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Gateway of India • The Gateway of India is a monument built during the British Raj in mumbai (formerly Bombay), India • It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area, South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. • It is the place where the viceroys and governors used to land upon their arrival in India.
Bazaars Mumba Devi • The Mumba Devi Temple was first built in Bori Bunder in 1675. Bazaars Mumba devi is an old Hindu temple in the city of Mumbai, dedicated to the goddess Mumbā. • The Mumbadevi road is to the right from the northern end of Zaveri Bazaar. • According to a legend, Mumbadevi, an eight-armed Goddess, was sent by Lord Brahma to vanquish an evil demon known as Mumbaraka’.
Get High on Qawwalis • If you want to see what Mumbaikars listen to apart from their regular dose of Bollywood beats, visit Haji Ali Dargah. • Let Sikandar Shad and his band of Qawwals enthrall you with their performance as the setting sun brings respite from Mumbai’s humid heat. • Watch them unleash the Sufi in them on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Take a Walk Down Marin Drive • Mumbai’s sea-facing road has been made famous by many a Bollywood movie. • Walk down the wide pedestrian path by 5pm and you can see one of the most beautiful sunsets and a city that simultaneously lights up after it. • Of course, with its pros, come the cons. You will have to ignore young and old couples alike getting cozy by the promenade, but that’s okay.
Gallops Breakfast on Race day • This open-air restaurant, within the lush green Race Course, opens at the crack of dawn. • The menu is simple and inexpensive. Muffins, eggs to order, Melba toast and tea are some of the items available.
Offer a Kidney or a Lung • Don’t panic. I am talking about Mumbai’s habit of offering miniature body parts and other stuff made of paraffin wax at Mount Mary Church in Bandra. • Legend goes that those who offer wax replicas of what they want at the church and pray for the same, the wishes get fulfilled.
Sundays Chowpatty at Dusk and Pani Puri • For the real Chowpatty Beach experience, come at dusk and stay on for the ... bhelpuri (puffed rice with veggies) and the fried potato puffs called pani puri.
Bollywood Calling • Mumbai is proud to have a highly acclaimed hindi film industry. • It intend to give a better perspective of the history, technical and creative art of film making in India to the guests (tourists).
Ganesh Temple • The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh • The 2550 sq m temple complex had two 3.6 m Deepamalas, a rest house and living quarters for the caretaker.
Sail the High Seas of Mumbai • What’s the point of visiting Mumbai if you haven’t been to sea! You can catch a ferry at the Gateway of India for a 30 minute ride along the coast or take a day off and sail off to adore the famed rock-cut sculptures at Elephanta Caves on Gharapuri Island. • The Elephanta Trip will take at least half a day, but if you are in a hurry, you can get a good view of the vast coast in the 30 minute ferry ride as well!