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Juhu beach sightseeing

Juhu beach sightseeing  Video Review

Juhu Beach

Vikram Jain
28th Sep 17

Shri Sai Darshan Mandir

Shri Sai Darshan Mandir  Video Review

Sai Darshan Mandir

6th Jul 17

Awesome place Marine drive

Awesome place Marine drive  Video Review

Marine Drive

8th Jun 17

Awesome place

Awesome place  Video Review

Marine Drive

8th Jun 17

A cool place to visit

A cool place to visit  Video Review

Worli Sea Face

Suraj Bafna
22nd Dec 16

Must visit

Must visit  Video Review

Siddhivinayak Temple

Suraj Bafna
22nd Dec 16

Must visit gateway of India

Must visit gateway of India  Video Review

Gateway Of India

Santosh Rao
30th Nov 15

Gateway of India

Gateway of India  Video Review

Gateway Of India

Samyak V m
19th Nov 17

Mandir for well wishes

Mandir for well wishes  Video Review

Mukti Dham Mandir

Sratsinha Sinha
16th Oct 17

Kanheri caves

Kanheri caves  Video Review

Kanheri Caves

Shikha Sharma
18th Jul 17

Reasons to go to Mumbai

1Have an Eye for Design? Cities to go Solo for Good Architecture!
Have an Eye for Design?  Cities to go Solo for Good Architecture!

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mukesh Sagar says, “A must visit place for its architecture and history.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “A unique historic Railway Station, designed by Fredrick based on Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings

Read more at Have an Eye for Design? 7 Cities to go Solo for Good Architecture!

2Start a new hobby of collecting seashells at Mumbai Beach
Start a new hobby of collecting seashells at Mumbai Beach

HolidayIQ Reviewer Elsie Gabriel says, “You can help your kids collect the seashells from the shore and start a hobby here. ...A clean family beach in Mumbai away from the city crowds. You will get good breakfast on the beach and if you hit the roads early from Mumbai city, all the way close to the same road as the Water Kingdom, you can shops that also sell seashells among other items. ”


Read more at Collect Sea Shells And Star Fish At These Pristine Beaches With Your Buddies

3Enjoy simple food
Enjoy simple food

Sea | Beach | Sunset | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kumud Mehra says, “You can rejoice the most tempting vegetarian food buffet at Govinda's Restaurant.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Taruna Kiran shares, “And other main attraction of the temple is "Govindaraju restaurant" which is apart of the temple which offers vegetarian buffet and the food is so good with Indian and international varieties" and the timings are from 10:00 am to evening 4:00 pm", and the price is also reasonable.


Read more at 11 Buffets That Will Satiate Your Hunger For Yummy Food!

4Street Dancing During Ganpati
Street Dancing During Ganpati

It’s so amazing to be completely submersed in the culture and colours of Ganesha when in Mumbai. It might be a little weird for a snob-traveller or a non-mumbaikar to dance on the streets on the beats of nasik dhol during ganpati but I am sure you would secretly love to soak in the beauty of the festival. HolidayIQ Traveller Nagesh Kamatr says, “Ganesh Chaturthi is traditionally celebrated festival in Mumbai. On all nine days, Mumbaikars dedicate themselves and participate in the puja. The tallest Ganesha and the richest in the world is kept at the GSB Seva Mandal Tentat Krida Mandir.”


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5Ashok Vada Pav
Ashok Vada Pav

Ashok vada pav started in 1970 is the oldest vada pav in Mumbai. Ashok Thakur and his 4 brothers set a handcart to sell aluvadas, the hungry commuters started asking for pav with their vadas and that is how Vada Pav was invented. The chutney and the batter for the vada is prepared using 40 food item which imparts a unique taste that has vada pav aficionados flocking back to the stall in Dadar. Bollywood stars like Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Nigam and Sushmita Sen often visit the place to enjoy vada pavs. 
HolidayIQ Traveller Mahi Gulati from Bangalore shares, “My favourite is vada pav wherever I roam in mumbai I always make sure of having 3-4 vada pav at a day not much just 3-4, recently mumbai celebrated Happy World Vada Pav Day: Amchi Mumbai's Best Gift to Foodies !!! The vada pav King Jumbo king Discovered this day by seeing the love of people towards this Indian Burger. Vada pav is in Mumbai’s culture because it is in trend from the ancient time of mumbai”


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Sriram subramani

Sriram subramani5.0/5

4 reviews


Visited Siddhivinaya, Korum Mall- Thane, Chembur, Dadar, Temples at Matunga, Andheri. Food and Shopping: Good shopping experience. Highlight of the trip: Hotel City Point that was easily accessible and convenient.

Narender kumar

Narender kumar4.0/5

4 reviews

Mumbai Through my eyes

A very humbling experience at the Siddhivinayak temple. A joyride on the Bandra-Worli Sea link. An architectural wonder in Mumbai, this 5.6 km long cabstand bridge crosses the Arabian Sea and links the Mumbai suburbs with South Mumbai. Heritage buildings in the fort area like Victoria Terminus Train Station, Municipal Council Building, Regal Cinema, National Gallery of Modern Art, David Sassoon Library, Army and Navy Building and Flora Fountain. Elephanta caves give Goosebumps. Paani Puri, Kala Khatta Gola, Bhel Puri, Pav Bhaji, Masala Papad, Veg Kolhapuri, etc. Colaba Causeway for some shopping like antiques, books, junk jewellery, apparels, branded sunglasses etc. Night time at Marine Drive i.e Lighting earned it the nickname the "Queen Necklace" Facing the Arabian Sea on one side and sharp skyscrapers on the other, Marine Drive gives the sense of space which is missing in Mumbai.

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Mumbai Overview

History of Mumbai

Mumbai is more affectionately known as “the city of dreams”. The city is a collection of 7 islands and was named after the goddess Mumbadevi. The history of this metropolis is said to date back to the Stone Age! It has been a part of many major empires including the Maurya, the Chalukya and the Rashtrakuta as well as the Maratha. Being a port city it flourished as a trade route and subsequently came under the Portuguese rule.

In 1678, it became the headquarters of the British East India Company and soon became a major international hub for trade, especially in cotton. It became the capital of the Bombay Presidency under the British rule and played an import role in the “Quit India Movement” and “The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny”.

People and Culture of Mumbai

One must take a Mumbai tour to truly experience the essence of the city. It is not only India’s largest city but also one of the most populous. Marathi, Hindi, Konkani and Gujarati are the major languages spoken here and the main religions include Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism. Gudi Padwa, Navratri, Diwali, Moharram and Christmas are the major festivals celebrated here.

Mumbai is a major economic and commercial city with most of its population working in the industrial, finance and IT sector. Mumbai is also home to the Bollywood industry, where feature films and innumerable TV series are shot and produced. Famous personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar reside here.

Things to Do in Mumbai

On a trip to Mumbai, one has innumerable things to see. Being an ancient city, sightseeing in Mumbai is an absolute delight. One of the top places to visit in Mumbai is the Gateway of India built in 1924 for King George V and Queen Mary’s arrival in India. Mumbai sightseeing is not complete without a visit to the Film City where Bollywood movies and TV serials are shot. For a taste of ancient history, the Elephanta Islands and Kanheri caves are a must-see Mumbai tourist places. Other famous places in Mumbai include the Haji Ali Darga and Siddivinayaka Temple.

If tourists are looking for relaxing things to do in Mumbai, a view of the sunset at Juhu Beach is breath-taking. Other exciting places to see in Mumbai are the Essel World and Adlabs Imagica where one can enjoy a day of fun.

Food and Shopping in Mumbai

After a day of experiencing the Mumbai attractions, tourists can treat themselves to the city’s culinary delights. The best places to visit in Mumbai for delectable dishes are Chowpatty and Juhu beach, where one can enjoy the famous Vada Pav, chaats and more. Must-try dishes include the Maharashtrian Thali, crab or prawn curry, Parsi meals, Bombil Fry and kolhapuri mutton gravy.

This city is a shopper’s delight, with the best of almost everything available here. Mumbai is famous for fashionable clothes and junk jewellery. To shop in Mumbai, places to visit are the Lokhandwala market, the streets of Colaba and Bandra, and the Crawford market.

Accommodation in Mumbai

For travellers wanting to know how to reach Mumbai, there are many options. The city is well-connected not only via road and railway but also by flights. Being one of the major cities in India, there are innumerable options for hotels. Some of the top hotels in Mumbai are The Taj Mahal Palace, The Oberoi and JW Marriot Hotel where travellers can find a comfortable stay and excellent facilities.

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Mumbai July 6-8, 2018
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Ooty is an real Beauty
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Ooty is an real Beauty
Mumbai, Maharashtra

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