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Royal Opera House, India

From series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Year: 1911.

Royal Opera House in Mumbai is the oldest opera house in India. It has been built for 3 years and in 1911 the theatre was officially opened. Notwithstanding that, there were held decorating works for four years. Today this marvellous monument is seen as a complex with the nearby square.

The first years the theatre was used only for operas and it was available only for notable and wealthy people. In the 1930s it was on the brink of ruin, money that was taken from the operas, wasn’t enough for its keeping. The first cinemas in Mumbai side-track attention from the classical theatre. In 1935 the theatre was in tatters and not by choice but necessity was rebuilt in a cinema. Simultaneous with the films there were held fashion shows.

Notwithstanding all attempted measures to the increasing of the theatre profits, in the 1980s the theatre was on the verge of bankruptcy and was closed. The last fashion show was held there in 1993. The empty historical building has begun to ruin and in 2008 the Indian government decided to rebuild it. Today on the ground floor you can see a small shop with great Indian tea and some accessories stores. Next - Saint Andrews Cathedral


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'HDFC Bank ATM' located in 0.03 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Raj Travels' is located in 0.51 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Parking For My Car' in 0.23 km
Supermarket: 'Gurukripa Farsan store' in 0.34 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 0.41 km
Apotheek: 'Sukhsagar Chemists' in 0.03 km
Police station: 'Chowpatty Police station' in 0.14 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Sukhsagar Resturant' in 0.03 km
Railway station: 'Charni Road Railway Station' in 0.67 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport BOM - in 15 km
 »  Pune International Airport PNQ - in 123 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Royal Opera House

Hotel Royal Castle

Located in 0 km from Royal Opera House
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Rooms: 25
Rooms come with modern interiors and tiled flooring. Included in all rooms are a minibar and an attached bathroom with shower facilities. 24-hour … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Kemps Corner

Located in 1 km from Royal Opera House
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Rooms: 35
Air-conditioned rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Private bathrooms are equipped with hot-water showers. Hotel … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Marine Plaza

Located in 2 km from Royal Opera House
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Rooms: 68
Marine Plaza's air-conditioned rooms feature large windows, many with sea views. Each is equipped with an en suite bathroom. Rooms service is … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Victoria

Located in 3 km from Royal Opera House
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Rooms: 24
Rooms come with either a TV or a flat-screen TV. En suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower. A work desk and telephone are included. Hotel … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Chowpatty Beach
0 km - Chowpatty Beach
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
2 km - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
An adorable Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station has placed in Mumbai. Its beauty can't be compared with any station in the world. The building has the unforgettable balance. It has united neogothic and traditional Indian elements in its decoration. At …
Deccan Traps
95 km - Deccan Traps
Indian Deccan Plateau is nothing but a large igneous province. The thick part of the basalt plateau covers about 2 000 meters in average. The total area of ​​the trap is up to 500 000 square meters. The Deccan Traps were formed over 600 million years ago. The …
Harappa
330 km - Harappa
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The submerged ancient city, whose age, according to preliminary calculations, is 9,500 years, was found In India, in the Gulf of Cambay. Ruins of the ancient city were found at a depth of 35 meters; they were discovered relatively recently, in 2002. It’s important to …
Lonar
403 km - Lonar
In India there is the meteorite crater Lonar, in whose tower the beautiful salt lake has formed. This hotel is located close to the city of Aurangabada. From time immemorial, the locals connect many interesting legends and mythical stories with the majestic crater. As …
Mosque Taj-ul
674 km - Mosque Taj-ul
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Top destination around Royal Opera House - Bombay

The oldest district of the city is known as South Mumbai. It is home to the richest people of the country, so you can see their luxurious homes that are more like fairy-tale palaces. This area is considered the most popular among tourists because here you will find a big part of restaurants, bars, museums and galleries. South Central Mumbai district is considered the business center of the city. In this part of Mumbai you will see modern business centers, high-rise office buildings, but tourists may consider the local zoo as the most interesting place. The Western Suburbs district is the location of one of the most significant architectural attractions of Mumbai - the Christian Church, which was built several centuries ago. The lovers of beach rest will definitely like this place as they will find two spacious and well equipped beaches located just one near another. In Harbour Suburbs area you will find one of the most important scientific centers of the country - Mumbai Centre of Atomic Research. Of course, the center is closed for public, but even the appearance of the building is pretty solid and impressive. Northwest Mumbai quarter is the location of truly remarkable historic monuments; visit this part of the city to see the ruins of temples, which were built yet in the 1th-5th centuries.

The city offers numerous exciting excursions to its guests. You should definitely visit Elephanta Island, where you can walk through caves, which walls are decorated with ancient drawings. During the journey you will visit the area of Kala Ghoda, where are located several galleries and museums dedicated to works of art. Finally, diversify the tour program by visiting the market named Chor Bazaar. This is one of the largest markets of the country.
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