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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Alibag is a coastal town and a Municipal Counsil in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra India. It is also the headquarters of the Raigad District. The town and its surrounding village are the historic hinterland of Bene Israeli Jews. There is a synagogue in the “Israel Ali” area of the town. Place to See There are a variety of place to see while in Alibag. The Kulaba Fort in the town is well-known for its architectural grandeur and was built by the late Maratha king, Chhhatrapati Shivaji. This fort directly overlooks the town while also facing the sea. The beaches in and around Alibaug are also popular tourist destinations. The Alibag Beach is a must visit place and is pe... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) build in 1883 is one of the India’s biggest Non- Governmental Organization (NGO). The sole aim of this organization is to conduct activities on natural history and displaying rare specimens. The BNHS Specializes in the conservation of nature and natural resources as well as organizing education activities and exploration of natural history. Interesting specimens are exhibited in the Bombay Natural History Museum. Naturalists, ornithologists and other qualified scientists within the country and all over the world.BNHS is a chief point of attraction for all tourists who ensure to visit all the sections of the museum and the various galleries as well. Mor... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Madh Island Beach is one of the most famous beaches of Mumbai. Apart from being a renowned tourist spot, the beach is also one of the cleanest in the state. This beautiful beach is actually made of a cluster of little villages and farmlands situated on the North-Western coast of Mumbai. Madh Island barely escapes being called a peninsula since only a small creek, bounded by mangroves, cuts it off from the mainland near Aksa. At low tide, one can almost walk across the beach sands from Dana Paani beach in Erangal to Aksa beach The shore is surrounded by mangroves which not only adds to its scenic beauty, but also separates the beach from the mainland. To take a break from the hustle and bustl... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
If you are a jewelry lover and planning to visit Mumbai, than this article is going to help you in buying the jewelry in Mumbai from one of the best jewelry market of India. If you are from Mumbai you might have got the hint that for which market I am talking. If not it is Zaveri Bazaar, name of the Bazaar (Market) is according to its features. It is one of the biggest hubs for B2B and B2C merchandizing. It is the best market to by the jewelry for the tourist in Mumbai, with thousands of small jewelry shops selling precious stones, uncut jewelry, gold, silver, brassware and even platinum jewelry. Some of the biggest jewelry brands in India have also installed their retail outlet in this baza... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Vihar Lake is located near Vihar Village on the Mithi River within the precincts of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in North Mumbai. When built in 1860, it was considered as the largest lake in Mumbai in the salsette group of islands. It is hemmed between the Tulsi Lake and Powai Lake. This water from this lake is used mainly used, for meeting the need of drinking water of south Mumbai. With the few thousand wells feeding the population of Mumbai tending to go during summer, the acute shortage of water resulted in protests by the local residents in June 1845. A two man Committee, appointed by the British rules of the time, to examine the grievances of the agitators concurred with water shor... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
The ISKCON Temple or the International Society for Krishna Consciousness is one of the famous temples situated in Mumbai. This temple, also known as the “Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple” and Radha Rasabihariji is dedicated to ‘Lord Krishna’ and was built by the ISKCON Foundation. The Temple was established by Swami Prabhupada in 1978 and is one of the forty ISKCON temples in India. Fabulously constructed, this temple is embellishes with various painting and statues within its interiors, making the temple look more gorgeous. The gorgeous temple was constructed to honour Srila Parabhupada’s aim to spread ‘Krishna’ consciousness. The temple is an apt spot for meditation and prayers ... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Town Hall is one of the most majestic structures among the other heritage buildings in the city of Mumbai. One can say that this building represents one of the last architectural remnants of the Victorian Bombay (Mumbai). The Town hall was colloquially called as ‘Tondal’ during the 19th century. The Town Hall houses the ‘Asiatic society of Bombay’ now known as Mumbai, which is a public state library in the city. For this reason, the structure is considered s storehouse of information.The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, a learned society in the field of Asian Studies, is based in Mumbai, India. It can trace its origin to the Literary Society of Bombay which first met in Mumbai on November ... Read more
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A memoir of Mahatma Gandhi, Mani Bhavan is located in Laburnam Road, Mumbai. Known by the name Gandhi Museum, the main highlight of this Gujarati Style residence is thatit is here Gandhi laid the foundation for many independence movements like Non-Corporation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movement. The three storeyed building has now turned a museum in honour of the man who put the interests of the nation above everything. It is the place which cannot be missed for anyone who visits Mumbai. The building was under the ownership of Gandhi Smarak since 1955 and it became a worthy memorial to Mahatma Gandhi amd all the facets that capture all the elements of Indian independence movem... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
We are at the edge of 2012 and looking forward towards the 2013, by beating Maya Clander as well. It’s time to review some of the best things about Mumbai in last year so we are starting it with five best Bollywood movies of 2012. In this list we have compared it on the audience review and earning as well. Hope you like the list.5. Student of the YearFifth position of this list goes to Student of the Year, with lots of competition for this position between Agneepath, Dbanng 2 and many more the position goes to Karan Johar directed movie “Student of the year”. The story of the movie is about the school life and wining the trophy of “Student of the Year”. The movie shows the love in ... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
INS Vikrant is a historic and huge air craft carrier ship, now docked at naval dockyard Museum. The Museum is located at Apollo Bunder at Colaba in South Mumbai. This ship, famously known as a vessel of 1971’s Indo-Pak war was purchased for Indian Navy from Great Britain 10 years before the war begin. A piece of luck for Mumbai tourists and locals open for exhibition as it is one of the giant tourist attraction of Mumbai. It is located of the oldest docks in world since 1736, which is now a premier ship repair yard with state of art machinery used for repair and maintenance of huge ship and submarines.  History of INS VikrantINS Vikrant was commissioned into the Indian Navy by then High C... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Today we are going to talk about Mumbai Chor Bazar located near Bhendi Bazar in South Mumbai. The Word “chor” means thieves. Earlier this market is known as the shor Bazar means noisy market because of the British pronunciation of the word.As the time pass eventually stolen goods started finding their way into the market, resulting in it living up its new name. It is now famous for antique and vintage items. There are many shops in the market which sales all the stolen items.In this market bargain plays very vital role as they give you a good shaving. If you want to satisfy your bargain skills this is the right place to check that, after that also you will feel that it should be less tha... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
In today’s article I am going to write about the most famous and different type of Business in Mumbai which has made them famous worldwide, yes if you have guessed that you are right, they are non-other than dabbawala.A dabbawala literally meaning “box person” is a person in India, most commonly found in the city of Mumbai, who are employed in a unique service industry whose primary business is collecting freshly cooked food in lunch boxes from the residences of the office workers in Mumbai Suburbs and other parts of Mumbai, delivering it to their respective workplace and returning the empty boxes back to the customer’s residence by using various modes of transport mainly in Local tr... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Merry Christmas to all the readers of Mumbai Guide from all the Member of Mumbai Guide, We hope you will enjoy this Christmas and continue to Support Mumbai Guide by you regular visit.You can like us on the Facebook and another social Networking website from the side bar of this post.... Read more
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Like to do adventurous activity or is it your hobby for the people in this categories we have taken out the five places in Mumbai where you can have adventurous activity.Water KingdomLike water and other adventurous ride, then this is the place where your search will end. If you want to burn some energy then you will surely love Gorai Island amusement park, Water kingdom. This place is well maintained and has lots of rides, slides and shades. You can read more about the water kingdom in my article Water Kingdom- Asia’sLargest theme Amusement park.Lion and Tiger SafariThis is the main attraction of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The twelve-hectare Lion Safari Park with crisscrossed roads, off... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the central bank of the country. As the central bank, it is also the custodian of the country’s monetary heritage. To documents and preserve India’s Monetary history for the posterity and as a part of the Reserve Bank’s education and outreach program for the common man, especially the students, the Reserve Bank has conceived the Monetary Museum.This Monetary Museum is located on the ground floor of the RBI. This unique museum envisages documenting and preserving the monetary heritage of India. It has three galleries on the concepts, ideas and curiosities related to money. You can find a great old coins collection from gold, silver, bronze and more, si... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
As a human, we all have dream and aspirations. Simple wishes & fantasies that gives us immense joy and pleasure. Dreams changes from person to person but every individual dreams of visiting Seven Wonders of the World. Dream of visiting the world’s most magnificent places called wonders of world, dream of experiencing different places of the world  where everyone shutters to capture the memorable moments when you kissed or stood with your loved ones by one of the magnificent classic place. How will feel having fun with your buddies at such a beautiful place.Here comes the vardhaman fantasy spreader in the area of 11 acres where there is it all. The only theme amusement park where you... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Dharavi world largest slum located, in Mumbai, India. Today in my section of poor people I am writing on the situation of Dharavi and truly I am totally confused from where to start from. The condition of this place can’t be described in the words. The condition of the people who stays there can be described with the word next to “worst”. The place with everywhere garbage and bad smell is called Dharavi. This is how I can describe Dharavi.Dharavi covers an area of 535 acres and situated between Mumbai’s two main suburban railway lines, the Western and Central Railways. To its west are Mahim and Bandra and to the north lies the Mithi River, which empties into the Arabian Sea through t... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Bombay High Court one of the oldest High Courts in India with jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra & Goa, with the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadar and Nagar Haveli. The High Court has regional Branches at Nagpur and Aurangabad in Maharashtra and in Panaji, Goa.The Court is one of the most distinguished High Courts in the country. There has been 22 judges from this court have been elevated to the Supreme Court and 8 of them have been Chief Justice of India since Independence.The Court has Original Jurisdiction in addition to its Appellate. The decisions of this court can be appealed only to the Supreme Court of India. The Bombay High Court has the sanctioned strength o... Read more
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The Municipal Corporation of Mumbai Building is popularly known as BMC Building is located in the south Mumbai and is another great example of British Raj Building in 19th Century. The exact location of this building is opposite to Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus building, which is itself a UNESCO Heritage site. It is Grade IIA Heritage Building shaped V in shape from top.As the name suggests this building is the working place of the governing body of Mumbai, which is now named as a Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika or the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. This is the largest civic body in India organizing around 400sq km of area. History of BMC BuildingThe building was constructed in ... Read more
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About water kingdomWater Kingdom is Asia’s largest theme water park with several enchanting games, Strategically located near Essel World in Gorai, Located at Gorai, Mumbai. It is an extension of the Essel World and has a lot many to be explored. The Water Kingdom is the place where adventure-laden people of all society comes together for enjoyment. Water Kingdom is a hot favorite entertainment zone for all ages of people in society. Besides the fun rides what attracts here are its innovative architecture set amidst forest. Its unbeatable water rides and slides prove to be the best escapade for the Mumbaikars.Why water kingdom ?Water Kingdom has various enthralling attractions, like wave ... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai is the well know place for all the soiled cloths around the Mumbai. The Dhobi Ghat is also known as Mahalakshmi Dhobi Ghat. The Dhobi Ghat is the largest open air Laundromat in World, located in Mahalakshmi, Mumbai. Here washers, locally known as Dhobis, wprk in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai’s hotels and hospitals. Dirty laundry from all over Mumbai is brought to this massive open air laundry and painstakingly hand washed by the dhobis (Washermen) in the seemingly endless rows of concrete troughs. It provides an unforgettable glimpse into the inside of the city, making it a great tourist attraction of Mumbai.History of Mahalakshmi Dhobi Ghat Since last 50 ye... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Kanheri Caves one of the oldest caves of Mumbai constitute a group of rock-cut monuments that are located within the world largest national park with 2million annual visitors located to the north of Mumbai Suburban. The caves are located 6 km away from main gate of Sanjay Gandhi National Park& 7km from Borivali Station.   Tourist can enter Kanheri caves after 7:30 a.m. The Kanheri Caves demonstrate the Buddhist influence on the art and culture of India. Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit Krishnagiri, which mean Black Mountain. They were chiseled out of massive basaltic rock outcropping. Most of the caves are used as the Buddhist viharas, meant for living, studying, and Meditating. The lar... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, which is also known as the Borivali National Park is the world biggest national park in metropolitan city with the area of 104sq km. it is the world most visited National park with the annual visitor of more than 2 million. The national area is protected area of Suburban Mumbai city of Maharashtra (India).Rich flora and fauna of Sanjay Gandhi national Park is very attractive and is able to attract millions of visitor every year.  The park has also got another attraction of 2400 years old, Kanheri Caves the caves has sculpted out of the rocky cliffs which lie within the park and give tourist and visitor another reason to visit park. The Kanheri Caves in the cente... Read more
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Blogger: Rahul Kumar
Afghan Church, one of the famous and oldest church of Mumbai also known as Church of St John the Evangelist. It is located on the extreme south point of Mumbai in Colaba in Navy Nagar. The building of the church is declared as a heritage building, the church is a Presbyterian church built on 7th January 1957 by British.  History of Afghan ChurchThe church was built by British to commemorate the dead of the disastrous defeat in the First Afghan War of 1838 by Henry Conbeare and William Butterfield.  The church looks elegant peering from the thick bushes and shady trees.As well as British soldiers, it also commemorates different Indian regiments, such as the Bombay Army, the Madras Army and ... Read more
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