Places to Visit in Mumbai in 2 days

By: Vinay Choubey

Places to Visit in Mumbai in 2 days. If you only have 2 days to spare in Mumbai, it is best to spend one day either in elephanta island or water kingdom park and explore mumbai by foot the next day. This way you'll experience the real feel of Mumbai.

Day One Itinerary - Option 1
Skip your hotel breakfast and try the streets instead. Start your day with a plate of bhelpuri followed by a vada pav and end it with a refreshing glass of coconut juice. Then do the following;

  • 1) Start with Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
    Catch a local train heading south to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. One of the finest examples of high Victorian Gothic architecture, it is the headquarters of the Central Railways and is one of the finest railway stations in the world. Gaze in awe at the red facade, brass grills and the large entrance clock, each a perfect example of Victorian Railway architecture
  • 2) Visit Gateway of India
    Located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai. The Gateway of India is a monument that marks India's chief ports and is a major tourist attraction for visitors who arrive in India for the first time. Historically, the Gateway holds greater significance as the last of the British troops left Independent India by sea, marched through its portals. 
  • 3) End with Elephanta Island (The Elephanta Caves)
    The journey by sea takes 1 hour (1st boat leaves at 9am). It is great place to go and spend a day there but it gets very hot especially during summer afternoons, so keep yourself hydrated.

    This lush, forest-covered island houses the historic Elephanta cave temples. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 2000 year old caves are famous for their ancient rock cut temples dedicated to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

Day One Itinerary - Option 2
Chill out at Water Kingdowm Park. Mumbai is afterall a hot place.

  • Water Kingdom
    Located in Gorai, Mumbai, Water Kingdom is Asia's biggest water theme park. You can spend a day here. The water park's incredible slides, water rides and its famous gigantic wave pool are loved by all tourists. 

    It's a 20min ferry ride. Tickets to water kingdom can be bought online or directly on the counter. Swimsuit is compulsory. If you don't have one, suit rentals are provided. Best time to spend with family and friends.

Day Two Itinerary
Explore Mumbai by Foot. Remember to try the various cuisines there. 

  • University Buildings
    Flanked by the High Court and the Old Secretariat, the buildings were completed in 1874. Resplendent in a florid and highly decorative French Gothic style, the main building with its turrets and gabled roof has a large circular window, with its outer border originally made up of twelve stained glass skylights, depicting the signs of the zodiac.
  • Mumbai High Court
    This blue-basalt building in early English Gothic style was designed by Col. J. A. Fuller. It has central tower standing almost 180 ft. Two octagonal towers with their spiralets holding at their pinnacles two carved figures of Justice and Mercy are situated to the west of the central tower.
  • Sir J. J. School Of Art
    Built during the same period as the University, its importance is heightened by the fact that Rudyard Kipling was born and spent his early childhood here. His father, John Lockwood Kipling, was the Principal of the art school and under his tutelage, many local artisans received training.
  • Prince of Wales Museum
    One of the best museums in India. Renowned for its ivory statuettes, Mughal paintings and objets d'art. It is a treasure house of art, sculpture, China, rare coins and old firearms. It also has a priceless collection of miniature paintings. It was opened as a museum in 1923 and has three main sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. Museum closes at 6pm daily. 

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