Bombay- the city of Queen’s Necklace

Hey people! welcome to a  new city on the blog; Bombay- the city of the Queen’s Necklace one of the best destinations of Maharastra. Bombay was named as an Alpha city.  Bombay lies on the Konkan Coast. It is also the wealthiest city of India. The original inhabitants were Koli people who belonged to Gujarat in the Prehistoric times. The new name Mumbai is derived from Mumbadevi. King Bhimdev founded his kingdom  in the region in the 13th century. The Delhi Sultanate annexed the islands in 1347-48.

 

 

 

Places to visit in Bombay

Haji Ali Dargah-

It is built in 1431 in Saracenic style, this dargah  is built of glass and is of a Muslim merchant turned into a Chisti saint.  The tomb within the mosque complex is flanked by marble columns.  The main hall is  supported by an exquisite silver frame with mirror work. It is built on a small island overlooking the sea

Haji Ali

 

 

 

PRINCE OF WALES Museum

Prince of Wales museum now renamed Chatrapati Shivaji memorial museum was founded in the early years of the 20th century by the prominent citizens of Bombay to welcome the  Prince of Wales. It is built in Indo- Saracenic style.  It houses 50,000 exhibits from Indus valley civilization ( India’s first civilization, other dynasties of Ancient India and other foreign lands. It is surrounded by a effervescent garden with flower beds and palm trees.  It was awarded the heritage prize in 1990 for best heritage maintenance. The interior of the museum built on the plan of an 18th century Maratha mansion.

 

 

 

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Hanging gardens of Bombay

Hanging gardens designed by Pherozeshah Mehta are terrraced gardens perched on the top of Malabar hill on the top of the Western side. The park was laid down in 1881

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