Lower Parel, Mumbai
Located in Lower Parel atop the Palladium Mall, the St. Regis is one of the latest five star hotels in the city.
Moving through the Haji Ali stretch, you come to Worli. Here is located the Nehru Science Centre.
Nehru planetarium was commissioned in 1977 and designed by one of India’s finest architects I.M.Kadri. It is run by Nehru Centre, a trust headed by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra State and whose General Secretary is Dr. Raja Ramana, an eminent Indian nuclear scientist. An astronomical exhibition, comprising of 40 exhibits (transparencies & working model) explain the cosmos.
In the auditorium, a breathtaking ‘Sky Show’ captures the very essence of the Milky Way (Akashganga). Two hundred projectors are simultaneously trained onto a hemispherical ceiling made of aluminium. The effect is realistic and it is not surprising that the planetarium has attracted 3 million visitors so far. Children below five years of age not allowed into the Sky Theatre.
Image Source: Nehru Centre
The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the Southern part of Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai.
An exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture, associated with legends about doomed lovers, the dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and was constructed in 1431.
The Dargah is built on a tiny islet located 500 meters from the coast, in the middle of Worli Bay.
Dadar West, Mumbai
Shivaji Park is the largest park in Mumbai. It is situated in the Dadar area of Mumbai. Like the Azad Maidan and August Kranti Maidan (formerly Gowalia Tank Grounds).
Of historical and cultural value because of the political and social gatherings it has witnessed, both in pre- and post-independence Mumbai.
The park is named after the legendary 17th century warrior king of the region, Chhatrapati Shivaji. The park was created in 1925 by the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, in the days of the British Raj. Through the name, the British authorities acknowledged Shivaji and the reverence his name commanded amongst the local Marathi population.