Gateway of India
This is the most important attraction of Mumbai and often the starting point of tourists. This was built by the British in the 1913 to mark the visit of George V and Queen Mary to then Bombay. This arch or gateway was inspired from the Triumpg Arc of Italy. This was a place from where most of the tourists from the West started their journeys during the British time. After the Colonial Raj ended, this monument was Indianized and now is a tourist hotspot. the gateway faces the Arabian sea and is also flanked by the beautiful Marine Drive. It is said that the last British ships, when they left India started from here as the British loved this place and it is till now a symbol of their victory over India though the Indians have now changed the notion along with the name of the city to Mumbai. The monument has four turrets and intricate designs on stone blocks to make up the whole structure. the architecture is mainly Indo- Sarcenic with touches of typical Gujrati architectural styles. The Gateway stands strong as the symbol of grandeur of the city as well as the blend of old and modern cultures here.
Marine Drive may be a picturesque promenade in Kochi, Kerala, India. It engineered facing the backwaters, and may be a widespread resort for the native people. Ironic to its name, no vehicles area unit allowed on the walk. Marine Drive is additionally associate economically thriving a part of town of Kochi. With many searching malls it's as a crucial centre of searching activity in Kochi. Major alimentation joints, as well as Marrybrown, DiMark, coffee house area unit gift on the walk. The read of the setting and rising sun over the ocean mouth, and therefore the gentle wind from the Vembanad Lake has created Marine Drive a crucial holidaymaker destination in Kochi. Hundreds of individuals both natives and tourists throng the walk throughout the evenings. The walk starts from the tribunal Junction and continues till the Rajendra Maidan. There are many boat jetties on the walk. The walk has two contemporarily created bridges, the Rainbow bridge and the Chinese net Bridge.
Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, this is a cable stay bridge which was erected by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation. This bridge links Bandra on the Western Suburbs of Mumbai and Worli in South Mumbai. In future this bridge is suppossed to link the Western Suburbs of Mumbai to Nariman Pint, which is the business district of Mumbai. This bridge reduces traveling time by about half an hour.
Climbing the summit or Kalsubai peak is one of the best things to do in Indore as it is the topmost peak in Maharashtra standing with a height of 16446 metres. The whole hilltop is a chunk of the Harishchandragad Kalsubai Sanctuary. A village called Bari is where the route to the summit starts, followed by various trekking routes, the animal tracks in the route gifts a thrilling atmosphere to the climbers. Local guides are available throughout the year who help the visitors in climbing the summit. The route to the peak is very well marked and perfectly guides the trekkers. It is one of the most thrilling as well as enjoyable place to trek. The Kalsubai temple is situated in the summit of the peak, only three people can sit in this temple at one time. When one reaches the summit apart from the temple, the hugely spread out backwaters of Bhandardara also attracts the attention.
Kaas Plateau of Flowers
This is a bio- diversity Heritage Site and Maharashtra's amswer to the Valley of Flowers. This is also known as the Kaas Pathar and is given the title of "Switzerland of the West" due to the extra ordinary beauty of this place. This is a volcanic plateau with a palette of colors covering the whole place. you find a variety of flowers here which from a distance seem to be a multi color covering over the plateau. This is a nature lovers' paradise and a photographer's food for the lenses, this place is a not to miss during your visit at any cost.
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Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
The house of diamond merchant, who was also a supporter of the Indian National congress Revashankar Jhaveri is where gandhiji used to put up during his visits to Mumbai. This very house has been turned into the Mani Bhavan Museum. This place is just beside the August Kranti Maidan where the Quit India Movement of 1942 was launched. In this house museum you will find paintings, framed letters and documents that serve a look into the past. There are also 3D tableux of the events of the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The famous spinning wheel (Charkha) and the Charpoy is also present inside the museum. The books you will see here includes a lot of Tolstoys and Shakespeare which were read by the Father of the Nation. Well preserved copies of Mahatma's favorite 'Les Miserables' are also kept in the museum.
As they say, music can thrill every individual and is a part of every heart, this place with your partner can definitely soothen your relationship. Listening to some Indian classical performances like the great Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma with Ustad Zakir Hussain in a sensational jugalbandi can be an option for spending some quality time with your partner too.How to reach: The Centre can be reached by public transport i.e. train, bus, taxi or private vehicles. It is situated on Dr. E. Moses Road between Mahalaxmi Railway Station on the South and Worli Naka on the North at a distance of about 1 km from either end.Timings: Check out their website for details about the next event happening here.12. Adlabs Imagica and Aquamagica
Prince of Wales Museum
Also known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahraj Vastu Sangrahanalaya, this museum was named after Prince George V when he visited India in 1905. The foundation stone was laid down by the prince himself however the inaugration was done in 1923 by Lady Lloyd, the wife of the then governor George Lloyd. The museum is built in Indo- Saracenic style with blue and yellow stones and has a very simple design. As you enter the museum you will find a large central hall from where leads staircases on two sides that takes you to the galleries branching out on both sides in the next two floors. There are a variety of art exhibits housed in here. These include Indian mixed art forms and decorative art pieces. You will also see Nepalese and Tibetian art forms besides European paintings and garments and armory displays. The artworks of the Pahari School of Art and Deccan School of Art are also very beautiful.
The whole Jawaharlal Nehru Science Comples on the Annie Besant Road in Worli, Mumbai is constituted by the Nehru Planetarium and the Nehru Science Center. The Planetarium is of a round shaped and like a theatre where mostly children fiction movies are screened or else shows are on based on the universe, stars, planets and satellites which children enjoy the most. Besides, the Nehru Science Center is where most of the International Science Exhibitions and Trade Fairs are organized. There is also a theatre beside where cultural programs are oprganized every now and then. Most modern technologies are used to put up the shows in the planetarium which includes high end projectors, laser technologies and others.
Celebrity Wax Museum
Celebrity wax museum was an exciting experience in my life. The wax statues look ideally close to real person. We witnessed around many famous statues of people who are respectful or had a likewise fame. Most of the Wax creations are of Honorable Indians like Swami Vivekananda, Shri Narendra Modi, etc.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Once I reached Churchgate, came out and went to Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum. The good part of that area is its architecture. The whole essence of the place changes, when you look around at those 100 years old buildings, the grey bricks, no way closer to the new buildings. They are just classic and retro. I bought the ticket, Rs 70, huh? went inside the museum. As soon as I entered, I had the feeling of entering into New York museum of natural history (been there) on a smaller scale but it was good. You can see lot of sculptures from 14th century AD at the ground floor. I was just thinking, the mythology was still same even that point-in-time. I could see sculptures of Brahma, Vishnu, Krishna awatars and its all the same. Lakshmi-Ganesh, everything.The museum was good, there's one mumy also inside the museum, The history is back-in-time, britishers got mummies from Egypt, took most of them back to England, just left one here. It was the same. It was a wooden box,with big eyes and nose carved with some yellow black paint. So, yeah I had goosebumps.Then I went to the Coin section which showed the evolution of coins in India since then to now. All I could understand was, in the beginning, the coins were very very small round and square shape, with few carvings. When the greeks entered India, the size of the coin became bigger and bigger. During the reign of Mughals, not only the size of the coin became bigger but it also became heavy with much of urdu carvings on the coin. Similarly you have Himalayan section, history on who introduce Buddhism, how is it different from Tibbetan and Nepali culture and some of the facts were really interesting.There was one video which showed how they make carvings on metals with the shape of elephants or others. It's really tough and time taking job. Lot of fineness is required to make it. You know what, it's worth every dime we pay for it. I don't know what government is doing to encourage it ( am surely going to find out) and how long people will be motivated to keep it going. Life is not so easy!
Dixit Wada Museum
Sansthan's Museum- All the artifacts and things used by Baba are carefully maintained and displayed in this museum, right from his bed, chilim, the satka (stick) etc. and many rare photographs of Shirdi of those times. A visit to the museum will make you richer and wiser.
National Gallery of Modern Art
This is the most important museum of the city and also one of the best within the country. If you want to enjoy the best contemporary art, this is no doubt the best you can get. The building that has been transformed into the lovely museum was once the residence of famous kings of Jaipur. The grandeur is still maintained till a certain extent. The maintenance part is worth mentioning and the collection is the best you can find anywhere. Art pieces housed here have a large range of variety. There are pieces that are almost 2 centuries old. There are also art works by English painters and National ones too. The location of the museum is just adjacent to the India Gate, thus making it almost a part of another attraction of National importance. The gardens circling the museums form an ideal place for summer afternoons.
Jehangir Art Gallery
This is Mumbai's one of the most popular art galleries located in the Kala Ghoda area. It was built in 1952 and contributed to the city by Cawasji Jehangir and is till now managed by the Bombay Art Society. This is also the most prestigious venue for modern artistes of the city and there is always a rush for them to exhibit their paintings here. Many have to wait for at least a few years to get a turn as well. The main reason is that this gallery is most of the time in the media eye for good reasons. There are four exhibition halls to exhibit artwork here.