Thursday, 19 July 2018

Best Luxury Accommodation in Mumbai

Have you finally made up your mind to save up for a while and visit a really nice hotel towards the end of this month? Here, I am talking about Hotel Kohinoor Continental one of the best luxury hotels in Mumbai which is just 2 km away from international airport. Kohinoor Continental has 137 elegantly designed rooms being classified into 118 Superior rooms, 17 Premium rooms and 2 Suites. With flawless blend of luxury, comfort it is equipped with 24*7 Wi-Fi Service, Swimming Pool, Beryl Club, Café lounge, Art Gallery & a Health Club which is swanky and spacious floor with all well maintained and up to date equipment’s.

Hotel Kohinoor continental has a multi cuisine specialty restaurant popularly known as the Solitaire restaurant. The conventional decoration, done in cream and with cushy couches which creates a different ambience in the restaurant where you will surely come across the Hospitality at its best. Therefore if one is looking for a Luxury Accommodation in Mumbai Kohinoor Continental is one of the most recommended hotel. The moment you will step into Kohinoor Continental everything will be at your best. 

Monday, 16 July 2018

What To Do In Mumbai In One Day?

Mumbai is the city of local trains, busy streets, renowned artists, delicious Vada Pav, cherished pilgrimage sites and stunning seashores. This city that never sleeps is known for fashion, glamour and its exciting nightlife, and exploring all of this is not a piece of cake. If you’re one of those who are travelling to Mumbai for a day and want to get a glimpse of its treasures, then here are a few locations in the city that should be on your list-

1)  Gateway of India
Gateway of India is surely one of the prime tourist spots to start your Mumbai darshan with. This monument, popularly known as the ‘Taj Mahal of Mumbai’, was built in 1924. Designed by George Wittet, it follows the Indo-Saracenic architecture. Bordered by the Arabian Sea, it is obscured by the Taj Hotel. One of the cultural heritages of India, Gateway of India, is a must-visit if you’re in Mumbai. 

2)  Marine Drive
Situated 5 km away from Gateway of India, Marine Drive can be next on your list. Known as one of the most romantic spots in Mumbai, it is known as the Queen’s necklace for its C-shape formed by the yellow lights. The calm Arabian Sea and breeze striking the perfectly lined palm trees is truly a beauty in itself. A cup of tea with vada pav while sitting on the rocky coast is every Mumbaikar’s way of enjoying an evening here. 

3)  Taraporewala Aquarium
Taraporewala Aquarium is an exciting spot for all the marine life enthusiasts. Situated at a walking distance, this can be your next destination when you’ve explored the wonders of Marine Drive. This aquarium consists of more than 100 kinds of species from the Lakshadweep Island, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. The entry fee for this aquarium ranges from Rs 30-60. 

4)  Prince of Wales Museum
The next stop during your Mumbai darshan can be the Prince of Wales Museum located at a distance of 3.4 km from Taraporewala Aquarium. This museum is also known as ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya’. Established during early 20th century, it is considered as one of the most prized heritage structures in Mumbai. The ancient artworks, artifacts and sculpture are all preserved here. The admirable architecture of this museum makes it a must visit tourist spot in Mumbai. 

5)  Nehru Science Center
Take an informative tour to the Nehru Science Center, which is just 7 km away from Taraporewala Aquarium. The sky observation program, 3D films, Odyssey shows and many other interesting science exhibits are a fun yet informative treat for the kids as well as adults. The center has visiting timings, which is from 10 am to 6 pm.

6)  Haji Ali Dargah
Located at a distance of 4 km from Nehru Science Center, Haji Ali Dargah is a renowned pilgrimage site of Mumbai. Situated in the middle of the Arabian Sea, there is a pathway leading to the Dargah from the shore, which is referred to as the ‘Sea to Humanity’. The mosque is built in Indo-Islamic architecture and was named after a great Muslim saint, Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. 

7)  Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Situated in the suburbs of Mumbai and Thane, it is a popular picnic spot of Mumbai. Covering approximately 20% of Mumbai’s geographical area, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is home to more than 1300 species of flora and fauna with 2 artificial lakes. Witnessing 2 million visitors every year, this is the most visited National park. This tourist spot is located 33 km from Haji Ali Dargah.  

8)  Juhu Beach
While you are in Mumbai, don’t forget to witness the gorgeous sunset from Juhu Beach. The peaceful atmosphere and the panoramic beauty makes it a must visit destination in Mumbai. Many Bollywood movies have been shot at Juhu Beach because of its natural beauty. Horse riding is one among the many activities available here for the tourists.For more information visit:-http://www.hotelkohinoorcontinental.com/


Friday, 13 July 2018

Hotels in Mumbai Delivers Lavish Hospitality Amidst great Comforts

Mumbai hotels
Mumbai – the mega  glittering capital city of Maharashtra and the gateway to India from the west, with its glittering Bollywood culture, pastiche of marvellous Art Deco, Gothic Revival and Indo Saracenic styles of architecture, its beckoning seafront and delicious stall food, it's highly functional harbour and more, provides global hospitality for cosmopolitan guests in hospitable hotels in Mumbai.

With a hotel near Mumbai international airport providing convenient access to jet-setting passengers and travellers from distant lands, you can be sure of competent and classy hospitality for both leisure and corporate guests. With posh Superior, Business and Premium rooms and uber-luxurious Topaz and Sapphire suites, with luxurious and lavish furnishings and space, as well as modern amenities such as an LCD television for your entertainment, handy tea/coffee maker, writing table and room lighting control, digital safety vault for your valuables and generous mini-bar to keep you satiated, a telephone and daily newspaper, luxurious 24x7 room service keeps you thoroughly pampered always!

With its multi-cuisine restaurant providing delicious international fare and the cheerful coffee shop ripe for snacks and coffee while building up camaraderie, for more sophisticated and subtle entertaining and business chats you can avail of the facilities of wines, classic liquor and liqueurs in the snazzy executive bar with its charming wooden interiors resembling those of an English pub!

Such hotels in Mumbai and particularly a plush hotel near Mumbai international airport with its airport transfers and travel desk, its day-cleaning service and same day in-house laundry, doctor on call and specially designed toilets for the physically challenged, ensure holistic hospitality for all its valued guests!

Friday, 6 July 2018

Airport Diaries (2 hours at Mumbai International Airport)

I was travelling from my home town, New Delhi, to UK for a short 10 day long summer vacation with my family. Since there was no direct flight between the two places, we had to stop at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for a 2-hour long halt to catch the next flight. While waiting at a good hotel like Hotel Kohinoor Continental seemed like a good option, we decided to stay at the airport due to the paucity of time.

The first thing that I did was to explore the airport. Spanning over an area of about 21,000 square meters, the T2 zone of the airport was nothing less than a maze of shops. It had quite a few interesting retail outlets of internationally renowned brands of clothing, accessories and décor chains. Being a shopaholic, I had a gala time checking out the latest collection at these widely acclaimed outlets. In fact, I even picked up a chic fuscia coloured Kurti, coupled with exquisite oxidized silver jewelry and a pair of vibrant Kolahpuri Chappals for myself.

After ticking off these wardrobe essentials, I decided to drop by at one of the stores selling organic cosmetic products. Given the unforeseeable weather of London, I thought that picking up some skincare products is not a bad idea at all. From fragrant moisturizers made of pure almonds, jojoba and avocados to tinted lip balms made of strawberries, oranges and raspberries, the store had quite a few irresistible products to spoil me for choice. Given the chilly winds of UK, my mom suggested that I must not forget to buy a good moisturizer and a lip balm. So, I ended up purchasing the almond cream and the raspberry lip balm for myself. 

After this shopping spree, I stopped at a famous bookstore in the premises of Mumbai International Airport. What caught my eye was the latest Dan Brown novel, ‘Origin’. Being a diehard fan of Dan Brown, I thought that this would make for an interesting companion in my night long flight. So, before wasting any time, I bought a copy of his recent work. 

The clock was ticking by this time and I barely had half an hour to spare before we proceeded for the boarding process for the flight to London. So, I dropped by at a famed international coffee franchise and ordered my favourite cup of cappuccino. After quickly gulping down my favourite coffee and making the most of my 2 hours at the airport, I was out towards the boarding counter for London.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

5 Lesser Known Facts About Siddhivinayak Temple

The Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the many proud elements of every Mumbaikar. Precisely speaking, it is the heart of the natives living in Mumbai. Devotees from all over India visit this temple because of the high significance. Apart from the months of July, August and September, all the months are considered to be the best time to visit Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai. The fact that this temple is visited by popular personalities is surely known by everyone. Well, here are some of the lesser known facts about this temple:

1) One of the richest temples
The temple is by far the richest temple of Mumbai and one among the top ten richest temples of India. Witnessing a large and uncountable number of devotees, it receives a donation of around Rs 100 million to Rs 150 million every year. The emergence of this richest temple from a small shrine is truly remarkable. Its glory was brought in by the visit of the number of famous personas such as politicians and Bollywood actors. 

2) The unique idol of Lord Ganesha
The idol of Lord Ganesha worshipped in this temple is carved out of a single black stone. In whichever temple you go, you would find Ganpati with a trunk on the left side. But unlike other Lord Ganesha idols, this particular one has a wide trunk on the right side. Explore this unique idol during the best time to visit Siddhivinayak temple, Mumbai. 

3) The lake
Adjoining the eastern and western side of the temple, there used to be a lake. This lake was dug in the 19th century by Nardulla with a twin aim of providing water to the natives and enhancing the beauty and significance of the temple. But unfortunately, the water was covered with land and that area is now utilized for other purpose that is it is converted into a playground, as a part of Kakasaheb Gadgil Marg. 

4) The Hanuman idol
During the road expansion project of Sayani Road near Elphinstone Road, the workers of Municipal Corporation found a Lord Hanuman idol. It was placed on the roadside by the workers and came into the notice of devotees visiting the Siddhivinayak Temple. They thereafter took the idol inside the temple to the head priest who was Shri Govind Pathak in the year of 1952. He immediately built a compact temple for the same Lord Hanuman idol. 

5) A Mandar tree
This temple was built by a contractor named Laxman Vithu Patil. The funding for the building was done by a rich woman named Deubai Patil. She wished that Lord Ganesha would grant every barren woman’s wish for having a child and to fill their life with happiness. Ramakrishna Jambhekar Maharaj, the disciple of a renowned Hindu saint Akkalkot Swami Samarth, buried two idols in front of the presiding temple.For more info visit:- http://www.hotelkohinoorcontinental.com/

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Why Mumbai is Called the City of Seven Islands?


Endowed with numerous tourist sites like the Gateway of India and Juhu Beach, Bombay, or ‘Aamchi Mumbai’, as it is fondly called by its inhabitants, is the financial artery of India. Thousands of people from the different parts of India flock to the ‘city of dreams’ every single day in order to give a boost to their careers. Today, a metropolitan center always sprawling with life and activity, Mumbai was once a fragmented city with 7 different isles. This archipelago became the conglomeration that Mumbai is today over a span of several centuries, through a series of land reclamation measures. This is what earned Mumbai the tag of being ‘the city of seven islands’. Here’s a brief flashback of Mumbai’s journey from being an island in its own right to being the amalgam of 7 isles:

The first major step taken in this direction was in 1708 with an intention to build a causeway (a water bridge) between Mahim and Sion.

The second stroke came in 1772. This was done with the intention to prevent the course of flow of water and to avoid the shoreline of Mumbai from getting flooded. This connected Mahalaxmi and Worli. What is intriguing about this move is the fact that it is supposedly the oldest illegal construction in Mumbai. Ironically, its offender was William Hornby, the erstwhile Governor of Mumbai who built the bridge at a whopping expenditure of Rs. 1 lakh. Though the move was pending for approval from the Company of Directors who resided in England, the Governor nevertheless went ahead with the construction, with the anticipation that the move would get a green signal. Paradoxically, the rejection came a year after the construction and Hornbill was sacked from the post for his reckless decision! The construction of the bridge had completed by then and there was very little that could be done about it. The legacy of the former Governor continues to haunt the bridge, which is known as ‘Hornby Vellard’.

The next move came in 1803 when the island of Mumbai was connected to Salsette by commissioning the construction of a causeway from Sion. A few years down the line, in 1838, the Colaba Island joined Mumbai. The next stroke came in 1845 when Mahim and Bandra became a part of Mumbai. This incurred a total expenditure of Rs 1, 57, 000. The amount was donated entirely by first Baronet Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy’s wife, Lady Avabai Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, as the government completely shirked the responsibility of laying these causeways.

This wave of reclamation and construction was continued even after India became free from the British rule. This led to the acreage of Nariman Point and Cuffe Parade. Eventually, the Honourable Supreme Court decided to step into the matter and curtail this wave of construction activity in order to protect the shoreline of Mumbai in 1970. The move was further bolstered in 1990 when the Court instructed the government to strictly abide by the guidelines for the Coastal Regulatory Zones.

Thus, it took a fairly long span of time to make Mumbai what it is today: an agglomeration of 7 islands, including Colaba, Mahim, Parel & Worli.

Today, the city thrives as the hub of tourism and is crowded by an array of popular hotels such as Kohinoor Continental Hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of Mumbai, the hotel flaunts a fine fusion of luxury, comfort and latest state-of-the-art amenities & is a great stop for all the modern travellers.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Lovely Luxury Hotels in Mumbai Create the Perfect Ambience for Guests

Indulge yourself with insouciance, surrender to the luxury of lavish pampering and ensconce yourself in posh luxury hotels in Mumbai with plush air-conditioned accommodation. Simultaneously enjoy the convenience of staying in an easily accessible hotel near Mumbai International airport.

When you check into such a classy hotel near Mumbai international airport, you are entering automatically a world of luxury! With gorgeous avant-garde luxury furniture in vibrant hues encapsulating glass, cane and leather combos very subtly, with lavishly spaced and centrally-air-conditioned rooms with sensuous room lighting control and loaded mini-bar, with pampering bathroom toiletries such as soap, shampoo, moisturizer, comb, bathrobe (on request) and hair dryer in every washroom, round the clock luxurious room service for you to savour gastronomic delights at leisure in the relative privacy of your room, a telephone and more, you are really cosseted!

However, the conveniences do not end there! They extend to a smart LCD television for your viewing pleasure, a sleek writing table/calendar, stationary and handy tea/coffee maker, digital safety vault for your valuables and complimentary newspaper, you are at par with the world all the time!

With plush and opulent Topaz and Sapphire suites and exclusive Premium, Business and Superior rooms to choose from, you have in the elegant suites the added luxuries of a lavish and luxurious furnished spacious living room complemented with an LCD TV, leisure couches in pleasing pastel shades and a side divan to accommodate more people effortlessly! The private bedroom embodies state-of-the-art amenities and the suite also encapsulates extra en-suite  In-house 24-hour, same day laundry, vital direct dial facility, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Facility, making living a pleasure in superb luxury hotels in Mumbai!