Whether you are tourist or a local, the Royal Opera House HAS to be on your list of 'must visit places in Mumbai'. If the grand interiors seen in the above picture haven't already convinced you to pay a visit, here are the reasons that will:
1) A Royal History
Inaugurated in 1911 by King George V, it is today India's only surviving and functional Opera House. In the years to come it became a cinema house and was later bought by the Maharaja of Gondal in 1952. It eventually shut down in the 1990s and was crumbling for years. In 2010, the current Maharaja commissioned its extensive restoration work and the Royal Opera House was finally reopened to the public in 2016.