Mumbai, the city of dreams may be a lot of glamour, Bollywood and parties. However, it is not limited to that. If you search thoroughly, this city has a number of gems that are still less known among Mumbaikars. Here is a list of 5 places that are hidden from the public eye:
1. Hasnabad Dargah, Byculla:
Amidst the hustle of busy byculla, this dargah gives a refreshing cultural experience. This dargah is a rich, architectural building right in the middle of busy Mumbai.
2. Gilbert Hill, Andheri:
Risen from volcanic activity that took place 66 million years ago, this gigantic rock is as big as a hill. It is a natural wonder, right in the middle of Andheri, one of Mumbai’s busiest suburb. The hill has 2 temples on top of it and offers a beautiful view of the city skyline.
3. Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi:
This 37-acre land, which was once a dumping ground, has been restored to make a beautiful park. It has a variety of trees, birds and butterflies in it. It is a nature retreat right in the midst of a metropolitan.
4. Golfa Devi Temple, Worli:
Worli Koliwada, an 800-year-old fishing village in Mumbai is a hidden cave of tourist spots. The temple has been known to grant wishes to the fishing community, so much so that they pray here before heading out to the sea. It is beautifully located and is worth visiting.
5. Pandavkada waterfalls, Kharghar:
The Pandavkada falls are best visited in Monsoon. Located in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, this hidden paradise is sure to be a nice outing. The Buddhist caves and Kharghar Hills are also nearby and make for a fun day out.
6. Kanhoji Angre Island, Alibagh
Located just off of the coast of Mumbai, this little island is a hidden gem. It is situated opposite the Thal fishing port in Alibagh. This island is home to a Portuguese fort. It has a single lighthouse that stands tall as you approach the island. The best way to get there is via ferry through the Thal village.
7. Bordi, Dahanu
Bordi is a coastal village located near Dahanu. It is home to a beautiful beach. The best part, however, is the chikoo farms there. So if you are looking for a peaceful getaway near Mumbai, Bordi is the place.