Do you know? Mumbai was the first one to start a bus service in India on 15 July 1926, which was ridden between Afghan Church and Crawford Market. Are you planning a trip for your vacation then Mumbai can be a good option? there are several Tourist places in Mumbai where you can visit.
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Tourist places in Mumbai, Mumbai
When God was making city for humans to live and most of people’s like to have their own island surrounded by waters and mountains then he made a city so-called Mumbai. In other words, Mumbai is heaven for the tourists.
However, Mumbai is a place for achievers and dreamers it is said that Mumbai is a ‘city of dreams’, the city gave everybody what they’re looking for let it be any profession yes any profession that’s why it is the first city in India where people like to come work and settle.
You will be amazed to know that ‘Bom Bhaia’ was the first name of Mumbai which the Portuguese have given which means ‘good bay’. Again the Britishers named Mumbai as Bombay. Now the Mumbai name is inspired from a goddess name Mumbadevi. Mumbadevi Temple is in Bhuleshwar.
Mumbai is a combination of two words ‘Mumba’ is the name of the goddess and ‘ai’ means mother. Mumbai is a collaboration of seven islands. Between the months of October to March, a large number of flamingos birds migrate here.
Marine Drive, Mumbai
There are many many places to visit in Mumbai but we don’t know the history of the places. One of the most attractive places in Mumbai is Marine Drive. Marine Drive starts at the southern end of Nariman Point and ends at Girgaum Chowpatty. Popularly known as Chowpatty Beach, the path is 3.6 km long.
Late philanthropist Bhagojisheth Keer and Pallonji Mistry made the road. The Marine Drive is like a C shaped six-lane Concrete road within the coast. The Marine Drive is also known as the Queen’s Necklace because the Marine Drive looks like a necklace from an elevated point.
It will create a romantic moment for you. The palm trees cover the whole path of the Marine Drive. You can visit here with your loved once holding hand to hand and enjoy the sunset and have some beautiful and relaxing time.
The palm trees and the lights make the Marine Drive more beautiful at night. If you are hungry have some awesome delicious street food available here and all this makes the Marine Drive most romantic place of the city.
Is Marine Drive a sea?
Marine Drive is a sea-facing promenade. It starts at the southern end of Nariman Point and ends at Girgaum Chowpatty, popularly known as Chowpatty Beach, the path is 3.6 km long.
What can you do at Marine Drive?
At Marine Drive you can enjoy the sunset and have some beautiful and relaxing time with your loved once holding a hand to hand and enjoy, it will create romantic moments for you.
If you are visiting at night don’t miss to see the palm trees and the lights which make the Marine Drive more beautiful at night. If you are hungry have some awesome delicious street food available here and all this makes the Marine Drive most romantic place of the city.
What is the best time to visit Marine Drive?
The best time to visit here in the morning and evening time, you can enjoy the sunrise in the morning and have a relaxed environment. But the evening and the night time makes it more beautiful with the lights and have a cup of tea with your loved once or you can listen to music and enjoy the environment.
Gateway of India
There are many places in India which have been the centre of attraction for decades. And of these historical monuments, the Gateway of India is one of them. The Gateway of India is one of the famous Tourist places in Mumbai
At the time of British, The Gateway of India was built for the reception of big British officers and the landing of water ship . And now it is one of the most important tourist attractions in Mumbai.
If any person goes to Mumbai he will definitely want to see the beauty of the Gateway of India. So in this paragraph, I’m going to discuss the construction of the Gateway of India, but do you know? When and how the Gateway of India was made?
I think many of you wouldn’t know about this but before the independence of India, its construction was started for the first time in 1911.
King George V and Queen Mary were to visit Mumbai so the construction was started but when they came the construction was not completed so the cardboard model was shown to the king. And after that 2 years, after the governor of Mumbai Sir George Sydenham Clarke laid the foundation of the Gateway of India on 31 March 1913.
Before the construction of the Gateway of India, this place was used by the fisherman to hunt fish, but when the permission was granted to build the Gateway of India then the place was taken by the Fishermans. In 1920 the construction was started of the monument whose foundation was laid in 1913. The construction was going on for the 4 years in 1924.
Rufus Isaacs opened the Gateway of India for the public On 4 December 1924. From 1924 to now the Gateway of India is an attractive place for the tourist and the public.
After the construction of the monument, this is the main entry doorway from were many big celebrities came to India and in 1947 after the independence, the Britishers left India through the Gateway of India.
Now let us know about the Architect, George Wittet was the Architect who made the Gateway of India.
The Gateway of India is made up of concrete and stones, for example, yellow basalt and reinforced concrete and some stone from nearby Mumbai. When the Gateway of India was ready in 1924 the height of the monument was 26 m (85 ft) with a diameter of 15m (49 ft). There are several halls all the side of the arches in which 600 peoples can enter.
The cost of construction of the monument was very high which was 26 lakhs which was very costly in those times. The Indian government paid the amount of the construction. The Gateway of India is one of the most important monuments of India of these times. And that’s why the Gateway of India is also known as the Taj Mahal of India.
Best time to visit Gateway of India
The best time can be the night time from 07:00 PM and 09:30 PM to visit, in the night time the lights make the monument more beautiful and the street food vendors are all around.
Elephanta Caves is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai near the Gateway of India, that’s why the tourists who came here to visit Gateway of India also visit the Elephanta Caves.
The caves are situated in the Elephanta or Gharapuri island. Elephanta Caves can be reached very easily with the motorboats, the motorboats are only Rs 130-150 according to the ride type. In the entrance of the Elephanta Caves, you can see the statues of India’s two great people Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Swami Vivekananda.
There are five caves which are dedicated to the Hindus lord Shiva and others to the Buddhist architectures. The Elephanta Caves covers a land of 60,000 square feet. People say that the Elephanta Caves was made by the Pandavas, some also said that the demon devotee of Lord Shiva Banasura. Some local peoples also say that the Elephanta Caves was not made by the hands of a human.
Best time to visit Elephanta Caves
During the winters from November to February are the best time to visit Elephanta Caves. Monsoon season is worst for here, the morning time can be the best time to visit here.
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I think after reading this you will definitely plan a trip to Mumbai. Mumbai is a beautiful city. Mumbai is a place for achievers and dreamers it is said that Mumbai is a ‘city of dreams’. If you want to be an actor or actress then Mumbai will be your dream to come here. Above all are the best tourist destinations in Mumbai.
However, you can visit here for your Honeymoon as well as you can visit with your family and friends too. The Gateway of India, Marine Drive and the Elephanta Caves is a must-go place. The biggest festival celebrated in Mumbai is the Ganesh Chaturthi.
Frequently asked Questions
Mumbai is famous for its tourist’s attractions and some special things
Gateway of India
National Gallery of Modern Art
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Mumbai is known as the city of dreams because many leading ad agencies, media companies, television studios, music production companies are here and people come here from all the states to have a better career option with big dreams that’s why the Mumbai city is known as the City of Dreams.
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