A major city in India, Chennai is a very hot city. With a population of over 7 million inhabitants, it is a very busy city as well. However, it doesn’t match the sheer bustling energy that Mumbai is filled with. If you are in the mood for a nice vacation where you like shopping and exploring a fascinating city, then Mumbai is the ideal location. When you are planning your Chennai to Mumbai flights, here are some famous tourist spots to visit.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
A historic and huge station, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is one of the most wonder works of Gothic architecture in all of Mumbai. It displays Victorian styles with a fusion of Hindu and Islamic styles, altogether creating an intricate mix. It has many tall turrets, buttresses, domes, spires and spectacular glass painted windows. There is so much detail in the art and architecture that it makes for a stunning sight. The massive central tower is peppered with stone gargoyles that look like sentinels guarding a watchtower. The windows are adorned with lovely peacocks above the courtyard in the middle. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was constructed by Frederick Stevens in the 1800s; however it was given its current name only in 1998. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Elephanta Island
Elephanta Island can be found if you travel towards the North-East from the Gateway of India. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it houses numerous temples that have been carved out of rocks. The skill of Indian artisans is showcased by the labyrinth of temples in these caves. The temples at Elephanta were constructed in the period between AD 450 and AD 750. A Shiva temple forms the main structure in the Elephanta caves, with a maze of courtyards, halls, pillars and shrines. The major attraction is a massive Shiva statue called the Sadhashiva. It stands at a towering 6 meters and depicts a Shiva with three faces. The faces are supposed to represent the creator, preserver, and destroyer.
- Taj Mahal Palace
An enormous and luxurious hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace is one of the most well recognised places in the city of Mumbai. Its architecture is a blend of the Islamic style and the style from the Renaissance era. The massive hotel was built by JN Tata in 1903. It is said that Mr. Tata was not allowed to go inside some European hotels because he was Indian. In response, he built one of the most famous hotels in the world. The hotel is very famous for reasons other than its splendour as well. It was the unfortunate target of the terror attacks from Pakistan, in 2008. It was mutilated with the blood and cries of the innocent. It was a very tragic moment for our country. However, India will always keep moving forward. The Taj Mahal Palace was restored and reopened in 2010, on our Independence Day.
Mumbai is certainly a beautiful place to visit, with so many more interesting tourist spots to discover. Book your flight today and experience the magic the city has to offer.