Top 10 Educational Places to Visit in Mumbai

November 6, 2018 Off By mumbaiabout

Not Everyone looks out for beaches in mumbai. There are these students and young intellectuals too, who likes to explore educational places to visit in mumbai. No worries, we have you covered and are bringing you the top places to visit in mumbai that are academic in nature. Students, Kids and People from educational background can visit these places to increase their knowledge and give some rest to their curiosities. Not only are these places good to improve general knowledge and awareness but they are fun too. See it for yourself.

Best Educational Places to Visit in Mumbai

1. Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium was commissioned in 1977 with the aim to foster scientific temper by education and entertainment. It is a must visit place for anyone with interests in stars, planets, astronomy, etc. They provide telescope for individuals eager to see the distant heavenly bodies with a closer look. Further, they also have shows going on at their center in different languages like English, Hindi and Marathi.

2. Taraporewala Aquarium

The Taraporevala Aquarium is the perfect place in mumbai for fish lovers. One of the oldest aquarium in India, Taraporevala Aquarium was renovated and bought back to life in 2015. Now this place has got 2000 exotic fishes of over 400 species brought from different parts of the world. If you want to touch these beautiful fishes then there are arrangements made for that too. Apart from the fishes people can enjoy documentaries and screening too over here.

3. Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park(or Borivali National Park) cannot be missed if you want to see the beautiful flaura and fauna that city people have forgotten about. The range of different plants, trees, flowers, birds, animals will leave you spell bound and make you appreciate the beauty of nature. If these are not enough, there is a lake, caves and toy train inside this national park.

4. Vastu Sanghralaya(Prince of Wales Museum)

Vastu Sanghralaya(also known as Prince of Wales Museum) was built in the early 20th century to commemorate the visit of King Edward VIII to Mumbai. The place features items and objects from the period of Guptas, Mauryas, Chalukyas, Indus Valley civilization etc. It also has artifacts brought from foreign lands. Overall, the things to see here falls into the categories of art, archaeology and natural history.

5. Mani Bhavan

Mani Bhavan used to be Gandhiji’s residence from the year 1917 to 1934. It is through this place that Gandhiji has formulated and executed several of the movements in India’s Independence. At this place you can see his room, his life journey in pictures and some of the periodicals and excerpts from the newspapers. Barack Obama has also visited this place on his last visit to India in 2010.

6. Elephanta Caves

Situated ashore from Mumbai, Elephanta Caves is located on a small but beautiful island near Churchgate. You can visist this place for fun or for educational purposes. You will see the numerous beautiful rock carvings and sculptures at this place. We highly recommend Elephanta Caves to people looking for educational places to visit in mumbai.

7. Jehangir Art Gallery

Jehangir Art Gallery is a calm and quiet place with mesmerizing art paintings and other forms. It is situated in Kala Ghoda near CST. The entry is free and people can purchase the stuffs here too. However, do not expect to find cheap paintings here.

8. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Bhau Daji Lad Museum has got a amazing combination of old and modern exhibits under its belt. They have some fun and educational programs too in the museum. Due to the abundance and the size of the collection at disposal, people miss to see a lot of items on exhibit here. Hence, we suggest planning in advance to have at-least  3-4 hrs to make the best of your visit to this museum in mumbai.

9. Byculla Zoo

Byculla Zoo or Raani Baag is not a zoo per se. It is more of a small park to see small animals, fishes, birds and some penguins. Penguins are the main attraction here. Over and above there are amazing species of plants present in the gardens here. All this makes Byculla zoo a must visit place in Mumbai for kids.

10. NCPA

If you want to see magic done through sound, music and theatrical settings, then visit NCPA. It is a world class theatre for arts. NCPA is situated on the southern end of Marine Drive in Mumbai. This place has been host to a number of shows, plays and performance from great Indian and Global Artists around the world.

Conclusion

Frankly speaking, all of these places will thrill you for sure. It definitely has thrilled us and its numerous visitors till date.  Now that you know the best educational places to visit in mumbai, time is to start making plans and see them soon.

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