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Hotel Marine Plaza, Mumbai

Getting There


Air
The hotel is at a distance of 28 kms from The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and 22 kms from the domestic terminal at Santa Cruz Airport.

 

Rail
Hotel Marine Plaza is just 2 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus which has trains incoming from all major destinations in India as well as local trains. Churchgate Station for local city travel is just 1 km away, making commuting within the city effortless.

 

Places of Interest

The Gateway of India: Located on the waterfront in Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, this was a crude jetty used by fisher folks later renovated and used as a landing place for British governors and other distinguished personages. Its design is a combination of both Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.

 

Jehangir Art Gallery: is Mumbai's most famous art gallery built in 1952. This gallery is situated at Kala Ghoda, behind the Prince of Wales Museum, in South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The complex also has the popular cafe of Samovar, which is reminiscent of the 70's socialist culture. It also houses Natesans, the country's oldest licensed antique dealers.

 

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya: Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, this was founded in the early years of the 20th century by some prominent citizens of Bombay with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of the then Prince of Wales. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum was renamed in the 1990s after Shivaji, the founder of Maratha Empire.

 

The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, primarily, incorporating elements of other styles of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain. The museum building is surrounded by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds.

 

The museum houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. The museum houses Indus Valley Civilization artefacts, and other relics from ancient India from the time of the Guptas and Mauryas.

 

Flora Fountain: Located at Hutatma Chowk (Martyr's Square), this ornamentally and exquisitely sculpted architectural heritage monument is located at the southern end of the historic Dadabhai Naoroji Road, called the Mile Long Road, at the Fort business district in the heart of South Mumbai. Flora Fountain, built in 1864, is a fusion of water, architecture and sculpture, and depicts the Roman goddess Flora.

 

The Elephanta Caves: These are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres (6.2 ml) to the east of the city of Mumbai. 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 caves were renovated in the 1970s after years of neglect, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 to preserve the artwork.

 

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai:  It can trace its origin to the Literary Society of Bombay which first met in Mumbai on November 26, 1804, and was formed with the intention of "promoting useful knowledge, particularly such as is now immediately connected with India".  It is funded by an annual grant from the Central Government of India.

 

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE): This is the oldest stock exchange in Asia and has the third largest number of listed companies in the world. It is located at Dalal Street, Mumbai, India.

 

The University of Mumbai (formerly University of Bombay): This state university has been given a five-star ranking by NAAC.

 

Chor Bazaar: Located near Bhendi Bazaar in South Mumbai, this is one of the largest flea markets in India. The word Chor means "thief" in Hindi-Urdu. Chor bazar is Mumbai's famous Thieves Market where bargain-hungry tourists rummage for Ming vases and Muranos at throwaway prices. The main avenue is Mutton Street, flanked by rows of little antique shops that look like musty attics and sell just about anything at bargain prices from old ship parts, grandfather clocks, gramophones, to crystal chandeliers and old English tea sets antiques at throwaway prices, including colonial-era lamps, Art Deco clocks and trinkets of every kind. A store called Mini Market also offers old Bollywood posters for sale. Others offer authentic Victorian furniture, wonderful for browsers, antiquarians and restorers. Although bargains are sometimes staggering, most of the shop owners are street smart and haggling is mandatory.

 

Girgaum Chaupati: Pronounced as chow-patty, this is one of the most famous public beaches adjoining Marine Drive famous for its street food.

 

Important landmarks and their distances

Mall/Market Distance Location
CrossRoads 2 (INOX) 250 m  Nariman Point
Colaba Causeway 2.5 km Colaba
Crawford Market 03 km Near CST Station
City Centre 07 km Mumbai Central
Sobo Central 08 km Haji Ali
Atria Millennium 10 km Worli
Phoenix Mills 12 km Lower Parel
Palladium Mall 12 km Lower Parel
Dadar Market 14 km Dadar

 

Central Business Districts  
Nariman Point 200 mtrs
Fort 500 mtrs
Worli 10 km
Peninsula Corporate Park 10 km
Bandra Kurla Complex 19 km
Andheri Seepz 32 km