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Mumbai is a fascinating city, a compact mix of the traditional and the modern. A lively and varied place, this waterfront city, also the capital of Maharashtra, boasts a vibrant and cosmopolitan identity. Few cities in the world leave the tourists with such vivid impressions, whether it’s the glitz and glamour of ‘Bollywood’, the spectacular array of Victorian buildings of the British Raj, the seaside rendezvous on the Juhu Beach, or the maze of alleyways and atmospheric streets of Mumbai.
For many tourists, however, its world-class museums and galleries – notably the superb Prince of Wales Museum, with its collection of the antiquities, – are reason enough to visit.
This blend of old and new worlds makes for a fascinating exploration of the city’s streets. An orientation of Mumbai is best begun from the Gateway of India, the most famous colonial landmark While Mumbai itself could take a lifetime to explore, it’s also ideal as a base for visiting beautiful rock-cut Shiva temple on Elephanta Island – a short trip by launch across the harbor offering some respite from the frenetic activity of the city.
Sights to See
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus in Mumbai, is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, now in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is the westernmost end point of the Central Railways of India.
Prince of Wales Museum
One of Mumbai’s finest example of Victorian architecture, the buiding was built to commemorate King George V’s visit to Mumbai (while still Prince of Wales). Designed by George Wittet and completed in 1923, it is undoubtedly one of India’s finest museums and houses treasures, artefacts, paintings and sculpture from the many periods covering India’s history, including the Indus Valley Civilization.
Gateway of India
Mumbai’s most striking monument, it was also designed by George Wittet. It has an imposing gateway arch in the Indo-Saracenic style with Gujarati and Islamic elements such as wooden carvings. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. This area is also the departing point for ferries plying to Elephanta Island and other beaches across the port. Behind it is the beautiful old (and new) structure of the Taj Mahal Hotel.
Global Vipassana Pagoda
A peaceful haven for meditators, Global Vipassana Pagoda is the world’s largest pillar- less dome with a capacity to seat 8,000 peoples. In it are also enshrined Buddha’s genuine relics, thus becoming the first such pagoda in India after King Ashoka’s era.
The Pagoda radiates peace and harmony and encourages one and all to learn Vipassana to transform oneself into a peaceful, powerful and pure person, based on the experience of millions around the world.
Jehangir Art Gallery
Adjacent to the Prince of Wales Museum, this gallery is the showcase for contemporary art. The displays change regularly. Outside is the Artist’s Plaza with more paintings on display and sale.
National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)
This is the former Cowasji Jehangir Hall, of the Institute of Science. It has been renovated to serve as a four-storey exhibition hall, displaying the best of Indian contemporary art. Open daily except Monday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach
Chowpatty Beach is a teeming mass of people, vendors, masseurs and roadside restaurants with its specialties being bhelpuri and kulfi. Across the Chowpatty Beach area is the Taraporewala Aquarium. Marine Drive is also referred to as the Queen’s Necklace because of the dramatic line of street lamps lit up at night.
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market (Crawford Market)
A busy market area, this is best visited early on in the day. The fruits and vegetable section offers the best of produce. Depending on when you visit, the fruits of the season are always a good buy.
Haji Ali Mosque
Haji Ali Shrine Further along the seashore, at the end of a long pathway surrounded by seawater is the shrine dedicated to Haji Ali, a Muslim saint. Access is only at low tide via the pathway.
The Flora Fountain stands on the site of the old church gate of the Bombay Fort, now a major crossroad named Hutatma Chowk. It was erected to honor Sir Bartle Frere, a former governor of Bombay and named after the Greek goddess Flora.
This simple and charming museum was where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. Gandhi’s room and belongings including his books are on display. Mani Bhavan is situated on Laburnam Road, near the August Kranti Maidan, where the ‘Quit India’ movement was launched in 1942. Open daily from 9.30 am to 6 pm
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Located in the Prabha Devi area of Mumbai, this popular temple dedicated to Ganesh was rebuilt on the site of a 200-year old temple. Built of black stone, the idol of Ganesh is two and a half feet in height and two feet in width. An unusual feature of the statue is that the trunk turns to the right, not often found on Ganesh idols. Tuesday is the main day of darshan and puja, but this temple is frequented by hundreds of devotees every day.
This suburban beach is great favorite with Mumbaites, and has plenty to offer everyone. Like Marine Drive’s Chowpatty, Juhu ‘Chowpatty’ is a vendor’s delight with innumerable food counters. It is a wonderful place to bring kids, as it doubles up as an amusement park, play ground, and open-air restaurant. An unusual sight at this beach is the camel ride, which is both fun and popular.
Elephanta Caves (9 Km)
Across the Mumbai Harbor, lie the seventh-century rock-cut temples of Elephanta. Once known as Gharapuri, or the Fortress City, the caves are now designated as a World Heritage Site and visited by hundreds of tourists. The Portuguese renamed this island Elephanta after a large stone elephant found near the shore ( the elephant sculpture collapsed in 1814, when the British relocated it to the Victoria Gardens now Mumbai’s zoo, where it still stands).
Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Kanheri Caves
Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Kanheri Caves 104 sq. km of green hills and forests, this protected area lies near the northern suburb of Borivali. In fact the park was formerly known as the Borivali National Park. There is a Lion Safari Park 500 m inside the entrance and safari rides run daily except Monday from 9 am to 5 pm.The park is also well known for the 109 Kanheri Caves, built between the 2nd and 9th centuries as viharas(monasteries) and chaityas(prayer halls).
Marve, Manori and Gorai (40 km)
North of Mumbai and away from its bustling crowds and pollution are these three beaches that have become popular havens for city’s beleaguered fun lovers. Marve, the closest and the quietest is a lovely little fishing village. There are some beautiful bungalows and up-scale homes belonging to the city’s wealthy used mainly as weekend getaways. Low hills along the beach offer you extraordinary views of sunrise and sunset. Gorai and Manori, a little further away, are more crowded with revellers and are famous for all night beach parties.
Bassein (77 Km)
Bassein Fort, now in ruins, was a thriving fortified city from 1534 to 1739 under the Portuguese when it was sacked by the Marathas. The ruins of the Portuguese Fort still stand almost hidden by brushwood and palm groves. Some of the walls and churches can still be seen. About 10 km to the north-west lies Nalasopara village, the capital of the Konkan region from 1500 BC to AD 1300. Many Buddhist relics were discovered here. Nalasopara is believed to have been the birthplace of the Buddha in a previous life. To the north, is the Agar of Agashi and to the south is the Agar of Bassein. An hour drive from Bassein station is the Vajreshwari Temple and Akoli Hot Springs. Also easily accessible is Ganeshpuri with the Sadguru Nityanand Maharaj Samadhi Mandir, the Bhimeshwar Temple and other ashrams.
Matheran (131 km)
Set in the midst of a stunning landscape on the Western Ghats at an altitude of around 800 m, the place is an eco-sensitive region. With 38 designated look-out points and miles of quiet walks here, Matheran attracts tourists of all stripes. A trip to this charming hill station from Neral on the mountain train provides one of the most scenic train journeys in India.
Lonavala & Khandala (101 km)
Located in the western ranges of the Sahyadris, the twin hill resorts of Lonavala and Khandala stand at the top of any tourist’s list. Set in the midst of a dramatic landscape comprising verdant mountains and waterfalls these popular hill stations will surely captivate you.
Alibag (108 km )
A natural abode for travellers, Alibag is a small seaside town on the Konkan coast. Serving as the headquarters of the Raigad district, it is used as convenient base for visiting Kihim and Nagaon beaches and also the Kolaba Fort, a marine fort which is approachable only during low tide. You can enjoy leisurely walks, exploring the different attractions of the place. Magen Aboth Synagogue is one of the highlights of Alibag.
Murud (165 km)
Formerly the capital town of the Sidis of Janjira, Murud is today popular for its alluring beach and an ancient sea fort – the Janjira Fort. Roha (68 Km) on the Konkan Railway is the nearest railhead. One of the most impregnable forts, the 300 year old Janjira Fort is accessible via Rajpuri (3 km) from where boat services are available.
Karnala Fort & Bird Sanctuary (61 km)
12 km from Panvel, on the Mumbai-Pune Highway, Karnala is a birdwatchers’ paradise offering a sight of variety of bird species. About 150 species of birds have been spotted here, 30 of which are migratory.
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