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Old 25th April 2009, 11:22   #1
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Unhappy Mumbai sight seeing in a Day

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I'll be in Mumbai on official Trip for a month. and i get only Sundays :( to freak out. I checked out in Google and found one day Mumbai Darshan which i felft, not that fascinating.
Please suggest me the places which i can cover in one day. I'm not interested in visiting Planetorium and Muscium.
I'm also interested to visit Mahabaleshwaram.
Kindly Advice.

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Old 26th April 2009, 22:04   #2
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Sowmya the best way to see bombay is after 4 pm sit around marine drive, wait for the sun to go down, around 6.30 pm walk around Nariman Point, Fort, Churchgate station, Colaba, the city was built here. Once the office crowds move out to their homes, the best time to take a walk around here (psst avoid isolated lanes). BTW which part of Bombay are you staying?
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Old 26th April 2009, 23:27   #3
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Hi,

I'll be in Mumbai on official Trip for a month. and i get only Sundays :( to freak out. I checked out in Google and found one day Mumbai Darshan which i felft, not that fascinating.
Please suggest me the places which i can cover in one day. I'm not interested in visiting Planetorium and Muscium.
I'm also interested to visit Mahabaleshwaram.
Kindly Advice.
Hi Sowmya

There are quite a few places in and arround Mumbai for one day trips

1. Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Borivili, there are some caves atop the hill.
2. Alibag Beach + fort ruins, you can go via the boat from
Gateway of India
3. Kashid Beach (some 120KM, White sand, not crowded beach),
if you have couple of friends, you can hire a car and travel. Kashid is
some 1 hour+ drive from Alibag.
4. There is an island with caves on it. (i am sorry, i forgot the name),
you can go via the boat from Gateway of India.
5. You can go to Matheran, it is a hill station, you can travel there by train, do some googling to understand more
6. You can go to Lonavala, which is famous for its "Chikkis" as well as India's first Expressway (Mumbai-Pune wxpressway), there is a dam, plus some waterfalls (would be dry during summar), some Caves near Karla.
7. You can go to Pune, travel in the morning by Train and return by night.
8. Mount Mary Church in Bandra, Mahakali Caves in Andheri, Chatrpati Shivaji Railway Station (former Victoria Terminus), Nariman Point + Queen's Necklace, Gateway of India, Some of the Studios of Bollywood in Kandivili, Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple at Juhu, Juhu beach, Dome theator near Sion are some attractions you must see / visit in mumbai
9. a Trip by Western, Central and Harbour Railways (end to end and return) is an absolute must for anyone to expereince the real mumbai.
10, etc, etc.. Mumbai is the financial capital of India, plenty to see, plenty to experience, you must have time, money and willingness.

enjoy your stay, experience mumbai and its Speed.
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... and since you are from Bangalore .. .take care you're gonna hate the heat and humidity of Bombay at this part of the year
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4. There is an island with caves on it. (i am sorry, i forgot the name),
you can go via the boat from Gateway of India.
Its Elephanta Caves (Elephanta Caves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
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Well, first head to the Gateway of India, go early, take a launch to Elephanta Caves, its got some amazing sculptures. Watch out for the pesky monkeys though, they tend to snatch any eatables that you might be carrying.

Once you're done with that, you might be feeling a lil hungry, so head on over to Colaba Causeway and sample some of the restaurants there. Check out Leopold or Mondegar if you want a drink or two.

Then head on over to Marine Drive, watch the sun set, and try some of the restaurants on that end. Perhaps a pizza at Pizzeria Uno, or a Chinese meal at the Ambassador revolving restaurant, which gives you a great view of the city.

Incase you have some time in between, head on over to Chowpatty beach or check out Hanging Gardens, some good views of the Queens Necklace from there.
There's also some good bookstores in the Colaba area, with Nalanda at the Taj, Oxford near Churchgate, and a small yet amazing place near Metro for old out of print books.

You can also look at Cottage Industries near the Gateway for handicrafts etc...
If you're looking at art, then head to the Jehangir Art Gallery near Kalaghoda.

Hope that helps. Though I've only spoken about South Bombay, however depending on where you're staying, theres so much more to see in Bombay. Bandra and Juhu have some amazing party places.

Have fun!!!
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Old 30th April 2009, 18:12   #7
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Yea..
True already experienced too muc humidity. other than the weather city seems to be good. one more think since company provides transportation never got experience croweded local train.
any how Thanks

yup went to Nariman point but could not go in the evening. went around 3PM.
may be as you told evening it will be wonderful. if i get time i'll try to land again.
Thanks 4 the advice

Thanks for all inputs and advice. I explored Elephanta Caves, Nariman point, chowpatty beach, Siddhi Vinayak temple etc. will try to explore as much as possible.

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