Mumbai- Mumbai is the commercial and industrial capital of India, is a modern capital as well as a living museum of the British era in India. It was basically a group of seven islands namely, Colaba, Fort, Byculla, Parel, Worli, Matunga and Mahim, which have been connected through serial reclamations. In 1534, the seven island was ceded to Portugal by the Sultan of Gujarat in the 'Treaty of Bassein'. The major island of the group Mumba Devi was passed on to Britishers in 1661, as part of the dowry when Catherin of Braganza married England's Charles2. In 1665, the British occupied all the seven island and leased them to East India Company. Today, the vibrant metropolis presents a real cosmopolitan outlook.

Gateway of India- The 26 meters high entrance was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. It has a main, large arch flanked by two smaller arches, at the top are four spires enclosing a small space with large balconies on either side. An equestrian statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and statue of Swami Vivekananda have been installed here.There are plenty of ships and boats anchored in the sea near the archway, which carry tourists to the famous Elephanta caves. The famous Taj Mahal Hotel viewing the Gateway of India is also a prominent landmark of Mumbai.

Elephant caves- The 7th-century rock-cut cave temples on Gharapuri or Elephanta island dedicated to Lord Shiva is a world heritage site of UNESCO. The Maheshmurti in the main cave is one of the most famous and beautiful sculptures. Here Shiva is shown in one single carving as the creator, protector and destroyer of the universe. other deities of Hindu trinity, Brahma and Vishnu are also shown in the panels along with Shiva. The island can be approached by launches and cruises are available at the Gateway of India.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus- This first Railhead of India is one of the largest and oldest train Terminus of the east. Designed by FWstevens in Gothic style, the modern terminus is one of the most luxurious railway stations in the world and was built over a ten-year period from 1878-88 at a cost of Rs.16,35,565. Tthe station has an impressive skull defeated by a figure signifying progress. Recently. it has been listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Pawna Lake- Pawna Lake is 33 km away from the popular hill station of Lonavala and 108 km from Mumbai. It is surrounded by the historical forts like Tikona, Loahgad, and Visapur etc. and along with the view of Tung fort. You can enjoy your holidays, weekend and weekdays with camping at Pawna Lake. You can spend beautiful moments with family and friends at Pawna Lake Camping . There is a lot of things on the list to do at Pawna camping. You will find the adventurous places to the explored during the day and night. Hopping stones is one of the sports that you actually play in Pawna water.

Source by Robert Parker

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