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Mumbai Travel GuideMumbai, formerly known as Bombay, the cosmopolitan capital of Maharashtra and financial and commercial capital of India is also known as the New York of India. Its nickname is Bollywood for the film industry in Mumbai which produces over 400 films a year and is therefore, the largest movie industry in the world. Mumbai, one of the India’s Tourist attractions has a centuries old history and many sites of tourist interest. Some of them are: Afghan Church dedicated to the British soldiers who fell in the Sind and Afghan campaigns of 1838 and 1843. Chaitya Bhoomi is the memorial of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is considered to be architecturally one of the finest stations in the world. Flora Fountain was erected to honor Sir Bartle Frere, a former governor of Bombay and named after the Greek goddess Flora.

Gothic/Victorian famous for buildings of the Fort Area and University of Mumbai, Rajabhai Tower, the Mumbai High Court, the Old Secretariat, and the Institute of Science. Gateway of India has an imposing gateway arch in the Indo-Saracenic style with Gujarati and Islamic elements such as wooden carvings. This area is also the departing point for ferries plying to Elephanta Island and other beaches across the port. Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach is a pleasant promenade continues along the beach with the Chowpatty Beach area. Elephanta Caves are located in the Mumbai harbor off the coast of Mumbai, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Haji Ali Dargah, situated in the middle of Worli Bay, is a shrine dedicated to the memory of a Muslim saint. Jehangir Art Gallery showcases contemporary art for Mumbai´s art enthusiasts. Juhu Beach is a wonderful place to bring kids, as it doubles up as an amusement park, play ground, and open-air restaurant. Mumbai, itinerary of India Travel Guide offers many other places of tourist attractions to enjoy!

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