Mumbai, the capital of state Maharashtra rests at the west coast of India and is recognized as the financial hub or financial capital of India. The stock exchange in Mumbai is counted to be most vital among all the 23 stock exchanges in the country.

Mumbai is known to be the abode of many famous personalities of Bollywood, the largest of all the entertainment industries. Also, the city holds some of the highly ranked financial institutions.

Apart from its glory as a high ranked city of India, this city is also known as the most convincing and among such places that has all the must see popular tourist attractions. From renowned historical buildings to famous parks and museums to various other religious tourist attractions, Mumbai has got one or the other impressive aspect captured with it.

This city enjoys a brilliant weather due to its favorable location at the east coast that is yet another addo why tourists get magnetized to this city.

From historic buildings and renowned museums to popular beaches, to tours of India's commercial film industry - this vivacious city has a lot to offer to the tourists. Mumbai is a multi-ethnic city having a fascinating history. Some of the popular tourist attractions here in Mumbai are:

Marine Drive: Probably comes as the first recommendation by those who know Mumbai. Marine drive is a place where Mumbai's distinctive curving seafront avenue meets the skyscrapers of Nariman Point to the green villas of Malabar Hill.

This place is also known as the Queen's Necklace because of its appearance at night, as this time the street lights glisten around the bow of the bay.

Chowpatty Beach: This beach side is situated in the fringes of city and is the popularly visited by people to check out the food stalls, festive atmosphere, and hustle and bustle. This beach summarizes the spirit of living in Mumbai.

Juhu Beach: Another popular beach in Mumbai that is stretched around 5 kilometers and is surely crowded on the weekend. There is a lot to enjoy at the beach side. Beach activities include performers, food stalls, camel and pony rides. Also one can go for the water activities and games.

Flora Fountain: Located at the busy 5-point intersection right in the heart of Mumbai's commercial area, this attraction is a popular public landmark that was built to honor the Governor, Henry Bartle Edward Frere. This location definitely deserves a visit.

Gateway of India: This is the graceful ceremonial archway that was built to honor the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar of 1911. This attraction has its own historical significance.

Kamala Nehru Park: Popular among all the parks located in Mumbai, these gardens add up to the scenic beauty of Mumbai and are pleasure to pay a visit.

Elephanta Island: This popular tourist place spread around in the 9 kilometers out to sea, from the Gateway of India. This popular island features a beautiful rock-cut Shiva Temple, on top of hill. One can easily reach there with a short enjoyable ferry ride.

Haji Ali's Tomb: Again a religious attraction which is a mausoleum that was built to memorialize Haji Ali, a Muslim saint. He perished as he drowned while he was traveling to Mecca. This attraction has recorded major tourist count over last few months.

Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus: Previously known as Victoria Terminus, this impressive building got built in 1888. This building was designed by Frederick William Stevenson, and the frontage of this railway terminus is entirely covered with sculptures of animals and birds.

Hanging Gardens: These beautiful gardens are perfect to have a picnic with kids. Travelers would love to rest and have a peaceful idle time with family here.

Mani Bhavan: This attraction was the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It is built in two-stories and is kept as a memorial to the life and work of Father of nation. The Bhavan includes a library featuring over 2000 books, a film archive, photographs of Gandhiji's life, and other memorabilia.

Prince of Wales Museum:
This is one among the renowned museums located in India. This heritage building is proudly located amidst the green lawns, and handover a peaceful ambience to the travelers.

This museum comprise of priceless collection of miniature paintings as well as extensive collections of sculpture, rare coins, art, china and weaponry.

Bombay Natural History Society: This institution's office is also known as Hornbill House. This attraction is a great place to be, especially for wildlife enthusiasts and researchers conducting a conservation centre. The library and collection here imbibes bird specimens which is a priceless resource for nature and wildlife lovers.