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General Information

Visas: Six month multiple-entry visas are now issued to most nationals regardless of whether you intend staying that long or re-entering the country. Only six-month tourist visas are extendable. Be careful to check whether your visa is valid from the date of entry or the date of issue.

Health risks: Cholera, dengue fever, dysentery, hepatitis, malaria, meningitis (trekking areas only) and typhoid. Many of India's larger cities are highly polluted and travellers with respiratory ailments may wish to take precautionary measures.

Area: 440 sq km (170 sq mi)
Population: 18 million
State: Maharashtra
Language: Hindi, Marathi
Time Zone: GMT/UTC plus 5.5 hours
Telephone Area Code: 022
Time: GMT/UTC plus five hours 30 minutes
Electricity: 230-240V, 50 HZ
Weights & measures: Metric

FASHION STREET

M.G.Road

(Opp Bombay Gymkana) This Bazar is for export surplus cotton and inexpensive ready mades for one and all. They sell the latest fashions in clothes at very reasonable prices. It is advisable to check the clothes before payment, bargaining is expected. Nearest Station is Church Gate and C.S.T.

CHEMISTS

Causeway Chemists- M.G.Road


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Places of Tourist Interest

GATEWAY OF INDIA

Appollo Bunder. Ph:2023585/2026364/2875473

Time - 8.00 to 2000

Gateway of IndiaThe Gateway of India, which graces the locally known Apollo Bunder pier, was designed by Wittet to Commemorate George V and Queen Mary's visit to India in 1911. It was inspired by 16th Century Gujarathi architecture. From here one can take launch cruises. Rate for 1/2 Hour harbour cruise Rs.24/- (Deluxe lunch), or Rs.17/- (Ordinary Charge) A launch service is also available to take people on expeditions to the 6th century Caves of Elephanta. Nearest station is Churchgate (Western Railway).

 

PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM

M.G.Road Ph: 2844519 Time 1030 to 1730 closed Mon. Admission Adults Rs.5/-, Child Rs.1/-. The Prince of Wales Museum was designed by George Wittet and completed in 1914. Built in the Grant Indo-Sarasenicstyle from locally qurried yellow and blue basalt and topped with a Bijapur style dome. Stands in Beautiful Gardens. Nearest Stations are Church Gate and C.S.T(Central Railway).

JEHANGIR ART GALLERY

M.G. Road Ph:2843989

Time - 1100 to 1900

Built in 1952, and situated at Kala Ghoda, adjacent to the prince of Wales Museum, the Jehangir Art Gallery is the most prestigious and modern venue for Indian artists to exhibit their talent. The Samovar Coffee Terrace facing the museum gardens is a popular hang out for local artists. Nearest stations are Churchgate (Western Railway) and C.S.T. (V.T) (Central Railway).

RAJABAI CLOCK TOWERS

Opp.Oval Maidan

Rajabai Clock TowerTime 1100 to 1700 One of Mumbai’s out standing landmarks, the Rajabai Clock Tower is situated in the Gardens of Mumbai University. Based on plans by George Gilbert Scott and completed in the 1870’s it is said to have been inspired by Gitto’s Campanili in Florence. It houses the University Library, which was endowed by a Hindu businessman, Premchand Raichand, in memory of his mother Rajabai. It is 280 feet tall with five storeys and at a height of a 30 feet there are 8 statues representing the Indian castes. The tower clock is reported to have played 16 tunes including ‘Rule Britania’. Nearest Station is Churchgate.

FLORA FOUNTAIN

Hutama Chowk

Flora FountainAlso known as Hutatma Chowk, Flora Fountain is the Statue of the Roman Goddess of Spring erected in 1869 in memory of British Governor Sir Bartle Frere. Frere was responsible for the demolition of the Fort walls in 1864. It remains a major downtown landmark in Mumbai’s business centre. Nearest station is Church Gate (Western Railway)


 

VICTORIA TERMINUS

D.N.Road

Victoria TerminusV.T. is now known as Chathrapathi Shivaji Terminus and is one of Bombay's architectural masterpieces.It stands on the old Bori Bunder Station from where Asia's first train departed on 6th April 1853. It is said that in the 17th Century the Portuguese used to hang their criminals in the station's vicinity. This solid Gothic structure was designed in 1878 by F.W.Steves and cost 1.6 million rupees to build.The statue atop the Dome and the Intriguing figures of Animals and Birds represent "progress" and "prosperity". It is the Head Quarter's of the Central Railway System consisting of 14 Platforms. It offers passenger amenities and also operates local trains.


J.J. SCHOOL OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

D.N.Road, The J.J.School of Art was founded in 1857 by Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy, a wealthy Philanthropic Parsi gentleman. It is the oldest and one of the foremost art schools. In it still stands the house of Logwood Kipling, who headed the metal work faculty. The decorative features in many of Mumbai's public's Buildings were carried out under his direction. His son, Rudyard Kipling , was born here in 1865. Nearest station is C.S.T.

MUMBAI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BLDG.

D.N.Road (Opp.C.S.T)Bus Routes. The Building that Over Looks the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

OTHER LAND MARKS NEAR BY

1.Central Telegraph Office

2.General Post Office

3. High Court

4. City Civil Court

5. Church Gate Station

6. C.J.Hall


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Money Changers

1.Foreign Exchange Bureau (Cusrow Baug. M.G. Road)

2. American Express travel Services - Regal Cinema Building M.G. Road.

3. Bank of Baroda, Eucharistic Congress Bldg., M.G.Road, cash drawings from Visa or Master card.

4. Canara Bank -M.G.Road next to Wesley Church- For Visa or Master card

ATM's

1.Bank of India Electric House - M.G. Road

2. Hong Kong Bank, Flora Fountian -M.G.Road

3. A N Z Grindlay


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