Mumbai (Bombay)

To experience Bollywood blockbusters in situ, the Eros cinema is the place, but it was shuttered indefinitely in 2017 by the collector’s office over nonpayment of dues. However, it remains an icon of art deco delight, partially forged by red Agra sandstone in 1935. Check ahead for its fate.

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Nearby Mumbai (Bombay) attractions

1. High Court

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A hive of daily activity, packed with judges, barristers and other cogs in the Indian justice system, the newly Unesco-recognised High Court is an elegant…

2. Rajabai Clock Tower

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On the Fort campus of the University of Mumbai is this 84m-high Venetian/Gothic monument, inspired by London's Big Ben. Completed in 1878, it was designed…

3. Flora Fountain

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Built in 1864, this adored Gothic Revival sculpture and fountain depicts the mythological Roman goddess Flora. The fountain and its surrounds were being…

4. University of Mumbai

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Looking like a 15th-century French-Gothic mansion plopped incongruously among Mumbai’s palm trees, this structure was designed by Gilbert Scott of London…

5. Chemould Prescott Road

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One of Mumbai's oldest established art galleries, founded in 1963. It's always a safe bet for diving into India's contemporary art scene.

6. St Thomas’ Cathedral

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This charming cathedral, begun in 1672 and finished in 1718, is the oldest British-era building standing in Mumbai and the city's first Anglican church:…

7. DAG


This top gallery is spread over three floors of a beautifully restored cream-coloured colonial-era structure. Its quarterly-changing exhibitions are…

8. Jehangir Art Gallery

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Renovated in recent years, this excellent gallery hosts exhibitions across several galleries of all types of visual arts by Mumbaikar, national and…