So let’s find out how to get around and how to reach Mumbai.
- 1 How to reach Mumbai
- 2 Maharashtra’s local food
How to reach Mumbai
Mumbai is the economic capital of India. For this it is very easy to reach Mumbai. You will find many railway stations in Mumbai. At the same time, you will also see a Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. Also, if you are coming to visit Mumbai from any nearby city of Mumbai then you also get the facility of bus.
Talking about transportation in Mumbai, here you get both local train and bus facility. If you travel to Mumbai by local train in Mumbai then it will be much cheaper for you. The fare of Mumbai local train is very low. Here you can roam from 10 to 20 km in local train for ₹ 10.
However, one thing to keep in mind about the Mumbai local train is that you get a lot of crowds in it. In such a situation, it may not be easy for you to travel to Mumbai by the Mumbai local train. But if your travel budget is low, then you can roam in Mumbai by local train and at the same time you also get bus facility in Mumbai. But you will get very much crowded in buses. You will also take more time in buses as well. So you can rent a bike for yourself, or you can also rent a car.
So let’s go to mumbai
Gateway of India Mumbai
At first I decided to visit the Gateway of India, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Mumbai. For this you can get down at Churchgate station. And from there you can reach the Gateway of India by taking a rickshaw or auto. For this you may have to spend around ₹ 20.
Near the Gateway of India, you also get to see Taj Hotel, one of the most famous hotels in India. You do not need to take any type of ticket to roam the Gateway of India.
If you go to see Gateway of India in the evening then it looks even more beautiful because, in the evening, lighting is done at Gateway of India. Which makes it look even more beautiful.
Elephanta caves Mumbai
I then decided to visit Elephanta Cave, Mumbai’s second most famous tourist destination.
To get to Elephanta Cave you have to resort to ferry. You will get tickets for the ferry at the Gateway of India only. You will get to see a lot of agents there. Ferry tickets are ₹ 205 for both arrival and departure.
You get to see a direct ferry for Elephanta. And you can book it by coming here.
The ferry to Elephanta runs every 15 minutes. In such a situation, you do not have to wait long for the ferry. If you want to sit upstairs in the ferry, then you will have to pay an additional ₹ 10. But I would suggest that you sit up in the ferry. From this you can see quite a beautiful view.
It takes you an hour and 29 minutes to reach Elephanta Cave by ferry. And it takes the same amount of time to come back.
As soon as you reach Elephanta Cave, you see a mini train here. This mini train takes you up to 1 kilometer. For which you will have to take a ticket of ₹ 10.
As soon as you reach the main town of Elephanta Cave, you will have to take a ticket of ₹ 5. Which is a kind of tax. Apart from this, you will have to take a separate ticket to go inside Elephanta Cave. To get inside Elephanta Cave, you have to take a ticket of ₹ 40. Elephanta Cave is locally known as Dhara Puri. Elephanta Cave got its name Elephanta because here you get to see big sculptures of Elephant.
At the same time, you will also see many temples in Elephanta Cave. In which Shiva remains sculptures of Parvati Nataraja and many other Gods.
If you do a 10-minute climb, you will also get to see spectacular views here.
Food and drink is a little expensive here. In such a situation, if you take food with you, then it can definitely save you some money.
The entire journey of Elephanta is about 4 hours to 5 hours. By the way, you can also spend a little more time here. If you like historical things.
Mahalaxmi Temple Mumbai
After that I decided to visit the Mahalakshmi Temple, one of the most famous temples in Mumbai. I reached the Mahalakshmi temple at 6:00 am.
Let me tell you for information that Mahalakshmi temple opens at 6:00 am. If you reach Mahalakshmi temple early in the morning, then you do not see any rush here. In such a situation, try to reach the Mahalakshmi temple at the earliest in the morning.
Let me tell you for information that inside the Mahalaxmi temple you cannot carry a camera and mobile.
Haji Ali Dargah
One of the most famous religious tourist places of Mumbai is also the Haji Ali Dargah. You can also go here.
Haji Ali Dargah is located near the Mahalakshmi temple. It may take you about 10 minutes to go to Haji Ali Dargah from Mahalaxmi temple.
Haji Ali Dargah is situated on a small island in the middle of the sea.
The worst thing that I found in the Haji Ali Dargah is the filth located here. Outside the Haji Ali dargah you get to see a lot of dirt. Which is done by tourists only. In this case, take special care of cleanliness. This is the responsibility of all of us.
Outside the Haji Ali dargah you also find some shops. In such a situation, you can also do a little shopping here.
If you are going to Haji Ali Dargah then you reach Haji Ali Dargah at 6:07 am. There is no rush here in the morning. As you get late, the crowd also increases here.
Malabar Hills Mumbai
Then I decided to go to Malabar Hills from Haji Ali Dargah. You can also find hanging gardens in the Malabar Hills.
From Haji Ali Dargah I decided to go to Malabar Hills by taxi.
Hanging garden will look like an ordinary garden. The hanging garden is also quite small.
In front of the Hanging Garden, you will also see Kamla Nehru Garden. From the Kamala Nehru Garden, you get a very good view of Girgaon Chowpatty.
Girgaon Chowpatty Beach is a very big beach. Here you will also find children playing a lot of sports.
Mumba Devi Temple Mumbai
Mumbai is named after the Mumba Devi temple in Mumbai. It is one of the oldest temples in Mumbai.
If you are going to Mumba Devi temple then reach Mumba Devi temple by 5:00 am. Otherwise you may have to face quite a big line. In this, you have to spend hours in line.
You will also find a lot of shops in the streets of Mumba Devi temple. From where you can also do some shopping for yourself.
Maharashtra’s local food
If you have gone to Mumbai, and you have not been able to eat local food in Maharashtra, then your trip to Mumbai is incomplete again.
You will find a lot of shops around Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal. From here you can eat local food of Mumbai. Also, here you get to see quite good food rates.
Fashion Street Mumbai
If you have been to Mumbai and did not buy the fashion related things then it will not be right for you.
In Mumbai you can find quite expensive places to look for shopping. But today I am telling you an inexpensive place from where you can buy a lot for yourself. That is Mumbai’s fashion street. From here you can do cheap clothes and other shopping for yourself.
Marine Drive Mumbai
Mumbai’s Marine Drive is famous all over the world. You can also see Marine Drive near Fashion Street. You can also go here if you want to spend some time alone then Marine Drive may be a better option for you.
You do not need to take any type of ticket to roam Marine Drive. This is a free place. Also, if you go to Marine Drive in the evening, then lighting is done here. In such a situation, Marine Drive looks even more beautiful.
One of the biggest problems you face in the evening in Mumbai is the traffic in Mumbai. You will get to see a lot of traffic problems in Mumbai.
Mumbai’s Marine Drive has very cold winds. In such a situation, it may be right for you to spend some time here alone.
After this, another place is in Mumbai where you can go to Antilia. Antilia is home to India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani. Here you can go for Motivation. However, you cannot go inside the house. But here you can definitely see it from outside. Let me tell you for information that Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in our country.
Mahakali Caves Mumbai
After this I decided to visit the caves of Mahakali, another tourist place in Mumbai. For this I decided to go to Mahakali caves with an auto.
When I went inside to see the caves of Mahakali, there was no rush at all. Perhaps tourists do not know much about this place. But Mahakali caves are a very beautiful place to see.
To see the caves of Mahakali, you have to take a ticket of ₹ 25.
Mahakali Caves You will feel a small version of Elephanta Caves. If you like historical things, then you must visit the caves of Mahakali.
Linking Road Market Mumbai
After that I decided to visit Linking Road Market, another famous market in Mumbai. Here you get to see clothes in wholesale. And that too in very good quality. Also, by negotiating here, you can reduce the rate of clothes even more. In such a situation, if you want to buy clothes, then you can go to the linking road market.
After this you can also visit Shah Rukh Khan’s Bungalow Mannat. It is very popular among people.
You get to see a lot of crowd outside the vow. Many people who dream of joining Bollywood will be seen here.
You will also see a bandstand just a short distance away from Mannat, Shah Rukh Khan’s house. Meanwhile, a lot of people visit. If you want to spend some time alone then definitely go here. As well as here you can see the strong waves of the sea.
After this you can go to see Bandra Fort. Many Bollywood films were shot here. Which includes films like Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and Wanted.
You do not need to take any type of ticket to visit Bandra Fort.
Also, from here you will also get to see Bandra Worli Sea Link.
If you want to see beautiful views of the sea then you can go to Bandra Fort.
In Mumbai, you will see a very old building on the side of Churchgate. At the same time, it is also the most expensive area of Mumbai.
Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai
Siddhivinayak Temple is also one of the most famous religious tourist sites in Mumbai. If you want to go to Siddhivinayak temple then you can go. By the way, in the Siddhivinayak temple, you will have to face a lot of crowd from the morning itself.
Film city mumbai
Mumbai is called Mayanagari. And Mumbai is famous all over the world for Bollywood films and Bollywood industry.
If you have been to Mumbai then definitely go to see Film City. There is a lot of film shooting going on here. At the same time, you will also see a lot of hero heroines here. Apart from this, you will also see a lot of serials shooting here.
Entry ticket to Film City is ₹ 700. You can also book it online.
In Film City you will get to see the bungalow shown in Baghban movie and all the things that you see in films.
You will also get to see the famous temple of Film City. This temple is seen in almost every film and drama.
If you want to roam the movie city by bus then that facility is also available for you here. You are also given a bus tour of Film City here. For which you will have to pay separately.
In Film City you will also see the place from where the scene of falling from the mountain is filmed. You must have seen the scene of the house falling in the Welcome film. You will also see that place in Film City.
At the same time, you will also get to see the pond of Shah Rukh Khan’s drowning scene shown in Shah Rukh Khan’s film Devdas.
If you go to visit Film City, then you will know what is really in the movies? And what is shown. And what is located in Film City. You will see a lot of difference between the film and the things located in the film city. All this is amazing of visual effects. In such a situation, you must go to see the film city.
Now here we talk about some things related to Mumbai which may be important for you.
Marathi is mainly spoken in Mumbai. However, due to language, you will not face any kind of problem. Because here a large number of people also speak Hindi. Also, if you want to talk in English, then people here understand and speak English as well. In such a situation, you will not have to face any problem related to language.
If you talk about food in Mumbai, here you can see North Indian food as well as South Indian food and non-veg restaurants. There is also no shortage of restaurants here.
At the same time, if we talk about the hotel in Mumbai, then you are the one who takes it around the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, it will be good for you. If you want, you can also take a hotel around Andheri Mumbai. But hotels around Andheri Mumbai will cost you dearly.
If we talk about renting a bike in Mumbai, then you get to see a lot of options here. You can download any app in your mobile and take a bike rental here. If you are renting a bike, keep an offline map with you. With this, you will not face any kind of trouble in finding the location. You can also use Google Map as well.
Now if you talk about security in Mumbai then you do not have to face any type of security related problem in Mumbai. In Mumbai, you will find 24-hour shops, restaurants and all kinds of hotels, etc. open. Mumbai’s night life is also famous all over India. In such a situation, if you are going to Mumbai then forget about the safety concerns.
Weather in Mumbai
Now if we talk about Mumbai’s weather here, you get to see almost humid weather in Mumbai all the time. There is also a lot of rain in Mumbai. And if you are going to visit Mumbai during the rainy season then you may have to face the flood here as well.
If we talk about your travel plan according to the weather of Mumbai, then you should visit most places early in the morning. Also, you can visit the Tourist Place in Mumbai in the evening. If you go to visit a tourist place in the afternoon then you may have to face heavy humidity and heat in Mumbai.
In such a situation, if you are going to Mumbai, then you go to Mumbai around September, Ganesh Festival takes place in Mumbai in September. In such a situation, you will get to see a different color of Mumbai.
How many days did you come to visit Mumbai
If you want to visit Mumbai, then you must make a plan for at least 4 days. You can easily cover all the places of Mumbai in 4 days.
If you make your schedule a bit tight, then you can complete it in 3 days. But my advice would be that you do not plan a 2-day Mumbai tour on weekends. If you want to visit the whole of Mumbai then at least you must make a three or four day Mumbai tour plan.
How much will it cost to travel to Mumbai
Now here we talk about the expenses incurred in visiting Mumbai. To travel to Mumbai, you will have to spend the most on hotels.
Hotels in Mumbai will get you comfortable for at least ₹ 1000 per day. In this way, you will have to spend ₹ 4000 on the hotel for 4 days.
Now if we talk about the expenses incurred at the police station here, then you will have to spend ₹ 500 per day. In this way, you may have to spend ₹ 2000 on food in 4 days. However, it may be more or less according to your food choices.
Apart from this, if we talk about the expenses on transportation, for this you may have to spend about ₹ 1000.
In this way, you can easily travel to Mumbai for around ₹ 8000.
Here I am not including the cost of shopping. It depends on your own how much money you spend.
Now if you want to reduce the expenses here, then its facility is also available here. In Mumbai, you get to see a bus service called Mumbai Darshan. Which makes you cover the whole of Mumbai in 1 day. For this, if you take a non-AC bus, then you will have to spend ₹ 250. If you opt for AC bus in Mumbai Darshan bus service, then you will have to spend ₹ 600 for it.
But I would advise you not to use Mumbai Darshan bus service. You should use this bus service only when you have a very low budget.
Apart from this, you can also cut hotel budget in Mumbai. To cut the hotel budget, you have to take the hotel a short distance from Mumbai. With this, you can reduce the cost a little bit.
And finally the most important thing is to keep nature clean and tidy.