Museums and Galleries
The Kala Ghoda area in South Mumbai teems with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum), and the National Gallery of Modern Art.
It is also worth planning a visit to Jehangir Art Gallery, featuring changing exhibits by notable artists. The plaza next to Jehangir Art Gallery regularly exhibits works by various artists.
Situated at Nehru Complex in Worli is Nehru Centre Art Gallery, a gallery dedicated to showcasing the work of young and promising talents alongside with established artists.
Prince of Wales Museum
The Prince of Wales Museum was also built to venerate King George’s visit. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, it was successfully completed in 1923.
The museum houses valuable collections of paintings, archaeology and natural history. The collection includes local sculptures from Elephanta, Parel and Jogeshwari as well as 11th and 12th century sculptures from Karnataka and Gujarat.
Temples, mosques, churches, Parsi agiaries, and synagogues reflect the diverse beliefs of Mumbai locals. While these are naturally of interest if you are a believer, some, like the Portuguese church at Dadar, are worth visiting just for the unique architecture.
One notable monument in the northwest suburbs of Mumbai is the Global Vipassana Pagoda (Global Pagoda). It is a meditation centre that seats 8,000 people.