What to See in Mumbai (India)
According to Businesscarriers.com, Mumbai (Bombay) is the capital of the state of Maharashtrayu. It is located on the western coast of Inlia and is the country’s largest metropolitan area. Compared to other coastal cities in India, Bombay is a fairly young city. Its population now stands at 15 million and is growing rapidly. It is one of the largest ports in India. Bombay is the industrial, economic, commercial and financial center of India.
This area is one of the main tourist centers of the city. There is a port and many hotels, restaurants and shops.
Opposite Colaba is the territory of the former Fort. Here, colonial buildings are of interest, such as the Main Post Office, port facilities, station buildings and other buildings.
“Gateway of India”.
This is the name of the triumphal arch, set on the site where passengers arriving on ships to Bombay used to land. The Gateway to India arch was laid during the visit of the English King George V and Queen Mary in 1911 and opened in 1924. It was through this gate that British troops left India when it became independent.
Museum of the Prince of Wales.
To the right of Colaba is a massive building. This is the Prince of Wales Museum, named after the visit of King George V in 1905, when he was still the Prince of Wales. There are exhibits on art, history, ethnography, archeology; the richest collection of jewelry, small arms, sculptures, coins, porcelain and miniature paintings is presented.
The Jahangir Art Gallery is closely adjacent to the Prince of Wales Museum. There is no permanent exhibition in the gallery, and various art exhibitions are regularly held there. Bombay’s old business district.
This area is interesting for buildings of colonial times. Many have survived from the early 19th century. Among the buildings there is even an Armenian church. Two centers can be distinguished in this old quarter. On one side it is Flora Fountain, and closer to the port – Horniman Circle. Here is the building of the old municipality, which now houses the Asian Community. The building of the old Mint, built in 1928, next door is the customs building built in 1720.
This embankment, located on the opposite side of the island from the port, is considered the best place for walking in Bombay. The Teraporewala Aquarium, built in 1961, is located here. Here is the best collection of marine fauna and flora in India.
Marine Drive gradually climbs the Malabar Hill. The richest people live in this area of Bombay. Here is the building of the former residence of British government offices (Raj Bhavan), which is now the residence of the state governor. The top of the hill is a huge water reservoir, which serves to supply the southern part of the city. The Ferozshah Mehta Gardens, better known as the Hanging Gardens, are built on its roof.
Park named after Kamala Nehru.
This popular holiday destination, named after the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru, is located opposite the Hanging Gardens. Built in 1952, the park contains many features to keep kids entertained.
“Towers of Silence”
They are located next to the “hanging gardens”. They are densely covered with foliage of trees and belong to the Parsis (natives of Persia), followers of the religion of Zoroastrianism. These towers were built for the burial rite.
This is a fairly well-known Hindu temple, located at the foot of the Malabar Hill, dedicated to the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Mosque of Haji Ali.
This mosque was built in the waters of the Arabian Sea and is a mausoleum at the site of the death of the Muslim saint, whose name it is named after. You can get to it only at low tide along a long isthmus.
Statue of Chattrapati Shivaji.
This grandiose building, built in 1888, was previously known as the Victory Memorial.
In addition, the Nehru Planetarium, the Bombay Zoo, the Museum of the History of Bombay, and the University of Bombay are interesting to visit, the clock on the tower of which resembles Big Ben.
Its bazaars can also be attributed to the unique sights of the city. Locally “Chor Bazaar” is a typical oriental bazaar. Initially, it was a place for buying and selling stolen goods, and now you can buy antiques, wood, metal, leather, and bone products here.
The largest bazaar in Bombay is the Crawford Market, located in the city center. The famous writer Rudyard Kipling liked to walk here as a child.
In addition to Bombay itself, its immediate suburbs are also of interest.
North of Santa Cruz Airport is the Krishnagiri Upavan National Park. One of the most interesting places in this park is the hill in its center, where the Kanheri caves are located, created in the 2nd-9th centuries AD.