The word Bombay had been coined by the British, which was derived from the phrase Bombaiyya. It means a beautiful bay since Bombay was nothing but a marshy land with seven islands before. However, after the reclamation of the land, people now like to call it Mumbai rather than Bombay. So Mumbai tourism is taken care of by the MTDC that is Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. As the name suggests, it has been established to facilitate and promote tourism in the state of Maharashtra, and the capital city of Maharashtra is our very own Mumbai.
Major Tourist Destinations In Bombay
The Victoria Terminus: Currently known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, this is a renowned World Heritage site and is still serving as the major railway station of Mumbai city. Adding to the nightlife of Mumbai, the place lights up with different colors every day, making it even prettier. It is now the headquarters for the Central Railways of Mumbai. You have the Gateway of India, the Marine drive, the Asiatic Library, and many other famous tourist destinations that are in and around this place.
Elephanta caves: This is about an hour away from the Gateway of India of the old-time Bombay. It is a great place to understand the philosophical, cultural, and religious beliefs of Hinduism. You have five caves in the mountain that are rock-cut caves with idols of Hindu gods and goddesses. These are massive structures of basalt rock and is a must-visit for anyone who attempts to know Mumbai or rather, Hinduism better.
Parks And Museum
Sanjay Gandhi National Park: This is a national park that covers an area of around 105 sq. Km. You have some spots for hiking as well as safaris to watch the lions, tigers, and cheetahs of the sanctuary up close. You can also visit Kanheri caves, which are near the premises of the sanctuary as well, where you will find ancient Buddha relics.
Red Carpet Wax Museum: People who are visiting here with kids or are just trying to have some fun, Mumbai offers you a lot of leisure activities as well. This red carpet wax museum holds many wax statues of Bollywood and Hollywood stars, many of your favorite movies, and series characters as well as singers and dancers. It is an entertaining establishment and perfect for a relaxing itinerary.
Find Haji Ali Dargah, Global Vipassana Pagoda, Siddhivinayak temple, Tarapur Aquarium, and Colaba Causeway. Many more places are waiting for you to explore them while you are in Mumbai.
Let it be a hot summer day or a chilly winter night. Let us tell you one thing that Mumbai will never cease to amaze you. It is with the kind of comfort, you find here. The nightlife and cuisine of Bombay is something that one should surely experience while they are in Bombay.