Mumbai (Bombay)

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1. Nipponzan Myohoji Temple

0.52 MILES

Built in 1956, Nipponzan Myohoji stands as a symbol of peace and brotherhood amid the chaos of a busy Worli street. While the inner sanctum houses a…

2. Nehru Centre


The Nehru Centre is a cultural complex that includes a planetarium, theatre, gallery and an interesting history exhibition, Discovery of India. The…

3. Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat

1.55 MILES

This 140-year-old dhobi ghat (place where clothes are washed) is Mumbai’s biggest human-powered washing machine: every day hundreds of people beat the…

4. Dadar Flower Market

1.61 MILES

Mumbai's largest wholesale flower market, Dadar Flower Market is a colourful cornucopia of multi-hued marigolds, red roses, and pink and purple asters,…

5. Haji Ali Dargah

1.75 MILES

Floating like a sacred mirage off the coast, this Indo-Islamic shrine located on an offshore inlet is a striking sight. Built in the 19th century, it…

6. Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

1.93 MILES

This gorgeous museum, built in Renaissance revival style in 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, contains 3500-plus objects centring on Mumbai’s history …

7. Shree Mahalaxmi Temple

2.16 MILES

It’s only fitting that in money-mad Mumbai one of the busiest and most colourful temples is dedicated to Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth. Perched on a…

8. Castella de Aguada

2.57 MILES

Located in the posh neighborhood of Bandra Reclamation, Bandra Fort – originally christened Castella de Aguada – was built by the Portuguese to protect…