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My Trip to West India (Page 1)

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26 December 2006 - 2 January 2007,

Taj President Hotel (5*), Mumbai

Star Cruises Libra, Goa

Le Meridien Hotel (5*), Pune

First Days in Mumbai (Bombay)

Mumbai Local Time

Useful tourism information about Mumbai (Bombay) is available at: http://www.wikitravel.org/en/Mumbai, http://www.iexplore.com/cityguides/India/Mumbai+(Bombay)/Overview & http://www.webindia123.com/city/maharashtra/Mumbai/intro.htm


1. Taj President Hotel (photo courtesy)

2. My room in Taj President Hotel

3. Taj President Hotel

4. Lobby of Taj President

5. Harbour of Mumbai

6. Fleets in Mumbai harbour

9. A landscape of Taj Mahal Hotel & Gateway of India


7 & 8. Taj Mahal Hotel, built by Parsi industrialist of Mumbai, Jamshid Tata, and designed by W Chambers in 1898, was the first building in the city that was lit by electricity.

10. The way to Elephanta Caves. More information about the caves in Elephanta Island is available HERE.


11. Elephanta Caves, the beautifully sculptured rock cut temples 9km northeast of Gateway of India are thought to be created between 450-750AD

12. Sculptures inside the Elephanta Caves

13 to 15. Sculptures inside the Elephanta Caves

16 to 18. Sculptures inside the Elephanta Caves

19. Outside of Elephanta Caves

20. Outside of Elephanta Caves

21. Elephanta Island

22. Elephanta Island

23. Gateway of India

24. Gateway of India

25. A place near Taj Mahal Hotel

26. Gateway of India

27. A place near Taj Mahal Hotel

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29. Gateway of India, designed to commemorate King George V & Queen Mary's visit to India in 1911AD. The yellow basalt arch of triumph is derived from Muslim styles of the 16th century. It has become a popular emblem of the city.

30. "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya", formerly known as "The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India", the gallery designed by George Wittet includes impressive sculptures from Elephanta island & the states of Gujarat & Karnataka; terracotta figurines from Indus valley, Gandharan Buddhas, miniature paintings & weaponry. The museum is named after King George V who as Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone in 1905.

31. The Prince of Wales Museum

32. The Prince of Wales Museum

33 to 35. The Prince of Wales Museum

36 to 38. The Prince of Wales Museum
39 to 41. The Prince of Wales Museum

42 to 44. The Prince of Wales Museum

45 to 47. The Prince of Wales Museum

48. The Prince of Wales Museum

49. Jamshid Tata (1839-1904), Tata family are Parsi-Indian industrialists & philanthropists who founded ironworks & steelworks, cotton mills, & hydroelectric-power plants that proved crucial to India's industrial development.

Parsi, also spelled  Parsee,  is member of a group of followers in India of the Iranian prophet Zoroaster. The Parsis, whose name means “Persians”, are descended from Persian Zoroastrians who emigrated to India to avoid religious persecution by the Muslims. They live chiefly in Mumbai & in a few towns and villages mostly to the north of Mumbai, but also at Karachi (Pakistan) & Bangalore (Karnataka, India). Although they are not, strictly speaking, a caste, since they are not Hindus, they form a well-defined community. 

50. The Prince of Wales Museum

51. The Prince of Wales Museum

52. The Prince of Wales Museum


53. The Prince of Wales Museum


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