GATEWAY OF INDIA, Mumbai
Finally found an old photo
Fondest memory: where in Mumbai, on the harbour front of course
Favorite thing: The most distinctive skyline of Mumbai is the one you can see when you take the boat to Elephanta Island. As you go out from Gateway of India, you can see the silhouette of the Gate and the Taj Mahal Hotel, both the old building and the new one (that ugly big tower at the left).
This is the southernmost part of the Peninsula, the area where Mumbai was founded from an archipelago that was filled with earth to build the core of the city on it.
Its center is the Gateway of India, at the end of the lively Apollo Bunder and the main avenue Colaba Causeway. It is a very busy area day and night, and one of the touristic centres of Mumbai.
Favorite thing: One of the citys landmarks. Behind the gateway, there are steps leading down to the water. You can take a ride on a motor launch, for a short cruise that takes you around the harbour- around the now decomissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, or one that heads out to the 9th century Elephanta caves. The caves have been designated a `world heritage site'
Favorite thing: The Gateway of India is the principal landmark of Mumbai built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of the then ruler of India - King George V and Queen Mary. The archway was designed by George Wikket and is located at Apollo Bunder. The monument is infact the first in Mumbai to be built using a concrete structure. It is built similar to an arch of triumph in most places and it was here that many of the previous heads of state, viceroys, governors and topmost civil servants of the erstwhile Raj were received and welcomed as they disembarked from their steamers off the Bombay Docks!!! You will still find flocks of visitors coming down to see this monument from near and far. Be wary of the photographers who will try to take your pictures for a fee and then send it to you at your home address. Go for the Polaroid ones so that you get an instant picture if at all you want one!!! The ferry rides to Elephanta caves and also to Alibag which is a beach resort near Mumbai leave from here. The half hour joy rides in motor launches that give you a nice view of the harbour from the sea and a view of some of the big ships anchored nearby also leave from here.
Visit the gateway of India. It is a beautiful arch that was built during the Bristish rule to welcome King George V of England.Also visit Marine Drive, the Elephanta caves, Kanheri Caves, the Rajabhai tower which houses one of Asia'a best stained glass work in it's library. Other notable building structures are the Bombay Stock Exchange, the Vidhan Bhuvan, the Nehru Science Centre and places of interest like the Bombay University, Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Modern Art, Flora Fountain, Esselworld, Fashion Street, Hanging Gardens, Mani Bhawan, Chowpatty beach, and Manori & Gorai beaches. The list is endless.
Fondest memory: Food in Mumbai is unmatched anywhwere else. Right from the local savouries & delicacies to continental stuff, you'll find everything here. Try the local favourites viz. pav bhaji, vada pav, paani puri, bhel puri, chaat, ragda, jilebis, falooda. As if to say this isn't enough you will also find the best of Indian foods whether vegetarian/meat/fish in restaurants all over Bombay. Not just that, you will aslo find other cuisines like Mexican, Italian, Chinese , Thai etc
Adjoining pic: The Gateway Of India
VISIT THE GATEWAY OF INDIA
AND ENJOY THE FOOD AT THE TAJ MAHAL HOTEL
VIST THE LARGEST SLUM OF THE WORLD DHARAVI, BE AVARE OF PICKPOCKETERS. DO NOT MIS THE TRAIN RIDES IN BOMBAY AND ENJOY THE NIGHT CLUBS
Fondest memory: THE FOUNDEST MEMORY OF BOMBAY IS THE ENTHUSISM WHICH IT CREATES WHEN ONE IS IN BMBAY