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Home to India's most number of billionaires and financial hub, Mumbai is the Maximum City of India. The financial capital of India is also known as the city of dreams and hosts the bustling Hindi movie industry of India - Bollywood.
Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is a city that never sleeps with the city buzzing through the night and not just with nightlife. Mumbai has so much to see and do ranging from architecture, waterfront promenades, beaches and lip smacking range of cuisines that you have to plan at least a week to give justice to the city. However, many of the travelers come to Mumbai on weekend trips and hence this blog describes how you can make the most out of 3 days in Mumbai.
Day 1: Sightseeing South Mumbai – Old Town
Start your day with a visit to the holy temple of Siddhi Vinayaka. Hover over to witness the Gateway of India standing tall amidst the Arabian sea. Have your lunch at Leopold Cafe near the iconic Hotel Taj surroundings. Return by evening again to witness the majestic beauty of Hotel Taj Mahal and Gateway of India as the sun sets down. Go shopping in the Colaba Causeway and then take a local cab over to Marine Drive. The sea waves crashing the rocks beside the lanes of this famous 1.5km promenade gives immense pleasure to every tourist. End your day with local street food at Girgaum Chaupatti near the sea.
Day 2: Exploring religious and cultural sides
Visit the Mahalakshmi temple and witness one of the biggest outdoor laundries in the world at Mahalakshmi dhobi ghat. The city carries pride in everything. The next stop to your journey would be the mausoleum at Haji Ali Dargah. Built above the sea with just a 700-yard pathway on one of its sides and water all around. And next to it is the famous Bandra-Worli sea link which is a photogenic piece of architectural marvel in itself.
Day 3: Bollywood tour and Elephanta caves
Visit the Film City and relive the scenes that you see in movies. After this leave in a boat for Elephanta Caves which is a famous Indian architectural monument as well as everything here is carved from a single rock.
Summing up, this could be one of the best trips you would have ever embarked on given that there is so much to absorb. While visiting Mumbai, one of the best budget hotels options are offered by Ginger Hotels which have 3 hotels spread through the city, Ginger Mumbai Andheri East, Ginger Mumbai Andheri (MIDC) and Ginger Thane. If you would like to stay in the heart of Mumbai, then Ginger Mumbai Andheri East and Ginger Mumbai Andheri (MIDC) are an ideal base to cover all corners of the city.