Places to See in Mumbai near Dadar

Dadar is a city in Mumbai surrounded by Mahim Bay, Wadala, Parel and Matunga. The city is known as the railway hub as it is connecting the western and the central lines. Dadar is famous for its temples, churches, Parks, highly developed and maintained shopping malls, huge shopping markets, cloth mills, etc. Famous locations in Dadar are King Circle, Shivaji Park, Mancherji Joshi Panch Udyaan, Dadar beach, etc. Dadar is a place where you can find each and every kind of amusement from devotion to entertainment. Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Mount Mary Church, High Street Phoenix Mall, Shivaji Park, Vaidya Udyaan, Portuguese Church, Five gardens, Kamla Nehru Park and Worli sea face are the must visit places in Dadar. So here are a few places to see in Mumbai near Dadar which are a must visit:

1. Shree Siddhi Vinayak Temple

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Siddhivinayak Temple is near Prabhadevi, Mumbai. It is a very famous Ganesh temple. It is believed by devotees that all the wishes are fulfilled here, therefore, various celebrity, sports celebrity and businessmen come here to seek blessings from Lord Ganesh. Entry is free. It is crowded during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The atmosphere is very serene and calm. You will find peace at this temple. Visit to this temple is a must if you are a devotional person.

Location: Prabhadevi, Dadar.

Best time to visit: Any season

Things to do: Worship, Sightseeing.

2. Mount Mary church

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Mount Mary Church is located in Bandra. It is Roman Catholic Church. During September, ‘Feast of Mother Mary’ is held and therefore it is the best time to visit. During this feast, a week long fair is also held so you can enjoy the fair and feast at the same time. Near to this is the Mount Mary Grotto which is very beautiful. You will find peace and serenity here. Along with devotion, it is also pleasurable to soak in the beauty of the Church and its architecture. Near to Mount Mary church are Carter Road and Bandstand were mostly couples can go to relax and spend quality time.

Location: Bandra.

Best time to visit: Winter Season (September)

Things to do:  Worship, Sightseeing (Bandstand, Carter Road).

3. High Street Phoenix Mall

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High street Phoenix Mall is the most famous and popular Mall in Mumbai. The mall is located in Lower Parel and is open from 11 am to 10 pm. It has over 500 brands with different varieties of products. You can find clothes, accessories, shoes, footwear, appliances, home decor etc all from different brands. All national and international brands are available under one roof. They even organise various gaming events, special occasion festivals inside the mall. You can also enjoy and taste food of various types at one place. Various restaurants like Burger King, Asia Kitchen, Mad over Doughnuts, etc. are available here. Overall this place is best for having fun in one place. This place is a dream world for all the shopaholics.

Location: Lower Parel, Dadar.

Best time to visit: Any season (11 am to 10 pm all days)

Things to do: Visit, Shopping, Dining.

4. Shivaji Park

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Shivaji Park located in Dadar West and is a very famous park for kids and family. Adjacent to Shivaji Park is Nana Nani Park. The park is famous for its cricket ground where both cricket and football is practised. The garden has tall trees lined up at the boundaries. This park also includes a jogger’s track. There are various slides and swings. The speciality of this Park is that it has a Shivaji Maharaja statue situated inside the park. There is a small temple too. Thus this park is a treat for both kids and family.

Location: Keluskar Road, Dadar West.

Best time to visit: Any season (After 5 pm)

Things to do: Visit, Playing, Sightseeing, relaxing.

5. Portuguese Church

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This Portuguese Church is the oldest church In Mumbai. It is located in Dadar West. The church is also known as “Our Lady of Salvation Church”. It is beautifully designed and has an attractive architecture. On the same lane, you will find a Hotel for dining named “Hotel Malvan Kinara”. You can opt to dine there as well. Nearby the Church is Astro Park- a cricket court. This place thus caters to people from various age groups.

Location: S. K. Bole Road, Dadar West.

Best time to visit: Any season (8 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 8 pm)

Things to do: Worship, Sightseeing.

6. Vaidya Udyaan

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It is a small garden in Dadar East. It is a clean, green and peaceful place for kids and senior citizens. The Park includes slides and swings. You can visit this place for photography, enjoying the greenery and pollution-less atmosphere. Away from the cacophony of the city, this park is near a residential area. It is a good place to hang out with friends and family.

Location: Lakhamsi Nappu Road, Dadar East.

Best time to visit: Any season (5:30 pm)

Things to do:  Sightseeing, Relaxing.

7. Five Gardens

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Among all the parks and gardens in Dadar, this one is the most spacious and lavish. It is the best place to hang out with friends and family. This park is full of greenery and is extremely calm. In the midst of the city’s pollution and noise, this place is a perfect weekend spot where you can relax and chill. You will find joggers taking a stroll here, along with cricket and football players, as also kids playing around. You can have a lot of fun- at no cost! Near to this Five Gardens is an eatery called “Chilli flakes” which serves Mexican food like pizza, sandwich and much more. An absolute must visit place!

Location: Mancherji E Joshi Chowk, Central Railway Colony, Dadar East,

Best time to visit: Any season

Things to do: Sightseeing, Dining, Playing.

8. Smaash

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Smaash is the new kind of modern theme park or arena for sports and indoor gaming. But this is not just a place for gaming, it also has restaurants and a party area too. Smaash is famous for its bowling arena. Average price for entry of two people is Rs. 1300/-. So this place for good for people who can lavishly spend and have fun.

Location: Lower Parel, Mumbai

Best time to visit: Any season

Things to do: Dining, Playing bowling, Enjoying games and events.

9. Worli sea face

Bandra-Worli sea link is a bridge which connects the Mumbai suburbs to the Nariman point. The most beautiful thing that attracts you here is the sight from Marine Lines. You can have a complete view of the sea from this point. The “Bandra-Worli Sea Link” looks divine. After sightseeing, take a cab and drive over the Bandra-Worli sea link from where you will get the complete view of the whole city. You will fall in love with the charm of the city. You can click photographs during the sunset and the sunrise to capture the sea shining in the orange sunlight.

Location: Worli

Best time to visit: Any Season

Things to do: Sightseeing, Photography, Relaxing.

10. Kamla Nehru Park

Kamala Nehru Park is situated at the top of the Malabar Hill, Mumbai. This is a beautiful park- a very good choice for picnic along with family and friends. The entry is free. You can enjoy morning walks here in the middle of the green garden. The famous attraction here is the boot house. It is a boot shaped house inside the park. From this location, you will get a broad view of the Queen’s necklace also known as Marine Line. The garden includes a wide variety of trees and flowering bushes. Overall Kamala Nehru Park is a complete delight for kids.

Location: Malabar Hills

Best time to visit: Any season (5:00am to 9:00 pm)

Things to do: Walking, Boot House, Sightseeing.

Dadar is a busy and noisy city but it has multiple locations for relaxing and enjoying the calm of artificially created nature theme parks. The city has numerous gardens and parks. The city also has temples and churches in the locality. People can also enjoy the Coastal region of Dadar near Mahim Bay. Above listed locations in Dadar are the most popular and must visit places.

Contributor: Deepika Devendra Kumar

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