• Yukta Chaudhari

Exploring Mumbai with a Student Budget


Mumbai is known as the city of dreams and surely is a dreamland with its mesmerizing vibe and fantastic nightlife paired with the city's historical importance. Mumbai is also one of the country's most important education hubs. The city is a residence to lakhs of students who yearn to enjoy and explore the city. However, the student budget isn't much and must be taken into consideration. here is a list of the fun yet cheap activities to do in the city this weekend.


Mumbai
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  1. Imagica theme park

  2. Long drive in Bandra Worli sea link

  3. Hanging out at the Marine Drive

  4. Watch DDLJ at Maratha mandir

  5. Visit the Gateway Of India

  6. Shopping at the Causeway Market in Colaba

  7. Cycling tour around the city

  8. Visit the Haji Ali Dargah

  9. Go to the famous Sidhivinayak temple


Imagica Theme Park

Imagica Theme Park
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Imagica theme park is one of the most thrilling and fun activities to do around the city. The park caters to people of all age groups. It is well equipped with fun rides, theme parks water parks and is the best spot for a weekend getaway. The park also has a lot of hotels that provide delicious lip-smacking food.



Long Drive on the Bandra Worli Sea Link

Bandra Worli Sea Link
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The Bandra- Worli sea link is one of the most beautiful places in Mumbai. Originally known as the Rajiv Gandhi sea link, a drive through the bridge will make you mesmerized by the beauty of the horizon where the city meets the ocean. The Bandra Worli sea link was made to reduce the distance between South Mumbai and its Suburbs and successfully does so while also giving passengers the time of their lives.

Hanging out at the Marine Drive

Marine Drive Mumbai
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Marine drive is the most loved spot by people and tourists in the city. It is connected to the ocean by forming a “c” shaped bay which is adorned by rocks and a pathway. Marine drive is the best spot to visit to get away from the best spot to visit to escape your hectic life and relax for a while. The beauty of the place added with the subtle sound of waves of the ocean take your mind away from your worries.



Watch DDLJ at Maratha Mandir

 DDLJ
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Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) is an iconic Indian movie that has been screened in the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai for over 25 years. Shah rukh khan and Kajol starer was the most famous movie of its time and even now is adorned by youngsters of the country. Watching DDLJ in Maratha mandir is a Bollywood cultural experience one must-have when in Mumbai.



Visit the Gateway Of India

Gateway of India
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The Gateway Of India was made in the early 19th century to commemorate the landing of the first British king to set foot in India. The Gateway Of India tells the story of a major part of the country's history. The monument hence becomes of great historical importance. You can also board a fairy ride and watch the Gateway Of India from the ocean during your visit. The monument is made near the port and you can see many boats and even ships at a distance.



Shopping at the Causeway Market in Colaba

Colaba market
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The Colaba causeway market is every street shopper's dream destination. The market is located between Colaba and Old Woman's Island. The market is located in between buildings that were built around British rule and depict the ancient architecture of the city. Colaba market also has cheap but trendy clothes accessories miniatures toys and is the best place to shop for jewelry.



Cycling tour around the city

Cycling tour in Mumbai
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Mumbai is considered to be one of the busiest cities in India. However, the city's nightlife is much calmer. Nights in Mumbai are filled with subtle winds of the ocean the quiet after the storm and amazing buildings and spots illuminated by aesthetic lamp lights. A Cycling tour in south Bombay will show you the most iconic spots in the city such as Colaba, Bandra-Worli sea link, etc. of the city in its best form.


Visit the Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah
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The Haji Ali Dargah was made in 1916 on top of high lever rocks. It is located near the Mumbai shoreline and is home to the tomb of the Muslim saint Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The Haji Ali dargah also holds a masjid inside it and is visited by people of all religions due to its beautiful structure and spiritual peace. The Indio Islamic structure is one of the sacred gems located in Mumbai with not too much weight on the pocket.



Go to the famous Sidhivinayak Temple

Sidhivinayak Temple
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Originally built in 1801 the siddhivinayak temple dedicated to worshipping lord ganesha is one of the mist famous temples in hinduism. The temple is a gigantic structure which is home to the ganesha deity as well as huge amount of gold that adorns the thorn of the deity. People from far away as well as from the city come to visit this templem with about 2 lakh people walking its steps everyday. The sidhivinayak temple is a sacred landmark in the city one must visit to get its full experience.


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