Stuck At Home? Take A Virtual Tour Of These 8 Iconic Places In Mumbai

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Longed to visit Mumbai's iconic spots but not quite able to make it to go see them? Or maybe you're stuck at home and want to revisit some of those awesome memories you made at these places. Either way, we've curated a handy selection of places that you can visit (virtually) in the comfort of your own home. Keep them bookmarked for when you can head out!

Gateway Of India, Apollo Bandar

One of Mumbai's most iconic landmarks, the Gateway of India was planned to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bandar , though it wasn't completed till much after their arrival. The iconic arch was completed in 1924 and featured the the Indo-Saracenic style and constructed in basalt. Today, it's one of the most photographed sights in the city and a major departure point for ferries to Alibaug and Elephanta Island. Take a virtual tour here.

CSMVS Museum, Fort

One of the city's top museums, this Indo-Saracenic building at Kala Ghoda, houses more than 50,000 artefacts and has a great collection of sculptures, terracotta’s, bronzes, Indian miniature paintings, European paintings, porcelain and treasures from China, Tibet and Japan and even a Natural History section. Read more here. Take a virtual tour of exhibitions here.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Fort

CST Station is one of Mumbai's most well-known landmarks. Besides being a hub for the city's local trains, it is also one of the main departure points for intercity travel. Recognised by UNESCO for its incredible history and heritage, this station features a blend of Victorian Gothic Revival and Indian traditional influences. Designed by F. W. Stevens, a British architect, it took over 10 years to complete this masterpiece. Take a virtual tour on the UNESCO site on the UNESCO website here and on Google Arts here. They also have a little-known museums inside here.

National Gallery Of Modern Art, Fort

Located in the heart of the Kala Ghoda Arts District, NGMA or National Gallery Of Modern Art is one of the city's leading art galleries. It's got a great permanent collection featuring artists like S.H. Raza and M F Husain. They also host a wide variety of temporary exhibitions from up and coming and well-established contemporary artists. Take a virtual tour here.

Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Byculla

One of the city's oldest museums, Bhau Daji Lad was established as the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1872. This museum is the repository of Mumbai's long and fascinating history that are explained through a collection of miniature clay models, maps, rare books, lithographs, historic documents etc. Plus, they've got a gorgeous collection of decorative art too. Take a virtual tour on Google Arts & Culture here.

Art Deco Buildings Along Marine Drive

Did you know that Marine Drive has one of the most expansive collections of Art Deco buildings along a single stretch in the world? Only Miami rivals the collection of these architectural gems. Since we can't visit these for ourselves right now, here's how you can take a virtual tour. Take the tour on Googel Arts & Culture here.

The Royal Opera House

Completed in 1916, the Royal Opera House is a stunning architectural gem that blends European and Indian sensibilities into a cohesive whole. Restored to its former glory after being closed for over two decades, the Opera House today can accommodate 575 guests in its 3-tier facility. Take a virtual tour on Googel Arts & Culture here.

Bandra-Worli Sealink

One of the city's most iconic landmark's, the Bandra-Worli Sealink as it's popularly known is a landmark in Mumbai's architectural landscape. This cable-stay bridge connects South Mumbai's Worli to the Western Suburb of Bandra. Since its opening in 2009, the Sealink has become a major connector between these two zones in the city. Take a virtual tour of the bridge on Youtube here.