Does just the term "tourist attraction". cause feelings of anxiety? While there certainly are some attractions that you are better off driving on by, there are plenty of good ones too. Our Mumbai 10Best list can help you sort the worthwhile from the worthless, ensuring only good memories are created this trip.

Suraj Water Park

Across the harbour from Mumbai in Thane, this wet and wild waterpark has a full complement of waterslides, pools, games and rides. Highlights include a wave pool and a waterslide pool with a 'Lord Shiva in the Himalaya' theme. There's even a...  Read More

Mumbai Zoo (Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan)

Surrounded by a sprawling botanical garden, this is one of the better zoos in Asia. Animals have space to move around, and shade is provided by dense greenery all around the cages. There are animals from all over India, including Asiatic lions,...  Read More

Horniman Circle

This perfect circle of greenery was laid out in 1869 inside an impressive wrought iron fence that wouldn't look out of place in London's Hyde Park. Workers from the surrounding offices come here to enjoy the dense tropical foliage and snooze in...  Read More

Hanging Gardens (Sir Pherozshah Mehta Gardens)

Rising over Malabar Hill, these neatly trimmed gardens are a popular place to catch the sea breeze and relax in the shade of animal-shaped topiary. The name comes from the fact that the gardens are perched on top of Mumbai's main reservoir....  Read More


Mumbaikers love theme parks and this is the best in town. Reached via a INR 35 ferry ride from Marve jetty near Malad, the park shakes to the rattle of roller-coasters and the screams of adrenaline-seekers. Spread over 68 acres, the park has...  Read More

Juhu Beach

While residents of south Mumbai get their beach kicks at Chowpatty, people living north of Mahim Creek head to Juhu. The broad sweep of sand at Juhu Beach is a popular place to promenade, particularly in the evening when the sun sets into the...  Read More

Haji Ali Dargah

Reached by a winding causeway that vanishes below the waves at high tide, this historic shrine commemorates Haji Ali, the Muslim saint whose body allegedly washed up on the shores of Back Bay in the 19th century. The causeway is lined with...  Read More

Nariman Point
Marine Drive

Mumbai's favourite seafront promenade runs along the west coast of the isthmus, facing out onto Back Bay. Locals come here daily to stroll along the seawall, enjoying the cooling breezes, and picnic looking out towards Chowpatty Beach and...  Read More

Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan

The sprawling botanical gardens surrounding Bombay Zoo (and covered by the same entry ticket) feature trees and shrubs from all over the British empire. Some of the trees here are the oldest examples of their species in India. The park is...  Read More

Water Kingdom

With more than 20 water slides, Water Kingdom is largest water park in India. Expect all the usual wet and wild attractions, including wave machines, speed slides, and a lazy river for less energetic visitors. The park is attached to the Essel...  Read More