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has a large list of must visit places.
The Gateway of India was built in 1919
and opened to public in 1924. The ceremonial
arch was built in 1927 to commemorate
the visit of King George V and Queen
Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911. Historically,
the gateway holds greater significance
as the last of the British troops left
Independent India by sea, marched through
its portals. It is situated on the Apollo
kilometers by sea from Gateway of India,
a ferry ride across the harbor takes
one to the Elephanta Island. A Shiva
temple on the island is a fine example
of excellence in artisanship in rock-cut
in 1914, the Prince of Wales Museum
is surrounded by a beautiful landscape
forming an ideal getaway from the bustle
and hurry of the city. One of the best
museums in the country, it is a treasure
house of art, sculpture, china, rare
coins, and old firearms. It also had
priceless collection of miniature paintings.
on a busy five-point intersection in
the heart of the commercial fort area,
the Flora Fountain was erected in the
memory of Governor, Henry Bartle Edward
Ali's Tomb is a mausoleum built in the
memory of Haji Ali, a Muslim saint who
was drowned while on pilgrimage to Mecca.
It is accessible by a narrow causeway.
the Marine Drive are the beautiful Kamala
Nehru Park and the Hanging Gardens.
Shivaji Terminus is an imposing structure
formerly known as Victoria Terminus.
It was built in 1888, designed by Frederick
William Stevenson. The entire façade
is covered by sculpture of animals and
visit to Mumbai is complete without
a foray into the bazaars of Kalbadevi
and Bhuleshwar, north of Crawford market.
Highlights include Mangaldas Market,
Zaveri Bazaar, and Chor Bazaar. The
Jama Masjid and Mumbadevi Temple are
also worth visiting.
Nehru Planetarium and the Nehru Science
Center are located at Worli. Both are
extremely popular not only with the
children but also adults. Audiovisual
shows are held here.
Marine Drive is a winding stretch of
road from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill
with tall buildings on one side. This
sweeping Queen's Necklace, flickering
with a thousand lights at night, turns
into the main thoroughfare linking Malabar
Hill-and the northern parts of the island-to
the southernmost points of Colaba, Cuffe
Parade, Nariman Point, and Fort.
other places of interest are Taraporewala
Aquarium, ISKCON temple, amusement parks
like Essel World and Fantasy Land, beaches
like Madh Island, Manori, Versova, Goral,
Marue, and Juhu.