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The center offers interactive exhibits that help children decipher and understand the mysteries of science. There is also an outdoor science park that gives kids a chance to understand science through games. The center organizes programs, science expositions, creative science workshops, film festivals and a science drama festival on a regular basis. It houses a terrific bookstall called Third Wave that sells great scientific toys and books.
Situated in the Worli-Mahim Bay, overlooking Haji Ali seaface, this dargah has its origins shrouded in mystery. Believed by some to be the tomb of a wealthy saint and built by his devout followers, the second version states that the revered saint died on pilgrimage and his body floated to the spot. Whether a follower of Pir Haji Ali Shah or not, the mosque is a must for all visitors. Except for the sanctum sanctorum, visitors are free to stroll around the premises. Haji Ali Dargah is accessible via an inconspicuous causeway next to Haji Ali Juice Centre, a walk best attempted during low-tide.
Here the huge rock-cut elephant stands, which was moved by the British in 1865 from Elephanta Island. This complex houses Mumbai's zoo as well as the Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum). The museum has interesting exhibits relating to the city's past. Archaeological finds, maps and photographs depicting Mumbai's history are on display. The surrounding Botanical Gardens cover an area of 48 acres in the midst of the bustling and congested city. One of the oldest and the largest public gardens, it was established in 1863.
Church of Our Lady of Glory or Gloria Church was built by the Portuguese in 1590 in Mazagaon. It is not a miracle that the church now stands in Byculla. The building was pulled down to build a railway track and another church was built in Byculla to take its place. This is one of the oldest Catholic churches of Mumbai and part of its Portuguese heritage. The church is part of the Antonio D'Souza High School complex. Gloria Church can be easily reached from Byculla Station. Veermata Jijabai Udyan or Rani Baug is a stone's throw from this church.
This is heaven for all brides-to-be and shopping addicts. Boutiques on August Kranti Marg stock the latest designer wear of national and international repute. Several department stores like Amarsons, Benzer, In Style, Beautiful Boulevard, Vama and Westside are situated in this area. There are also many smaller shops for exclusive products. Carry a load of cash when you come this side! You will also find numerous jewelry showrooms on Hughes Road. A complete contrast to this glitz and glam is the humble Gandhi Museum, down the road at Gamdevi. You sure won't run in to as many tourists, and even fewer shopping addicts.
August Kranti Maidan is associated with India's freedom movement. It is here that Mahatma Gandhi told the British to 'Quit India' on 8th August 1942. Formerly the maidan (or open ground) was also known as Gowalia Tank, because cows used to be bathed at the tank. Today the tank has disappeared and a small garden and a memorial has come up at the site. Mani Bhavan, a small pre-independence house, turned into Gandhi Memorial is another attraction nearby.
Prabhadevi is an important neighborhood in South Central Mumbai. This upscale area is the home of one of the most temples of the city, the Siddhivinayak Temple. You will also find many hotels, cafes, restaurants and a few shopping malls in Prabhadevi.
This temple is situated at the end of Marine Drive and south of Malabar Hill. It is nearly 1,000 feet above sea level, overlooking the Arabian Sea. The temple was built in 1780 and is one of the most spacious temples in the city. Millions of devotees travel from all over to visit this place. The ambiance around the temple is perennially festive, especially on Mondays, which is the main day of worship.