Temples of Mumbai
Temples of MumbaiThe very large majority of Indians (85%) are Hindus, believing in a vast pantheon of deities. Today you will meet a few of them, have a look at the art and architecture they inspire, and observe how they are worshiped on a daily basis.
See the highlights of the city from the comfort of your motorcoach as you set off for a panoramic tour of Mumbai city.
Enjoy a photo stop at the Gateway of India, the city’s most famous landmark – an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.
Marine Drive is Mumbai’s seaside promenade, an eight-lane highway with a wide pavement. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. At the northern end is the lively Chowpatty Beach, a Mumbai institution.
Malabar Hill is Mumbai’s ritziest neighbourhood. Today high-rise luxury apartment blocks have taken over – home to politicians, film stars and gangsters. Situated on the hill is the Jain Temple, built of marble and dedicated to Adinath, the first of the twenty-four thirthankars or Jain prophets.The central chamber is covered with mirrors and colourful paintings. A polished marble image of Adinath is enshrined within.
Your last stop before returning to the ship is the historic Shri Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed god. Inside is a figure of Ganesh, visible from any point within the temple. Surprisingly his trunk turns towards the right unlike most other depictions where it points left.

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