Mumbai is called the city of dreams, and it is a city which is one of the expensive places to live. Forget the expenses, it tends to become a herculean task for a newcomer to find a decent place to stay. Mumbai is home to Bollywood and also to some of the influential people who are businessmen, actors, sports personalties, artists, etc.
It is said that the city never sleeps and has a lot to offer you. The only thing is you need to go searching for it. There are also plenty of places which one would love to visit, but when you think about the costs involved in it, you start to think twice about whether to go ahead or not.
Well, it is not always necessary to burn a hole in your pocket, if you would like to spend some time with your near and dear ones. There are plenty of places in the city of Mumbai which you can visit and have a nice time.
We have found out 10 such places in the city of Mumbai, which only ask for your presence and not for what is there in your pockets. Read on and make sure you head to these if you have a tight budget.
1. Marine Drive
Marine Drive is one of the very popular spots in the southern part of the city. It is popular amongst everyone who lives in the city starting from students, daydreamers, amateur photographers, artisans and the list just simply goes on and on.
It is one place in the city which would boost up your energy level that has been sucked out by city life. Come visit the Marine Drive and the city would give you back whatever it took away from you.
PC: debu purkayastha
2. Hanging Gardens
Also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, it is perched up on the western side of the Malabar Hill. The park was laid out in the year 1881, over the main reservoir of Bombay. When seen from the top, the walkway of the park spells out the letters PMG. It is one of the best places to spend some quality time away from the city.
3. Shivaji Park
The park is located in Dadar and is one of the largest parks in the city which spreads to an area of almost 28 acres. The park is also an important place for social and political gatherings which have been taking place here since the pre-independence era.
The park area is an open space and mainly used as a cricket ground. Well, Sachin Tendulkar used to play here regularly before he got into mainstream which is another reason to visit this park.
PC: Elroy Serrao
4. Worli Seaface
A promenade right in the middle of the city. Well, grab a place to sit on the seashore and just spend your time gazing into the setting sun or the rising sun depending upon when you visit the place or simply just enjoy the beauty of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and experience peace.
5. Bandra Fort
The original name was Castella de Aguada, but is fondly called the Bandra Fort. It was built by the Portuguese in 1640 as a watchtower overlooking the Arabian sea. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the fort and enjoy the sunset along with the cool breeze of the sea.
PC: Arpan Bhowmick
6. Juhu Beach
The beach always wears more or less a carnival-like appearance and is one of the most-visited beaches by those in the western suburbs. The sight of kites and balloons flying would take you back to your childhood days and make you relive them here. The atmosphere of this place makes it a very good place to go for an outing with your friends.
PC: Michael Kohil
Bandstand is a promenade, with the sea on one side which is followed by cafes. Three phrases to sum up: long walks, conversations and musicians. This is exactly how the Bandstand functions in Bandra making it one of the perfect places to spend some time.
PC: Ashwin Kumar
8. Versova Beach
Like the other beaches in the city, the Versova beach is also a hotspot for those who love the sea, sand and the sun. Come here only for watching the beauty of the setting sun and the gushing sound of the waves coming towards you on the shore.
PC: Anil Chudasama
9. Carter Road
This place is for those who would like to enjoy their food with a view of the Arabian sea. The Carter Road is a posher version of the Bandstand area. It is one of the great places for one to simply loiter around enjoying the sights of the locality.
PC: Senorhorst Jahnsen