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Monuments in Mumbai

Monuments in Mumbai

Decked by mesmerizing monuments, Mumbai bears a scenic splendor for all to explore. Once you explore the city you would find that it is speckled with numerous architectural extravaganzas consisting of different types of monuments in Mumbai.

A tour to this mesmerizing city of Mumbai is incomplete without stopping at the amazing Gateway of India, the Film City teeming with stars, the prehistoric Elephanta Caves at Gharapuri Island and the Worli Fort etc.

  • Gateway of India, Mumbai

Gateway of India excites even the most perceptive eye. This popular monument at the heart of the city is an architectural wonder which tops over all other monuments and buildings in Mumbai. Both the strategic location and architectural splendor makes the Gateway of India magical. It pulls tourists in large numbers. Pride of the city of Mumbai, the Gateway of India holds a special position not only amongst the Mumbaikars but every Indian. People visit this place more in the evening to enjoy the bashful waves and nosh the pigeons.

  • Kanheri Caves

At a distance of just 4kms from the National Park located at Borivli, the Kanheri Caves were cut down from the hillside in mid second century A.D. and reflects the typical Buddhist architecture. These caves were once the dwelling regions for the Buddhist monks and were also called Viharas. The caves are nestled within green and dense foliage with stream rippling down.

  • Elephanta Caves

Thirty minutes ride in a motor-boat from the bustling city of Mumbai would take you to the renowned Elephanta caves situated in an island marked with tranquility. This is one of the famous monuments in Mumbai. The island houses series of wonderful rock caves dating back to 4th-9th centuries A.D. The caves are loacted 76metres above the sea-level. One of these caves also has a main hall of 40 meters with two columnades. The west end of the hall has a lingam shrine. Nestled in artistic finesse, the most fascinating and striking feature of this cave is that it contains a Maheshmurti which is 6 metres high with 3 headed busted lord Siva portraying the three important factors of creation, destruction and creation.

  • Worli Fort

Loacted a top a hill, the Worli Fort is one of the ancient British forts in Worli, Mumbai. The fort is often misinterpreted to have been made by the Portuguese. The Worli fort was actually made by the British in 1675 A.D, so not to miss the enemies and pirates in the seas.

  • Film City

The Film City came into existence in 1911. Located far from the chaos of the metro life in Goregaon, the Film City is a very preferred place to visit amongst the tourists. With gardens, picnic spots, cities, houses, lakes, villages and all that is required to capture a movie, the Film City is one of the most happening place in Mumbai. Popularly known as Bollywood, the Mumbai Film City is second of its nature worldwide. It is designed on the same lines as Film City of California, U.S.A.

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a historic railway station formerly known as Victoria Terminus, functions as the headquarters of the Central Railway and is in the city of Mumbai, India. The monument, designed by Fredrick William Stevens, reflects a blend of Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival style and traditional Mughal style of architectures. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has become a symbol of the commercial city of India that is known as 'Gothic City' after it. Built in 1887 to commemorate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria, this station lies in Mumbai's Bori Bunder area. Considered the busiest railway station in India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus serves as a terminal for commuter trains run by the Mumbai Suburban Railways, besides long distance trains. From March 1996 the name of the station was changed to CST and is also known as VT or CSTM.

  • Nehru Planetarium

The Centre pragmatically promotes the teaching and thoughts of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru through its cultural and educational events. The Planetarium strives to infuse and spread the knowledge about Astronomy and Science through prodigious lectures, discussions and events, ensuring an enriching experience, both in learning and entertainment. The special Planetarium’s sky shows are like the quintessential treat for everyone who visits the place and strives for an incomparable learning experience. ‘Tryst and Destiny‘ was the first show and it outlined the stars and constellations like they had donned the sky on the night of 14 August 1947. The second show “Mahatma – The Eternal Light‘ recreated the celestial configuration as on 2nd October 1869, the day Mahatma Gandhi was born combining it with other historic events from his life. Distinguished scientists, astronomers, scholars from India and abroad deliver talks and lectures that are held at the Hall of Culture in Discovery of India’s building of the Nehru Centre.

  • Mumbai High Court

The Mumbai High Court was an important seat of legal and judicial jurisprudence, right from 1672. Under the strict supervision of Gerald Aungier, who was the Governor of the Surat Factory, George Wilcox became the Judge of the First British Court of Justice in Mumbai. However after the Revolt of 1857, the British Court was dissolved and the Bombay High Court came into prominence on 14th August 1862 under the 'Indian High Court Act' of 1861. After several decades of British rule, on 26th January 1950, the present day Bombay High Court acquired a separate Federal identity under the Supreme Court of India. With a long historical background, the High Court of Bombay is one of the oldest serving High Court of India.