#IWasHere: 5 Places You Must Visit on Your Trip to Mumbai
Mumbai, India has a lot going on. Many tourists flock to the city of dreams for its culture and events that go on all year round. It has festivals, traditional practices, and great temples here and there. Every corner is also filled with tantalizing dishes! Because of this, it can be quite easy to get caught up in the events and miss the important places to visit on your trip to Mumbai.
From the most iconic to the most historic places; let us guide you on the places you cannot miss in the city of dreams! Head to these places and proudly caption your snaps with #IWasHere: 5 Places You Must Visit on your Trip to Mumbai:
Snap that #TouchdownIndia! at the Gateway of India
A visit and a snap of a selfie at the Gateway of India is the best way to say ‘Hello, India!’ when in Mumbai.
One of Mumbai’s most iconic landmarks, Gateway of India marks a grand welcome to all of the city’s visitors. Although it was built in 1911 for important visitors, now you can also experience a royal welcome to the city even as a commoner. Located at the Apollo Bunder road, the structure does not only look majestic in itself. It also allows an amazing view of the Arabian Sea in Southern Mumbai
Best selfie: You can take the best snap at the main entrance itself, showing that you are about to enter the gateway. Due to the enormous size of the structure, you may want to look for a good angle or distance to capture the place with you.
Show them how to #MumbaiTravel101 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Travel through the city in the most local way possible by taking a ride at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
Also known as Victoria Terminus, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is one of the busiest areas in Mumbai. The train station composes of a total of 18 platforms, 7 of which are for local trains within Mumbai. Although the place can get so busy, the people still make it a point to take care of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Best selfie: While the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus sports many intricate gothic designs, it still appears pleasant at night. It may be tempting to take a selfie while in transit but wait until you see how the building colorfully lights up at night.
Unravel #TreasureinMumbai at the Asiatic Society
For history buffs and literature lovers, Mumbai’s Asiatic Society is not a treasure chest to miss!
The Asiatic Society, being the oldest literary center in Mumbai, holds much of the creativity of the locals. This monumental library shelters a collection of more than thousands of books. Aside from these literary pieces, many other trinkets, such as coins and stamps from hundreds of years ago, are also displayed here.
Best selfie: The flights of plain white stairs at the entrance of the Asiatic Society is quite popular in photos. Strike a pose here but make sure to capture the building’s label too!
Go on a #MumbaiSpiritualAdventure at the Mahalakshmi Temple
One of the grandest temples in Mumbai, the Mahalakshmi Temple is sure to give you the most meaningful photos to snap at Mumbai.
Built in 1831, the Mahalakshmi Temple was erected for spiritual purposes, like any other temple. But unlike most, this temple sports a more festive look despite its being one of the most revered temples in Mumbai. This made it a tourist-favorite among many temples.
Best selfie: The best shot you can take here is by the images of Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati, and Mahakali. This area was made to look most special as the temple is dedicated to these three manifestations of Shakti after all.
#MumbaiThemAll at the Crawford Market
The Crawford Market is the oldest yet most famous market in Mumbai and even all of India.
Also called Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, the Crawford Market vacuums all shoppers, tourist or not, every night for some shopping fun! Composed of many streets of mini-markets, Crawford Market seems to just have it all. This one-stop shop has a street each for fruits, art materials, jewelry and much more!
Best selfie: While it may be a great idea to capture a selfie in the busy streets, you may want to head out for a special snap. The Crawford Market has a beautiful clock tower that’s perfect for that just-did-my-shopping selfie.