by Alex Bruni on 01 07 13

Bubbling with various cultures, customs and religions from all over the world, the city of  Mumbai  is  a unique destination for vacations. Mumbai is richer than any other cities in India and is the capital city of the Indian state Maharashtra. The busy streets of the Mumbai city could easily be recognized by most of the foreigners as visitors arrive here each year to enjoy the culture, festivals, food and of course shopping.

 

Mumbai India

Mumbai India

 

Busy beaches

The clean waves of the Arabian Sea lines up the western edges of the Mumbai city leading to perfect golden sand beaches. There is a natural harbor meant for domestic and international shipping. You can make your stay comfortable by accommodating in the beach resorts in Mumbai – India and enjoy the beach activities from dawn to dusk. All beaches are family friendly so you could take up a short weekend picnic or stay in the beach bungalows for a longer time to enjoy the breeze. Juhu Chopaty is the happening beach spot in the city where camel and horse rides are the famous pastimes. You can also taste local snacks in the beach shores that are normally spicy yet tasty.

Monuments are many

The Gateway of India, one of the most admired, honored and praised monuments of the nation lies in the Apollo Bunder region of Mumbai. Though the tower was constructed on 1924 the glow of the tower remains unfaded for years together. The people of Mumbai gather at the location during the food festivals, Diwali and Christmas celebrations.

During the festive seasons and special occasions the gateway is fully crowded by the locals and tourists where celebrations are really vibrant. Colorful lamps, crackers, special shows and traditional food items turn the place into a party town. There are many standard Mumbai hotels near the monument – stay and take part in the celebrations.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO world heritage monument which lies at the entrance of the railway station. There are many landmark buildings in the city that portrays the history of the nation. Do visit the historic buildings such as Rajabai Clock Tower, High Court, Flora Fountain, Keneri Caves, Tower of Silence and Haji Ali Mosque.

Gardens to relax

Mumbai is a park paradise! Escape the crowded streets by relaxing on the park benches or lawn floors. Visit all the gardens in the town as each of them has some uniqueness that has to be seen. See the list – Hanging Gardens, Nana Nani Park, Kamala Nehru Park, Five Gardens, Priyadarshini Park and the Victoria Park.

And… shopping for sure

Mumbai is Asia’s most interesting shopping destination. There are many specialty shops where you can buy genuine wooden crafts, leather bags, perfumes, etc. You might also visit one of the shopping malls to buy branded accessories and dresses. Visit the flea markets to buy spices, fruits and whatever you want. Eating authentic food in the street stalls is a real fun anyhow. You can stay in any part of Mumbai as most of the hotels in India meet up the international standards.

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