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Best Mumbai Travel Videos

When we think of Mumbai… chronologically three things pops out in our mind. The Hindi Film Industry a.k.a. Bollywood followed by Bombay Stock Exchange and lastly the suppurating sore of terrorism and mafia war. Well… the picture is clear. Most of you are aware of the nitty-gritty of Mumbai’s mass spectrum. In spite of such sporadic-drama, life in Mumbai runs wild chords. If you were in the city, surely you have the idea but one who is still roving Mumbai over the gossip… let’s give them a swarm-o-graphic picture.

Life in Mumbai for some is a dream and for some it turns to dust but for both the city offers huge traffic. The life of a common man starts here outside a shared “Sandas”, moves on an overcrowded local train that cuts and runs to an overloaded schedule and winds up in an overanxious office state. And then comes the monsoon… life in Mumbai goes miserable. Waterlogged road delaying the traffic, yet the drenching life of a common man goes on… the stock market still bells at 9.30 and knells at 3.30, blockbusters still score crores and hooliganism finds a shelter under the dark clouds. Let’s have a look at the life line of the common people of Mumbai. Be it in a sarcastic way… but as a traveller if you are not experiencing the LIFE LINE of Mumbai then the city is not a part of your travel diary.

Mumbai Local Train – The Life Line of Common People

Hope you are going experience this madness once in your life.

Coming out from the swarm-o-graphic picture it’s time to step on the Dalal Street, which is one of the bustling hubs of Mumbai. From a tourist’s point of view, who seeks for heritage sites and natural diorama, D-Street could be a stretch of boredom. But a traveller who pens down in his diary the heartfelt essence of a city like Mumbai… D-Street tunes even the veiled sounds of the city. Dalal Street, what we are aware of is the Bombay Stock Exchange where thousands of investors combats the fight against bull and bear. It’s a trading game that glares two colours, red and green, either making a time of your life worthy or ruin forever. What’s more about this Dalal Street? History that unwraps the 22 traders of 1875 and behold the outbursts of 1993… Dalal Street to an investor is truly a heritage site. Let’s go through the following Mumbai Travel video, which is a documentary on Dalal Street that briefs about its history, early scams and the outbursts of 1993.

History of Dalal Street

Well… that was the intrinsic part of Bombay to Mumbai. But that’s the alloy.

Now spray and rhyme your trip to Mumbai with patches of colours and beats from the charming Bollywood Tour. This is where you are going to sway your head and twist your waist. Bollywood tours give you opportunity to see real bollywood shootings, studios sets and to meet your favorite stars, also to see technical aspect of art of making movie in India. It’s a fun and knowledge tour as well. Let’s be the part of this tour from the below Mumbai travel video of Bollywood Tourism that reels you to a set of motion picture.

Bollywood Tour

Let’s steer once again to another contrasting picture. Mumbai on one hand that houses the stardom of the nation, on the other hand the city houses the largest slums. From Dharavi, which is one of the largest slums in the world that is sandwiched in between Mahim and Sion, to Juhu en route Santa Cruz, Mumbai is home to 60% slums of city’s population. As a traveller… this is also a part of your Mumbai diary. Let’s have a glimpse of it from one of the best Mumbai travel videos.

Dharavi, Mumbai, one of the largest slums in the world

Hard sledding conceals when we talk about Mumbai’s heritage and its palatial houses. Dating back to the colonial era, Mumbai today houses three major heritage sites.

The Gateway of India that overlooks the Arabian Sea and close to the Taj Mahal Hotel was completed in the year 1924 and the Indo-Saracenic architecture was designed by Sir George Wittet. During the British India period the Gateway of India was served as the ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay. The below Mumbai travel video offers a concrete picture of the Gateway of India, from history to its modern vicinity.The Gateway of India

The Victoria Terminus that was renamed to Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus was built in the year 1887. It was designed by Sir Frederick William Stevens revealing the Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings. Today it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and one of the busiest railway stations in India. Let take a glimpse of the Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus from the lens of an international traveller.

The Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus

Located in South Mumbai, the Municipal Corporation Building is another heritage site. It is a Grade IIA heritage building that was constructed in the year 1865. The Gothic architecture was designed by Sir F. W. Stevens and Sir Robert Fellowes Chisholm. Below here is one of the Mumbai best travel videos of the Municipal Corporation Building of Mumbai.

The Municipal Corporation Building, Mumbai

Well… that’s the gist of Mumbai’s colonial era. Let’s now go for a leisurely walk to one of the happening beaches of Mumbai, the Juhu Beach. It is one of the famous places to visit in Mumbai where one can also savor Mumbai street food, palatably bhelpuri, pani puri, chaats, and pav bhaji. The food stands are relatively hygienic. Italian food is also very popular in Juhu with many restaurants arraying down the beach. Here is a distinctive film of Juhu Beach as shot by Karan from Geobeats.

Juhu Beach

Overlooking the Juhu Beach, the Hotel Beach Garden is one of the budget hotels in Mumbai that offers 15 rooms that are segregated into four categories, which include Standard Room, Deluxe Room, Executive Room and Suite Room. One can savour Italian dishes and choicest brands of wine at Benvenoto-the in-house multi-cuisine restaurant. Check out our video on Hotel Beach Garden below.

Hotel Beach Garden

Here comes something unique to write in your Mumbai diary. The Sassoon Dock Fish Market is the biggest port and fish market in Mumbai. There’s the salient feature on your trip to Mumbai that can differ from others’ frame. Let’s have a glimpse of the Sassoon Dock Fish Market below from the Mumbai travel video.

The Sassoon Dock Fish Market, Mumbai

Nonetheless… owing to the pre-history to the rock cut caves of the 5th century, the Elephanta Caves is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai. The network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island is approximately 10 kms from the city of Mumbai. It is reached by a ferry from the Gateway of India. The local myth goes that the caves are not man-made but the art historians have dated the caves in the range of late 5th to late 8th century AD. Unearthed evidence dilate the diorama of the Mauryan and the Badami Chalukyas. Traces of sculptures reveals the Trimurti of Elephanta showing the three faces of Shiva is akin to the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva). Earlier, before the Portuguese intruded in the 16th century, Elephanta was called Gharapuri. The Portuguese named the island "Elephanta Island" in honour of a huge rock-cut black stone statue of an elephant that was then installed on a mound, a short distance east of Gharapuri village. The elephant now sits in the Jijamata Udyaan zoo in Mumbai. Let’s take a glimpse of the Elephanta Caves from the below footage.

The Elephanta Caves

Back to the 21st century… we are in Mumbai’s Nightlife. It is said that Mumbai is a city that never sleeps. Is it so? Well Mumbai is much crocked as much it is savaged. Life here starts after 8 pm… and this life is the life of some grooving skinny pigeons and hooting owls. Let’s not dig the groove further… that’s RAID ALERT!!! So… Mumbai is arrayed with many restaurants and pubs where one can savour from the unique Marathi cuisine to continental delicacies. Moreover the soothing drive over the Queen’s Necklace a.k.a the Marine Drive… is another night-time experience of your life time. Make sure you are not drunk and driving… The Marine Drive overlooking the Arabian rage is one of the spectacular sights in Mumbai where one can spend some ideal and poetic hours. Arraying down the Queen’s neck, hotels are dotted like jewels that obviously attracts the leisure travellers the most to build their cozy nest. Let’s go for a drive over the Queen’s Necklace en route one of the best Mumbai travel video below.

Queens Necklace, the Night Mode (Marine Drive)Marine Drive, Day Mode

Another most popular attraction in Mumbai is the Haji Ali Dargah. It is a mosque and a tomb and one of the major Islamic pilgrimage sites in Mumbai. It is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was built in the year 1431 in memory of a wealthy Muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Let’s visit one of the most popular shrines in India from this video below.

Haji Ali Dargah

The Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh, is one of the eminent Hindu Shrines in Mumbai. It was built in the year 1801. It is located in Prabhadevi and is visited by thousands of Hindu Pilgrims including politicians and celebreties. Below here is a short footage on Siddhivinayak Temple from the lens of Wild Films India

Siddhivinayak Temple

Lastly, the major attraction in Mumbai, when the city turns to a festive mood, is Ganesh Chaturthi. Lakhs of pilgrims – including tourists from different corners of the world pay their holy visit and blends with the festive mood in Mumbai. Let’s take a look of the festive mood during Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai from this following video.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Some other eminent tourist attractions in Mumbai are the Prince Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery Kamala Nehru Park and Essel World. Well… the Bandra-Worli Sea Link is also one of the major attractions in Mumbai but to end let’s have a glimpse of the Mumbai Chor Bazzar.

Chor Bazzar, Mumbai

Hmm… one may ask… after Ganesh Chaturthi, Chor Bazzar?

By Swairik Das

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    None
  • Altitude

    14 m
  • STD Code

    022
  • Best Season

    Oct – Mar
  • State/Code

    Mumbai/400xxx
  • LANGUAGES

    Marathi, Hindi and English