Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Mumbai Diary - The Gateway Of India

Located on the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, overlooking Arabian sea stands this magnificent monument named Gateway Of India. It was constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. Designed by architect George Wittet this monument was opened on 4th Dec 1924 by the viceroy, the Earl of Reading.

A very popular tourist spot and of course overcrowded too. Don't forget to carry your sun cap and sunglasses. We spent about an hour or so there , the sun was very unkind that day.

Took lots of pictures, strolled all around the monument many times. Taj Palace  Hotel is just a stone throw away from GOI. Tried one of the many  local photographers for family clicks and glad that the pictures came out fabulous.  Not sharing those pictures here. I do recommend that you carry a pen drive or hard drive so that you can save the original clicks as you are handover ed  the printed version only.

You will find many agents approaching you for selling  Ferry Boat Trip to Elephant Caves. There are ample boats available at regular intervals.

The design of Gateway is a combination of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. The archs follow Muslim design while the decorations depict Hindu style.

Below is a view from the ferry boat which shows the majestic monument, Taj Palace Hotel and Mumbai docks. 



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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Mumbai Diary - Bandra Worli Sea Link - Rajeev Gandhi Setu

Bandra Worli Sea Link is also called Rajeev Gandhi Gandhi Setu. It is a cable stayed bridge which links Bandra west suburbs of Mumbai to Worli in South Mumbai. This link carries four lanes of traffic in each direction. It was opened for public on 30th June 2009.

The toll plaza has a toll collection system.

The link reduces the travelling time between Bandra to Worli  by half.

The sea link is managed by an efficient bridge management system.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Mumbai Diary - Sri Sri Radha Rasa Bihari Temple ISKCON

ISKCON Temple OF Mumbai is one of the most visited temples of India. It is located just very near to the Juhu Beach.

This marble  beauty is spread over four acres of land .

The temple was opened in 14th January 1978. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple but one can take pictures around the complex.

It is an extremely beautiful and well maintained temple. The prasad distributed outside the temple is simply divine.

Mumbai Diary - Mannat, Shahrukh Khan's Bungalow

Our taxi driver insisted that we see Shahrukh Khan's house  "Mannat" located at Bandstand in South Bandra. It is a heritage bungalow which King Khan bought in the yeat 2005.

Later Khan built a six floor house right behind the heritage bungalow .

The house faces the beautiful seashore.

Mumbai Dairy - Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre

 A quick click from our taxi as we passed through famous Lilavati Hospital. It is a private hospital located at Bandra in Mumbai.

Beautiful Sun - En route To Shirdi Dhaam

A capture from the car en route to Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.