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City of dreams, Mumbai

City of Dreams, Mumbai

The wonderful city of Mumbai is often described as ‘the city of dreams’ and ‘the city that never sleeps’. Mumbai is the capital of Maharastra and the economic center of India. As a matter of fact, the city is famous for its diversity. You can find tall skyscrapers as well as slums and shopping malls as well as local bazaars. All co-exist side by side in this city. Furthermore, the city is also famous as the Btown of India as the entire Bollywood is based in this city. The south of Mumbai will introduce you to some of the heritage of the city. Finally, the city also features religious sites like Siddhi Vinayak Mandir, Mount Mary Church, and the Haji Ali Dargah, The city is also famous for its nightlife, you can visit bars, casinos, and clubs.

Things to visit in Mumbai: 

  • Marine Drive: 

This exotic 3km long arch shaped road starts from the North of Nariman point and ends at the popular Chowpatty beach. It is the best place to witness a sunset in Mumbai. Furthermore, people also call it the Queen’s necklace for its shape. People often come here for a walk in the evening for the most delightful experience. You can also find some food joint in points of the drive. Marine Drive is the most romantic spot in the entire city with its skyline and starry sky.

  • Essel world and water kingdom: 

Located 47km away from the city center, Essel world features exciting attractions and rides.Being Asia’s largest theme water park it is a perfect destination to have some fun in the summer holidays.The water part is both kids and family friendly with a variety of rides to enjoy. Rides like What-a-coaster, Elephant Safari, and Serpent Safari are the best rides to enjoy.

  • Gateway of India: 

Located at the Apollo Bunder Waterfront and built in 1924. The Gateway of India is a popular tourist hub in the city. As a matter of fact, people also call it ‘Mumbai’s Taj Mahal’. There is an influence of  Indian, Arabic and Western architecture upon the structure of the monument. In addition, yellow basalt and solid concrete have been used in the construction. You must experience the spectacular view of the Gateway of India from the sea.

  • Haji Ali Dargah: 

Located at the backdrop of a beautiful view of the Arabian sea. Haji Ali Dargah was built in 1431 in the memory of a Muslim trader. The structure of Haji Ali Dargah is made of glass and it is a brilliant blend of the Indo-Islamic architecture. Furthermore, the main hall has marble pillars with mirror work engraved on them. You can also see the Arabic pattern on the walls. However, the Dargah gets completely submerged during the high tide. And it makes the dargah entirely inaccessible. Moreover, famous Bollywood stars often visit this dargah for blessings.

  • Siddhivinayak Temple:

Located in Prabhadevi. The Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the richest temples in Mumbai. As a matter of fact, the temple remains flocked by a large number of visitors every day. It was built by Laxman Vithi and Deubai Patil in 1801. Accordingly, the temple is completely dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The interiors are full of carved images of Lord Ganesha. However, the temple gained popularity only after 1975, as the number of devotees increased dramatically. Furthermore, many film stars and celebrities are often spotted inside the temple for blessings.

  • Elephanta Caves: 

Located on Elephant island, 10km away from the city center. The Elephanta cave is a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site. And the caves features rock-cut art and architecture from medieval India. You can easily spot the caves sculpted with beautiful inscriptions. However, there are two groups of caves. First, a large collection of five Hindu caves. Second, a small collection of two Buddhist caves. You can witness sculptures depicting Lord Shiva in the Hindu Caves. Elephanta Caves are widely believed to date back to the 5th and 8th centuries. In conclusion, we can say that these caves are the hallmark of art. You will have great fun in discovering these caves.

  • Victoria Terminus:

It is the modern railway station of Mumbai. Constructed in 1888, a great example of the Victorian-Gothic style of architecture. Victoria Terminus is one of the most famous landmarks representing the pre-independence British India. Furthermore, it is also a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. You can also spot some influence of Mughal architecture in the structure of Victoria Terminus. Presently, it represents the British Commonwealth.

  • Juhu Beach: 

Located near Andheri. Unarguably Juhu beach is the most popular beach in Mumbai. It features beauty and serenity at the same time. Which makes Juhu beach the most desired film shooting location. Furthermore, the beach border to the residency of the rick Bollywood stars and celebrities. If you are lucky then you can spot them walking or jogging on the shores of Juhu beach. You can also witness the spectacular sunset in the evening with the cool Ocean breeze.

  • Film City: 

The Indian film industry is one of the largest in the world. And this film city plays a crucial part in that. People often regard film city as the home of the Bollywood. Accordingly, the place is humongous with over 1000 sets. It remains the major shooting location for the Hindi film Industry. Presently, the film city has grown to be the best film studios in the entire nation. The film city is well equipped with all the essential equipment and world class facilities required in film production. You will get a very good idea about how movies work.

  • Hanging Gardens: 

A terrace garden built in 1880 and renovated in 1921. Hanging Garden is dedicated to Pherozesha Mehta, a former barrister. The garden features impeccable animal shaped hedges. In addition, you can also witness lust green vegetation along with a breathtaking view of the Arabian sea. Furthermore, the hanging garden also provides fresh drinking water to the local habitats of the place. The beautiful flower clock tower further adds charm to the garden. Moreover, the Hanging is a good place for early morning jogs and yoga. It remains a perfect gateway from the hustle bustle of the city life, peace lovers will surely enjoy this place.

 

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