mumbai
  • Timings :  10:00 am to 06:30 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee : Multiple packages are available for both children and adults, including Basic, Silver, Fast Track + Silver, Combine and Annual Pass – Passport Next. The price ranges from INR 290 to INR 1640. You can visit their website for more details.

19. Shivaji Park, Mumbai

Shivaji Park is a great place for exercise and for experiencing history where you can play soccer, cricket, or tennis. Shivaji Park is also known for being a gathering space for important people like Milind Soman, Raj Thackeray, Anup Jalota, and Sachin Tendulkar.

  • Location : Gopi Tank Marg, Mahim West, Shivaji Park, Mumbai
  • Timings : 07:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee : Free

20. Juhu Beach, Mumbai

The most romantic thing is to go to the beach with your loved one, where you can watch the sparkling sunset. Juhu Beach is known worldwide as a romantic locale. There are some cool restaurants around here, and they are especially popular on date nights.

  • Location :  Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
  • Timings :  24 x 7; every day
  • Entry Fee : NA

21. Marine Drive, Mumbai

Walk hand in hand with your lover along the walkway at Marine Drive, while watching the sunset ride over the Arabian Sea. You can relax here and spend some romantic moments on a beautiful evening. This is also one of the popular places to visit in Mumbai at night. Make sure to satisfy your hunger with some delicious street food available here.

  • Location :  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Chowpatty, Mumbai
  • Timings :  24 x 7; every day
  • Entry Fee : NA

22. Chota Kashmir, Mumbai

Chota Kashmir, while you are in Mumbai, should be the ideal location to find a tranquil atmosphere if you would like to experience quality time with your partner. It offers a scenic landscape and placid lake that will relax your body and mind. You can lounge on the parks or go boating and spend time with your love life!

  • Location : Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon, Mumbai
  • Timings : 10:00 am to 06:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fees : Free entry

Separate charges for boating.

23. Worli Sea Face, Mumbai

The Worli Sea Face is a favorite for couples, who can enjoy walking along the promenade together in the evening. The location has a marvelous view of the sea and offers a wonderful place to spend an evening or even late night with your lover. In addition, this location has a wide range and offers an enchanting panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

  • Location :  Worli, Mumbai
  • Timings :  24 x 7; every day
  • Entry Fee : NA

24. Hanging Gardens, Mumbai

There are lots of great parks in the city. Come at the Hanging Garden with your partner, a romantic park with lots of flowers, water fountains and green hedges. Have a picture taken at the Old Women Shoes as well, known as the “big boot”. There isn’t anything more romantic than this perfect place.

  • Location :  Simla Nagar, Malabar Hill, Mumbai
  • Timings :   05:00 am to 09:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee :  Free entry

25. Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai

One of the top places to visit in Mumbai, Prithvi Theatre should be a priority for you if you are interested in theatre. It’s built in the memory of Prithviraj Kapoor and conducts meaningful live performances in various languages. There is also an online workshop available on their website. They also host many festivals and has a bookstore and café. Since 1978, they have always been about embracing new ideas and respecting each other to better themselves as human beings.

  • Location :  Juhu Church Rd, Mumbai
  • Timings :  01:00 pm to 09:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee :  Show ticket prices can range from INR 125 to INR 400. You can visit the website for more details.

26. Versova Beach, Mumbai

We carry a range of items perfectly suited for those who want to find peace at the beach. You can spend your time relaxing, swimming and eating seafood while also taking part in various water sports. Photographers love our beach as it captures all the natural light colours even better than most locales at dawn and dusk.

  • Location :  Bharat Nagar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai
  • Timings :  24×7
  • Entry Fee :  Free

27. Madh Island, Mumbai

If you’re looking for places to roam in Mumbai that offer a break from your hectic lifestyle, consider Madh Island. This countryside area is peppered with serene beaches like Aksa, Silver and Erangel. Head over to this charmingly rustic area on the west coast of India when you need a laidback weekend.

  • Location :   30 km from the north-western coast of Mumbai
  • Timings :    24×7
  • Entry Fee :  Free entry (Ferry charge from Versova – INR 3 per person)

28. Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai

Finding peace in Mumbai is possible if you visit this picturesque building. Designed for 8000 meditators, it has Burmese architecture and Buddha’s bone relics. New and old students are welcome at the pagoda who want to learn Buddha’s teachings and be grateful for their blessings.

  • Location :  Global Pagoda Road near EsselWorld Gorai, Borivali West, Mumbai
  • Timings :  09:00 am to 07:00 pm (entry allowed till 06:30 pm), Monday to Sunday (ID proof required) 
  • Entry Fee : Free

29. Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai

The Bandra-Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge that features pre-stressed concrete and steel. This bridge can support 8 lanes of traffic (to and fro) and is 5.6 km in length, making it a must see destination for photography.

  • Location :  Kesarinath Buva Bhaye Marg, Koliwada, Worli, Mumbai
  • Timings :  24×7
  • Entry Fee : Toll for Car – INR 70, Light Commercial Vehicle – INR 110, Heavy Vehicle – INR 145

30. Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

If you have friends that enjoy shopping, they would love the Collaba Causeway. With various items at great prices, you will have a lot of fun trying on new clothes, and buying jewelry and other items such as home décor. Additionally, there are many restaurants and cafés within the mall.

Once you have completed the necessary retail therapy, it is time to head out and try the gastronomic therapy offered by many of Mumbai’s food streets. You can find almost anything you want in terms of different cuisines. Below is a list of some of the best places to find delicacies such as pav Bhaji, vada pav, pani puri, bhel puri, ragda pattice and kebabs.

  • Location :  Collaba Causeway, Mumbai
  • Open : All days
  • Entry Fee : NA

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31. Mumbai Film City, Mumbai

The Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari (Film City) in Mumbai is a lush 100,000 sq. ft. area of over 200 films studios and their related prop rooms, gardens and lakes used for shoots for Bollywood films. A tour of the Film City is available by buses that also feature detailed guidebook on the filming history of popular shows like Friends and Jurassic Park.

  • Location : Aarey Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai
  • Timings : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : Tours starting at ₹599

32. Hakone Entertainment Centre, Mumbai

This is an ideal entertainment center to have a blast. You can indulge in Go-Karting on the 200-meter track, racing karts with Honda engines of 5.5HP. The Power-Packed Entertainment Center has also been upgraded with simulators, redemption machines, billiards, and a LAN Gaming zone. A lot of other activities are available here such as the Bull Ride, Air Gun Shooting and Bumper Cars. Also, competing with your friends in a real simulated paintball field is great fun too!

  • Location : Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
  • Timings : 02:30 pm to 09:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : Check the website for activity charges

33. Snow World, Mumbai

Now, you can experience +10 Celsius in Mumbai with the exciting Frolic World activities. Snow World is a great place for friends to have fun and explore new locations with stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains. This is an invigorating activity of sliding through ice, playing with old snow and having snowball wars. There are plenty of winter sports available to do while at Snow world.

Besides the amusement parks, a dozen other places of interest can be found in Mumbai that would allow you to spend a day (or more) with some friends and family. From Essel World and Yazoo Park to Hakone and Vardhman Fantasy, there is no shortage of options for anyone looking to have fun in Mumbai. For those who are more adventurous, 10 waterparks around Mumbai have plenty of adventures waiting as well.

  • Location : Phoenix Market City, Kamani Junction Kurla (W), Mumbai
  • Timings : 11:00 am to 10:00 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee : ₹575 per person

34. Clue Hunt Mumbai, Mumbai

Gaming is not always fun and games – especially when you are locked in a room with friends and foes. If you are looking for something more interesting to do, the Clue Hunt Mumbai offers hidden object games that can be completed in 60 minutes, spooky rooms, and challenging puzzles.

  • Location :   Andheri, Bandra, Lower Parel, and Fort, Mumbai
  • Timings :     11:00 am to 10:30 pm; every day
  • Entry Fee :  Weekdays Clue Hunt Twin – ₹700 per person Triplet –₹600 per person Quartet, Quintet, Sixtet, Septet, and Octet – ₹500 per person Weekends and Public holidays Clue Hunt Twin – ₹1000 per person Triplet – ₹900 per person Quartet – ₹800 per person Quintet, Sixtet, Septet, and Octet – ₹700 per person

Exclusive of taxes

35. National Gallery Of Modern Art, Mumbai

This unique gallery houses various artworks of a large variety including pieces from Indian artists such as Jawahar Lal Nehru, Humayun Kabir and Maulana Azad. You will find different collections of art at this beautiful museum, including prized examples of native works that show the evolution of culture from different parts of the world.

  • Location :  Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai
  • Timings :  10:00 am to 05:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee :  Adults – INR 150 per person, Students – INR 1 per person, Children – INR 1 per person

36. Gorai Beach, Mumbai

Whether you love the beach for its relaxing atmosphere or need to get your daily dose of Vitamin D by joining in on the carnival-like atmosphere, setting out from one of these colourful shacks, you can create what you need. Remember to stay hydrated with one of the plethora of stalls selling traditional dishes or try your hand at some of the unique water sports offered here. The sunrises and sunsets in this location are always breathtaking.

  • Location : 58 km from the main city of Mumbai
  • Timings : 24×7 (ferry timings are 06:00 am to 08:30 pm)
  • Entry Fee : Free

37. Kanheri Caves, Mumbai

The 109 caves in Sanjay Gandhi National Park are carved out of basalt rock; this ancient formation is thought to have been made between 1st century CE and 10th century CE. Carvings, sculptures, inscriptions, and paintings make the caves one of the most popular places to visit in Mumbai. The Kanheri Caves were once home to Buddhist monks who studied and meditated here as well as channels that drained rainwater. The congregation hall with its massive stupa and stone pillars is of special interest.

  • Location :   Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
  • Timings :    07:30 am to 05:00 pm, Tuesday to Monday
  • Entry Fee :  Indians – INR 15 per head, Foreigners – INR 200 per head

38. Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

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Built in 1952, the M. F. Hussain Gallery is the most prominent space for exhibiting photographs and paintings of some leading Indian artists such as S. H. Raza and Sir Cowasji Jehangir. The gallery was established with a hands-on business strategy, promoting new art and forging partnerships between artists and customers.

  • Location :   Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
  • Timings :    11:00 am to 07:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee :  Free

39. Mahakali Caves, Mumbai

If you want to explore something truly interesting, this group of 19 hillside caves should be on your sights. Carved out of black solid basalt at an unknown date between 1st century BCE and 6th century CE, these ancient caves housed Buddhist monks once. These caves include a Buddhist Stupa as well as Pali scriptures on many walls.

  • Location :   Mahakali Caves Rd, Sunder Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai
  • Timings :    09:00 am to 06:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Entry Fee :  INR 20 per head

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