4 Offbeat Tourist Attractions In Mumbai

The commercial capital of the country, Mumbai is undoubtedly the largest and the most enchanting city in India. Originally an obscure village inhabited by the fishermen folk and a cluster of seven islands, the British took up the task of land reclamation and fused all the islands into one. Scattered throughout the city are natural and man-made mementos that instantly transport you to a different era. In a city that never sleeps, we bring you 4 underrated visual delights.

Powai Lake

Powai Lake
 

The present area of Powai Lake was the first Powai Valley - a focal town, with a few bunches of hovels each having its own particular well. Powai town was likewise served by a waterway coming about because of the rain waters of the inclines of the Western Ghats, now observed as the hillock on the South end of the Lake, with streams from the Eastern and Northeastern slopes. The experts in the British administration proposed to increase the water supply to Bombay City by making a lake from this current and in 1891 this was accomplished by building two stone dams crosswise over two hillocks each dam was and still is around 10metres high. The lake is 125 years old as of now.

Vihar Lake

Vihar Lake
 

Thought to be the biggest lake in Mumbai, Vihar Lake was developed in 1860 on the Salsette group of islands. This lake, arranged in the middle of Tulsi Lake and Powai Lake, contributes to 3% of the city's southern area's water prerequisites. The water of the lake is sifted at Bhandup in an expansive filtration plant to meet the drinking water needs of the general population. This peaceful stretch of water reaches out up to 27 miles from the focal point of Mumbai. The lake gets its water from water gathered in the catchment region of Powai-Kanheri Hill Ranges. Vihar Lake is arranged inside the premises of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and is known to be one of the prime wellsprings of water for the city.

Mahakali Caves

Mahakali Caves
 

The Mahakali Caves, also known as Kondivite Caves, filled in as a Buddhist religious community and furthermore as a home to Buddhist monks.Carvings from Buddhist folklore can be found in the hollows of these caves. There are lobbies and cells where the priests lived. The Mahakali Cave is a gathering of 19 rock-cut structures which is said be built between 1C BCE to 6 C BCE. A few records and engravings show the support of a few traditions that administered this area. The biggest attractions here is the Cave No. 9 which has the delineations of Lord Buddha and different legends identified with Buddha's life.

Chhota Kashmir

Chhota Kashmir
 

Exquisite flora and faunas of Chota Kashmir right inside Goregaon dense forest which has a lot of flower gardens, beautiful climate make for a perfect getaway. he scenic Chhota Kashmir is the only place for Mumbai citizens as boating location to enjoy. It's a small lake located at famous Aarey Milk Colony at Goregaon surrounded by greenery and birds like Cuckoo, Sunbird, Parrots and Other colourful small birds humming around the boating lake. This place is a long green belt of a road for few kilometres to enjoy nature with no vehicle and noise pollution. To enjoy the best of this location apart from boating, you should plan a day off in Monsoon Rainy days and get blessed with the blissful climate, the greenery around and the happy birds, all together cheering for mother nature.