10 Places to Visit in Mumbai to Celebrate Special Occasions
Mumbai is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in India. Today’s guest blogger, Dinesh, will share the best places to celebrate special occasions and have an unforgettable time in Mumbai. #6 is my favorite 😉
Mumbai is a city where the dreams are made. It is a financial hub as well as a capital of Bollywood and fashion. The city has several holiday and picnic spots to celebrate special occasions. To celebrate events such as birthdays, anniversaries, family get together, Valentine’s Day etc, you can plan for a day-out in the city.
From streets buzzing with food stalls and market, architectural structures, forts, gardens, museums, beaches, bazaars, showrooms, malls, there are many places, where you can spend quality time with your close ones.
We list out the famous spots in Mumbai, which are great to hold celebrations and get-togethers.
- 1 Celebrate in a Happening Cafe
- 2 Getaway at Beaches
- 3 Girgaum Chowpatty
- 4 Shop at Colaba Causeway Market
- 5 A Walk Along the Marine Drive
- 6 Family Time at Haji Ali and Siddhivinayak Temple
- 7 Seek Entertainment at Film City Goregaon
- 8 Adventure at Essel World and Water Kingdom
- 9 Shivaji park
- 10 Elephanta Caves
Celebrate in a Happening Cafe
If you live in another city, but wish to overwhelm your friends, plan a party for them in a cafe. Some of the happening cafes and restaurants in Mumbai are: Cafe Leopold, Cafe Mondegar, The Pantry, Theobroma, Cahe Moshe’s etc.
Do not forget to send beautiful flowers to Mumbai in advance and prepare all decorations, take help of a common friend. Because flowers have the ability to spread the positivity in the surroundings and make the mood more ramantic. Book a table at the selected cafe. Once your friends are at the cafe, break the surprise to them over a video or phone call!
You can also think about Flora fountain. Flora fountain is one of the most known Landmarks in Mumbai. This sculpted architectural is an excellent example of perfect engineering in the ancient times. This was built in 1864 which is still beautiful the same way as it was back then.
Getaway at Beaches
Mumbai has a number of beaches. Some of the best ones to visit are Chowpatty beach, Aksa beach, Versova beach, Juhu beach, and Gorai beach. You can plan a day-out at beaches and visit all these enthralling sand shores.
Start off early in the morning, drink the picturesque view of the sunrise and dig your teeth into fast food such as chaats, samosa, pav bhaji, pani puri, chole bhature etc. Aksha Beach is very famous in Mumbai. This is one of the most tremendous beach situated in Malad, Mumbai. Not only the people from the country but people from the world visit Aksha beach. This is also one of the known tourist places in Mumbai. The Sunset view from the beach is one thing that attracts many people.
Girgaum Chowpatty Also known as Chaupati is a mesmerizing beach situated in the beautiful city of Mumbai. People from all over the country visit Chaupati drive whenever they visit Mumbai. During the Ganpati Visarjan this is one of the must visit place. You will also find many traditional foods around the beach.
Shop at Colaba Causeway Market
What could be a better plan for celebration than going on a shopping spree? From unique artefacts, affordable garments, shoes, totes, gems, grand floral bouquets to just about everything, Colaba Causeway Market prides as the focal shopping arena. Put your bargaining skills on here, you will need it. This marketplace has several stunning decorative items, continental, Parsi, Iranian restaurants, and a lot more.
A Walk Along the Marine Drive
The Marine Drive is a place where all the romantic hearts meet. If you want to impress your partner, you can take him/her on a long walk along the 4 km promenade. Propose with gift flowers and chocolates as you both sip on the desi chai (tea) and give into the soothing scenic view of sky meeting the sun, rekindling the romance.
Family Time at Haji Ali and Siddhivinayak Temple
If you and your family are religious, then best place for a get-together is at Haji Ali and Siddhivinayak temple. Haji Ali Dargah is a 400 year-old structure, it is marvelled for the intricate Indo-Islamic architecture, and forms a popular place of worship. On the other hand, Siddhivinayak temple is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha. It was built in 1801 and since then residents and tourists visit it to seek blessings and offer prayers. You can attend the morning Aarti and experience heavenly divinity here.
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Seek Entertainment at Film City Goregaon
The Mumbai Film City is an unavoidable day-out and celebration spot. There is an entry fee charged and you can select a package tour as per your interest. The Film City has gardens, lakes, artificial mountains, studio cities and villages, and film-shooting sets. You can even chance upon a live shoot. It is close to Borivali National Park. Several entertainment shows are held at particular times and you can spend almost the whole day here.
Adventure at Essel World and Water Kingdom
Essel World and Water Kingdom adventure and sports park, and located next to each other. At Essel World you can explore rollercoaster rides and adventure sports, while at the Water Kingdom, you can explore water sports and rides. If you want to plan a day-out with a group of friends, then you can choose any of the above two. It takes almost the whole day to get done with either of these two, thus, it is advisable to dedicate one day each to Essel World and Water Kingdom.
Shivaji Park in Dadar is one of the largest public parks in Mumbai. Though this park offers many sport activities but visiting this will definitely show you the love and passion that Mumbai holds for cricket.
The most famous cricketer i.e Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was once a part of this iconic place.
Situated in Elephanta Island which is about an hour boat ride from Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves holds a strong and interesting history with it. The locals know it by the name of Gharapuri. It is also an UNESCO world heritage site. A visit to the Elephanta caves will take you back to the historical times in the 6th Century.
Are you ready to have fun time in Mumbai with your near and dear ones? Try out any of the above-mentioned hangouts in the city and experience a memorable romantic time.