Mumbai, the land of dreams and India’s economic center, is a must visit place for Indian visa travelers. Mumbai is surrounded by Arabian Sea on the west coast and by Rocky Mountains on the east coast. Malabar Hills lies to the south of Mumbai and the area has been developed over the mountains. The Jain temple at Malabar hills is the temple of first Jain tirthankara, Adinath. Malabar hills features some of the most beautiful gardens. They are Pherozeshah Mehta garden, commonly known as Hanging garden, the Kamala Nehru garden and the tower of silence, the Parsi garden, to name a few. The gardens give a spectacular look in the evening when the lights are on. Indian visa travelers can see the low lying areas of the city from there.
Apart from gardens, Malabar hills are also famous for some of the temples such as Walkeshwar temple and the Jain temple. Indian visa travelers can visit the Jain temple, which is built with marbles and features colorful sculptures of Jain gurus depicting their style of life along with their culture. The temple was initially built by the Silhara King, which was demolished by the Portuguese and then later re-built by Rama Kamath.
Walkeshwar temple is located at the highest point of the area, thus offering an elite and exciting panoramic view of the location and in particular the foothills of Malabar hills. Walkeshwar temple is famous just because of its association with Banganga Tank, which according to Hindu mythology is the place where Lord Ram quenched his thirst while in search of his wife Sita.
Some of the famous business personalities have their residence at Malabar hills. To name a few of the India personalities have their residence are the Chief Minister of this state, Governor of Mumbai, Mohammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. Malabar hills are similar to Beverly Hills’ in USA. Malabar Hills is considered as the most posh and elite area. Indian visa travelers can visit the house of Mountstuart Elphinstone, the then Governor of Bombay, which was the first house built in the area in the 19th century. At Malabar Hills Indian visa holders can search for Shrines of some of the eminent saints of India.
Malabar hills have always got the attention from the top most filmmakers of Bollywood, a nickname for the Indian film industry. A number of good movies were shot at various locations in Malabar hills. If lucky, Indian visa travelers will notice Bollywood actors and actress performing here.
Indian visa travelers can have a perfect view of Nariman point and the famous Chowpatti from the Malabar hills. India Visa travelers can visit Malabar hills through state buses or taxis. Some private operators also offer their services uphill to Malabar hills. Indian visa travelers should choose to visit Malabar hills during the monsoon season. The Panoramic view in the laps of nature with water laden clouds touching the hills is awesome.