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Nariman Point

Location: On Southern tip of Marine Drive in South Mumbai
Specialty: Home to India's premier business houses
Nearby Attractions: Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Churchgate
Best Time to Visit: October to March


Nariman Point is Mumbai's major business district. It is named after Khusheed Framji Nariman, a visionary Parsi, who proposed to reclaim the land from the sea in the year 1940. The region was developed with steely architectural guts filling in the shallows of the Arabian Sea. Dumping the debris in the shallows a solid platform was built with reinforced cement and imported steel, setting up of what exists today in the form of Nariman Point.

Nariman Point today is a bustling commercial hub with the offices of almost all corporate and industrial houses. The place is dotted with several high-rise building that replicate the stunning aura of Manhattan look in India. You can find all the airline offices, most of the consulates and high commission of various countries here. Nariman Point also is home to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Vidhan sabha.

How to Reach Nariman Point
Reaching Nariman Point is easy. As Mumbai's major commercial hub it is easily accessible from any part of the city by auto, taxi, buses or locals.

By Air
The nearest airports are Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic Airport, which are well connected by all the major cities of the world and India.

By Rail/Train
The closet railway terminals are the Mumbai Central and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. For intra city travel, there is an extensive network of locals to carry you through the city.

By Road
The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) operates various bus services linking the city to a number of tourist destinations. Local taxis and auto rickshaws are easily available for intra-city travel.