Tour operators also allot an experienced guide who continuously enlightens the tourists about the history & other valuable information about the landmark places.
MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation) owned by Maharashtra state government also offers Mumbai Darshan tour. The special things about MTDC’s Mumbai Darshan tour is that entire tour is conducted on open deck bus. However, tour is conducted only on Saturday and Sunday.
For further information please call MTDC office: (022) 2284 1877.
Famous Tourist Places to see in Mumbai DarshanGateway of India
What’s worth seeing & doing here? The iconic Gateway of India monument overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea is itself a major attraction. Also, adjacent to Gateway of India is the majestic Taj Mahal hotel building – another historical monument that will leave you feeling completely mesmerized.
Actually photo of Gateway of India overlooking the Arabian Sea and Taj Mahal hotel is popular all across the world and hence witnessing it with your own naked eyes is indeed a lifetime opportunity.
Prince of Wales Museum in MumbaiLocated just few minutes walking distance from Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum is the largest museum of Mumbai and is also one of the largest museums in entire country. It is also the only museum in entire Mumbai that is completely dedicated to history of ancient India. It houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history. With such vast collections, Prince of Wales Museum indeed holds some of the deepest secrets & priceless knowledge about the rich history of our country.
Mumbai Darshan operators usually halt at this venue for 35 minutes. So all you’ve is 35-40 minutes to explore this large museum.
What is worth seeing here? Here there is such huge collection of antique items that you’ll be left wondering what to see & what not to see. So we’re providing you priceless information about some antique items that are really worth experiencing.
- Personal armor of Mughal emperor Akbar
- Gold coins used during the reign of Chandra Gupta Maurya.
- Copper & gold coins used during the reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
- Gilt Bronze statue of ‘Maitreya’, one of the most famous Buddhist monks during 13th century A.D.
Taraporewala Aquarium in MumbaiThis is a lone aquarium in the entire city of Mumbai. It preserves more than 100 species of fishes and other exotic aquatic animals. A visit to this aquarium is your rare chance to watch some of the most stunning and unusual sea animals, which you would otherwise only get to watch on National geographic & Discovery Channels.
What’s worth doing here? Actually this is an educational trip, so here all you can do is explore and get as much knowledge about exotic sea animals. If you do have passion for aquatic animals or wildlife, then this trip would really bring smile on your face.
Hanging Garden in MumbaiThis is a breathtakingly beautiful garden located in the posh area of Malabar Hills in south Mumbai. Like all other beautiful gardens even this garden is immensely lush green that will completely soothe your mind and senses. This garden is sort of a family picnic spot where you & your family can have a jolly of time in the midst of breathtaking lush greenery.
What’s worth doing & seeing here?: Well there are many gardens in Mumbai that are immensely lush green, but this garden stands out for attractive animal shape hedges that are scattered all around. No other garden in Mumbai has such beautiful looking animal shape hedges. Another thing that shouldn’t be missed here is the breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea – thoroughly worth capturing in your camera. To know more about Hanging Garden
Kamla Nehru Park
Bang opposite Hanging Garden is the Kamla Nehru Park. Since this garden is completely dedicated to kids, your kids are surely going to love this park. Here there are many recreation activities that are specifically designed for kids.
What’s worth seeing here? The main attraction of Kamla Nehru Park is the giant structure of a shoe which is inspired by the nursery rhyme “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe”. The structure has a very kiddy feel to it and your kids are surely going to love it.
Another thing that is worth experiencing here is the spectacular aerial view of famous Chowpatty beach & Queen's Necklace (Marine Drive).
Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai This is a very beautiful Muslim Dargah that is located right in the middle of the Arabian Sea. In entire India there probably isn’t another beautiful Indo-Islamic architecture that sits so majestically in the middle of huge sea. This Daragh is connected via long causeway which only further enhances its beauty.
Apart from its scenic beauty, this Dargah is also a proud symbol of Mumbai’s secularism and religious tolerance. People from all across the faith and religion visit this Dargah to seek blessings and peace of mind.
What’s worth doing here? Needless to say, this stunning Daragh is really worth capturing in your camera. Try to capture the exterior view, i.e. Haji Ali in the middle of the Arabian sea. To capture such stunning monument in the middle of the sea is indeed dream of any photographer. Besides, near Haji ali there are few eateries and market place that are very popular. Check out Haji ali juice center, very popular for its sandwiches & juices. Or else you can visit Heera Panna shopping center – one of the most famous shopping destinations of Mumbai.
Nehru Science Center in MumbaiThis is another educational trip that is an integral part of Mumbai Darshan package. But, unlike other educational trips this educational trip has immense entertainment value to it.
What’s worth doing and seeing here? Don’t miss the 3D Science Show which showcases near realistic visuals of exotic wildlife animals. Another show you shouldn’t miss is the 30 minute documentary at Nehru planetarium, which will showcase you the breathtaking pictures of our universe. Nehru science center also has an exhibition gallery, which is actually the largest science exhibition gallery in entire India. Here many worthwhile scientific objects are kept which are really worth experiencing.
Iskcon Temple in MumbaiLocated in the posh area of Juhu, ISKCON temple is a beautiful and spacious temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Spread across many acres of land, this temple is quite well maintained and is indeed spiritual oasis where you’ll find immense peace of mind. This Iskcon temple is also one of the most visited temples of India. However, the main reason for inclusion of this temple in Mumbai Darshan is the fact that it is very spacious to accommodate huge number devotees & also there are many recreation activities that can be enjoyed here.
What is worth doing here? Don’t miss the delicious Sri Krishna Prasadam (prasad), which is distributed freely to all devotees. It is a trademark prasad of Iskcon temple. Also, there is a bakery shop within the vicinity of Iskcon Temple that sells all types of appetizing bakery items. Specialty of Iskcon’s bakery item is that it is 100% veg and is cooked in pure ghee.
Juhu beach in Mumbai
Just few minutes walking distance from Iskcon temple is Juhu beach. This is usually the last tourist destination in Mumbai Darshan tour and by far the most popular one. In fact such is the popularity of Juhu beach that it always features among the highest visited beaches of India every year. The entire Juhu beach area wears a carnival like atmosphere. In fact you’ll feel like you’re standing in the middle of a huge fair where everyone is having a ball & time of their life.
What’s worth doing here? Besides having a jolly time inside the beach itself, there are two things that should not be missed here: first is mouthwatering paani puri & bhel puri that are sold by innumerable food stalls here & second is the sun set view which is absolutely stunning to say the least.
Other major tourist attractions in Mumbai:Mumbai is a huge city and hence it is literally impossible for tour operators to include all the landmark places & tourist destinations in Mumbai Darshan package. So mentioned below are these tourist destinations which are equally worth visiting.
- Siddhivinayak Temple: unarguably the most famous temple of Mumbai – dedicated to lord Ganesha.
- Mount Marry Church: located near famous Bandstand area of Bandra.
- Mahalaxmi Temple: another very immensely popular temple of Mumbai, located near famous Haji ali dargah.
- Asiatic Library Building: one of the most beautiful monuments of Mumbai.
- Mantralaya building: the state assembly building of Maharashtra.