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GUIDE TO INDIA MUMBAI

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HISTORY

The British colonized India as a result of the British East India Company’s annexation of vast areas of Indian land. The protectionist policies of the British government following the Indian Rebellion of 1857 led to the establishment of British rule from the late 18th to mid-19th century. While there the country experienced development and growth, it and its people also experienced famines, economic and social inequality. The struggle for independence commenced by the major leading party of the Indian National Congress and later, other organizations, and Mahatma Ghandi’s prolific stature and peaceful opposition (after much bloodshed), finally culminated in independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. Independence came with a price, however, the partition of India into two separate sovereignties of India and Pakistan.

CLIMATE

Mumbai climate is more tropical humid and dry/savanna climate with dry winters and less of a change in seasons.

 

EXPLORATIONS AND EXPERIENCES

The possibilities are endless in Mumbai. There are must-see landmarks, beaches, outdoor attractions, and clubs. You can indulge in your desire for art, culture, history and spirituality. Your very first site once you pick up the rental car booked for a great deal from Compareautorentals.com should be Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) (Marathi). It was built by the British in 1888, and is named after Maharashtra’s warrior king (previously Victoria Terminus). Its gothic-styled terminus (think Gargoyles) blends Hindu, Islamic and Victorian styles to create a masterpiece and World Heritage site often used as a backdrop in Bollywood movies. It is the busiest railway station in India serving a system which handles over 8 million visitors daily. If you want to get a feel for the local culture and do some people watching, this is it. Drive to the Gateway of India which was built in 1911 to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary's visit to India. The gateway is in the southern part of the city overlooking the Arabia Sea. As part of your excursion, you can also drive to the Prince of Wales Museum, the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, and Hanging Gardens. From there, take a short drive to the Shiddhivinihayak Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh, builtin 1801. It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai with carved images, inner roofs plated in gold, a statue of Ganesha and a Hanuman temple for your enlightened enjoyment and immersion in the Hindu Indian experience. Your next stop should be Mount Mary Church, a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Bandra, Mumbai. Originally built as a chapel in the 16th century by Jesuit priests with a statue of the Virgin Mary (currently in place). It was later destroyed in 1738 by Hindu warrior Marathas but rebuilt in 1760. It is known for its devotion and dedication to the Virgin Mary and celebrates her birth each September 8, with a week-long celebration known as the Bandra Fair. It is a spiritual destination for many, from far reaching places and religious affiliations. Next, take a drive in your rental car to the Flora Fountain, built in 1864, is named for its beautiful Fountain and its namesake, Flora, the Roman Goddess of Flowers. At night, the fountain is illuminated for a truly enchanting view. Take a drive throughout the area and explore the Prince of Wales Museum, the Victorian buildings, the Mumbai High Court and the Old Secretariat. Take in the different architectural styles as you visit the St. Thomas Cathedral, the Asiatic Society of Bombay and Churchgate. And, don’t forget The Rajabai Clock Tower, designed by an Englishmen and modeled on Big Ben Clock.

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