The photographs of different places you have visited are the best ‘priceless’ souvenirs! And who wouldn’t be excited to share the details of their journey after coming back home, showcasing the innumerable pictures clicked during the outing. Each snapshot hides a story behind its visible beauty. While people used to recollect all the memories looking at their travel albums, here we are in a sociable world where sharing your travel updates across the borders is just a ‘click-and-post’ away.
Mumbai for Indians needs no introduction. From historical places, parks, temples, beaches to entertainment and active nightlife, the ‘City of Dreams’ has a lot in store for you. So, when you are exploring this busy city as a traveller or as a local resident, focus your sight and your camera on these places in Mumbai that are sure to furnish you a likeable post.
The Gateway Of India:
Gateway of India in Mumbai is the primary destination of every traveller who lands in Mumbai. Known as ‘Taj Mahal of Mumbai’, it is historically significant for marking the events in the colonization as well as Independence of India. This arch-monument constructed in Indo-Saracen style on the waterfront facing the Arabian Sea offers breathtaking views to capture in your cameras. Also check out the nearby Instagram worthy places in Mumbai, situated next to the Gateway – the royal and luxurious ‘Taj Mahal Palace Hotel’, simply ‘The Taj hotel’ and its intricate architecture; and ‘Taj Mahal Tower’.
The Pink Trumpet Stretch At Vikhroli:
Watch the cherry blossoms typical to Mumbai on Eastern Express Highway near Vikhroli. It is a must-visit place in Mumbai especially during December. Not exactly cherry blossoms, but the Pink Trumpet trees, scientifically called Tabebuia trees that line the footpath of this road blossom with bunches of pink flowers and the area turns all pink and heavenly with these flowers. A picture at this place in Mumbai is definitely worth sharing on your Instagram!
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus:
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly called Victoria Terminus is the main train station and UNESCO World heritage site in Mumbai. The captivating Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture of this historic railway station is worth capturing. The night view of the station sparkling in lights is absolutely majestic and this iconic structure now became a symbol of Mumbai city. The coolest part of this place in Mumbai is that there is a ‘selfie point’ totally allocated for people just like you!
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Marine Drive is a popular South Mumbai tourist spot. It attracts a lot of visitors who come for peaceful strolls, watch beautiful views of the Arabian Sea, or admire the sunset over the sea. Called the Miami of Mumbai, this interesting place in Mumbai is a C-shaped beachfront and a curved 3km long road named ‘Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose road’ with the tall blocks of Art Deco styled apartments, offices and hotels on the other side. The night view of Marine Drive lit up in streetlights resembles a necklace with pearl strings, thus giving it the name of ‘Queen’s Necklace.’
Haji Ali Dargah:
This popular place is both a mosque and a dargah. It houses the tomb of Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari in the mosque. The architecture of this whitewashed marble building reflects elements of Mughal and Indo-Islamic styles. Both religious and non-religious people visit this magnificent place in Mumbai and click pictures of this historic landmark floating in the waters of the Arabian Sea and the enchanting surroundings!
About 10 km away from the Gateway of India, Elephanta caves are a collection of seven rock-cut cave temples on Elephanta Island or Gharapuri. Constructed between 6th-7th centuries, they are UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting impressive temple carvings and stone sculptures dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 20 feet sculpture of Sadashiva is a masterpiece of ‘Trimurthi’ (three-faced Mahashiva). He is also regarded as Creator, Preserver and Destroyer of this world. A visit to this place in Mumbai is a spiritual experience and an exciting adventure, with a bonus of multiple instagrammable spots.
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