“Monsoon in Mumbai generally arrives in first or second week of June and stays back for 4 months, i.e September. City is very lucky when it comes to number of Monsoon Hangout Locations and Perfect Excursion Destinations. Mumbai Rain is blessed with many attractions like scenic places to see, Seashores to enjoy those huge tides and also there are awesome monsoon hilly scenic destinations near Mumbai for trekking and have lots of fun with friends, families and beloveds. Beat the summer heat this summer and have lasting memories of Mumbai rainy days..”
Monsoon Hangout Inside City
Nariman Point : All knows that famously known queen necklace of Marine drive, Nariman point promenade which looks beautiful at night, All age people enjoy morning & evening breeze, jogging and walk here. This place is an awesome and one of the top visited Mumbai hangout place, ideal for all season, Yet a preferred Rain Excursion Destination as it is very fun getting wet along the coastal high tides. Specially when the news media broadcasts few monsoon high tides days alerts, This sea shore splashes the water out on road and height goes up to 4 feet, Enough for anyone to get totally wet, But that’s what fun is all about. Nariman point has scenic city view and for some beautiful Monsoon clicks one of the ideal location is the Charni Road east west flyover sea facing bridge. See pictures below..
Location : Churchgate, South Mumbai.
How to Reach : To Reach this destination by Train, Western Railway Route. Get down at Last station called ‘Churchgate’ towards west is the seashore connected to Nariman Point. If you are coming from Central Railway, Get down at CST station and hire a taxi, Its a 10 minutes drive from there.
Gateway Of India : A heritage hangout & tourist destination of Mumbai, Gateway takes its first bath during high tides and huge splashes that hits those stone architects around. The old rocky edges of gateway gets hit by those strong current waves and its all fun and fun only for people around who are seen busy taking pictures. A beautiful monsoon excursion not to miss when in Mumbai to also see that iconic Taj, small boats, Ferries etc. all together at once with ease of reach ability from anywhere you come. More about gateway here.
Location : Churchgate, South Mumbai.
How to Reach : Like said for Nariman Point destination, Get down Either at CST or Churchgate station. Hire a cab, 10 minutes towards Regal cinema or just say Taj / Gateway and Taxi driver will drop you there.
Haji Ali Dargah : An old muslim pilgrim and one of the best Monsoon attractions of Mumbai as the uniquely made Dargah is located inside sea covered from all 3 sides, with a narrow long stretch made of stones to walk and reach. During monsoon one can feel walking inside sea. Due to high tides you cannot reach the dargah unwet, The splashes are so random and huge that to skip getting wet is impossible as walking through that narrow way. Behind the dargah is the rocky sea side and people enjoy to get in during off monsoon days as during monsoon one can just enjoy the view around. A 180 Degree scenic worli city view with flowing water waves all around is one of the must reason for a day off for hangout to this place. Below video will help feel the same, See also pictures.
Location : South Mumbai.
How to Reach : Two Stations On Western Route, Mahalaxmi & Mumbai Central (Recommended). Its is 15 minutes walk from Shortcut route from station (West) if you know the location. For first timers, Recommended is taxi from East West Connecting bridge towards Churchgate. Hardly 5 to 10 minutes. Landmark : Heera Panna Shopping.
Worli Sea face : The sea shore of worli is connected to Haji ali in left and Bandra bandstand in right via Worli sea link. You have 2 in 1 treat of enjoying monsoon here, One being the sea face itself and another a ride of Bandra Worli Sea Link to reach other beautiful monsoon hangout destination. The rocky belt of this shore is very long and its one end connects the sea link with an adjacent attraction of fishing village which is also a tourist attraction. Enjoy those roasted bhutta (Sweet Corns) along the coast along the cool breeze with some couples and college guys around and a beautiful old man standing statue right in middle. Optionally get wet in those 3 to 4 feet high water splashes.
Location : Worli, Nearest Station Dadar.
How to Reach : Get down at Dadar (West), Get a taxi, Buses do go from near station but it will be little hard for newbie. Alternately get down at Mahalaxmi or Lower parel both of which connects Worli naka and the Beach is not far from there.
Bandra Bandstand : I have already detailed lots about this place here. Yet for Monsoon days, i must say you will experience one of the best scenic location of this Mumbai suburb. A destination you will never forget for those rainy days memories of life. A hilly view of Sea Link from Bandra Fort on left, Huge tides flowing to coast with that natural waves voice and you seating right on top of Bandra fort to enjoy all that under rain. A drizzle in July and August is enough reason to hangout here with your group, this is bollywood’s famous Shooting location. Also as there, Don’t forget to see the UTV walk of stars opposite Salman Khan and SRK home while you also enjoy that roasted Bhutta (Sweet Corns) in your hand. Its a beautiful well maintaned promenade.
Monsoon Destinations Near Mumbai
Where do Mumbaikars (Mumbai People) hangout in Monsoon, Where do they go, Which are the best hilly places near city to enjoy Monsoon is the most common queries by Citizens and not just the tourists from other cities of India / Abroad. I will try to list few best places near Mumbai, easy reachable and highly recommended for Rainy Days (I.e Between June to September).
Malshej Ghat : My first and foremost choice for a one day morning to evening hangout tour will be Malshej Ghat. A video i took will tell you better then my words if i just saying scenic location, Waterfalls etc. Better read about Malshaj Ghat and See the below video :
Trekking and Other Locations
Waterfalls and Dams : Two famous water bodies which any monsoon lover looks out for a day outing and Excursion to enjoy rainy days are Waterfalls and Dams. 2 such Waterfalls nearest to Mumbai city are Tungareshwar and Chinchoti and Talking about Dam, Lonavala & Solanpada are places to be seen.
Monsoon Trekking : One of the fun and adventures in Mumbai during monsoon is trekking, Lots of enthusiasts are ready every year to trek those peaks of Harishchandra Fort, and other forts like Karnala, Torna, Gorakhgad, Purandhar, Lohagad Trekking, Vikatad, Raigad, Kotholidag, Rajmachi, Rajgad and Visapur. The what and how details are right here.
Other Rainy Hangout Locations : To list the few we have Lonavala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Dapoli, Bhandardara and other, See Complete list of picnic spots of this season.
One New Excursion : In Mumbai for monsoon can be the new metro trains, during off peak hours if you want to enjoy that aerial view of wet Mumbai, get inside the metro trains without getting wet to have all that fun-full memories. See the ride and outside view video below :
Monsoon High Tides Splashes Videos
Videos Of Queens Necklace are Marine Lines till Nariman Point During a High Tide Alert Date when Water Splashes are High. See High Tide Dates Here..
Monsoon is not just fun sometimes, See video
(Car Failure in Monsoon), Keep BMC Monsoon Helplines handy if required.