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  • 1. Ajanta Caves

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Set in a wide, steep, horseshoe-shaped gorge above a wild mountain stream, the Ajanta caves reward intrepid travelers—you'd be surprised how...Read More

  • 2. Chowpatty Beach

    Chowpatty | Beach–Sight

    Chowpatty Beach and the rest of long, elegantly curved Marine Drive are the essence of the mammoth, cheeky, beautiful seaside beast that is...Read More

  • 3. Babulnath Temple

    Malabar Hill | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    To get the flavor of a large, traditional Indian temple that's nevertheless jammed in the heart of a busy city, a visit to the Babulnath Temple...Read More

  • 4. Banganga Water Tank

    Malabar Hill | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This serene, criminally under-visited temple complex is considered one of the city's holiest sites. It's also the oldest surviving structure...Read More

  • 5. Bibi-ka-Maqbara

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This 17th-century tomb is also known as the mini Taj Mahal; you can usually see it from the plane when you're flying into Aurangabad. A pale...Read More

  • 6. Chor Bazaar

    CST | Market/Bazaar

    This narrow thoroughfare, in the center of classic Muslim Mumbai, is lined with dozens of stores crammed with antiques and general bric-a-brac...Read More

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  • 7. Crawford Market

    CST | Market/Bazaar

    Renamed Mahatma Jyotiba Phule market decades ago, but still known by its original name, this building was designed in the 1860s by John Lockwood...Read More

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  • 8. CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus), aka Victoria Terminus

    CST | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Built by the British in 1888, this is one of India's—and probably the world's—busiest train stations, overflowing at rush hour with enormous...Read More

  • 9. Daulatabad Fort

    Military Site

    The imposing fort, built in 1187 by a Hindu king, is surrounded by seven giant walls more than 5 km (3 miles) long. Daulatabad was once called...Read More

  • 10. Elephanta Caves

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    A quick 30-minute ferry ride from bustling South Mumbai, the Elephanta Caves make an ideal half-day trip for anyone who wants a quick glimpse...Read More

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  • 11. Ellora Caves

    Cave

    In the 7th century, the focus of activity shifted from Ajanta to a site 123 km (76 miles) to the southwest—a place known today as Ellora—although...Read More

  • 12. Gateway of India

    Colaba | Building/Architectural Site

    Mumbai's signature landmark, this elegant 26-meter (85-foot) stone archway was hastily erected as a symbol of welcome to Queen Mary and King...Read More

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  • 13. Haji Ali Shrine

    Central Mumbai | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Set far out on a thin, rocky jetty in the Arabian Sea, this striking, dilapidated white shrine was built in honor of the Muslim saint Haji Ali...Read More

  • 14. Jain Temple

    Malabar Hill | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    What may be the most impressive temple in Mumbai belongs to the prosperous, strictly vegetarian Jains, the largely Gujarati followers of Lord...Read More

  • 15. Jehangir Art Gallery

    Fort | Museum/Gallery

    Not a far stroll from Trishna and other famous restaurants, Mumbai's chief contemporary-art gallery hosts changing exhibits of well-known Indian...Read More

  • 16. Kamala Nehru Park

    Malabar Hill | Park/Playground

    Children love playing on the "Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" structure here, at this small park on the eastern side of the top of Malabar Hill...Read More

  • 17. Knesseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

    Fort | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The attractive and ornate Knesseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is across from Jehangir Art Gallery and behind Rhythm House, at the southern edge of Fort...Read More

  • 18. Magen Hassidim Synagogue

    Central Mumbai | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is probably Mumbai's most active synagogue, but being in Byculla, it's not really much of a tourist destination and, as a Hasidic synagogue...Read More

  • 19. Mani Bhavan

    Malabar Hill | House/Mansion/Villa

    This charming, old-fashioned three-story Gujarati house, painted brown and cream and in a quiet, tree-shaded Parsi neighborhood on Malabar Hill...Read More

  • 20. Marine Drive

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Stretching for 3 km (2 miles) along the Arabian Sea, Marine Drive's promenade offers one of the best walks in Mumbai. After you've had your...Read More

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