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Juhu Beach

Location: #Mumbai #Maharashtra #India

Juhu Beach, situated in the suburbs of Mumbai, is one of the largest and most popular beaches in Mumbai. It is 6 km long and is ringed by Arabian Sea on the west. To the north of this beach is Gandhi Gram, where Mahatma Gandhi lived in his days as a lawyer. The southern end of the beach is marked by a number of luxury hotels.

The beach is most famous for its street-side food like Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Pav Bhaji and more. Moreover, tourists can buy tee shirts, balloons, ice creams and numerous other things from the many stalls at the beach. In the evenings, the beach is crowded by people intending to see the beautiful sun, setting at the horizon of Arabian Sea.

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3/18/17
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Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary

Location: #Aurangabad #Maharashtra #India

Situated in between Aurangabad and Ahmednagar districts in the state of Maharashtra, Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary is a home to numerous species of birds that are found here. The sanctuary is a bird’s lover paradise as Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary attracts numerous resident and migrant birds.

The sanctuary is a home to more than 200 species of birds that includes more than 70 species of migratory birds. Some of the popular migratory birds that you can spot here includes Cranes, Flamingos, Pintails, Wigeon, Shoveller, Brahmany Duck, Pochards, Teals, God Wit, Shauces, and Glossy Ibis, among others.

The proximity of Nathsagar Lake to the bird sanctuary makes the surrounding of the sanctuary rich in aquatic flora and fauna apart from the numerous avian species that flock the area. The aquatic vegetation that you can see here includes species of Spyrogyra, Hydrilla, Chara, Potamogeton, and Vallisneria among others. There are more than 50 species of fishes, which can be found in the Nathsagar Lake around the sanctuary.

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Haji Ali's Dargah

Location: #Mumbai #Maharashtra #India

aji Ali Dargah was constructed in 1431, in the memory of a Muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Located on an island close to the sea shore of Worli, this shrine is visited by over 40,000 people on all days, particularly Thursdays and Fridays. Being located in the middle of the sea, the dargah remains closed at the time of high tide.

The structure of this dargah symbolises Indo-Islamic style of architecture. There is a narrow pathway from the Worli bay that connects the shrine with the city. It is just a 500 yard walk for the devotees from the bay to the shrine.

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Iskcon Temple, Mumbai

Location: #Mumbai #Maharashtra #India

Iskcon Temple in Mumbai is one of the 400 Iskcon temples across the world. ISKCON stands for International Society of Krishna Consciousness. Established in 1978, this temple is also known as the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple. This name dates back to the fact that the temple was established under the Hare Krishna Movement founded by his Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Made of white marble, Iskcon Temple is very spacious and has an inbuilt publishing house, guest house and a restaurant serving Vaishnavite food. The walls of the temple are adorned with beautiful paintings. Aimed to preach the sayings of Bhagwad Gita, this temple has Radha Rasabihariji as its presiding deity.

The best time to visit the Iskcon Temple us during the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday, which falls in the month of August or September. Millions of devotees from all over the world visit the temple during Janmashtami. Daily spiritual courses are also available in the temple, a major highlight of which is the robot show demonstrating religious knowledge.

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Gateway of India

Location: #Mumbai #Maharashtra #India

Gateway of India is a national heritage building in India that is located at the waterfront in Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, facing Arabian Sea. It was built as a tribute for Queen Mary and King George V, who were on an official visit to Mumbai in 1911. Opened for public on 4 December 1924 by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading, Gateway of India is considered to be the most famous monument in Mumbai.

The gateway is built from reinforced concrete and yellow basalt andepitomises the combination of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. The central dome in the gateway has a diameter of 15 m and the arch way is 26 m high. From this gateway, people can take a ferry boat to Elephanta Caves, or luxury boats that take visitors around the harbour. To the front of the gateway is a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

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Grishneshwar Jyothirlinga Temple

Location: #Grishneshwar #Maharashtra #India

The Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple is a famous Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple enshrines one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The temple is located adjacent to the famous Ellora Caves, at a distance of 11 km from Daulatabad, near Aurangabad of Maharashtra State. Beside Ghrishneshwara, the resident Shiva Linga is also revered by the name of Grushmeswara, Kusumeswarar and Ghushmeswara. The temple has been reconstructed twice, once in the 16th century A.D and another time in the 18th century A.D. The temple features a five tier Shikara, covered with images of bulls and monkeys. The temple is visited by bulk of pilgrims. Important festival like Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in this temple.

It is said that an ardent devotee, named Kusuma, used to worship Lord Shiva at this place. When her son was killed by the jealous first wife of her husband, Lord Shiva miraculously offered rebirth to her son as a way of rewarding her devotion. Devotees and pilgrims offer prayer at the place with high dedication and reverence.

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Flora Fountain

Location: #Mumbai #Maharashtra #India

Flora fountain, an architectural heritage monument, is located in the southern end of Dadabhai Naoroji Road at Hutatma Chowk (formerly, Martyr’s Square). Built in 1864, this fountain made up of Portland stone and was later defaced with white oil paint depicts the Roman Goddess Flora. The fountain is illuminated at night for a beautiful view.

The fountain stands at exactly the same site, where the original Churchgate of Bombay Fort was once present. Area around Flora Fountain, known as the Fort area or Fountain area, is covered by a number of shops, colleges, banks and offices. Bombay Stock Exchange is also located at a very short distance from the fountain.

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2017-01-03
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Essel World

Location: #Manori #Maharashtra #India

Essel World is situated at a distance of about 25 km from Manori. It has an amusement park and a water kingdom. The place is also known as “The Island of Fun” and has an area of about 64 acres.

It is the largest amusement park in India, while its Water Kingdom is the largest theme water park in Asia. There is also a botanical garden within the premises of the Essel World that has about 30,000 specimens.

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2017-01-03
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Elephanta Caves

Location: #Mumbai #Maharashtra #India

Declared as the World Heritage Site, Elephanta caves are situated on Elephanta Island in Mumbai harbor. The island located in Arabian Sea has two groups of caves. One of these caves are dedicated to Hindu sect Shaiva and second the smaller one is dedicated to Buddhism. The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries. The caves were designated as World heritage site by UNESCO in 1987.

Although the identity of the creators of the architecturial masterpieces built in Elephant Caves is disputed, it is believed that the Chalukyas and later Rashtrakutas are the creators among many others.

Elephanta was ruled by another Chalukyan dynasty, and then by Gujarat Sultanate, who surrendered it to the Portuguese in 1534. By then, Elephanta was called Gharapuri, which indicates a hill settlement.

The island of Elephants is 1.5 miles in length with two hills rising to a height of about 500 ft. A deep ravine cuts through the heart of the island from north to south. On the west, the hill rises gently from the sea and stretches east across the ravine and rises gradually to the extreme east to a height of 568 ft.

The two hills of the island, the western and the eastern, have five rock-cut caves in the western part and a brick stupa on the eastern hill on its top, composed of two caves with few rock-cut cisterns.

The island has two groups of caves in the rock cut architectural style. Five caves situated on the western hills of the Island are devoted to the Hindu sect Shaiva and various Hindu sculptures are chiseled in these caves. Famous sculptures of Hindu caves are Ravana holding up the Kailash, Shiva-Parvati on Kailash, Ardhanarishvara, Trimurti, Wedding of Shiva, Linga, Nataraja, Kartikeya, Yogishvara, and Matrikas .

In the second group of caves, various Buddhist architectures can be spotted depicting numerous pictures of Gautam Buddha and several sculptures from Buddhist literature, Jatak Kathayein.

Although, a numbers of caves have been ruined during the Portuguese period and several damaged by various means, Elephant Caves still presents a rich heritage of ancient history to the tourist. More and more people visit Elephanta Caves to witness the Architectural masterpieces preserved in the caves of Elephanta.

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2017-01-02
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Daulatabad Fort

Location: #Aurangabad #Maharashtra #India

Daulatabad, formerly known as Devgiri, is located 13 km from Aurangabad. Also known as the city of fortune, it features a 12th century fortress located at the top of a hill. The fortress displays a strong wall of 5 km and a series of ramparts.

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