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Iconic Landmarks In Mumbai

  • 12 Dec, 2016 |
  • BHC Team

Whenever you hear the name 'Mumbai' or view pictures of it, a distinct image of a rapid paced existence comes to mind. The emergence of the internet and all the information available on it in, has managed to convince the world of the glory of Mumbai (not just the side shown by Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire). There are hundreds of landmarks sprawled across the Maximum City, which have amassed cult following as 'must see' venues for tourists in the city. Below you will find, (in our opinion) the top landmarks to visit in Mumbai!

1. The Gateway of India
Probably the first image that pops into your mind when you think about Mumbai, this historical monument was built in 1911 to commemorate the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder, when they visited India. Often referred to as the 'Taj Mahal of Mumbai,' this sight is a must see for any visiting tourist. The design of the monument was made to represent influences from both Hindu and Muslim cultures. It depicts the union of the two cultures representing a warm welcome for people of both religions.

2. Haji Ali Dargah:
One the most famous religious landmarks in the city, Haji Ali Dargah, is a mosque located on an isle, 500 meters off the Worli Coast, connected to land through a narrow causeway whose accessibility depends heavily on the timing of the tides.

3. Asiatic Society Library (Town Hall)
The Asiatic Library dates back to the 1830s, which is evident from its Victorian architecture and majestic Goth influences. After the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland was established in London, the literary society of Bombay affiliated itself with it, and became known as the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.

4. Marine Drive
This is the one place you want to visit at night, displaying with sheer gaiety, the hauntingly beautiful image of the Queens's Necklace in your mind. The Queen's Necklace is definitely an experience meant exclusively for first time visitor.

5. Hanging Garden of Mumbai
The famous Hanging Garden, which is officially recorded as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens named after Ferozeshah Mehta, a renowned barrister of his times is also one of the eminent attractions of Mumbai. Located up on slopes of the Malabar Hills, a perfectly knitted terraced garden, which seems like it is hanging from the hill, is truly a delight for all nature lovers. A beautiful panoramic view of the entire Marine Drive and the famous Chowpatty Beach can be seen from the Hanging Garden.

6. The Bombay High Court
The Bombay High Court, which was designed by Col. J.A Fuller and built in the 1870s, has impressive gothic like architectural influences and was built in the colonial British manner of using old blue basalt. A true marvel for the eye, granting the ideal taste of the diversely cultured Mumbai!

7. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
Known as the birthplace of Indian Railways, CST housed the first train to run in India between Mumbai and Thane. At that time, it was known as Victoria Terminus and is the most iconic railway station in all of India. Now, it offers free WiFi too! Like most other notable landmarks in the city, it houses gothic styled architecture and has been inducted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stay tuned for more!