Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s
west coast. A financial center, it's India's largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront
stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore,
nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The
city's also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.
Places to visit in Mumbai
The most popular beach in Mumbai, Juhu beach is located close to Andheri and
was once quite a beautiful beach. However, with so many tourists coming in here, the place has
become dirty and water is also not clean because of affluents from nearby factories and
Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra-Kurla Complex is a planned business district in Bandra, India. It is the most prominent commercial hub in Maharashtra after Mumbai's Nariman Point and Cuffe Parade. According to MMRDA, the complex is the first of a series of "growth centres" created to "arrest further concentration" of offices and commercial activities in South Mumbai.
The Bandstand Promenade, also known as Bandra Bandstand is a 1.2 kilometer long walkway along the sea on the western coast of Mumbai, India in the neighborhood of Bandra. It is simultaneously a popular hangout spot, a jogging track and a park.
Castella de Aguada, also known as the Bandra Fort, is a fort located in Bandra, Mumbai. "Castella" is a misspelling for Portuguese "Castelo". Properly, it should be called Castelo da Aguada, although it seems its Portuguese builders actually called it Forte de Bandorá (or Bandra Fort). It is located at Land's End in Bandra. It was built by the Portuguese in 1640 as a watchtower overlooking Mahim Bay, the Arabian Sea and the southern island of Mahim.
Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long Boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai, India. The road was constructed by late philanthropist Bhagojisheth Keer and Pallonji Mistry. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast of a natural bay. The road links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill.
Mount Mary Church
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is commonly called as the Mount Mary
Church by the locals. Thousands of people of all faiths visit this church to attain peace and
tranquillity in the caress of Mount Mary. The basilica is a truly grand, yet humble edifice made
from nothing but stone.
Gateway of India
One of the most distinguished monument in Mumbai, The Gateway of India was
built in 1924. Now it has become a popular tourist hub in the city. Located at Apollo Bunder
Waterfront, the monument overlooks the Arabian Sea in the most beautiful way.