Sightseeing with shopping in Mumbai
This morning you proceed for a local city tour of Mumbai covering the following places.
Dhobi Ghat :
Ever wondered what happens to your dirty laundry when you hand it over at your hotel? Take a look at Mumbai's municipal laundry or Dhobi Ghat at Mahalaxmi, where some 5,000 men use rows of open-air troughs to beat the dirt out of the thousands of kilograms of soiled clothes brought from all over the city each day. The best view is from the bridge across the Mahalaxmi train station, five stops north of Churchgate train station.
Mahatma Gandhi lived in this quaint Gujarati-style house from 1917 to 1934. It was here in November 1921 that he conducted a 4-day fast in order to restore peace to the city. This quiet three-story home now preserves the spirit of the man who selflessly put his nation before himself. Mani Bhawan houses a library of Gandhi-related works, photographs, posters, slogans, and other items that document and explain Gandhi's legendary life; dioramas depicting major events and turning points in his fight for the nation's freedom draw particular attention to his devotion to the poor. You can see Gandhi's old charkha (spinning wheel), which in many ways symbolized the struggle for independence, and which now appears on the Indian flag. A visit to this tranquil spot makes a welcome change from the continuous hubbub of life in Mumbai. Go up to the roof to really appreciate the relative stillness of the surrounding Parsi neighborhood.
At the top of Mumbai's Malabar Hill where the elite have built their plush modern palaces is the Kamala Nehru Park, the hangout of the bourgeois middle class. It has little to offer by way of entertainment, apart from an "Old Woman's Shoe" relegated to a distant corner, but the view of the city is spectacular and unmissable. For most Mumbaiites, Kamala Nehru Park is to Mumbai what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris - a vantage point that casts a proud eye on the entire city.
Named after Bombay's first municipal commissioner, Arthur Crawford, the Crawford Market is at the northern end of the old British part of the town, and faces the crowded inner city. An elegant covered market, it dominates the skyline with its clock tower and steeple. The cavernous spaces inside are divided into sections for fruits, vegetables and meat. The building, completed in 1869, was donated to the city by Cowasji Jehangir. The friezes on the outside walls and the stone fountains inside were designed by Lockwood Kipling.
The Victoria Terminus was named after the then Queen Empress on Jubilee Day, 1887. Construction started in 1878 based on a design by F. W. Stevens, and took 10 years to complete the cost of construction was Rs. 1.61 million. The railway station was opened to the public on New Year's Day, 1882. It is now the starting point of the Central Railways.
Gateway of India:
Visit the Gateway of India, Mumbai?s foremost landmark, overlooking the harbour. The monument was erected to commemorate the visit of their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Construction of this Indo-Saracenic style monument was completed in 1924. The gateway was later the ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay.
Phoenix Mall, Lower Parel:
In the afternoon proceed for shopping at High Street Phoenix (HSP), the first consumption centre developed in India, covering 3.3 million square feet of space and housing over 500 brands, a variety of F&B outlets and entertainment. At HSP, each zone has been specifically designed and been put together in keeping with international experience and in answer to emerging urban customer demands.
High Street Phoenix has hundreds of brands for every preference and price range, thus guaranteeing you will find whatever the brands you are looking for like Lacoste, Eco Corner, Audelade, Red Tape, Colorplus, Lakme, Big Bazaar, TAG HEUER, Helios, Provogue etc
Phoenix Market City promises you an absolute dose of entertainment that doesn't just end at shopping. Share a light moment with your loved once at the movies or experience the adrenaline rush of arcade gaming. By the time it is over, your definition of entertainment will have an all new meaning to it.
Some of the main attractions within Phoenix Market City: PVR Cinemas, Orama Carnival Street, the Comedy Store etc.
Your shopping experience is incomplete without a great place to treat your taste buds. Phoenix Market City takes your dining experience to a whole new level while serving you with a wide range of cuisines, be it Indian, Chinese, Continental, Italian or more. Some of the famous F&B outlets in the Phoenix Market City are:
- • The Indigo Deli is a full service gourmet hub. Spread over the mezzanine floor, it is both a restaurant and fine food/kitchen store. It boasts an extensive all-day dining.
- • Veda, Getting the closest authentic Moghul and Indian cuisine only at Veda, brought to you by one of India's leading fashion designer Rohit Bal.
- • Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra The restaurant offers good wholesome and quality Punjabi ethnic cuisine.
- • Mc Donald's the world's largest chain of burger fast food restaurants, serving more than 58 million customers daily.
- • Trupti Trupti at High Street Phoenix offers a variety of Indian snacks, mithais, namkeen, samosas, lip-smacking chocolates and pastries, chat items, etc.
- • Ice Cream Works by Cream Centre serves a variety of ice cream products including 24 exciting flavours, cassatas and ice cream desserts.
- • Apart from these option you can also taste the mesmerizing street food offering the Mumbai specialties.Return to your hotel in the evening.