Places to Visit while Cruising Through Mumbaiby Tirun Blog Tirun Cruise
Mumbai is one of the popular ports in India when it comes to cruise vacation. Several cruises pass through the Mumbai port, allowing the passengers to explore the city. Indeed, it is the home of Bollywood and most of the people working in the industry have their home in the city; however, Mumbai is much more than that. This is one of the reasons why cruises like Royal Caribbean cruise sails its passengers through the Mumbai port to give its passengers a taste of India. Although Mumbai is a great port, passengers often do not know how to explore the city, what places they should visit, what activities they can indulge in during their stop. So, here it goes:
1. Gateway of India
Gateway of India is not something worth missing, if anyone is visiting Mumbai for the first time. Perhaps it should be the first place they must visit in the city. It is an ornate arch that was built in December 1911 to celebrate the visit and welcome King George V. It was opened to public in 1924 and was the first monument visitors saw on their visit to India. The last of British Troops which left India on February 28, 1948 passed through the Gateway of India.
2. Marine Drive
When sightseeing in Mumbai, another place that one cannot miss is the Marine Drive. It is a seaside promenade, just past the Chowpatty Beach. The mesmerizing view of the vast sea that it offers has no match.
3. Elephanta Caves
In 1987, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a temple dedicated to Hindu deity lord Shiva, and is said to be carved somewhere between 9th and the 13th century. Several images of Hindu deities are carved in the hard rock walls of the complex, which also includes a 20-feet-high gigantic image of three-heard Lord Shiva, as the protector, creator, and destroyer.
4. Jain Temple, Malabar
The Jain Temple in Malabar is a thing of beauty. It is considered one of the prettiest temples in Mumbai. The entrance of the temple is adorned by two beautiful elephants. Inside the temple, the signs of zodiac have been painted on the ornate dome ceiling.
5. Dhobhi Ghat
Dhobhi Ghat has been the central laundry in Mumbai for over 350 years. More than 4,500 individuals work there to hand-scrub laundry of hospitals, hotels, restaurants all across the city. One can choose to have a paid tour of the place, or have a view from the streets above the ghat.
6. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Originally built as the Prince of Wales of Museum in 1923, its name was changed in late 90s or early 2000s to honor the Marathi king Chhatrapati Shivaji. It is considered one of the 20 best museums from around the world. The museum houses collection of several artifacts, ranging from weapons used by Mughals, Greek-influenced figures, and Indian paintings.
More than a city, Mumbai is a never ending saga. The more one explores, the more the city stretches its boundaries. It is ever-welcoming, and it is ever-sweet. So, if you visit Mumbai as one of your ports, take time to explore the city before you board your royal Caribbean cruise and cruise away from Mumbai.
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