Mumbai, a cosmopolitan city which buzzes with its busy lives is well known for its beauteous monuments and modern architectures. Crowds of visitors throng to this economical capital of India to capture the picture-perfect vistas of Victorian architectures and Art Deco. The government of India is trying very hard to put Indian monuments in World's UNESCO Heritage List. Merrily, during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO at Manama in Bahrain, “Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai” are included in the world's heritage list. But, let's have a brief idea about what made Mumbai grab the attention of UNESCO.
After Ahmadabad, Mumbai is the only Indian city which is added to the world's heritage list. The ensemble of Mumbai architectures that includes 19th-century Victorian monuments and 20th century Art Deco buildings are sprawled along the sea. This UNESCO listed ensemble consists of 94 buildings and famous Victorian Gothic revival and Oval Maidan, Art Deco styled architecture. Most of these buildings which are still used for a public purpose grabbed eyes of UNESCO. It is a great thing as UNESCO tagged live monuments other than remnants.
Below are the few public buildings which are on the list. Take a look!
Old Secretariat (1857-74)
University Library and Convention Hall (1874-78)
The Bombay High Court (1878)
The Public Works Department Office (1872)
Watson’s Hotel (1869)
David Sasoon Library (1870)
The Elphinstone College(1888)
This is really a great achievement as it helps to enhance the tourism and economy of Mumbai.