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Gateway of India
What could be more appropriate a beginning than the 'entrance' to the port
of Mumbai? The ceremonial arch was built in 1927 to Commemorate the visit
of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911.
Haji Ali Mosque
This early 18th century shrine contains the tomb of HAZRATH HAJI ALI, a
Muslim Sufi saint. There are two local legends which claim to trace the
With its columns and tall Grecian porticos, this structure has been the
foundation of the Library Society of Mumbai which moved into the Town Hall
in 1830, soon after which a union was effected with the Royal Asiatic Society
of Great Britain and Ireland.
Founded by Sir Cowasjee Jehangir Ready money, after whom is named the earlier
of the two structures, was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott.
Bombay High Court
This blue-basalt building in early English Gothic style was designed by
Col. J. A. Fuller. It has central tower standing almost 180 ft.
Sir J. J. School Of Art
Built during the same period as the University, its importance is heightened
by the fact that Rudyard Kipling was born and spent his early childhood
Rechristened as Mahatma Phule Market, it was built in 1871 by William Emerson.
The bas-reliefs, at a height, adorning the facade, were designed by J. L.
Kipling at the School of Art, a stone's throw away.
Chowpatty Beach (GIRGAUM)
Situated at the northern end of Marine Drive, it is a stretch of sandy beach
and attracts hordes of people during the weekends and on holidays.
JUHU Situated 30 km from the city, it is a crowded beach with residential
apartments and bungalows surrounding it. It seems as if the entire population
of the area descends on the beach for a breath of fresh air!.