Mumbai – Have you seen these 20 places?

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.

Gateway of India
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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.

Taj Palace Hotel
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An unsurpassed architectural marvel that brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Its structure is striking, with many chandeliers, archways, domes, and turrets.

Royal Bombay Yacht Club
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Founded in 1846, the Royal Bombay Yacht Club has Gothic style architecture and is steeped in nostalgic.

Dhanraj Mahal
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Dhanraj Mahal is an Art Deco style building. Built in the 1930s, it was the former palace of the Raja Dhanrajgir of Hyderabad.

Regal Cinema
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The first of Mumbai’s Art Deco style cinemas, the Regal Cinema was built during the cinema boom of the 1930s.

Maharashtra Police Headquarters (Sailors’ Home)
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The Maharashtra Police Headquarters moved into what was known as the Royal Alfred Sailors Home, constructed in 1876, in 1982.

Elphinstone College
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The Elphinstone College building is amongst the finest Victorian structures in India, with breathtaking Gothic architecture.

Horniman Circle
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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.

Flora Fountain (Hutatma Chowk)
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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.

Bombay High Court
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Go inside the Gothic style Bombay High Court and see a trial for some real entertainment!

University of Mumbai
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Established in 1857, the University of Mumbai was one of the first three universities in India. Its architecture is Venetian Gothic inspired.

Rajabhai Clock Tower
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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.

Mumbai Mint
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The Mumbai Mint was built in the 1920s, along with the Town Hall, and has similar architecture with pillars and Grecian porticoes.

Remains of Fort St. George
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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.

Chhatrapati Shivaj Terminus (Victoria Terminus) Train Station
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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.

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
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The oldest museum in Mumbai, the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum is extraordinary example of Palladian Renaissance Revival design.

Khotachiwadi
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The narrow winding lanes of Khotachiwadi village are home to old Portuguese-style bungalows and a tiny church.

Antilia (home of businessman Mukesh Ambani)
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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.

Banganga Tank
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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.

Bombay Stock Exchange
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A prominent example of contemporary architecture in Mumbai, the current Bombay Stock Exchange building was constructed during the late 1970s.

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