The city of dreams in two days
Mumbai is the city of dreams and the city that never sleeps. Formerly known as Bombay, the city is among one of the most popular and populated cities in India. The local people of the city are known as ‘Mumbaikars’. This marvelous metropolitan city of India is a perfect combination of colonial heritage, architecture, huge buildings, beautiful monuments, culture, beaches, markets, cosmopolitan café’s and big city mayhem. Mumbai is the perfect place to enjoy food, theatre, music, rock shows and customary festivals.
The home to Bollywood industry, Mumbai attracts tourist from all over the world. Bollywood fans are spread out not only in India but almost every part of the world. Many youngsters come to Mumbai chasing their dreams to work in Bollywood.
With a natural harbor, which was developed by the British people, it is India’s financial powerhouse and the most flourishing centre of trade. It is a charismatic city filled with life and dreams.
My tour to Dream City Mumbai had lot of awe moment in it and this is why here I am sharing the tips for my readers. If you are planning a trip to Mumbai in a short period like me, read on to make most of your time while in Mumbai.
I visited Mumbai due to an official meeting on short notice but the news filled me with excitement. Immediately, I booked my flight with Vistara airlines. Thanks to Vistara Airlines for last time ticket booking at great offers. Click to check the latest offers at Vistara.
My stay was booked at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in Mumbai. It is a five star hotel which truly lives up to the expectation. You can’t get such royal hotel at the prices offered. Click and see the latest offers at Radisson Blu.
I attended my meeting on the day I arrived and was all set to explore the city in coming couple of days. I started early the next day after having breakfast at hotel.
Day 1: Full day tour of Mumbai
First visited Victoria Terminus, which is modeled on the lines of the St Pancras Station in London. Then I visited Gateway of India, Mumbai’s most famous monument. Afterwards, I headed to Nariman point, leading business center in Mumbai. Here you will get some delicious snacks like bhelpuri, sevpuri and variety of sandwich. You can also visit slums and dhobi ghat but I preferred to skip it for making visit to most famous siddhivinayak and mahalakshmi temple. Mumbai beach are not clean enough but Juhu and chowpatty beach are one time visit. Bandra Worli Sea link is also a must visit. Had a glimpse of Haji Ali mosque from Marine Drive as visiting there is a full day affair. Marine Drive was the perfect end for the day as the sunset was beautiful here.
Day 2: Elephanta Caves Island & Bollywood Tour
I took a ferry from gateway to reach Elephanta. The Elephanta Island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century. Visiting Elephanta takes your half day even if you are fast enough. After lunch I visited movie studio VFX. Discover the Bollywood world here as you watch filming at live shooting set from behind the curtains. I participated in a dance show in evening and went back to the hotel to enjoy dinner.
I had my flight the next day to Delhi. This is how I made most from two days at the city of dreams. The city is beautiful and you need more time to enjoy it. However, the above itinerary will serve you if you have only two or three days in Mumbai. If you want to see most of the Mumbai in two days, be quick and follow the tips.