Question: Which beautiful and imposing mosque is located in the middle of the sea?
Correct Answer The Haji Ali Dargah can only be reached during low tide as it is situated about 500 yards into the sea. The mosque is built over the tomb of Saint Haji Ali. According to legend, he died on a pilgrimage to Mecca and his casket reached Bombay. It contained a note that said it should be buried wherever it landed. During high tide, the causeway leading to the Mosque is submerged and the Mosque appears to float on the sea.
Question: Which caves dating back to 600 A.D. are located on Gharapuri Island in Mumbaiís harbour?
Correct Answer The Elephanta Caves are hewn out of solid rock and filled with stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Gharapuri Island can be reached by boat from the Gateway of India. The stone elephant after which these caves have been named has been shifted to the Bhau Dali Ladd Museum (formerly known as Victoria and Albert Museum) located next to Jijamata Udyan.
Question: Which museum was designed by George Witter, was formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum?
Correct Answer The foundation for this museum was laid by the Prince of Wales in 1905 and the building was completed in 1914. It also served as a Military Hospital for a short while during the First World War. The museum has an impressive collection of Indus Valley artifacts dating back to 2000 B.C. and Tibetan and Nepali art. It was recently renamed in honour of the Maratha Warrior.
Question: Which historical monument was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay?
Correct Answer The Gateway of India was designed by the British architect George Wittet and was opened to the general public in 1924. When colonial rule in India ended, the last of the British ships left for England from here.