Places to Visit Near Mumbai Airport | The Orchid Hotel Mumbai

Places to Visit Near Mumbai Airport

a white idol of lord Ganesha at Juhu beach with people walking around

Travelling is a hassle for some and fun for others. Although no matter how fun it is, a layover can surely make it boring for everyone. However, it does not have to be that tedious if you are at the Mumbai International airport. Since the airport is just a few kilometres away from the centre of the city, you can step out of the airport and explore the beautiful city of dreams.

While you can always stay at the airport and relax with the facilities provided there, the option of exploring the city is always available if you have enough time to step out. Here is a list of places to visit in Mumbai near airport if your layover is about six hours or more.

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Kanheri Caves

A cluster of about 109 caves, Kanheri caves is about 23 km away from the Mumbai airport and serves as a secluded peaceful tourist destination where you can admire the beauty of Buddhist sculptures.

Juhu Beach

Settled on the coast of the Arabian Sea, Mumbai is known for its beautiful beaches. Among those, Juhu beach is the most famous one, attracting crowds from across the globe. You can choose to take a stroll by the beach or sit in a corner to sunbather; in both cases, you are bound to encounter people doing exercise or yoga. In the evening time, you can also witness people enjoying themselves with their families. You can also spot vendors selling street food which is another identity of Mumbai. The beach is about 6 km away from the airport.

Sea waves hitting the rocks as the Worli sea link is visible at the distance

Powai Lake

If you want a calm getaway for a couple of hours to relax and unwind alone, then Powai lake is your destination. It is a manmade lake built by the British in the late 18th century and serves as one of the most beautiful tourist places near Mumbai airport. It is located at a distance of about 9 km from the airport and you can even spot birds during your visit.

Bandra Fort

Built by the Portuguese in the mid-17th century, Bandra Fort is a symbol of the rich history and fine architecture of Maharashtra. Knows as Castella de Aguada, the fort houses a watchtower overlooking the vast Arabian Sea, Mahim Bay and Mahim island. It is about 11 km away from the airport and offers solitude for architecture lovers.

Worli Sea Face

If you are in for a mesmerising view of the endless sea, then you should visit the Worli Sea face and witness a picturesque view of the Arabian Sea. You can also see the Haji Ali Dargah and Mosque from there. Perfect for clicking amazing pictures, this spot attracts many visitors who land in Mumbai with their own dreams.

elegant interior of our 24-hour coffee shop - The Orchid Hotel Mumbai Vile Parle
A platter of pav bhaji garnished with coriander
outdoor seating area at a restaurant


After moving around in the city, you would definitely feel the hunger pangs. While it is a good idea to satiate your taste buds with the scrumptious street food in Mumbai, you can also pick fine-dining restaurants and cafes to satisfy those hunger pangs. If you are looking for some delectable food and a great ambience, you can visit Boulevard (a 24-hour coffee shop) and MG's (a rooftop restaurant) that serves its guests the best dining experience. 

If your layover is for long hours and you just need a place to crash after exploring the city, you can stay at The Orchid Hotel in Mumbai Vile Parle, offering comfortable and luxurious accommodations to make you feel at home during your travel, taking care of all your needs.