Blessed with a natural harbour, Mumbai is one of the busiest
ports of India, conducting about 40% of India’s maritime
trade. Over the years, Mumbai has been transformed into the
fastest moving, most prosperous and industrialised city in
India with flourishing markets, business houses and many
different communities reflecting a cosmopolitan and trendy
atmosphere rarely seen elsewhere.
Being the capital of Maharashtra and hub of filmstars, Mumbai
as such attracts tourist from all over the world. Formerly
known as Bombay, Mumbai is also known as the Gateway of India
and a shopper’s paradise offering almost every type of cuisine
of the world.
Take a walk to the Afghan Church via Gateway of India. This
gateway is a monumental arch 26-metre high, built to
commemorate the visit of King George V of England and Queen
Mary to the city in 1911. After that, explore the Hanging
Gardens, which is also known as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens.
These terraced gardens are perched at the top of Malabar Hill
and offer a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea, especially
during sunset. Next, head on to Mani Bhavan and Prince of
Wales Museum. This museum houses rare and ancient exhibits of
Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands such as
the Indus Valley Civilisation artifacts, relics from ancient
India from the time of the Guptas and Maurayas.
Calling all cave explorers – do not miss out on the chance to
visit the Elephanta Caves. These caves are located on
Elephanta Island in the Sea of Oman. Be awed by the natural
beauty of the caves. Here, you will find a temple specially
built for the Hindu God – Lord Shiva. In 1987, this place was
designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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