Friday, August 30, 2013

A Sneak Preview of Some Sea-side Attractions in Mumbai

A glorious metropolis and a prominent financial centre of India, Mumbai depicts the multihued shades of country’s yesteryears and today. From fascinating beaches to lively museums and remarkable monuments to rocking nightlife, the city has it all and justly catches the fancy of tons of holidaymakers buying air tickets on flights for a fun-filled holiday in India. 

Mumbai has an extensive coastline that features myriads of attractions all along. Some shed lights on city’s modern-day ethos while others take one back to the bygone era. And fortunately, most of them are free attractions and leave indelible marks on one’s heart and mind. Here is a sneak preview of some most captivating among them. 

Gateway of India
The glorious monument is a symbol of British Raj in India and is a right stop to behold Mumbai’s heritage and artistic appeal. It was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V in the country and boasts a striking architectural and historical essence. It is now a popular picnic spot for Mumbaikars and also allures hordes of tourists buying tickets aboard flights headed for India’s financial capital.    

Chowpatty Beach
Impressive bay views, soul-soothing sea breeze and immense opportunities for dining and shopping make this place a big hit among holidaymakers bagging flights tickets for arriving in Mumbai. At evening, the atmosphere here becomes more like a carnival. It is because the locals as well as tourists in hordes visit the place to relish breathtaking sunset views and to grab a bite of Mumbai’s yummy street foods.

Haji Ali Mosque
Situated on an islet off the Worli Bay, this holy shrine is a popular pilgrimage site in Mumbai and is a major attraction for travellers grabbing flights tickets to discover city’s religious and cultural essence. The sheer spectacle of its awe-inspiring Islamic architecture and the blessings of the great Sufi saint Haji are some prerogatives for tourists visiting the mosque.

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