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THE MUMBAI GUIDE

I.GATEWAY OF INDIA

Situated at Apollo Bunder is the Gateway of India. It’s height is approximately 26 meters. This Trimphal archway was designed by George Wikket During the 16th Century. The beautiful gateway was Built to commemorate the visit of king Geogre V And Queen Mary to India in 1911. The Cryptomoresque Archway welcomed numerous viceroys, Governors and top civil servants as they disembarked by launch from their P O steamers.

Nearest Railway Station C. S.T.(C.Rly)+Bus No.1/6/8

II. ELEPHANTA CAVES
The Elephanta Island is also known as Gharapuri. It is situated about 10 kms from Gateway of India.
It is just an hour away from gateway of India by boat. The attractive rock cut temple on the islanddates back to the Seventh Century. The highlight of this beautiful place is the magnificent 18 feet high, three headed bust of Shiva.

Nearest Railway Station C.S.T. (C.RLY) + Bus No.6/7/8 + Ferry from gateway of India.

III.JEHANGIR ART GALLARY
This treasury of arts by great Indian artists is situated at the corner of the prince of Wales Museum, Kalaghoda. It is the best known art gallery in Mumbai which exhibits works of various Indian artists.

Timing 11.00 Hrs-19.00 hrs Tel.2843989
Nearest railway station- C. S.T. (C. Rly)+ Bus No. 6/1/8

IV. PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM
This famous structure is built in the Indo-saracenic Style by Wikket in honour of King George V, when he visited India. It was he who had laid the Foundation stone in 1905. The attractive museum has three main sections Art, Archaelogy and Natural History. It is filled with fine collection of Chinese Jade pieces, oil painting and miniature painting. One should not miss a miniature model of the Parsi Tower of silence, as admission to the actual tower Is not available to non-Parsi.

Timing 1015 Hrs –180 Hrs (Monday Closed) Tel no.2844519, 2844484
Nearest Railway Station: C.S.T. (C.Rly) + Bus no.1/6/8.

V.RAJABAICLOCK TOWER
This attractive tower is situated in the gardens of the Mumbai University. This 280 feet tower gives the fine view of the city. The top of the cuppola is ornamented with 16 statues and is about 30 feet from the ground.

Timings: 1100hrs-1700hrs
Nearest railway station –Churchgate (W. Rly)+ Taxi.

VI. MUMBAI HIGH COURT.
This attractive building was build in 1878 in the Early English Gothic Style. The attractive structure is 54.2 meters tall and is decorated by statues Representing justice and mercy.

VII. JIJAMATA UDYAN-ZOO (Rani Baug)
The zoo is situated at Byculla on the central side Mumbai. It was originally known as named as Jijamata and is popularly known as Ranibaugh

Timing – 8 hrs to 18 hrs (Wednesday closed) Tel no:-3725799
Nearest railway Station – Byculla (C.Rly)Walkable Distance.

VIII. FLORA FOUNTAIN.
Now known as Hutatama Chowk, this is a beautiful structure in the commercial heart of Mumbai. Many important banks and offices are situated here. This name is given to the place to commemorate those who died in the formation in the state of Maharastra .

Nearest to railway Station- Churchgate (W.Rly).

IX.ASIATIC LIBRARY
This beautiful library is situated at Horniman Circle. The Image of various governors of Mumbai can be seen on the first floor of the library.

Nearest Railway Station – CST + Bus No.108

X.NEHRU SCIENCE CENTRE.
It has an attractive childrens’ section and Of course The Nehru Science Museum with sound and light Gallery. The highlight of this place are the Antique exhibits like the Railway engine and the Tram Car.

Nearest Railway Station – Mahalakshmi (W.Rly) + Taxi.

XI. NEHRU POINT
For many companies this is best business Important business establishments, National and International banks, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and the Vidhan Sabha.

Nearest Railway Station – Churchgate (W.Rly) + share a cab/special buses.

XII. CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINUS.
Formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station. It is one of the largest building in the Italian Gothic Style designed by F.W Steven. A beautiful statue Of Queen Victoria and the clock which is 3.19 mtrs In diameters, are a part of the complex. It is the Terminus station of the Central Railway which is used by over half a million commuters per day. It is a must for all tourists to see this beautiful building.

XIII N.C.P.A.
The National Centre for Performing Arts is next To the Oberoi Hotel – Nariman Point. The complex includes the Tata Theatre which is the venue for Performances by artistic of national and international Fame.
Tel No. 2833838/2833737

Nearest Railway Station – Churchgate (W.Rly) + share a cab / special buses.

XV. HANGING GARDENS
These gardens are on the Malabar Hills Situated on the city can be seen from the kamala Nehru Park which was built in 1952. The added attractions of the gardens are the old Womans Shoe and the Musical Fountain.

Nearest Railway Station – Charni Road (W.Rly)+ bus no.108.

XV. SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE.
The ultimate destination of thousand of devotees On a Tuesday is the Siddhivinayak Temple. Even the never ending long hours of wait do not Discourage them from seeking the blessing of lord Ganesha This beautiful Temple of Siddhivinayak is Situated at Prabhadevi.

Nearest Railway Station – Dadar (W.Rly)+ bus no.165/172/151.

 XVI HAJI ALI
Haji Ali Mausoleum , the tomb a Muslim Saint, Has a dramatic offshore location, Opposite the Mahalakshmi Racecourse. During high tide, the Connecting causeway is submerged in water giving The impression that the mosque and tomb are Floating out at sea in splendid isolation. It can be visited only at low tide.

Nearest Railway Station – Mahalaxmi ( W.Rly)+ bus no.124.

XVII. MOUNT MARY CHURCH
It is one of the most prominent and splendid Churches in Mumbai. A week-long fair which is Popularly known as Bandra fair is held in the Month of MOTHER MARY (8th September) lakhs of people of all faith throng this place to seek the blessing of Mother Mary.

Nearest Railway Station – Bandra (W.Rly)+ bus no.211

XVIII.MAHALAXMI TEMPLE
The Goddess of wealth reside in this temple. Thousand of devotees from all over the country throng for blessing for prosperity.

Nearest Station – Mahalaxmi (W. Rly) + Bus No.165

XIX. NEHRU PLANETARIUM
The Goddess of wealth reside in this temple. Thousand of devotees from all over the country Throng for blessing .
(Monday Closed) Tel no.4920510

Nearest Railway Station – Mahalaxmi (W.Rly)+ taxi.

XX.ISKCON
It is more popularly known as Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple and is situated at Juhu. A holy Place of worship, Mediation and Spiritual Knowledge .It advocates the Principle of Bhagwat Gita as taught by Lord Krishna .

Tel no. 6200248/6206860.
Nearest Railway Station – Vile Parle (W.Rly)+ Rickshaw

XXI.MARINE DRIVE.
The "Queen’s Necklace" is the main attractive for many tourists. This because the road glitters with Street light and resembles a glowing pearl string. Marine Drive Starts from Malabar Hill to end at The elite business centre of Nariman Point..

Nearest Railway Station – Marine Lines (W.Rly)+ Bus no. 108/123.

XXII.THE BEACHES
Mumbai can boast of many beaches. Some of the Beautiful beaches are the Gorai, Madh and Manori beaches, Chowpatty beach is one of the most Popular beaches in mumbai. It also has a religious Importance since the idol of lord Ganesha is Brought to this place on the idol of lord Ganesha Is brought to this place on the last day of the Ganpati Festival for immersion. Mumbai beaches are the ultimate Destination for tourists looking for fun. Peace and a quiet evening.

XXIII. SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK
The famous kanheri caves by Buddhist Monks in the II century A.D. are located here.This park is situated off the Western Express Highway near Borivali. The main highlight of the Park is lots of greenery, wild animals and of course the funfilled mini train ride

Timing 900 hrs –1900 hrs
Nearest Railway Station – Borivali (W.Rly)+ Rickshaw.


Conducted Tours in Deluxe buses are available to nearby spots of interest. For details Contact:

MAHARASTRA TOURISM GOVT OF INDIA OFFICE

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED
Tours division, opp LIC building, Madam Cama road
Timing : 0830 hrs-1800 hrs (mon-fri)
Mumbai-400020
Tel:203 3144/203 3145 Fax:2014496
Except Sundays, Saturday & public holidays.
Tel: 2026713/2027762
Time : 0800 hrs-2000 hrs Holiday : 0830 hrs-1400 hrs.
Railway Tourist Guide : Tel No.203 8016
Airport Tourist Counters
International Airport Tel : 832 5331/836 6700 Ext:3253, 3608  Open Round the Clock
Domestic AirportTel : 6149200/6116466 Ext : 354

STATE GOVERNMENT TOURIST OFFICES

Tourist Information Center, Govt. Of Goa Tel 3086288
Uttar Pradesh State Tourism Devp Tel 2185458
Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd. Tel 2024925
Rajasthan Govt Tourism Office  Tel 2074162
Jammu & Kashmir Govt Tourist Office Tel 2189040
Govt of Kerala Tourist Office Tel 206713
Himachal pradesh Tourism Devp. Corp Tel 2181123
Garwal Mandal Vikas Nigam ltd. Tel 2843197
Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Devp. Corp. Tel 2187603
Delhi Tourism Devp. Corp. Tel 2856736.

 

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