Mumbai is the land of dreams. From beaches to Bollywood the city offers you everything. Here are Top 5 places to visit near Mumbai that you should never miss.

Mumbai doesn’t need an introduction. Mumbai is the queen of cities, many visit to live their dreams, many to open their fortunes and many to explore and be in awe of what the city offers. Besides being the financial capital of India, Mumbai offers you everything from beaches to Bollywood. Don’t miss these 5 attractions and places to visit near Mumbai for an Instagram feed that will soothe your eyes.

Top 5 places to visit near Mumbai for an awesome Instragram Feed

places to visit near Mumbai awesome instagram feed

Gateway of India

Constructed in 1924 Gateway of India is the most recognized monument of this bustling city. It’s also where the last of the British troops departed which marked the end of British rule in 1947. It is one of the best places to get your DSLRs or phones out for some candid shots. The Taj Palace Hotel stands on the opposite which itself is iconic too. You can take a ferry ride to capture the entire waterfront on your lens.

gateway of India places to visit near mumbai

Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves is the most recommended places to visit near Mumbai. The ancient rock-cut caves on Elephanta Island are worth your visit if you’re spending a few days in Mumbai. There are enough hotels in Mumbai of every kind of budget that you can check in and make a day trip to the Elephanta Caves. The main cave in the Elephanta island, devoted to Lord Shiva, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and houses some impressive sculptures and artwork. You can reach there by taking a ferry from the Gateway of India.

elephanta caves, places to visit near mumbai

Dharavi Slum

Dharavi, apart from being Asia’s largest slum is also very popular with photographers and photojournalists. This massive slum, located near Mahim in central Mumbai, is a bustling place full of small-scale industry and not just a dwelling place for the less fortunate. It offers myriad emotions to capture in your lenses and reflect on your awesome Instagram feed.

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Visit the Peaceful palm-lined streets, unspoiled beach of Vasai, on the northern outskirts of Mumbai, and get the feel of Goa. It has a rich taste of history, in the 16th and 17th century Vasai was a headquarters of Portuguese rule with a thriving fort city. Visit for ornate churches, virgin unspoiled beaches where you can feel the serenity and grab those Instagram worthy moments. Vasai is one of the best scenic places to visit near Mumbai.

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Kala Ghoda Art Precinct

If you like art then this is the place to be. It is Mumbai’s cultural center apart from the Bollywood buzz. This crescent-shaped stretch is home to some of the best art galleries and museums and even some pavement galleries.

kala ghoda mumbai

It doesn’t matter if you are in Mumbai for work or leisure, Mumbai offers you ample sites to get an awesome Instagram feed. If you are planning a holiday trip to Mumbai you can reach by almost every means – trains, flights, cars, buses. Check Mumbai to Chennai flights for best deals this holiday season. Mumbai is especially popular for New Year’s parties which you can enjoy this holiday season.



14 Comments on Top 5 Places to visit near Mumbai for an awesome Instagram feed

  1. Sayanti Deb
    December 28, 2017 at 12:12 am (1 year ago)

    What about dhobi ghat, Tina. 2-3 times I visited Mumbai. Everytime, I used to plan to see dhobi ghat. But, never made it. Nobody of my friend was agreed to go there. That’s why am asking! Anyway, very well written. Enjoyed.

  2. Snehalata Jain
    December 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm (4 months ago)

    Agree with your list.Also Juhu beach and Marine drive are tourist’s favorites.

  3. Ruchi Verma
    December 29, 2018 at 12:00 am (4 months ago)

    Oh I love this city so much and still can add so many places like chowpati and juhu beach to list

  4. Pragnya Mishra
    December 29, 2018 at 8:43 am (4 months ago)

    These spots are instagrammable and I would like to add Juhu beach, Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Colaba. I like this city.

  5. Milan
    December 29, 2018 at 11:03 pm (4 months ago)

    Last time I visited Mumbai, five years back I was not on Instagram:) . But next time will visit all these places for sure, just for pictures; lol. Thanks for the list.

  6. Princy
    December 30, 2018 at 11:19 pm (4 months ago)

    I visited Mumbai in 2010 but didn’t visit these places. hopefully, this will be my guide next time I visit.

  7. Amrita
    December 31, 2018 at 11:04 am (4 months ago)

    Except for Dharavi all others are great for us. A useful post for instance ready location.

  8. Sayeri
    December 31, 2018 at 11:50 am (4 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing this list and the places look awesome. Its true that one can take good snaps here. I am going to visit these places during my next Mumbai trip.

  9. Neha Jain
    December 31, 2018 at 11:56 am (4 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing this with me , I have covered almost all and marine drive was my favourite..going the cover the remaining few left soon.

  10. Roma Gupta Sinha
    December 31, 2018 at 1:51 pm (4 months ago)

    You know Tina I am intrigued by your choice of topics buddy and loved this wonderful compilation


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