The idol of Shree Siddhivinayak was carved out of a single black stone and is 2'6” (750mm) high and 2' (600mm) wide with the trunk on the right. This is rather unusual appearance of Lord Ganesh. The upper right and left hands hold a lotus and an axe respectively while the lower right and left hands hold a rosary (japmala) and bowl full of “Modak” respectively. As it resembles the sacred thread, a snake appears on the left shoulder to right side belly. On the forehead of deity is an eye, which almost looks like the third eye of Lord Shiva. On both sides of the Lord Ganesh idol, are placed one idol each of Riddhi and Siddhi goddesses who are appearing like peeping out of the Ganesh idol from behind. Because of these two deities along with Lord Ganesh, this temple is known as the Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. This is a renowned and revered religious place in Mumai. People from far away places visit this temple and also the visits by famous bollywood celebrities adds glory to this place.
Mumbai's most famous landmark, The Gateway of India, is situated at Apollo Bunder. It was designed by George Wikket. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Through this magnificent monument, numerous viceroys and governors were welcomed to India as they disembarked from their steamers, hence the name was given as Gateway of India. Locals and tourists visit this place with historical importance. It is situated on the coast of Arabian Sea and opposite to the hotel Taj Palace. The Gateway of India is a mix of both Hindu and Muslim architectural style. It is one of the topmost attractions of Mumbai.
Chowpatty beach is situated on Marine Drive. This beach is well-known for it's stalls selling "Bhel-Puri and Pani -Puri chat" a favourite fast food among the Mumbaites and visitors to the city.
Juhu Beach is the most popular beach in Mumbai which is 30 kms away from the heart of Mumbai. It is a long stretch of sandy beach from Santacruz to Vile-Parle. This is a very popular beach for picnic. Both these beaches are crowded on week-ends. Here horse-pulled carriages offer joy rides to visitors at a reasonable cost. It is also a popular site for plane-spotting as a runway is nearby. In the nearby areas of Juhu Beach there are the residence of many Bollywood celebrities.
Haji Ali mosque, and the tomb of a Muslim saint, is located off shore, in the Arabian sea opposite Mahalaxmi temple.
During high tide the walkway to the mosque is submerged in the sea and it can be visited only during low tide. The white structure has domes and minarets designed in Mughal architecute style. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Muslims.
The Elephanta Caves are located on an island about 10 Kms. away from the Gateway of India. These caves consist of temples carved from rock which date back to the 7th century.The chief attraction is the three headed bust of Lord Shiva, popularly known as "Trimurti".One can reach there by taking a ferry from Gateway of India. It is also UNESCO world heritage site. Visit to this place will make you feel like you are at a surreal place where you get a different kind of experience. The trip to this amazing place will be etched in your memories forever.