State of Maharashtra Things to Do

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State of Maharashtra Things to Do

  • Gateway of India

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The view you have is very nice and there are a lot of Indian people around you too. You won't see a lot of foreigners so that's nice too. The scenery is the Port of Mumbai and the harbour that is located next to it

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  • Chowpatty Beach

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Juhu Beach is located on the shores of Arabian sea and is one of the biggest beaches of India. Ville Parle station is the closest railway station to Juhu Beach. Nice place to be if you love Indian crowd! I visited the place in the afternoon and there was less crowd.

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  • Marine Drive

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Marine Drive the Most beautiful place to visit when you are in Mumbai, it is a “C” Shaped road along with the beach of Arabian Sea. Marine Drive is situated over reclaimed land facing west-south-west. People visit Marine Drive to see the sun set and to take the fresh air, Marine Drive is also Known as the Queen’s Necklace because of its view at...

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  • Haji Ali Dargah

    Mumbai Things to Do

    I felt great visiting the shrine, having set off early morning to avoid mid-day crowds. The causeway had some stalls on either side, most with the blue tarp still wrapped: a good sign - in that I WAS early ;-) Still, there were a few visitors returning from the shrine, so it certainly draws some chaps in at that hour! Upon reaching closer, you...

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  • Victoria Terminus

    Mumbai Things to Do

    VT station: This high Gothic Victorian landmark is the centrepiece of the city's suburban train network. - Google It is the busiest railway station in India. This magnificent station was built in 1887 CE, about 37 years after the first train set out from this station on eastern shore of the island city of Bombay (now Mumbai), to honour the Golden...

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  • Hanging Gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Hanging Gardens is a famous tourist destination in Mumbai, which is popular for it's Animal shaped hedges. Perfect place for early morning joggers and yoga enthusiasts. One can also clicks nice pics of green bushes, trees and animal-shaped topiary. Timings for the Garden goers is : 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM and is Open all days of the week.

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  • Taj Mahal Hotel

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Even if you can't afford to stay here (and I couldn't) it is worth the trip just to see this famous hotel that has long been considered one of the world's finest. George Bernard Shaw is supposed to have said that once he saw the Taj Hotel he didn't need to se the real Taj Mahal. I did manage to get in for an $18 breakfast.

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  • Elephanta Caves

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Elephanta Caves designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, are believed to have been created over 1500 years ago and are both an important ancient monument and a revered shrine of the Hindu religion. The mighty figures carved in to the 6 rock caves depict Shiva, most important of Hindu deities, the goddess Parvati his wife, and the quises...

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  • Juhu Beach

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Juhu is a nice neighborhood where a lot of movie stars have their homes. The beach has a center for chaat and other street food, don't miss. Back on the main street there are also more upscale restaurants. Most action happens, as usual in Mumbai , in the evening. And of course, don't dream of swimming, the water are polluted.

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  • Crawford Market

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Known As "Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market " The market is housed in a building that looks like something out of Victorian London, but over-run with a crazy riot of local colour.There are tiny knick-knack shops that sell masalas, pickles, chocolates, toothpaste and lots of other stuff that people want to buy. Lots of things to photograph if you are a...

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  • Haji Ali Mosque

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Some people I met in Mumbai told me not to miss Haji Ali Mosque. So, the next day I took the bus to that part of the city. From Flora Fountain the bus was 8 rupees (June 2010). After a long time on the bus I asked some other passengers for the stop as I was a bit worried to miss it, but many other passengers were also going there. Arriving at HajI...

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  • Dhobi Ghat - Mumbai's Laundry

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Dhobi Ghat is a huge outdoor "laundromat" located in the Mahalaxmi area of Mumbai. Each day it is estimated that a half a million pieces of clothing are sent here from various places - hospitals, hotels, private homes - even "new" clothes from stores - to be beaten clean, hung to dry, and pressed to crisp perfection. When I first moved to...

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  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj - Ex Prince...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya formerly known as "The Prince of Wales Museum " Its website is really good to visit for complete Information on everything from visiting hours, Its collections and every thing. Visiting this museum needs atleast 4-5 Hours if you want to give complete...

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  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    After getting tired of the concrete jungle visit Sanjay Gandhi National Forest for a real jungle. The lion Safari and Bus service is closed on Monday. You can see the Kanheri Caves. Take a treck to the highest point in Mumbai and see Powai, Tulsi and Vihar lakes. You could arrange for a privite guide to do a night safari and in hopes to see a...

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  • Elephanta Island

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Catch a taxi or walk to the Gateway, purchase a "legal" ticket for the boat trip to Elephanta Island at the ticket counter and board the boat - there is one leaving the Gateway every 20 minutes. At the island, walk or catch a little train to the foot of the hill on top of which the caves are. Again, choose to either walk up the interesting steps...

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  • Bollywood - Bombay's Hollywood

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Mockingly called Bollywood by locals, Film City clings to the outskirts of the National Park, and is practically overrun by assorted stars and starlets -- the demi gods and goddesses of modern India. Bollywood churns out over 900 films every year, all packed with those mandatory elements of song, dance, melodrama, violence and erotica that...

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  • Mani Bhavan

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Mani Bhavan is such an interesting museum. The building itself is a very pretty two-storied building tucked away on a quiet side street. Whenever Gandhi was in Mumbai -between 1917 and 1934 -Mani Bhavan was his headquarters. It was from here that Gandhi initiated several important movements that included Civil Disobedience (that led to the end of...

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  • Jain Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Visit to the temple one of the oldest, still practised religions in the world. Jainism arose in Eastern India 500 years before the birth of Christ under the influence and teaching of Mahavira . Although it shares many of the tenets of Christianity and other religions like: - non-violence, chastity, truthfulness, rejection of worldly/material...

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  • Siddhivinayak Mandir

    Mumbai Things to Do

    One of the most popular places of worship in Mumbai is the Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple was rebuilt on the site of a 200-year old temple. The black stone idol of Lord Ganesh, in the temple is two and a half feet in height and two feet in width. Several devotees throng this temple in the Prabha Devi area of Mumbai....

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  • Taraporewala Aquarium

    Mumbai Things to Do

    I would describe my disappointing experience just in few sentences, I went on last Sunday & 1) It started with waiting in an endless queue of 2 hours long under hot sun for ticket/ entry (different line for ticket)….! 2) Many families with their small tired kids gave up 1/2 way & left without watching the aquarium as they fall short of patience...

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  • Dharavi Slum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Dharavi is very different from the rest of Mumbai, yet this place has a voice and life of its own that is very much undeniable. It was a reality check tour for me and is a must visit place for anyone who loves to think ahead of adventure and glitz and glam and is more interested about people and life. Dharavi tour can be easily availed from...

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  • University

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Opened in 1874, the University of Mumbai campus looks like Oxford University with palm trees. Still referred to as "Bombay University", the beautiful campus with stunning mediaeval-style Gothic architecture is the work of the architect Sir Gilbert Scott, who also designed St Pancras Chambers/Station in London. The campus is home to one of the...

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  • Kamala Nehru Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Kamala Nehru Park is located at the top of Mumbai's Malabar Hills and spreads over an area of about 4000 square feet. It has got its name from Mrs. Kamala Nehru who was the wife of the First Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Inside the park there is a giant shoe which is called Old Woman’s Shoe. It is a Nice place to enjoy both the...

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  • Colaba Causeway

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Colaba Causeway Market is the most pleasant of all the markets to walk around - in spite of the pests and beggars - at least this market is clean with interesting stuff to look at and buy. On the one side of the pavement there are stalls and on the other side little shops. There are also enough restaurants and coffee shops to choose from in this...

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  • Flora Fountain

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    It is situated in one of the most congested areas of the Mumbai city. Surrounded by huge and impressive colonial buildings on all the sides, Flora Fountain has a magnificent statue of Flora - the Roman Goddess of Flowers, on top. The area around the square comprises of all the major banks, along with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

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  • Hare Krishna Mandir - Iskcon temple

    Mumbai Things to Do

    A lovely retreat, to zone-out from the hustle and bustle and commotion of the city. I loved the energy of the chanting and music. Funky beats and vibe. Most uplifting :-) Some gorgeous statues around too. Best Vishnu-Laxmi I have seen to date - I fell in love with the pose :-) The complex is quite large. They have a prasad section towards the...

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  • Kanheri Caves

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    From the 2nd to the 9th century these caves were used by Buddhists monks as monasteries and temples. If you are in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park they are worth a trip to but they are certainly not worth a conserted effort to see. The Elephanta Caves are more worth while and certainly Kanheri are not a patch on Ellora or Ajanta. Having been to...

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  • Jehangir Art Gallery

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Bombay's main art gallery, just next to the Prince of Wales Museum, displays changing exhibits by well-known Indian artists. There's plenty of art to be seen outside as well, as the plaza in front of the building is full of artists offering their works for sale and their talents for commission assignments.

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  • Nehru Planetarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Planetarium, Discovery of India, Art Gallery, Antique Exhibits , Inside the planetarium, there are several cubicles that can guesstimate your weight on each of the nine planets of the Solar System. Adjoining it is the Nehru Centre, which has facets like art gallery, restaurant, library, cultural center and a 14-gallery exhibit known as Discovery...

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  • Rajabai Clock Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Rajabai tower was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, an English architect. It was modelled on Big Ben, the clock tower of the UK houses of Parliament in London. Construction was completed in November 1878.

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  • Town Hall - Asiatic Society Library

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Asiatic Society of Mumbai The Asiatic Society of Bombay is a public state library in the city of Mumbai and its in Fort area Near to Gate way of India. It was opened up in 1803 as "The Royal Asiatic Society, Bombay Branch." The society, founded by James Mackintosh and then was known as the Literary Society of Bombay, and first met on November...

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  • Architecture

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Bandra–Worli Sea Link or Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is the longest sea bridge of India which connects Bandra with Worli across the Mahim Bay, a part of Arabian Sea. Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge carries 8 lanes of traffic with total length of 5.6 kilometers. One-way toll is Rs 60 and the two-way (return pass) ticket costs Rs 90....

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  • Suggestions

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Not many cities in India have a good Theatre culture, and in my knowledge Mumbai is best place to be if you love plays/live performances. There are quite a number of theatres running shows in English, Hindi and regional languages. There is a good theatre loving crowd here, and you can find big screen as well as good TV stars showing their talent on...

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  • Nehru Science Centre

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    nehru science center located at worli area in mumbai is great for kids who love science...science centre has different section like sound, perception, smell...kids can do lots of experiemnts on there own in a fun way and learn lots of things about science....nehru science centre is different from nehru planetarium....so dont get confused by same...

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  • Banganga - Banganga Tank

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    A sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern skyscrapers. Nowhere are Mumbai's paradoxes more evident than at Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years...

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  • St Thomas Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    St. Thomas' Cathedral is a beautiful structure that boasts of being the first Anglican Church in Mumbai. Built in 1718, St Thomas Cathedral is to be found near Flora Fountain at D.N. Road, in the Fort area of Bombay. In the year 2004, the cathedral was selected for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific heritage conservation award.

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  • Oval Maidan

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Oval Maidan is a large oval shaped park in the heart of South Bombay, bordered by Queen's Road on one side and Mayo Road on the other (now named Maharshi Karve Marg and Karmaveer Bhaurao Marg, respectively). Before the 1920s, the shore of the Arabian Sea bordered Oval Maidan and Queen's Road on the western side, but a land reclamation project...

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  • High Court Building

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    On the fringes of what was once the walled Fort of Mumbai, stands the High Court, another hauntingly beautiful (some say haunted!) structure, in brooding black stone. Opposite it lies the Oval Maidan, formerly a large Bowling Green where English memsahibs came to "take in the air." Today, it is an important lung in a congested city, where aspiring...

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  • Royal Opera House

    Mumbai Things to Do

    For a country never associated with opera, the existence of an opera house in India comes as a surprise. In fact, Bombay's Royal Opera House, which dates from 1912, is India's sole opera theatre. Unfortunately, this form of art never caught on in the age when cinema was a novelty that captured the imagination of the entire city, one that gave birth...

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  • David Sassoon Library

    Mumbai Things to Do

    This one of my favourite buildings in Mumbai. It was built in 1870. The David Sassoon Library and Reading Room is a three-storied public library. It is located at Kalaghoda in Mumbai (Fort). Apart from being a store house of different interesting books, this library also provides a relaxing reading environment to its readers. It is one of the...

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  • Powai Lake

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Mumbai Things to Do

    first thing that amazed me about this lake was that, despite been located in such a crowded city, this lake is very clean and unpolluted. This lake is surrounded by various other intersting places, like Hira Nandani and IIT Bombay In a city like Mumbai, which is so much crowded, this lake provides you a moment of peace. And a walk through the IIT...

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  • Shopping

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Hey there are farmers markets opening up all over mumbai.. where you could buy veggies and fruits directly from farmers.. also all the waste gets bio-degraded.. Details of phone numbers and timings are posted here: http://www.wherecity.com/articles/farmers-in-the-big-city-44.html

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  • Horniman Circle

    Mumbai Things to Do

    What was once the Bombay Greens, a large open space within the nonextant Bombay Fort, was developed into a circular urban park in the 19th century. Elegant curved Neoclassical buildings, reminiscent of the Royal Crescent in Bath, England, were constructed around the circle, while at the eastern end was the Asiatic Society building. The park was...

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  • Streetfood

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Mohd. Ali Road is one of the best places to try non-veg Street food. Although I'm veg, I went there with my friends,(who simply loved the food there) .... and I got ample opportunities of getting good pictures. I still crave for Phirni, which was super delicious and the best i've had so far. The place is jam packed with foodies and its really a...

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  • Madh Island

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Koli fishing boats at Versova from the Madh Island ferry. “The firshermen were here first. Before the East India Company built its fort…..the fishermen who were the Kolis – sailed Arab dhows, spreading red sails against the setting sun, They caught pomfret and crabs, and made fish lovers of us all”. Salman Rushdie, Midnights Children

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