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Free Things to Do In Mumbai For Every Tourist




Who says that to have a good time in Mumbai you need to spend money? If you are the touristy kind, there are fabulous things to do in Mumbai for free and point of interest to visit in Mumbai. We at Le Scoop have scouted the length and breadth of the city to bring you this list of those things to do in Mumbai that are free to experience. They're also great for Mumbai sightseeing. 



Free Things to Do in Mumbai


  1. Relive Mumbai’s Glorious Past at the Gateway of India



Gateway of India

The Gateway of India is an iconic structure in South Mumbai, it was built somewhere in 1924. The structure stands tall on the banks of the Arabian and is a favourite place to hang out for Indian tourists who visit Mumbai. At the Gateway, you can take pictures of the towering structure, gaze at its amazing architecture and get a sneak peek at the famous Taj hotel from an acute angle.


 2. Go Window Shopping at Crawford Market



Carwford Market

Unlike other markets in Mumbai, Crawford Market is a shopper s paradise. At the market from you'll get to see stores selling everything from cosmetics to groceries, artwork, antiques and even birds. Tourists who visit Mumbai should browse through the market to have a look at the wonderful stores, some of which date back to the 90s. Make sure to check out the old walls around the market.


 3. Trek to Chinchoti


Chinchoti Hill
Who says Mumbai is a concrete jungle? There are spots around the city that are blessed with lush greenery. Chinchoti, located close to the Naigaon station is one of them. Chinchoti is a popular trekking spot for outdoor lovers. The best time to go is on the weekends. The trek is easy and the route is fairly simple. Avoid going during the monsoon as there are landslides that make trekking unsafe during the rainy season.


 4. Visit The Siddhivinayak Temple


 
Siddhivinayak Temple

Experienced calm at the Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi. A holy shrine dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this place is packed to capacity on Tuesday when devotees make walking pilgrimages. The best time to visit is in the evening when the Aarti is conducted, it is a magnificent and spiritual experience. Make sure to check out the phenomenal dome at the top of the temple, it is made using gold.

 5. Watch the Sunrise at Marine Drive

 
Marine Drive
 Everyone will tell you to visit the Marine Drive to watch the sunset, but we’re telling you to go watch the sunrise. There’s less crowd on Marine Drive at 6 am than at 5.30 pm. Secondly, there’s delicious filter coffee to enjoy and lastly the King Size Breakfast at Bayview at ITC on Marine Drive. You will have to spend on breakfast and coffee, but both the experiences are worth every penny.


 6. Meditate at the Global Vipassana Pagoda

 
Global Vipassana Pagoda

 Mumbai is quite the noisy city, but there are a few spots that bring heaven down to earth. One such is the Global Vipassana Pagoda at Gorai. The place is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Spend around 15 minutes meditating in silence and praying to God. Follow your trip to the Pagoda by hopping onto a ferry for a ride at the nearby creek.

7. Visit the Afghan Church

 

Afghan Church

The only reason you would want to visit the Afghan Church is to ogle at its fabulous stain-glass windows. The church is one of the oldest in Mumbai and was built by the British as a memorial for those who lost their lives in the war.

8. People Watching at the Juhu Beach

 
Mumbai's Juhu Beach

Mumbai is a great place for people watching. All over the city, you will find spots with seas of people, a top spot is Mumbai’s famous Juhu Beach. Every day hundreds of tourists and locals throng the beach, looking to enjoy the sea breeze and yummy chaats. If you’re up for spending, you can taste chaats like Paani Puri, Sev Puri and Ragda Pattice. There are a few rides to hop on and off late, there are even watersports to enjoy at the beach.
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