Bombay for a weekend

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The large city of the south of the island, of course, welcomes many travellers. Moreover, it is regarded by many as one of the main gateways of the sub-continent. It is very easily accessible to travellers around the world, the adventurous and homebodies.

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<p>Statue of Halahala Lokeshwara at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum).</p> <p>India door.</p>

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Details of the stay: Bombay for a weekend - 2 days

Day 1 : Bombay, The Gateway of India

Once you are relieved of your luggage, take a taxi and go directly to the Gateway Of India. This building, emblematic of the city, was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Ironically, when the Raj ended in 1947, this colonial symbol also became the exit gate of the last British army regiment. Go back and enter the very famous Taj Mahal Hotel. Inside, shops, tea rooms, restaurants and a bookstore selling postcards. Go back to Shivaji Maharaj Marg, towards the Regal Cinema. Opposite, the Café Royal, the Mondegar or the Leopold Café for a beer or fruit juice break. The neighborhood is full of all kinds of shops. On your left, Colaba Causeway. This street is linked to the physical history of Mumbai. It was built by the British to connect the island of Colaba to Bombay. It's time for the lunch break, you are spoiled for choice.

Then, go back to Kala Ghoda to the National Gallery of Modern Art on Madame Cama Road. This gallery regularly exhibits contemporary art exhibitions, many paintings and some sculptures. Continue on the same street to the David Sassoon library. Enter and take a tour in this Venetian gothic style building that was completed in 1870. Turn left, on Fuller Road and follow Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Marg. Opposite, the Oval Maidan and the cricket players, and on your right, the beautiful Rajabai Clock Tower, the University of Mumbai and Hight Court. Walk straight ahead, turn right, you're on the edge of the Flora Fountain. Going back to Nariman Road, Horniman Circle and Jimmy Boy Café, ideal for a new break. Turn left, take SA Brelvi Road, then Sir Pherozeshah Metha Road, you arrive at the Bombay Store. This store is an Ali Baba cave full of original gifts-souvenirs to bring in your luggage. On the facade of a building opposite, if you raise your head and look carefully, you will find a billboard with a small dog and a gramophone. George Harrison, the guitarist of the Beatles, recorded a disc there in 1968. Feel free to stroll through the Fort district, authentic and fascinating. Continue our road towards Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, C.S.T., only railway station classified UNESCO World Heritage. Continue a little further to arrive at the Crawford Market, a colorful market, the ideal place if you want to bring some spices from your trip.

Back to Fort for dinner: there are many good restaurants

Day 2 : Bombay, Malabar Hill

Take a taxi, head to Malabar Hill, residential area. A few moments on the beach of Chowpatty. A short trip to Mani Bhavan, the house of Mahatma Gandhi, and then on the way to the Hanging Gardens and the Tower of Silence. Lunch break at Oh Calcutta, one of the best bengalaise cuisine restaurants. The afternoon will be devoted to the visit of the Jain Temple, Mahalaxmi Temple and Haji Ali Dargah. Before taking the train at Mahalaxmi station, visit the Dhobi Ghât. Back to the Churchgate station, then head to Marine Drive, on the roof of the Intercontinental Hotel, at the Dome, for a drink while watching the sunset on the "pearl necklace". Your stay ends in a very nice way.

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