Tuesday, 30 December 2008

SMW-3 - Mumbai 2004

Returning from SMW-3 meeting in Cochin (Sep 2004), I managed to have a afternoon in Mumbai to make a short visit to this big city.

The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Durbar in Delhi in December 1911. for more information visit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_of_India

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), better known by its abbreviation CST or VT, and as Bombay VT is an historic railway station on the Mumbai suburban railway, also serving some long-distance trains. On July 2, 2004 the station was nominated a World Heritage Site by the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO.
Marine Drive was constructed in 1920, and runs along the shore of the Arabian Sea, society Library and Mumbai's State Central Library from Nariman Point past Chowpatty to Malabar Hill.
Marine Drive, Mumbai. A closer view.

A very common sight in many parts of Mumbai is a cow blocking the traffic, but this one was eating, close to a local open market in Mumbai.

Botanical Garden Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan.
A local reading a book in the Botanical Garden Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan.
Mahatma Gandhi House and Museum.

Auto portrait at Mahatma Gandhi House and Museum.

Dhobi Ghats : This is where the whole of Mumbai's laundry is washed. This municipal laundry at Mahalaxmi is where nearly 5,000 men beat the dirt out of clothes brought from all over the city. There are open-air troughs, which is used for the washing.
The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in Mumbai. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai.The dargah was built in 1431.
The Hanging Gardens of Mumbai, also known as Ferozeshah Mehta Gardens.


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