Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kanhoji Angre Light House Enters Among the Mumbai’s Tourist Sites

Mumbai is the Bollywood city of India and is most visited by tourists throughout the year. It is the home of many billionaires and also known as the financial capital of India. Its diversity and vibrancy illustrate the city’s uniqueness and displays true images. This city forms one of the most heavily populated regions in Asia, i.e. around 20 million people. People from different religious communities reside there.

Night View of Mumbai

Gateway of India

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

Being a biggest metropolitan city in India, several travel destinations of tourist interest are there like the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Juhu beach, Marine drive, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Fashion street, Film City, Chowpatty, Victoria Garden, Hanging garden, Essel World, Great Escape, Nishiland water park, Iscon temple, Haji Ali’s mosque, Siddhi Vinayak temple, Santa Cruz, etc. Nightlife is also very active in Mumbai. Several pubs, discos and casinos are there that offers a vibrant nightlife. Due to all this, globe trotters move to this place to get fun and amusement over there.

Elephanta Caves

Another feature that adds up to the Mumbai is the Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse. It is located on Kanhoji Angre Island which is situated opposite the Thal fishing port near Alibaug. It becomes a new attraction for tourist. It was formally announced by the Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi with the Minister of State for Shipping Milind Deora. Both the ministers announced a plan to develop around 15 lighthouses across the country as a place of tourist interest.

Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse, Mumbai

In the first phase of the plan, the Kanhoji Angre lighthouse near Mumbai, one located at Dolphin Nose Point in Visakhapatnam and the other one is located at the Mamallapuram near Chennai have been built as  a pilot project to attract the tourist in a large number. Of all the lighthouses, this is the only lighthouse that is located in the middle of the sea. 

Back side of Kanhoji Angre lighthouse

Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse includes viewing gallery, conservation of fort wall, tent style accommodation, construction of jetty and passenger terminal and electrification through solar power system. The need of making the lighthouse is to create new destination in an eco-friendly manner. A fort is also located there which was built by the Portuguese but later occupied by the Marathas.

Light House

Thus, the lighthouse seems to be a great tourist attraction in near future. In the next phases of the project, many other lighthouses will be built like the Mumbai, Chennai and Visakhapatnam lighthouses and creates a hub of it that covers the all heritage sites of India to preserve the interest of people in heritage sites.

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  1. Again a view great pictures..... thanks for sharing this with us.

    greetings, Joop

  2. Thank you for the interesting information and beautiful photos.
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  3. The photos are beautiful!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  4. A nice-looking city
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. Hi! Nice shots about Mumbai. I like the night view photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hello!
    I want to thank you because of you recognize that wonderful place.
    I am very happy that I admire your great photos.
    I send greetings from distant Polish.

  7. Beautiful photos.

    abcw team

  8. Beautiful structures - twenty million people in the city just staggers my imagination...

  9. Fantastic photos. I especially like the night lights.

  10. Wow it is so amazing. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday

  11. Beautiful shots. I enjoyed this sequence very much.

  12. Thanks so much all my friends! I glad that you visiting here and leave lovely comments..Hope keep visiting...

  13. I was not aware of this light house! I think Mumbai has many things to surprise and it will continue to do so...

  14. WoW a beautiful city!! I love that lighthouse, such charm!!

  15. A lovely set of photos.

  16. Interesting and great photos! A wonderful place!

  17. beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

  18. To jest piękne i olbrzymie miasto. Jest wiele wspaniałch budowli. Ja bym z pewnością chciała też zobaczyć Wiszące ogrody. Dziękuję, że pokazałeś to wspaniałe miasto i odwiedziłeś mnie. Było to miłe. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
    It is beautiful and huge city. There are many wonderful buildings. I would certainly want to also see the Hanging Gardens. Thank you showed is a great city and you visited me. It was nice. Feel free to visit me again. Yours sincerely.

    1. Thanks so much Giga! I glad you stopping at my blog and appreciated for your comment. but In my next update of Mumbai city you can enjoyed the Hanging garden. Hope Keep visiting my blog and sharing your views.

  19. Mumbai looks fascinating ET.. I would love to visit the Elephanta Caves. Are the lighthouses functional or only as a tourist attraction.

  20. This post comes on a great time, I'm currently in India and was looking for some new spots to visit next weekend. The lighthouse looks like a great idea and I also never went to the hanging gardens yet.

  21. It is something special about lighthouses, I love it. And great pictures from the big city

  22. Breathtaking! What an incredible place. The magic in the name is a whisper of the reality!