Best way to spend one day in Mumbai

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If you are visiting Mumbai for conferences, events, or business meeting and have only a spare day, this is how you can spend the day-

Route Plan

You can cover the places like Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Shop at Colaba, and visit Jehangir Art Gallery.

Elephanta Island and Elephanta Caves

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Elephanta Island is one of the Islands in the Mumbai Harbour. The island is famous for the Elephanta caves. The Elephanta caves is a collection of cave temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is a ferry ride from the Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. We suggest visiting the island first and then spending time at the Gateway of India because after noon, the ferry ride stop due to tidal conditions.

Address: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2204 4040

Visiting Hours: 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Time to spend: 2 hours

Next Destination: Gateway of India, 1 hour by Ferry

Gateway of India

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It is an arched gate, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Sea winds, view of Taj Heritage Hotel are the main attractions here.

Address: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Visiting Hours: Open all day

Time to spend: half an hour

Next Destination: Colaba Causeway, 10 minutes by car

Colaba Causeway

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It is a popular spot for street shopping in Mumbai. You can find a huge collection of clothings, imitation jewelry, footwear, handicrafts, etc.

Address: Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Visiting Hours: 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Jehangir Art Gallery, 10 minutes by car

Jehangir Art Gallery

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Jehangir Art Gallery was founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir in 1952. You can find ongoing art exhibitions here. In the area, you can also get your portrait drawn by the artists.

Address: 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2284 3989

Visiting Hours: 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 5 minutes by foot

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

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It is a grand museum in Mumbai. It was formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum of Western India. At present the director of the museum is popular designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Address: 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400032, India

Helpline Number: +91 22 2284 4484

Visiting Hours: 10:15 AM to 06:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Flora Fountain, 10 minutes by foot

Flora Fountain

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It is a heritage building located at the Southern end of the Fort area, or D N Road of Mumbai. It is a landmark to locate the book stalls and art stalls in the area.

Address: Veer Nariman Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Time to spend: 30 minutes

Next Destination: Crawford Market, 10 minutes by car

Crawford Market

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Crawford market near CST railway station is the best place to shop for chocolates, dry fruits, and spices. You can also find exported fruits, and other grocery items at very reasonable price here. It is also known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai.

Address: Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Helpline Number: +91 96640 36423

Visiting Hours: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

You can book a taxi from  Mumbai for the entire day and travel without worrying about the traffic and local trains in Mumbai.

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