MUMBAI

MUMBAI

Mumbai earlier called Bombay is one of the major metropolitan cities of our country. Being the capital of Maharashtra it is proudly called the “Financial Capital” of India. It is a hub of major business activities. Located on the Salsette Island, its name is derived from the goddess of the Koli fisher folk called Mumbadevi. It houses magnificent and lofty structures and also has a pretty natural harbour. This ultra-modern city remains active 24/7 with its big shopping malls, discotheques, restaurants, night parties etc. It is the proud owner of the popular Hindi Film Industry called the “BollyWood”. The lip-smacking chats like Vada pao, Pani and Bhel Puri sold on the streets are the prime attractions of Mumbai. Mumbai being one of the highly populated cities, provides shelter to people belonging to all religions and castes without any discrimination. The city’s cultural diversity is reflected through its museums, theatres and art galleries. The never-ending Arabian sea

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Gateway of India

Gateway of India

The Gateway of India is a monument built during the British Rule in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in Western India . It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The structure is a basalt arch, 26 metres (85 feet) high. It lies at the end of Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg at the water's edge in Mumbai Harbour. It was a crude jetty used by the fishing community which was later renovated and used as a landing place for British governors and other prominent people. In earlier times, it would have been the first structure that visitors arriving by boat in Mumbai would have seen. The Gateway has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, and is the city's top tourist attraction

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Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves (natively known as Gharapurichi Leni) are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the Lord Shiva.[1][2] The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries, although the identity of the original builders is still a subject of debate. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. All the caves were also originally painted in the past, but now only traces remain. The main cave (Cave 1, or the Great Cave) was a Hindu place of worship until Portuguese rule began in 1534, after whi

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an historic railway station in Mumbai Maharashtra, India which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. Designed by Frederick William Stevens with influences from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings, the station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The new railway station was built on the location of the Bori Bunder Station[3] and is one of the busiest railway stations in India,[4] serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway. The station's name was changed to its present one in March 1996 and it is now known simply as CST (or CSTM).

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Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah

The Shrine was built in the year 1431. Located in the heart of Worli, Haji Ali Shrine reflects the Indian Muslim architecture. The 85 feet tall structure is located in 4500 meters area of land. The Shrine is constructed with marble that matches the marbles used in the construction of Taj Mahal. The pillars of the Shrine are artistic and the mirror work in the monument is stunning. The stupendous architecture of the Haji Ali Shrine attracts people of various religions and beliefs. Image credits

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Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium was constructed in the year 1977. There is an art gallery inside the planetarium along with a library, cultural center and restaurant. Nehru Auditorium inside the planetarium has a seating capacity of nearly 1000 people. The auditorium is the venue for various concerts, dance performances and plays. The planetarium attracts astronomers and the future astronomers alike. Children love this place as they can engage themselves in various science related activities. Arrangements for viewing solar system, meteoroids showers and eclipses are made here. A place worth the visit if you are keen to know more about the world you live in.

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Flora Fountain

Flora Fountain

Flora fountain was constructed in the year 1864 and named after Roman Goddess Flora. A beautiful statue of Flora, the Roman Goddess is seen at the top. The fountain is situated in a beautiful park. It is one of the Heritage structures of India. The other heritage constructions around Flora Fountain are Gateway of India, Central Telegraph Office, Bombay High Court and a lot more. If you were to visit Flora fountain do not miss visiting the place in the evening to see the beautifully lit fountain

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Marine Drive

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is in the heart of Mumbai and hence you can have easy access to it from anywhere in Mumbai. It is 3km long and it borders Arabian Sea forming a bay. The stretch is ‘C’ shaped that links Nariman Point and Babulnath. The place offers spectacular view of sunset. Tourists are attracted to Marine Drive where they could stroll in the walkway and experience the cool breeze. Marine Drive is also called as ‘Queen’s necklace

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Bandra Talao

Bandra Talao

Also known as Bandra Lake, it is situated in Bandra, Built over 200 years ago, the lake is declared a Heritage area. You can find a small aquarium and musical fountains. Light shows are conducted here. You could go boating on the lake and relax here to view the birds and the wildlife.

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Shree Siddhivinayak temple

Shree Siddhivinayak temple

The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra.[1] It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on November 19, 1801.It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai.[2] The temple has a small mandap (hall) with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak ("Ganesha who grants your wish"). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra). The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the periphery, there is a Hanuman temple as well.

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bandra-worli sea link

bandra-worli sea link

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts on either side that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai.[1] The bridge is a part of the proposed Western Freeway that will link the Western Suburbs to Nariman Point in Mumbai's main business district. The ₹16 billion (US$250 million) bridge was commissioned by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), and built by the Hindustan Construction Company. The first four of the eight lanes of the bridge were opened to the public on 30 June 2009.[9] All eight lanes were opened on 24 March 2010. The sea-link reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli during peak hours from 60–90 minutes to 20–30 minutes.[10] As of October 2009, BWSL had an average daily traffic of around 37,500 vehicles

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iskcon temple- mumbai

iskcon temple- mumbai

ISKCON temple, Mumbai officially known as Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari ji Temple is a temple in Juhu area in Mumbai in India. It is set upon four acres of land and a stone throw away from Juhu Beach. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON (also known as the Hare Krishna Movement) inspired the construction of one of India’s most beautiful temple of Lord Krishna in Mumbai. The presiding Deities at the temple, Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari and Sri Sri Sita Rama Laxman Hanuman were personally installed by the founder of ISKCON.[1] The temple is visited by thousands of people and devotees during festive occasions

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mount mary church

mount mary church

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Bandra, Mumbai. The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated here on the first Sunday after 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary. The feast is followed by a week-long celebration known locally as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people

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mahalakshmi temple

mahalakshmi temple

Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi area. It is dedicated to Mahalakshmi the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam. The temple was built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji (1760–1846), a Hindu merchant

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