Mumbai Tourist Attractions- Palace

9 septembre 2013

Travel


Mumbai is well known as the ‘pot pourri’ of varied cultures. Because of its vivid facets the city is no less than a travelers paradise for you get to see striking contrasts of varied natural beauty, not to forget its people who make the place more friendly for the Tours India who come in large numbers all through the year to explore the vast natural beauty of the place.


Be it the grand edifice of Gateway of India or the well designed natural parks like the Kamala Nehru Park the city has lot to offer to the visitors. Erst while known as Bombay the city is now popularly renamed as Mumbai and its home to Bollywood the Indian film industry one of the most widely cherished identity of the city others include the Bombay Stock Exchange well responsible for turning the financial fortunes of the country and therefore its known as the “financial hub of the country”.


With such exciting features you would be definitely tempted to visit the city not only for its varied tourist spots but also for its world famous cuisines available at the prominent hotels and food joints of the city. The city of Mumbai offers round the clock flight services from the major cities of the world. There are also trains and buses connecting to and from the city. Since the place attracts considerable travelers round the year it has some of the best luxury hotels of the world offering world class hospitality services. For foreign there are discount mumbai India Tours packages and fascilities for car rentals.


Popular Tourist Attractions in Mumbai:


Marine Drive:- Mumbai’s distinctive curving seafront avenue connects the skyscrapers of Nariman Point to the green villas of Malabar Hill. It is also called the Queen’s Necklace because of its appearance after dark, when the street lights sparkle around the curve of the bay.


Juhu Beach:- This popular beach stretches for about 5 kilometers and is sure to be crowded on a weekend. Activities on the beach include food stalls, performers and camel and pony rides.


Chowpatty Beach:- Situated in the suburbs of the city, and known for its festive atmosphere, food stalls and hustle and bustle. This beach encapsulates the spirit of Mumbai.


Gateway of India: - This graceful ceremonial archway was built to commemorate the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar of 1911. It has historical significance for India because after the country gained Independence, the last British troops left Indian soil, marching under this imperial archway to board their waiting ships.


Elephanta Island: - Situated 9 kilometers out to sea, from the Gateway of India, this island has a beautiful rock-cut Shiva Temple, on top of a hill. The island can be reached by a short enjoyable ferry ride.


Prince of Wales Museum: - One of the country’s renowned museums, this heritage building is situated amidst green lawns, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The museum contains a priceless collection of miniature paintings as well as extensive collections of art, sculpture, china, rare coins and weaponry.


Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus: - Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, after the English Queen, who was also known as Empress of India, this imposing building was built in 1888. Designed by Frederick William Stevenson, the façade of this railway terminus is covered with sculptures of birds and animals.

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