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Shopping in Mumbai


Whether you love to splurge, or simply stroll along the line of markets, shopping in Mumbai would be a memorable experience for you. Lined with such markets as Chor Bazaar, Mutton market and Zaveri Bazaar, each place is innovative in its own way. In these sprawling markets you will everything, collection of antiques, jewellary, wooden articles, leatherwear and general curios. Walk into Fashion Street and shop for your summer wardrobe. For those on the lookout for ideal places to shell out money, Kemps Corner, Warden Road, Breach Candy and Napean Sea Road would be just right. Not to forget the famous Iitar, the prime essence of perfume industry in India. Though Ittar today is only concentrated in Kanuj (UP), you can get a sample of it the way it used to be. Yes, also walk into the famous Mohammed Ali Road and shop to your heart’s content for Ittar, embroidery and Zari work, besides artifacts and souvenirs.

Attractions in Mumbai

Gateway of India - Constructed in 1924, this arch is Mumbai’s most recognizable icon. Built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911, it is also the place from where the last British rulers left the country in 1948. Designed by George Wittet and constructed of yellow basalt stone, this sandy-hued edifice is a popular place for an evening stroll. This monument is the starting point for most tourists who wish to explore the city. Besides the arch, the steps lead down to the water. Here, you can board one of the bobbing little motor launches for a short cruise through Mumbai’s splendid natural harbour.


Flora Fountain (Hutatma Chowk)
- Situated in the very heart of Mumbai, Flora Fountain derives its name from Flora, the Roman Goddess of Flowers. Also called the Hutatma Chowk or Martyr’s Square to honour those who died in the tumultuous birth of Maharashtra state, it today houses at its edges vendors selling just about everything under the blazing tropical sun.

Chowpatty & Juhu Beach - Situated next to Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach is a teeming mass of people, vendors and roadside

Flora Fountain in Mumbai
restaurants, its specialties being bhelpuri and kulfi. Once here, you will discover yourself the beautiful line of street lamps along Marine Drive. No wonder it is popularly referred to as the Queen’s necklace!

Haji Ali in Mumbai

Haji Ali - Just off the coast in northern Mumbai, this historic mosque becomes an island when high tide immerses the walkway from the mainland. The main attraction is the 500-year-old tomb of Haji Ali, a wealthy businessman who gave up all his material possessions for a life of religious meditation. Filled with people of all faiths at all times, it also has numerous refreshment stalls.

Mahalaxmi Temple - Devoted to the Hindu Goddess of wealth, Mahalaxmi, this famous temple of Mumbai is located at the seashore

of the northern side of Malabar hills. Idols of Hindu Goddesses, Mahalaxmi, Mahasaraswati and Mahakali situated in the temple are decorated with gold ornaments. We advise a visit to this temple during Navratri when devotees from all over the country throng this temple with offering of coconut, flowers and sweets.


Kamala Nehru Park & Hanging Gardens
-  The Hanging Gardens or Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens were established in 1881 atop a reservoir in Malabar Hills. It was created here to cover the water from the potentially hazardously contaminating activities of the nearby Towers of Silence. This garden will provide you with one of the best views of sunset over the Arabian Sea.

Located opposite to the Hanging Gardens, Kamla Nehru Park overlooks the Marine Drive. This park houses the “Old Woman’s Shoe”, smoothly

Kamala Nehru Park in Mumbai
cut hazes and spacious walkways. From here, you will have a spectacular view of the city and the sunset.

Mount Mary Church - Situated at Bandra, the Mount Mary Church is one of the most prominent church in Mumbai with exquisite interiors. It is also the venue where the week long fair is held in September. Opposite to the Church is another statue of Mother Mary where devotees light candles and seek blessings. From this place you will get a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea.

Mahalaxmi Race Course - It is not exactly Ascot, but the Mahalaxmi Race Course is probably the closest you can get to rubbing shoulders with high society fillies and cocktail party stallions. During the racing season between November to February, few events are as well attended as the Mumbai Derby, an annual affair with all the traditional English trimmings! And of course magnificent thoroughbreds, belonging mostly to the kings of Indian industry. And while you are there, we recommend the roast lamb in wine sauce and green pahadi kebab as you rest on the red-plaid sofas and watch the horses thunder past.

Nehru Planetarium and Science Center - Named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, it was inaugurated by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 12 December, 1979. Designed especially for children to educate them on science and astronomy, the main attractions here include a computer laboratory, mobile science exhibition units, evolution and heritage hall, auditorium, inflatable dome planetarium, science library and a children’s science park. It has a huge library with books on astronomy, astrophysics and space sciences. What would leave you further amazed is the giant planetarium projector, an instrument that reproduces the night sky as seen at any place of the earth at any time, past, present and future.

Taraporewala Aquarium - Situated in Marine Drive, this is the city’s only aquarium. A popular place with all tourists, it transports you to the colourful world of fresh water and salt water fishes in varying shapes, sizes and colours.

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