20 Places to Visit in Mumbai — Architecture
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Mumbai architecture is an eclectic blend of Gothic, Victorian, Art Deco, Indo-Saracenic and contemporary architectural styles. Much of it remains from the colonial era of the British Raj.
Designed to be the first thing that visitors see when approaching Mumbai by boat, the looming Gateway was completed in 1920. Its architecture is Indo-Saracenic, combining Islamic and Hindu styles.
An unsurpassed architectural marvel that brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Its structure is striking, with many chandeliers, archways, domes, and turrets.
Founded in 1846, the Royal Bombay Yacht Club has Gothic style architecture and is steeped in nostalgic.
Dhanraj Mahal is an Art Deco style building. Built in the 1930s, it was the former palace of the Raja Dhanrajgir of Hyderabad.
The first of Mumbai’s Art Deco style cinemas, the Regal Cinema was built during the cinema boom of the 1930s.
The Maharashtra Police Headquarters moved into what was known as the Royal Alfred Sailors Home, constructed in 1876, in 1982.
The Elphinstone College building is amongst the finest Victorian structures in India, with breathtaking Gothic architecture.
Horniman Circle dates back to 1860, and is made up of a strong sweep of stately building facades, laid out in a semi-circle. The Horniman Circle Gardens is at the center of it.
The Hutatma Chowk square is bordered by buildings constructed during the British Raj. In the middle of it, the ornate Flora Fountain was created in 1864.
Go inside the Gothic style Bombay High Court and see a trial for some real entertainment!
Established in 1857, the University of Mumbai was one of the first three universities in India. Its architecture is Venetian Gothic inspired.
Officially part of Mumbai University but best observed from Oval Maidan, the 260 foot high Rajabai Clock Tower was modeled on Big Ben in London.
The Mumbai Mint was built in the 1920s, along with the Town Hall, and has similar architecture with pillars and Grecian porticoes.
Those unfamiliar with Mumbai’s history may wonder why the Fort district is referred to as such. It got its name from a fort that used to exist there.
The piece de resistance of the Raj era, the Chhatrapati Shivaj Terminus is a fusion of influences from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Indian architecture.
The oldest museum in Mumbai, the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum is extraordinary example of Palladian Renaissance Revival design.
The narrow winding lanes of Khotachiwadi village are home to old Portuguese-style bungalows and a tiny church.
What kind of home does one of the richest men in India have? Take a look at the towering residence of businessman Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries.
An ancient water tank that’s one of the oldest surviving structures in Mumbai. It dates back to 1127 AD, to the time of the Hindu Silhara dynasty.
A prominent example of contemporary architecture in Mumbai, the current Bombay Stock Exchange building was constructed during the late 1970s.
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