If you're a true-blue, born-and-brought-up-in-Mumbaikar, chances are that your folks or school ensured you paid homage to every normal sightseeing spot in the city. Our kids, however, tend to show up their noses at the extreme positions we liked checking out with our family.
Below are some of the kid-friendly things to do in Mumbai with Kids.
1. Going after butterflies
Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden was developed by Mr. Rajendra Ovalekar and his brother on a 2-acre family plot. The garden is housed over 200 types of blooming and fruit-bearing plants that bring in butterflies and bugs. More than 130 species of butterflies call this garden home. You can check out to see the butterflies in their natural surroundings every Sunday from 8 am to twelve noon. Do take a look at the area where the life process of different species of butterflies is exhibited.
You might prepare a trip yourself or team up with a prepared trip performed by organizations like Bombay Nature Society. The garden even has a small play area for kids. Bring caps, water, and video cameras. Preferably, your young child ought to carry a magnifying glass to make all the little things a lot more memorable.
2. Teach them how money is made
Take your kid to the RBI Monetary Museum where it's everything about money. Take a historic tour of India through the evolution of money from early cash principles to the very first coins of 600 BC right up to the present notes and coins that line our wallets. India's history of dynasties, rulers, and handsome states are all numismatically mapped with info about cash, coins, notes, currency, and the RBI through the ages, all on-screen in addition to a vast collection of coins. You can likewise see defunct money notes recycled into other products.
After this tour, stroll down to the India Federal Government Mint which is opposite the Reserve Bank of India in Fort, and let your child pick a celebratory coin from the store. This mint's primary activity is the production of commemorative and development-oriented coins.
3. Cycle through a National Park
At some point between June and September, prepare a journey to Borivali National Park. Get to the gate early morning, ideally on a weekday; hire the no-frills cycles from the stall near the ticket counter and cycle on the course that leads to Kanheri Caves. You might require to wheel the cycles up the last area, however, don't turn back prior to you head all the way up. Protect the cycles and after that stroll up the steps past the caves and stop to take a look around. Program your kid to the waterfalls, rivulets, wildflowers and definitely take in the view of the city skyline beyond the thicket of the forest valley. Play, "Who can find the Gorai Pagoda's golden dome first?"
Likewise head over to the Garden of Scent that includes 68+ wild and garden types of aromatic plants, well laid out walkways, and quite landscaping. These plants are a magnet for butterflies too so watch out for the winged beauties.
4. Watch the sundown in style
Work with a private yacht or dhow to give your kid an experience of fresh air, ocean swells, and a plethora of seagulls vying for attention. Strategy your trip in time for sundown-- pack a picnic basket with drinks (if the boat-hire business does not supply them), take a pair of binoculars and you are ready to go. Kids take pleasure in the sights of the Mumbai skyline; the coastguard helicopters; the Naval and other giant ships and possibly a couple of dolphins if you are fortunate. Companies like Sirius, Private Yacht Tours Mumbai, Oyster Sailing, West Coast Marine, and Aqua Sail all offer cruising experiences.
5. Stop and smell the flowers
The Mahabaleshwar Flower Festival organized by Dr. Swati Piramal has actually been such a substantial draw for the last couple of years that she chose to bring flower celebrations to Mumbai too. There were 2 flower festivals in 2015, one in Thane and one in central Mumbai. The Vaikunth Flower Show in Thane, inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show UK, showcased over 140 types of flowers from India and around the world. There were 30 kinds of trees, 18 style gardens, and a sculpture garden too.
The next flower celebration was the Aranya Celebration that commemorated the rich history of South Mumbai with flowers, art, culture, and music. The occasion featured 32 theme gardens, installations, dance performances, and art displays. While the occasions are primarily held to showcase Piramal Real estate's approaching and new tasks, this is one sort of marketing that our concrete jungle can do with.
6. Check out the initial handheld gadget
Book-buying seems to have ended up being an online activity. Gift your kid the experience of browsing through books at a bookshop. Head a physical bookshop and give yourselves ample time to browse, take in the fragrance of books, check out and simply chill. Many book shops even have internal coffee shops where you can go to swap "take a look at this book" moments with your child. Shops worth taking a look at consist of Deal Reserve Hut, Wayword & Wise, Crossword, Granth, Kitab Khana, Oxford Book Shop, Strand Book Stall, Trilogy, and Title Waves.
7. A boat trip to feed the birds
Anytime in the year (but from June to October), preferably on a weekday from 6 am to 5 pm, head to the Entrance of India. Purchase a return ticket on any of the ferryboat boats or catamarans to Mandwa jetty or Elephanta caverns and take pleasure in the sea breeze and views of Mumbai harbor. Throughout the winter months, the migratory seagulls follow the boats in the hope of getting fed by guests. As "versatile opportunists", these birds come really close to the boat rails and capture projectile pieces of biscuits and bread mid-air. They are a treat to enjoy. While these birds swallow anything that is tossed their way, you could take them some scrumptious healthy alternatives like fish, or perhaps seeds and little fruit.
8. Get a ringside view of flamingos
Every year, substantial flamingos migrate from Gujarat to various parts of Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai. Sewri holds the record for the optimum number of pink beauties therefore the jetty and mudflats there are should check out anytime from November to May to take in the area of pink birds.
You should do at least one Flamingo Celebration arranged by Bombay Natural History Society or Sprouts Environment Trust. If you are doing your own individual trip and see that the birds have actually moved into the mangroves and are not plainly noticeable from the jetty, then head over to the lane simply near the old Fort's entryway. This is the lane near the now-defunct Colgate factory structure. The mangroves touch the course here and if you inform the security personnel the kids wish to see the birds up close they usually allow you to do so. Everyone needs to be really quiet as any disturbance will make the flocks move away.
9. Attempt the classic foodie trail
Mumbai has several renowned dining establishments, food stalls, and dessert locations simply waiting to be checked out. Every family has its own individual favorites based upon their choices. Nevertheless, there are some locations that every child must go to a minimum of as soon as.
For South Indian delights, head over to any of the following establishments in Matunga: Mysore Café, Café Madras, Mani's Lunch Home, Idli House. For snacks and deals, Bandra is brimming with old favorites. Attempt Café Andora for the rolls, Hearsch Bakeshop for their lemon tarts and mutton rolls, A1 Pastry shop for supper rolls and gootlis, Candies for lasagne, roast chicken and salads, Karachi and Elco for pani puri, Natural Ice Cream for their fresh fruit ice creams in waffle cones.at Chowpatty does excellent strawberry shakes, Haji Ali Juice Centre is famous for its fruit juices and faluda, offering as a reward a complementary view of the dargah illuminated, and 's baida roti is famous for a reason.
10. Take a look at the ceiling of Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
This museum is a popular destination for households as the education department has worked hard towards making it accessible and fascinating to all, with numerous events for children held inside your home in addition to in the courtyard. The building's architecture is unbelievable, and the works inside it are fantastic too; kids enjoy the dioramas. When you're here, do a search for the ceiling. Draw your kid's attention to the six-pointed Star of David. This Jewish religious symbol was utilized to honor the city's Jewish community in addition to David Sassoon's contribution to the museum.
11. Sightsee from the top of a high waterslide
Then you need to plan a journey soon if you live in Mumbai and your child has actually not yet been to Asia's biggest theme-based waterpark. While at the park, sometimes even Water Kingdom regulars lose out on a special reward in the midst of all the thrills. When awaiting your turn at the top of the tallest water slides browse and take a look at the view of the salt pans, sea, and mangroves. Wide, open, green spaces are scarce in our city!
12. Explore otherwise unattainable spaces at the Kala Ghoda Celebration
A must-do every year for all Mumbaikars and visitors in February is the Kala Ghoda Arts Celebration, promoted as the nation's largest multicultural festival. Every year, the interesting Kala Ghoda area witnesses loads of intriguing occasions, activities, workshops, setups, performances, and more for everybody. This is one time when you and your kids are welcome onto the yards of the CSMVS Museum and into delightful areas like the courtyard garden of the David Sassoon Library
Apart from the above, you can also visit Mumbai Zoo, Rock Climbing Walls, Juhu Beach, Marine Drive, Trampoline Park, Aquarium, Gateway of India, Go Kart, Ice-skating, Botanical Garden, Haji Ali Dargah to make your trip more exciting.