Navi Mumbai became my home when I shifted here post-marriage and I fell in love with it quickly and effortlessly. This planned and beautifully laid out city has repeatedly featured amongst the top 10 cleanest cities in the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, and rightly so. There’s a lot to see, explore and experience here. I’m sharing with you my top 5 picks of Navi Mumbai today.
Palm Beach Road
This road outlines the Navi Mumbai coast on the Thane Creek that joins it by the Vashi-Mankhurd bridge to Mumbai. It is one of the most iconic locations in Navi Mumbai and famous of its smooth roads, magnificent view and luxurious lifestyle experience. There’s a lake on this road which has a well-kept joggers park. Also, during winters this road transforms into a Happy Street and has loads of fun activities.
Located in Nerul, this park is stretched over a large area and has loads of tourist attractions. Apart from replicas of the seven wonders it has fun rides, games, a train, lake, amphitheatre and a food court. It is refreshingly clean and well-maintained. There’s also a track that covers it’s diameter for walking/jogging. One can never have enough pictures of this place!
Urban Haat is located opposite to the Belapur Station and is one of my frequently visited places. Created and maintained by Cidco, this place provides a platform for promotion of art and craft. It has various shops that display specialties like clothes, jewellery, food etc of different states of our country. One can attend various festivals here throughout the year. It’s amphitheatre offers a lot of different activities and performances too.
Navi Mumbai has essentially been formed over hills. While most of them are gone, a precious few still remain and offer respite from the hustle and bustle of the city with their green cover. I’ve often visited these hills with friends during monsoons for long walks and love every bit of them. The tranquil experience, waterfalls, chirping birds and view of Kharghar from atop the hills are a huge draw!
Bird watchers have a lot to rejoice about here as different types of migrant, winter, water birds etc can be spotted round the year. The Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Panvel is home to some exotic species like magpie robin, paradise fly catcher, golden backed woodpecker, malabar whistling trush, racket-tailed drongo, crested serpent eagle etc., while flamingos can be sighted in abundance in the Thane Creek and Uran Creek area. Understandably, nature walks with an element of bird watching are quite common in Navi Mumbai.
Hope you enjoyed reading about the lovely city of Navi Mumbai. Apart from these there are a lot of great places to eat out too. Belapur is famous for its elite lounge bars and cafes while Vashi is home to some traditionally famous restaurants like Bhagat Tarachand and Nanumal Bhojraj. Nerul, with its wide array of schools and colleges has some awesome fast food joints. More about the food culture of Navi Mumbai is another post, I promise!
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27 thoughts on “Top 5 places to visit in Navi Mumbai”
This has made me fall in love with Navi Mumbai too, i have never visited the city but would go there if i ever head there.
I never visited Navi Mumbai I just crossed few streets during social gatherings. There are so many places to explore.
Thanks to your post i now know what to do and where to visit when in navi Mumbai? Thanks for the tips..
Very interesting indeed, I thought besides Malls and Palm beach road there is nothing else to do in Navi Mumbai. Well a nature lover like me needs to visit soon.
I visited Wonder park in Jan and really liked it rest still have to explore ..will sure take out time to explore more Navi Mumbai!!
I have been to belapur hills and palm beach. Now I wanna see the wonders park next!
Navi Mumbai is a beautiful place, much better infrastructure and well planned. I want to go for the bird sanctuary for ages now.
Pictures are looking so beautiful of Palm beach road, Wonders park and Urban Haat. I am sure you enjoy a lot to stay in a slightly hilly area.
Lovely post Varsha! Saving it for when I visit Mumbai next!
Wonders Park looks pretty cool and interesting. I’ll visit next time I am in Mumbai and make a plan to go to Navi Mumbai.
I had no clue NAvi Mumbai has such beautiful places buddy, glad to know about them.
I have never been to Mumbai & I never thought there could be so many interesting places in navi mumbai. Thanks for sharing about these places.
Have not seen these places in my last Mumbai trip. Guess I need to visit again. Thanks,
I have visited Navi Mumbai, specially Vashi area. It has some nice cafes and malls to visit.
I love Palm Beach Road. It’s so pretty and serene and the walking path is also very well maintained. I have not been to Urban Haat but after seeing your post, am keen to go there next time I’m in Navi Mumbai.
I am book marking this post, i have been to Mumbai twice however didn’t have the option to visit different places. Next time I visit Navi Mumabi I would know just the places to go all thanks to this post 🙂 Thank you for sharing waiting for another Mumbai post now.
Great list. I would love to visit Wonders Park. I love theme parks and I would be happy to check this out.
Thanks for sharing, have a good day.
Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.
Thank you for sharing. I would love to visit wonder park. I’m bookmarking this post because I’ve been to Mumbai once but didn’t have the opportunity to visit these places. Thanks to this post, the next time I visit Navi Mumbai, I’ll know exactly where we have to go.
Never visited Navi Mumbai but after reading this I would surely want to visit this beautiful city.
Navi Mumbai is a beautiful place, much better infrastructure and well planned. I would love to visit Wonders Park. I love theme parks and I would be happy to check this out.
Havent been to Navi Mumbai anytime but whenever I come I wish to see Palm Beach Road, trek on Belapur Hills and certainly watch some beautiful birds at The Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Panvel. Ab panvel tak aaungi then surely will try to find Salman Khan’s farmhouse and pose their too. 😉
There are some amazing places to visit in Navi Mumbai and I like the fact that its so much more greener and better planned that other parts of Mumbai. Hope to visit these places.
I haven’t visited Navi mumbai. Would love to explore and see these beautiful places that you have mentioned. thanks for sharing varsha.
Ive been to New Mumbai many times and also stayed there for 1.5yrs for my PG. But of all the above places, I have only seen and been to the Palm Beach road. rest I’ve not seen but I think I need to check them out specially the Bird watching.
I have never been to Navi Mumbai . Saving this list for my next visit
Mumbai is tough to keep up with, I spent 17 days last and now I feel I haven’t explored anything. I don’t know about demographics but this Navi Mumbai feels like different city altogether.