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An exotic way of seeing these sight s would be by the MTDC open-air bus or by the few surviving Victorias or buggy r ides. Outside is the Artist's Plaza with mor e paintings on display and sale. Jehangir Art Gallery Close by to the Prince of Wales Museum. Flora Fountain and the Gothic/Victorian buildings of the Fort Area The Flora Fountain stands on the site of the old church gate of the Bombay Fort. More. More.Attractions Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market (Crawford Market) A busy market area. It has an imposing gateway arch in the Indo-Saracenic style with Gujarati and Islamic e lements such as wooden carvings. the frui t/s of the season are always a good buy. Prince of Wales Museum This is one of Mumbai's finest example of Victorian architecture. across the street from the Churchgate Station. Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm. 10. it has exquisite orn amentation on its facade along with beautifully executed panels and friezes. paint ings and sculpture from the many periods covering India's history. the Asia tic Society of Bombay or Town Hall. Many are illuminated by night. Depending on when you visit. This area is also the departin g point for ferries plying to Elephanta Island and other beaches across the port . Global Vipassana Pagoda Global Vipassana Pagoda is the World's Largest Pillar-less dome with a capacity to seat 8. the Mumbai High Court. and the Inst itute of Science on one end. Close by to Flora Fountain is the Kala Ghoda area which holds a once a wee k fair (every Sunday) from November to January.000 meditators. It holds the statue of Queen Victoria on its dome. It is undoubtedly one of India's finest museums and houses treasures. Othe r buildings to see in the Fountain or Fort area are the University of Mumbai buildings including the i mposing Rajabhai Tower. including the Indus Valley Civilization.. this is best visited early on in the day. In it are also enshrined Buddha's genuine relics. artefacts. of the Institute of Science. Open from Tuesday to Sunday. this too was designed by George Wittet. the Office of the Director General of Police . The displays change regularly. it was des igned by George Wittet and completed in 1923. this gallery is the showcase for contemp orary art. Gateway of India Mumbai's most striking monument. Close by are situated St Thomas Cathedral. It was erected to honour Sir Bartle Frere. It has be en renovated to serve as a four-storey exhibition hall. displaying the best of I ndian contemporary art. the General Post Office and the Thomas Cook building. now a major crossroad named Hutatma Chowk. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911.30 am to 6 pm. and considered to be architecturally one of the finest stations in the world. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) This is a magnificent building.. the Old Secretariat. The Western Railway Headquarters is also quite near. These buildings are fine examples of the Gothic and Indo-Sar acenic style... a former governor of Bombay and named after the Greek goddess Flora. Open daily except Monday. from 10 am to 5 pm. National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) This is the former Cowasji Jehangir Hall. Built to comme morate King George V's visit to Mumbai (while still Prince of Wales). The fruits and veg etable section offers the best of produce. Built by the British in 1888. thus becoming the first such pagoda in India after King Ashoka's era.

Mani Bhavan This simple and charming museum was where Mahatma Gandhi lived on his visits to Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. Beside the Hanging Gardens are the Parsi T owers of Silence. Malabar Hill This is essentially an up-market residential area with some spectacular views of the city surroundings. Mani Bhavan is situated on Laburnam Road. But these are off-limits to all except those who have come to dispose and pay respect to the dead. Chowpatty Beach is a te eming mass of people. Juhu 'Chowpatty' is a vendor's delight w ith innumerable food counters. Built of black stone. and is in the month of January usually. where the 'Quit India' movement was launched in 1 942. now known as B. a Muslim saint.30 am to 6 pm Mahalaxmi Temple The Mahalaxmi Temple is a popular holy site as Mahalaxmi is the goddess of wealt h. and ope n-air restaurant. It is a wonderful place to bring kids. Like Marine Drive's Chowpatty. The Banganga Tank i s supposedly the spot where Rama shot his bow or bana. The Banganga Festival of Music is a yearly highlight. at the foot of Walkeshwar on the other. Click here for more details . considered t o be one of Mumbai's holiest sites. this popular temple dedicated to Gane sh was rebuilt on the site of a 200-year old temple. On the road climbing up. play ground. RBI Musems The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the central bank of the country. is a Jain temple dedicated to A dinath. as it doubles up as an amusement park. As the centr al bank. An unusual feature of the statue is that the trunk turns to the right. Further away is the Briti sh built Raj Bhavan.. It is situated at one end of Breach Candy -. Towards the other end is the Banganga temple complex at Walkeshwar. Behind it is the beautiful old (and new) structure of the Taj Mahal Hotel Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach This is the stretch now known as Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Road with Nariman Po int on one end to Babulnath. Gandhi's room and belongings including his books a re on display. To document and preserve India's monetary history for the posterity an d as a part of the Reserve Bank's education and outreach programme for the commo . Desai Road. An unusual sight at this beach is the camel ride. Siddhivinayak Temple Located in the Prabha Devi area of Mumbai. near the August Kranti Maidan. not often found on Ganesh idols. Local legend has it that the Hindu god Rama rested here on his way to rescue Sita (his wife) from Lanka. the first Jain tirthankara. Access is only at low tide via the pathway. Across the Chowpatty Beach area is the Taraporew ala Aquarium. Open daily from 9. a pleasant promenade continues along the beach with the Chowpatty area situated somewhat in the middle. Tuesday is the main day of darshan and puja. at the end of a long pathway surrounded by seawater is the shrine dedicated to Haji Ali. but this te mple is frequented by hundreds of devotees everyday. it is also the custodian of the country's monetary heritage. on the top are the Hanging Gardens (Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens) and the Kamala Nehru Park. and has plenty to offer e veryone. Juhu Beach This suburban beach is great favourite with Mumbaites.a trendy residential and shoppin g area. the i dol of Ganesh is two and a half feet in height and two feet in width. Haji Ali Shrine Further along the seashore. masseurs and roadside restaurants with its specia lties being bhelpuri and kulfi. Both prov ide relaxing atmospheres of greenery. vendors. Marine Drive is also referred to as the Queen's Necklace because o f the dramatic line of street lamps lit up at night. For the mos t part. the residence of the governor of Maharashtra. which is bot h fun and popular. At one end.

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