The City of Dreams – Mumbai exhibits an energitic vibe with spell binding beauty. From the ancient caves, art, theatre and culture to the tangy street food, you can feel the spirit of Mumbai everywhere. There are so many things to do in Mumbai be it enjoying the latest Bollywood films to enjoying an evening on the beautiful sands of Juhu Beach. This is how you can see the best in Mumbai within 48 hours if you’re planning a weekend getaway to Mumbai.
First Day 1:
9.00 AM – First thing in the morning, head to the Gateway of India, a structure constructed in respect of the King George V and Queen Mary visit to India way back in 19110. Now, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mumbai and many eateries nearby.
10.00 AM – The next destination would be a UNESCO World Heritage Site with cave temples that are several hundreds of years ancient. Enjoy a ferry ride from Gateway of India to Elephanta Caves.
Noon – After tiresome sightseeing you may want to lunch at Cafe Leopold at Colaba, a famous bar & restaurant and relax a while.
3.00 – 4.00 PM
Time for Shopping! Go for anything from junk Jewelry and accessories to historic antiques, everyday items such as scarfs, clothing, etc. at Colaba Causeway for very cheap prices.
Attend the art and literature as well as culture of Mumbai at Kala Ghoda. Refresh yourself with a cup of coffee at one of the cafe there.
5.30 pm – 7.00 PM
You have to visit Marine drive if you’re in Mumbai. The evening to unwind youself as the sun sets with the evening breeze, or take a stroll over the 3.6 km stretch. There are also some food stalls with ice cream at the end, called Girgaum Chowpatty while you enjoy the sea waves of Arabian Sea.
7.30 PM – Visit the Haji Ali Dargah situated in between the Arabian Sea like a floating marvel. More than 5000 visitors come by the construction of 1400s.
8.30 PM – The Siddhivinayak Temple situated in Prabhadevi houses a single black stone idol of Lord Ganesh and has an inner roof of pure gold plating! If you’re lucky to spot a Bollywood star while you head to the eighteenth century temple.
Dinner at one of the top rooftop hotels in Mumbai that offer breathtaking views of the entire lit up city as you dine and wine.
Second Day 2
10 AM – The Day 2 of sightseeing at Mumbai starts at famous Basilica Of Our Lady Of The Mount constructed in 1940.
11 AM – Visit the magnificent Bandra Fort which is actually Castella de Aguada constructed in 1640.
Noon – Enjoy the ambiance at Bandstand Promenade , a stretch over 1 km and click some pictures while you admire the nature around. One special attraction is the residences of the top Bollywood Khans Shahrukh and Salman situated opposite with many fans going there for pictures too.
Hungry for Lunch? Try Elco Chaat that began over 50 years back. Chaat or at pani puri might costs higher as it is hygenically prepared Bisleri water. So, you can feel you’re consuming hygenic snacks.
2 PM – The 48 hours trip to Mumbai cannot ignore shopping and that too budget shopping at Hill road and Linking road for females items, and others.
3.30 PM – Enjoy a play at National Center for Performing Arts for art forms from western symphonies to slapstick comedy.
5.30 PM – A visit to Juhu beach for a sand castle, or for a stroll where you can also play some beach water sports.
7 PM – The bohemian Prithvi Cafe beside the Prithvi Theatre performances offers on the menu great snacks and chai for a refreshments.