Navi Mumbai, formerly known as New Bombay, is home to both natural and man-made attractions that invite people from far and wide. These interesting sights around the city act as opportunities for recreational activities and let you explore their fascinating histories. Here is a list of top places to visit in Navi Mumbai:

  • Pandavkada Falls
  • Wonders Park
  • Sagar Vihar Garden
  • Kharghar Golf Course
  • Central Park
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Nerul Balaji Temple
  • Karnala Bird Sanctuary
  • Rock Garden
  • Belapur Fort
  • Utsav Chowk

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1. Pandavkada Falls

Pandavkada Falls offers a picturesque site where you can spend a soothing day with your loved ones and escape the chaos of city life. According to Hindu Mythology, the waterfall derived its name from Pandavas who once took bath below it during their exile. With a height of 107 meters and striking rock formations below, the waterfall is a notable picnic spot to rejuvenate. You can also visit the Buddhist Cave that lies in the vicinity of the falls.

  • Location: Kharghar
  • Entry Fee: INR 50
  • Timings: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Nearest railway station: Kharghar railway station

2. Wonders Park

Wonders Park, one of the best amusement parks in India, is a must-visit place that presents a variety of activities to people of all age groups. The main attraction of this place is the perfectly crafted miniature replica of the Seven Wonders of the World. The park features some of the best high-tech rides such as Ferris Wheel, and other fun elements like toy-train, amphitheater, life-sized chess board, and an artificial lake where you can spend a cheerful day while setting up a picnic.

  • Location: Nerul
  • Cost: INR 35 (Above 12 years of age); INR 25 (Children between 5 and 12 years of age)
  • Timings: 6 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 9 pm (Closed on Mondays)
  • Nearest railway station: Nerul railway station

3. Sagar Vihar Garden

Sagar Vihar Garden, also known as Sarovar Vihar Garden or Veer Savarkar Udyan, is one of the famous attractions in Navi Mumbai and is always swarming with travelers. The garden has a diverse species of flowers and plants which offer beautiful views of the shoreline. Facing the Thane creek, it is a pleasant place where you can bask in sun or rejoice amidst the blowing winds while taking walks along the trails.

  • Location: Vashi
  • Timings: 5 am to 10 pm
  • Nearest railway station: Vashi railway station

4. Kharghar Valley Golf Course

Kharghar Valley Golf Course, located at the backdrop of Pandavkada Falls, is an 11-hole course acquiring almost 4,552 yards of land. An ideal place for sports enthusiasts, the place is popular because of its easy accessibility to the public. Covered in lush bushes, the area is a green haven with a scenic view which is ideal for unwinding and indulging in an affectionate chat with your partner. You can also take golf coaching classes or visit the club to enjoy sumptuous meals.

  • Location: Dist. Kharghar
  • Cost: INR 600 (Weekdays); INR 1200 (Weekend)
  • Timings: 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Nearest railway station: Kharghar railway station

5. Central Park

Central Park, one of the largest theme parks of Asia, is a growing tourist attraction in Navi Mumbai. The park boasts dance and musical sculptures, an 18-hole golf course, amusement rides, walking-trails, sports club, botanical gardens, and amphitheaters. It also has an open-air theatre for cultural performances, including Indian classical music shows. Moreover, the park also features a F.R.I.E.N.D.S-theme café, where you can grab a hot cup of coffee.

  • Location: Kharghar
  • Timings: 6:30 am to 9:30 am; 5 pm to 8 pm

6. ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple, located in Kharghar and surrounded by Sahyadri Hills, offers a complete cultural and spiritual experience. ISKCON’s Sri Sri Radha Madanmohanji Temple, one of the famous tourist spots, features a unique Vedic educational center. The temple organizes various festivals on auspicious occasions, such as Janmashtmi and Ramnavmi which attracts lakhs of devotees who celebrate the festivals with great fervor. The temple also provides free meals to the underprivileged people in the vicinity of Navi Mumbai on certain days.

  • Location: Kharghar
  • Timings: 4:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Nearest railway station: Kharghar railway station

7. Nerul Balaji Temple

Nerul Balaji Temple, located at a hilltop near the Navi Mumbai railway station, is a definite imitation of Balaji Temple at Tirupati. Constructed as per Shilpashastras, the entrance of the temple holds ‘Bali Peetham’ and the tall ‘Dhwaja Stambham’ which leads to Tiru Mamani Mandapam built on modern architectural practices with carved granite stones. Nerul Balaji Temple is also surrounded by Hanumana Temple, Vidya Shri Padmavati Devi Temple, Ramanuja Temple, Vishvakasena Temple, Ganapati Temple, and Lakshmi Nrisimha Temple.

  • Location: Nerul
  • Timings: 6 am to 11 am and 4:30 pm to 9 pm (Monday to Thursday); 6 am to 9 pm (Friday to Saturday)
  • Nearest railway station: Nerul railway station

8. Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Karnala Bird Sanctuary is home to a plethora of indigenous bird species and a resting spot for a variety of migratory birds. For bird lovers and ornithologists, it is a breathtaking experience to see birds like Golden Beaked Woodpecker and Paradise Flycatcher, along with other migratory birds. While trekking towards the sanctuary, you will come across alluring glimpses of waterfalls and river streams with greenery all around. To move away from the daily bustle of a crowded city, we recommend you a visit to the sanctuary especially in the monsoon season to loosen up in the midst of nature.

  • Location: Mumbai-Pune Highway
  • Entry fee: INR 40
  • Timings: 7 am to 6 pm
  • Nearest railway station: Panvel railway station

9. Rock Garden

Rock Garden is a well-known picnic spot in Navi Mumbai which maintains a beautifully landscaped garden along with a kid’s play patio that is equipped with swings and slides. Another fun element for children is the toy train that operates for an hour every evening around the garden. With interesting animal statues and large green lawns, the garden is an ideal place to hang out with children or to spend a sunny day with your partner.

  • Location: Nerul
  • Entry fee: INR 10
  • Timings: 5:30 am to 10 am and 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Nearest railway station: Nerul railway station

10. Belapur Fort

Located on a hill-top near Panvel creek and abutted with wild flowers, Belapur Fort is a notable trekking destination in Navi Mumbai. The ruined fort holds a glorious and interesting history that allures travelers to visit the monument. If you are a history enthusiast and looking for a place to witness remnants of history in Navi Mumbai, you should definitely head to Belapur Fort.  

  • Location: Belapur
  • Timings: 9 am to 10 pm
  • Nearest railway station: Belapur railway station

11. Utsav Chowk

A vital landmark of Navi Mumbai, Utsav Chowk is one of the most visited tourist attractions due to its aesthetic appeal. Built in fusion of Greek and Roman-style architecture, it has well-kept fountains and gardens. With the lights lit all-together, the place gives a peaceful insight and is a lively place to spend your evening with your friends and family. Since the place is also known for its flavorsome street food, don’t forget to grab some of it during your visit.

  • Location:  Kharghar
  • Nearest railway station: Kharghar railway station

From temples to adventure spots, Navi Mumbai offers a lot to visitors, providing them a wonderful time away from the busy city life.