The Journey Continued…
In case you are wondering, why we are starting with a heading titled ‘Journey Continued’. That is because this is our second segment on the complete tour guide for Mumbai. If you are still missing out on the first part, please go through this post, so that you don’t miss out much. We are on a particular route that covers the best aspects of Mumbai Tourism, and we have provided a detailed map on Explore Mumbai in one day.
Mumbai enjoys a tropical climate, explicitly a tropical wet and dry atmosphere under the classification of Köppen climate, with seven months of dryness and pinnacle of downpours in July. The cooler season from December to February is trailed by the mid-year season from March to June. The period from June to September end establishes the south-west rain season, and October and November structure the post-rainy season.
Mumbai is also known as the ‘City of Firsts’, in light of the fact that the city has always been the first to receive every facility. Juhu Aerodrome, set up in the year of 1903 in Mumbai, was the first Indian Airport. Apart from that, in the year 1903, the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai became the first 5-star hotel to be inaugurated in India. It also had the first railway terminal called the Bori Bunder, presently known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
The establishment of BEST in the year of 1926, marked the initiation of the first public bus service in India. Mumbai was also graced with the first of the Electric Rail System which now has become a treasured relic of the past. It is also the only city to have skywalks in the present. Thus, Mumbai has played a massive role in the advancement and development of India.
Royal Bombay Yacht Club
The Bombay Yacht Club was established in 1846 by Henry Morland as the commodore of the club, and after 30 years, on the proposal of Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse, the term ‘Royal’ was allowed to be added to its name by Queen Victoria. The Royal Bombay Yacht Club is one of the premier clubs which was established in Colaba of Mumbai.
The seafront clubhouse was worked in 1881 and got various noticeable guests during its initial ten years, including the H.R.H. Sovereign Arthur, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and American railroad multimillionaire Mr. William Kissam Vanderbilt who was the part proprietor of America’s Cup winner in 1895.
The club offers room chambers for living arrangement, a bar, a parlor, an eatery, assembly halls, a club shop, a library, and sleeping room, notwithstanding cruising services in the Arabian Sea. In 1894, the Commissioners of the Lord High Admiral presented the Blue Ensign of Her Majesty’s Fleet to the club, with a Star of India crested by the Imperial Crown.
Another clubhouse was worked in 1896. The architecture of the clubhouse was a blend of Venetian Gothic with Indian Saracenic and was built to give accommodation facilities to members and visiting partners.
In 2006, the club was visited by Admiral Sir Jonathan Band, the First Sea Lord, KCB, ADC, President of the Royal Naval Club who was also the Chief of the Naval Staff, and Lady Sarah Band, along with other senior officers of the Fleet. In the year of 2013, the Royal Bombay Yacht Club Residential Chambers got a merit award in the Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards of UNESCO.
Sports Culture of Mumbai
Cricket is more prominent than other games in the city. Mumbai is known for being the home to the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Indian Premier League. The cricket team of Mumbai represented the city in the Ranji Trophy and has won around 40 titles, which is the most by any team. Mumbai Indians which is the Indian Premier League team is additionally based in the city.
Football is another well-known game in the city, with the FIFA World Cup and the English Premier League being pursued widely. In the Indian Super League, the city was represented by Mumbai City FC.
In Hockey, Mumbai is home to the Mumbai Magicians and Mumbai Marines in the Hockey India League and World Series Hockey respectively.
The Regal Cinema situated at Colaba Causeway, is an Art deco Movie theater, in Mumbai, India. Worked by Framji Sidhwa, the film that was first to be broadcast at the Regal Cinema was The Devil’s Brother, a Laurel and Hardy work in 1933.
Opened in 1933, Regal was planned by Charles Stevens, the son of the well-known nineteenth-century designer F. W. Stevens. Its insides with broad mirror-work were structured by the Czech craftsman Karl Schara. The primary auditorium had a theme of sunrays in light jade green and orange. Its insides were intended to make an impression of coolness, airiness, and size in amicability with the advanced and intricate architecture of the building’s exteriors.
The elevator constructed from the parking zone was a noteworthy advancement at the time it was built. As per the Limca Book of Records, it is the first theatre to be completely air-conditioned in India.
Today, it is a multi-purpose building consolidating a cinema with several street-level shops.
Film Industry of Mumbai
Mumbai is known for its film industry. Aside from being marked a city with an undying soul, Mumbai is quite often connected with Hindi film, attributable to the way that Mumbai is the nurturer of Indian film.
As of late, the Bollywood Industry completed its centennial and that can be regarded as proof enough of how profoundly imbued are motion pictures and the film industry in the life of Mumbai and its occupants.
From the incredible Shah Rukh Khan to Salman Khan, the Kapoors and Khannas to the celebrated performers of the industry, Bollywood has been viewed as a lifesaver for the entertainment of this city as well as the rest of India.
Worked in 1865 in honor of the Duke of Wellington, a faithful servant of the British Crown who visited Bombay between 1801 and 1804, the Wellington fountain was one of the early impressions for the city, the guest arriving by means of the Gateway of India had. Hailed for being one of the principal men to compose on the rationality of the famine in India, the Duke was memorialized with this landmark.
Worked in the Neo-Classical style at an expense of Rs 12,000, the wellspring’s site was picked by Henry Conybeare, where the Duke had involved tents for living arrangement amid his visits. Planned by Lt Colonel JJ Scott, its development was administered by General Augustus Fuller.
Due, to weathering and lack of proper maintenance, the fountain had undergone several external damage and degradation, but recently, after a constant dedication of three years, the fountain has been restored to its previous glory.
Chunilal Mulchand & Co.
The Chunilal Mulchand & Co. is a renowned supplier and trading company, established in the year of 2010, and has gained immense popularity in the field of being one of the leading sellers of furnishing products.
The company deals in various home furnishing goods and products like curtains, bed covers, Jaipuri print bed sheets, organza curtains, and much more.
There we go again folks, we have covered our best four places to visit in Mumbai for Day 2. In the segment of this Mumbai Tour guide you are going to find some more places to explore in Mumbai that will surely make your trip a worthwhile memory.