Lives in Navi Mumbai, India
Since May 2011
35-49 year old female
Sacred & Religious Sites
Scenic Drives, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Sacred & Religious Sites
Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
Monuments & Statues
Flea & Street Markets
A beautiful temple in the city dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Lots of devotees come here all the time - so the management does its best to allow everyone their share of time with the Lord, even if isn't much. The complex has good facilities and crowd management. Visit to be surrounded by an aura of peace.
A clean, well maintained zone, also known as 'Queen's necklace'. Cars zip by you all the time - but you could still relax and gaze at the sea and stars. Known for its night life nearby and food joints - the promenade allows everybody into its space. From the well heeled to the not so fortunate - everyone is equal here. Best enjoyed at night or in the monsoons with the winds and surf splashing your face!
The gateway is a symbol of colonial architecture and offers good photographic opportunities. You can also gaze at the sea, the ships docked at a distance and of course the Taj hotel. One can also take a ferry to visit Elephanta caves (very ancient) from here. Visit on a monsoon weekend to take in the beauty and have hot corn and chai!
In one word or two - Simply fabulous! The architecture is a marvel - old Gothic style with intricate details on the facade and the gargoyles staring at you from atop the columns! The crowds pouring out of the train station makes you wonder how many people can this city take? If you're feeling courageous give a try to the Mumbai-Virar local train experience (warning - it takes nerves of steel to wrench through the unruly crowds), or simply catch up with the unique Mumbai 'dabbawalas' - the largest delivery network of tiffin service in Mumbai - and that too with minimum error!
Traditional colonial architecture - famous for its old style buildings, memorial of formation of the state, Bombay High Court and the Stock Exchange. The buildings are beautiful and the place has an old world charm best enjoyed on a lazy weekend. Weekdays its bustling with activity, so if you aren't into crowds its best avoided. Visit nearby Colaba too for its quaint buildings and alleys and if you are a shopaholic.
Good visit for science buffs and kids alike - the planetarium schedules science shows and tickets can be booked in advance. On special days (eclipses etc.) they arrange for viewing sessions of astronomical events.. the vast grounds are an added bonus and add to the charm of the setting.
A beautiful and famous Lord Krishna temple situated in the Juhu suburb of Mumbai fairly close to the beach. Built in the 1970s, the complex now houses the main temple, parking area, restaurant, guesthouse and even a library. On any given day there are hundreds of devotees visiting to spend some time in the peaceful and serene environs that have a distinct feel of the divine.
A very beautiful and famous shrine to Mother Mary, this basilica is located in the suburb of Bandra and is one of its most famous landmarks. When you enter inside, the beauty of the murals and paintings will leave you captivated as will be your faith in the divine. While faithfuls throng the church year round, there is a special Mount Mary fair held every year in early September - although very crowded, but a must-see nonetheless.
The sprawling heritage structure located in south Mumbai at Fort, was constructed in the early 1800s, and is presently called the Asiatic Society of Bombay. It houses the Asiatic library - home to thousands of books, rare manuscripts, coins & maps. The library is a must-visit for its architecture and grand main building.. chalk this one up for the bibliophiles!
This is a complex dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha, and is located close to the famous Esselworld park in the suburbs of Mumbai. A fairly recently constructed structure, its main pagoda is supposed to be the biggest pillar-less stone dome structure in the world, and is built with an aim to last at least 1000 years! The complex allows for meditation, houses relics of the Buddha, and also has an art gallery.
This one is for the art lovers - built in the 1950s, it's yet another landmark in south Mumbai and is one of the premier art galleries in India. It regularly displays works of some of the most famous masters, plus hosts an annual exhibition to display new works of merit from upcoming artists. It is also one of the venues for the famous Kala Ghoda Arts festival - a multi cultural event held in Feb every year in the famous precincts of south Mumbai.
This is a small forest area situated within the only surviving green lung in the city - you can see wildlife (lions, tigers etc) or visit the nearby ancient Kanheri caves. Though the animals here aren't truly free as in the wild, this is a great opportunity for the young ones to have a chance encounter with the big cats in the middle of the city! Jungle amidst concrete..
One of the oldest and largest amusement parks in the city - EsselWorld has some good rides and other attractions. In the suburbs, this is located close to a large water park (Water Kingdom) - so the pleasure is doubled especially if you are visiting with kids. Nice place for a family visit and a break from the usual.
Built in the 1950s, this is another one of the city's oldest attractions and a big hit with the young ones. The aquarium went through some hard times, but has now been refurbished and re-opened to the public. It has a large collection of marine and freshwater fish, a touch pool and also a fish spa. Visit to spend some time within the environs of a variety of marine life, and a feeling of oneness with the underwater world..
For those with a sweet tooth - this is a hidden gem in the suburb of Chembur, Mumbai - a one-branch only sweet mart. Long queues especially in festival season, are testimony to its faithfuls - those who've sampled the fare, swear that once you've tasted the sweets from Saroj, you can be sure you will come back from more.
Situated in the heart of Vashi, Navi Mumbai - Navratna is one of the most oldest food joints in the satellite city and just a short drive away from its Mumbai cousin. It has done well to expand to accommodate the growing population of the city. Offers great vegetarian fare - simple food, not to heavy on your stomach unlike most hotels, and their service is fantastic. A must-try for foodies looking for simple fare and great service..
One of the better Chinese restaurants in the city, this chain has several branches located within Mumbai. Their dishes are excellent - with a good number of vegetarian options as well. The dimsums are a delight, the lemon coriander soup lightens you up in anticipation of the main course which has great options too. Also the buffet is definitely value for money. What's more, the kids will love the crispy chilly corn and other entrees that tickle the taste buds. It isn't the usual 'chinese' fare dished out at other places - all in all, a tasteful gastronomic journey..!
To sample authentic South Indian fare at reasonable prices - head to Cafe Mysore in Matunga in central Mumbai. Allow your palate to sample their Dilkhush dosai, pineapple sheera among other south Indian dishes, then drown it all with a strong cuppa - you've just had a taste of south India in Mumbai!
The word 'chor' literally means thief in Hindi! Located in south Mumbai, this is one of the largest flea markets in India where you can find anything from antiques to the more modern wares - all at bargain basement prices - if you can bargain that is! And as the name suggests, this is a place where stolen wares find their way back as second-hand goods for sale!