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MUMBAI TOUR

Mumbai is the financial capital of India as well as the entertainment capital of the country. Mumbai is also the capital of Maharashtra state of India. It is also one of the most populous cities of India which makes it one of the most crowded cities in the country. Besides this, it is also the most popular tourist destination in India. Mumbai architecture is an eclectic blend of Gothic, Victorian, Art Deco, Indo-Saracenic and contemporary architectural styles. There are too many places to places. If you want to focus on the most popular one then take a look at the following places.

Gateway of India

The gateway of India is the most popular attraction in Mumbai and also the most visited places in the city. It is located in the South Mumbai, the richest area of the country. It was built during the rule of the British Raj in India.

The gateway is built from reinforced concrete and yellow basalt andepitomises the combination of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. The central dome in the gateway has a diameter of 15 m and the arch way is 26 m high. From this gateway, people can take a ferry boat to Elephanta Caves, or luxury boats that take visitors around the harbour. To the front of the gateway is a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Travellers can reach the Gateway of India by hiring taxis, autos, or by boarding buses from elsewhere in the city; be it city centre, downtown or the suburbs.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is a skilfully laid-out boulevard, stretching along the coastline of Arabian Sea in South Mumbai. Built in an inverted C shape, this 3 km long concrete road connects the Nariman Point to Malabar Hills. Officially, it is named as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road. It is also known by sobriquets like ‘Queen’s Necklace’ as it appears to be a string of pearls, when viewed from a height during night.

Juhu Beach

Juhu Beach, situated in the suburbs of Mumbai, is one of the largest and most popular beaches in Mumbai. It is 6 km long and is ringed by Arabian Sea on the west. To the north of this beach is Gandhi Gram, where Mahatma Gandhi lived in his days as a lawyer. The southern end of the beach is marked by a number of luxury hotels

Tourists generally pass their time at the beach by watching air planes taking off and landing in the nearby Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Often, tourists can catch glimpses of shooting of a Bollywood movie as well at Juhu Beach. Swimming should be avoided at the beach, but a peaceful sunbath is an ideal option.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is the most important train station in the city andin the railway network spread across Mumbai. Headquarters of the Central railways, this station links Mumbai to most of the parts of the country, primarily Southern India, Eastern India and parts of North India. This station has been accredited as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Characteristic of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was designed by Fredrick William Stevens in 1888. Unlike traditional Indian architecture, this terminus has a stone dome, various turrets, pointed arches and an unusual ground plan. Students of Bombay School of Art have created beautiful interiors for the station of wooden carvings, tiles, brass railings and ornamental iron.

Siddhivinayak Temple

Siddhivinayak Temple, situated at Prabhadevi, is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha. The temple is known by names like ‘Navasala Pavanara Ganapati’ or ‘Navasacha Ganapati’ among Mumbaikars. Though it was declared sacred on 19th November 1801, it was visited by a large number of devotees only after 1952. People waiting in long queues were seen for the first time in the year 1965 and now devotees have to wait for their turn for hours.

Inside the temple is an idol of Hindu God ‘Ganesha’ that is carved out of a single black stone. It is 2 feet 6 inches high and 2 feet wide, with the trunk on the right. The upper left and right hands of the idol hold an axe and a lotus, respectively. Lower left and right hands hold a bowl full of ‘Modak’ and a rosary (japmala), respectively. Idols of Riddhi and Siddhi Goddesses are placed on either side of the main idol.

Bandra Worli Sea Link

Bandra Worli Sea Link, also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable stayed bridge linking Bandra to western suburbs of Mumbai. One part of the sea link was opened for public on 24th March 2009; however, it was completely opened on 1st July 2009. The Sea Link was inaugurated by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, the chairperson of UPA.

Essel World

Essel World & Water Kingdom is the largest amusement and water theme park in India. Situated in Gorai Island, this is the only international-style amusement park built within Mumbai. The park is divided into two major sections, Essel World (amusement park) and Water Kingdom (water park), which was added to the park in 1998.

The amusement park offers a variety of exciting rides, games and other attractions like standard roller coaster and adventure themes. Water Kingdom has waterslides for adults and kids, a drifting river and various theme cruises. Spread across an area of 260,000 sq. m, this amusement park is frequented by 10,000 visitors every day.

Elephanta Island

Elephanta Island, formerly known as the Fortress city or Gharapuri, is located 11 km away from Colaba, Mumbai. It is the site of famous Elephanta Caves, which typify beautiful sculptures and carvings, encompassing a Lord Shiva temple. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves are visited by hundreds of tourists every year.

History suggests that Chalukyas occupied this island between 6th and 8th century AD. In the 16th century, when the island was taken over by Portuguese, it was rechristened as Elephanta. It is a popular belief that Portuguese built a fort on this island andused the caves for target practice. Another belief states that many of the sculptures inside the temple were destroyed because of the practice carried out by the Portuguese.

There are nine sculptured panels inside the large hall in the Lord Shiva temple, representing the Hindu God in different postures. The cross beams on the roof appears like a ceiling over the caves. As a matter of fact, tourists are not allowed to stay overnight on the island.

Chowpatty Beach

Chowpatty Beach, officially known as Girgaum Chowpatty, is one of the most famous beaches in India. The beach is not as famous for activities like sunbathing or swimming as for its street food. Every evening, the beach is crowded by people of all ages, along with food kiosks, ferries and balloon sellers. Tourists can either sit under the shade of stunted trees to relax or taste the flavours of variety of street food.

In the evening, the scene at the beach is similar to that of a carnival. Travellers can even catch a glimpse of a street play or a film shoot at the beach. Chowpatty Beach is also famous for its Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, when thousands of people from all over the city gather at the beach. The ceremony mainly involves immersion of the idols of Lord Ganapati into the Arabian Sea.

Water Kingdom

Water Kingdom is a theme water park situated in Gorai, 55 km from Mumbai city, and along with Essel World forms India's largest amusement and water park. Apart from the conventional features of a theme water park like water sprinklers, waterfalls, wave pools and fountains, Water Kingdom has many other attractions like the 30000 sq ft Lagoon, breathtaking spiraling water rides at Missphily Hills, thrilling coaster rides at Adventure Amazonia, and fun filled dance and music zone at Brat Zone.

Film City

Film City can be rightly known as a synonym to the city of Mumbai. It is located in the outskirts near Sanjay Gandhi National Park and close to the Aarey colony in Goregaon (East). Film city was the dream of Dada Saheb Phalke and is thus known on his name as the Dada Saheb Phalke Chitranagari.

Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple in Mumbai is one of the 400 Iskcon temples across the world. ISKCON stands for International Society of Krishna Consciousness. Established in 1978, this temple is also known as the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple. This name dates back to the fact that the temple was established under the Hare Krishna Movement founded by his Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Made of white marble, Iskcon Temple is very spacious and has an inbuilt publishing house, guest house and a restaurant serving Vaishnavite food. The walls of the temple are adorned with beautiful paintings. Aimed to preach the sayings of Bhagwad Gita, this temple has Radha Rasabihariji as its presiding deity.

Hanging Gardens

Hanging Gardens, also known as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens, are situated on the western side of the Malabar Hills. Built in 1880, these gardens are named after the famous lawyer, Ferozeshah Mehta, who is also the father of Mumbai’s Municipal Charter. These terraced gardens located just opposite Kamla Nehru Park. Hanging Gardens are built on a water reservoir, which provides drinking water to the locals. The site mainly encompasses hedges that are cut in the shapes of different animals and a large flower clock adorning the centre. It also has a wooden shoe house slide for recreation of children. These gardens typify the green and peaceful side of Mumbai and place for enjoying the sunset at Arabian Sea.

Linking Road

Linking road (Vithalbhai Patel Marg) in Mumbai's Bandra locality is a shopper's paradise. It is an arterial road parallel to SV road starting at Bandra Talkies and stretching up to BEST quarters in Santacruz. On both sides of the road, there are a number of shops, a mixture of departmental stores, brand outlets, roadside cart stalls and regular shops selling items like shoes, belts, textiles, readymade garments and food items. Real shopping zone starts after RD National college junction. In the first 50 m there are shops selling shoes and leather goods. These include local stalls and brand outlets of Metro, Adidas and Scandal

Mumbai Zoo

Mumbai Zoo, officially known as Veermata Jijabhai Bhonsle Udyan, is located near Byculla. Built during the British rule in 1861, the zoo was then named as Victoria Gardens. The site of this zoo is in proximity to the chawls and slums, the low income housing colonies, of Mumbai.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, earlier known as the Borivali National Park, lies near northern suburban Mumbai. The total area covered by this park is 104 sq. km, which encompasses Kanheri caves to the centre that were built between 2nd and 9th centuries. Besides, the park also has two lakes, namely Tulsi Lake and Vihar Lake, the deer park, the lion safari and the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi.

Characteristic of rich flora and fauna, the park is a delight for tree lovers as well as animal lovers. Being the nesting ground for a number of birds, it is also considered to be a bird watcher’s paradise. The park further provides a beautiful view of the hills, valleys, lakes and open spaces. Various school and college picnics are also conducted here.


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