THIS TOUR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR GUEST THOSE WHO CAME BUSINESS PURPOSE AS WELL AS TOURIST. IT IS A SHORT AND COOL TOUR.
GATEWAY OF INDIA
A majestic structure on the sea shore at Apollo Bunder, this monument was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911.
Its design is a combination of both Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.
RAJABAI TOWER (UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI)
This is 280 feet clock tower is located atop the University Library, within the gardens of the Mumbai (previously Bombay) University, which was one of the first three universities to be established in India in 1857. The Tower is renowned for its grand clocks on all four sides, which was visible for all over the island city.
Chattrapati Shivaji Mahaaraj Terminus (CSMT) Earlier know as Victoria Terminus
An impressive Gothic heritage structure which serves as the terminus for both long distance and suburban trains of the Central Railway ( earlier the Great Indian Peninsula Railway). Always bustling with activity, hundreds of thousands of commuters traverse its portals every day, making it one of the busiest stations in the world!
MARINE DRIVE (QUEEN NECKLES)
This sweeping Queen’s Necklace, flickering with a thousand lights at night is the main thoroughfare a symbol of scenic beauty along the sea shore, linking Malabar Hill.
A small hillock situated in south Mumbai not is today the residence of many of the city’s elite. It also houses the official residences of the Governor of Maharashtra and the Chief Minister as well as several ministers, and is considered the city’s prime residential enclave..
The Jain Temple is dedicated to Adinath the 1st Thirthankara (Saint).
Built in white marble, the temple walls are adorned with colourful paintings
depicting incidents culled out from the lives of 24 Thirthankaras of the Jain religion. The Jains uphold these principles by practicing vegetarianism as well as non violence in thought, deed and action.
“The park, laid out in 1881 over Bombay’s main reservoir on Malabar Hill,
provides a grand view of the Bay in the Arabian Sea at the southern tip of the city. It is renowned for its scenic beauty which covers the Chowpatty Beach and the Queen’s Necklace at Marine Drive.
TOWER OF SILENCE
The Tower of Silence or Parsee Bawdi (Well) atop Malabar hill is where the local Zoroastrian or Parsee community disposes of the bodies of the departed. It comprises 55 acres of green forested vegetation amidst the city’s posh high rises!
MANI BHAVAN (GANDHI MUSEUM)
The Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya is a quaint building depicting typical Gujarati architecture near the August Kranti or Gowalia Tank Maidan, where Mahatma Gandhi launched his Quit India Movement in 1942. Mahatma Gandhi spends long periods of time here between 1917 to 1934 and the venue saw he conceptualisation of many of his movements including non co-operation, Swadeshi, Khilafat and of course Quit India!
DHOBI GHAT (WASHING LAUNDRY)
This is one of the largest open air washing laundries in the world, which provides a means of livelihood to the tradition Dhobi (washer men) community.
SLUM TOURISM IS A TYPE OF TOURISM THAT INVOLVES VISITING IMPOVERISHED AREAS, WHICH HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY PROMINENT IN SEVERAL DEVELOPING AREAS LIKE DHARAVI.
Dharavi was Predominate mangrove swamp by one the late 19th century inhabited by koli fishermen. The fishery industry disappeared when the swamp area filled in. A Dharavi at sion adjacent to Dharavi hastened the process of joining separate island into one long tapered mass.
Dharavi is a fishing town was deprived of its traditional sustenance but the newly drained marshes provided space for new communities to move in migrants from Gujarat established a potters colony tanners from Tamilnadu & Maharastrian tanners belonging to the charmarkar caste migrated to dharavi & set up the leather tanning embroibery workers from U.P started the readymade garments trade.
Dharavi provides a cheap & affordable potion to those who move to mumbai to earn their living rent here can be as low as 185 rs ($4) euro 2.20 per day. Dharavi also has a large number of thriving small scale industries that produce embroidered export quality Dharavi has a population of between 600,00 and over 1million people. Its a 175 hectares or 0.67 square miles