Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Marathi, formerly Victoria Terminus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways in Mumbai, India. The new Railway station was built on the location of the Bori Bunder Station and is the busiest railway station in India, serving as both a terminal for long distance trains and commuter trains of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.
This is one popular tourist attraction in Mumbai to watch the sunset. Many tourists like to spend hours together in this soft sandy beach, relaxing from the dreadful city rush. The beach located on one end of Marine Drive is considered as a holy place, where many Hindu rituals like thread tying events are performed.
In the middle of Mumbai Harbour, 9 km northeast of the Gateway of India, the rock-cut temples on Elephant Island are a spectacle worth crossing the waters for. Home to a labyrinth of cave-temples carved into the basalt rock of the island, the artwork represents some of the most impressive temple carving in all India.
Gateway of India
Gateway of India is an impressive monument constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V & Queen Mary to the then “Bombay” in Dec 1911. It is placed perfectly in South Mumbai & aptly called the Gateway of India. Built as a mammoth arch at a mighty height of 26 meters and has a inner width of 15 meters - its presence is symbolic to the city.
Boat facilities are available in the nearby water front and tourists can enjoy the fantastic boat ride from Gateway of India to Elephanta Island.
The Hanging Gardens, also called as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens built in 1881, are placed at the top of the Malabar Hills in Mumbai. Green bushy plants carved in shapes of animals are the main feature of this park. The best way to end an evening here is by catching a glimpse of the stunning sun set on the horizon of the Arabian Sea.
Bombay High Court is one of the oldest High Courts of India and was inaugurated on 14 August 1862. The architecture of the 171m long and 57m wide building is Gothic Revival and Early English Style.
Jehangir Art Gallery
Jehangir Art Gallery, built in 1952 by Sir Cowasji Jehangir, is one of the most attractive galleries in Mumbai. This is a great specimen of Indian arts and crafts. There is huge rush of artists in this gallery to show one’s works. Many of the artists have to wait a couple of years to exhibit their works in this gallery. The building of the gallery is an enormous beautiful mansion.
Mani Bhavan, also known as Gandhi Museum, is a simple old-style, two storeyed building on Laburnum Road, Mumbai. In this place Gandhi laid the foundation for many independence movements. Amongst others there is a library with the bust of Mahatma Gandhi where people offer their tributes
Marine Drive’s well-maintained pathways is used by the public as a place to relax in the evenings, take a walk with or just sit down and soak in the beauty. Marine Drive is termed as Queen’s necklace, as it glows like a necklace in the night with the streetlights and can be seen from any elevated place in the city.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Mumbai’s landmark Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, built in 1903, is unsurpassed architectural marvel that brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Its structure is striking, with many chandeliers, archways, domes and turrets. The hotel also has a noteworthy collection of art work and artifacts that gives it an eclectic feeling
Prince of Wales Museum
The Prince of Wales Museum, now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), is the main art and history museum in Mumbai. Situated near the Gateway of India, the Museum building has been awarded the ‚2010 UNESCO Asia – Pacific Heritage Award‘ for Cultural Heritage Conservation and its collection comprises approximately 50,000 artefacts.
Hutatma Chowk (Flora Fountain)
Flora Fountain, since 1960 also known as ‚Hutatma Chowk‘, was built in 1864. This area houses India‘s prestigious fountain and is one of the busiest places in the city of Mumbai, with many banks, shops and offices surrounding it. Illuminated at night, the fountain offers a wonderful view to its visitors.