Famous monuments in Mumbai

Mumbai city, an urban metropolis has been a silent spectator of India's colonial history and diverse culture. There is a plethora of famous monuments in Mumbai. Mumbai abounds in magnificent architectural landmarks, epigraphic edifices and majestic monuments.

Mumbai metropolis the epicenter of India's industrial and financial capital also houses the nation's entertainment industry. Thus Mumbai is always teeming with visitors seeking employment, sightseeing or even eager to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars.

A trip to Mumbai remains incomplete without a stopover at the sensational Gateway of India, the commemorative monument built by George Whittel in honor of King George V and Queen Mary visit to India in 1911. Film City located on the outskirts of National Park is another place swarming with stars, starlets, producers, directors, and technicians that tourists flock to after seeking special permission to meet their favorite stars.

The Bombay High Court flaunting an impressive colonial architecture is another must see location strategically placed overlooking the Mumbai University and the Oval Maidan. The exquisite Flora Fountain also known as Hutatma Chowk or Martyr's Square that pays a tribute to all those who laid their lives in the Maratha battlefield stands tall in the city's epicenter amidst the maddening hustle and bustle.

The primordial Elephanta Caves located on Gharapuri Island and adorned with ornate sculptures and shrines reverberates with spirituality and is thus a tourist's haven.

Last Updated on 23 May 2013