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Tourist Attractions in Mumbai

Mumbai has been a world class tourist destination since before it was called Bombay! From the days of the Mughal Empire, through that of the Portuguese and later British presence, to today's independent India the city has been a go-to destination for travelers around the world.

Being India's most populous city there is never any shortage of people to see, but it is the unique places which also make it so attractive to the modern world's discerning travelers.

As well as the historic Crawford Market there are many other interesting sights. Here are just a few select ones to whet your interest in glorious Mumbai!

Elephanta Caves -  Of unknown origin these mystic caves full of rock sculpture are on the Elephanta island in Mumbai Harbour, some 10km from the city proper.

Prince of Wales Museum - Now renamed this historic museum is still widely known by it's old name, and is the main museum of the city.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Often called by the original name Victoria Terimum or simply VT this historic building right near Crawford Market shares some architectural style and like the market is still in daily use.

Chowpatty (Chaupati) Beach - The main beach for visitors and residents of the city. A great chance for the kids to play with sand, wade in the water, and get some local snacks to eat.

Flora Fountain - A beautiful fountain right in the heart of the city

Gateway Of India - Although originally a monument to the British King this impressive structure is now thoroughly Indian-ized and taken into our hearts as a symbol of Mumbai.

Haji Ali Dargah - Often pictured on postcards this famous Mosque is on its own tiny island just off the coast south of the city.

Mumba Devi Mandir - The oldest Hindu temple in the city, a must-see destination for any visitor

General Post Office Building  - Historic and functioning building.

Jama Masjid - Very near the market is this famed old Mosque.

Want to know more about places to visit in Mumbai?  Then check out this great post by which is all about things you can do in Cover South Mumbai in 2 days.  In her post you'll learn even more about what makes a truely great visit to the city.

Kipling Connection

Crawford Market shares an interesting connection with that great great representative of the British Empire in India, Mr Kipling. But not as you might have though, the author and journalist Rudyard Kipling, but his father John Lockwood Kipling.

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