Mumbai: Places to Visit, Things to do and see

posted Apr 4, 2013, 4:52 AM by Prashant Bhattacharji   [ updated Apr 4, 2013, 5:06 AM ]

1. Famous Landmarks:

 The Crazy City of Mumbai

The Taj Hotel, the Gateway of India, the Air India building. Walking through South Mumbai and the Marine drive is a pretty soothing experience, once you experience the chaos and congestion of the other parts of the town.
The Hiranandani Gardens have some interesting buildings, restaurants and places for shopping.

Mumbai CST (VT), the Air India building, the Gateway of India:


The Taj Hotel:


Hiranandani Gardens:

2. An extensive tour of the Victoria Terminus (VT), which is now called the Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). And, the BMC building next to it.

Whether you're an architecture enthusiast or a history buff or a rail enthusiast or an Indian Railway fan, you will find something fascinating about this place, which is one of the very important points in the lives of many a Mumbaikar. 

Mumbai Victoria Terminus from outside
Mumbai Victoria Terminus
Lions outside Mumbai Victoria Terminus

There's a different kind of world inside. Chaotic, noisy, crowded: unlike what the Gothic exteriors of VT/CST might suggest.
Inside Mumbai VT - Platforms

Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Building - near CST Railway Station
BMC Building
BMC Building

3. Antilla

Please do take a look at Mukesh Ambani's palace near the Mumbai Central station, and try to figure out why someone would spend over a billion dollars on building such a monstrosity.

Mukesh Ambani's Antilla - Near Mumbai Central Railway Station

4. Take a drive on the Bandra Worli Sea Link and appreciate the view from there. During the day, and once during the night time as well. 

I was quite impressed by it.

Clicked from the Bandra - Worli Sea Link

5. Visit the one and only "Green Lung" area in Mumbai. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, IIT Powai, Lake Powai and the Hiranandani Gardens next to it. 

Appreciate the greenery, the water and the small hills, while they exist. Thank the Hiranandi builders for giving us something significantly better than the eyesores which other builders create.