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Landmarks in Mumbai and Ahmedabad

by Anushka Rajapurkar VJ & Actress

If exploring the unexplored places or history happens to be a passion for you, we will help you to make your travel comfortable. Enable Travel specialises in ‘disabled tourism’ i.e. we ensure that tourist spaces remain accessible to you.

One such tourist spot happens to be Mumbai, which is a bustling metropolis and India’s financial capital. Observe the streets and it is constantly crowded with people whether it is day or night. However, Mumbai has a glorious history as we can find on its various historic structures. It is also surprising to discover that once upon a time, Mumbai was a group of seven islands which were underdeveloped. The credit of developing this metropolis solely goes to the British.


Here are some of the important landmarks of Mumbai:


Gateway of India


Any visit Mumbai is not complete without a visit to the Gateway of India. A soul of the city, it is an important landmark which is dated to 1924. A colossal arch, the structure was built using the Indo-Saracenic style. Initially built to welcome King George V in 1911, the structure reached completion only in 1924. Near the Gateway of India, we also come across the Taj Mahal Hotel, which was opened 1903. An important landmark and heritage structure in its own right, this five-star hotel is regarded by many as a luxurious and prestigious hotel in India.


Elephanta Caves


Located close to Mumbai, these caves can be accessed by a boat ride from the Gateway of India. The caves here consist of two groups. The first group consists of five Hindu caves and the other one consists of two Buddhist Caves. Built using Basalt, the caves sustained damages under the Portuguese rule. In 1987, the caves were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an aim to conserve the artwork.


Aarey Milk Colony


Located in Goregaon, the Aarey Milk Colony is a flourishing milk production centre. However there are various gardens and lakes which make it a major tourist attraction.


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Like Mumbai, Ahmedabad in Gujarat also has important tourist attractions. Here are some of these places:


Sabarmati Ashram


The Sabarmati Ashram happens to be an important landmark in Ahmedabad as it attracts history lovers. Also recognised as Gandhi Ashram, this place witnessed important events in the Indian History. Gandhiji preferred the scenery of River Sabarmati due to which the Ashram was established here.


Manek Chowk


Manek Chowk which can be found in the old city happens to be Ahmedabad’s food street. This street is also surrounded by structures like Mahurat Pol, Rani no Hajiro, Badshah no Hajiro and Ahmedabad Stock Exchange. In this street, we get to enjoy the taste of the street food of Gujarat.


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About Anushka Rajapurkar Freshman   VJ & Actress

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Joined APSense since, September 1st, 2017, From Mumbai, India.

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