Explore Mumbai in one day | Best Mumbai Tour | Day 4

Day 4 of Mumbai Tour Guide

Pheww! Finally we are on our last day of Exploring Mumbai in one day. Yes! I know what you must be thinking, how can a four day long guide be talking about exploring Mumbai city in one day. That’s the point right! The city is so big that it becomes impossible for a person to go through all the places at one go. Hence, you can divide your trip like we did into four days and cover all the places while not compromising on the time spent at each of these places.

If you have missed out on our first three guides, do go check out the links that I have provided here for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of Mumbai Tourism.

One of the prominent festivals for the people of Mumbai is The Ganesh festival, which has been seen by numerous individuals for quite a long time. Since the times of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj the founder and creator of the Maratha Empire, this Ganesh Puja was celebrated in Pune, and later on, the Peshwas themselves took an interest in this celebration, as Ganesh was their deity.

The first Ganesh Puja that was celebrated in open was in 1893 and this was against the rules of the British act. During that period, Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak, a social reformer, deluded the British by presenting the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration which was a celebration in which the entire community was required to assemble to offer prayers.

This was a ploy, nonetheless, as the vast majority of the talking was utilized to trade news identified with the freedom development. This celebration was praised for 10 days and the secret information of the freedom movement was passed from one person to another.

BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange)

BSE, which was established in 1875, began off as a little group of dealers who worked under a banyan tree on Dalal Street. Following 143 years, Dalal Street is recognized by BSE’s notorious structure.

Driving stock exchange, BSE today said it has verified a trademark for its notorious structure Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers at Dalal Street in Mumbai. This denotes an essential achievement in the inception of BSE as the pinnacle has been a crucial piece of the spirit for the city.

The 28 stunning structure took very nearly 10 years to fabricate and was at last finished in 1980. At the season of its consummation, it was the tallest structure in the nation and consequently got a ton of prominences.

At first, known as BSE Towers, the structure was renamed after the late executive of BSE, Sir Phiroze Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy. They are happy that the uniqueness of this notable structure that fills in as a gauge of Indian economy has been perceived under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 by the Government of India, BSE M, and CEO Ashish Kumar Chauhan said in an announcement.

Horniman Circle

It is one amongst the biggest stops in southern Mumbai. This garden is encompassed by different places of business, primarily including the city’s leading banks. The Horniman Circle Gardens covers 12,081 square yards and is structured with a tremendous open space with fabulous structures towards the focal point of the walled city. Supplementing its rich greenery, this garden was broadly known as ‘Bombay Green’ in the eighteenth century.

Despite the fact that development works at the Horniman Circle Gardens began in 1821, it couldn’t be finished for the following 12 years. Later in 1842, the Horniman Circle Gardens was abused as a region to dump coconut shells. Thus, the-then Police Commissioner, Charles Forjett, started plans to change this spot into a circle that encompassed a few structures.

Subsequently, trees were planted, done with well-laid walkways and the garden was finished in 1872. The garden accomplished the name ‘Elphinstone Circle’ after the Governor, Lord John Elphinstone. After India’s freedom in 1947, this garden was renamed ‘Benjamin Horniman’ as a tribute to the editor and writer of the Bombay Chronicle paper.

Benjamin Guy Horniman was an Englishman by birth yet his British articles and news which gave an account of different issues amid India’s freedom fight, made him surely understood as the ‘Companion of India’ who maintained the press. Horniman was a Mumbai-based writer. Following the Jallianwala Bagh slaughter of April 1919, Horniman had composed a progression of articles about the human rights infringement at Amritsar.

A memorial plaque inside this patio nursery has a statement from Mahatma Gandhi expressing that Horniman gave us the ‘Mantra,’ Liberty. Despite the administration’s oversight on subjects identified with the Jallianwala Bagh episode, Horniman had figured out how to sneak out relevant photographs and updates on the slaughter.

RBI Building

Right by the Horniman Circle is the Reserve Bank of India. It is the building where all the revenue of India is being collected.

Town Hall

On the other side, , you can see the famous Town Hall Building. The Town Hall is also known as ‘Tondal’ built in the 19th century. It is a famous colonial building in Mumbai.

St. Thomas Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Thomas is a standout amongst the most renowned milestones in the city of Mumbai. Worked in 1718, the church is a standing precedent and image of the early British settlement. The Cathedral was worked with an end goal to keep up and perhaps improve the norms of the British settlement.

The main Anglican Church in the city, St. Thomas Cathedral holds huge religious importance for the Christian populace of Mumbai. The thought for the Cathedral of St. Thomas, named after the primary missionary of India who originated from Malabar, was started by Governor Aungier in 1676 AD.

Nonetheless, after his passing, the task was abandoned. The development for the congregation was at that point in progress and the development stood at 5 meters high for around 50 years.

In 1710, the East India Company Chaplain embraced this incomplete undertaking and chose to make a radiant Anglican structure in the respect of St. Thomas. After the fulfillment of this excellent structure, this congregation was at last opened as the principal Anglican Church in Mumbai upon the arrival of Christmas in 1718 AD.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the Cathedral was isolated based on various classes of society. There was even a different space for ‘Sub-par Women’.

Flora Fountain

Flora Fountain, otherwise called ‘Hutatma Chowk’ since 1960, is pronounced as one of India’s Heritage structures. Worked in 1864, this place of interest houses India’s lofty fountain, situated in the city of Mumbai. The name ‘Flora’ is taken from the name of the Roman Goddess of Flowers.

The Flora Fountain was developed by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India. The complete development cost added up to 47,000 Rupees and Cursetjee Fardoonjee Parekh gave Rs. 20,000 for its development.

The Flora Fountain was at first named after the Governor of Bombay, Sir Bartle Frere, however, just before the fountain’s introduction in 1864, the name ‘Flora’ was added to it.

The Flora Fountain is built in the spot where the first Churchgate of Bombay Fort once stood. The fountain was later known as ‘Saint’s Square’ of ‘Hutatma Chowk’ in 1960, to respect the 105 individuals from the ‘Samyuktha Maharashtra Samiti’, who lost their lives while battling for a different Maharashtrian state.

The structure of the fountain was planned by R. Norman Shaw.

The Flora Fountain is etched from Portland stone and is covered with white oil paint. James Forsythe, a specialist, was the one who shaped this landmark. A heavenly statue of the Roman Goddess is introduced at the highest point of the structure, which makes the fountain building progressively wonderful.

Oriental Building

You can see the Oriental Building on the right side of Flora Fountain. It is the first building to come up in 1885. It was a homage for the Cathedral School. Later, it was turned into an insurance firm.

Central Telegraph Office

The CTO Mumbai is a delightful structure built in the medieval Italian style, equivalent to that of the Victoria Terminal Railway Station. The Reserve Bank of India, Municipal Building, and so forth all arranged close and around the place. The structure was initiated in 1870 for pleasing the General Post Office.

Ensuring to the fast development of telegraph services in India in the year of 1850, this structure was changed over to Central Telegraph Office in 1909 when the GPO was moved to the present GPO building. It was worked from Porbandar and Kurla stones.

The enormous columns, windows, entryways are altogether enhanced with wonderful carvings on the stone which even now have not lost their magnificence even after around  150 years.

Western Railway Headquarters

Western Railway in its present structure appeared on fifth November 1951 by the merger of its herald, the recent Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway with other State Railways viz, Saurashtra, Rajputana, and Jaipur.

The BB & CI Railway was itself consolidated in 1855, beginning with the development of a 29-mile expansive measure track from Ankleshwar to Utran in Gujarat state on the West Coast.

In 1864, the railway was stretched out up to Mumbai. In this way, the track was additionally reached out past Baroda towards Godhra, Ratlam, Nagda and from that point northwards towards Mathura along with the Great India Peninsula Railway, presently Central Railway, which had just begun working in Mumbai in 1853.

In 1883, a Meter Guage Railway framework, at first connecting Delhi with Agra, Jaipur, and Ajmer, was built up.

Marine Drive

Marine Drive is the most effectively recognizable milestone related with Mumbai and is demonstrative of the style and sparkle of the city. It is basically 3.6 km long, the bend formed road along the South Mumbai coast that begins at the southern end of Nariman Point and finishes at Girgaum Chowpatty, prominently known as Chowpatty Beach.

The drive wraps the Arabian ocean and is the best spot in Mumbai to watch the nightfall or even to simply go for a casual walk by the ocean. The entire bend of the coastline, protected with palm trees makes for a beautiful illuminated sight to be seen around evening time.

Individuals come to stroll here at night to encounter the splendid nightfall. It is likewise one of the spots, which people tend to visit late during the evening. You will discover people selling chai and cigarettes in odd hours around the drive.

The sound of the waves, a splendid view on the Mumbai horizon and the starry sky effectively makes Marine Drive a standout amongst the most sentimental spots in the city.

Nightlife of Mumbai

Mumbai is the city that never sleeps, the city that makes you feel safe around evening time, and the city that makes each fantasy arise, is also the city that parties throughout the night. The nightlife in Mumbai is sufficiently stunning to make anybody get enthralled by it.

Be it the typical party or the general population in the quest for harmony. Directly from the minute, the stars come out till the time, the moon bids its last farewell to the sky, there are plenty of activities in Mumbai to undertake, during the evening.

Top 5 things to do in Mumbai

  • Visit Haji Ali Dargah at Lala Lajpat Rai Marg
  • Explore Elephanta Caves at Gharapuri
  • Scout Vasai Fort
  • Enjoy the nightlife at Marine Drive
  • Sunset at Bandstand

Top 5 experiences to have in Mumbai

  • The unique experience of Ferry Ride off the Gateway of India
  • Enjoying Delicious Street Food at Juhu Chowpatty
  • Hangout out at Parsi Cafes
  • Enjoying Shopping at Chor Bazaar
  • Attend Live Play in Prithvi Theatre

Top 5 places to visit in Mumbai

  • Worli-Bandra Sea Link
  • Gateway of India
  • Nariman Point
  • Kanheri Caves
  • Marine Drive

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