Mumbai, the ‘Commercial Capital’ of India, is the dream destination of many people, who come here to become a part of the Cine Industry. It is visited by a large number of people every year, of which a significant proportion comprises of tourists. The city has so much to offer in terms of attractions that you will find it difficult to explore it completely in a single visit. Right from historical monuments to lush green gardens and parks to beaches to shopping malls, Bombay has it all. It is known as the ‘New York of India’ and people come here on sightseeing tours to witness its glory. Given below is more information on the attractions to be included in a tour of the city.
Banganga Tank, situated on the Malabar Hill of South Mumbai, forms a part of the temple complex of Walkeshwar. Constructed by the rulers of the Silhara dynasty, the tank dates back to the 12th century.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is one of the busiest as well as the oldest railway stations in India. Situated at the D.N. Road of Mumbai, the terminus was earlier known by the name of Victoria Terminus.
Churchgate is one of the localities situated in the downtown South Mumbai. The locality takes its name from Churchgate Railway Station, a terminus of the western railway line of Mumbai Suburban Railway of Maharashtra.
Crawford Market is situated to the north of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus of Mumbai. It lies just opposite the headquarters of Mumbai Police. Officially known as Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Market, Crawford Market is counted amongst the popular shopping areas of the city.
Fashion Street is one of the premier markets of Mumbai, popular for housing a wide variety of readymade garments. The market is nothing but a cluster of 130 to 140 clothes stores.
Film City of Mumbai is the ultimate destination for people interested in having a glimpse of the cine stars. It is the place where numerous Hindu movies are made throughout the year, right from the full blown commercial films to the parallel cinema flicks.
Flora Fountain was built in the year 1864, to commemorate the memory of those martyrs who laid their life in the formation of Maharashtra State. Owing to the purpose for which it had been built, the fountain was later renamed as the Hutatma Chowk or Martyr’s Square.
Gateway of India
One of the most prized possessions of the country, the Gateway of India is situated on the waterfront in South Mumbai. Anyone coming to Mumbai from this harbor is greeted by the huge monument.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court is one of the oldest high courts of India, situated in the Fort area of Mumbai. Its foundation stone was laid down in the year 1871 and it took approximately seven years to complete the construction.
Mahalakshmi Racecourse is a racing ground in Mumbai, situated in the Mahalaxmi area. The oval shaped ground is very popular amongst the elite class of Bombay.
Malabar Hill is the name given to a small hillock, situated in the southern area of Mumbai. There is a very interesting history behind the naming of the hill as ‘Malabar’.
Nariman Point is the one of the significant business centers situated in the Mumbai city of India. Founded in the year 1940, Nariman point has become the one of the posh localities of Bombay.
Prithvi Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in Mumbai, is situated in the posh Juhu locality. It is basically a subsidiary of the Shri Prithviraj Kapoor Memorial Trust & Research Foundation.
Rajabai Tower is situated within the premises of the Fort campus of the Mumbai University. It is basically a clock tower that rises to a height of 85 m (280 ft) and houses the University Library.
One of the most magnificent buildings in the Mumbai city of India, Town Hall initially served as the venue of the Literary Society of Mumbai, when it was shifted here in the year 1830.
The University of Mumbai is located on the Bhaurao Patil Road, just next to the High Court of the city. Earlier known as the University of Bombay, it boasts of being accorded a five-star ranking (given by NAAC).