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Step Back in Time at These Impressive Historic Sites in Mumbai

Mumbai is an immense city with a very rich and fascinating history dating back thousands of
years, showcasing evidence of ancient civilization through archaeological sites, shrines,
caves and historic buildings. These structures are great sightseeing attractions and allow you
to step back in time to Mumbai’s bygone era. Traveasy offers cheap flights to Mumbai from
UK, taking you to the centre of this charming ancient city. We have put together a list of
Mumbai’s most captivating historic sites which have interesting backstories and stunning

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Formerly named as the Victoria Terminus station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is India’s
most famous railway station that is still in operation. Designed by British architect F. W.
Stevens, this interesting UNESCO World Heritage Site features a blend of Victorian Gothic
Revival architecture with traditional Indian styles, and features a spectacular stone dome,
arches, turrets, carvings and statues.

Mount Mary Church

The stunning Roman Catholic Mount Mary Church is one of the most ancient churches in the
city; the structure itself is over 100 years old, but its origin and its spectacular Mother Mary
statue is believed to date back to the 16th century. The semi-Gothic style basilica also has a
beautiful setting as it’s perched on top of a hillock, overlooking the Arabian Sea.
Kanheri Caves

Set in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the incredible Kanheri Caves comprise of 109 ancient
Buddhist caves, believed to date back from 1st century BCE to 10th century BCE. The caves
contain monasteries, prayer halls, houses, sculptures, paintings and rock carvings, and were
said to once be resided by Buddhist monks as a rain shelter.
Babulnath Temple

The Babulnath Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city that dates back to the 12th
century, and the current structure was built in the 1890s, dedicated to Lord Shiva in the
form of a native Babul tree. This religious temple is an architectural wonder, with intricate
wall carvings and decorated pillars and ceilings.

The Gateway of India

The Gateway of India is a stunning arched gateway that reflects Mumbai’s rich colonial past.
It was built during the 19th century to commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s visit
to India in 1911, and the Indo-Saracenic monument also marked the end of the British Rule,
as the last British troops departed the country through it.
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