12th Asian Congress of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
&
5th Green Health Conference

In Context of Swatchh Bharat

6th to 9th Sept'2018

Venue: Nehru Science Centre, Worli, Mumbai

TOURISM

Known as Bombay, a distortion of the Portuguese phrases bom bahia meaning "good bay". The promulgation of an act by the Parliament in 1997 was responsible for its present name that pays a tribute to the local Goddess Mumba Ma.

Located on Salsette Island, Mumbai city consists of an archipelago of seven islands namely, Colaba, Mazagaon, Old Woman's Island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga-Sion. The city is shrouded in history from the days of Mauryan Emperor Ashoka's rule to the Portugeuse invasion, the Parsi migration from Iran, the British Rule and the fight for India's Independence.

The city, which rarely sleeps at night, has recorded the fourth largest populace in the world. Mumbai metropolis also houses the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the corporate powerhouse of many Indian business conglomerates. Mumbai is also the headquarters of the Indian entertainment industry and thus has fans flocking there for a glimpse of their favorite Bollywood bigwigs.

The city offers a diverse platter of tourist attractions, shopping malls and beaches ranging from the Gateway of India, Bombay Natural History Museum, Chor Bazaar, Chowpatty Beach, Juhu Beach, Crawford Market, Elephanta Caves, Film City, Essel World, Prithvi Theatre, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Afghan Church, Haji Ali Dargah and Shangrila Water Park to name a few.

 

In the middle of the mega city, amidst the modern skyscrapers of Mumbai lies an architectural masterpiece. The Flora Fountain, with an aesthetically sculpted monument on the top, is situated on the Dadabhai Naoroji Road at the Fort business district in South Mumbai.

 

The Siddhivinayak Temple is a very famous temple in Mumbai. It is also known as Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple. This temple is situated at Prabhadevi in Mumbai. It is a two hundred years old Temple. People believe that Lord Ganesh of Siddhivinayak Temple fulfills the desire of His worshipers.

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Amusement Parks in Mumbai

 

Essel world situated in the city of Mumbai has earned the honor of being the best amusement park in the country. Designed on international patterns, the park attracts numerous visitors across the country. Around 1.8 million people make their way to the park every year. Essel World is just the place you would like to be at if you are an admirer of thrill and excitement. The rides at Essel World will leave you thrilled.

Fantasy Land, spanning over 30 acres of greenery at Jogeswari near Mumbai, was made in 1992. A fun and amusement Park on the suburbs of the city, Fantasy Land is a treasure island with full of exciting rides and games. The Park enjoys the advantage of easy accessibility due to its convenient location.

 

Water Kingdom, Asia's largest water Park, is a renowned place of amusement located on the borders of Mumbai. The Park is a perfect world of delight with hordes of water wonders that come in the form of thrilling rides. Located by the side of Essel World, the place is connected with the western express highway.

 

Beaches in Mumbai

 

Juhu Beach lies in the suburbs of Mumbai. To the west of Juhu Beach is the Arabian Sea and to its east are Santacruz and Vile Parle. The Versova Beach is towards the north of Juhu. It is situated 18-km north of the Mumbai city centre and one of the most posh areas of Mumbai. It is a popular destination for elite class for residential apartments and bungalows. A number of well known film personalities of the Indian film industry live here. It is even a favorite destination of filmmakers of Bollywood for shooting films. People even come here to immerse the idols of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi.

 

Marine Drive is a stretch of 3 km in South Mumbai, from Nariman Point to the end of the Malabar Hill. It is in the form of an inverted 'C', with a metal six lanes road running along the coast of Arabian Sea. It is popularly known as the 'Queen's Necklace', because during the night the street lights shine like diamonds from a higher elevation. The Chowpatty Beach lies on the northern fringe of Marine Drive.

 

Famous Monuments in Mumbai

 

The Elephanta Caves have large halls, courtyards, inner cells, porticos and vestibules that connect one part of the cave to the other part. The Caves have many images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. No wonder this place vibrates with positive energy and resonates with spiritual energy. However, the presiding deity of the Cave is Lord Shiva.

The Kanheri caves are spread over a wide area. Each cave served as the room of a single monk which had a stone podium that was probably used as a bed. There is also a huge hall which houses the 'Dagoba' , a Buddhist Image. The Hall was used as a place for mass religious meetings or for group worship.

 

The Gateway of India is one of the architectural marvel of our country. Located on the southern part of Mumbai on the shores of Arabian Sea, the Gateway of India is an important landmark of the city. It is virtually the starting point for any tourist who wants to get acquainted with the exuberant and exciting life of Mumbai. The huge monuments speaks at length about the history of our country. The beautifully engraved designs and the well built pillars remind us of the colonial rule and the sacrifices of our fellow countrymen.

 

The University Building of Mumbai reflects the rich architecture and historicity of the city. The building is known for its rich architecture with its highly engraved pillars and ornamented arch. Spread over a huge area, the University building is a living example of French Gothic style. The University building was planned by Sir George Gilbert Scott. The large circular windows with stained glasses skylights showing the various zodiac signs are the main features of the building.

The Worli Fort was built by the British as a precautionary measure around 1675 overlooking the Mahim Bay. The Fort is situated at a strategically important place from where the British Navy could see the vessels approaching the western coast of our country. The Worli Fort is does not attract many tourist because of the surrounding fishing areas. The Fort is in the middle of the Worli Fishing Village that makes the for quite inaccessible.

 

Gardens in Mumbai

 

Mumbai has many parks and gardens and one among them is Balodyan Gardens. Mumbai is located at the south west of India on the Konkani coast. Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is one of the most highly populated cities in the world. Often people need a break from their normal routine in Mumbai and the places to head for are the peaceful parks and gardens of Mumbai. Balodyan Gardens is one such place.

 

Jijamata Udyan Zoo is located in Rani Jijamata Udyan Victoria Gardens, is established in 1861. It is one of the oldest zoos of India. The zoo is a habitat for a number of uncommon and endangered species of birds and animals. The garden covers a total area of more than 48 acres in Byculla, in the centre of Mumbai.

 

Religious Places in Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah

Mahalaxmi Temple

Mount Mary Church

 

Tourist Destinations Near Mumbai

One can make excursions from Mumbai to hill resorts and historical places around Mumbai. Bassein, which bears a close resemblance to Goa, is a quiet place where tourists can enjoy solitude away from the hustle & bustle of crowded cities.


Aurangabad is a historical destination, famous for its medieval monuments and cultural heritage. It is well-known for the world heritage sites, Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

Khandala is an exotic hill station, ideal for trekking.

Lonavala is a beautiful place covered with lush green sceneries.

Matheran is a small hill station situated near Mumbai, known for its freshness and beauty.The second largest city of Maharashtra, Pune offers many tourist attractions. It is famous for the Ashram of Osho Rajneesh and many gardens along with the banks of river Mula-Mutha.

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