Mumbai, the capital city of the state of Maharashtra which was initially a composite of seven marshy islands, is a now a 3km wide and 22 km long wide strip where millions of people reside. With a cosmopolitan nature, the city is the “melting pot” wherein Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Parsis, and Christians co-exist happily under the common designation, the ‘Mumbaikars’.
Here are some Famous Weekend Places in Mumbai you should never miss to visit.
1) Marine drive, Mumbai-
Marine Drive is probably the well-identified landmark in Mumbai. You can walk to here from any of the two south-most railway stations – Churchgate or Marine Lines (both are on the Western line). Both of these are less than 5 mins of walking distance from here.
You can easily take a cab from anywhere as well, and if you happen to be driving, it should be easy to find a parking along the boulevard. There are also a few buses which regularly ply via Marine Drive, for e.g. the famous double-decker (bus no 138) from CSMT station or bus 123 from Churchgate.
2) Gatway of india, Mumbai
Mumbai locals are the cheapest and the fastest way to get to the Gateway of India. Local trains run to Churchgate on the Western Line and to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on the Central and Harbour Lines. The gateway can easily be reached by taxi or bus from either of these stations.
3) Juhu beach Mumbai
Juhu Beach is located in Ville Parle and can be easily reached via autos, cabs, state transport buses or even trains. The nearest local train stations are Vile Parle, Santa Cruz or Andheri on the Western Line. There is a BEST bus station right next to the beach, so there are quite a few buses plying from these railway stations to the beach – 231, 224 and 201.
4) Haji Ali Dargah Mumbai
Haji Ali Dargah can be reached by using various modes of local transport available. It is well connected by local trains. If travelling from the Western Line you need to get off as the Mahalakshmi Station, while from the main line you need to get off at Byculla Station. Metered Black and Yellow Metered Taxis, B.E.S.T city buses and auto rickshaw ply from different parts of the city.
5) Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai
One can avail B.E.S.T buses from any part of the city to reach Dadar/ Prabhadevi. You can also take the local train (Central, Western, and Harbour) to reach Dadar. Cab services are available to and from Dadar to Prabhadevi quite frequently. Other than that you can also hail cabs from any point in the city.
6) Bandra Worli Sea link Mumbai
It is easy to reach the link from either side of it. Bandra serves as the nearest bus depot (2km) and Bandra Railways Station serves as the nearest railway station (5 km) to the link. Other than that taxi and auto-rickshaws are also easily available.
7) Fashion Street Mumbai
Fashion Street is located in the Mumbai City district, colloquially known as South Bombay. Rickshaws do not run here, and so the easiest way to reach Fashion Street is by grabbing a taxi.
It is within an easy distance of 1km from both Marine Lines Railway Station on the Western Line and CSMT on the Harbour and Central Lines. So local trains are reliable and are cheap way to reach Fashion Street as well. The nearest bus stop is the Vasudev Balwant Phadke Chowk.
8) Sanjay Gandhi National park, Mumbai
It is located towards the north of Mumbai. You can take the local train to Borivali from Churchgate, which will take about an hour. From there you can take an auto rickshaw right up to the park gate. The nearest railhead is the Borivali railway station.
9) Mahalaxmi temple, Mumbai
The best way to reach the Mahalaxmi Temple is through an auto-rickshaw. The temple is located quite close to Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat and Mahalaxmi Railway Station which leads to the entrance of the temple complex.
10) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai
One can take a train from Suburban or Central Railway Stations to reach Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSMT) as almost every train stops here.
By road, one can take NH2, NH 3, NH4, NH8, NH17 or NH222 to reach the terminus.
Within Mumbai, one can avail BEST buses, auto-rickshaws or taxis to reach CST.