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Mumabi is the most happening city of India. Here you can locate people of every faith, from every element of world. Mumbai city is energetic, youthful and it never sleeps. Mumabi is also known as the Manhattan of India due to the large number of skyscrapers to be found by the Arabian Sea. Many youngsters from all over India and also from abroad, flock to this thriving "Mecca of Stardom" with the hopes of becoming the next big movie star. Mumbai is the hub of movie related business. Mumbai provides the corporate visitor as well as the holidaying tourist the right ambience and all the accompanying facilities, to make a visit they will always cherish.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN AND AROUND MUMBAI
The Gateway of India: The ceremonial arch was built to memorialize the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Complete with four turrets and elaborate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone, Gateway of India is the most well-known tombstone and starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. It is situated on the Apollo Bunder.
Elephanta Cave Island: 10 Km across Bombay harbor is a petite island called Elephanta or Gharpure. It contains a fine huddle of 6th-8th century rock cut caves. The sculptures are beautifully executed and the most dazzling of these is the Mahesmurthy or Trimurthi, a five meter (18 ft) high three headed bust hewn from a single rock. Representing the three aspects of God, viz. The Creator. The Preserver and The Destroyer.
Prince of Wales Museum: Built in 1914, the Prince of Wales Museum is encircled by a beautiful landscape making a superlative getaway from the hectic lifestyle 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 houses expensive collection of miniature paintings.
Marine Drive: Overlooking the Marine Drive are the good-looking Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Gardens. This is one most ideal place to hangout in the evening.
Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus: Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus is an impressive structure formerly known as Victoria Terminus. Built in 1888, designed by Frederick William Stevenson, the entire fašade is sheltered by sculpture of animals and birds.
Juhu Beach: Juhu Situated 30 km from the city, it is a crowded beach with residential apartments and bungalows adjacent it. It seems as if the entire population of the area descends on the beach for a pant of fresh air.
Haji Ali Mosque: This early 18th century place of worship contains the tomb of HAZRATH HAJI ALI, a Muslim Sufi saint. There are two local folklore which claim to sketch the hazrath's antecedents.
Town Hall: With its columns and tall Grecian porticos, this structure has been the foundation of the Library Society of Mumbai which moved into the Town Hall in 1830, soon after which a union was effected with the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
University Buildings: Founded by Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Ready money, after whom is named the earlier of the two structures, was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott.
Bombay High Court: This blue-basalt building in early English Gothic style was designed by Col. J. A. Fuller. It has central tower standing almost 180 ft.
Chowpatty Beach (GIRGAUM): Situated at the northern end of Marine Drive, it is a stretch of sandy beach and attracts hordes of people during the weekends and on holidays.
Best time to visit: Mumbai can be travel round the year the best time between October and April.
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