Fourth International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering
Mumbai, India, March 31st - April 3rd, 2016

Tourist Attractions in Mumbai

Gateway of India:
As one approaches the city of Mumbai from the sea, one is greeted by the imposing and beautiful Gateway of India. The Gateway is a monument that was opened in 1924 and was built to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary on their visit to India in 1911. Combining elements of the Roman triumphal arch and the 16th-century architecture of Gujarat, this was the place where viceroys and governors landed on their visit to India. It is now the city’s foremost tourist attraction and a popular gathering place for locals, vendors and photographers.
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Marine Drive:
Also known as “The Queen’s Necklace” for the way it glimmers when the lights come on after sunset, Marine Drive is a 4.3-kilometre long boulevard in South Mumbai which links Nariman Point, Colaba and Cuffe Parade to Malabar Hill. The highlight of Marine Drive is the promenade lined with Palm trees where locals gather to take a deep breath and view the rising and setting sun. There are several restaurants lining this road at the northern end of which is Chowpatty beach.
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Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus):
Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a historical railway station which serves as the hub around which the pulse of Mumbai rises and falls. Designed by Frederick William Stevens in the High Victorian Gothic style, the structure is built of sandstone and embellished with marble. It was built in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It is the busiest railway station in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains.
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Chowpatty Beach:
Being on the coast, Mumbai is home to several beaches. But perhaps the most famous public beach of all is the Chowpatty beach near the Girgaon area in South Mumbai. It is still a favourite spot which bustles with activity every evening as locals and tourists alike gather to enjoy the setting sun and the fresh air. Here one can enjoy all kinds of chats, tikkis and of course, Mumbai’s most famous bhelpuri from one of many beachside stalls. The highlight every year at Chowpatty is the immersion of the idols of Lord Ganesha at the end of the ten-day long festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
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Elephanta Caves:
The Elephanta Caves, UNESCO world heritage site are sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island (also known as Gharapuri) 10 km east of Mumbai. It is an hour away from the Gateway by boat. It contains two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The rock cut architecture dates back to between the 5th and 8th centuries. The highlight of these caves is the 20m high sculpture depicting a three-headed Shiva.
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Flora Fountain:
It stands at a busy five-point intersection in the heart of the commercial Fort area. The beautifully sculptured fountain was erected in the memory of the Governer, Sir Henery Bartle Edward Frere, as a tribute for his contribution towards the building of Mumbai.
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Prince of Wales Museum:
This famous structure is built in the Indo-saracenic Style by Wikket in honour of King George V, when he visited India. It was he who had laid the Foundation stone in 1905. The attractive museum has three main sections Art, Archaeology and Natural History. It is filled with fine collection of Chinese Jade pieces, oil painting and miniature painting. One should not miss a miniature model of the Parsi Tower of silence, as admission to the actual tower is not available to non-Parsi.

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1. Experience Mumbai
2. Experience Incredible India
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