Mumbai

About Mumbai (
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Explore the city that never sleeps and is always abuzz with activity.

Mumbai is in all ways a mega-city driven by power, wealth, glamour and fame which attracts people to give shape to their dreams and aspirations. But it is also a city with strong historical links, wonderful British architecture, museums, beaches, places of worship, and above all, a true galaxy of stars where Bollywood reigns supreme.

It is said that every train that comes to Mumbai brings on it hundreds of people from across India who are not only drawn to ‘experience’ the city’s mesmerising attractions but would also like to make it their home. A city of diverse cultures and a melting pot of commerce, industry, entertainment, enterprise, and politics, Mumbai’s trysts with wealth and fame have, however, been recent. It wasn’t a cosmopolitan finance centre to begin with. Its history has witnessed several shifts in power, and the seven islands changed hands frequently.

The seven islands that came to constitute Mumbai were earlier home to communities of fishing colonies. For centuries, the islands were under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese and subsequently to the British East India Company. During the mid-18th century, Bombay was reshaped by the Hornby Vellard Project, which undertook reclamation of the area between the seven islands from the sea. Along with construction of major roads and railways, the reclamation project, completed in 1845, transformed Bombay into a major seaport on the Arabian Sea.

Bombay in the 19th century was characterised by economic and educational development. During the early 20th century it became a strong base for the Indian independence movement. Upon India’s independence in 1947 the city was incorporated into Bombay State. In 1960, following the Samyukta Maharashtra movement, a new state of Maharashtra was created with Bombay as the capital. The city was renamed Mumbai in 1996. And in this short period of development, the city has transformed into the commercial and entertainment capital of India.

Mumbai houses important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India, the SEBI and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations. It is also home to some of India’s premier scientific and nuclear institutes like BARC, NPCL, IREL, TIFR, AERB, AECI, and the Department of Atomic Energy. And of course there is the huge Hindi film and television industry that has given it its starry appeal.

 

Hotels in Mumbai

Sr No Name & Contact Details
1 Accord, Nehru Road, Santacruz (E) Tel. 26103464.
2 Airline International Prabhat Colony, Santacruz (E) Tel. 26160714.
3 Classic, S.V. Road, Santacruz (W) Tel. 26491456.
4 Galaxy, Near Reliance Energy Ltd., Santacruz (E) Tel. 61530530
5 Grand Hyatt, Santacruz (E), Tel. 66761234.
6 Legend Hotel, Santacruz (E), Tel. 2610 2000.
7 Midland, J. Nehru Road, Santacruz (E), Tel. 2611 0413.
8 Milan Near Milan, Santacruz (W), Tel. 2618 5589.
9 Aircraft, Dayal Road, Vile Parle (E), Tel. 2618 7717.
10 Airlink, Nr. Santacruz Airport, Tel. 2618 4220.
11 Airport International, Nehru Road, Vile-Parle (E), Tel. 26182222
12 Atithi, Nehru Road, Vile Parle (E), Tel. 2611 6958.
13 Columbus, 344, Nanda Patkar Road, Vile Parle, Tel. 2618 4357.
14 IBIS, Near Domestic Airport, Tel. 6708 7777.
15 Jayashree, 197, Dayaldas Road, Opp. Santacruz Airport, Vile Parle (E) Tel.4071 4000.
16 Orchid & Ecotel, Vile Parle (E), Tel. 2611 4040.
17 Parle International, B.N. Agarwal Complex, Vile Parle (E), Tel. 2610 2122 to 24.
18 Planet Residency, Subhash Road, Adjacent to Garware House, Vile Parle (E), Tel. 67680000
19 Sahara Star, Opp. Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (E), Tel. 3989 5000.
20 Transit, Off. Nehru Road, Vile Parle (E), Tel. 6693 0761.
21 Ambassador, V.N. Road, Churchgate Extension, Churchgate, Tel. 2204 1131.
22 Astoria, Jamshedji Tata Road, Churchgate, Tel. 2287 1211 / 6654 1234.
23 Chateau Windsor, Churchgate, Tel. 2204 4455.
24 Intercontinental, Marine Drive, 135, Netaji Subhash Road, Tel. 3987 9999.
25 Landmark Fort, 249, P.D’Mello Road, Nr. GPO, Fort, Tel. 3022 2300.
26 Lawrence, 3rd floor, ITTS House, 33, Sai Baba Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Tel. 2284 3618.
27 Marine Plaza, 29, Marine Drive, New Marine Lines, Tel. 2285 1212, Fax : 2282 8585.
28 Moti, 10 Best Marg, Fort, Tel. 2202 5714.
29 Oasis, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Tel. 30227886-9
30 Residency, Gunbow Street, Fort, Tel. 2262 5525.
31 Ritz, J. Tata Road, Churchgate, Tel. 22850500/20141
32 Sea Green, Marine Drive, Tel. 6632 5757.
33 The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Tel. 6632 5757.
34 Traveller’s Inn, Adi Marzban Path, Fort, Tel. 22644685
35 Trident Mumbai, Nariman Point, Tel. 66324343
36 West End, 45, New Marine Lines, Tel. 40839121
37 Antique, Indu Sakrikar Path, Colaba, Tel. 22832830
38 Apollo, Behind Regal Cinema, Colaba, Tel. 2202 0223 / 2287 3312, Fax: 22874990
39 Ascot, 38, Colaba Causeway, Garden Road, Colaba, Tel. 6638 5566 / 2287 2105, Fax: 6638 5555.
40 Causeway, S.B.S. Road, Colaba, Tel. 2281 2222 / 3333.
41 Diplomat, Behind Old Taj, Apollo Bunder, Tel. 2202 1661.
42 Empire Royale, Empire Building, 3rd floor, Opp. CST Station, Fort, Tel. 2200 7777.
43 Friyas, Off. Arthur Bunder Road, Tel. 61416141
44 Garden, Garden Road, Colaba, Tel. 22841476
45 Godwin, Garden Road, Colaba, Tel . 22841226
46 Gordon House, Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Tel. 2287 1122, 2289 4400.
47 Grand, Shiri Shivsagar, Ballard Estate, Tel. 66580500
48 Regency Inn, 18, Lansdowne House, Colaba, Tel. 2202 0292, 2282 1630/3948, Fax: 2283 7577.
49 Sea Palace, 26, P.J. Ramchandani Marg, Colaba, Tel. 2285 4404/10, Fax: 22854403.
50 Suba Palace, Apollo Bunder, Tel. 2202 0635.
51 Strand, P.J. Ranchandani Marg, Nr. Radio Club, Churchgate, Tel.2288 2222.
52 Taj President, 90, G.D. Somani Road, Cuffe Parade, Tel. 6665 0808, Fax: 66650303.
53 Taj Wellington Mews, 33, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba, Tel. 6656 9494, Fax: 6656 9595.
54 The Taj Mahal Hotel, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Tel. 6665 3366.
55 The Taj Palace & Towers, Apollo Bunder Road, Colaba, Tel. 2202 2626.
56 Windsor, Kumpta St., Ballard Estate, Tel. 2267 8321.
57 YMCA House, 18, YMCA Road, Tel. 2307 0601.
58 Ameya, Gokhale Road, Dadar (W), Tel. 2430568
59 Amigo, Cadell Road, Shivaji Park, Tel. 2446 3628.
60 Aroma, Satnam Mansion, Dadar (E), Tel. 2411 3944.
61 Bawa Regency, 16/76, Behind Chitra Cinema, Dadar (E), Tel. 4049 8383, Fax: 24134980.
62 City Point, Khodadad Circle, Dadar TT, Tel. 2413 8637.
63 Midtown Pritam, Naigaon Cross Road, Dadar (E), Tel.4344 9999 (15), Telefax: 2414 3388.
64 Park Lane, 5th floor, Hind Rajasthan Building, 95, D. Phalke Road, Tel.24114741, Fax: 2411 2389.
65 Parkway, Shivaji Park, Seaface, Tel. 2445 3361.
67 Ramee Gestline, Dadar (E), Tel. 2411 5657 / 5353
68 Stayvel, Laxmi Bldg., N.C. Kelkar Road, Dadar (W), Tel. 2422 0762/63/64/76.
69 Arya Nivas, Kalbadevi Road, Tel. 2201 1011 / 2205 1211.
70 Madhavashram, 18, Parekh Street, Prarthana Samaj, Girgaon, Tel.2382 2764/75.
71 Ashwin, Ashray, Road No.1, Sion, Tel. 2407 5544.
72 Kohinoor Elite, Kohinoor City, Off. LBS Road, Kurla, Tel. 6152 6152.
73 Ajanta, 8, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel. 2660 7878.
74 Anand, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Tel. 2620 3372.
75 Atlantic, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel. 2660 2440.
76 Bawa Continental, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel. 2611 7503.
77 Citizen, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel. 6693 2525.
78 Fition, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel. 6692 4658.
79 Four Seasons, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel. 6148 1111 (40).
80 Golden Manor, Juhu, Tel. 6692 6121.
81 ISKON, Hare Krishna Land, Juhu, Tel. 2620 6860.
82 J.W. Marriot, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel. 2618 4014.
83 Juhu Plaza, 39/2, Juhu Beach, Tel. 6959600.
84 Juhu Residency, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Tel. 6783 4949.
85 King’s, King’s International House, Juhu, Tel. 2618 4381.
86 Novotel Mumbai, Juhu Beach, Tel. 6693 4444.
87 Ramda Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu Beach, Tel. 2611 2323.
88 Ramee Guestline, Juhu Beach, Tel. 66935551/55
89 Royal Garden, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz (W), Tel. 2660 3516 / 6691 9800, Fax: 2660 2201.
90 Sea View, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz (W), Tel. 2660 5942.
91 Sea Princess, Juhu Beach, Juhu, Tel. 2661 1111.
92 Sea Side, Juhu Beach, Juhu, Tel. 67393700(50)
93 Sun-n-Sand, Juhu Beach, Juhu, Tel. 6693 8888.
94 The Emerald, Juhu Tara Road, Tel. 6714 4000.
95 The Tulip Star, Juhu Tara Road, Tel. 2611 3040.
96 Balwas, Opp. BEST Depot, Mumbai Centra, Tel. 2308 1481 Also At: Grant Road, Tel. 2386 3613-15.
97 Grant, 44, Off. Lamington Road, Tel. 2387 1491-96.
98 Gulistan, Lamington Road, Tel. 2308 1461-65.
99 Sahil, J.B. Behram Marg, Mumbai Central, Tel. 2308 1421(20) / 2309 6761.
100 Kemps Corner, August Kranti Marg, Cumballa Hill, Tel.2363 1195/4646.
101 Krishna Palace, Sleater Road, Nana Chowk, Tel. 6629 3333.
102 Orient, M. Shaukatali Road, Grant Road, Tel. 2385 1441.
103 Regency, 73, Nepean Sea Road, Tel. 6657 1234.
104 Rosewood, Tulsiwadi, Tardeo, Tel. 2353 2480-89.
105 Royal Castle, Gowalia Tank, Tel. 2388 3888.
106 Shalimar, A. Kranti Marg, Kemps Corner, Tel. 6664 1000.
107 R.K. Hotel, 42/44, Tribhuvan Road, Off. Lamington Road, Mumbai-4, Tel.23861471(6)
108 Bandra Residency, Next to Bandra Station, Bandra (W), Tel. 2645 6032.
109 Executive Enclave, 331, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill, Bandra (W), Tel. 2645 6032.
110 Executive Enclave, 331, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill, Bandra (W), Tel. 6696 9000.
111 Grand Residency, 77, Junction Off. 24th & 29th Road, Bandra (W), Tel.6710 6000.
112 Metro Palace, Ramdas Nayak Road, Bandra (W), Tel. 6774 4455.
113 Rang Sharda, Bandra Reclamation, K.C. Road, Bandra (W), Tel.2643 8120 / 2840 1919.
114 Softel BKC, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Tel. 6117 5000, 6117 5001.
115 Taj Lands End, Lands End Bandstand, Tel. 6668 1234.
116 Trident BKC, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Tel. 6672 7777.
117 Bawa International, Linking Road, Khar (W), Tel.2649 4416.
118 Kings Palace, Linking Road, Khar (W), Tel. 2646 2621.
119 Le Sutra, Union Park, Khar (W), Tel. 2649 2995 / 7
120 Neelkanth, Linking Road, Khar (W), Tel. 2649 5566 / (5)
121 New Castle, Linking Road, Khar (W), Tel. 2648 0483.
122 Pali Hills, Union Park, Khar (W), Tel. 2649 2995.
123 Ramee Gestline, Khar (W), Tel. 2648 5421.
124 Regal Enclave, Nr. Khar Railway Station, Khar (W), Tel. 2649 4406/ 2600 0523.
125 Royal Inn, Off. Linking Road, Khar (W), Tel. 2649 5151.
126 Samrat, Next to Khar Rly. Stn., (W), Tel. 2648 5441.
127 Shubhangan, 21st Road, Khar Danda, Khar (W), Tel. 6774 5678.
128 Aura Grande, Central Road, MIDC, Andheri (E), Tel. 6688 0909, 6517 8888.
129 Benzy Palace, Vijay Nagar, Marol Maroshi Road, Tel. 2925 3458.
130 Grand Maratha, Sahar Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 2830 3030.
131 Grace Residency, Opp. Apna Bazar, J.P. Road, Andheri (W), Tel. 66243000, 2670 7037.
132 Highway Inn, Vishal Apartment & Shopping Centre, Andheri (E), Tel.2684 7071.
133 Highway Residency, Sahar Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 2824 2662.
134 Hilton Mumbai International Airport, Sahar Airport Road, Tel. 2838 0000.
135 Hyatt Regency, Sahar Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 6696 1234.
136 Imperial Palace, J.B. Nagar, Andheri (E), Tel. 2682 0234 / 2682 2874.
137 International, Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Tel.6694 7010.
138 Kohinoor Continental, Andheri-Kurla Road, J.B. Nagar, Andheri (E), Tel.66919000
139 Oritel, Chandivali Studio Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 28475656/1920
140 Penisula Grand Hotel, 90 ft. Road, Sakinaka Junction, Andheri (E), Tel.2851 9191.
141 Kumaria Presidency, Marol Naka, Andheri-Kurla Road, Tel. 28352601.
142 Landmark, Bhawani Nagar, Marol, Andheri (E), Tel. 29257000-07.
143 Leela Kemplinski, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 66911234, Fax:66911212.
144 Mirage, Near International Airport, Andheri (E), Tel. 6672 1234.
145 Regent, 176, Chunawala Complex, Ramkrishna Mandir Road, Andheri (E) Tel.28342020.
146 Residency, Suren Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 2684 1234.
147 Sai Palace, Andheri (E), Tel. 2681 5050 / 6452 5050.
148 Samraj, Chakala Road, Andheri, Tel. 6692 5771.
149 Silveri Inn, Marol Maroshi Road, Anderi (E), Tel. 42359999.
150 Suba Galaxy, Andheri (E), Tel. 2682 1184 / 4272.
151 Sun N Sheel, Andheri Kurla Road (E), Tel. 2823 8811.
152 Suncity, 16th Road, MIDC Marol, Andheri (E), Tel. 28306131
153 Sun N Sheel, Kakat Corner, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Tel.2822 1480.
154 Svenika Mumbai, SAB TV Road, Off. Link Road, Andheri (W), Tel. 44310000.
155 Tirupati, Marol Maroshi Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 2925 0203.
156 The Lalit, Sahar Airport, Tel. 66992222.
157 The Waterstones Hotel, Off. International Airport, Sahar, Andheri (E), Tel. 40906450 / 6633.
158 Travellers Inn, Off. Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 66755500
159 Tunga International, MIDC Central Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 61446464
160 Tunga Paradise, MIDC Central Road, Andheri (E), Tel. 67898900.
161 Comfort Inn Heritage, Saint Savta Mali Marg, Tel. 2371 4891.
162 Nagina, Dr. B.A. Road, Tel. 2377 7400 (09).
163 Rajdoot, 19, Jackeria Bunder Road, Nr. Cotton Green Station, Tel. 23714444
164 Celebrations, Palm Beach Marg, Tel. 2780 0403.
165 Country Inn & Suites by Carison, TTC Industrial Area, MIDC, Mahape, Tel.61594000.
166 Four Points by Sheraton, 30-A, Vashi, Tel. 2781 7777.
167 Fortune Select Exotica, Palm Beach Road, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Tel. 39884444
168 Highway View, Opp. Sanpada Railway Station, New Mumbai, Tel. 27831195.
169 IBIS Navi Mumbai, ITC Industrial Estate, Thane-Belapur Road, Turbhe, Tel.6762 4576.
170 K Star, Sector-11, Navi Mumbai, Tel. 6793 9111-20.
171 Majestic Court Sarvar Portico, TTC Industrial Area, Mahape, Tel. 61554466.
172 Ramada Navi Mumbai, Millennium Business Park, MIDC, Mahape, Tel. 61514000.
173 Royal Orchid Central Grazia, Sect-19, Palm Beach Road, Vashi, Tel.4171 2345.
174 Royal Tulip, Sector 7, Kharghar, Tel. 3365 3365.
175 Supreme Heritage, Sec-19, Vashi, Tel. 2765 0580.
176 The Park, Sector-10, Belapur, Tel.2758 9000.
177 Tunga Raganza, Sec-30-A, Vashi, Tel. 6680 1111.
178 Yogi Midtown, TTC, Indl. Area, Turbhe, Tel. 6608 1111.
179 Grand Sarovar Premier, A.K. Plaza, Goregaon, Tel. 2871 8000.
180 Khwaishh Presidency, Kanch Pada Ramchandran Lane, Malad (W), Tel.2888 5556/ 5559 / 61.
181 Laxmi International, Laxmi Singh Estate, S.V. Road, Goregaon (W), Tel. 2873 6506, 2872 2777, 3554.
182 Manali, Manchhubhai Road, Malad (E), Tel. 2889 9810-14.
183 The Resort, Madh Marve Road, Malad (W), Tel. 2844 7777.
184 The Retreat, Erangal Beach, Madh Marve Road, Malad, Tel. 2881 3500.
185 Westin Mumbai, WE Highway, Tel. 6147 0000.
186 Granville, Kora Kendra Ground, Borivali (W), Tel. 6154 2424.
187 Four Seasons, Dr. E. Moses Road, Tel. 2481 8000.
188 Hilltop, Worli Naka, Tel. 2496 1858.
189 Kohinoor Park, Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi, Tel. 2431 0421.
190 View, Worli Naka, Tel. 24961858.
191 TC Grand Central Sheraton, 287, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Parel, Tel. 2410 1010.
192 Palladium Hotel, 462, Sanapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Tel. 6162 8000.
193 Jewel of Chembur, Opp. BMC Office, Chembur, Tel. 2527 5000, Fax: 2528 4133.
194 Pearl, 19th Rd. Corner, Chembur, Tel. 2528 4025 / 26.
195 Rajhans, Opp. Railway Stn., Chembur, Tel. 6785 6666.
196 Meluha - The Fern, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Tel. 2575 5555/ 4261 1111.
197 Ramada Powari, Tel. 6777 6000.
198 Renaissance, Powai, Tel. 6692 8888.
199 Rodas , Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Tel. 6693 6969 / 4007 5555.
200 Residence, Saki Vihar Road, Tel. 2858 5100.
201 Fortune Park Lake City, Jupitar Medi Park, Eastern Express Highway, Thane, Tel. 3988 4422.
202 Hide Out (Intl. Eco Centre), Thappar Pada, Jhadpoli Village, Tal-Vikramgar, Thane, Tel. 2920 9030.
203 Capitol, Majiwada Junction, Ghodbandar Road, Thane (W), Tel. 2173 4444.
204 Prasad International, Nr. Dahisar Check Post, WE Highway, Thane, Tel.28458210.
205 Royal Garden Resort, 9 km. from Dahisar Check Post, Bhayander Thane, Tel.66998946.
206 Royal Inn, Old Agra Road, Tel. 217221725051.
207 Saffron Suites, Sasupada Village, Ahmedabad Highway, Tel. 6948 8027.
208 Satkar Residency, Pokhran Road 1, Thane (W), Tel. 2598 5858.
209 Sharada International, Nr. Malhar Talkies, Naupada, Thane (W), Tel. 6734 9999.
210 Sharanam, Eastern Express Highway, Thane, Tel. 2582 5225.
211 Tip Top Plaza, LBS Marg, Check Naka, Thane (W), Tel. 6793 5593.
212 Vihangs Inn, Ghodbandar Road, Kapurbawadi, Tel. 2584 2030-2
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  • Be on the Beach
  • You can’t visit Mumbai and not have fun on its beaches. Of these, the two most popular are the Juhu Beach and the Chowpatty Beach. The former has metamorphosed from being a narrow sand bar off the coast of Salcette Island in the 19th century to one that has at its edge the most elite suburb of the city. In fact, visitors come here not just for the beach but also to have a look at the imposing bungalows of the film stars. The Chowpatty Beach is the one with larger crowds simply because it is so very accessible. And not only that, it has a row of shops that offer some of the most delicious snacks by way of chaats, bhelpuris, pav bhaji and of course an assortment of kulfis and ice-creams. You can also walk down from here to Marine Drive, called the Queen’s Necklace, and marvel at a skyline that truly defines the soul of Mumbai. Some of the other beaches, located at quite a distance, are those at Madh Island and the ones at Marve and Manori. The one at Gorai is where the Global Vipassana Pagoda is located.

  • Walk into the Past
  • Museums in Mumbai have always been a big draw, offering great glimpses into not only the rich past of the city but the country as well. The city has over 15 museums catering to varied subjects such as archaeology, ancient art, natural history, science and technology, contemporary art, flora and fauna, and so on. The biggest of all such museums is undoubtedly the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. It dates back to 1905 when its foundations were laid by Prince of Wales and is home to a rich collection of artefacts ranging from sculptures, miniature paintings, coins, etc. Another interesting museum is that of the Bombay Natural History Society which showcases a very rare and prestigious collection of faunal biodiversity in India, which includes bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian specimens – well-preserved and open to researchers too. And there is also the fascinating Nehru Centre which has a permanent exposition, ‘Discovery of India’, which unfolds varied aspects of Indian culture and its journey through times through its 14 galleries.

  • Take a Bollywood Tour
  • For anyone who comes to Mumbai, Bollywood is always high on the sightseeing itinerary. But while you may not be allowed to enter the gates of any film studio on your own, there is now a wonderful way of going about it. Take the ‘Bollywood Tour’. It gives you the opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes as you visit the sets of films or television programmes. You may be lucky enough to come close to some of Bollywood’s biggest stars and at the very least you will get an insight into all the creative pain and effort that goes into the making of ‘entertainment’.

  • Explore the Architecture At Mumbai
  • Apart from the high-rise buildings that today dominate the Mumbai landscape, the city is also known for the British style of architecture. It also has several other architectural masterpieces as found in caves, forts, churches, mosques, temples, modern shopping malls, huge bungalows, etc. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, for instance, has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its highly impressive architectural and technological innovations.

Nearby Tourist Destinations
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  • Mahabaleshwar

    Winding roads, a cool breeze at all times, vantage points offering breathtaking views of hills and valleys, plenty of strawberries to gorge on and a main street full of shops offering all kinds of curios and snacks. Doesn’t it sound exciting? Well, that’s Mahabaleshwar for you which along with Panchgani makes for a wonderful holiday or even just a weekend getaway.

    264 kms
  • Matheran
    At a time when even some of the most remote tourist places have begun to suffer from pollution, primarily due to the increase in vehicles, can there be a hill station which can lay claim to being totally free of such ill-effects? Surprisingly, there is one, and it remains free of noxious pollutants mainly because no motorized vehicles are allowed on its tiny roads or the pathways that lead into deep woods. This is Matheran, Asia’s tiniest hill station but with lots to offer by way of scenic view points, long treks through forested areas, and a quaintness of its own.
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  • Pune

    There was a time when Pune was known as a Pensioner’s Paradise – home to those who had retired and wanted a peaceful life in a salubrious environment. Now of course Pune has grown into a vibrant metro, a hub of education, industry, information technology, entertainment, and so on. But what makes Pune still more significant is that it is a place from where you can plan several exciting trips to hill-stations, forts, and places of pilgrimage, not to forget an adventurous package too.

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