Top 13 Things To Do In Andheri - Updated 2024

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Nishi Jain
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In Mumbai, you will find one of the popular suburbs called Andheri. The area is divided into two parts: the east and west sides. The former is an industrial area where the offices are located, while the latter is where you will see the residential neighborhood. It may sound like a typical city, but this place is one of the favorite destinations of travelers to Mumbai. This suburb, which is in the western part of Mumbai, boasts parks, historic streets, palaces, and temples. There are also a number of hotels in Mumbai with a sea view that you can also check out. If you’re planning to visit India, you should include Andheri in your itinerary. To help you finalize your travel plans, check out our list of the top things to do in Andheri.

1. Explore a real Bollywood movie studio (from USD 91.0)

Are you fascinated by Bollywood movies and wish to see the behind-the-scenes fun in a studio? Then book this tour where you’ll visit a sound recording room and try movie costumes to experience the reel life. After that, sit back and enjoy an hour-long live dance show.

During the tour, an English-speaking local guide will explain everything about India’s largest film industry. To keep you recharged, beverages and snacks will be provided for free. You can choose between the morning and afternoon slots at 12pm and 3pm, respectively.

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Bollywood Small-Group Studio Tour with Live Dance Show

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

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2. Try street shopping at Andheri Market

Andheri Market
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Andheri Market is heaven for shopaholics and houses every item you can think of, such as vegetables, poultry, fish, spices, kitchenware, and more. It’s just a five-minute walk from Andheri Station (W) and offers an enjoyable street shopping experience. However, the best bargain wins the best deals, so be sure to do some bargaining before buying your favorite products. Also, it’s advisable to visit this place during non-peak hours to avoid crowds.

After your shopping spree, you can cool down and binge on your favorite burger at McDonald’s, a two-minute walk from here.

Andheri Market

Address: 4RFW+89W, W Andheri Market Rd, Fish Market Area, Navneeth Colony, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400047, India

Opening hours: 8am - 11pm (daily)

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3. Enjoy a good movie at Carnival Cinemas

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Carnival Cinemas India on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Describing itself as “one of the hottest entertainment destinations” for people from different walks of life, Carnival Cinemas offers a plethora of Hollywood and non-Hollywood movies. Enjoy the cinematic quality of these films while you sit comfortably with your popcorn.

With over 17,000 reviews on Google, previous visitors of this cinema have praised its cleanliness, the wonderful overall quality of its food and screens, and the comfortable seats. If you’re around town and want to catch a good movie, Carnival Cinemas is a good place to check out.

Carnival Cinemas

Address: No.127, Andheri - Kurla Rd, Opp Acme Plaza, Dr. Charatsingh Colony, S B Singh Colony, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059, India

Website: Carnival Cinemas

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4. Go shopping at Lokhandwala Market

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Just 5 km (3.1 mi) away from Andheri Station, the famous Lokhandwala Market is one the best places to visit in Andheri if you want to go shopping. It features a variety of shops that all sell a plethora of items, from footwear to fruits to jewelry, at affordable prices. This market is well-known for its convenient location and the various accessories and clothes sold there.

There are also several restaurants surrounding the market which makes it a great place to check out when you’re in the mood for some shopping.

Lokhandwala Market

Address: Main Rd, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053, India

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5. Explore Mahakali Caves (from USD 99.0)

When it comes to ancient cave dwellings, there are plenty of choices in Mumbai. The beautifully carved excavations are found in Mahakali Caves in Andheri East. While these caves are just within the city borders, they were constructed as early as the start of 1st century BC to 6th century AD. In total, there are 19 solid basalt rock-cut caves that come with minimal carvings. An exception is a chaitya that has enormous carved statues of Buddha idols. By touring these preserved caves, you get to understand Buddhist life in ancient India, making this one of the best places to see in Andheri especially if you like history.

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Mahakali and Kanheri Twin Buddhist Caves tour from Mumbai

Duration: 5 to 7 hours

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6. Go for a swim at Versova Beach

Versova Beach
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It will only take you a short bus ride to reach Versova Beach. It’s one of the great places to go in Andheri especially considering its history. The shore used to be covered with filth, but residents were able to transform the beach into its beautiful state today. In fact, it is labeled by the United Nations as the “world’s largest beach clean-up project”. Even though Versova is smaller compared to other Mumbai beaches, you can still enjoy several water sports here, such as snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. In case you get hungry, there are seafood restaurants on site.

Versova Beach

Address: Bharat Nagar, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061, India

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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7. Join a private market tour and Indian cooking demo (from USD 64.0)

A visit to Andheri will never be complete without digging into the local cuisine. So, to level up your vacation, why not join a local market and cooking tour? This private tour includes a trip to the local market where you can find even the rarest kinds of vegetables and spices. Learn how to prepare the best Indian dishes and gain knowledge about the local food scene with the help of your host. Take down notes, so you can still cook Indian delicacies at home.

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Private Market Tour and Vegan Indian Cooking Demo in Andheri West Mumbai

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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8. Let the kids have fun at Funky Monkeys Andheri

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Funky Monkeys Play Center is an indoor play facility that has a wide selection of adventure zones and colorful play equipment exclusively designed for children aged 6 months up to 12 years. Some of the play areas include a ball pool with a slide, a mini carousel with soft ponies, rock climbing walls, trampoline zones, and more. It doesn’t just serve as a play zone but also a venue for birthday parties. You don’t need to worry about the safety of your kids as the place has a safe and clean environment.

Funky Monkeys Andheri

Address: 2nd Floor Fun Republic Lane Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053 India

Website: Funky Monkeys Andheri

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9. Admire art pieces at Buddhas Art World Art Gallery

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Buddhas Art World is one of the galleries that you should visit in Andheri East. Here, you will see a lot of Buddha wall hangings, murals, statues, and paintings that you can take home for a price. The gallery takes pride in the fact that all their art pieces are made by contemporary artists using the highest-quality materials. The gallery also sells books, in case you want to learn more about Buddha or Buddhism. You can even buy gifts for your friends and family back home.

Buddhas Art World Art Gallery

Address: Dragonfly Hotel, Andheri Ghatkopar Link Road, Chakala Metro Station, Near JB Nagar Gurudwara, Andheri East, Mumbai-400093, Maharashtra, India

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 7am (closed on Sun)

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10. Learn more about plants and animals at Bhavan's Nature And Adventure Centre

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BNAC Memories

Posted by Bhavan's Nature and Adventure Centre - Official Forum on Friday, September 4, 2020

Bhavan’s Nature And Adventure Centre (BNAC) welcomes you to a sanctuary where you can be one with nature and, at the same time, find a variety of exciting activities to engage in. BNAC is a part of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an institution promoting education and culture. Learn more about a variety of flora and fauna as this facility houses over 300 species of plants, insects, and birds. It also offers tourists several adventure activities, such as rock climbing, rappelling, and more.

Bhavan's Nature And Adventure Centre (BNAC)

Address: Bhavan’s Campus, New Dadabhai Rd, Old D N Nagar, Munshi Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058, India

Website: Bhavan’s Nature And Adventure Centre

Opening hours: Sun: 2pm - 6pm (closed from Mon - Sat)

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11. Have a lovely stroll at Lallu Bhai Park

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Lallu Bhai Park is a well-maintained garden where your group can relax, take in the city views, and capture some photographs as memorabilia. It can also be a place for you to catch up on some simple exercises or do meditations. If you have kids with you, the park has some play areas to keep them entertained. Make your visit to this park memorable by having a picnic with your loved ones. Just remember to clean as you go to preserve the natural beauty of this venue.

Lallu Bhai Park

Address: Bharucha Road, Vijay Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058, India

Opening hours: 7am - 9:30pm (daily)

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12. Wander freely around Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Park

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Another garden to explore on this list is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Park. On-site, tourists can find a play area with slides, a swing, and a jungle gym for children. As you explore the area, you can hear some light music that adds to the overall mood. You will also see a wall art that showcases India’s attractions. If you suddenly feel tired from touring, there are plenty of benches for you to rest.

Vallabhbhai Patel Park

Address: Navpada, T E Colony, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058, India

Opening hours: 5am - 12pm; 4 - 7pm (daily)

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13. Plan a visit to St. Blaise Church

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If you want some peace of mind, plan a visit to St. Blais Church. St. Blaise was one of those tortured bishops during the reign of Emperor Licinius in 316 AD. Even while in prison, he continued his mission and prayed over visitors to be healed. The parish of St. Blaise was founded between the years 1585 to 1589, yet it remains to be well-maintained up to this day. Today, it is recognized as one of the largest churches in Mumbai.

St. Blaise Church

Address: Amboli, Ceasar Rd, Amboli, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058, India

Website: St. Blaise Church

Opening hours: 6am - 8pm (daily)

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Not your typical suburb

Andheri is not just your typical suburb as it also boasts plenty of attractions that the whole family will enjoy and Mumbai also offers a plethora of famous things you can check out. Take on a unique journey as you learn more about Mumbai’s history and culture.

Frequently asked questions about things to do in Andheri


  • Which are the best attractions to visit in Andheri?

    Andheri offers a plethora of amazing attractions that are sure to be unforgettable for any traveler. For some of the best places you can visit, we recommend Lokhandwala Market, Mahakali Caves, and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Park.

  • What are the best activities in Andheri?

    There are plenty of fun activities to do in Andheri. You can swim at Versova Beach and learn about the interesting history behind it, go on a private market tour and Indian cooking demo, stroll around Lallu Bhai Park, and visit St. Blaise Church.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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