Mumbai, where dreams come true, is a vivacious and picturesque city that features a plethora of attractions such as Marine Drive, Juhu Beach, Bandra - Worli Sea Link and more. However, these places are well-known and its ubiquitous influence has been experienced by every traveller visiting Mumbai. Today, we shed some light on some unexplored places in Mumbai, the hidden gems of the city.
Sewri Mangrove Park
Nestled in the locality called Sewri, Sewri Mangrove Park is situated about 30 minutes from Mumbai. This park features a large area that is surrounded by mangrove trees. It is a protected habitat for flamingos, which migrate from Rann of Kutch in Gujarat to Maharashtra at the start of October and stay till the latter part of March. Apart from flamingos, it is home to several other migratory birds that visit the park between the months of October and March. It is a must-visit location amongst bird-watchers and nature enthusiasts. Take a trip to this landmark that is one of the most unique unexplored places near Mumbai.
Fort Bassein is a Portuguese era fort that is located in the town of Vasai, Maharashtra. A citadel of over two centuries, it was constructed during the Portuguese rule in India. When it was first constructed, it was christened as the Fort of St. Sebastian. Today it is a monument of archaeological importance and is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Kanheri Caves are a large group of rock-cut caves that are present within the forests of Sanjiv Gandhi National park. The name Kanheri is derived from the Sanskrit term meaning ‘black mountain’. These caves are located on the western outskirts of Mumbai on the island of Salsette. They are said to feature Buddhist structures, carvings, paintings and inscriptions dating from the 1st century BC to the 10th Century BC. It is a complex consisting of 109 caves and is accessible via rock-cut steps. If you are interested in history, then take a trip to Kanheri Caves, one of the ethereal unexplored places in Mumbai.
Located in the Palghar district of Maharashtra resides yet another hidden treasure - Dahanu Beach. It is spread over an area of 17 km. It is best known for its immaculate surroundings and quaint atmosphere. In addition to its beauty, this beach also features large Chikko fruit orchards, an ancient Zoroastrian temple and other attractions that make it one of the ideal unexplored places to see in Mumbai.
Chotta Kashmir is a tranquil destination, alluring travellers with its pristine and quaint aesthetics. It is located within Aarey Colony and is the perfect place for people who wish to unplug from the fast life of Mumbai. It features a lake, a garden and many other attractions that beautify the location. Due to it not being known to many, guests can enjoy the calmness of Chhota Kashmir.
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