Milk Colony :The Aarey Milk
Colony, situated 20 miles from Bombay on the main Ghodbunder Road, is
one of the most modern milk colonies in the world. Aarey is of interest,
because of its natural beauty, to all besides the dairy expert and cows.
There is an observation pavillion on a hill near the entrance to the
colony from where one can survey an enchanting landscape, the main
feature being the fine gardens laid out over nearly 4000 acres of
parkland. A favorite spot for holiday excursions, there are all
amenities for picnic parties. The colony's canteen serves snacks and
fresh milk from the dairy.
A sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern
skyscrapers. Nowhere are Mumbai's paradoxes more evident than at
Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is
believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the
exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years
ago, in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. Overcome with fatigue and
thirst, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman
instantly shot an arrow into the ground, and water gushed forth from the
Ganga, over a thousand miles away. Although the story is the stuff of
legend, the tank has always been sacred. On pious occasions, thousands
turn up to take a ritual dip in its mossy waters, and offer flowers at
the ancient Banganga Temples.
the crowded little shops of Bhuleshwar, you'll find a bewildering array
of colourful glass bangles, embroidered saris, vivid pink-and-green
sweetmeats. The famous Mumbadevi Temple, from which the city of Mumbai
derives its name is situated here. The lanes are narrow and extremely
crowded during the day, but you'll find a variety of interesting people
doing odd professions. Bhuleshwar also houses the famous Zaveri Bazaar (Jeweller's
Market) where gold and silver jewellery is sold.
Unversity : - Introduction
to the High Court on Bhaurao Patil Road, the Venetian Gothic Bombay
University has a Gothic clock tower 260 feet high, that is curiously
adorned with oriental figures. In the old days it used to play Rule
Britannia, God Save the king, Auld Lang Syne and a Handel symphony among
16 tunes that changed four times a day; now the repertoire is restricted
to wafting chimes of the big Ben on the quarter hour.