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Mumbai Attractions

Elephanta Caves
Mumbai, MH 400
+91 22 2202 6364
The continuous tradition of Buddhist rockcut dwellings and ‘Chaityas’ find their prime example in the magnificent rock cut caves of Elephanta. It was between 533-566 AD that these splendid caves were carved from the rock face. These temples lie nine kilometers northeast from Apollo Bunder. They are Mumbai’s most famous tourist attraction apart from the famed nightlife. Elephanta Islands, in earlier days was called Gharapuri-the fortress city.

Esselworld
Malad-Marve Road,
Mumbai, MH 400 092
+91 22 2869 9957
This theme park is located near the Gorai Beach. The city’s favorite amusement park, it is filled with exciting rides and games. There is a separate mammoth section called the ‘Water Kingdom’, a haven for all those with a penchant for H2O.

Gateway of India
Colaba Mumbai, MH 400 001
www.esselworld.com
The Gateway of India – an Imperial landmark that still symbolizes Mumbai as much as Statue O f Liberty stands for New York. The yellow basalt arch of triumph was erected by the Britishers in 1924 and still evokes fond memories. An obligatory “photo op” at the wonderfully named Apollo Bunder, will remind you eternally of your visit while colorful balloon sellers, postcard vendors and snake charmers transport you into another great Indian experience.

Film City
Malad (E)-Goregaon
Mumbai, MH 400 063 India
Mumbai is the hub of the Indian film industry. And most of the films are made in Film City. These studios are located away from city life, on a secluded piece of land in the vicinity of Aarey Colony.

General Post Office (GPO)
St Georges Road
Mumbai, MH 400 021
+91 22 2262 0956
The GPO building, completed in 1911, was designed by John Begg in Indo-Saracenic style. This main Post Office of Mumbai is also the centre of ‘Poste Restante’, where tourists can come (with their passports) to collect their mail. This has proved to be a building of extreme significance for backpackers and budget travelers.

Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
Gateway of India
Mumbai, MH 400001
+91 22 5665 3366
www.tajhotels.com
The majestic Taj Mahal Hotel rises sheer from the Apollo Bunder and affords an excellent view of the gateway from the Apollo Bar. It’s however the streets behind the Taj Mahal Hotel that will prove a treasure trove for every traveler. Don’t forget to witness the real India in the form of the street vendors, shops, stalls and cafes that leads south to Sassoon Dock . Keep going till you reach the fascinating Indo-Saracenic Prince of Wales Museum where you can travel back in time. You can also get a glimpse of the greatest modern art pieces at the excellent new National Gallery of Modern Art in the nearby Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall.