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Things to see in Mumbai

The financial and economical heart of India is Mumbai which many people in India still call by its former name Bombay. The city itself is a strong reminder of London as it shares many similarities in terms of architecture and you will see the typical double-decker buses. The main tourist part of the city is located around the Gateway of India monument where there are several restaurants and hotels.

The one place that stands out the most is the famous Taj Mahal hotel which has become one of the defining faces of this city. From the gate of India it is easy to explore the rest of the Mumbai. Another highlight is the Oval maiden which is the cricket pitch next to the Bombay high court. The historical buildings along this pitch which consist of the high court and the Rajabai clock tower of the university of Mumbai provide another typical city view recognized by most people. There are also many people practicing the cricket here which has become the national sport of India.

Other sights include the Flora fountain, the Prince of Wales museum and the Horniman circle garden with the nearby state central library. One of the most impressive sights of Mumbai is the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway terminus, better known as Victoria terminus which has a large Gothic facade. This building is large and an impressive tower, all of which is decorated in detail. For more views of colonial architecture, walk along Mahatma Gandhi road where some of the most typical buildings have been built. Mumbai is also home to Bollywood which is India's film industry.

Many movies are made here every year (many more than in Hollywood) and you are likely asked to take part as an extra in one of the films they are currently shooting. There is unfortunately a different side to Mumbai which are its slums as many people here have no proper home. Also the 2008 attacks did not do the city any good. 


Mumbai travel photo gallery

 
 



Boats in the water in front of the Gateway of India.

Boats in the water in front of the Gateway monument.

 
Gateway to India.

Gateway monument.

 



Gateway to India in Mumbai.

Gateway to India monument.

 


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Statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

 



Historical building on Regal circle.

Historical building on Regal circle.

 
Citibank on Regal circle.

Citibank on Regal circle.

 



Main street in historical Mumbai.

Main street.

 



Maharashtra police headquarters.

Maharashtra police Headquarters.

 
Old building.

Old building.

 



View from the Oval Maidan.

View from the Oval Maidan.

 



Bombay High Court behind the cricket pitch.

Bombay High Court behind the cricket pitch.

 
Spires of the University of Mumbai.

Spires of the University.

 
Arches of the University of Mumbai.

Arches of the University.

 
Garden of the Prince of Wales museum, Mumbai.

Garden of the Prince of Wales museum.

 
Prince of Wales museum.

Prince of Wales museum.

 



Wellington fountain, Mumbai.

Wellington fountain.

 
Taj Mahal hotel.

Taj Mahal hotel.

 



The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, India.

The Taj Mahal Hotel.

 
Flora fountain.

Flora fountain.

 



Historical buildings near the Horniman circle garden in Mumbai, India.

Historical buildings near the Horniman circle garden.

 



Colonial building, Mumbai.

Colonial building.

 



Asiatic Society of Bombay.

Asiatic Society of Bombay.

 



Old buildings which surround the Horniman circle garden.

Old buildings which surround the Horniman circle garden.

 
Nice example of British architecture in Mumbai, India.

Nice example of British architecture.

 



Colonial buildings in Mumbai.

Colonial buildings.

 
Old house.

Old house.

 



Historical architecture on Mahatma Gandhi road.

Historical architecture on Mahatma Gandhi road.

 



View over Victoria terminus.

View over Victoria terminus.

 
Mumbai street scene: man carrying many cans.

A man carrying many cans.

 



Buildings of Victoria terminus.

Buildings of Victoria terminus.

 



Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria train station).

Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria train station).

 
Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria train station).

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Headquarters.

 



Beautiful architecture of the Victoria terminus, Mumbai.

Beautiful architecture of the Victoria terminus.

 
Flora fountain, Mumbai.

Flora fountain.

 



The Bombay High Court in Mumbai.

The Bombay High Court.

 
Bombay high court seen from the Maidan oval.

High court seen from the Maidan oval.

 
Rajabai clock tower.

Rajabai clock tower.

 
Rajabai clock tower of the University of Mumbai, India.

Rajabai clock tower of the University.

 
Bombay high court.

Bombay high court.

 



Mumbai's most iconic landmark, the Gateway to India.

Mumbai's most iconic landmark, the Gateway to India.

 
Taj Mahal tower.

Taj Mahal tower.

 



Maharashtra police Headquarters, Mumbai.

Maharashtra police Headquarters.

 



Colonial buildings on Mahatma Gandhi road.

Colonial buildings on Mahatma Gandhi road.

 
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Headquarters in Mumbai.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Headquarters.

 



Colonial building in Mumbai.

Colonial building.

 
St. Michael's church, Mumbai.

St. Michael's church.

 



Buildings near the Horniman circle garden, Mumbai.

Buildings near the Horniman circle garden.

 



Asiatic Society of Bombay, the State central library, Mumbai.

Asiatic Society, the State central library.

 
HSBC bank in a colonial building in Mumbai.

HSBC bank in a colonial building.

 



Bombay High Court.

High Court.

 



Oval Maiden in front of the University of Mumbai.

Oval Maiden in front of the University.


 

Internet sites with travel information about Mumbai

Virtual tourist: Mumbai travel guide


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