As a resident of Mumbai, many friends, relatives ask me what are Top things to do in Mumbai or places to visit in and around Mumbai. What are different experiences that one can enjoy during Mumbai tour? Previously, I was not able to guide them properly but now I have the list of top things to do in Mumbai. Things that most Mumbaikars are also not aware of or have experienced all of them.
The city that never sleeps, the city with the most hardworking people, the city that celebrates every festival with full enthusiasm have different shades that true traveler can experience and enjoy Mumbai in real sense. Mumbai is a financial hub of India with almost 2 Crore population and still growing, listed as one of the top 3 densely populated city. The city is also known as the entertainment capital of India. It’s the city that has been enjoying historical importance for a long time. Even today, the city has very old & great architectural buildings, monuments to explore during your Mumbai Tour.
Following are the Top 10 – Things to do in Mumbai
1. Sunset Sailing in Mumbai
Beautiful Coast of Mumbai offers one of a kind Sailing experience of Sunset Sailing in Mumbai Harbour. Enjoy the sea breeze and Mumbai colorful night lights from the Arabian Sea. It’s a two-hour activity which starts from Gateway of India. You need to book a sailboat on a prior basis. This is quick things to do in Mumbai if you are on a short tour of the city.
2. Trekking in Mumbai
Though Mumbai is the city that grew around 7 islands, it is surrounded by great hills. There are many interesting treks in and around Mumbai. Do check out the schedule on Mumbai Hikers. This one is my – most favourite adventure things to do in Mumbai.
3. Camping in Mumbai
There are many beautiful camping places near Mumbai for overnight stay. Although you can’t explore all the camping destinations during your Mumbai tour, at least you can select any one location for camping near Mumbai.
4. Jungle Safari in Mumbai
Surprisingly, quick safari tours in Mumbai are up at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. For families with kids, it is the famous activity of all the things to do in Mumbai. Spend some time into the national park. Relax and unwind yourself.
5. Mumbai midnight cycling
If you are a cycle lover or cyclist then Mumbai midnight cycling is the best way to explore Mumbai. This is one of the top things to do in Mumbai to explore “Bambai ka nightlife“. This 22 Km ride takes you through top places of Mumbai which is organized by Small Steps Adventures.
6. Water Sports in Mumbai
Water sports in Mumbai is also available at Gorai beach. There are many water-based activities like Jet ski ride, Banana ride, parasailing.
7. Elephanta caves ferry
This is UNESCO World Heritage site – a fine specimen of rock-cut architecture and art of medieval India. To state the trivial, there are no elephants in Elephanta! Elephanta is an island to which there are ferry boats available on a regular basis. This 10 Km ride to the island in the Arabian sea takes you to a medieval historical place.
8. River Rafting in Kolad
Thrilling water based activity is in conducted in Kundalika River near Kolad which is 120 Kms from Mumbai. This is the only nearest place for River Rafting in Kolad. You need to book rafting seats in advance. This is one of a kind adventure things to do in Mumbai.
9. Helicopter Joy Ride
If you are running short of time or likes to enjoy a bird view of the location then try Mumbai Helicopter ride which has been started recently due to the increasing demand for foreign tourist.
10. Waterfall Rappelling
Monsoon in Mumbai, not only changes the sky colour but also brings the smile on every Mumbaikar. Lush greenery everywhere is the sight to behold. With the start of Monsoon, waterfalls start flowing in full swing. How about getting down 100 ft from the top of the waterfall using safety equipment and rope? Do try waterfall rappelling and get your adrenaline high. Read my Bike ride to Dodhani Waterfall near Panvel
Here is the extended list of Things to do in Mumbai for those who want to enjoy more Mumbai Madness and create lifetime memories.
11. Rock Climbing
One can try hands-on artificial wall set up built at Goregaon. Otherwise, experts can try hands in Mumbra for the natural environment. You need to carry all your equipment and safety measures.
Have you ever thought of flying? If yes, then head to Kamshet for Paragliding. You need to book a ticket in advance for tandem paragliding. One of the best things to do in Mumbai. Fly like an Eagle and get a bird view. Tandem paragliding is for 15 Mins only. You can opt for 7 or 15 days learning course as well.
13. Bungee Jumping in Kolad
Bungee Jumping in Kolad is recently started and much-awaited activity for adventure lovers. Get thrilled when you jump off the manmade cliff. All safety measures are taken by certified instructors. This is new to the list of things to do in Mumbai.
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Uff, this list is long and might be time-consuming as well if you want to tick off all the things to do in Mumbai. Here, I will suggest going for short activities if you have one or two days time. If you are in Mumbai for a long time then you can plan these activities one by one over the weekend.