Top 5 Things To Do In Mahalaxmi
Mahalaxmi is a popular area in South Mumbai that is named after Goddess Mahalaxmi, whose Mahalaxmi Temple is situated in this area. This uptown area used to be dotted with mills but today you can find high-rises all around. You can still find some mills in ruins here while others have become popular hangout spots.
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Mahalaxmi has some of the best places to visit in Mumbai and you simply cannot complete a visit to Mumbai without discovering this area of the city. Let’s see what is there for us in Mahalaxmi.
1. Mahalaxmi Race Course
The Mahalaxmi Race Course started off in 1883 and since then, it has been a spot of loads of horse races and concerts as well. This race course also sports some fancy restaurants where you can have an extravagant dining experience or could throw amazing parties like never before!
Where: Dr E Moses Marg, Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034
2. Mahalaxmi Temple
The Mahalaxmi Temple was built way back in 1831 by a Hindu merchant, Dhakji Dadaji and since then, it has become an extremely revered place of worship for Hindus. The temple is usually extremely crowded during the Navratri festival in October when thousands of devotees come here and stand in huge queues to get the blessings of the goddess.
Where: Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Mahalaxmi West, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
3. Dhobi Ghat
If you’re visiting Mumbai, you simply cannot miss out on the biggest open air laundromat in the world, Dhobi Ghat, which literally means, a place where clothes are washed. Ever since 1890, this place has served hundreds of hotels and hospitals by washing their linen and it is quite a view to see all the clothes hanging to dry from an aerial view.
Where: 1, Anandilal P Marg, Dhobi Ghat, Shanti Nagar, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011
4. Try Coffee At Blue Tokai Coffee
Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters have built a reputation for bringing the finest of coffees in Mumbai. You can not only have coffee beans and espresso but even other forms of coffee and desserts such as Affogato. Their minimalistic interiors add to the charm of this place.
Where: Unit 20-22, Laxmi Woollen Mill, Opposite Blue Loft, Dr E Moses Marg, Off, Shakti Mills Ln, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011
5. St. Ignatius Church
St. Igantius Church is a historic church in Mahalaxmi and is almost a century old. While it’s not a tourist spot, the architecture and interiors of the church make it worth a visit. The church gets all decked up during the Christmas, make sure you visit it during that time to see it at its best!
Where: Sane Guruji Marg, Opp: Kasturba Hospital, Jacob Circle, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400011
Have you been to any of the above-mentioned spots in Mahalaxmi before? If so, do let us know how your experience was in the comments section below. If you do have any other places to recommend in Mahalaxmi, let us know in the comments.
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