MUMBAI: There are many places in Mumbai which attract tourists and those who want to enjoy time in the city .The Mumbai city was developed built by British ruler’s .South Mumbai area was developed by them first. Therefore this area still has the charm of that period. But the main South Mumbai area has such heritage buildings , places and famous bazaars which a visitor must visit to feel the pilse of the city .Following are some details :
GATEWAY OF INDIA
The British government erected this monument as the memorial of visit of dignitaries of British Royal family .So , it was named by them as Gateway of India .Usually the British dignitaries travelled by sea route to India and this was their Gate to India on arrival .
This place still attracts a lot of foreign tourists .Most of the tourists and visitors don’t miss a chance to take their picture with Gate of India in the background .
TAJ MAHAL HOTEL
Exactly opposite to the Gateway of India, stands Taj Mahal Hotel which is still the most expensive destination in the city to stay in.There are two buildings of the Taj Hotel but the old one is still very attractive due to its architecture and design.
The CSTM headquarter which was called as VT is also a heritage building most tourists prefer to visit.The BMC Headquarter, Times of India building ,Anjuman Isam building situated in the area around are all stand as the imposing memory of British period .
JAMA MASJID, MUMBAI
Jama Masjid Mumbai is situated at Crawford market area , near Police Commissioner office .The near bye area is the Bazar area .Crawford market ,Lohar Chawl , Zaveri bazar , Abdul Rehman street , Musafir Khana ,manish market are all famous market areas of south Mumbai .
MUMBAI DEVI MANDIR
The Mumba devi mandir is situated at Pydhoni .It is said that Mumbai’s name has been derived from the diety of this Mandir .
The Mumba – Devi Mandir is also situated in the heart of Bazar area. Kalba Devi , Zaveri bazar ,Pydhonie ( The market of ayurvedic and unani herbs and medicines ) ,Nakhuda Mohalla , Mohammed Ali Road ,Bhindi bazar are situated around this Mandir.Famous Hamidiya Masjid ,Minara Masjid and Pydhonie Police station are also neighbors of Mumbai Devi Mandir .