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11. Babulnath
Babulnath is an ancient Shiva temple in Mumbai, India.Situated on a small hillock near Girgaum Chowpatty, it is one of oldest temples in the city, Shiva in the form of the Lord of the Babul tree is the main deity in this temple.The faithful climb up to the temple and obtain Darshan of the shivling and obtain blessings of the Lord.It is also possible to take an elevator up to the temple.The temples is visited by lakhs of devotees on annual Mahashivratri festival.
12. Girgaum Chowpatty
Girgaon Chaupati, commonly known as just Chaupati (pronounced as chowpatty), is one of the most famous public beaches adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon area of Mumbai, India.The beach is famous for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations when hundreds of people from all over Mumbai come to immerse the idols of Lord Ganapati in the Arabian Sea.It is also one of the many places in the city where the Ramlila is performed on a stage every year.An effigy of Ravan, that is erected on the sand, is burnt by the end of the 10day performance.One can find several bhelpuri, panipuri, ragda patties and pav bhaji vendors on the beach.
13. Elephanta Island
The Elephanta Caves are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally the city of caves) in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra.The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves.The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva.The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries, although the identity of the original builders is still a subject of debate.The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock.All the caves were also originally painted in the past, but now only traces remain.
14. Mount Mary Church
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Bandra, Mumbai.The feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated here on the first Sunday after 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin Mary.The feast is followed by a week long celebration known locally as the Bandra Fair and is visited by thousands of people.
15. Rajabai Clock Tower
The Rajabai Clock Tower is a clock tower in South Mumbai, India.It is located in the confines of the Fort campus of the University of Mumbai.The tower stands at a height of 85 m (280 ft).The tower was built in a fusion of Venetian and Gothic styles.It is built out of the locally available buff coloured Kurla stone.The tower has one of the best stained glass windows in the city.
16. Jehangir Art Gallery
The Jehangir Art Gallery is an art gallery in Mumbai (India).It was founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir at the urging of K.K.Hebbar and Homi Bhabha.It was built in 1952.Managed by the Committee of Management, the entire cost of this mansion was donated by Cowasji Jehangir.This gallery is situated at Kala Ghoda, behind the Prince of Wales Museum, in South Mumbai near the Gateway of India, and has four exhibition halls.The gallery was designed by G.M.Bhuta for G.M.Bhuta and Associates.
17. Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court at Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, is one of the oldest High Courts of India with jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra and Goa, and, the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.The High Court has regional branches at Nagpur and Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Panaji, Goa.The court is one of the most distinguished high courts in the country.The first Chief Justice, the Attorney General and Solicitor General of Independent India were from this court.Since India.Independence, 22 judges from this court have been elevated to the Supreme Court and 8 of them have been Chief Justice of India.
18. Jijamata Udyaan
Jijamata Udyaan formerly called Ranichi Bagh (meaning Queen.Gardens) after the original British name Victoria Gardens, and now also known as Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, is a zoo and garden located at Byculla, in the heart of Mumbai, India.It was laid out in 1861 and is one of the oldest zoos in India.Also, situated in the Gardens is the Dr.Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly Victoria and Albert Museum), mainly of industrial and agricultural interest.On the grounds to the east of the museum is the giant statue of an elephant, taken from the Elephanta Caves on Gharapuri to Britain in 1864, and later returned to these gardens.
19. Taraporewala Aquarium
Taraporewala Aquarium, situated in the city of Mumbai, India was built in 1951 at a cost of Rs 8,00,000, it hosts marine and freshwater fishes.The aquarium is located on the famous Marine Drive.The aquarium is named after a Parsee who donated Rs.200,000 for the construction.There are 100 species of marine and fresh water fish including seven types of coral fish from the Lakshadweep Islands.Attractions include sharks, turtles, rays, moray eels, sea turtles, small starfish and stingrays.Exhibits offer a glimpse of the variety of marine life in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.There is also a room with fossils and preserved fish in bottles, along with rare sea shells.
20. Marve Beach
Marve Beach is located in the Western Suburb of Malad in the city of Mumbai, India.Ferry Services to the Essel World and Water kingdom Amusement Parks and Manori are available at its north end.Ferry service to Manori is provided by BEST.You can also carry your two wheelers onto the Ferry to Manori Island.Marve beach may be reached from Malad Railway Station (West side) by BEST bus no 272.Autorickshaws and taxis are available round the clock.Movement on Marve beach is restricted due to its narrow width as well as presence of Indian Naval base, INS Hamla.The beach is not safe for swimming due to presence of very swift currents and sinking sand.


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