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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Mumbai Located on the edge of the Arabian Sea, Mumbai originally was a fishing village comprising of seven swampy islands when it was acquired by Portuguese in 1534. It came under British crown in 1661 as part of dowry of Catherine of Braganza, when she married Charles II. Mumbai today is city of striking contrasts and a vibrant, confident metropolis that's tangibly high in energy. Here skyscrapers stand next to stately Victorian buildings, noisy traditional bazaars and adjoin glittering new shopping malls. Mumbai is also home to Bollywood, the centre of India's film industry.

PLACES OF INTEREST
Gateway of India - Mumbai Gateway of India
The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911 when Delhi became capital of India. Situated at the Apollo Bunder, the gateway holds greater historical significance. The monument is complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone.
Mani Bhawan - MumbaiMani Bhawan
Mani Bhawan or Gandhi memorialis used to be the Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. It is from this famous house No. 19, called Mani Bhawan Gandhiji was arrested in 1932. This two storied building houses a reference library with over 2000 books, a photo feature on the Mahatma's life, some memorabilia, an old Gandhiji's charkha and a film and recording archive
Prince of Wales Museum - Mumbai Prince of Wales Museum
The Prince of Wales museum Was built in the year 1914, it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes forming an ideal getaway. The museum houses art, sculpture, rare coins, and old firearms and a priceless collection of miniature paintings. This museum is regarded as one of the best museums in the country.
Marine Drive - Mumbai Marine Drive
A stroll down the Marine Drive is definitely one of the best way to discover Mumbai. This winding stretch of road extends from Nariman Point to Malabar Hills.it's also called as Queen's Necklace because of its curvy shape and many street lights with sky scrappers on one side and Arabian sea on other.. JUHU - Nicknamed as the uptown paradise, It is a place that attracts a large number of visitors throughout the yearJuhu beach is attractively studded with five star hotels offering the customers a splendid view of the coast. The beach remains overcrowded on weekends. The general beach activities like camel rides, pony rides, acrobats, performing monkeys and entertainers keep tourists enthralled all the time.
Juhu Beach - MumbaiJuhu
Mumbai Nicknamed as the uptown bourgeois paradise, Juhu Beach is a place that attracts a large number of visitors throughout the year. Characterised by walkers, screaming children and courting couples, the beach covers an area of about 5 kilometres. Juhu beach is attractively studded with many five star hotels offering the customers a splendid view of the coast. The beach remains noticeably crowded on weekends. Moreover, the beach activities like camel rides, pony rides, acrobats, performing monkeys and entertainers will keep you enthralled all the time. Keep away from hawkers.
Hanging Garden - Mumbai Hanging Gardens
The Hanging Gardens was built during the early 1880s over Mumbai's main reservoir at the top of the Malabar HillsIt was built on this location to cover water from contaminating activities of Towers of Silwnce which is nearby. The garden provides lovely sunset views over the Arabian Sea.
Kamla Nehru Park - MumbaiKamla Nehru Park
Kamla Nehru Park, located at the top of Malabar Hills overlooking the Marine Drive, the park houses "Old Woman's Shoe", wonderfully cut hazes and roomy walkaways.
Chowpatty MumbaiChowpatty
Another sandy attraction of Mumbai is the Chowpatty beach in the suburbs of the city. Chowpatty is perhaps the most famous beach of Mumbai, flooded by the usual hustle and bustle of roadside vendors, screaming kids, Ferris wheels, pony rides, wayside astrologers, monkey shows, Moreover, the bhelpuri shops and sometimes the film shoot or a street play also adds to the festive atmosphere of the beach.
Aarey Milk Colony - Mumbai Aarey Milk Colony
One of the most modern milk colonies in the world is Aarey Milk colony of Mumbaiwhich is located at a distance of 32 kms from main Mumbai city. A visit to the observation pavilion here on a hill near the colony's entrance also gives an enchanting view of the surrounding areas. But the main feature of the colony is the 4000 acres of parkland with fine gardens.
Tower of Silence - MumbaiTower of Silence
Mumbai A peculiar site to visit in Mumbai is the Tower of Silence. Mumbai has a large number of Parsi population. The Parsis have the custom of leaving their dead in the open. These particular places are called "Towers of Silence", where the vultures come to eat the dead. For the Parsis, this is regarded as the final act of charity. Mumbai's Towers of Silence, have virtually disappeared today. Only a handful remain that attract a considerable number of tourists every year.
Jain Temple - MumbaiJain Temple
Jain temple of Mumbai Located on the Malabar Hill, it houses frescoes depicting various events in the lives of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras.

General Information

By Air : Mumbai has a domestic as well as an international airport
By Rail : Connected by rail to all major cities
By Road : Connected by road to all major cities
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