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7 Most Iconic Places That Literally Define The Spirit Of Mumbai


The Mayanagri has an abundance of historical monuments that are famous for their intricate architecture. From Gateway To India to Siddhivinayak Temple, here’s a list of some of the legendary monuments in the city that gives us a glimpse of the bygone eras and also tell us about the historical importance. So read on folks!

1. Gateway Of India

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Kicking off the list with the iconic Gateway Of India that overlooks the serene Arabian Sea. It stands tall at a whopping height of 85 ft and is built of reinforced concrete and yellow basalt. Being a prime tourist spot in the city, the Gateway Of India hosts over 2k visitors on a daily basis. The best time to visit this spot is during the evening when it’s warmly lit! 

Where | Gateway Of India - Apollo Bandar, Colaba

2. Siddhivinayak Temple

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Built-in 1901, Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the richest temples in the country. The inner roof is made of gold and images of Ashtavinayak are carved on the doors. This temple is frequently visited by politicians and Bollywood stars & is super crowded during festivals. Seek prayers from Lord Ganesha and take in the marvelous architecture ASAP!

Where | Siddhivinayak Temple - SK Bole Marg, Prabhadevi
Timings | 5:30 AM - 9:50 PM

3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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This iconic terminus was designed by British architecture and is one of the busiest railway stations in India. It took 10 years to complete this terminus that’s built in the Victorian Gothic style. Today, it has 18 platforms, air-conditioned dormitories and has also featured in films like Ra. One and Slumdog Millionnaire.

Where | Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Fort

4. Haji Ali Dargah

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The Haji Ali Dargah contains the tomb of Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and is related to legends about doomed lovers. Located on the Worli Bay, this mosque is a stunning example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. This 600-year-old dargah sees over 80K visitors per week and a trip to the city is incomplete without seeking prayers @ Haji Ali Dargah!

Where | Haji Ali Dargah - Dargah Rd, Haji Ali

5. The Taj Mahal Palace

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A heritage, luxury hotel located next to Gateway Of India, The Taj Mahal Palace flung its door open in 1903. This hotel has housed many famous personalities over the year, including Lord Mountbatten, Bill Clinton, Ratanbhai Petit and Micky Correa. Bask in the glorious architecture and luxurious services at the stunning Taj Mahal Palace right away!

Where | The Taj Mahal Palace - Apollo Bandar, Colaba
Tariff | Rs 33,000 Onwards (As Recorded On 16th December, 2019)
Call Them | +91 2266 653 366
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6. Bandra Worli Sea Link

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Bandra Worli Sea Link is a bridge suspended over the Mahim Bay and has an average traffic of over 35k vehicles on a daily basis. It is one of the first cable-stayed bridges that is constructed on an open sea in the country. The toll plaza has 16 lanes and is backed by diesel generators. 

Where | Bandra Worli Sea Link - Mahim Bay

7. Mount Mary Church

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A Roman Catholic Church nestled in the bustling streets of Bandra, Mount Mary Church is known for the feast of Blessed Virgin Mary that is followed by a week-long celebration. Lakhs of devotees visit this church yearly and the glorious interiors will defo leave you awestruck.

Where | Mount Mary Church - Mt Mary Rd, near Shanti Avedna Sadan, Mount Mary, Bandra West
Timings | 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Call Them | +91 2226 423 152

Fellas, get your plans workin’ and head over to explore these spots right away!