Day 01: Mumbai (Arrival)-Day sightseeing (Departure)
Arrive at Mumbai (10:00 Am) airport/ rly Station, after traditional Welcome our Japji Travel representative would assist you at airport & Visit Restaurant for breakfast or fresh up (At your own expense). After Breakfast Visit Most Famous Gateway of India (Mumbai).
The Gateway of India is a monument built during the British Rule in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in Western India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai, prior to the Delhi Durbar, in December 1311. However, they only got to see a cardboard model of the structure since the construction did not begin till 1915. The foundation stone was laid on 31 st March 1911, by the governor of Bombay Sir George Sydenham Clarke, with the final design of George witted. The structure is a basalt arch, 26 meters (85 feet) high.
The Elephanta Cvaes are located very close to the Gateway of India, and Tourist can travel on motor boats to reach the Elephanta Islands. Statues of the Maratha leader Shivaji and Swami Vivekananda are installed at the entrance of the Elephanta Caves. The Elephanta Caves (natively known as Gharapurichi Leni) are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island. Or Gharapuri in Mumbai Harbour, 10 Kilometers (6.2Mi), to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, Consists of two groups of caves, the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries, although the identity of the original builder is still a subject of debate. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. All the caves were also originally painted in the past, but now only traces remain. Since no inscription on any of the island have been discovered, the ancient history of the island is conjectural, at best Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and Banasura, the demon devotee of Shiva, are both credited with building temples or cut caves to live. Local tradition holds that the caves are not man- made.
Haji Ali Dargah:-
The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and Dargah (Tomb) located on an islet off the coast os Worli in the Southern part of Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargh is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai. An exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Architecture, associated with legends about doomed locers, the Dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari had a recurring and disturbing dream that he had injured Earth by his act. Full of remorse, he soon fell ill and directed his followers to cast the coffin carrying his body into the Arabian Sea. Haji Ali died during his journey to Mecca and miraculously the casket carrying his body, floated back to these shores, getting stuck in the string of rocky islets just off the shore of Worli. Thus, the Dargah was constructed there.The six hundred year old Dargah structure constantly erodes, due to saline winds and the impact of 80,000 visitors per week. While extensive renovations were carried out in 1960 and 1964 the most recent structural upgrade of the Dargah started in October 2008. The Dargah will be beautified with first and second quality white marble, which will be brought from Makrana, Rajasthan, the same place from where marble for the Taj Mahal was brought. End of Day Tour board the Flight/ Train for your home town. Tour Concludes.
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