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the commercial capital of the country, is one of the four metropolitan
cities. It is located on the western coast of India and is the capital of
the state of Maharashtra. People from all over the world visit this
glamourous city which is packed with fun, entertainment, sightseeing,
business opportunities and much more. Mumbai is a unique city which never
sleeps; there are traffic jams at 3 am, discotheques are opened all night
and partying all night is a part of the lifestyle. Besides these, the city
offers bustling beaches, great market places, growing multiplexes, revered
temples and much more so come and fall in love with the city of dreams.
» Sightseeing :
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Mumbai is home to numerous
tourist attractions. This mega city has several monuments, parks, gardens,
amusement parks, beaches, lakes, places of worship and nightclubs for the
tourists to visit.
» Shopping :
In the commercial capital of India,
everything from a pin to a luxurious car is easily available. The markets of
Mumbai also have interesting names like Chor Bazaar, Mutton Street and
Zaveri market. The Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market or Crawford Market is famous
for its fresh fruits and vegetables.
» Eating Out :
There are a variety of delicacies
exclusive to Mumbai. Some of the popular restaurants of the city are Cream
Centre, Garden Court Restaurant, On Toes Pub, Samrat Caterers, Spicy Meal
and Viva Paschim. Juhu beach is one most ideal place to relish the local
snacks of Mumbai during the evening time.
» Gateway of India :
Built way back in 1911,
the Gateway of India has become synonymous with Mumbai. It was built to
commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar.
It is said that without visiting the Gateway of India, a visit to Mumbai
remains incomplete. National Gallery of Modern Art: The four storied
National Gallery displays some of the best of Indian contemporary art. It
remains open daily from 10 A.M to 5 P.M.
» Victoria Terminus :
This is one of the city's
largest buildings. This Italian gothic style structure is the terminus
station of Central Railway. The elaborate architecture of this terminus is
» Siddhivinayak Temple :
The popular Siddhivinayak
temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. The temple is built of black stone and
the idol of Ganesh is two and a half feet tall. Normally, the trunk of Lord
Ganesh is shown turning to left but it is to the right in this temple. The
temple is thronged by devotees on a daily basis.
» Juhu Beach :
One of India's best known beaches,
the suburban beach is a popular hangout of Mumbai's people. The Juhu
'Chowpatty' is lined up with numerous food stalls. A surprise attraction of
the beach is camel ride which is great fun among tourists.Mumbai receives
large number of people all throughout the year who come to the glamour city
for a variety of reasons.
» Prince Charles Museum :
Built in the
Indo-Saracenic style of architecture to honour king George V's visit to
India, the Prince Charles Museum has 3 main sections: Art , Archeology , &
Natural History. It has a fine collection of Chinese Jade pieces, oil
paintings & miniature paintings.
» Rajabai Clock Tower :
The Rajabai Clock tower is
situated at the gardens of Mumbai university building. Consisting of 5
extensively decorated storeys, the tower is 280 ft. in height and offers a
panoramic view of the city. From the ground are about eight other statues
depicting various Indian castes.
» Marine Drive :
Also known as the Queen's Necklace
for the shimmering of its thousand lights at night. This is a main
thoroughfare linking Malabar Hill and the northern parts of the island to
the southernmost points of Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point and Fort.
you are in Mumbai and have spare time, then, there are some of the most
charming spots around the city to add a tinge of excitement to your visit.
To begin with there are Elephanta caves only 9 km by sea from the gateway of
India. Then we have karla caves and Kanheri caves both built by the Buddhist
monks and famous for their unique architecture. Matheran is the nearest hill
station and should not be missed. You can also visit Lonavala, a small hill
resort, only 120 km from Mumbai.