As I’m on my Mission Mumbai, I have started exploring places in Mumbai. It is quite interesting to know your own city in better way. This time I visited the area around CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) station and Hornimam Circle. The historical and one of the crowded stations of Mumbai.CST station is formerly known as “Victoria Terminus”. It is built in British time.
It is a UNESCO world heritage site # 945.
After exploring the CST station, I started to walk down to the street leading to Hornimam circle via Boza bazaar. Mostly of the footpath was occupied by the local market of clothes, bags, electronic items or jewelries. It took me around 20 minutes to reach Hornimam Circle. It is also known as Elphinstone Circle and is one of the venues for the famous Kala Ghoda festival.
Hornimam circle is circular garden at the center of the place which is mostly surrounded by catchy office premises, shops and restaurants.
After relaxing sometime in the garden; I had a look around the nearby area. I came across magnificent structures of The Asiatic Society of Bombay, St. Thomas Cathedral Church and Flora Fountain. Most of the buildings around CST & Hornimam Circle were influenced by Greek & Italic architecture.
The Asiatic Society of Bombay is famous library has the collection of books mostly the original copies of ancient artifacts.
St. Thomas Cathedral Church is the one of the oldest churches and first Anglican Church in the Mumbai.
Later, I visited the Gateway of India and Marine drive. It always feel good to see the great Gateway of India.
I have been to these places many times with my friends and family members . I love sitting for hours with thousands of other people, just to see the sunset at Marine drive.