Gateway of India
Gateway of India is regarded to be the starting point for most tourists
who want to travel around the Mumbai city. This 26m-high structure has
four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt
stone. Mumbaites, as well as the foreign tourists come down to this
place in the evening and take a cool rest from day's exhausting work
Marine Drive is the place where Mumbaites hang out to cool down a while
from the steamy hurried and busied life. As street lamps orderly line up
on the edge of the beach, it is also known as called Queen's Necklace.
Several Hindu religious ceremonies are taking place at Chowpatty like
annual thread-tying ceremony, nariel-purnima and Ganesh Chaturthi
immersions. Stalls on the beach, selling Bhelpuri, Kulfi and Paan make
the chowpatty zesty.
Juhu is one of the most popular and posh beaches of India. This fizzing
beach on the shores of Arabian Sea is the place where one can find the
bungalows of Bollywood stars. Tourists can enjoy horse and donkey rides,
dancing monkeys, acrobats, cricket matches, toy sellers etc. here.
Essel World offers over 40 exciting rides, games, and attractions. The
Water Kingdom is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia. It is a
perfect destination for a one-day holiday.
It has Gandhian literature, photographic exhibits, framed letters and
3-D tableaux of key events in Gandhi's life are displayed here. Gandhi's
room and belongings including his books, his trademark 'Charkha'
(spinning wheel) and 'Charpoy' (rope bed) are displayed here. It is
place, where Gandhi first learned how to use the spinning wheel.
Jehangir Art Gallery
There is huge rush of artistes in this gallery to show one's works.
Many of the artistes have to wait a couple of years to exhibit their
works in this gallery. The building of the gallery is an enormous
beautiful mansion. Jehangir Art Gallery is one of the Mumbai's
well-known art galleries.
The temple has a Kalash, which is a pointed dome of 12 feet high
Gabhara (sanctum sanctorum) weighing 1500 kg and plated in gold. So, it
facilitates the 'Darshan' of Sri Siddhivinayak from either the area
surrounding the Gabhara or the stage (Sabha Mandap) constructed to
conduct pujas and festivities. The temple dates back to 18th Century.
Vinayak is considered to be one of the Ashta Vinayak shrines of
Maharashtra, celebrating eight instances of legends related to Ganesha.
Next to Hollywood, Mumbai is world's largest production centre for
films. The Film City: 'Bollywood', as it is called, produces the second
most number of films in the world every year.
Find about popular tourist attractions in Mumbai/Bombay city of India.