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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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Oval Maidan

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 extended the dry land all the way to Marine Drive, which was subsequently built up. This explains the stark contrast between the 19th century majestic Gothic buildings, the Bombay High Court and University of Bombay, east of Oval Maidan, and the colourful 1930s Art Déco residential buildings on the western edge of the park. Nowadays, Oval Maidan is a recreational ground for the residents of Bombay where impromptu cricket matches take place, particularly on weekends.

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MM212
Mar 23, 2009

Cricket or Architecture

My boyfriend along with most of India are cricket fanatics. So we took a walk around the Oval Maiden. There were many cricket matches being played. Cricket is not the only thing that you can see here.

Many of Mumbai's grand Victorian buildings are here. It is worth a look even if you are not a huge cricket fan.

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traceyspacey
Jan 07, 2008

Oval Maidan

The Oval Maidan is a large recreational ground, measuring 22 acres, located in the Fort area of the city centre running down the side of the High Court and Bombay University buildings. It is a popular recreation ground with mostly cricket and football being played. Take a minute to watch a game whilst touring around.

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Willettsworld
Dec 16, 2007

The Maidans

Bombay has several large park areas known as Maidans (fields) in the Churchgate/Fort neighborhoods. These are about the only green space you'll see in the lower part of the city, and they're used intensively by the local population. One favorite activity is cricket, far and away India's most popular sport. On days when school is out, the entire park area can be completely taken up with dozens of pickup cricket matches, with players anywhere from 7 years old on up!

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Nov 28, 2004
 
 
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Oval Maidan

Just relax or sit in the grass at Univeristy of Mumbai. The University of Mumbai was the first institution of higher learnign in India established in 1857.

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bradbeaman
Jan 03, 2012

Oval Maidan

I have nerver seen so many cricket matches played simultaneously!
Here it becomes clear how important and popular cricket is to the Indian people.
Sit down for a while and watch.

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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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