In The city of dreams, Mumbai presents a unique experience that is unmatched and irreplaceable to any other destination. It is the city of aspirants, power-packed nightlife along with stretches of shimmering beaches, caves, magnificent architecture, religious temples, and delicious cuisine.
With all these exciting and amazing recreational opportunities, Mumbai offers a wholesome experience. There are some uncommon happening places in Mumbai and we are here to name a few.
David Sassoon library and reading room
Built-in 1847, the library is one of the best and most famous libraries in Mumbai. It was also listed among the 47 classical libraries of the world in 2006.
It is one of those libraries in Mumbai which has works of literature in almost all the regional languages like Hindi, Marathi, and Gujarati. The oldest book in the library dates back to the ancient 16th century.
Worli Sea Face
Famous for experiencing giant waves during the monsoon season, this tourist place attracts locals and tourists all year long. The Worli sea face also has several magnificent features like the Worli Fort, Haji Ali Dargah, and Bandra Worli sea link which is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi sea link.
Maharashtra Nature Park Society
It was established to provide education and generate awareness on nature conservation. This Nature Park with its wonderful settings in absolutely rich biodiversity makes it an ideal place for this purpose.
Cathedral of the Holy Name
Cathedral of the Holy Name is a Roman Catholic Church in Colaba that has been functioning as the archbishop’s seat and mother Church of the archdiocese of Bombay. This church had gained the status of a cathedral in March 1964 and in 1988 the church was declared as a heritage building.
This place is an underrated gem because it sees about 40,000 flamingos nest and feeds during November when they arrive from Kutch in Gujarat and leave by June. This activity makes Mumbai one of the three major cities in the world to host flamingos.
Gilbert Hill is another underrated tourist spot in Mumbai and it offers a panoramic view of the suburban city. Efforts are also being made to convert Gilbert hill into a tourist attraction and include it as a stop on a tour of Mumbai Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation.
Chota Kashmir is a colorful garden that is developed in the Aarey local area just near the Aarey dairy. This garden is full of a variety of colorful flowers which blossom in all seasons around the year. The evergreen lawns of the garden punctuated with coastal coconut trees also remind the visitors of the natural beauty of Kashmir which is why this garden is known as Chhota Kashmir.
Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple
This tank is a feature of the Walkeshwar Shiva temple complex which was made in 1127 by the Silhara dynasty. It is one of the most underrated pilgrim spots in Mumbai for devotees all around the world.
The Mahakali caves contain a lot of 19th-century rock-cut monuments built between the first and the sixth centuries. The main cave also contains Buddha figures and stupas with several Buddha idols carved on the rocks too.
This market runs alongside the overcrowded station of Dadar in Mumbai and is one of the oldest flower markets in the city. It’s a total color assault on the eyes with the most amazing floral aroma and a riot of colors filling this little pocket of Mumbai.
This beach is located in the Dahanu Taluka of Palghar district. It is famous for its extensive and tidy beach and its humongous Chiku fruit orchids. Though it is quite warm during summer, the gentle breeze cools down the entire bridge.
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This waterfall is said to have derived its name from the Pandavas who had once visited the place and taken baths below the falls when they were exiled in the forest as per the Hindu traditional myths. There is a huge tunnel from where the Pandavas come and that is why it is known as Pandav Kada. Though the trek to this waterfall is something like a trek to heaven where the city meets the soul, it is quite dangerous to trek here.
The places that are mentioned above have somehow lost their stature under the fancy shopping hubs and entertainment parks. However, these are some of the best places you could visit in this city to have a cherishing holiday experience.