One of the fastest growing metropolitan cities today in India is Chennai. With the latest addition of the subway trains system, the city just got a little busier. A wide array of top-notch Universities like SRM University and The Indian Institute of Hotel Management makes Chennai an educational hub and students all over the country arrive at this fast-growing metropolitan. In itself, Chennai has its share of beauty and history that could satisfy any tourist, but if you want to get out of one metropolitan and explore another, well then hop on a Chennai to Mumbai flight, and you’ll be on your way to the home of Bollywood, and one of the most iconic cities of India. Mumbai has a lot to offer, and if you want to know the place in its entirety, it’ll take you the better part of a month, but time is a luxury most of us cannot afford, so here are a few places that you can visit that will make a short trip to Mumbai memorable and satisfactory.
Marine Drive: This is the place everyone talks about whenever they come back from Mumbai. The jaw-dropping beauty and soothing sea wind the marine Drive has to offer, can lift you out of a grumpy mood and make you feel alive again. The arc-shaped shoreline starts from the Nariman Point and ends at Chowpatty beach, a 3 km long road that lines the Arabian Sea. If you’re in the mood for watching an absolutely breath-taking sunset, Marine Drive is the place for you.
Prithvi Theatre: If you are a person who is into the theatre arts, a visit to Prithvi Theatre is a must. The Prithvi Theatre is the most iconic theatre stage in the country, and it has staged theatre performances ranging from amateur theatre groups to legendary Thespians. Rest assured; you won’t ever see a half-hearted performance at Prithvi. Top that off with the mouth-watering food of Prithvi Café, and you are in for a treat.
Gateway of India: One of the most iconic monuments of the country, erected in 1911 is the Gateway of India. It was built as a commemoration to the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder. The historic basalt arch structure stands at 85 feet tall and is one of the most distinguishable structures in the country, beautifully overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Elephanta Caves: Located on lush green Elephanta Island, also known as Gharapuri (literally translating to the city of caves) are the Elephanta Caves. The Elephanta Caves are one of the oldest rock structures of India and is dedicated to the Shiva cult of the time. The caves are stacked with sculptures, paintings and writings, mostly pertaining to Lord Shiva. The caves also contain specific Buddhist structures in the form of Stupas. Despite being damaged and most of the structures being faced due to its age, the Elephants caves is one that you would not want to pass. It is a UNESCO world heritage site, and the beauty of the place is incomparable.
Apart from these, there are many other places that you can visit in Mumbai and loads of things you can do that will make your vacation one of the more memorable ones. So, what are you waiting for? Hop on that Chennai to Mumbai flight book now!