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State Maharashtra
City Mumbai, Capital of Maharashtra
Airports Sahar Int Airport & Santacruz Domestic Airport
Distance from City Centre 35 Km/ 25 Mile
Railway Junctions Mumbai CST, Mumbai Central, Kurla (Lokmanya Tilak Junction)
Local Languages Marathi
Aarey 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.

In 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.

Bombay(Mumbai) Unversity : - Introduction
Next 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.

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