State of Maharashtra Things to Do

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State of Maharashtra Things to Do

  • Gateway of India

    Mumbai Things to Do

    "Welcome to Mumbai!" This was the expression I felt, when I first saw 'Gateway of India'! This is a must to see. This is also departing point for ferries to Elephanta Caves or other beaches. Down is a link for the Ferry Time Table. JFYI : http://alibagtourism.com/ferry-time-table

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  • Victoria Terminus

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Victoria Terminus--CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI TERMINAL Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal formerly known as " Victoria Terminus " and today also its more known in short as " VT " more than " CST ". CST was acknowledged as a 'World Heritage Site' by UNESCO in 2004. And " Slumdog Millionaire " famous song shot here on these platform. I dont even count how many...

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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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  • Prince of Wales Museum

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Prince of Wales Museum, as it was still known when we visited, is set in beautiful gardens planted with palm trees, shrubbery and flower beds . The gardens contain a number of important sculptures, ceramic art and other objects from the museum collection. The building was designed in the early 20th century by George Wittet, architect of...

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  • Elephanta Caves

    Mumbai Things to Do

    No visit to Mumbai would be complete without a visit to Elephanta Caves. An hour boat-ride will take you to the Island. Elephanta Island is one of a number of islands east of Mumbai. It's popular attraction is the famous Elephanta Caves and temple, carved out of a rockface. Inside the caves are magnificent stone carved statues of Hindu deities. ...

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  • Hanging Gardens

    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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  • Haji Ali Mosque

    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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  • Juhu Beach

    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 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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  • Chowpatty Beach

    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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  • The 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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  • Bollywood - Bombay's Hollywood

    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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  • 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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  • Dhobi Ghat - Mumbai's Laundry

    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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  • Flora Fountain

    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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  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Fed up with the hustle and bustle in Mumbai? Then this is an ideal excursion! My Lonely Planet presented me with a certain image of getting down with the wildlife... what with it being 104sq km of protected tropical forest... I saw a lone lizard. However, it is a nice place to go to to relax and it is not at all touristy... only locals out for a...

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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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  • Dharavi Slum

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Known as the largest slum in Asia, and now add Slum dog Millionaire fame there is more activity per square foot in Dharavi than anywhere on planet earth. Just walk in the middle of Dharavi and have a cup of chai, play a little cricket and see for yourself. You will never forget the experience.

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  • Rajabai Clock Tower

    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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  • Aarey Milk Colony

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Aarey Milk Colony, situated 20 miles from Bombay on the main Ghodbunder Road, is one of the most modern milk colonies in the world. Aarey is of interest, because of its natural beauty, to all besides the dairy expert and cows. There is an observation pavillion on a hill near the entrance to the colony from where one can survey an enchanting...

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  • Banganga

    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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  • Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

    Mumbai Things to Do

    The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue stands out from its surroundings with its blue colour. The synagogue was constructed in 1884 by the Sassoon family, and it is built in a neoclassical style. Unfortunately the synagogue was closed when I passed. The interior is said to be very nice with high vaulted ceiling, stained-glass windows and colourful...

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  • Colaba Causeway

    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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  • Jehangir Art Galery

    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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  • Jain Temple

    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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  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

    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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  • Mahalakshmi Race Course

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Mahalaxmi race-course is situated in central Mumbai, next to the "Mahalaxmi Railway Station" and facing the Arabian sea, one of the World's most scenic race-courses.The horse racing season starts in mid November and ends in the last week of April. The "Indian Derby" is the premier racing event of the "Mumbai Horse-Racing Calender" and held annually...

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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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  • Town Hall

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Based on the Highest High Tide levels recorded of 27.05 metres, a Datum line was fixed on the Town Hall steps (now the Asiatic Society and State Central Library) - a mark (a circle with a dot in the center carved out on the side of the lowermost stone step and painted in red colour) which is visible even today - the minimum plinth levels of...

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  • Aquarium

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Small building. Bare tanks filled with filthy water. The worst thing was the final tank where they have two loggerhead turtles - an endangered species; the tank was tiny and filthy. Absolutely aweful to see. Please do not support this place by giving your money.

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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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  • St Thomas Cathedral

    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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  • Kamala Nehru Park

    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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  • Royal Bombay Yacht Club

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Founded in 1846, the Bombay Yacht Club moved into this building in 1898. The Alpine-looking structure was designed by the British architect, John Adams, and supervised by Frederick W. Stevens (who designed the Victoria Terminus). It is located at Apollo Bunder, near the Bombay docks and opposite the Gateway of India. Despite the official change in...

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  • Powai Lake

    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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  • Kanheri Caves

    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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  • Nehru Planetarium

    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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  • 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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  • Nehru Science Centre

    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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  • 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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  • Elphinstone College

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Named after the British Governor of Bombay who set up higher education for Indians in the city, Elphinstone College is one of India's oldest educational institutions. It was established in 1856, a year before the University of Bombay was founded, and the two were affiliated together in 1860. The majestic Gothic Revival edifice which houses...

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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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  • Mahalaxmi Temple

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Built in 1785, Mahalaxmi (or Mahalakshmi) Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples in Bombay. It is dedicated to Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and Vishnu's consort. The temple is located by the sea at the northern end of Malabar Hill and is easily seen from the Haji Ali Shrine further north.

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  • Esplanade Mansion

    Mumbai Things to Do

    Known currently as Esplanade Mansion, this crumbling cast iron building was once the elegant and exclusive "whites only" Watsons Hotel. It was designed in 1867 by the British architect, Rowland Mason Ordish. The hotel is infamous for having denied entry to Jamshetji Tata, the wealthy local from the Parsi community, who decided to build the...

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