Top 10 must-visit attractions in Mumbai, India

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Top 10 must-visit attractions in Mumbai, India
From historic restaurants to iconic monuments, Mumbai’s many sites of attraction can overwhelm any visitor. To help you plan your visit better, here are 10 attractions in Mumbai that you shouldn’t miss when visiting the city.

  • Gateway of India

    Gateway of IndiaGateway of India

    Initially constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to the city, the iconic Gateway of India monument also happens to mark the spot from where British soldiers last departed India after centuries of colonial rule. It was designed by Scottish architect George Wittet and inspired by Indo-Islamic, Indian and Roman influences.

  • Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue

    Knesset Eliyahoo SynagogueKnesset Eliyahoo Synagogue

    Established in 1884, the Knesset Eliyahoo Orthodox Jewish Synagogue is among the city’s oldest. Featuring a striking sky-blue façade and impressive Victorian stained glass, the synagogue was built under Jacob Elias Sassoon, the grandson of David Sassoon, who was a leader of the Jewish community in Bombay after emigrating from Baghdad while fleeing persecution.

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

    Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusChhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

    Undoubtedly among the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus features stunning High Victorian Gothic and Indian architectural styles and is one of the country’s most famous railway stations. It’s a lively place and integral to Mumbai, so is a must-visit location for any visitor.

  • Elephanta Caves

    Elephanta CavesElephanta Caves

    Dating from the 5th century CE, the Elephanta Caves are a group of five Hindu and two Buddhist caves, some of which served as places of worship until the 1500s. They are located about 10 kilometers, or an hour’s ferry ride, into the Mumbai Harbour from the Gateway of India.

  • Haji Ali Dargah

    Haji Ali DargahHaji Ali Dargah

    The Haji Ali Dargah was built in 1431 in the memory of Sayyed Peer Jaji Ali Shah Bukhari, a wealthy merchant from present-day Uzbekistan. After giving up all his worldly possessions to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, he traveled the world and eventually settled in Mumbai. The pristine white building is located on an isle off the coast of Worli, and is linked to the mainland by a narrow pathway that appears only during low-tide.

  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park

    Sanjay Gandhi National ParkSanjay Gandhi National Park

    The Sanjay Gandhi National Park isn’t just the largest park in the world located within city limits, but also one of Asia’s most visited. Dubbed the ‘lungs of the city’, this rich stretch of nature is home to diverse flora and fauna, including tiger and lion populations.

  • Mount Mary Church

    Mount Mary ChurchMount Mary Church

    Among the most historic churches in the city, Mount Mary’s Basilica was first built around 1570 and later rebuilt several times. The current edifice dates to 1904, but houses a statue of Mother Mary that is said to have been brought to India by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

  • Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

    Taj Mahal Palace HotelTaj Mahal Palace Hotel

    The Taj Mahal Palace is much more than just a hotel: it is among Mumbai’s most celebrated landmarks. Built in 1903, the iconic dome served as the first clear marker of the Bombay Harbour until the Gateway of India was built next to it, a couple of decades later. More than a century after its construction, the hotel continues to remain one of the finest in the country.

  • Global Vipassana Pagoda

    Global Vipassana PagodaGlobal Vipassana Pagoda

    With the world’s largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars, the Global Vipassana Pagoda is among Mumbai’s most striking architectural works. Modeled after the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, this massive pagoda was built to express gratitude to Gautama Buddha, and to serve as a reminder of his teachings.

  • The Town Hall

    The Town HallThe Town Hall

    Its stunning neoclassical architecture notwithstanding, this historic building houses the Asiatic Society of Mumbai whose library is home to one of the two known original copies of Dante’s Divine Comedy, as well as 13th century Sanskrit texts. Built in 1833, the Town Hall is among South Mumbai’s highlights.

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