The Gateway of India
An imposing yellow basalt ceremonial gateway, built to commemorate the visit of George V in 1911.
Remarkable 5th century temples, carved out of the living rock, set on a small island across Mumbai's harbour.
The Prince of Wales Museum
An impressive Indo-Saracenic building that houses an excellent collection, including miniature paintings, Buddhist images and sculptures, originally from the Elephanta Caves.
Mahatma Gandhi's temporary residence (1917-1934) houses the Gandhi museum. The memorial, dedicated to the father of the Nation, has a dictorial gallery, a 20000 volume research archive diorama on Gandhi's life.
This mausoleum built in the memory of a Muslim saint is located at sea and is approachable during low tide by a narrow causeway.
The Mumbadevi Temple
The temple of the Mother Goddess after whom Mumbai is named.The bustling, colorful streets surrounding it also make a fascinating walk.
The Banganga Temple
An ancient temple complex right in the heart of Mumbai, that traces its origins back to the legends of the epic Ramayana, over 3,000 years ago.
Bandra Kurla Complex
The Bandra Kurla Complex (or “BKC” as it is colloquially referred to) is a planned commercial complex towards the Northern suburbs of Mumbai.
The complex is the first of a series of such centres that have been established to create a new hub of commercial activity in the city. The undertaking has met with tremendous success given the number of world class office complexes that have come up here over the last 10 years. The emerging financial hub of the city houses the headquarters of The Asian Heart Institute, ICICI Bank, the soon to open Bharat Diamond Bourse, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, American School of Bombay, Fortune500, the British Deputy High Commission, the soon-to-open American Consulate, the Reliance Convention Centre which is still under development and many more.
Conceived as far back as 1977, the complex bears testament to the foresight of the city’s developing authorities who saw the need for it more than 30 years ago.
Wide tree-lined roads lead you into the complex, cocooned away from the heavy traffic of the city. The complex is administered by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and has vast exhibition grounds which have also hosted performances by international recording artists like Shakira, Beyonce, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Roger Waters and Iron Maiden.
The commercial development in Bandra Kurla Complex has seen private enterprise and government offices grow side by side with pharmaceutical companies, information technology companies, banks and financial institutions. An important hub for trade shows and entertainment, the Bandra Kurla Complex is a perfect amalgamation of business and pleasure.
With an attempt to create a world class commercial complex, the MMRDA encouraged development in the area that now houses the majestic glass and steel structures of companies such as ICICI, Citibank, State Bank of India, IL & FS, Bank of Baroda, Securities Exchange Board of India and Reserve Bank of India - quite literally the entire Indian financial market.
The first buyer in the area was the Bharat Diamond Bourse in 1995. Between 1995 and 2006 numerous institutions, ranging from hospitals to sports associations, have sought a presence in Bandra Kurla Complex. The Asian Heart Institute has set up one of the finest facilities for cardiac care in the city here, while the Mumbai Cricket Association has developed a state-of-the-art cricket stadium and indoor training facility. Others who have sought a Bandra Kurla Complex address include the Regional Passport Office, the Income Tax department, the Maharashtra Maritime Board and Institute of Chartered Accountants, in addition to a host of financial institutions.
These developments have established the Bandra Kurla Complex as Mumbai's second business district and it is now well known as an international finance and business centre.