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Private Mumbai Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
"You're finally visiting Mumbai Bollywood City. But there's a catch: you have only one day. (Hey you've always heard that things move fast here—why not you?) Your tour specialist will meet you at your hotel lobby in Mumbai. Your tour will begin by visiting Gateway of India built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India. Just around the corner is the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The hotel's original building was commissioned by Jamshedji Tata and first opened its doors to guests on December 16th 1903.Then visit Mumbai University (a British heritage building built in 1857) Rajabai Clock Towers (the Big Ben of India)
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Private Full-Day City Tour of Mumbai
"Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in Mumbai to see the ‘City of Gold’ firsthand with your guide. Head to the Haji Ali Dargah which was constructed in 1431 in memory of a wealthy Muslim merchant Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari who gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca.There will be a break for lunch followed by a visit to the Dhobi Ghat the city’s open-air municipal laundry where thousands bring their clothes to wash from around the city daily. Also you will see the memorial at the Mani Bhawan once the residence of Mahatma Gandhi. Afterward you will see the Rajabhai
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Half-Day Motor Bike Tour of Mumbai
"Your professional guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in Mumbai at your preferred start time. Your tour will begin by visiting the Gateway of India Mumbai's most famous monument; it was built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India. Just around the corner is the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.You will then visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station (a UNESCO World Heritage Si the British heritage building built in 1857; the Rajabai Clock Towers called the Big Ben of India; the Oval Cricket Ground the location where the most beloved sport of India is played; and the Bombay High Court a beautiful British heritage building.You will also be seeing Asia’s largest open air laundry “Dhobi Ghat” where clothes are washed in full view of public. Afterwards you'll move on to see Mahatma Gandhi's residence in Mumbai
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Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

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 pillars.

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Aug 10, 2010

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

One of two synagogues in Bombay, the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue serves the Sephardic Jewish community of the city. It was built in 1884 by the Sassoon family, who were of Iraqi origin. The Neoclassical-style temple is painted a vivid blue which makes it stand out among the surrounding colonial buildings. When I visited in February 2009, the Synagogue was undergoing a restoration project, with the exterior being repainted a darker shade of blue. The interior was thus closed, but it seemed close to reopening. The Synagogue is located on a small street off Mahatma Gandhi Road, behind the Prince of Wales Museum.

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Mar 14, 2010

The Kenneth Eliyahoo Synagogue

There are a few Synagogues that are built in Mumbai ever since the advent of Jews in India many years back. The Synagogue has different aspects including the religious significance of the place for Jews. The Kenneth Eliyahoo Synagogue also stands as a symbol of Mumbai's secularity and diverse nature of the population.

TAKE NOTE: If you want to take pic inside, they will charge you Rs100 (Jun 09).

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Sambawalk
Aug 21, 2009

Kenneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

This is the oldest synagogue in the city and is a remarkable building. Its exterior, as you can see, is a lovely, albeit, dirty pale blue with some lovely architectural features. Its interior features glorious stained glass windows. It was built in 1884 by the Sassoon family who also built another synagogue in Byculla. I got a private tour around the main hall and signed my name in the visitors book.

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Dec 16, 2007
 
 
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Knesseth Eliyahod Synagogue

Tucked in one of the smaller roads along the Mahatma Gandhi Road is a pale blue painted exterior synagogue and looks pretty run down. This functioning synagogue is mantained for the few surviving Jewish families in Mumbai. There is a notice board which gives you an insight into the history of Judaism in Mumbai and also weekly prayer sessions. The main hall is open for public although other parts of the building is out of bounds. The mezzanine looks like it was about to fall apart. There is a small passage that leads up but I won't advise anyone to do so unless you are dust. The synagogue also provides free accomodation for Jewish travellers.

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M.E.R.V
Aug 27, 2007

Blue synagogue

Visit the Kenneseth Eliyahu synagogue at kalaghoda in Mumbai. Its a beautiful blue structure in one of the many bylanes of Fort.

It is a very old structure built in 1884 by David Sasoon.

An interesting piece of architecture. The caretaker might ask you to donate 100Rs if you want to take pictures. But its well worth the 100.

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nsurati
Aug 07, 2007

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

I was surprised to find a working synagogue in Bombay (thanks to VTer aadil for leading me here), something that doesn't appear in the guidebooks. This building dates back to 1884 and is just one of several synagogues sponsored by the Sassoon family, who emigrated to India from Baghdad in the early 19th century. Bombay doesn't have a huge Jewish population anymore--most have moved to Israel or elsewhere--but they're definitely a part of the great cultural and ethnic mix that makes up this city's history.

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Things to Do Near Mumbai

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Haji Ali Mosque

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...
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Haji Ali Dargah

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...
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Kamala Nehru Park

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...
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Dhobi Ghat - Mumbai's Laundry

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,...
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Mahalaxmi Race Course

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...
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Mani Bhavan

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...
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