Things to do in Mumbai
Most of Mumbai''s typical tourist sites are situated around the
built-up areas of Mumbai''s southern peninsula (and most notably,
Colaba) - but this cosmopolitan city boasts attractions reflecting
Mumbai''s rich history, as well.
The colonial buildings that are scattered throughout Mumbai
remind travellers of the history not only of the city, but of the
country as well. The best examples of this architecture can be seen
in the Gateway of India, the CST Terminus, and the Police
Headquarters; while the Prince of Wales Museum, founded in the
early 20th century to commemorate a visit from George V, is a great
resource for learning about India''s history.
While you''re in the area, check out the Taj Mahal Hotel, one of
the oldest five-star hotels in India and also a site for the 2008
Mumbai terrrorist attacks. The Elephanta Caves - a very popular
tourist excursion - are also located nearby, and the former home of
Mahatma Gandhi, the Mani Bhavan Ghandi Museum, is a Gujarati-style
house featuring three floors for visitors to explore all things
For great views of Mumbai, visit the terraced Hanging Gardens
(now known as the Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens); head to the Marine
Drive Chowpatty (beach) for people-watching; and for a really
authentic Mumbai shopping experience, look no further than the
always-crowded, bright and colourful Crawford Market.