Mumbai Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Mumbai / Bombay, Maharashtra, India)

Photo of harbourA variety of tourist attractions await visitors to Mumbai, ranging from theme parks and theatres, to zoos and aquariums. Families staying in Mumbai will find plenty of suitable attractions for children, with both Essel World and Fantasy Land offering a fun day out for all ages.

A series of water parks reside within the Mumbai area and offer a great way to cool down on a hot, sunny day, while for tourists simply looking to explore the city's many architectural attractions, walking tours are available, starting from the Gateway of India and finishing at Churchgate Train Station. Mumbai's top tourist attractions are described below.

Image of the Nehru Centre and Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Centre and Nehru Planetarium

Address: Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, 400 018, India, IN
Tel: +91 022 2496 4676
For all things scientific and astronomical, pay a visit to Mumbai's Nehru Centre and Nehru Planetarium. Various exhibitions and events take place here throughout the year, often with a strong science theme. The planetarium itself is particularly impressive, consisting of a large domed building, with daily shows explaining the mysteries of the solar system. Other attractions include the Nehru Auditorium, where various classical music concerts and shows are often staged.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, concessions for children

Fantasy Land

Address: Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, Jogeshwari East, Mumbai, 400 060, India, IN
Tel: +91 022 2836 5683
Located within the Jogeshwari area, on the westerly outskirts of Mumbai, Fantasy Land is a large amusement park, full of exciting attractions and rides. Fantasy Land opened in 1992 and has been extremely popular ever since, and the main attractions include the Ze Ulta Fulta Express roller coaster, roundabouts, pedal boats and a choice of Chinese and American-style restaurants.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 21:00
Admission: charge, concessions for children, seniors are free

Picture of water slide at Essel World

Essel World

Address: Malad Marve Road, Borivili, Mumbai, 400 092, India, IN
Tel: +91 022 2869 9957
One of the region's leading theme parks, Essel World is located on Gorai Island, close to Gorai Beach, and covers more than 60 acres / 24 hectares. In total, Essel World is home to more than 40 different rides and attractions, with its Water Kingdom reputed to be the best of its kind in the whole of Asia. The roller coasters are especially popular, although during the busiest times, it may be necessary to queue for the main rides.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, concessions for children

Prithvi Theatre

Address: 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Mumbai, 400 049, India, IN
Tel: +91 022 2614 9546
Hosting many regular theatrical performances and film screenings, the Prithvi Theatre is an appealing cultural attraction and performing arts venue. Built in the late 1970s and accommodating audiences of around 200, the Prithvi Theatre features regular shows for children, summer workshops and a popular annual festival.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

View of Marine Drive and adjacent beachfront

Marine Drive

Address: South Mumbai, Mumbai, 400 020, India, IN
Marine Drive is amongst the city's most notable attractions and stretches along the coastline for around 5 km / 3 miles. Built in the 1920s and encompassing both Chowpatty Beach and Nariman Point, many people come to Marine Drive for the ocean views and sunsets alone.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Veermata Jeejmata Udayan (Zoo)

Address: Near Byculla Station, Mumbai, 400 027, India, IN
Known for its historic botanical gardens and many animal attractions, you can guarantee that Mumbai Zoo (Veermata Jeejmata Udayan) will always be a hit with children of all ages. Expect to see many exotic creatures, such as lions, tigers, chimpanzees, elephants and parrots. The entrance to the botanical gardens features a grand, Italianate clock tower.
Open hours: Thursday to Tuesday - 09:00 to 17:30
Admission: charge

Picture showing Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat (Washing Place)

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat (Washing Place)

Address: Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, 400 011, India, IN
One of Mumbai's most unusual attractions, the Dhobi Ghat at Mahalaxmi is where around 5,000 men and women literally beat the dirt from huge numbers of garments and clothes, which are brought here from all over the city. Using outdoor troughs and simply dried in the sunshine, many tourists come to the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat for the photo opportunities alone, with great shots possible from the nearby bridge, close to Mahalaxmi train station.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Taraporewala Aquarium

Address: Marine Drive, Mumbai, 400 020, India, IN
Tel: +91 022 2281 2063
Taraporewala Aquarium is full of marine creatures and fishy attractions, containing everything from sharks and octopus, to sea horses and living coral. Located in the heart of Mumbai and along Marine Drive, Taraporewala Aquarium first opened it doors in 1951 and is especially popular with visiting families. The attraction itself is hard to miss, featuring a brightly painted exterior with large white whales.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 19:00
Admission: charge