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This is the signature landmark of Mumbai and a mandatory stop when in Mumbai. It was erected as a symbol to welcome Queen Mary and King George V of England when they paid a visit in 1911. It also has a ceremonial value, because this is where the last British troops departed from India. From the exit of the port it is 2,5 km / 25 min walk to the south or take the taxi for 50 rupee.
Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Ask a taxi driver for Banganga in Teen Batti, Malabar Hill. Not all drivers will know it, but they try their very best to find it for you. This is the beauty of the Banganga watertank. There are hardly any tourists there. There is not an awefull lot to find in and around the watertank but it a beautiful example of real Mumbai. From the exit of the port it is 9 km / 45 min. drive west. Expect to pay 100 rupee for a taxi.
2, Walkeshwar Rd, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006, India
The church gate station is next to Victoria station a mayor transportation hub. Why not hop on and take a ride to Mahalaxmi where you can find laundry service Dhobi Ghat.
Maharshi Karve Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
There are so many markets in Mumbai. Find a special one that is of your interest or visit Crawfort market. This is the market that has anything and everything. From the exit of the port it is 2,5 km / 30 min. walk north or take a taxi for 50 rupee.
Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
This is the famous library and heritage structure from 1870 in Mumbai. It is one of the 145 old buildings which have been declared as protected monuments by the government. From the exit of the port it is 2 km / 20 min walk west.
David Sassoon Library, Mumbai
The world’s largest open air laundry. Where 1 million pieces of clothes are washed every day. It is like a soapy maze down there. There are over 700 basins where about 6000 people work every day. From the exit of the port it is 8 km drive north. Best way to get there is by train from Churchgate station or taxi.
Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai
Fort Bombay is the area you will walk into as you exit the port. Take a few hours to explore this neighborhood. It is only this way that you’ll understand the significant role that the British played not that long ago. The grand buildings you’ll find here tell the story of this colony that the British once saw as the most valuable land in the world. From the exit of the port it is a 5 min. walk into the centre of Fort Bombay.
One of the most unusual mosques stand in Mumbai. Sometimes this location is visited by 40.000 people a day. You’ll need to plan your visit though. Only when the tide is low a causeway will reveal itself that runs up to the mosque in the middle of the sea. It’s not just the mosque that is the main higlight, it is everything you will see on your walk to the mosque. From the exit of the port it is 7 km / 45 min. drive to the north. Expect to pay 130 rupee for a taxi.
Dargah Rd, Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
This is a 6 km long. C-shaped promenade in Mumbai. It is nicknamed the Queens necklace for the facts it lights up in the evening and this resembles a necklace. From the exit of the port it is 4 km / 20 min. drive west. Expect to pay 70 rupee for a taxi.
Marine Drive, Mumbai
On top of Malabar Hill you’ll find Pherozeshah Mehta, (a.k.a. hanging gardens). It is famous for its animal shaped hedges. It is built on a water reservoir of Mumbai. From the exit of the port it is 9 km / 30 min drive to the west. Expect to pay 100 rupee for the taxi.
When you are going out for dinner in Mumbai you need to take a couple of things in mind. Everything you would look for in a local restaurant is what you’ll find at Khyber. Great staff and delicious food! From the exit of the port it is 2 km / 20 min walk west.
145, M G Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Mani Bavhan is the old house of Gandhi. In 1915 Gandhi returned here from South Africa and became leader of the congress party. Nowadays it is the Gandhi museum in which the history of this man and the country are featured in excellent exhibitions. From the exit of the port it is 6 km / 30 min. drive north west. Expect to pay 100 rupee for the taxi.
Laburnum Road, Near Gamdevi Police Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007, India