Gateway of India
The Gateway of India, with its regal arches, stands guard facing the Arabian Sea at Apollo Bunder in bustling Colaba area of Mumbai. The most popular tourist attraction, it is the unofficial icon of the city of Mumbai and is a reminder of its rich colonial history as Bombay. It is the first structure to welcome visitors entering the city by sea, it is popularly called ‘Taj Mahal of Mumbai’.
Marine Drive is a 3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay and links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill. Large crowds of people come to this place to stride along the beautiful walkway and to view the stunning sight of the setting sun at dusk. Marine Drive is also referred to as 'Queen's necklace', because the street lights make the road look like a string of pearls and create an illusion of a necklace, when viewed at night from any elevated point along the pathway of the drive.
The Haji Ali Dargah is a reminder of the multi-cultural roots of Mumbai. It is open to all people irrespective of their faith. It has been braving the seas for over six centuries now and is a beacon of hope for the faithful. Amongst the patron saints of the city, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah has immortalized himself in the city’s sea and its rocks.
Girgaon Chowpati Beach
Girgaon Chowpatty is one of the famous public beaches adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon area of Mumbai, India. The beach is noted for its Ganesh Visarjan celebrations when thousands of people from all over Mumbai and Pune come to immerse the idols of Lord Ganesh in the Arabian Sea.
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